19 killed as fire engulfs Odisha hospital | Kolkata hospital to pay fine for botched informed consent

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

At least 19 persons died after a devastating fire broke out in the dialysis ward on the second floor of SUM hospital, Bhubaneswar on Monday evening.

19 killed as fire engulfs SUM hospital in Bhubaneswar, many injured

Bhubaneswar: At least 19 persons died after a devastating fire broke out at SUM hospital, a leading private healthcare institute, here on Monday evening. Fire service sources said the fire originated around 7.30 pm in the dialysis ward on the second floor of the hospital. At least ten fire tenders and 120 fire-fighters were mobilized to douse the inferno. DGP (fire services) Binoy Behera said the exact cause of the fire is being investigated. “Prima facie, we suspect the fire occurred due to an electric short circuit in the dialysis ward,” Behera said.

Kolkata hospital, doctor ordered to pay compensation for botched informed consent

Kolkata: The West Bengal Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has held Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences (RTIICS) and its senior cardiologist Dr J Naik, working for the hospital in 2009, guilty of botched informed consent in a case of follow-up coronary angiogram (CAG) leading to the death of Robin Verma, and ordered them to pay a compensation of Rs 3 lakh in addition to Rs 25,000 as litigation fee to the deceased’s kin.

MBBS student ends life in Narmada canal

Ahmedabad: Parth Prajapati, a 21-year-old youth, studying in the final year of MBBS at GMERS Medical College and Hospital, Gandhinagar, ended life in Narmada canal on Saturday. His body was fished out from the canal on Sunday evening. The victim was to appear for his preliminary exams starting from Monday. Stress related to the exam might have driven him to suicide, according to investigators.

Govt waives Phase III clinical trials for some drugs

New Delhi: “If a drug is approved in the US, Europe, Australia, Canada or Japan, then phase III clinical trials will have to be done only in cases where there is a specific requirement… Phase IV, that is the pharmacovigilance programme, will go on as usual. Earlier, phase III was waived in some cases, now it will have to be done in some cases,” Drug Controller General of India Dr G N Singh has said.

Rs 50,000 award for helping Delhi Govt crack down labs, hospitals conducting gender determination test

New Delhi: Delhi Government is planning to strengthen its sex ratio which has dropped considerably over the years from 927 girls per 1,000 boys in 2001 to
919 in 2011. To achieve this, the health ministry is offering up to Rs 50,000 to anyone who helps them crack down labs and hospitals conducting gender determination test in the city.

Telangana, Johnson & Johnson sign MoU to make state TB free

Hyderabad: The Telangana government has signed an agreement with pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson to work together for making the state tuberculosis free.

Dr S P Yadav to head North zone chapter of Urological Society of India

Gurgaon (Haryana): Dr Satya Prakash Yadav, a noted urologist and managing director of Pushpanjali Hospital, Gurgaon was elected as the new president of the North Zone chapter of Urological Society of India (NZUSI) on Saturday in Agra. Dr Yadav’s tenure would begin from October 2017 and lasts for one year. NZUSI covers Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan.

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