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Dengue Outbreak in Kolkata, Four Dead

Dengue has claimed four lives in a week in Kolkata, not even sparing the city's upscale neighbourhoods. West Bengal health Chief Prabhakar Chatterjee has admitted that the fever that swept through some areas of south Kolkata is // dengue or brain fever... ..There have been reports of 4 casualties and blood tests have revealed the presence of dengue in eight other people. The unofficial death toll...

Ants nibble diabetic away to death at Kolkata Hospital

Kolkata:A diabetic patient has died in a Kolkata hospital, after big black ants nibbled away at her left eye... ..Hospital sources confirmed that Gouri Rani Chakraborty, whose left eye had a gaping hole on one side when her son Soumen lifted the bandage and cleared a swarm of ants // from the swollen eye Monday morning, died Tuesday. .. ..The nurses on duty at the Sambhunath Pandit Hospital Monda...

New Plastic Surgery Unit Set Up In Kolkata To Meet Ever-Increasing Consumer Demand

With an increasing awareness regarding beauty and body solutions, the demand for reconstructive surgery, more specifically plastic surgery has been accelerating steadily over the recent years. The healthy competition amongst several health and fitness concerns // in this regard has not only resulted in improved outcomes but also an affordable treatment cost. ....Kolkata, which was previously un...

Kolkata To Get World-Class Cancer Hospital Soon

Tatas on Tuesday laid the foundation stone to construct a world-class cancer hospital and research center, Tata Medical Centre (TMC), which is to come up at Rajarhat,// at the cost of Rs. 1.2 billion. ....The cancer hospital known as the Tata Medical Centre (TMC) would come up on a 10-acre plot, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata said, after layi...

Kolkata: Landmark Health City on the Cards

A 5,000-bed health city is very much on the cards that will be a landmark on the EM Bypass. This is slated to be a Rs 1000 crore project which will come up// in two phases that will facilitate state of the art healthcare for kidney, heart and cancer patients. Bangalore and Ahmedabad will follow suit with the ‘Health City’ concept. ....Dr Devi Shetty, Asia Heart Foundation chairman, had a meeting...

Court Dismisses 143-Crore Claim Against Hospital In Kolkata For Alleged Negligence In Treatment

New Delhi, June 1: The apex consumer court in New Delhi on Wednesday dismissed the highest ever medical compensation case of claim that was filed by an Indian born// US scientist Kunal Saha for the death of his wife in 1998, which he alleged due to the wrongful treatment. ....Making a statement from Ohio Saha said that the judgement of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC)...

Kolkata Restaurants Serve Beckhams and Ronaldinhos on Plates

Want Beckham on a plate? Well if that sounds lip-smacking for female fans of the 31-year-old England striker, they should head straight to happening food// joints in Kolkata with the World Cup mania on. ....And there you have a choice between David Beckham, Ronaldinho and even the Dutch forward Rud Van Nistelrooy. It is not just Samba fever in Brazil-stung Bengali paras (neighbourhoods); the city...

No Need For Malaria Hospital In Kolkata

There is no need for a malaria hospital in Kolkata as here the disease has been contained said Dr P L Joshi, Director of National Vector Born Disease Control Programme. // ....Speaking at an all-India seminar on dengue and malaria, Joshi said last year in Kolkata only person died of Malaria whereas in Bombay the number in the corresponing year was 73... ..Reprentatives of UP, Bihar, Jharkhand O...

Dengue Claims its First Victim in Kolkata

Fears of a dengue outbreak in Kolkata have come true with the first death from the mosquito-borne disease reported from a southern //neighbourhood. ....A youth from south Kolkata's Regent Park died Sunday night from the disease at the Nilratan Medical College and Hospital, news reports said Monday. ....The victim's family has alleged that he died due to negligence by the hospital authorities....

Petition On Recurrence Of Dengue And Malaria In Kolkata

A writ petition was today moved before the Calcutta High Court claiming that the failure of West Bengal government and Kolkata Municipal Corporation to implement// the court's directives in keeping the metropolis clean had led to the recurrence of dengue and malaria. ....One person has died and several others are suffering from dengue with the disease resurfacing a few weeks ago in the city......

Apollo Eyes Expansion in Kolkata, Opens Ayurveda Clinic

Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals has asked the West Bengal government for 10 acres of land in the new township of Rajarhat near here for setting up// a Rs.1.5 billion institute. ....The medical institute would provide training as well as conduct research in the medical field, said V. Satyanarayana Reddy, CEO, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata. ....'We are waiting for the government to identify an...

Crib deaths revisit Kolkata hospital, 22 infants die

More than 20 babies have died at the B.C. Roy Memorial Hospital here last week, laying bare the West Bengal government's abysmal healthcare facilities and bringing// back the horrors of 2002 when similar deaths occurred in this only state-run referral hospital for children. ....The 22 crib deaths since Thursday come at a time when the state health department is in the midst of a controversy over...

