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'UP hospitals need to provide palliative care'

The members have requested the government to take up training and workshop of primary health care givers employed at government hospitals in the area of palliative care to improve the quality of life of both patients and their family members.

KEM’s end-of-life care service to come home

“Our doctors have been undergoing training at the neighbouring Tata Memorial Hospital on palliative care over six months,’’ said KEM Hospital dean Dr Avinash Supe.

PATNA: 50-bed facility for HIV positive people in state

Under its ‘Integrated care of complex opportunistic infectious diseases’ project, the MSF will set up the facility at Guru Gobind Singh hospital in Patna.

Noida: Doctors few, district hospital fails to get accreditation

A team from the board visited the hospital on Friday and checked the premises and services for 197 parameters, of which 22 were found non-compliant.

Woman in Kolkata hospital isolation ward contracts dengue, dies

She died at 9am on Friday. Her death certificate puts dengue haemorrhagic shock syndrome as the cause of death. The hospital claimed the victim may have got the virus during blood transfusion.

Swine flu: Woman dies, 11 critical, 16 new cases

The woman, who was admitted with high-grade fever, convulsions and pneumonia earlier this week, was the sixth victim of swine flu during the current season, confirmed health authorities.

Assam man given blood from wrong group, dies

A 75-year-old man died at the Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) here on Thursday night after being administered blood of the wrong group during transfusion.

First free clinic for transgenders to come up in Kolkata

The city is all set to get a dedicated clinic catering to the transgender community. In addition to providing them with easy access to healthcare, the clinic is also expected to sensitize and educate the medical community on the healthcare needs of transgenders.

Scurvy: A forgotten diagnosis helps ‘paralysed’ child become mobile

A medical nightmare for the Guptas from Dahisar started in July when their two-year-old son Ayan started complaining of knee pain.

Kochi: General hospital to get NCD clinic

In the current practice, doctors prescribe medicines after checking sugar and blood pressure levels. But doctors at the screening centre will not only just treat two major NCDs — diabetes and hypertension —but also will look into the complications that can arise out of it.

Bengaluru: Deputy Chief Minister asks private hospitals to stick to Rs 2,500-cap for H1N1 tests

The government had last week issued a circular to private hospitals asking not to charge more than Rs 2,500, in the wake of reports that some of them were collecting Rs 5,000.

Jabalpur : Demanding treatment by ‘upper-caste’ expert, kin of patients attack ST doc

A doctor belonging to Scheduled Tribe community has alleged that he was beaten up by relatives of two patients who wanted them to be treated by an “upper caste” person, police said on Sunday.

Govt to rid 6 hospitals of red tape, make health minister chairman

The governing councils of the six hospitals are currently chaired by the chief secretary and have the health and finance secretaries as members.

Patients’ dialysis stopped midway at Bharuch Civil Hospital

At least, seven patients were undergoing dialysis when the power went out and dialysis system’s backup was limited only for 10 minutes.

District hospital starts functioning from Jeypore

The new DHH will also function from the 50-bed model maternity and child health (MCH) care ward that shares its campus with the sub-divisional hospital at Phulobado, on outskirts of Jeypore.

Experts bust myths in bid to catch breast cancer early

Dr Murtuja, Dr Amol Dongre, Dr Sushil Mandhaniya and Dr Subodh Gupta took to the dais to provide insights into breast cancer.

H1N1 claims first victim in southern TN

Officials identified the victim as S Manikandan from Vilvanathanpatti near Thoppampatti on the outskirts of Palani town. Officials said that initially he underwent treatment in nearby clinics before visiting a private hospital in Coimbatore, where he was diagnosed with the influenza.

‘Routine eye check-up can help detect diabetic retinopathy’

The symptoms include blood spots in eye, oozing of blood from the eyes. Around one-third of the 65 million diabetic patients in India suffer from blindness.

Devi Lal trust to build multi-specialty hospital

The hospital would be constructed by Jan Nayak Chaudhary Devi Lal Memorial Trust. The foundation stone was laid by former chief minister and INLD supremo Om Prakash Chautala.

Med firms allege corruption in Umaid hosp tenders, seek ACB probe

The hospital administration and some medical supplier companies are fighting with each other, over tenders for installation and maintenance of central oxygen pipeline for infants.