Stock up home with basic healthcare devices

New Delhi, Nov 23 : There are certain healthcare devices that are important to keep within your reach at home. Always keep a thermometer, weighing scale and a blood pressure monitor, say experts. Vineet Sikka, Advisor to concierge of medical services Credihealth and Sunil Gupta, Founder at ExportersIndia, have listed the important devices which are […]

Karnataka assembly passes bill to regulate private hospitals

Belagavi (Karnataka), Nov 22 : The Karnataka assembly on Wednesday here passed a bill to regulate the functioning of private hospitals across the state. “The Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Act (Amendment) Bill 2017 has been passed in the Assembly by voice vote after discussion on its various provisions by lawmakers of the ruling and opposition […]

On court orders, two doctors booked for minor girl’s death

New Delhi, Nov 22 : Two doctors of a prominent hospital here were booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder following court directions in case of a minor girl’s death due to alleged wrong treatment, a culmination of a legal battle fought by his father for six long years. Pramod Kumar Choudhary, an employee […]

National Tissue Bank inaugurated to bridge demand-supply gap

New Delhi, Nov 22 : The National Biomaterial Centre (National Tissue Bank), which aims to fill the gap between demand and supply of tissues, was inaugurated here by Minister of State for Health Anupriya Patel on Wednesday. The centre, situated at National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO), will also provide quality assurance in the […]

Gastric acid drug lansoprazole may also treat tuberculosis

London, Nov 22 : Are you in the habit of consuming lansoprazole, a cheap and easily available gastric acid suppressant to cure heartburn, gastritis conditions and ulcers? Take heart, as such drugs can also keep you away from developing bacterial infections, especially tuberculosis. People who use lansoprazole to prevent conditions of acidity in the stomach […]

Haryana minister wants curbs on private hospitals’ charges

Chandigarh, Nov 22 : To keep a check on cases similar to the case of over-billing that took place in Fortis Hospital, Gurugram, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said on Wednesday that he would speak to Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda for bringing a proposal under which no private hospital could over-charge patients. Vij said […]