Ak Walia

  • CJ: Ground report from AK Walia's constituency in Delhi November 29, 2013

    Days before Delhi goes to poll, here is a ground report from Laxmi Nagar, his constituency in the state. While he claims that the constituency has good water, electricity and health services, the residents of the area narrate the issues that they have to face in day-to-day life. ...
  • Delhi polls: Meet the doctor-turned-politicians of Congress, BJP, AAP November 15, 2013

    New Delhi: It is politics over health with both the BJP and the Congress fighting each other over credit for making the national capital polio free. This winter in the battle for Delhi, all three parties - the Aam Aadmi Party, Congress and BJP - are fielding high profile doctors-turned-politicians....
  • After UP, 71 dengue cases reported from Delhi this week September 7, 2013

    A total of 71 cases of dengue have been reported from across the capital this week alone, officials said on Friday. Expressing deep concern at the high number of cases, Delhi Health Minister AK Walia directed health officers to effectively contain the spread of the disease. He warned that any dereliction of...
  • Delhi minor rape: Metro shuts Race Course station April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro closed down its Race Course station near Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's residence for public Sunday evening anticipating protests against the rape of a five-year-old girl. The station was closed at 6:45 pm, hours after a group of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activists tried to stage protest at...
  • Live: Delhi minor rape accused sent to judicial custody till May 4 April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: 7:57 pm: Aam Aadmi Party workers gather at 7, Race Course Road, which is Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's official residence. They deflate tyres of Delhi Police buses even as police presence is increased at 7 RCR. 6:16 pm: The accused in the Delhi minor rape case Manoj Kumar is...
  • Death penalty for child rapists should be considered: CPI(M) April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP leader Sushma Swaraj's demand for death penalty to child rapists on Sunday got the backing of CPI(M) which said it was open to the idea. "We are willing to discuss and consider this because what happened in this Delhi rape case is gruesome. There is something seriously...
  • Delhi minor rape: 5-year-old stable, needs several weeks to recover April 21, 2013

    In a medical update of the five-year-old rape survivor, an AIIMS official says that the toddler is recovering well, her vital parameters are stable. The official says that she is out of danger at the moment. "The girl is alert, stable and speaking to her parents," says the official. ...
  • Delhi minor rape: We should have zero tolerance against even minor issues, says activist April 21, 2013

    An AIIMS doctor said that the five-year-old rape survivor is showing gradual recovery and her vital parameters are stable. ...
  • Delhi rape: Police probing if second person is involved April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police is investigating whether a second person was involved in the rape of a five-year-old girl, who is undergoing treatment in AIIMS. However, Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat issued a statement denying "rumours" of arresting a second accused or looking for him. A senior police official said...
  • Delhi minor rape: Wave of revulsion anger across the nation April 21, 2013

    The five-year-old Delhi rape survivor is still in hospital but stable and alert as the capital took to the streets once again to protest against rising rape cases with a wave of revulsion anger across the nation as well. ...
  • Delhi minor rape: Women's safety a matter of concern, says PM April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Condemning the rape of a 5-year-old girl in Delhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said safety, security and status of women in the country is a matter of concern. While addressing the Civil Services Day function in the national capital, Manmohan said the gruesome assault on a little child reminds...
  • Live: Rapid Action Force deployed at India Gate, 7 RCR April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: 6:21 pm: Rapid Action Force deployed at India Gate, Prime Minsiter Manmohan Singh's official residence 7, Race Course Road and at police headquarters. Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) members block ITO crossing near police headquarters even as around 100 protesters gather at India Gate and hold peaceful...
  • Delhi: Minor rape survivor in hospital, more protests expected today April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The five-year-old Delhi rape survivor is still in hospital but stable and alert as the capital took to the streets once again to protest against rising rape cases with a wave of revulsion anger across the nation as well. Manoj Kumar, 22, who is accused of brutalising the...
  • Collaborate to achieve holistic health, Walia to doctors April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Health and Family Minister AK Walia on Saturday called upon medical professionals to work in close association with one another as well as with environmental specialists to achieve the goal of holistic health. "The health ministry is looking for such collaborations as centre point of all health care...
  • Delhi minor rape: Police reforms need of the hour, says Kiran Bedi April 20, 2013

    Former top cop and social activist Kiran Bedi said that the police officials need to be trained better. ...
  • Delhi minor rape: Anger, outrage on streets against police April 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The brutal sexual assault of a five-year-old girl in Delhi brought protesters out on the streets again, with a large number of them gathering outside Delhi Police Headquarters and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Saturday demanding action and justice for the minor survivor. Holding banners...
  • Delhi rape: Muzaffarpur residents demand death for accused April 20, 2013

