Astha Saxena

Articles By Astha Saxena

Sharmistha resigns as Delhi Congress media head, says dual posts too much for her

The resignation of Mukherjee, who also heads the Delhi Mahila Congress, came hours after the party leadership announced the names of people who will head various committees that will actively monitor areas during the Lok Sabha polls. Her name was not on the list.

Karol Bagh fire: An unrecognisable body, a family that wants DNA test done

Outside, the family of hotel supervisor Lal Chand, the only person missing since the fire, insists on a DNA test of the remains to ascertain the body is indeed his.

Karol Bagh hotel fire: Families seek closure — but first, accountability

As a police officer sat with him to complete documentation, Rajkumar looked lost as he tried to recollect memories of his younger brother.

Karol Bagh blaze: Wedding guests, tourists and IRS officer among dead

By evening, 12 people had been identified, and the mortuaries at the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital, Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) and BLK Hospital reverberated with loss, disbelief and anger.

Karol Bagh hotel fire — Narrow escape: Those who lived recount ‘most difficult minutes’

Also among the survivors was a four-year-old girl from Nepal, Saumya Shreshtha, who was taken to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital because she couldn’t breathe.

Karol Bagh fire: Men and women who didn’t make it

Two doctors, three Myanmar nationals, three of a wedding party — hotel was home for a night to many

Complex procedure saves unborn child of swine flu patient in Delhi

According to doctors, the case was extremely complex as the baby could not be delivered prematurely, but had to be protected from the virus while in the womb.

Delhi State Cancer Institute under scanner

In 2017, the CVC asked the Delhi government to independently probe the complaint. In January, the Department of Vigilance ordered action by fixing responsibilities of erring officials.

Direct link between tobacco use and oral lesions, finds study

Of the 2,000 residents, researchers were able to trace 265 individuals after 16 years and found that 34% of them had either decreased the use or had quit tobacco.

In a first, 19-year-old will live at home with portable ventilator

After undergoing informal training for a month on how to use the device, the Sharma family got to take their son back home.

Hardlook: Crisis H1N1, outbreak of Swine Flu

A sharp spike in swine flu cases has caught Delhi’s hospitals by surprise, with isolation wards running full and doctors advising abundant caution. Astha Saxena looks at how the healthcare setup is dealing with the crisis.

Delhi: To free up docs, 16 govt hospitals to get managers

Others such as Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital and GB Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research will be allotted eight managers each. 

Delhi: Three-year-old with rare disorder poses dilemma for hospital

Diagnosed with Leigh syndrome, Farhan has been kept on manual ventilation due to unavailability of a free ventilator in the paediatrics ward at the hospital.

Swine flu sees uptick with 532 cases, 11 deaths, some worry in Delhi schools

A total of 11 suspected deaths have been reported from the hospitals in Delhi — with eight patients from the capital and three from other states.

AIIMS Delhi faculty form seeks caste and religion data of senior doctors

Not justified, says Director; faculty cell claims query ‘added by mistake’.

Delhi: Lack of consent puts measles-rubella vaccination campaign in limbo

The High Court on January 22 had made it clear to the Delhi government that the risks of administering measles and rubella vaccine have to be indicated in its advertisements if the drive has to be carried out in schools.

Won’t approach Delhi for Ayushman Bharat anymore: National health body

The name of the ambitious health scheme has been a bone of contention between the AAP government and the NHA. The AAP government had asked the NHA to rename the scheme to Mukhya Mantri Aam Aadmi Swasthya Bima Yojana — Ayushman Bharat in Delhi.

Delhi: Action against govt hospitals for flouting minimum wage norms

The move comes after the institutions were found flouting guidelines by not paying the due minimum wages to their contractual employees.

Women who eat meat less prone to disease: study

Results show that women from Kashmir who consumed up to five non-vegetarian meals a week were found to be at a lesser risk of these diseases irrespective of whether they were suffering from PCOS or were healthy, in comparison to women in Delhi who followed a vegetarian diet.

Till Jan 13, over 160 swine flu cases reported in Delhi

The most common strain, H1N1 — which was first reported in 2009 — is expected to be the strain this year as well. Initially recorded in 2009 in Mexico, the disease was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2010.