Astha Saxena

Articles By Astha Saxena

Jharkhand to J&K, Delhi mohalla clinics become a model

Inspired by the ambitious health scheme launched by the Aam Aadmi Party government, the Jharkhand government has announced that it will set up such clinics in urban slums. Sticking to the ‘mohalla clinic’ name, state authorities said they will provide free treatment and diagnostic services at the centres.

MBBS students wary of counselling centre at Safdarjung, finds study

The study, by the department of community medicine, was conducted among 400 medical students across all semesters to understand the need, awareness and utilisation of the Counselling and Wellness Centre.

Study to identify dengue hotspots across country

Ahead of the monsoon season, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has asked all central government-run hospitals to set up a dengue corner, a facility dedicated to providing assistance to patients diagnosed with the vector-borne disease.

Hapur gangrape: FIR lodged after woman sets self on fire, cops say no proof to make arrests

In the FIR, the woman narrated multiple incidents of alleged rape by various residents of a village between 2016 and 2018. She claimed she was married off at the age of 14, and later divorced the man after bearing a child.

Delhi: In a first, differently abled manage polling booth in city

In a first-of-its-kind initiative, a polling booth (PS-69) managed exclusively by differently abled officials was set up at an MCD primary school in South Delhi’s Madangir. It was also visited by delegates from Myanmar.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: In South Delhi, many point to glass half empty

AAP’s Raghav Chadha, incumbent MP from BJP Ramesh Bidhuri, and Congress’s Vijender Singh are contesting from South Delhi.

Question from 3 Delhi slums: We will vote today, but will anyone listen?

As Delhi votes today, lofty promises by the three parties in the fray – from statehood to national security to the Nyay scheme – are of little comfort to residents of this slum, where homes are painted with vibrant colours on the outside but hide a colourless life inside.

‘AAP opened doors for Modi, only Congress and I have fought against him,’ says Rahul Gandhi

This is the first time that Gandhi has publicly spoken about AAP’s failure while campaigning in Delhi. On the issue of statehood — one of AAP’s main poll planks – Gandhi claimed that the party has failed to address the issue of traders and businessmen in the capital.

‘Dilli ki ladki’ Priyanka’s jibe at PM Modi: Like a school student, blames others

Accompanied by Congress candidate from North East Delhi Sheila Dikshit, Gandhi smiled her way through the narrow lanes of Brahmpuri as locals came in droves to catch a glimpse on a sweltering afternoon.

Lok Sabha elections: Rahul targets Modi over Advani; says, Chowkidar threw guru off stage

Speaking at Chandni Chowk, Rahul said: “I have fought against Advani ji and the party (Congress) defeated him in 2004 and 2009. He follows a different ideology. We fought on the ideology.

In Babarpur, Prakash Raj lends star power to AAP

The 54-year-old actor from Bengaluru will campaign for AAP for a week. On Sunday, he will be seen campaigning in the New Delhi and East Delhi constituencies for Brijesh Goyal and Atishi.

Ayushman Bharat: 1,200 treated at AIIMS, RML; ophthalmology, cardio most sought after

AIIMS, which witnesses a footfall of around 15,000 patients on a daily basis, has seen the highest number of surgeries under the scheme in the department of opthalmology.

Log kaam ke naam par vote denge, Ram ke naam par nahi, says AAP’s Chadha

Both BJP and Congress have neglected the constituency and did not provide even basic amenities such as water, sewage system, roads to residents. In the last four years, the Arvind Kejriwal-led government has offered all these amenities to people.

Paani bina kya zindagi: Water, voter woes in Sangam Vihar

“Paani ke bina kya zindagi hai, hum sab paani ko lekar bohot pareshaan rehte hain. Hamari samasya ka koi samadhan nahi,” said Jagannath (75), who runs a stationery shop.

Poll position: The intersecting national and local issues in Delhi

Surgical strikes or bijli-paani, unemployment or sealing — what will dominate when Delhi votes on May 12? The Indian Express heads to the capital’s seven constituencies to understand how national and local issues are intersecting this election season.

Sheila Dikshit gets election campaign going, with some help from son

While Dikshit addressed the public briefly, her son and former MP from East Delhi Sandeep Dikshit did most of the talking.

New faces, old issues in South Delhi campaign

The constituency will witness a fight between incumbent BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri, AAP’s Raghav Chadha and Singh.

In Delhi Cong manifesto: Plan to link mohalla clinics with govt hospitals

As per the plan, these clinics will offer special services on a weekly basis with hospital surgeons deputed on rotation.

Mohalla Clinics to Swachh Abhiyan: Vijender Singh opens offline campaign with online interaction

Visiting a mohalla clinic at Lado Sarai with the cameras rolling, the high-profile candidate took a dig at Aam Aadmi Party and the BJP in one go.

Delhi: Couple who opted for IVF now have three boys and a girl, say doctors

While two babies are doing well, the other two, a boy and a girl, are being monitored.