HOSPITALS

  • Dengue cases in Delhi touch near 160; rise of 32 per cent in 1 week 1 week ago

    New Delhi: There has been an increase of nearly 32 per cent in dengue cases in the national capital in the past one week, taking the total number of cases reported this season to 158. A total of 158 cases has been reported in Delhi till October 11, while the...
  • Hyderabad: 11-year-old boy set ablaze by army men dies October 10, 2014

    An 11-year-old boy, who was set ablaze by unidentified military men, died at a hospital here Thursday, police said. Sheikh Mustafauddin, who was found with critical burn injuries at garrison area in Mehdipatnam in the heart of the city Wednesday, died at DRDO Apollo Hospital. The body was shifted to government-run Osmania...
  • Mental health of children in institutions important: Activists October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Child rights activists on Thursday stressed on the need to provide adequate mental health services for children in institutional care to ensure their social inclusion. Most children residing in institutions like children's homes, care homes, orphanages, reform schools and institutes for physically and mentally disabled have been through exceptional...
  • Patna stampede: Action against 8 doctors for absence when victims were brought to hospital October 7, 2014

    Patna: Days after 33 people were killed in a stampede in Patna, the Bihar government has acted against doctors for allegedly not being available when the victims were brought to the hospital. The Bihar government has suspended the Superintendent of the Patna Medical College and Hospital. It has also taken...
  • Jammu & Kashmir floods: Srinagar's GB Pant Hospital shows the way October 7, 2014

    Srinagar: A month after the deluge, water in most parts of Kashmir has receded and from it have emerged stories of brave hearts who risked their lives to save others. Amongst them are the doctors and staff of GB Pant Children's Hospital in Srinagar who battled the fury of the...
  • Mizoram: Woman set ablaze by husband October 6, 2014

    Aizawl: A 40-year-old woman suffered serious burn injuries when her husband allegedly set her on fire in Kolasib district of Mizoram, police said on Monday. R Rualchhana (47) in an inebriated state doused his wife Lalrinsangi with kerosene before setting her on fire after an altercation on Friday. Lalrinsangi was...
  • Patna stampede: CM Manjhi stunned during surprise visit to hospital October 5, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi was left fuming during a surprise visit in the evening to Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) to meet the Dussehra stampede victims as he found doctors unavailable in the Emergency Ward and the place wearing a filthy look. The chief minister was angered...
  • Durga puja on wheels for cancer patients in West Bengal October 2, 2014

    Kolkata: While thousands rush to the pandals to catch a glimpse of goddess durga, there are some who can't make it to the durga puja pandals. It's the biggest carnival for the people of West bengal,but at the Barasat cancer hospital, it's anything but celebration. For the patients fighting for...
  • 26/11 martyr Hemant Karkare's wife Kavita in coma after suffering brain haemorrhage September 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Kavita Karkare, widow of former Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare who died fighting terrorists during the 26/11 attacks here, has been admitted to a hospital after she suffered brain haemorrhage and slipped into coma, police sources said on Sunday. "Kavita Karkare sustained a brain haemorrhage because of which...
  • Delhi: LNJP Hospital nurse allegedly murdered September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The 45-year-old LNJP Hospital nurse who was found dead at her staff quarter last week was allegedly murdered by an advocate with whom her relationship had gone sour after the latter married another woman. The deceased, identified as Nirmala Devi, who worked as a staff nurse at LNJP hospital...
  • Kashmir's lone maternity care hospital staffers recount flood horrors September 24, 2014

    Srinagar: As the situation in Kashmir's lone maternity care hospital - Lala Ded - is limping towards normalcy, the staffers at the medical centre recount the horrors they confronted when flood waters entered into the premises. It was on the evening of Saturday, September 6, that water from River Jhelum overflowed...
  • Over 3,500 babies born in hospitals in Kashmir during floods September 23, 2014

    Srinagar: More than 3,500 babies were born in government hospitals in Kashmir at the peak of devastating floods that affected most of the tertiary care hospitals in the Valley. Nearly 2,300 normal deliveries and 1,260 Caesarean sections were conducted from September 4 to 20 in various hospitals of Kashmir which...
  • Police plan to turn Kerala capital 'tobacco-free' September 23, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala capital may turn into a tobacco-free city soon with city police taking several initiatives, including strict implementation of anti-tobacco laws. Close on the heels of the state government increasing the tax on cigarette, the city police has joined hands with "janamaithri" personnel, the community police wing of the...
  • Jammu and Kashmir floods: Army hospital saving lives as health infrastructure crumbles September 20, 2014

    Srinagar: At a time when almost the entire healthcare infrastructure in Srinagar city has been rendered ineffective by the devastating floods, the Army's 92 Base Hospital has saved the lives of more than 300 people including 35 newborns. The army doctors without caring about their own houses and families affected by...
  • Tamil Nadu: Man beaten up for sexual assault of mentally ill woman dies September 18, 2014

