PATIENTS

  • Nepal struggles to handle increasing number of injured, makeshift hospitals save lives April 28, 2015

    With hospitals in unable to handle the increasing number of wounded, makeshift hospitals are now saving lives. People have lined up and ambulance, taxi cabs have also come in. There were 40-50 neuro patients. A girl with an epidural hematoma which could lead to death was operated upon. ...
  • Alabama lawmaker pushes repeal of law named after his dead patient April 3, 2015

    An Alabama doctor-turned-lawmaker is seeking to overturn a state law named for one of his patients, whose death 16 years earlier triggered legislation requiring insurers to pay for minimum post-pregnancy hospital stays, records show. "Rose's Law," named after 36-year-old Rose Church, who died of a heart attack 10 days after giving...
  • Medtronic: Technologies that transform lives, episode-2 March 27, 2015

    In this episode, experts from Medtronic address the problem of cardiovascular disease (CVD) which killed 2.5 million Indians in 2014. Experts talk about innovative financing and diagnostic offerings to heart patients in India. ...
  • Medtronic: Technologies that transform lives, episode-1 March 22, 2015

    In this episode, experts from Medtronic address the outreach, awareness, innovative financing and diagnostic offerings to heart patients in India. ...
  • New software developed for robots to aid dementia patients February 24, 2015

    Tokyo:A group of Japanese developers has created software for robots that will monitor and help dementia patients in their daily lives, media reported Monday. The application won the first app contest organised by Japanese telecommunications company Softbank, barely a few days before it begins selling its humanoid robot Pepper,the first robot...
  • Living It Up: Options available to a cancer patient February 8, 2015

    In this episode of 'Living It Up', Oncologist, Dr Sameer Karl tells what are the options available to a cancer patient. ...
  • Delhi: Bone-chilling cold adds to patients' woes outside AIIMS December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Critically ill cancer patients from across the country are among the hundreds of people who are forced to take shelter outside the premises of the AIIMS in Delhi's bone-chilling cold, as the minimum temperature in the national capital on Saturday plunged to 4.8 degrees Celsius, the second lowest...
  • 35 US hospitals ready to treat Ebola patients December 3, 2014

    Atlanta: US health authorities have announced that the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention have designated a total of 35 hospitals to be ready to treat Ebola patients. The CDC worked together with state health authorities to determine which hospitals could be designated "Ebola treatment centres". "As long as Ebola is spreading...
  • US: Cancer patient ends her life, renews euthanasia debate November 4, 2014

    In United States, a 29-year-old terminally ill patient has legally ended her life. Her decision to die under Oregon's "death with dignity act" has renewed the euthanasia debate. ...
  • Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old terminally ill cancer patient and 'death with dignity' advocate, ends her life November 3, 2014

    Portland, Ore.: A young woman who moved to Oregon to take advantage of the state's assisted-suicide law took lethal drugs prescribed by a doctor and has died, a spokesman said Sunday. Brittany Maynard, 29, was diagnosed with brain cancer on New Year's Day and was later given six months to live....
  • Patients face trouble as doctors of MBS hospital go on strike November 1, 2014

    Kota : Thousands of patients who visited Maharao Bheem Singh (MBS) hospital in the city faced discomfort with the doctors going on strike against alleged manhandling of a doctor and nurse by a patient's relatives. The resident doctors of the hospital went on strike after the relatives of a patient who...
  • US: Ebola patient fights for life October 6, 2014

    The condition of the Ebola patient in Dallas, in the US, has taken a turn for the worse. The disease continues to ravage western Africa, where more than 3,000 people have died in the outbreak. ...
  • 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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. ...