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Lithium is considered the gold standard for treating bipolar disorder (BD), but nearly 70 per cent of people with BD don’t respond to it. This leaves them at risk for debilitating, potentially life-threatening mood swings.(Yahoo)

New clues why gold standard treatment for bipolar disorder doesn’t work for majority of patients

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 05:01 PM IST
Lithium is considered the gold standard for treating bipolar disorder (BD), but nearly 70 per cent of people with BD don’t respond to it. This leaves them at risk for debilitating, potentially life-threatening mood swings.
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Ayurveda expert Dr Malhar Deshmukh is giving a new life to patients

UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 04:45 PM IST
Dr Malhar Deshmukh believes in the idea of people standing up for each other and admires the courage of people around him who do so.
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The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for Covid-19, the illness caused by the virus.(Pixabay)
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for Covid-19, the illness caused by the virus.(Pixabay)

Oxygen level while walking identifies at-risk patients: Covid Science

By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kale | Reuters
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 06:11 PM IST
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for Covid-19, the illness caused by the virus.
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A medical oxygen cylinder at a Covid care centre.(HT file photo)
A medical oxygen cylinder at a Covid care centre.(HT file photo)

Punjab sets up task force to ensure supply of oxygen for Covid patients

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2020 05:32 PM IST
Set to float tenders for medical oxygen generation, storage at medical colleges, civil hospitals
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Every patient has the right to access information related to his or her treatment in hospitals, the Mohali District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Every patient has the right to access information related to his or her treatment in hospitals, the Mohali District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Patients have right to access hospital bills, treatment details: Mohali consumer panel

By Shailee Dogra | Hindustan Times, Mohali, Mohali
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 12:55 AM IST
Ludhiana-based Satrajit Sharma, who had been treated for cardiac ailments at Chandan Hospital in May 2017, paid Rs 1.50 lakh to the hospital as it was not empanelled with the insurance company whose policy he held
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Health workers on duty at SGPCI’s Rajdhani Covid-19 Hospital in Lucknow.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Health workers on duty at SGPCI’s Rajdhani Covid-19 Hospital in Lucknow.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Ward boy at Covid hospital in Lucknow tests positive after patient allegedly damages his PPE

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON SEP 27, 2020 07:41 PM IST
The patient allegedly became violent when the ward boy asked him to wait for dinner for some time.
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32,000 Covid patients treated under Ayushman Bharat: Centre

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2020 01:33 AM IST
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Covid patient dies by suicide in Faridkot hospital

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Faridkot, Faridkot
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 05:26 PM IST
Admitted on September 12 with breathing problems, he tested positive on Monday. His family’s consent was being sought to put him on ventilator, officials said
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A total of 12 private hospitals located in Pimpri-Chinchwad have paid a cumulative refund of Rs 37, 27,930 to patients(HT PHOTO)
A total of 12 private hospitals located in Pimpri-Chinchwad have paid a cumulative refund of Rs 37, 27,930 to patients(HT PHOTO)

12 private hospitals in PCMC refund Rs 37.2 lakh to patients

By Jigar Hindocha | Hindustan Times, Pune, Pune
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 05:18 PM IST
The committee was appointed by Pune divisional commissioner and they have been visiting hospitals in the twin cities since July 27
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Patients say they are being served unsanitary food at the Covid Care Centre in Sector 14, Panchkula.(HT Photo)
Patients say they are being served unsanitary food at the Covid Care Centre in Sector 14, Panchkula.(HT Photo)

Patients at P’kula Covid Care Centre find cockroaches in food

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Panchkula, Panchkula
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 08:45 PM IST
Panchkula civil surgeon Dr Jasjeet Kaur has marked an enquiry in the matter
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Robotic surgery can enhance surgery and help patients in the COVID era, as well as has the potential to support surgery during future pandemics.
Robotic surgery can enhance surgery and help patients in the COVID era, as well as has the potential to support surgery during future pandemics.

