Astha Saxena

Articles By Astha Saxena

Delhi: Heartburn over order for Lok Nayak doctors

Doctors working in the hospital have raised questions over the decision to allow a certain section of the hospital to work autonomously.

Delhi: 85% posts for anti-malaria staff lying vacant at MCDs

The role of anti-malaria officers is to manage field work, ranging from organising awareness programmes to monitoring vector-control activities. The capital has recorded 111 cases of malaria and 57 dengue cases so far this year.

Lesson learnt: Fire tenders at AIIMS, new safety protocol

On Saturday, the fire broke out near the emergency ward at the country’s top medical institute, leaving four floors of the teaching block partially damaged.

Arun Jaitley on life support, top leaders visit AIIMS

Several leaders, including Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal visited the cardio-neuro centre at AIIMS on Saturday to enquire about Jaitley’s health.

AIIMS Fire: Amid chaos, doctors help 30-yr-old deliver a healthy baby girl

According to doctors, the mother was then moved to the operation theatre at Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences of the institute.

AIIMS Fire: Those in emergency ward asked to move to Safdarjung — but many wait

According to patients waiting outside, the line for the emergency section kept moving forward even after the smell of smoke began entering it around 4 pm.

AIIMS Fire: Doctors fear their research may be lost

AIIMS faculty members said they are hopeful their research work and other important documents are not lost in the incident.

From making a Naya Bharat formation to mobbing Modi, children’s day out at Red Fort

Students from around 41 government schools and MCD schools, wearing matching caps and carrying raincoats, thronged the Red Fort to listen to the Prime Minister's address.

Explained: What is a notifiable disease?

A notifiable disease is any disease that is required by law to be reported to government authorities. The collation of information allows the authorities to monitor the disease, and provides early warning of possible outbreaks.

Delhi: South body to make malaria a notifiable disease by next week

The capital has witnessed a total of 108 cases of malaria till August 10 this year, a report by the civic body said.

In Delhi, rent space for mohalla clinics: Over 650 apply

The applications are part of an AAP government initiative wherein Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal requested the general public to provide rented accommodation for setting up mohalla clinics.

Next month, AIIMS to shift its OPD to Masjid Moth facility

At present, the average number of patients visiting the OPD each day is 9,300. This is expected to increase to 10,000 with the inauguration of the new block.

NMC Bill has advantages but why hurry, ask experts

The Bill proposes a common final-year MBBS examination, National Exit Test (NEXT), for admission to post-graduate medical courses and for obtaining a licence to practise medicine.

In Delhi, 20,000 resident doctors skip work and hit streets, patients bear brunt

Medical practitioners were protesting against the National Medical Commission (NMC) bill passed in the Rajya Sabha with some amendments Thursday.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee name will now be part of institute attached to RML Hospital

The newly renamed medical institute will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 16, the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

As doctors in Delhi oppose NMC bill, hospital services could be hit

The bill proposes a common final-year MBBS examination, to be known as the National Exit Test (NEXT), for admission to postgraduate medical courses and for obtaining a licence to practise medicine.

Arvind Kejriwal: Will cancel licences if private hospitals deny free treatment to accident, burn victims

A meeting was called Tuesday morning, wherein Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met representatives of over 150 private hospitals with more than 30 beds operating in the city.

Rotavirus vaccine comes to Delhi, will be free for kids

The immunisation programme will start from August 7 across the city with vaccines being available at all government hospitals and dispensaries.

In Mehrauli From Aug 30 To Sept 1: Folk music to sweets, monsoon festival a throwback to Mughal times

Mehrauli is one of the seven ancient cities that make up the present state of Delhi. Derived from the Sanskrit word Mihira-awali, it signifies the township where well-known astronomer Varahamihira of Vikramaditya’s court lived.

Delhi: Dispensaries may give way to mohalla clinics

According to officials, even the sites identified for the construction of dispensaries will now first have a mohalla clinic set up there. A total of 48 such sites have been identified by the health department, said officials.