Hospitals
Dr Jagat Ram appointed as Director of PGI Chandigarh

Dr Jagat Ram appointed as Director of PGI Chandigarh

New Delhi: Dr Jagat Ram, head of the ophthalmology department and senior most professor of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, was on Friday appointed as new director of the institute. more

Dhule doctor who was mercilessly beaten up by patient’s relatives may lose vision

Dhule doctor who was mercilessly beaten up by patient’s relatives may lose vision

Mumbai: Dr Rohan Mhamunkar (35), an orthopaedic doctor who was brutally beaten up by irate relatives of an accident victim at a government hospital in Dhule on Sunday night, could lose vision in his left eye. more

ITC may delink doctors’ pay from patient bills in its proposed hospitals

ITC may delink doctors’ pay from patient bills in its proposed hospitals

Kolkata: The tobacco-to-consumer goods conglomerate ITC is looking to build hospitals driven by clinical protocols as opposed to individual doctors. more

Rupali Basu resigns as CEO of Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals

Rupali Basu resigns as CEO of Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals

Kolkata: Rupali Basu has resigned as CEO of Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals amid a series of allegations against the hospital about unethical practices. She has been replaced by Rana Dasgupta, COO of Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, who has been elevated as CEO of the hospital. more

Apollo Hospital to return Rs 7.23 lakh to deceased patient’s family

Apollo Hospital to return Rs 7.23 lakh to deceased patient’s family

Kolkata: Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals has decided to return the entire treatment cost of Rs 7.23 lakh to the family of Sanjay Ray, who was admitted to the hospital on February 16 after a road accident and died at the state-run SSKM hospital where he was shifted. more

AIIMS doctor treats cancer patient with the help of alcohol

AIIMS doctor treats cancer patient with the help of alcohol

New Delhi: Dr P S Chandra, professor of neurosurgery at AIIMS, has successfully treated a 28-year-old pregnant woman, paralysed below the waist for several months due to a rare spine tumour, by pumping in a measured amount of ‘absolute alcohol’, a neuro-toxic drug, into the tumour to destroy the lump. more

AIIMS Delhi wins Rs 5 crore Kayakalp award for maintaining high standards of sanitation and hygiene

AIIMS Delhi wins Rs 5 crore Kayakalp award for maintaining high standards of sanitation and hygiene

New Delhi: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi has won the first prize of Rs 5 crore, under the Central Government Hospitals category of the Kayakalp awards, for maintaining high standards of sanitation and hygiene. more

Indian surgeons successfully implant 3D printed vertebrae in a 32-year-old woman

Indian surgeons successfully implant 3D printed vertebrae in a 32-year-old woman

New Delhi: Medanta – The Medicity, Gurugram on Wednesday said its doctors have conducted a complex spinal reconstruction surgery using India’s first 3D printed artificial vertebrae that helped a 32-year-old spinal tuberculosis (TB) patient walk once again. more

‘World’s heaviest woman’ reaches Mumbai hospital for weight-loss surgery

‘World’s heaviest woman’ reaches Mumbai hospital for weight-loss surgery

Mumbai: Eman Ahmed, a 36-year old Egyptian woman weighing 500 kg, on Saturday reached Saifee Hospital in South Mumbai for weight-loss surgery. She was brought to India by a specially equipped EgyptAir aircraft. more

Doctors suspended for throwing poor patient out of the hospital

Doctors suspended for throwing poor patient out of the hospital

Surat: Three resident doctors of Surat Municipal Institute of Medical Education & Research (SMIMER) were on Friday suspended for six months by the institute’s disciplinary committee for throwing a poor patient out of the hospital last year. more