COVID-19 drives robotic surgery for patients

UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 04:49 PM IST
In the COVID-19 era, the increasing use of surgical robotics can enable patients to get minimally invasive procedures, while providing greater protection to the surgical team, when compared to manual minimally invasive surgery
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70-year-old vendor Joginder Singh of Hargobing Nagar was bitten by a stray dog on August 5. He says he was denied treatment at the civil hospital as the hospital was out of rabies vaccine.(HT Photo)
70-year-old vendor Joginder Singh of Hargobing Nagar was bitten by a stray dog on August 5. He says he was denied treatment at the civil hospital as the hospital was out of rabies vaccine.(HT Photo)

As Ludhiana’s govt hospitals focus on Covid-19, dog bite patients run from pillar to post

By Mohit Khanna | Hindustan Times/Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 11:39 PM IST
Around 382 dog bite cases were reported in Ludhiana civil hospital in July, while 937 cases were reported in the district
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Covid patient jumps to death from Amritsar hospital’s second floor, DC marks probe

By Mandeep Kaur Narula | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2020 07:48 PM IST
46-year-old man from Tarn Taran succumbed to head injuries
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With the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in Chandigarh, top hospitals have been asked to create more critical care units.(via REUTERS/For representation only)
With the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in Chandigarh, top hospitals have been asked to create more critical care units.(via REUTERS/For representation only)

Chandigarh admn asks PGIMER, GMCH-32 to create more ICUs for Covid patients

By Amanjeet Singh Salyal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 11:16 PM IST
As the number of patients in dedicated Covid-19 hospitals is increasing, pressure is building up for setting up more ICUs at identified sites at PGIMER and GMCH-32
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As of Tuesday, of the 15,434 active cases, 616 are critical – close to four percent of the active cases. These patients need ventilators and intensive care units, or non-invasive ventilators.(PTI)
As of Tuesday, of the 15,434 active cases, 616 are critical – close to four percent of the active cases. These patients need ventilators and intensive care units, or non-invasive ventilators.(PTI)

From mild to critical: 11th hour syndrome puts Covid patients at mercy of bed availability

By Steffy Thevar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 04:46 PM IST
The city administration has been under the pump in terms of ensuring bed availability for these critical patients
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The Gandhi Hospital administration said services were affected on Tuesday after employees went on a strike demanding pay hike.(PTI)
The Gandhi Hospital administration said services were affected on Tuesday after employees went on a strike demanding pay hike.(PTI)

Covid patients in Hyderabad hospital protest after body left on bed for hours

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2020 12:02 AM IST
The incident came to light in the evening when some of the patients in the ward complained to their family members that the body of a Covid-19 victim had been lying on the bed since morning and that the entire ward was stinking.
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The patient was under treatment at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Patna .(HT File Photo)
The patient was under treatment at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Patna .(HT File Photo)

Hours before testing negative, Covid -19 patient dies by suicide at AIIMS-Patna

By Ruchir Kumar| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 08:16 PM IST
The person was a diabetic and had recently returned from Delhi. He was likely to have been discharged on Tuesday.
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SHFs will be an annexe facility, which will function as “observation wards” close to the hospitals’ main premises. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
SHFs will be an annexe facility, which will function as “observation wards” close to the hospitals’ main premises. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Bengal to start ‘satellite health centres’ to free up hospital beds for critically ill patients

By Joydeep Thakur | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 08:43 PM IST
The initiative aims to free up hospital beds primarily in urban areas such as Kolkata, where there has been a daily spike of 150 Covid-19 positive cases amid an acute shortage of beds.
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The Pune railway division had converted 60 coaches with a capacity of 1,080 beds into isolation wards earlier in April.(HT PHOTO)
The Pune railway division had converted 60 coaches with a capacity of 1,080 beds into isolation wards earlier in April.(HT PHOTO)

60 train coaches in Pune converted into Covid isolation cabins await patients

By Dheeraj Bengrut | Hindustan Times, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2020 04:10 PM IST
These coaches are currently kept at the Pune railway division’s Ghorpadi coach repair factory.
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RGSSH in east Delhi, with 500 beds, has been treating pandemic-affected patients since the outbreak in Delhi in March and has been a Covid-19 dedicated facility from the very beginning.(AP)
RGSSH in east Delhi, with 500 beds, has been treating pandemic-affected patients since the outbreak in Delhi in March and has been a Covid-19 dedicated facility from the very beginning.(AP)

Phone calls, chit-chat: How a Covid facility in Delhi is helping patients fight corona, isolation

