Patients

  • Exercise good for people undergoing chemotherapy September 20, 2014

    New York: Exercise has multiple benefits and researchers suggest that exercise may have an added benefit for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Their work, performed on a melanoma mouse model, found that combining exercise with chemotherapy shrunk tumours more than chemotherapy alone. "The immediate concern for patients is the cancer but then when...
  • India faces acute shortage of cancer specialists, only one doctor available for every 2,500 patients September 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Every year nearly 5,00,000 people die of cancer in India, but there are only 1,600 cancer specialists in the country, according to the alarming statistics coming from the Union Health Ministry. What's worse is that a 20 per cent surge in cancer cases is expected by the end of...
  • Bangalore: Brain dead gives life to many September 3, 2014

    A family in Karnataka sets an example by donating organs of their dead daughter. "The recipient is a 40yearold heart patient in Chennai. A team of 4 doctors flew the heart to Chennai," said transplant coordinator. ...
  • Website, SMS service launched for Hindu Rao Hospital July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: A website and SMS service was on Wednesday launched at Hindu Rao Hospital to provide information about its various health facilities, doctors and departments so that patients and visitors can have a hasslefree visit. The service, among other informations, will provide patients with working hours of the doctors, their...
  • Nine patients die daily at AIIMS July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Nine patients die on an average daily at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences while undergoing treatment, according to an RTI. Dr Siddhartha Satpathi from Department of Hospital Management said that in the last one year, from April 2013 to March 2014, the CardioNeuro Centre (CNC) at...
  • 9yearold boy dies due to alleged medical negligence, two doctors arrested June 3, 2014

    Two doctors of a reputed hospital in Ghaziabad were arrested on Monday after their alleged negligence led to the death of a nineyearold patient here in the district. SS Bhagat and Sachin Mittal, both employed with the hospital, have been arrested, police said. According to the police, Dev Sharma was admitted to...
  • Mumbai: Hospitalised man beaten to death by fellow patient May 13, 2014

    A patient was beaten to death while two other patients were seriously injured when a fellow patient attacked them with an iron stand at a Mumbai hospital. The accused, Shahabuddin Talukdar, has been arrested. The incident took place on Monday when the accused used the iron stand which is used...
  • Sinful to discriminate against leprosy patients: Dalai Lama March 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Even though India has achieved the World Health Organisation's (WHO) elimination level for leprosy, the social stigma associated with the disease is still prevalent, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has said. "This is a physical condition like any other and people should not look down upon others. All human...
  • Emphasizing care in healthcare: Redefining patient experience March 9, 2014

    How should we look at the India's record in delivering health? A panel of experts discusses about the India's health report and inadequate spending on health sector and how can regulatory framework be strengthened. ...
  • Patna doctors refuse to operate on hepatitis patients, demand insurance cover March 7, 2014

    Doctors at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) are allegedly refusing to treat hepatitis patients due to fears of infection, and have demanded insurance cover. "In the last one month, six hepatitis patients have returned without surgery after doctors refused to operate on them," said a doctor of the surgery...
  • UP: 24 doctors released, threaten hunger strike if charges not dropped March 6, 2014

    Lucknow: The doctors in Uttar Pradesh have threatened to go on strike with more demands. The 24 doctors arrested in Kanpur are out of jail but have threatened to go on hunger strike if all charges against them are not expunged by 6 pm. All resident doctors in Kanpur and...
  • Allahabad HC orders probe into incident that led to doctors' strike, orders transfer of SSP, DIG, IG March 5, 2014

    Lucknow: The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court has ordered a judicial inquiry into the Kanpur incident that led to doctors' strike. The probe will be carried out by a former judge. The court has ordered the transfer of the SSP, DIG and IG of Kanpur as well and requested...
  • UP doctors' strike enters Day 5, patients bear the brunt March 5, 2014

    Kanpur: It is Day 5 of the doctors' strike in Uttar Pradesh, which has crippled the state. The protest broke out after 24 junior doctors at Kanpur medical college were held for getting into a scuffle with Samajwadi Party workers. Caught in the crossfire are the patients, with no access to...
  • CJ Show: Patients sleep on the streets outside AIIMS February 28, 2014

    CJ Suresh Paswan came to Delhi's AIIMS to treat his ailing son. Due to less intake capacity at the hospital, Suresh along with his family have been living on the street outside the hospital. He is one of the many such patients who travel from the far off places for...
  • CJ Yasmeen wants specialty hospitals for burn victims February 28, 2014

