Jul 15 2015
Column: A Matter of Health
While asking for cuts on each referral is ethically wrong, the reason behind this behaviour is equally disturbing. General doctors need to be well-paid, so that cuts don’t matter to them.
May 22 2015
SEEMA RAI PANCREAS TRANSPLANT CONTROVERSY
If a surgery is done without informed consent from the patient, the doctor an be held accountable. How?
May 20 2015
ORGAN TRANSPLANT WITHOUT LICENCE
Seema Rai’s case had hit the headlines a few years ago, when she died after an unsuccessful pancreas transplant that was done allegedly without her consent. Now, police have filed a charge sheet against a former official of Fortis Hospital.
Jul 17 2013
Blog: Off Beat
I had one of the most disturbing experiences of my life yesterday. Got a phone call around 4 pm from Bangalore Traffic Police with one man - speaking fast and furious in Kannada - telling me that a lady I know has been in a road accident and has...
Jun 14 2013
Diseases like cancer affect individuals and their families in multiple ways requiring all round treatment. The city based Karunashraya is an organisation that provides palliative care to such people.
Oct 16 2012
MEDICAL INNOVATIONS IN BANGALORE
May 27 2011
RAMADASS: MINISTER FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION
Ramadass, Minister for Medical Education visited Victoria Hospital and has recommended corrective action.
Oct 12 2010
PROTECTION FROM SWINE FLU
With the upcoming winter and unpredictable rainy season in Bengaluru, many are opting to get vaccinated against H1N1. Here's a quick guide about the ‘swine flu’ vaccine.
Jul 28 2010
Aug 18 2009
Update: Dear readers, the below list might be dated, for the new list and updates, read the latest article published in February 2015: Here is how you can manage Swine Flu in Bengaluru: See also: Doctors ask citizens not to panic...
Jul 24 2009
Blog: Off Beat
Last week I was working on a health-related story that required me to visit several hospitals in the city. They were, as expected, overflowing with sick patients, all thanks to the mosquito menace that Bangalore has been crying about. ...1
Dec 04 2008
Safety regulations being violated all around isn't new, especially on hazardous waste. But how do things look when there is compliance? Come up to speed with this Citizen Matters inquiry.
Nov 04 2008
The waste has been traced to Apollo Hospitals. Both Apollo and its waste contractor denied the dumping.
Oct 29 2008
Misuse and overuse of antibiotics has resulted in the spread of drug-resistant bacteria that lurk in the wards of Bangalore’s hospitals, placing patients at higher risk.
Oct 24 2007
Mallya Hospital discharges patient without completing treatment; Consumer Court directs hospital to pay.