In UP and Bihar, epidemiological investigation has limped, preventive intervention has been inadequate, and the classic ‘control knobs’ of financing, payment, regulation and organisation have been ignored.
Started in 1962 in the middle of a dhobi ghaat, the burns department in Safdarjung is the oldest specialised emergency unit that still receives emergency cases from as far as Badaun, Bulandshahar, Jammu and Panipat.
So what is potassium bromate? It is recognised as a category 2B carcinogen since 1999 which means it is believed to be "possibly carcinogenic to humans" by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
Temperature crossing 44-45 degrees Celsius in May is not new for Delhi, but such spikes are usually seen in the second half of the month. This summer, however, the rise was seen from the first week. Here is the lowdown on the effect of such energy-sapping heat and how people are coping.
The facility, which is expected to be formally inaugurated by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, will provide treatment in super-specialty departments such as cardiology, cardiac surgery and critical care.