Hospitals
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

Delhi surgeons perform ‘India’s first’ three level artificial cervical disc replacement surgery

Delhi surgeons perform ‘India’s first’ three level artificial cervical disc replacement surgery

New Delhi: In a rare and complex surgery of the cervical spine, two leading neurosurgeons of Delhi claimed to have performed, for the first time in India, a three level cervical disc prolapse surgery followed by replacement of the patient’s natural disc with an artificial disc to preserve the patient’s range of movement in the neck. According to the surgeons, this is only the second such surgery reported in Asia. more

Doctors should announce fee before treatment: Kulaste

Doctors should announce fee before treatment: Kulaste

New Delhi: Doctors should display and announce their fees before rendering service and not after the treatment as per regulations, according to Faggan Singh Kulaste, minister of state for health and family welfare. more

Order issued to cancel licences of four hospitals indulging in ‘unnecessary’ hysterectomies

Order issued to cancel licences of four hospitals indulging in ‘unnecessary’ hysterectomies

Kalaburagi (Karnataka): Kalaburagi deputy commissioner Ujwal Kumar Ghosh has directed health department officials to cancel the licences of four hospitals where ‘unnecessary’ hysterectomies were allegedly performed. more

AIIMS resident doctors to go on strike if the order suspending their colleagues not revoked

AIIMS resident doctors to go on strike if the order suspending their colleagues not revoked

New Delhi: The AIIMS Resident Doctors Association has condemned the suspension of five resident doctors on Sunday for alleged negligence, following the death of a pregnant nurse during treatment at the hospital. more

PGI Chandigarh invites applications to recruit 79 faculty members

PGI Chandigarh invites applications to recruit 79 faculty members

Chandigarh: The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has invited applications for the recruitment of 79 faculty members, including 30 professors, one additional professor, one associate professor and 47 assistant professors in various departments. The last date for submission of application is February 28. more