    CJ Yasmeen Mansoori is an acid attack survivor. She has gone through several surgeries to reconstruct her face, but many times as a burns patient, she felt the need of special medical attention. In this report, Yasmeen is requesting the government to build specialty hospitals for patients like her. ...
  • CJ follow-up: No improvement in the condition of Alwar hospital February 23, 2014

    CJ Samar Gupta had filed a report exposing the lack of basic medical facilities in a government run hospital in his hometown of Alwar in Rajasthan. Two years later, Samar followed up on his story only to find that the condition has only become worse. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Health Special Show February 28, 2014

    This week, as elections near, CJ tackles one of the most urgent issues that should be on any aspiring politician's agenda: healthcare. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show February 22, 2014

    This week, as elections near, CJ tackles one of the most urgent issues that should be on any aspiring politician's agenda: healthcare. ...
  • Punjab: Woman dies of heart attack while doctors attend VIP function February 6, 2014

    Hoshiarpur: A woman died of a heart attack at a hospital in Hoshiarpur in Punjab while doctors were busy attending a VIP programme in the hospital. The woman who died was the mother of a policeman. The policeman kept pleading for assistance and help within the hospital at the place...
  • Jaipur doctors support Udaipur medicos over assault by patient's attendant February 1, 2014

    Medical services were today hit here after resident doctors went on strike in support of medicos inUdaipur over alleged assault of their colleague by a patient's attendant. The strike was later called off after a meeting of the striking doctors with state Health Minister Rajendra Rathore, who assured them that proper...
  • Acid attack victim and crusader tipped to get 'Ojaswani Award' January 10, 2014

    Acid attack victim Laxmi, whose crusade against acid attacks forced the Supreme Court to ban the open sale of acid in the market as well as noted social worker Kavita Bhattarai who serves leprosy patients will begiven this year's prestigious 'Ojaswani Award, it was announced here on Friday. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister...
  • Union Cabinet approves recommendation to increase 10,000 MBBS seats January 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved recommendations for increasing MBBS seats by 10,000 in recognised government medical colleges in the country. At present, there are around 50,000 MBBS seats across the country and the government is keen to increase them to address the issue of shortage of doctors....
  • 'The English Patient' producer Saul Zaentz dies at 92 January 5, 2014

    Los Angeles: Legendary Hollywood producer Saul Zaentz died at his home in San Francisco after suffering from Alzheimer's disease. He was 92. Saul died Friday, reports hollywoodreporter.com. His nephew Paul Zaentz confirmed the news. He said: "He was an extraordinary man. He had a lot of guts, a lot of integrity." Saul began...
  • J&K: 80yearold dies after magistrate stops ambulance carrying him December 12, 2013

    An 80yearold heart patient being rushed to the hospital died on the way in Srinagar. He could have been saved had the driver of the ambulance not been stopped. ...
  • Kerala: Heart patient dies allegedly after wrong blood transfusion November 26, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: A patient died allegedly due to wrong blood transfusion at the Thiruvananthapuram medical college in Kerala, a state that boasts of high health standards. The police have registered a case based on the complaint of the patient's relatives. Sreekumar underwent a bypass surgery at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College last...
  • Kerala records 280 pc rise in cancer cases in 30 years October 22, 2013

    There has been a 280 percent rise in cancer patients in the past three decades in Kerala, reveals a study by the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) in Thiruvananthapuram. "In the past one decade, there has been a 50 per cent growth itself and every year there are 25,000 new cancer patients...
  • Bombay HC orders life sentence to doctor who raped patient in ICU September 21, 2013

    The Bombay High Court on Saturday confirmed the life sentence awarded to a 29-year-old doctor who was convicted for raping a patient in an Intensive Care Unit of a private hospital in neighbouring Thane this year. A bench of justices P V Hardas and P N Deshmukh accepted the argument of...
  • An eye lost, cancer survivor makes it to IIT August 30, 2013

    New Delhi: His resolve is written large on his face. Pankaj Yadav, 18, has made it to the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU)-Varanasi, overcoming his handicap of losing an eye to cancer 13 years ago. In doing so, this cancer survivor has set an example for hundreds of others like him...
  • India Positive: Stories of art, care and sacrifices August 24, 2013

    An International Taekwondo trainer left his lavish lifestyle to serve the poor and the needy and is providing shelter to those with disabilities who have been abandoned by their families. ...
  • Delhi: Taekwondo trainer's home open for all those left on streets August 20, 2013

    New Delhi: An International Taekwondo trainer left his lavish lifestyle to serve the poor and the needy and is providing shelter to those with disabilities who have been abandoned by their families. The shelter located in Delhi's Vasant Kunj area provides love and care to the mentally challenged, elderly, differentlyabled,...