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Hospital asked to Compensate Victim – Judgment by Delhi High Cour

In a judgment passed by the ‘Delhi High Court’ on Tuesday Justice Vikramjit Sen passed the order and asked Safdarjung // Hospital to compensate Manju a 12 year old for the wrong treatment administered by Dr Yadu Lal of the hospital. He wanted to be informed in the next few days how much compensation was the hospital ready to pay to the victim. ....An earlier enquiry had indicated that the opera...

Sharp Increase Of The Deadly Diseases In Delhi

Delhi is gripped by fever and gastroenteritis. In fact, it's almost taken on epidemic-like proportions, with city hospitals reporting a 30-40% increase in the number of patients suffering from microbial infections. //.. ..Doctors warn there's going to be a sharp increase in deadly diseases like hepatitis E, meningitis, typhoid and malaria. Since wet weather is conducive for most microbes, those t...

Delhi Hospital Opens Up Avenues For Computer-Aided Knee Replacement

The use of computers is hardly limited to what takes place in the privacy of the home, school, or office. Here is the kind of utility that has the potential to revolutionize the field of surgery as well. A Delhi based hospital has // already started to perform knee replacement surgeries with computer aid... ..The use of computers for the surgery is said to be associated with a reduction in techni...

Dengue in Delhi – 26 Cases reported and 3 dea

Delhi, Aug 26 Dengue after affecting Calcutta has arrived in Delhi and three deaths have been reported with 26 people affected in the last two weeks. //.. ..In 2003 there were more than 30 people who died and around 1,000 cases of dengue were reported. .. ..N.K. Yadav, deputy health officer, Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), claims that the situation is under control. They have hired 1,055 m...

Dengue fever in Delhi after the Monsoon

N.Delhi is affected by the dengue fever that can sometime be deadly and this is due to the breeding mosquitoes after the monsoon. .. ..Dengue fever is a benign acute febrile syndrome occurring in tropical regions, // which is the most important mosquito (Aedes aegypti), transmitted viral disease. The virus causes Dengue shock syndrome in 20-30% of infected cases. There are four types (known as "s...

Delhi Government To Interlink All Major Hospitals Through e-Governance

The Government of Delhi is planning to interlink its major 29 hospitals to share information about its patients and disease //condition and treatment provided. This computerization and interlinking of data would be helpful to citizen in providing better treatment by which doctors can know the case history and treatment provided to this patient. Government will develop 42 modules of software to de...

Need for Psychotherapy for Delhi Blast Victims

Victrims of Delhi blasts may have to go for psychological treatment in order to get rid of the impact the incident has created as many of them find difficult to erase it mentally.// ....Psychiatrist warn that the people who witnessed the blasts - which left around 60 dead and 210 injured - may need counselling and psychotherapy to get out of the trauma. ....These people are already suffering from...

British Scientists Doubt Delhi Doctor’s Stem Cell Claim

A Delhi-based doctor’s claim of having produced and purified stem cells from human embryos to treat incurable diseases does not have many takers in the British medical fraternity. ..The Guardian reported Friday that experts here have called // on Indian authorities to impose tighter curbs on clinics in India that make extravagant claims about the use of embryonic stem cells... ..The doctor whose...

Wockhardt Group Plans Hospital In Delhi By End-2007

The Wockhardt Hospitals Group is planning expansion of its super-speciality hospital chain with a 280-bed hospital in Delhi, and bigger units in Kolkata and Bangalore.// ...."We have embarked on the construction of a new hospital at Pitampura (in west Delhi) which would be ready by 2007-end. We also plan Greenfield projects in Bangalore and Kolkata," Vishal Bali, the chain's vice president, told...

Delhi To Host International Women’s Congress From Nov 2

Delhi will play host to 800 women from 55 countries who will be the fourth International Congress on Women from November 27. // ..The four-day international congress titled "WWH-2005" (women, work and health) will be held for the first time in South Asia. The earlier meetings were held in Barcelona (1996), Rio de Janeiro (1999) and Stockholm (2002)... ..Among its main objectives, the congress aim...

Good Response from Pregnant Women in Delhi for Free ART Therapy

The number of children affected by AIDS/HIV in India has considerably increased over the previous years. More than 340 infant deaths in New Delhi can be attributed to the deadly disease every year, raising concerns regarding the prevalence of the disease among pregnant women//. ..Nearly 22,837 new born children are infected with the disease and about 11,434 die due to it at the present. Currentl...

Life Beyond Cancer - Delhi Woman Tells How

Some people see a hopeless end while some others see an endless hope. This is the secret of conquering cancer, say successful cancer survivors. //Anuradha is yet another breast cancer survivor, who now has a success story to share with others afflicted with the deadly disease. She is now trying to publish her autobiography and screen a short film regarding her fight. ....The courage and determin...

Delhi Faces Flu Threat Due To Change In Weather

Seasonal illnesses like that of viral flu are spreading across Delhi with the reversal of the cold wave conditions. While Delhi recorded a minimum of 0.2 degrees Celsius (7 degrees below normal) on 8 January, just over a week later the temperature reached 11.6 degrees //(five degree above normal) on 17 January 2006. Doctors have called upon people to be careful about the weather change. ....‘Th...

