For the first time in India, a team of doctors at Delhi Fortis Escorts Heart Institute has performed the catheter-based procedure of MitraClip to repair a leaking heart valve without surgery. Mitral valve is the valve connecting two chambers of the left side of the heart that receives impure blood from all over the body […]

There seems to me no abatement in the number of dengue and chikungunya cases in Delhi. The upswing in numbers has seen the doctors-lesser in number struggling to find time for all the patients. The central zone of South Delhi Municipal Corporation is the worst affected this year Special “camps” have been set up in […]

The Mohalla or Community Clinics that were launched in Delhi has seen a good degree of success. In these clinics where primary medical care is provided free of cost, some of the most needy of the society are finding relief. Now, the model is being planned to be replicated in Mumbai by the Aam Aadmi […]

The State health department has issued instructions to Delhi city hospitals so that assault on medical staff at the workplace can be curbed. The two-page direction has such lines as these: “All doctors must locate a security guard on duty so that he may be summoned any time immediately if required, along with a sign […]

A patient’s kin attacked at least three junior doctors at the Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital in Delhi on Wednesday night. The incident happened after a three year old patient died. The patient who suffered from encephalitis died during treatment. While the assailants-about 20 in number attacked the doctors with iron rods, the patient’s mother bit […]

The data put out by the Delhi Medical Council reveals that fake doctors are having a great time continuing to treat unsuspecting patients in the nation’s capital. Police inaction is cited as the major reason. Almost 400 police complaints have been filed by the Council. Of these, just a fourth have been converted to first […]

Doctors at Hindu Rao Hospital in North Delhi have gone on an indefinite strike over non-payment of salaries for the past 3 months!  Hindu Rao Hospital that caters to over 1,000 out patients daily is one of 6 hospitals run by the North Delhi corporation which is facing a deficit of Rs 300 crores. This […]