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Thursday, May 19, 2022



National Family Health Survey 5: ‘Excessive milk intake a major cause of nutritional anaemia’
Thu, May 19, 2022

Anaemia is a medical condition in which red blood cell count or the Hemoglobin (Hb) is less than normal and it is caused by a decrease in the production of red blood cells. 

Punjabi men top country in hypertension
Tue, May 17, 2022

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.”

A stage for change
Mon, May 09, 2022

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

‘Technology can never compensate for commitment’: PGI’s new director
Sat, May 07, 2022

Prof Lal, who is also heading the Department of Neurology at PGI, did his MBBS (1985) from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, and MD (1990) and DM Neurology (1993) from PGI, Chandigarh.

Despite a fall in cases, we have kept testing numbers high: DHS
Sat, Apr 30, 2022

During the last week, there was an uptick in the Covid positive cases in Chandigarh, with the daily average of one or two cases now increasing to eight or nine cases per day.

‘Mental health issues are real…we have to be sensitive, cannot afford to look away’
Wed, Apr 20, 2022

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

‘Booster dose may provide protection in subsequent waves’
Mon, Apr 25, 2022

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.

With fewer cases, hospitals revert Covid designated spaces to routine patient care
Sat, Apr 16, 2022

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.

‘Mental health of residents is our top priority’
Fri, Apr 01, 2022

Dr Rahul Chakravarty, president of the association of resident doctors, PGI, on the tasks ahead of new team of 2022

Paediatric healthcare in Chandigarh: A healing touch
Mon, Mar 28, 2022

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

What after us?
Mon, Mar 14, 2022

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.

For better or verse: Nisha Luthra’s new book of poetry explores love, association, friendship
Sat, Mar 05, 2022

The book is a collection of 55 Hindi poems, depicting different facets of human love, association, and friendship; which are also meanings of ‘Uns’, an Urdu word.

With registration time increased, PGI has footfall of 6,272
Tue, Feb 22, 2022

At GMSH-16, all services, including surgeries and OPDs in all departments, have been opened for the public.

Chandigarh: ‘In the last 15 days, only Omicron active in the community’
Thu, Feb 10, 2022

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.

Artist Anubhav Som explores new forms for his solo show
Wed, Feb 09, 2022

The water colours portray Banaras in varied moods, hues, forms, as he moves from realistic to surreal, study and practice work to compositions on cloth and paper.

Omicron driven surge: Several deaths seen in patients with just a comorbidity in Chandigarh
Thu, Feb 03, 2022

There were a few deaths seen in the age group of 35-50 years but most of them had comorbidities.

‘We can’t predict the virus’ path’: Dr Suman Singh
Fri, Jan 28, 2022

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.

UT scales Mt 1K; records 1,114 new infections – most since last peak of 895
Thu, Jan 13, 2022

One death in Sector 28 pushes toll to 1,084; city has 4,808 active cases

Number of Covid cases doubling, there is a community spread, says UT Health Services Director Suman Singh
Fri, Jan 07, 2022

The span of the disease added Dr. Singh, is short, and though the rate of hospitalisation is low and a large number of patients — more than 909 — are home isolated at the moment.

Mask up and avoid gatherings to prevent Covid infection, says PGI director
Fri, Jan 07, 2022

The Director added that it was after many discussions and deliberations that they had arrived at this decision, which he knew was likely to impact the poor patients largely affected.

285 health-care workers, doctors test positive at PGI
Thu, Jan 06, 2022

Since December 12, 2020, more than 285 HCWs and doctors at the institute are Covid positive, with a high number of infections reported December 26 onwards.

‘The way the infection is spreading, we will see a peak in a few days’
Wed, Jan 05, 2022

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.

Of pandemic pain and relief
Fri, Dec 31, 2021

They say it’s the darkest before dawn, and as the tough and trying 2021 comes to a close, Parul looks at the high and low points of the city’s healthcare system this year

83.62% of target population get their second jab in Chandigarh
Sat, Dec 25, 2021

According to experts, those who have not completed their vaccination cycle, are at risk themselves as well to others including their family members.

Chandigarh: ‘Enhanced surveillance vital to detect the early warning signs’
Wed, Dec 22, 2021

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."