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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Astha Saxena


Anaj Mandi fire: With bodies piling up, mortuary saw 17 autopsies in a single day
Wed, Dec 11, 2019

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.

Anaj Mandi fire: Among dead, a son who sent money home, another who ran away in anger
Tue, Dec 10, 2019

“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.

‘I am going to die… there is no escape’: Final, desperate calls as Delhi factory caught fire
Mon, Dec 09, 2019

“Bhaiya khatam hone wala hoon aaj main. Time kam bacha hai, bhaagne ka rasta nahin hai (Brother, I am going to die today. There is little time and no way to escape)..."

Anaj Mandi fire: Delhi tragedy plays out in homes thousands of kms away; Most lived alone, away from families
Mon, Dec 09, 2019

As the death toll mounted, relatives rushed from Bihar, Jharkhand and UP. But with a dozen bodies still unidentified, the day ended with uncertainty, anxiety

Day after she was set ablaze, Unnao rape victim dies
Sat, Dec 07, 2019

The woman, who died at 11.40 pm following cardiac arrest, had suffered more than 90 per cent burns, most of which were facial and inhalation injuries.

No equipment for OTs yet: Lok Nayak hospital to govt
Fri, Dec 06, 2019

Shortage of OT essentials such as laparoscopic sets, OT tables, patient transfer trolleys, post-operative ICU beds, OT ceiling lights and C-arm were red-flagged by the department last month.

‘Security breach’ at Priyanka’s house: Quick entry ‘shocks’ Meerut family
Wed, Dec 04, 2019

Sharda Tyagi (75), a former MLA from Kharkhoda area of Meerut, was in Delhi for the treatment of her daughter who has been diagnosed with a tumour in the intestines.

Arogya kosh scheme: Delhi govt opens purse strings to get private hospitals on board
Tue, Dec 03, 2019

“The scheme is already implemented in some private hospitals and the government has entered into an agreement with around 40 of them,” Health Minister Jain told The Indian Express.

‘High levels of obesity among medical students’
Sun, Dec 01, 2019

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.

Delhi govt forms panel that will clear all research on disability
Sat, Nov 30, 2019

“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.

Delhi: For victims of violence, centre that promises all help under one roof
Thu, Nov 28, 2019

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.

Delhi govt starts campaign to encourage family planning
Wed, Nov 27, 2019

In 2018, around 500 men were sterilised while around 17,000 women opted for a tubectomy in the capital.

Delhi: Doctors remove ‘largest kidney’ in India from 56-year-old man
Wed, Nov 27, 2019

The patient was suffering from Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD), which causes renal failure and requires renal replacement therapy in the form of dialysis and renal transplant.

Helpline comes to patients’ aid at Delhi govt hospitals
Mon, Nov 25, 2019

The helpline is meant for patients and their relatives/attendants at government hospitals to report any kind of lapse in policies of providing free medicines, tests, and surgeries.

AIIMS to review tuition fee, patient user charges at its six institutes
Sat, Nov 23, 2019

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.

Long drive in tight denim lands man in hospital emergency
Fri, Nov 22, 2019

Saurabh Sharma suffered a pulmonary embolism — a blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries in the lungs. Doctors said it was caused by a non-stop eight-hour drive wearing tight-fitting denims.

Delhi government hopes to give new lease of life to city’s mortuaries
Wed, Nov 20, 2019

As a pilot project, the state health department will move a proposal to start computerised post-mortem reports.

Sex selection racket: Clinic reopened for investigation
Wed, Nov 20, 2019

The clinic was sealed last month after a central investigation team raided it.

Delhi: 100 new mohalla clinics by month-end
Tue, Nov 19, 2019

“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.

Delhi: At AIIMS, scan QR code to pledge your organs
Sat, Nov 16, 2019

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.