Anonna Dutt is a health reporter at Hindustan Times. She reports on Delhi government’s health policies, hospitals in Delhi, and health-related feature stories.
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With the strike by resident doctors entering its 11th day on Tuesday, both Delhi residents and those arriving from neighbouring states and are in need of urgent medical care are facing difficulties as the emergency wings of several big Delhi hospitals are barely functional
The 15 dengue deaths recorded this year are second only to the 60 fatalities recorded during the severe 2015 outbreak, which left nearly 16,000 people infected in the city.
Omicron scare: India’s genomic sequencing consortium has suggested that booster shots of the Covid-19 vaccines be administered to people over the age of 40 years.
The test for neutralising antibodies was carried out at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences for a portion of the 28,000 samples collected for the serological survey.
Referring to the development in a tweet, health minister Satyendar Jain said the Delhi government was “fully prepared” to fight the new variant of coronavirus, which has been declared a variant of concern by WHO.
Last week’s dengue case count stood at 1,148 cases, down from 1,851 cases reported the week before, and 2,569 cases reported in the week prior to that. Delhi has recorded 6,739 cases in November so far.
A module developed under the Samudrayaan mission of the Ministry of Earth Sciences was submerged to 600 metres depth off the Chennai coast in October end.
Anaemia has increase in children between the ages of 6 and 59 months to 67.1% from 58.6% in the previous round of survey conducted in 2015-16. In women between the ages of 15 and 49 years, it has increased to 57% from 53.1%; in pregnant women it has gone up to 52.2% from 50.4%
According to the survey, 41.3% of adult women and 38% men have a body-mass index (BMI) in excess of 25. This has increased from 33.5% for women and 24.6% for men from NFHS-4. The numbers are also higher than the national average -- 24% women and 22.9% men
Hyderabad-based startup Skyroot Aerospace has successfully demonstrated the country’s first privately developed cryogenic rocket engine named Dhawan-1 after eminent rocket scientist Satish Dhawan
According to data from the fifth round of the National Family Health Survey (NHFS-5) that was released by the Union health ministry on Wednesday, Delhi’s sex ratio is now 923 girls for every 1,000 boys
A total fertility rate of 2.1 is considered as the replacement rate, which is a crucial factor in population growth. It ensures the replacement of a woman and her partner upon death with no overall increase or decrease in numbers
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 06:22 AM IST
ByRhythma Kaul and Anonna Dutt, New Delhi
Doctors say the caseload at their facilities has eased significantly, a drop they attribute to lower temperatures, which hamper vector breeding
Of the total cases, 5,591 were recorded in November. The cases of dengue usually start increasing in July after the monsoon and peak in October. The number of cases goes down by November when temperatures start dipping
The committee, which was initially constituted on May 27, never took off as the Delhi lieutenant governor did not approve it.
The launch of the earth observation satellite EOS-03 aboard the Geostationary Launch Vehicle (GSLV F-10) failed on August 13 after the third stage of the rocket did not ignite due to a “technical anomaly,” the space agency said at the time.
PM Modi said, the industry needs to focus on two key areas – the requirements for raw materials and addressing the increasing global demand for traditional medicines.
Scientists from the Ahmedabad-based Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) have discovered an exoplanet that is 725 light years away from us and orbiting an ageing star
The hazardous levels of air pollution in Delhi is leading to healthy children developing asthma-like symptoms and the prolonging of upper respiratory tract infection that need to be treated with inhalers, according to doctors in the national capital
Doctors at Holy Family hospital in Okhla will diagnose people coming in with respiratory symptoms with ‘pollution-related’ or ‘triggered by pollution’ diagnosis. Clinicians have for years been pointing out that increase in pollution levels drive up cases of respiratory conditions
Very close conjunction between the Indian and the US orbiters, both of which are in a polar orbit that crosses over both poles of the moon, was expected to occur on October 20 at 11.15am
Delhi has reported nine deaths due to the infection so far, nearing the 2017 toll of 10. There were four deaths reported in 2018, two in 2019, and one in 2020
The 100-bed fever ward at Lok Nayak hospital is always 80 to 90% full, with the hospital admitting 20 to 30 dengue patients every day, a senior doctor said on November 13
The Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) has sequenced 115,101 samples since January this year
There have only been four deaths in the past 30 days, and six deaths were reported in the 30 days before that, and 14 in the 30 days prior. In comparison, at the peak of the second wave, 448 deaths were recorded in a single day on May 3.
Published on Nov 13, 2021 07:05 AM IST
India has managed only two launches in 2021 -- the commercial PSLV mission in February which was a success, and GSLV launch in August, which failed as the third cryogenic stage of the launch vehicle did not start.
Delhi’s air quality has stayed in the poor or worse zone since October 27. It stayed in the severe zone for three consecutive days since November 5, improved slightly to very poor on Monday, but worsened to return into the severe category on Tuesday
Updated on Nov 10, 2021 04:27 AM IST
The One Health Framework follows a multi-stakeholder approach bringing together stakeholders and institutions from both the public as well as the private sector to address the communication gap
Two of the three victims added to the city’s toll on Monday were below 18 – a three-year old girl from Saurabh Vihar (near Jaitpur) and a 12-year-old boy from Durga Vihar (near Sangam Vihar). Four of the five deaths recorded last week were also children
Updated on Nov 09, 2021 05:26 AM IST
ByAnonna Dutt, Sanjeev Jha, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The Delhi govt in mid-October made all vector-borne diseases such as dengue, malaria and chikungunya notifiable, meaning all hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centres have to mandatorily report the cases