Pritha Chatterjee

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Delhi wastelands: 50 feet tall and growing, Ghazipur yard operates well beyond deadline
Sun, Feb 07, 2016

Residents of colonies such as Anand Vihar and Kaushambi that are near the landfill have petitioned the NGT on the emissions, groundwater contamination and stench from the landfill.

Hoping against hope
Sun, Feb 07, 2016

Three families experiment with clinical trials that could change the way they live — and the way they die.

Maneka’s suggestion to record gender of foetus and monitor births: Is it really feasible?
Wed, Feb 03, 2016

Gynecologists The Indian Express spoke to said that seeing how over-crowded government hospital OPDs already were, this “idea”, seemed like a Utopian concept.

Death of Ryan student: Post-mortem report awaited
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

He drowned, suggest preliminary findings

Hardlook Yamuna pollution: Woe Ammonia
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

High levels of ammonia in raw water supply from Yamuna forced DJB to close operations at two water treatment plants. Here is what is worrisome.

Hardlook Yamuna pollution: Woe Ammonia
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

Worried, Delhi wants Haryana to crack down on effluents

Delhi considers policy on patient referrals after doctors allege ‘overcrowding’
Wed, Jan 27, 2016

In the second hospital, doctors from both surgery and gynaecology pointed out that most of the referred cases can easily be managed by these hospitals.

Zika virus: Here’s everything you need to know
Wed, Jan 27, 2016

A 1952-53 study in six states showed the presence of antibodies to Zika virus. Experts say that could be because of exposure to similar viruses

App to monitor daily work by govt doctors, health workers
Sun, Jan 24, 2016

The notice on the system was circulated to heads of all institutions.

Initiative during odd-even run: Lung function tests throw up 34 per cent impairment rate
Tue, Jan 19, 2016

Of the 3,019 people tested, 1,037 were found to have restrictive or obstructive lung function ailments, said Dr Suneela Garg, professor of community medicine in Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC)

Odd-even scheme in Delhi: None agree how to measure air quality
Mon, Jan 18, 2016

There is a lot of disagreement between different agencies on the method of data assessment.

Another 15-day figure for the capital: En route to hospital, 5 babies delivered inside CATS ambulances on Delhi roads
Sun, Jan 17, 2016

Last year, the Delhi government had inked three public-private-partnership (PPP) deals to modernise its emergency services, purchase and upgrade its ambulances, and modernise and maintain its control room.

Delhi odd-even policy: The odds are in your favour
Sun, Jan 17, 2016

The odd-even scheme is acting as a great leveller of Delhi’s class conscious citizenry, spurring metro rides and carpools

Sunanda Pushkar may have died of Alprax overdose, FBI reports; Bassi says death not natural
Sat, Jan 16, 2016

Sunanda Pushkar death: "Have been told that Medical Board's advice in late Sunanda's case has been received," Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said in a tweet.

Jury out after 15 days, one emerging strand: Pollution levels dipped slightly in second half
Sat, Jan 16, 2016

The Indian Express analysed peak values of four categories of pollutants associated with vehicular pollution — PM 10, PM 2.5, Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and Carbon Monoxide (CO).

170 DPCC mobile vans: Since January 1, monitoring shows high levels of CO, NO2
Wed, Jan 13, 2016

Both gaseous pollutants are associated with combustion, particularly from vehicles

Shortage of doctors in teaching posts: Citing UPSC delays, Delhi govt advises deans to use senior residents
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

The order sent to the hospitals on December 30 by the Delhi health department has attributed the decision to delays in recruitment by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC).

Hardlook: Drop in PM 2.5 average levels since Jan 5, but peak levels unchanged
Mon, Jan 11, 2016

This comes after an initial spike in PM levels was witnessed during the first few days of the scheme.

In Gokulpuri, women take the first step towards breathing free
Fri, Jan 08, 2016

The two women, residents of A and D block respectively, were there to undergo lung function tests. Since the tests were started last week, the centre has recorded the highest number of patients with impaired lung function.