Special Wards for Bird Flu in Delhi Hospitals

The capital of India is on high alert to tackle any Bird Flu cases. A 10-bedded ward has been created at 'All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)' and another 20// bedded ward has been set up at the Deendayal Upadhyay Hospital to treat any of the patients with avian influenza or bird flu... ..Another step by the local Delhi Government has been the instruction to food restaurant in the ci...

Delhi Sees Sharp Decline In Chicken Prices

The ripple effect caused by the bird flu threat has resulted in poultry products dipping to an unbelievable 60 percent down in the Indian capital. One can see that in Gazipur wholesale market chickens being sold for just Rs. 12 per kg. // ....Only those chickens that were certified by the veterinary doctors, deputed by the Delhi administration were sold for Rs.20-25, whereas those that were unce...

Delhi Hospitals On Standby For President Bush

US President George W. Bush's visit has two of the super-specialty hospitals in Delhi on standby in case he seeks or requires medical treatment. The two hospitals are - Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and Indraprastha Apollo Hospital.//.. .."US officials inspected our facilities, found our services were to their satisfaction and issued a letter designating us as the standby hospital for the US president a...

'Free for All'Chicken Delicacies at Old Delhi fest

Chicken dishes returned to Meena Bazaar, the 17th century Mughal market in Old Delhi, Sunday when delicacies prepared from 5,000 kg of chicken were up for grab - all for free.//..This festival was organised by the Poultry Federation of India (PFI) for over 5,000 people to overcome the scare of bird flu. Popular dishes like chicken biryani, fried chicken and fried eggs were part of the menu. .......

Delhi Faces Threat of Brain Fever

More than 313 people in the capital have been suspected to contract meningococcemia, a potentially fatal brain infection. The condition is characterized by high fever// and turn out to be fatal, if not promptly attended to. ....The acute brain fever is caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis, leading to inflammation of the blood vessels. Most commonly, the bacteria resides dormant in the u...

Meningitis Back in Delhi and 21 Dead

The dreaded meningococcal meningitis has claimed 21 lives and 369 others are believed to have been affected by it in the national capital// during the past three months, top health officials said Saturday. ....Meningitis is an infection of the fluid in the spinal cord and the fluid that surrounds the brain. A full cure is possible if the disease is detected in time. ....Bacterial meningitis can...

New Delhi Hit By Meningitis Deaths

There have been sixteen deaths and 170 suspected cases of meningococcimia or meningitis in New Delhi in the last 90 days, according to health officials who are taking strict measures to check the spread of the disease. // The Government and the MCD are making sure that family members and neighbors of infected persons are taking the proper doses of antibiotics. .."We are also distributing leaflet...

Delhi Witnessed 34 Meningitis Deaths In Three Months

A senior government official of Delhi said that the killer disease meningococcal meningitis has so far claimed 34 lives in just three months // leaving another 486 affected by it. ....'So far 34 people have died of symptoms similar to those of meningitis, of which 18 cases have been confirmed,' said N.K. Yadav, deputy municipal health officer of Delhi. ....'One person succumbed to the disease M...

Refugee Clinic In Delhi To Receive Donation From Australia

The Australian government will donate $35,700 to a clinic here that supports refugee women from Afghanistan and Myanmar.// ....The donation, in Australian dollars, was announced Thursday by Australia's visiting Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone. ...."The donation again demonstrates the Australian government's global commitment to helping vulnerable refugee women," she said. ...."By funding t...

Kerala Food Festival Spicing up Delhi

Mouth-watering Kerala food items, recipe displays and traditional methods of cooking will delight gourmands at the three-day Spicy// Heritage of Kerala food festival that began here Friday. ...."Kerala has been able to attract so many tourists because of the variety it has to offer. International tourists also visit other spots in India but they keep coming back to Kerala because of its rich var...

IIT Delhi To Display Its Technological Innovations In 'Open House'

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi will showcase over 200 innovations ranging from an easy Braille reading device to a leaves collector in its annual //technological festival "Open House I2Tech" Saturday. .."IIT Delhi is just not an engineering college providing degrees to students. It's a centre of research and subsequent technological innovations as well," said Kushal Sen, the coord...

Poor Quality Of Drinking Water Blamed For Cholera Cases In Delhi

The authorities in Delhi have blamed the poor quality of drinking water for the cholera cases that was reported in the last four months. So far 222 cases have been reported.// ...."The capital has reported 222 cholera cases as against 92 in the corresponding period last year. But we are not triggering the warning bell as the situation is well under control," said N.K. Yadav, deputy municipal heal...

Indefinite Strike By Doctors Affects Medical Services In Delhi

Medical services in all the major hospitals in the capital were severely affected Saturday as resident doctors continued their indefinite strike against// a proposed reservation quota for backward classes. ....Patients from outside New Delhi who had come to the hospitals seeking better treatment are regretting their decision. ...."I arrived at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)...