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2020 05:24 PM IST
At the Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGSSH) here, doctors and nurses regularly interact with patients, making sure “they don’t lost touch with life” in the time of social distancing and quarantined existence.
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The guidelines say that Covid-19 patients with fever, sore throat and headache but no co-morbidities be given paracetamol for the fever and anti-allergy medicine for symptomatic treatment.(HT Photo)
The guidelines say that Covid-19 patients with fever, sore throat and headache but no co-morbidities be given paracetamol for the fever and anti-allergy medicine for symptomatic treatment.(HT Photo)

Delhi govt lists SOPs for clinical management of patients

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 01:06 AM IST
The Delhi government-run Lok Nayak hospital, associated with MAMC, is the biggest hospital treating Covid-19 in the state. Currently, there are at least 1,000 Covid-19 patients admitted to the hospital.
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With mounting expenses to ensure infection control in hospitals and adequate staff to ensure social distancing, private hospitals are passing on costs of PPE, safety kits to patients.(HT Photo (For representation only))
With mounting expenses to ensure infection control in hospitals and adequate staff to ensure social distancing, private hospitals are passing on costs of PPE, safety kits to patients.(HT Photo (For representation only))

HT Chandigarh Readers’ Take: Subsidise PPE kits for private hospitals, don’t make patients pay

UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 08:48 PM IST
Governments, NGOs should ensure supply of subsidised/donated PPE kits to private hospitals, which in turn should make every attempt to cut down treatment costs for patients during this unprecedented Covid-19 crisis, say HT Chandigarh readers
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A hospital in Panchkula recently billed a woman Rs18,000 for PPE kits of seven health workers attending to the birth of her child, including two PPE kits for the infant.(Representative photo/HT)
A hospital in Panchkula recently billed a woman Rs18,000 for PPE kits of seven health workers attending to the birth of her child, including two PPE kits for the infant.(Representative photo/HT)
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Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research.(HT file)
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research.(HT file)

PGIMER Chandigarh ‘develops’ robotic trolley for Covid patients

By Indo Asian News Service| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 07:35 PM IST
The device was formally launched by Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Director Jagat Ram on Saturday.
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Restrictions have also been imposed on the billing of medicines in private hospitals.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Restrictions have also been imposed on the billing of medicines in private hospitals.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Maharashtra imposes price cap on private hospitals treating Covid patients

By Rupsa Chakraborty | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 08:26 PM IST
Earlier in March, the state government had only imposed a price cap on the general bed charge at Rs 4,000 daily for private hospitals.
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Chandigarh’s GMCH-32 to test all patients for Covid-19

By Amanjeet Singh Salyal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2020 11:41 PM IST
In-house panel recommends testing of all patients after a 30-year-old operation theatre assistant from Bapu Dham Colony and nine healthcare workers tested positive
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For the treatment of Covid-19 patients, Delhi government has started two more paid isolation facilities at private hospitals in the city, adding 220 beds for Covid-19 patients(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
For the treatment of Covid-19 patients, Delhi government has started two more paid isolation facilities at private hospitals in the city, adding 220 beds for Covid-19 patients(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Health centres directed to remain open, beds added at private hospitals for Covid patients

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 02:54 AM IST
Hospitals have been asked not to refuse treatment to anyone, other than suspected Covid-19 patients, and ensure essential services like delivery of children, haemodialysis, blood transfusion, chemotherapy, treatment of chronic as well as communicable diseases, such as TB and leprosy.
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Suspected Covid patient kills self by jumping off 3rd floor of Panchkula civil hospital

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2020 11:22 PM IST
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The infant who recovered from Covid, in her mother’s arms, being discharged from PGIMER, Chandigarh on Sunday.
The infant who recovered from Covid, in her mother’s arms, being discharged from PGIMER, Chandigarh on Sunday.

11-month-old, Chandigarh’s youngest patient, checkmates Covid

By Amanjeet Singh Salyal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 09:22 PM IST
Director PGIMER Dr Jagat Ram said that it was a triumph as treating the baby was a mighty task for the medical team due to her tender age
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IIT Ropar campus
IIT Ropar campus

IIT -Ropar designs ‘WardBot’ to deliver food, medicines to Covid -19 patients

By Press Trust of India | Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 04:27 PM IST
Researchers working on the project said its deployment in hospitals will help in minimising the risk of the frontline health staff getting infected with the deadly virus.
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