Ailing Indian doctor in Britain to return to Kolkata

A doctor from India who came to Britain in 2002 to work in the National Health Service but was stranded when he had to quit his job due to an incurable brain disease, will now be// able to return to India thanks to a campaign by a local newspaper in Sunderland. ....Kaushik Chatterjee, a doctor from Kolkata, came to Britain in the spring of 2002 and initially worked in London. Later, he was appoi...

Kolkata Hospital Wins Accreditation for High Quality Patient Care

Kolkata's B.M. Birla Heart Research Centre Friday became the first in the country to win a new government accreditation// in recognition of its high quality patient care. ....The National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Health Service Providers (NABH) certification "is an endorsement of our focus on quality", Suyash Borar, the hospital's chief operating officer, told IANS. ...."The NABH t...

Kolkata's Birla Hospital to Foray into Bangladesh

Kolkata's B.M. Birla Heart Research Centre is planning to set up a 200-bed super specialty hospital in Bangladesh as well as eight diagnostic// centres with an initial investment of Rs.300 million. .. ..Suyash Borar, chief operating officer of the hospital, told IANS: "We are going to set up a hospital and eight other diagnostic centres in Bangladesh with an aim to provide quality and affordab...

Rats Feast on Dead Patient in Kolkata Hospital

A state-run city hospital witnessed protests on Wednesday after a dead patient's body was handed over to his relatives// with an ear and nose nibbled away by rats. ....TV reports said Bishom Roy, a man above 60, was admitted to Shambhunath Pandit Hospital a few days back with diabetes. He died subsequently but his body had to be kept in the hospital morgue since his sons lived in Patna. ....Wh...

Chikungunya Make a Comeback in Kolkata

A man from a south Kolkata neighbourhood tested positive for the chikungunya virus earlier this week.// However the patient ceased to show symptoms of the disease after a few days, according to official sources Saturday. ....Shakil Khan, a resident of Prince Ghulam Mohammad Shah Road in the Lake Gardens area had visited the out patients' department at the Bhagirathi Neotia Women and Child Care C...

Apollo Opens Blood Cancer Clinic in Kolkata

Kolkata: The Apollo Gleneagles Hospital has opened their hemato-oncology (blood cancer) clinic in Kolkata to cope with the increasing number of cancer patients// pouring in from different parts of eastern India. ....This specialty unit, opened Tuesday, will have all the state-of-the-art facilities to provide treatment for different types of hemato oncological disorder, commonly termed as blood c...

Kolkata, Mumbai to Face Maximum Brunt of Climate Change

Mumbai and Kolkata will be the worst sufferer among Indian cities with flash rains, floods and fall in water tables as well as water conservation //potential, says an international report on climate change. ....According to the fourth assessment report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the rise in sea level and flooding of villages would become a regular affair in the near...

NRI Doctor Protests Patient's Death in Kolkata Hospital

A US-based doctor has lodged a complaint with the West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) against a private hospital here after a patient died because the management// allegedly stopped medication due to non-payment of dues. ....Patrick Trackson, 57, died on Saturday at the Mission of Mercy Hospital. He had been admitted three days earlier on April 18 with diabetes, abdominal problem and car...

Kolkata Homoeopaths Offer Medicines for US Lunar Mission

A father-son homoeopath duo from Kolkata impressed Western scientists with their paper on homoeopathic medicines for health problems during lunar missions by the US. ......Prasanta and Pratip Banerji were the only medical practitioners from India invited to present their paper at a symposium on lunar settlements organised by Rutgers University, New Jersey, earlier this week. ......Their paper...

Apollo Launches Chest Pain Clinics in Kolkata

Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals Friday said that its recently launched Chest Pain Clinics in the city would make a difference and save lives of cardiac patients. ......The hospital launched a number of Chest Pain Clinics here last week to address the need of preventing the loss of time in order to save lives. ......Anil Maini, president, corporate development, Apollo Group of Hospitals, said: 'The...

Hospital Employee in Kolkata Arrested on Molestation Charge

An employee of the state-run super speciality SSKM Hospital in Kolkata was arrested Wednesday for "outraging the modesty" of a female patient during a medical test Tuesday night. ......"We have arrested Haren Debnath, a staff of the hospital, on charges of outraging the modesty of this 32-year-old lady during an ECG test," Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Ajay Kumar told IANS. ......"A co...

Former French PM Rocard Discharged from Kolkata Hospital

Former French Prime Minister Michel Rocard, who underwent emergency brain surgery after falling ill in India, was discharged from hospital here on Tuesday. ......"He has become absolutely normal. He has got back his total memory and he is discharged from the hospital today. And, he is absolutely normal as the health and memory is concerned," said G. K. Prusty, a neurosurgeon at CMRI. ......Roc...
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