Robert Abraham is a staff correspondent with the Hindustan Times in Chandigarh. He keeps readers updated on the latest developments in the world of health.
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In a conversation with HT, Dr Naresh Bhat, one of the resource persons at the workshop, who is a Bengaluru-based gastroenterologist and PGIMER alumnus, highlighted a significant shift in lifestyle
Gastrointestinal emergencies, which include those related to gastrointestinal bleeding, acute pancreatitis, complicated gallbladder disease, complication of liver failure
At PGIMER, 15% to 25% of the heart attack patients are aged under 40, they added; experts at the institute attribute the dietary habits and stress as contributing factors to this concerning trend, emphasising the critical of a healthy lifestyle
The fresh guidelines were implemented from Tuesday; only individuals possessing a valid PGIMER ID card will be permitted to park their vehicles in the designated areas
Lieutenant General Chaudhry stated that construction activities are underway along the Indo-China border. He credited advanced technology for expediting the completion of the BRO projects and expressed his belief that India will outpace China in this aspect in the coming four to five years
Chronic myeloid leukemia is a type of blood cancer that affects the bone marrow. It is characterised by the uncontrolled growth of white blood-cells, specifically granulocytes, in the bone marrow
Around 45,000 such beneficiaries are registered with CGHS; Chandigarh PGIMER has also introduced a standard operating procedure for this purpose and established a dedicated counter for the service in the New OPD
As per information, the seven-year-old was admitted to the ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) ward due to an ear infection and a painful swelling behind the ear. Despite receiving antibiotics and other treatments during the ward stay, the patient’s condition did not show improvement, leading to the need for a surgery on September 5, 2023.
The state-of-the-art advanced diagnostic and interventional labs in Area-55, Level 5, Block-A, are equipped to conduct diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy, thoracoscopy, EBUS & EUS, PFT, upper & lower gastrointestinal endoscopy & ERCP, NCV, EEG and EMG tests
The cremation took place with full military honours, including a wreath-laying ceremony and a gun salute. Punjab governor Banwarilal Purohit, former army chief General VP Malik and state ministers Chetan Singh Jouramajra and Anmol Gagan Maan were present.
World Psychiatry Association president Dr Afzal Javed emphasised the need to discuss mental well-being on larger platforms
The Colonel’s mortal remains are scheduled to arrive at the Army Headquarters in Chandigarh on Friday morning, with the cremation ceremony set to take place during Friday afternoon
A pall of gloom descended on villages in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab on Thursday as families and relatives mourned the killings of two decorated army officers and a Jammu and Kashmir police officer during an encounter with terrorists in Anantnag district a day earlier.
The group home will house 90 individuals with mental challenges, including aged persons and those who have no one to look after them. Is it being set up at a cost of ₹26.79 crore
According to Dr Aashima Arora, associate professor at PGIMER, PCOS affects women of reproductive age across the globe
Compassionate donors have provided the vulnerable infants, born before completing 37 weeks of gestation, with the much-needed nourishment; preterm babies often require special medical care and attention
The UT health secretary has ordered the revision of the counselling process for MD/MS admissions in response to a complaint of discrimination. The new process will involve a common merit list and allocation of seats based on applicant preferences and pool categories. The aim is to ensure fairness and transparency in the counselling process. MD/MS admissions will begin in August.
Coming up near New OPD, the new parking will help ease parking chaos on the campus by providing space for around 680 cars
Following examination by a high-powered committee, PGIMER had circulated an updated provisional seniority list of senior professors (HAG) on July 27, 2023
According to IMD officials, the rain in July this year was 170% surplus from normal; of the total rain in the month, 531.6 mm was recorded in just 48 hours between July 8 and July 10 in Chandigarh
Professor Dr Amit Gupta at the Advance Eye Centre of Chandigarh’s PGIMER noted that a significant number of patients affected by this virus were younger individuals, including children
The appointment was decided on the basis of a report submitted by a high-powered committee after examining the seniority list, said PGIMER director Dr Vivek Lal; however, the appointment notification is awaited
The ophthalmology departments at GMSH, Sector 16, GMCH, Sector 32, and other government hospitals are reporting a significant increase in patients, with up to 90% complaining of eye flu symptoms
Dr Lal added, “PGIMER runs on two pillars, faculty and residents. They are important for the smooth running of the institute
In an email addressed to the PGI director, the body expressed concerns that the committee lacked representation from the faculty association itself, while even the president of the association of resident doctors is one of its members
The MoHFW, through a gazette dated September 16, 2020, had made it mandatory for medical postgraduate students to undergo posting at a district hospital for three months from the 2021 batch onwards
Accusing an associate professor of subjecting him to humiliation and making his life unbearable since he joined the institute, the doctor had tried to end his life on Tuesday, but was saved in time by his peers
Currently, Chandigarh has four Jan Aushadhi Kendras, with two located at PGIMER and one each at GMCH-32 and GMSH-16
Indian Army columns have evacuated over 11,000 civilians, provided water and rations to 7,000 individuals, and given medical assistance to over 1,500 residents stranded by floods. The Western Command responded to requests for assistance from the governments of Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh, evacuating civilians, students, and personnel from these states. Flood rescue and relief operations began on July 10 in Punjab, with 26 columns deployed and a total of 69 officers, 172 JCOs, and 1,720 ORs involved in relief efforts. The Indian Army continues to work closely with local administration to provide immediate assistance.
Vehicles plying on the flooded roads, as well as those in parked in societies, markets and houses in Chandigarh, were damaged owing to the heavy downpour