Smartphone use on rise in hospitals

More than half of US hospitals use smartphones or tablets and around 69 percent clinicians use both a desktop or a laptop and a smartphone or tablet to access data, a study says.

DU training nurses on use of sign language in hospitals

Delhi University is providing sign language training to nursing staff in hospitals across the national capital to help them deal with hearing impaired patients.

Who is responsible for disrespect of Sukma martyrs?

In a shocking incident, the uniforms and shoes of the slain CRPF troopers, who were killed in a recent Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh, were found in a trash bin near Dr BR Ambedkar hospital on Wednesday

'Need of more pediatric centres in India'

There is a need of more nephrology pediatric centres in the country to handle complexities related to kidney among children, an expert said on Thursday.

Health care package for BPL families in Assam

Assam government would introduce a total health care package for families belonging to Below Poverty Line (BPL), Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Thursday.

Prabhu for quick evacuation of the injured from rail tracks

Taking a serious view of reports of the delay in taking injured persons from rail tracks to hospitals, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday directed the Railway Board to put in place a system for quick evacuation.

Heart attack at hospital ups death risk

It may defy common sense but an Indian-origin cardiologist has found that patients who experience a certain type of heart attack during hospitalisation face greater risk of death than outpatients.

Dengue outbreak in Bihar, 156 cases detected

 A dengue outbreak has gripped Bihar with 156 cases detected in different parts of the state till this evening, a health department official today said.

India needs affordable healthcare: Prasad

India needs to have a good network of hospitals which are affordable to common man, Minister for Communication and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said Tuesday.

Acute shortage of healthcare professionals in hospitals: Study

Ninety nine percent of Indian hospitals are dealing with acute shortage of healthcare professionals and severe challenges in acquiring the right talent, a study revealed here Saturday.

Government hospitals to provide free services: Bengal CM

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said all patients will be entitled to receive free treatment, free diagnostics and free surgery in all government hospitals and health centres across the state.

 Another dengue patient dies in SCB Hospital, toll rises to 7

Yet another dengue patient from Kalinga Nagar area of Odisha's Jajpur district died at the SCB Medical College and Hospital here today taking the toll in the disease in the hospital to seven in past three months.

Expenditure on health must rise significantly: President

Calling India's expenditure on the health sector "woefully meagre", President Pranab Mukherjee Friday said the country needed a holistic healthcare system that is universally accessible, affordable and effective.

Australia probes "threats" against hospitals days after stepping up terror alert

 Australian police were investigating "threats" on Monday against four hospitals in the city of Sydney amid reports of at least one being partially evacuated over a bomb threat, just days after the country raised its terror alert level to "high".

NHRC notice to Haryana over lack of wheelchairs at hospital

The NHRC has issued notice to the Haryana government after a woman gave birth at the entrance of a hospital as she could not be taken inside due to non-availability of a wheelchair.

Special oral health hospitals across India soon

The government plans to set up hospitals exclusively for oral health care at both the national and regional levels, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Thursday.

Website to help doctors explain to patients in Bengali

A new website will help bridge the language barrier that often impedes doctors` efforts to explain diagnosis to patients in Bengali.

Draft guidelines submitted in Delhi HC over donor`s body

The city government on Wednesday submitted draft guidelines in the Delhi High Court on donation of bodies in hospitals for medical research purposes stating the procedure to be followed for donation.

`Nearly 50,000 new cancer patients in Kerala every yr`

Expressing concern over increase in the number of cancer patients in Kerala, Health Minister VS Sivakumar today said nearly 50,000 new cases are reported every year in the state.

Wave to say hello as handshake may carry microbes

A study has asked for the popular handshake to be replaced by a new gesture as the practice is an dangerous as smoking in public - especially in hospitals.