Geriatric ward opened at Dr. Rela Institute and Medical Centre

The emergency ward has been customised to the needs of senior citizens An exclusive geriatric emergency ward was inaugurated at the Dr. Rela Institute and Medical Centre (RIMC) located in Chromepet on Friday. Sally McCarthy, president, Australian College of Emergency Medicine, and James Ducharme, president, Canada Association of Emergency Physicians and International Federation for Emergency […]


Schools urge parents not to send sick kids

Authorities are tackling the panic with caution “Please do not send your children to school if they are feeling sick. If your child has a fever of over 98.6F, keep your child under your care at home until he/she is fever-free for 48 hours without the aid of any medication,” reads the message from a […]


Major fire at ESI hospital in Noida; no loss of life, injuries

All patients safely evacuated and shifted to A major fire engulfed the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESI) hospital in Noida on Thursday morning. “Five fire tenders were pressed into service. No loss of life or injuries have been reported. All the patients were safely evacuated,” said Kamlesh Mishra, Fire Safety Officer, Noida. Mr Mishra told […]


Heart transplants in Chennai that changed young lives

Two young girls underwent the procedures at a private hospital in the city, and were funded by a trust Two girls aged 11 and 17 years, recently underwent heart transplants that have enabled them return to normal life. Agalya (11) was diagnosed with breathlessness and a heart condition at the age of three. Her parents […]


Kota hospital orders probe into infant deaths

Ten died in two days this week The government-run J.K. Lon Children’s Hospital in Rajasthan’s Kota town has ordered an investigation into the death of 10 infants in two days earlier this week. Aged between one day and one year, six infants died on December 23 and four on December 24. The hospital administration has […]


Delhi: Hospital sweeper kills boy with a surgical blade

New Delhi A man who works at a hospital as a sweeper killed a 15-year-old boy with a stolen surgical blade in west Delhi’s Khyala last week, police said on Monday. Apart from a monetary dispute, the killer held a grudge against the boy as his older sister he ‘liked’ recently got married, Deepak Purohit, […]


Hospitality training for over 1,000 Delhi prison inmates

More than 1,000 inmates lodged in prisons across the city will get hospitality training within a year under an initiative aimed at helping them start a new life after being released, officials said. According to a senior prison official, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed in this regard between the Prison Department and ‘Primerio’, […]