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AIIMS doctor commits suicide, gay husband arrested

AIIMS doctor commits suicide, gay husband arrested

Dr Priya Vedi, 31, an anaesthetist at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) allegedly committed suicide alleging "immense mental torture” by her husband Kamal Vedi, 41, a dermatologist. She slit her wrist with a sharp-edged object after she learnt that her husband was a gay.Failed marriage, breach of trust by her husband by hiding his sexual orientation forced her to commit suicide in a Paharganj hotel on here on Saturday. Before taking the extreme step, Priya, posted a note on her Facebook account and also left a suicide note alleging that her husband is gay and used to torture her. For more info visit here:-

Mumbai doctor attacked by patient's friends

Close on the heels of assault on a renowned gastroenterologist in a hospital in Allahabad in which the victim had to be admitted in ICU with multiple injuries, a resident doctor at LTMG Sion Hospital was attacked by friends of a patient. The culprits were arrested by the Sion Police but the patient fled the hosptial.

Weighing 2.75 kg world’s largest kidney removed from a patient

Doctors at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRM) here have removed the largest kidney from the body of a patient as he has been suffering from autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) since last month. The hospital claimed the kidney to world's largest with its dimensions being 33.72 X 14.14 X 15.05 cm and weight 2.75 kg.

Armed with lathis and torches, women guard village against open defecation

Seemingly enthused by the commitment of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to end open defecation by 2019, the women of this sleepy hamlet, which incidentally falls under the native district of his political opponent and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, have launched a novel campaign.

Now, accident victims in Bengaluru can bank on bike ambulance

DTMT NETWORK BENGALURU 22 April 2015 Negotiating traffic in the city can be traumatic but the state government has devised a solution to deal with the situation, at least for patients needing emergency care. With state Health Minister Khadar launching 30 motorcycle ambulances here Bengaluru has become first city in India to introduce ambulance service on two-wheelers.

Liver recipients reinforce the importance of organ donation

BS RAWAT NEW DELHI 23 April 2015 In the wee hours, when he was woke up by a phone call, Rajiv Chabra, 37, was in for a pleasant surprise. The caller at the other end informed him that a liver was available for transplant. He had been waiting for liver transport for two long years.

Campaign launched with an aim to make India TB free in five years

BS RAWAT NEW DELHI 23 April 2015 With India continuing to carry the dubious distinction of the highest tuberculosis (TB) burden in the world, Union health minister JP Nadda launched a campaign to free the country from the disease in the next five years.

A mobile app to keep you informed about health and disease prevention

Alarm clock, wristwatch, calculator, music system, television set, video games, pager, camera, calendar and torch, all these accessories have become redundant today. Reason: a small rectangular-shaped invention known as mobile phone encompasses all these features in its tummy. In fact, all of us are directly or indirectly dependent on mobile phones.

Delhi Govt calls meet of private players in healthcare

The Aam Aadmi Party led Delhi Government has called a meeting of private healthcare providers and stakeholders later this week to discuss various issues pertaining to the sector and evolve a code of ethics and regulations on the services.

Earthquake Effects: Delhi to hastens to retrofit Govt hospitals

DTMT NETWORK NEW DELHI 29 April 2015 The Delhi Government has decided to begin retrofitting process in all government hospitals in a phased manner to help them meet earthquake like disasters. In this connection, the state Health Department has been told to increase emergency surplus water capacity in the hospitals to four days.

Hospital in ruin, shrinking medical supplies, WHO reviews healthcare scenario in Nepal

DTMT NETWORK NEPAL, 2 MAY 2015 The devastating earthquake in Nepal has done colossal damage to country's healthcare infrastructure. Based on rapid assessment of health facilities, World Health Organization (WHO) stated that hospitals in four of the worst-affected districts are destroyed or too badly damaged to function.

Nodal agency to link healthcare ecosystem components vital

DTMT NETWORK NEW DELHI 2 May 2015 The creation of a nodal body to link various components of the healthcare ecosystem in order to accelerate the process of 'Make in India' for medical devices is vital, said a senior government official.

AIIMS Director calls for expansion of medical technology

BS RAWAT NEW DELHI 2 May 2015 Medical fraternity urged the medical electronics and devices industry to come up with a low-cost frugal technology for the benefit of the masses and produce what the defence service personnel require and not what the industry can produce.

Ethiopia offers 100 per cent FDI to Indian health sector to set up health facilities

However, representatives of a majority of the African countries who participated in the PHDCCI summit, such as Republic of Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Egypt and Gambia, had reservation over the move.

WHO to set up field office in Gorkha to monitor healthcare delivery in quake-hit Nepal

DTMT NETWORK GORKHA, Nepal 4 May 2015 To provide better and early healthcare services to survivors of last week's devastating earthquake this Himalayan state, the World Health Organization (WHO) decided to set up its own field office in the Gorkha district in strategic coordination with government officials.

With love from India: Delhi NGO sends relief for quake-hit Nepalese

DTMT NETWORK NEW DELHI 8 May 2015 In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck the Himalayan nation recently, entire world is standing by Nepal at its hour of need even as relief operation is in full swing.

Neglected diseases in spotlight at first-ever MSF Scientific Day in India

The highlight of the conference was the agenda to address the issue of neglect. How is medical care provided to the vulnerable, stigmatised and marginalised? How is a disease identified as 'neglected'? In a region comprising approximately one-fifth of the world's population, these subjects require serious consideration and discussion.

Apollo, AIM extend medical relief to quake ravaged Nepal

BS RAWAT NEW DELHI 9 May 2015 Leading private healthcare providers, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals and Kochi-based Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, have pledged support to the victims of the Nepal earthquake. Medical teams of the hospitals are providing medical relief to people of the quake ravaged Himalayan nation.

AMRI Mukundupur felicitates brave mothers to mark Mother’s Day

On the occasion, women from different socio-economic backgrounds shared their experiences, the trials and tribulations they faced in their effort to create favourable environment for the progress of their children.

Justice Cyriac Joseph, new acting chairperson of NHRC

Justice Joseph will continue to hold the position until the appointment of a new chairperson in the commission in place of Justice KG Balakrishnan. Justice Cyriac Joseph, member, National Human Right Commission (NHRC), took charge as the acting chairperson of the commission here today. Joseph, a former judge of the Supreme Court of India, had joined the commission as a member on the May 27, 2013.

IMA issues legal notice to makers of 'Gabbar is Back'

The association alleged that a scene in the movie showed doctors treating a dead patient not only lowered the dignity of the medical profession, but also provoked public against the noble profession of the doctors.The Indian Medical Association (IMA) served a legal notice on actor Akshay Kumar and producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali for portraying medical profession in poor light in their latest Bollywood flick 'Gabbar is Back'. In a scene of the movie doctors are shown treating a dead patient to make money.

AIIMS demands metro connectivity to its Jhajjar centre

Considering the circuitous road route the metro project once realised would reduce the travel distance by nearly half and travel time to 45 minutes flat.

Antidote to cancer: Indian scientists spot rare plant with medicinal properties

DTMT NETWORK BANGALORE 14 MAY 2015 A rare plant that promises to open up possibilities of treatment of cancer has been found by plant geneticists in the Western Ghats. Known with its botanical name Miquelia dentate Bedd (Family: Icaciaceae), the plant is a small climbing shrub producing anti-cancer alkaloid - Camptothecine (CPT).It grows sparsely in Madikery Forests in Kodagu in Karnataka.

'Patients First' to be theme of this year's Clinical Trials Day on May 20

A series of workshops and seminars will be organised to highlight and celebrate the very important role that patients play in clinical trials.