FORTIS HOSPITAL

  • Meet Dausa man who has no ears but listens, talks on mobile February 18, 2014

    A 30yearold man has no external ears or a visible ear canal but listens and talks normally. This is rarest of the rare birth defect, and as the man from Dausa can communicate, it means his middle and internal hearing organs appear to be normal, said Dr Neeraj Kasliwal, prominent...
  • Upset over rape allegations, South Delhibased NGO Director allegedly commits suicide December 19, 2013

    The Director of a prominent Delhibased NGO, who faced the charge of rape levelled by a rights activist, allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the third floor of his posh Vasant Kunj house in South Delhi on Wednesday morning, police said. Anwar was a native of Allahabad and an alumni...
  • Ram Vilas Paswan admitted to hospital April 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Lok Janashakati Party leader Ram Vilas Paswan has been admitted to a private hospital in the capital after he complained of chest congestion. Doctors attending Paswan at Fortis Hospital said that the Rajya Sabha MP was "absolutely fine" and he would be discharged in a day or two. The...
  • Healthcare industry seeks increased tax benefits February 24, 2013

    Mumbai: The healthcare industry in India is currently worth 65 billion dollar and is poised to double to 125 billion dollars by 2015. With the Union Budget around the corner, Fortis Hospital is pitching hard for increased allocation and tax benefits for the industry. Healthcare is still a sorry state of...
  • 'Organ donations can make healthcare sector richer' January 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai is one of the few cities to see a surge in organ donations. Not only do they save lives but they are also generating a lot of funds. Experts say the healthcare sector could get richer by Rs 5,000 crore. It's a new year, and a new lease of...
  • 751 women screened for cervical cancer in 8 hours December 27, 2012

    With 1,30,000 new cases of cervical cancer diagnosed every year in the country, India accounts for nearly a third of all new cases in the world. What's worse, in another decade, more than 2.3 lakh new cases of this preventable cancer might be diagnosed annually. Yet, doctors in this campaign...
  • Half of cardiac patients in India are below 40 September 24, 2010

    Mumbai: Heres a shocker on the World Heart Day doctors in India say almost half their cardiac patients today are below 40! More than 2 million Indians died of cardiac related problems last year. And 23yearold Pramod never saw any warning signs. Pramod, who had a heart attack at the age...
  • Budget must double funds for health: Fortis CEO February 24, 2010

    Health systems around the globe are designed to provide a means to distribute societys resources to balance affordability. For any country economic growth must bring with it a faster growth of its healthcare sector. At no other time in our history has there been more debate on the healthcare agenda...
  • Dengue in Delhi: Official toll of affected 913 November 20, 2009

    New Delhi: The Capital has seen 300 cases of dengue in just the past eight days, but the official numbers don't really seem to add up. Officially, authorities have confirmed 913 cases of dengue in the Capital so far in 2009. In 2008, 1,070 dengue cases and two deaths...
  • Assam governor passes away following heart failure June 25, 2009

    Guwahati: Assam Governor Shiv Charan Mathur passed away on Thursday following heart failure at a hospital in New Delhi, officials said. An Assam government spokesperson said Mathur, 83, breathed his last at 2010 hrs IST at the Fortis Hospital in New Delhi following respiratory failure. "The governor complained of respiratory trouble in...
  • 14yrold girl killed by domestic help in Noida | Your say May 16, 2008

    Noida: The 14yearold daughter of Dr Rajesh Talwar, a dentist with the Fortis Hospital in Noida, has been murdered. The bloodstained body of Ayushi Talwar, a class 9 student of Delhi Public School, Noida, was found at her Sector25 house on Friday morning. She was stabbed thrice in the head...
  • Play it soft for babies June 21, 2007

    New Delhi:Newborns at Fortis La Femme Hospital of Delhi enjoy music. Music really is the rhythm of life for these infants. Therapists use music to pacify babies and stimulate their growth. They say that listening to harsh music, like heavy metal or hard rock when a woman is pregnant can affect...