By Tuesday evening, three faculty members, eight resident doctors, two technicians, two attendants and two sanitation workers had witnessed the post-mortem of 31 of the 34 bodies brought to the hospital’s mortuary.
“My 19-year-old brother-in-law worked at the factory and his father called to say he had received news his son was dead. I was clueless about where to go, and by the time I realised his body was at Lok Nayak Hospital, it was already night,” said Haq.
The study, published in the International Journal of Healthcare Education & Medical Informatics, was done among 101 third-year medical students to assess their knowledge and practice of physical activities, using a predesigned standard questionnaire.
“There were seven categories of disabilities under the Act earlier, but the new Act has extended the number to 21. This committee will monitor all kinds of research being conducted on disabled persons,” Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajender Pal Gautam said.
Funded by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development under the initiative Sakhi, the centre will provide both emergency and non-emergency services — medical, legal, psychological, counselling and temporary shelter — to women so they don’t have to run pillar to post for help.
The Central Institute Body (CIB) of the six AIIMS, in an order, has suggested a review of the tuition fee and user charges and asked all HoDs and chiefs of the centres to submit the details by November 25.
“Of these 100 new clinics, some are on sites provided by land-owning agencies while others will be set up on rented accommodations... The rent agreements are being finalised,” said a senior health official.
According to AIIMS data, in India, around 1.5-2 lakh patients require kidney transplant annually, but only 7,500-8,000 receive it. Around 75,000-80,000 patients require liver transplants annually but only around 1,800 such surgeries are performed.