There was some cheer for nurses in Kerala as the State government revised the pay scales of private hospital staff for nurses who had been staging protests to increase their wages. ‘It is a small victory, but victory
Before the Delhi rape incident awakened the powers-that-be to the plight faced by sexual assault victims, things were extremely grim. Victims are usually put under a horribly judgemental microscope from the moment they call up
On Monday, the Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI) was officially inaugurated in Gurgaon. Billed as a ‘next-generation concept hospital’, the facility is a unique combination of multi-specialty hospital and shopping
A day-old boy was stolen from the general ward of Wadia Hospital on Wednesday. According to police, the baby’s mother Jasmine Naik found him missing when she went to see him at 5.30 pm. She lodged a complaint at Bhoiwada Police
Overnight noise levels in ICUs were found at over 80 decibel which causes sleep deprivation and immune dysfunction. WHO recommends high of just 30 dB!
Expecting pin-drop silence in intensive care units? Well according to a US
Treating traffic accident victims and women in labour irrespective of whether initial payments have happened or not could be made mandatory for all hospitals and doctors as proposed by the Health Ministry. However, the Medical
Tending to the seriously ill in intensive care units (ICUs) requires pin-drop silence, but current noise levels there ranged between 51-55 dB which is comparable to noise levels at a busy road, says a European study. It exceeds
The Public Health Foundation has taken a major step in ensuring more women have institutional births. "Was the labour room clean?", "Was the medical staff polite and caring?" or "Were the mother and baby looked after
With the number of strokes on the rise, Delhi's Fortis hospital launched a toll-free helpline for victims. A statement from the hospital chain said its helpline number 1800-200-3060 can be accessed from both mobiles and
More hospitals in the capital will be linked by Delhi Metro's Phase III extension, benefiting tens of thousands of people. The ongoing construction of the 103.5-km route, to be completed by 2016, will provide metro connectivity
Air conditioning and the ultra-sterile environment in places like hospitals may actually contribute to infections, say experts.
Friendly bacteria found outdoors could be recruited to fend off the potentially deadly microbes that