Delhi Hospitals Cancel Holidays And Recalls Doctors

In response to the health ministry’s direction, on Monday the major hospitals in Delhi revoked the leave applications of the doctors and consultants, and the doctors who were away from duty were recalled. // .."The situation is really tough for hospitals like All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) as resident doctors are on an indefinite strike. To keep the momentum of our hospital, we...

TN Doctors Differ With Delhi Doctors on the Strike Issue

Recently the doctors in Tamilnadu said that the doctors in Delhi are not attending the patients which are against their duty. Hence it is asking the doctors to call of the strike.// ..Dr Deivanayagam, former director of Institute of Thoracic Medicine, Tambaram, said that though the strike is for a valid reason regarding the proposed reservation in elite educational institutions, it said that the...

Other Professionals Side With Medical Students In Delhi Peace March

Hordes of engineers, accountants, lawyers joined the protesting medical students on Saturday in the Dilli Chalo rally. The peace march started// at Maulana Azad Medical College and ended at the Jantar Mantar. ....This was a surprisingly peaceful rally with no sloganeering. The participants also formed a human chain, but took care not to disturb the normal traffic. “We do not want to inconvenienc...

Business model for Liver Institute cleared by Delhi Cabinet

Delhi Cabinet today cleared the business model for the state-of-the-art Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) being set up in the capital. // ....The model approved by the Cabinet at its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit would enable the institute to be self-sufficient in nine years' time, an official spokesman said... ..The capital cost and the finances for procuring med...

Road Traffic Accidents Kill 4,000 people in Delhi

The poor driving skills of motorist has resulted in over 4,000 people dying in road traffic accidents in the Indian capital in the last three years// , said a senior Delhi Police official. .. .."This city has a road length of around 1,500 sq km and it is difficult to control and coordinate the traffic if the standard of driving is not up to the mark," Qamar Ahmed, joint commissioner, traffic, sai...

Basic Medical Services Back On Rail In Delhi

The government hospitals in Delhi were once again buzzing with activity today following resumption of duties by resident doctors // , who called off their nearly three-week-long anti-quota strike late last night. ....The battered basic health services were showing signs of normalcy with patients thronging the OPD wings in All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Safdarjung, Maulana Azad Medical...

New Delhi to Host Conference on Accident & Emergency Medical Treatment

New York. A three day conference on Accident and Emergency Medicine is being held in Delhi later this year with the help of Association of Indian-American and US doctors.// The objective of this conference is to impress upon the government and medical institutions the need for specialty faculties for emergency medicine and disaster preparedness... ..At a function held in the Indian Consulate here...

Delhi Launches Special Drive to Check Dengue Spread

Sounding a dengue alert in the capital, the MCD today said there was a rise in the breeding of mosquitoes responsible for the disease even as it launched //a special drive to check breeding of the vector. ....A high index of dengue vector mosquito breeding, responsible for the spread of the dreaded fever, has been reported from various parts of the city especially in desert coolers, the Corporat...

Two Public Health Schools In Delhi & T.N.

Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss had stated yesterday that the Centre is proposing to set up two public health schools to help create awareness among the people about health issues. // ....Explaining that the government was planning to set up a world class project, having faculty members and experts from US and other countries, he said the project would be set up on about 50 acres of land...

Delhi Accounts for 23,000 Female Fetus Abortions Last Year

Around 23,000 female foetuses were aborted in the capital last year with, experts said Wednesday. // ...."Whereas Denmark had 23,000 births in 2005, the same number of female foetuses were aborted in Delhi alone," said Puneet Bedi, a leading medicine expert, quoting records of the Delhi government. ...."In a recent audit on ultrasound clinics based on three months data, we found that only 700 o...

Delhi High Court Stays Venugopal's Removal

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Dr. P. Venugopal won a reprieve on Friday when the Delhi High Court stayed a resolution of the Institute's Governing Body recommending his sacking.// ....'The decision of the AIIMS governing body, recommending the termination of Venugopal's services, is stayed and the government is restrained from taking any decision on the recommendation,'...

Delhi to get New Dental Centre to Boost Oral Health

Aiming at good all-round oral hygiene, a new dental health centre will be set up in the national capital as part of a WHO-supported effort to educate children and their parents on how to prevent tooth decay, a health problem afflicting many//. ...."Good oral health is a fundamental element of good general health, yet the lack of access to oral care for underserved children has reached an epidemic...

Delhi to Host E-health Global Meet Next Month

International experts from the worlds of academia, research, government and industry will gather here next month to discuss how state-of-the-art// communications technology can make healthcare accessible and affordable. ....E-health is an emerging field that encompasses a range of health services and information such as electronic medical records, telemedicine, citizen-oriented information prov...

New Delhi Hosting An Asian Delegation On bird Flu From Today

It has been reported that the Agriculture and Health ministers from eleven south and south East Asian countries are attending a meeting organized by the World Health// Organization (WHO). ....Harsaram Pandey, the WHO spokeswoman says the focus is on controlling bird flu and better communication with local communities. It has been reported that in Indonesia following the death of a 44-year-old ma...
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