Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicDelhi hospitals

Topic: Delhi hospitals

Ensure specialists attend Covid patients with comorbidities: Delhi govt tells hospitals

According to a govt advisory, Delhi has witnessed a surge in Covid deaths since last week. Most of the deceased suffered from comorbidities like cancer, heart & liver diseases.

As more doctors & nurses get Covid, Delhi hospitals cut OPD timings, focus on emergency cases

Hundreds of healthcare workers in Delhi have tested positive in the past week, forcing hospitals to deal with staff shortage. Doctors attribute the number of cases to high exposure.

AIIMS puts routine admissions, non-essential surgeries on hold as it braces for 3rd Covid wave

OPD services in AIIMS and all its centres will continue to function with restricted registrations limited to patients with prior appointments.

45 PSA oxygen plants commissioned in Delhi’s govt hospitals, says health dept

According to the health officials, around 160 PSA oxygen generation plants with a total capacity of 148.11 metric tonnes are being installed at govt & private hospitals in Delhi.

Kids returning with post-Covid symptoms like breathlessness, headaches, say Delhi doctors

Symptoms were found to be persisting for three to four months in children who had severe Covid, stated Dr Bajaj of Ujala Cygnus Group of Hospitals.

Delhi govt forms 6-member panel to assess cases of patients who died due to lack of oxygen

The panel is meant to grant compensation and check whether the oxygen was being used properly at the hospital as per the norms, an official order said.

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital reports first case of white fungus with severe damage to intestines

According to Dr Anil Arora, white fungus causing multifocal perforations in the food pipe, small & large bowel in Covid infection has previously not been reported in literature.

Delhi hospitals now have vacant oxygen beds as Covid cases dip, but finding ICUs still tough

According to doctors, a well-timed lockdown coupled with increase in resources like oxygen beds and dip in cases has led to fewer hospital admissions in Delhi.

Govt allows hospitals to accept cash payments of Rs 2 lakh & more for Covid treatment

The notification by the Income Tax Dept. said the latest provision was being made for a period between 1 April - 31 May on obtaining PAN or Aadhaar of the patient.

Delhi govt website shows vacant Covid beds in 46 hospitals, but only one confirms availability

CM Kejriwal had directed officials to ensure real-time bed availability is reflected on website. Hospitals cite volume of patients, shortage of oxygen, manpower, for discrepancy.

On Camera

YourTurn

Galle Face Green the popular promenade in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo has become ground zero for the protest against the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government. | Photo: Regina Mihindukulasuriya

Sri Lanka may be a teaser for a global default crisis

Global markets see Sri Lanka as an omen for more defaults in the developing world as countries face a growing, post-Covid debt burden.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Representational image of drone. | Photo: Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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