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AIIMS fire in Delhi points to safety needs

A fire has been reported at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi. Thankfully, no casualties have been reported as a result of the AIIMS fire, though the incident does remind us of the importance of fire safety within our healthcare facilities.  The Delhi Fire Department reported that the AIIMS fire broke …

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Reinfection with COVID-19 unlikely to cause deaths

A study has found that those reinfected by COVID-19 often present with severe symptoms, but are unlikely to be fatal. The study, conducted by the All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi analysed “breakthrough infections” — or the small number of vaccinated individuals who are still reinfected by a disease. Conducted over the …

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Allowing Ayurvedic practitioners to perform surgery sparks further controversy

The proposal to permit Ayurvedic practitioners to perform surgery continues to garner controversy. The Resident Doctors’ Association at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has spoken out against the move and called for it to be scrapped.  The proposal to allow Ayurvedic practitioners runs the risk of “[encouraging] quackery” and “[poses a] hazardous …

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Non-emergency surgeries to resume at AIIMS

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi is to resume non-emergency surgeries despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria informed The Times of India that those not affected by COVID-19 – the disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), commonly referred to just as the coronavirus …

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AIIMS Delhi on frontline against COVID-19

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi and its counterparts in other areas of the country are to be positioned on the front line in the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The premier facility has been requested by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to dedicate a portion of …

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RAN-Ayushman Bharat gap closed in boon for patients

Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries will no longer be denied access to treatment under the Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN), following the intervention of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare concerning a controversial gap between the two initiatives.  RAN “provides for financial assistance to patients, living below [the] poverty line and who is suffering from major …

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Heart donors: India is sorely lacking

India is facing a shortage of heart donors – in what comes as bad news for its many citizens who are in need of a life-saving heart transplant.  “Heart transplant remains the gold standard for the treatment of end-stage heart failure,” said a study published in 2017. Data as to the prevalence of heart failure …

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Mental health in schools get a shot in the arm from AIIMS

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi will conduct sessions focused on mental health in schools in the national capital, aimed at bolstering awareness among students and encouraging them to follow habits to promote their own wellbeing. The AIIMS initiative, which will run in twenty schools both privately and publicly run, will …

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CPWD offers assistance to Health Ministry for building AIIMS

All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) are premier medical institutes, with expanded numbers of such institutes in the country featuring in the Centre’s plans to upgrade medical education and improve public health overall. Now the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) has offered assistance to the Health Ministry to assist in building them. “It is …

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