Dr Amit

  • How to recognise the symptoms of a deadly stroke December 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the country, after heart disease and cancer. While a massive stroke can kill you within minutes, you can save yourself if you recognise the symptoms in time. Dr Amit Verma, speaking to CNN-IBN, marks out what you can do...
  • No link between MMR vaccines and autism November 12, 2010

    New Delhi:<./b> There are many myths surrounding MMR vaccines and autism. Dr. Amit Verma gives advices on the myth. Scientifically the debate is over. The Lancet earlier in 2010 retracted a controversial article it had published back in 1998 that supposedly found a link between the MMR vaccine and children developing...
  • Second Opinion: All about heart ailments October 29, 2010

    Dr Amit Verma discusses how to make an informed choice about diagnostic tests to rule out heart diseases. ...
  • Meet a family whose son became a victim of road rage March 17, 2009

    As always Dr Amit reached home on October 18, 2006 evening and was parking his car. Suddenly a Tata Safari came and bumped into Amit's car. This led to a small argument which later developed into a big fight. As a result the people sitting in the Tata Safari car...
  • Doc talk: What's causing malaria to be drug resistant July 7, 2008

    Drug resistant strains of malaria have worried the scientists across the world. In this week's Doc Talk, Dr Amit Varma, will tell us why this strain is a major health concern, especially in India. ...
  • Know how to recognise symptoms of a stroke May 19, 2008

    New Delhi: In India, strokes take 8 lakh lives annually and leave a larger number permanently disabled. It is the third leading cause of death in the country, after heart disease and cancer. While a massive one can kill you within minutes, you can save yourself if you recognise the...
  • Elderlies vow to donate organs to curb illegal trade February 13, 2008

    Bhopal: Shocked by the unearthing of the illegal kidney transplant racket near Delhi, senior citizens here have pledged to donate their organs so that people in need do not have to turn to racketeers like Amit Kumar to save their lives. Forty-eight people Sunday pledged to donate all their organs at...
  • Police zero in on Dr Kidney's brother | 'He's no monster' February 8, 2008

    Gurgaon: The Haryana police said on Friday that they have got definite clues about the whereabouts of Dr Jeewan, the brother of kidney transplant kingpin Amit Kumar, and another associate and both will be arrested soon. "Dr Amit Kumar's brother Jeewan and associated Saraj, the two absconding doctors, would be arrested...
  • My husband is no monster: Kidney kingpin's wife February 8, 2008

    Toronto: "My husband is not a monster as being portrayed around the world," says the 28-year-old wife of Dr Amit Kumar who has been arrested in Nepal for allegedly running an illegal kidney transplant racket in India. Poonam Kumar, who along with her two young sons lives in a spacious home...
  • How a kidney transplant is carried out? February 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Dr Amit Kumar may have been termed the kingpin of the infamous kidney racket, but a little introspection points out he may just be the face of it. And experts say for many reasons. “A kidney transplant is a complex surgery. A single person at any point of time...
  • Nepal police was hot on kingpin's trail February 8, 2008

    Kathmandu: Nepalese police was hot on the trail of the tainted doctor Amit Kumar and had also identified the hotels he was staying in the Himalayan nation before he was nabbed following suspicions he had business links in this country. Suspicions of Indian investigators that the tainted doctor Amit Kumar could...
  • Four kept confined by kidney transplant racket, rescued February 8, 2008

    Gurgaon: Four persons who were allegedly confined at a house by a member of the kidney transplant racket, reportedly masterminded by Amit Kumar, were rescued on Thursday night by the police. Gurgaon Police Commissioner Mohinder Lal said the four labourers might have been confined for taking out their kidneys. They were rescued...
  • How the kidney trade runs in Nepal February 8, 2008

    Kathmandu: Poor Nepalis working at carpet factories on the outskirts of Kathmandu are among the many victims who are lured to India with promises of handsome payment in exchange for one of their kidneys. Some end up getting far less than promised. Still others are taken to India with promises...
  • Two doctors tried to expose kidney racket a year ago February 5, 2008

    New Delhi: The kidney racket has progressively gotten murkier and murkier, although it could have been exposed by two doctors nearly a year ago. The doctors, S K Sharma and S K Minocha had tried to blow the whistle on the scam more than a year ago. The doctors had been appointed...
  • 'When I woke up, my kidney was gone' January 30, 2008

    Gurgaon: The bait was a job offer, wages Rs 150 per day plus a verbal "agreement" - first get a physical fitness check done at a Gurgaon hospital. For many like construction worker Sakil, it all sounded like a good employer. Soon they were to realise the cost: their kidneys. In the...
  • Cops trade blame over kidney kingpin's escape January 29, 2008

    Gurgaon: The Gurgaon police on Monday put the blame on Moradabad police, saying the mastermind of the kidney racket managed to escape due to lack of coordination between the two police units. "The Moradabad police didn't let us know before conducting the raids. And this helped Dr Amit Kumar flee," Gurgaon...
  • Cops seek Interpol notice on kidney racket kingpin January 28, 2008

    Gurgaon: The Haryana police has sought a red corner Interpol notice to track down Amit Kumar, alleged kingpin of the multi-crore kidney transplant racket, apprehending that he may have fled the country. Investigations have revealed that Dr Kumar owned several properties in Gurgoan and operated at least eight bank accounts. Police...
  • Expert Talk: What is blue baby syndrome? September 16, 2007

    New Delhi: One in a thousand babies are born with a heart defect. It's the called the blue baby syndrome. Dr Amit Varma of Fortis Healthcare gives his medical advice on the syndrome. Dr Amit Varma:Just last week I got a frantic call from a friend who just had a baby....
  • Visiting a doc? Speak up for yourself September 18, 2007

    New Delhi: What is it that you need to keep in mind when you visit a doctor? Dr Amit Varma who is director of Critical Care, Fortis tells you how to get the most out of a doctor’s visit. Dr Varma’s tips: Keep a medical journal and a track of medicines...