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed: Sepsis led to heart attack
Fri, Jan 08, 2016

He had developed sepsis from the infection, suffered a cardiac arrest around 8 am Thursday, and died of multiple organ failure at 9:10, doctors said.

PM 10 levels higher in east of Delhi, smaller particulates more in south
Thu, Jan 07, 2016

The government is yet to share data on PM 1, the ultra fine particles of size less than 1 micron, which is being collected for the first time in Delhi.

Odd-even policy: Out of 268 patients tested on Tuesday, close to 40 per cent show poor lung function
Wed, Jan 06, 2016

While most of the people taking the test are shoppers or office-goers in the area, many such as Kumar are taking the effort to come after reading about the free test in the newspaper.

Vehicle exhaust, dust, what fouls the air the most? Studies disagree
Wed, Jan 06, 2016

As Delhi experiments with the ‘odd-even’ formula, Indian Express summarises the findings of a range of source apportionment studies on air pollution in the Capital over the last several years.

What does PM 1 mean?
Tue, Jan 05, 2016

The superfine polluting particles that India has begun to measure for the first time during odd-even policy.

Odd-even policy: Impact positive in places but results vary
Sun, Jan 03, 2016

Mixed messages from pollution data. Anumita Roychowdhury, head of CSE’s air pollution programme, said it was too early to celebrate, though there were “positive indications”.

210 locations in 15 days: Air quality monitoring van hits the streets
Sun, Jan 03, 2016

This is Delhi’s first mobile air quality monitoring system which began doing the rounds of the capital for the first time Friday morning.

Made a difference to air quality? Too early to tell but first hopeful signs
Sat, Jan 02, 2016

A study of data recorded today showed that beginning 8 am, when the odd-even came into effect, PM 2.5 levels began to go down through the morning until 2 pm, a total fall of 10 per cent over the previous day’s level.

The fight against dengue and first steps towards mohalla clinics
Fri, Jan 01, 2016

With over 15,000 dengue cases this year, the capital suffered the worst outbreak of the viral disease in recent years.

Mobile units to check how policy affects pollution
Wed, Dec 30, 2015

An elaborate analysis of the impact on air quality would also help officials plan future policy measures like exemptions.

Clean air: Where? Not in Delhi – Courts try to help Delhi breathe easier
Tue, Dec 29, 2015

The Delhi government told the courts that in July only 41 of 759 trucks which entered Delhi had flouted pollution norms.

2015: Delhi’s tryst with Dengue- and why it was so bad
Mon, Dec 28, 2015

Year 2015 also saw a high mortality rate for dengue with 38 deaths compared to only eight deaths in 2010. In 1996, 423 deaths from dengue were recorded.

Hardlook: Shelters full, hundreds make do in the open around AIIMS
Mon, Dec 28, 2015

This year, a 100-bed shelter was started near the forensic medicine department. But with the volume of patients burgeoning every year, all these shelters come with a caveat: first come, first served.

Delhi govt looks at measures to decongest hospitals
Mon, Dec 28, 2015

According to sources, medico-legal case forms may soon be filled outside emergencies, near police posts, or designated areas in hospitals.

In fact: New pollution-health study covers new ground but not enough
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

The new study, funded by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and led by AIIMS, will include prominent disease areas, respiratory and cardiovascular, associated with air pollution in Delhi.

Information on Delhi’s spiking pollution levels ‘irregular’
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

Though AQI for Civil Lines and IGI Airport were in the ‘moderate’ range, the information was based on data from 2 pm and 12 noon on July 10, according to the CPCB website.

Dec 16 gangrape: Off camera, how they got House to hear Jyoti parents’ anguish
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

Away from TV cameras, a group of men and women worked to amplify a family’s anguish so that it could be heard loud and clear and prod the dissenters into changing their stand and voting for the Bill.