Dr Goel, principal investigator of the project, adds that uncontrolled raised blood pressure and/or hypertension can cause stroke, myocardial infarction, cardiac failure, renal failure, blindness, etc. “Tackling hypertension will avert many non-communicable diseases, disabilities and deaths.”
As the iconic Tagore Theatre celebrates its golden jubilee on May 30, we look back at its rich history and how with the changing times, its functioning and outlook towards the arts need reinvention and a ressurrection
Suicide by 21-year-old shows that as a society we are not sensitised enough towards mental health and we failed to see she was stressed. — Dr Rahul Chakravarty President, Association of resident Doctors, PGi
As many as seven private hospitals began the drive of administering the precautionary Covid-19 vaccine to all those above the age of 18 from April 10 onwards. All those who have completed nine months after receiving the second dose are eligible.
PGI’s department head of Pulmonary Medicine, Prof Ashutosh N Aggarwal said that almost all designated Covid-19 areas have now reverted to offering routine patient care services as the positivity rate remains 0.16 per cent.
Super-specialty departments, latest treatments, state-of-the-art machines, play therapy rooms and play areas, child-friendly equipment and wards, milk banks, support systems... Paediatric facilities in government hospitals of Chandigarh focus on both the physical and mental health of children
This is the primal question that consumes parents, siblings, caregivers of adults with mental disabilities. It is a fear that envelops their lives and beings, as they grapple with the many challenges that life poses, day after day, and as they worry about the future of their loved ones, once they are gone.
Seeing the decrease in cases in the last one week, said Prof Rakesh Kochhar, former head of the Department of Gastroenterology, PGI, it can be said that this could be the end of this wave and the variant.
The number of deaths has increased in the last one week, with the number now 23, though the rate of hospitalisation, according to Dr Suman Singh, Director of Health Services is well under control, with people with comorbidities and the elderly requiring longer and more intensive care.
According to Prof G D Puri, this is a situation he has been fearing and warning about, urging people and authorities to understand the trends of Omicron across the world and take precautions and avoid another surge by taking immediate steps.
Amid concerns over spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, Prof Lakshmi said, "We need to get immediate data on the areas from where these cases are being reported, whether the people have been vaccinated or not and also their travel history."