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Double lung transplant for Covid-19 treatment: US performs surgery in a global ‘first’

The lungs of the patient, who was otherwise healthy and in her 20s, were destroyed by Covid-19. Indian-origin doctor led the surgery in Chicago.
Cocker spaniel pacemaker implant surgery

First pacemaker implant on dog helps clear ‘complete heart block’ in cocker spaniel

Khushi, who is seven-and-a-half years old, saw her heart rate drop to 20 beats a minute — against a normal of 60-120 — because of the block.
Surgery in progress in the OT

How I led the team that carried out India’s first hand transplant

When we began the procedure, the atmosphere in the OT was electrifying. The surgery would take at least 14 to 16 hours and for many of us, without a rest.
Illustration by Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

Indians in their 20s are getting Botox to look like Indians in their 20s

The popularity of cosmetic surgery is seeing younger people opt for Botox, which lessens the appearance of fine lines.
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These new brain scans could put to rest fears of deaths due to medical errors

Scientists from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute said the aim of the brain scans were to improve the way surgeons are trained and evaluated.

On Camera

Kota

India pioneered TV education, but smartphone classes during Covid let down its poor students

Trauma faced by students for being able to afford smartphones and laptops for online classes could have been avoided if the govt implemented the DTH scheme.
HDFC Ltd chairman Deepak Parekh

Why loan restructuring is any day better than a moratorium — HDFC’s Deepak Parekh explains

Deepak Parekh says at ThePrint’s ‘Off The Cuff’ that by giving a loan moratorium, the RBI is creating a problem for later on.

Defence

Women Army Officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February (for representation only)

Army to call special selection board to screen women officers for permanent commission

Some women officers said the process is still ambiguous and more clarity is needed as many have been asked to undergo a junior command course next month.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.