corona, Patient Zero

Could we defeat coronavirus? Yes, proves the latest information regarding the first patient who was tested positive for the virus in India. As per the media reports, the final test result of India’s first coronavirus patient has returned negative. But the authorities were waiting for the last the final test results to discharge the patient, […]

To bring uniformity in their user charges, the Health Ministry has directed the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi to review the user fees for its patients and prepare a model rate-chart which can be replicated in all six such premier institutes across the country. A senior Health Ministry official said that the […]

Any life-threatening disease that affects a hundred people in a population of one lakh can be considered ‘rare’. Primary immune deficiency disorders, inborn errors of metabolism, and Lysosomal Storage Disorders (LSD) such as Pompe disease and Gaucher disease are some of the commonly found rare diseases in the State of Kerala. Treatments for such rare […]

Despite being one of the largest economies in the world, India still struggles when it comes to the healthcare sector. India, a growing hub of medical tourism were lacking a universal policy of patient rights. Now, the union health ministry has decided to implement a ‘charter of patient rights’, which explains the freedom for patients […]

The death of three people who were connected to different dialysis machines due to similar causes in around the same time has left doctors baffled. The incident took place in a hospital in Puducherry. Nephrologists are of the opinion that death of patients on dialysis because of power fluctuations is ‘nearly impossible.’ The equipment for […]