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30% heart failure patients die in hospital, finds AIIMS study
Tue, Jun 30, 2015

The number of patients who die of heart failure at AIIMS is 30.8 per cent compared to 4-7 per cent in the US and Europe, the study says.

Doctors lock themselves up as patients go on rampage
Sun, Jun 28, 2015

Incident took place at Acharya Shri Bhikshu hospital hours after health minister’s assurance on better security, home guards.

International Yoga Day: On day of calm, some left angry at Rajpath’s shut gate
Mon, Jun 22, 2015

With more and more people being turned away, sloganeering was started against the Delhi Police.

International Yoga Day: From BSF constable to Telangana beautician, thousands look to set world record
Sun, Jun 21, 2015

Four people among the many that are trying to write India into the Guinness Book of World Records.

AIIMS report: ‘Lab tests often fail to find poison in viscera samples’
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

“Generally, the viscera reports were found positive only for ethyl alcohol, methyl alcohol, phosphides, zinc phosphide and aluminium phosphide,” the authors observed.

Strike by contract health workers hits immunisation programme
Thu, Jun 18, 2015

Sources said at least 2,000 of them were still on strike, though some had resumed work.

India’s food safety panel chief wants sweeping reforms
Wed, Jun 17, 2015

Dr Prakash’s call for an overhaul comes after the FSSAI sought the recall of Nestle’s Maggi Noodles in the country following lab tests that showed unsafe levels of lead in some samples.

Voice from Within: Did not test food items, could not use equipment, says former central lab head Satya Prakash
Wed, Jun 17, 2015

In letters to Centre, former director of Kolkata CFL highlights lack of standards, facilities, expertise and experiments in laboratories.

Delhi’s govt food safety lab: no staff, no tech, no accreditation
Fri, Jun 12, 2015

The Delhi tests did lead to a govt ban on the Nestle product, but it also exposed how the state of around 18 million people was woefully ill-equipped to manage a food safety crisis.

What does the Indian cricket team drink? Don’t tell regulator
Thu, Jun 11, 2015

Mismatch between regulator and supplier: top brands not on govt radar.

Starbucks, Kellogg’s, Venky’s products on FSSAI blacklist
Tue, Jun 16, 2015

Food regulator gave state officials list of around 500 products that failed to get approvals, many of which were found to contain high levels heavy metals, caffeine and iron fillings, said sources.

Delhi government allows finger test for examining sexual assault victims
Mon, Jun 08, 2015

Committee says the test is not used to judge if ‘a woman is habituated to sexual intercourse’

FSSAI orders Nestle to take all 9 Maggi Noodle variants off the shelves
Sat, Jun 06, 2015

Maggi Noodles has been banned in several states including Kerala, UP, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh

Delhi Food Commissioner: 12 of 13 Maggi samples had too much lead, MSG
Wed, Jun 03, 2015

In five samples, Delhi government officials said “misbranding” was identified in the samples.

Explained: The controversy surrounding Maggi Noodles
Fri, Jun 05, 2015

Has Maggi broken food laws? Is it harmful for you? Indian Express explains the controversy over India’s favourite instant noodles.

Delhi: Plan to rope in private clinics for 24-hour primary care
Tue, Jun 02, 2015

The government has issued an advertisement inviting expression of interests from charitable health institutes.

Delhi: Guru Nanak Eye Hospital turns away HIV+ patient
Sun, May 31, 2015

Refers him to private hospital under EWS quota, agrees to perform surgery only after the High Court intervenes.

Sunday Story: Tracing Aruna Shanbaug’s ‘rapist’
Sun, May 31, 2015

Every time Aruna Shanbaug’s case made news, the world looked for her ‘rapist’.

Aruna Shanbaug’s assailant is alive; tired of memories, I want to die, he says
Sun, May 31, 2015

A sweeper at the hospital, he brutally assaulted “didiji” Aruna Shanbaug, a nurse who remained in a vegetative state for 42 years, triggering a debate on euthanasia before her death.

Explained: Toxin overload, how heat kills?
Fri, May 29, 2015

Clinically, a heat stroke occurs only after body temperature crosses 104 degrees F, when excessive metabolism leads to a sharp fall in blood pressure and oxygen levels, a condition called hypoxia.

Beware! Toxic ozone gas at double the safe limit in some part of Delhi
Mon, Jun 01, 2015

Environmental scientists say ozone, which is a particularly critical pollutant, has emerged as a concern in Delhi in the last few years.

Tracking system in medical colleges for ‘ghost’ faculty
Thu, May 21, 2015

There have been so many complaints from students about many private colleges not having any real faculty in critical subjects.

Bio-waste plant’s contract expires today, govt scrambles for alternative
Tue, May 19, 2015

The Delhi High Court first ordered the closure of the plant over possible health hazards and pollution concerns over two years ago.

Kidneys damaged, woman runs from pillar to post
Mon, May 18, 2015

Both her kidneys have long stopped working. But she is still struggling to get a dialysis session.

Death By Breath Challenges: Bharat-III vehicles likely to be phased out by next year
Wed, May 13, 2015

Manufacturers should strengthen their research and development activities to produce vehicles that are cleaner and more fuel efficient.

Delhi pollution: Protective eyewear for Delhi traffic police soon
Tue, May 12, 2015

Delhi traffic police has sent a requirement of around 2,000 such glasses in their first batch, tenders for which will be floated soon, a top official said.

Delhi Master Plan: Clinics, labs in residential areas face closure
Sun, May 10, 2015

MCD, anti-pollution agency begin drive to shut medical facilities but no one knows how many there are, and where.

Pile-up fears for hospital waste as plant licence set to expire
Thu, May 07, 2015

Licence of capital’s oldest treatment plant, which caters to about 1,600 hospitals, expires on May 18.

How plan to stop Delhi’s guzzler trucks remains a plan
Fri, May 01, 2015

As 80,000 trucks enter every night, minister claims he will revive plan to install weighing system.

Family, friends mourn death of mountaineer on Everest
Tue, Apr 28, 2015

Late Monday afternoon, after reports of someone with the same second name being rescued emerged, her family in India started posting frantic messages, hoping for a miracle.

‘We were earlier taught to plan for war, now we’re taught to fight nature’
Mon, Apr 27, 2015

Two major tremors — one on Saturday and again on Sunday — had shaken the capital.

Death By Breath Challenges: Age of trucks for ban tricky issue at govt’s NGT meet
Wed, Apr 22, 2015

Officials say checks pose a challenge as old trucks found to be not always dirty and new ones not always clean.

For trial check under minister gaze, officials ‘arrange’ trucks
Wed, Apr 22, 2015

The trial run also saw a representative from the Delhi Pollution Control Committee arriving around 1.30 pm.

He is gay, she was in love. He couldn’t change, she couldn’t live
Tue, Apr 21, 2015

A court sent the husband, also a doctor at AIIMS and described in his wife’s suicide note as a “homosexual”, to 14 days in custody.

Death by Breath: On Delhi’s edge, a township of 25,000 more toxic than Delhi
Mon, Apr 20, 2015

The Kaushambi story: Industrial areas, bus depots and garbage landfill

Six people to check 16 trucks per minute, NGT must look at own monitors’ reports
Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Apart from the trucks, the report highlighted the lack of any monitoring of buses run by state governments — the drivers were “shocked” at the checks.