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HCG emphasizes on the need to offer psychological assistance to cancer patients and their families

According to the 2019 report Cancer patients have a fourfold risk of suicide compared to the general population.

Punjab government ropes in 125 more private hospitals

The government also plans to add 115 more private hospitals to the list of empanelled hospitals in a phased manner.

Bengaluru: Drone replaces health workers at oral cancer screening camp

The instruments in the drone’s pouch included a foldscope (optical microscope known as one-dollar microscope), slides and brush biopsy equipment.

Kochi: General Hospital gets stroke-ready hospital tag

Once a patient with cerebral thrombosis is brought to the hospital within four-and-a-half hours of showing the symptoms, physical defects can be avoided in 33% of the cases.

KIMS collaborates with CLINEA (France) for advanced rehabilitation services

Rehabilitation centres form an essential part of healthcare infrastructure and are often associated with goals of getting patients rehabilitated to the point where they can live on their own.

Kochi: Child with rare lung tumor survives 7-hour surgery

Detected with rarest of the rare type of lung cancer, pulmonary blastoma (stage III), doctors at two major private hospitals in the city joined hands to give life to Haidan.

Singh brothers, 3 others produced in court in RFL case, police seeks 6-day custodial interrogation

The police told the court that their custodial interrogation was necessary as they were allegedly involved in diversion of public money and needs to be tracked.

Columbia Asia in talks with investors to sell India assets for $300 million

The transaction is part of Columbia’s strategic decision to exit healthcare business in India and has mandated Morgan Stanley to run a formal process to find a buyer.

Chennai: Doctors turn CT scan room into operation theatre to remove tumour

The 30-year-old software professional was diagnosed with osteoid osteoma - a non-cancerous bone tumour.

AIIMS finally admits contribution of Japanese doctor in separation of craniopagus twins

The Union Health Ministry had sought a detailed report from AIIMS over the contribution of Japanese doctor post uncoupling of the craniopagus twins and two-year stay at AIIMS.

Visakhapatnam: City’s palliative care infra caters to patients from across the region

Services include treatment under specialist medical practitioners, nurses trained in palliative care, nutritional advice and special services such as spiritual and entertainment facilities.

Laryngectomy performed at Tuticorin MCH for first time

The man was admitted to the GH after complaining of symptoms like change in voice, difficulty in swallowing, speaking and breathing for nearly 6 months. A biopsy revealed that he was suffering from laryngeal cancer.

AIIMS Delhi wins top cleanliness award, bags Rs 3 crore

The Health Ministry had prepared a list of central government institutions, district and private hospitals and community health centres for their work in maintaining high standards of sanitation and hygiene in public health facilities and awarded these hospitals under the 'Kayakalp Awards Scheme'.

Dehradun: Rs 50,000 fine to be levied for ‘improper’ disposal of medical waste

The licence of hospitals, veterinary centres, nursing homes, pathology centres and drug stores would also be revoked in case of grave violation of the norms.

Certificate of Al Shifa Hospital MD fake: MCI

On verifying, the committee noted that the said certificate is fake and that the certificate was not issued to Dr Shajahan Yoosaf Sahib by the MCI but to Dr Shamna Abdul Kader," the MCI said in its order.

Hyderabad: New method of dialysis to reduce time of treatment

Dialysis remains the second-best option for patients after kidney transplants, according to experts.

Mysuru: Aadhaar-based biometric system for attendance in hospitals from next month

The decision has been taken following largescale complaints that doctors and medical staff were not punctual in the district and rural hospitals.

Hyderabad: Over 3,331 viral fever cases reported in govt hospital this year

"This year, the number of viral fever cases in the city has increased compared to last year.Not all the viral fever cases are dengue positive, but most of them have influenza symptoms.

Tamil Nadu may get six new medical colleges by 2020

The technical committee of the Medical Council of India has cleared the decks for six new government medical colleges in the state.

Patient jumps to death from 4th floor of Sewri TB Hospital

The victim was depressed as his family didn’t visit him; the incident opens debate about mental health issues faced by patients of multi-drug resistant TB; 25 suicides at the hospital in 8 years.