    Muzaffarpur: People in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district expressed anger and shame on Saturday that one of their own was involved in the brutal rape of a five-year-old girl in Delhi. Manoj Kumar, who allegedly raped the girl after confining her in his Gandhi Nagar room in east Delhi, is from Bharthua...
  • Delhi minor rape: Police arrest accused in Muzaffarpur April 20, 2013

    Muzaffarpur: A 25-year-old youth allegedly involved in the rape of the five-year-old girl in the national capital was arrested in Muzaffarpur on Saturday morning, police said. Manoj Kumar was apprehended from Chiknouta, his in-law's village, at around 2.00 am from Muzaffarpur in Bihar, about 50 kms from Patna. The youth was...
  • Minor's rape: Delhi Police suspends three officials April 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Friday night suspended one of its Assistant Commissioner for slapping a young girl inside a hospital during a protest against the brutal rape of a five-year-old girl and two other officials on the charge of trying to hush up the case. ACP BS Ahlawat slapped...
  • Delhi minor rape: Police zero in on accused April 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The national capital once again witnessed anguish, anger and helplessness on Friday as details of the rape of a 5-year-old girl emerged, shocking citizens who have been demanding stringent measures for safety of women in New Delhi, where barely months ago the rape of a 23-year-old paramedical student...
  • Delhi rape: Reforms needed in police department, says Walia April 20, 2013

    A man brutally raped a 5-year-old girl in Delhi after kidnapping her from her home in Gandhi Nagar in East Delhi four days ago. "Reforms are needed in the police department. In cases like these, the police should try and attend the complainant as early as possible. There should be...
  • Delhi to have 12 more government hospitals March 29, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi government is set to build 12 new hospitals with a total bed strength of 2,900, Health Minister AK Walia said on Friday. "The process to start the construction of hospitals in Dwarka (750 beds), Vikaspuri (200 beds), Madipur (200 beds), Jawlapuri (200 beds), Ambedkar Nagar (200 beds)...
  • 12 injured as BJP, Congress workers clash March 10, 2013

    New Delhi: At least 12 people were injured in a clash between Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers at New Delhi on Saturday evening after a heated argument at an official function, police said. The incident was reported from Jagatram Park in east Delhi's Shakarpur around 3.30 pm where East...
  • Delhi ventilator snag kills 5: Who is responsible? December 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The police on Wednesday arrested a Delhi government hospital's technician and the supervisor in a medical negligence case after five ICU patients died after their oxygen supply was cut off during maintenance work. Sushruta Trauma Centre authorities said that the hospital had nothing to do with the oxygen...
  • Delhi ICU deaths: Police arrest 2 December 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police arrested two people in connection with the horrific deaths of patients caused due to negligence at the Sushruta Trauma Centre, a government hospital, in the capital on Tuesday evening. The two have been identified as Amit Katoch and Mohan Sharma. While Katoch is the technician...
  • 34 Delhi hospitals get notice for charging poor October 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Friday issued notices to 34 private hospitals in the city for not complying with court directive of providing free treatment to the poor patients. All private hospitals which were given government land at concessional rates are required to reserve 25 per cent of their out-patient...
  • 1.46 lakh smokers faced action in Delhi February 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Around 1.46 lakh smokers and vendors were fined in the past few years following 7.54 lakh raids in the city in connection with violation of laws related to tobacco. This was disclosed by Delhi Health Minister AK Walia on Tuesday while launching a Hindi website for anti-tobacco campaign. Addressing the...
  • Police files case in East Delhi fire tragedy November 21, 2011

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police has registered a case against unknown persons for causing death due to negligence in the north-east Delhi fire tragedy that took place on Sunday night. At least 14 persons are reported to be dead and over 40 injured in the fire that broke out broke...
  • State Govt orders probe in East Delhi fire tragedy November 21, 2011

    New Delhi: The Delhi government has ordered a probe into North East Delhi fire tragedy which took place on Sunday evening. At least 14 people have been killed and over 40 have been injured in the major fire that broke out at a convention of eunuchs in Nand Nagri in...
  • Superbug exists, but nothing alarming: Minister October 7, 2011

    New Delhi: Downplaying the threat of superbug in city hospitals, Delhi Health Minister AK Walia on Friday said the prevalence of the infection is "very low" and cannot be termed "alarming". "There is a very low prevalence of NDM1 infection (New Delhi Metallo beta lactamase) which exists as confirmed in tests...