    Virudhunagar: A 41year old man who allegedly outraged the modesty of a mentally challenged woman died after he was beaten up by her family members, three of whom surrendered before a local court on Thursday, police said. Murugesan had outraged the modesty of the woman three days ago...
  • Delhi: Stricter vigil at Tihar after 4th inmate dies within fortnight September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Tihar Jail authorities have stepped up security at the facility and intensified frisking and other precautionary measures following the death of a fourth inmate within a fortnight at the prison. A prisoner in the special security ward died after he was attacked on Wednesday with a sharp weapon by...
  • Mumbai: Minor girl repeatedly raped for a year, gets pregnant September 17, 2014

    Mumbai: A minor girl was allegedly raped by a man for about a year following which she became pregnant, police said. The accused, identified as Rahim (age not specified), a resident of Sainik Nagar in Kausa area of Thane's Mumbra town, had been sexually assaulting the girl since October last...
  • J&K floods: Newborne loses battle for life September 14, 2014

    Srinagar: In a rather grim story from the floodhit state of Jammu & Kashmir, a newborn baby lost his battle for life in a Srinagar hospital on Sunday. The newborne apparently died due to lack of medical attention. Laldutt Hospital in the Valley is now home to thousands of people...
  • Delhi hospital sends relief to Jammu and Kashmir September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi has sent emergency relief supplies to floodravaged regions of Jammu and Kashmir to help it overcome the acute shortage of medicines and blankets. "The director general of health services, Srinagar apprised the hospital management (Sir Ganga Ram) that most of the hospitals in...
  • Hearty and cheerful Lalu Prasad walks out of Mumbai hospital September 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Eighteen days after undergoing three cardiac surgeries, a hearty and cheerful RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday walked out of the Asian Heart Institute, doctors said. "Lalu Prasad has been an excellent and cooperative patient with a strong willpower which has helped him immensely in his speedy recovery," said Ramakanta...
  • J&K floods: NDRF deploys 'boat hospitals', turns to relief operations September 13, 2014

    Srinagar: After undertaking rescue operation in the floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is now focusing on relief operations and had deployed 'boat hospitals' in water logged areas to provide health care facilities to the stranded people. "We have changed our role. For the last one week...
  • 14 children found dead in Srinagar hospital September 13, 2014

    Srinagar: As the flood waters receded in Kashmir, authorities on Saturday said that 14 children were found dead at a hospital. State government officials confirmed that 29 deaths have taken place in the Kashmir Valley alone. Officials on Saturday said 14 children had died in the governmentrun G.B. Pant Hopsital. The hospital...
  • Miracle baby survives in spite of weighing half a kilogram at birth September 12, 2014

    Bangalore: Baby Syeda who weighed less than half a kilogram at birth has now survived and blossomed into a 4monthold healthy baby weighing 2 kilogram. The baby is set to be taken home by her parents who thank the doctors for their persistent efforts. Syeda was born weighing just 470...
  • Rapecheating case: Rail Minister's son Karthik Gowda appears before investigating officer September 12, 2014

    Bangalore: The son of Railways Minister Sadananda Gowda, Karthik Gowda has finally made an appearance before the investigation officer on Friday in the alleged rape and cheating case against him. Karthik is likely to record his statement later on Friday. Karthik has undergone a medical examination in Bangalore. The sessions court...
  • Robotic assisted surgery ushering in new era in heart surgery September 10, 2014

    Coimbatore: RobotAssisted surgery is ushering in a new era in heart surgery by offering patients better outcome and a greater quality of life, a senior surgeon in the Chennaibased Apollo Hospitals on Wednesday said. Traditional open heart surgery involved making a big incision and resulted in...
  • Isolation ward in Mecca to check Ebola virus September 9, 2014

    Riyadh: Saudi Arabia will establish a 50bed exclusive isolation ward at Arafat Hospital in Mecca during the Haj pilgrimage as a preventive measure against the Ebola virus and other communicable diseases, Arab News reported on Tuesday. Deputy Health Minister for Planning and Development Mohammed AlKhasheem said that over 22,000 medics will...
  • Chhattisgarh: Woman injured after getting stuck in MRI machine, family blames doctors September 8, 2014

    Raipur: In a shocking incident in Chhattisgarh, negligence by junior doctors in a village hospital in Raipur resulted in a woman getting stuck in an MRI machine. The woman was seriously injured. The woman's family has alleged that the junior doctors didn't know how to operate the MRI machine. Hospital...
  • TN: 20member gang hacks brothers to death, beheads them September 3, 2014

    Chennai: In a gruesome incident, a 20member gang hacked two brothers to death in Tamil Nadu. The gang then beheaded them with sickles and dumped their heads at a medical college hospital in Chidambaram district. The gang also attacked friends and relatives of the two brothers, Ambulance Kumar and Rajesh, who...
  • Tamil Nadu: Two criminals hacked to death; beheaded September 2, 2014

    Chidambaram: In a gruesome incident, an armed gang of about 20 persons on Tuesday attacked two rowdies, both siblings, with country bombs, beheaded them with sickles and threw their severed heads near the Medical College Hospital, police said. The gang also attacked friends and relatives of the two brothers, Ambulance...
  • Tamil Nadu: 97yearold woman undergoes angioplasty September 2, 2014

    Coimbatore: A 97yearold woman underwent angioplasty at a hospital with the doctors claiming her to be oldest women to have gone through such a procedure. The nonagenarian woman was attending to her activities on her own when she felt severe chest pain. She was admitted to the KG Hospital around...