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month of Zubair had a rare lung condition- Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA). Present in every fetus to make up for non functional lungs in the uterus, this tract closes on its own in a few days after the baby is born. Zubair’s did not. This resulted in the aorta’s oxygen-rich blood to mix with the pulmonary artery’s oxygen-poor blood, putting tremendous pressure and flooding in Zubair’slungs. His father brought […]

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Harsh Vardhan, Union Health Minister, has unveiled a package of measures putting the government’s resolve to end child diarrheoa deaths on the overdrive. Apart from health interventions, the role of the wider community would be sought in generating awareness on the simple steps that could lead to such tragedies being avoided.  “Our government has placed unprecedented emphasis on out of the box solutions to long–standing problems. So much has been done for […]

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a is famous as the center of training for IIT aspirants. The number of private classes it has to prepare students for various competitive exams is mind boggling. Taking a cue from the IIT crowd, medical aspirants too now find themselves in Kota thanks to the coaching classes of many doctors-turned-tutors. In the last few years itself, many medics have put aside their scalpel and stethoscopes to open their training […]

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al hepatitis kills approximately half a million people every year in the 11 countries of WHO’s South-East Asia Region. An estimated 100 million people are currently infected with hepatitis B virus and another 30 million with hepatitis C virus. These chronic infections have the potential to progress to cirrhosis and cancer of liver.  “Most of these deaths are preventable. Since these infections can go undetected for years, many people do […]

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wledge is Power. To further empower India in its quest for better health, the Ministry of Health’s Department of AIDS Control has partnered with the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MICT)’s Department of IT and Telecommunications to spread more information about AIDS. At the signing in function of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan was present. He said, “Big is not necessarily beautiful, small messages […]

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