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Saturday, September 23, 2017

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Swine Flu Toll Reaches 36 In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The total swine flu death toll across Odisha reached 36 with one more person succumbing to the influenza virus today at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. One more person also tested positive for H1N1 out of 19 swab samples tested at the Regional Medical and Research Centre (RMRC) today. So far the total number of positive cases in...

Prayer For Jaga-Balia, Angul Residents Light 108 Lamps For Successful Surgery

Angul: Praying for the successful separation surgery and early recovery of 27-months-old Siamese twins Jaga and Balia of Kandhamal district in Odisha, who had undergone a daunting 22-hour initial surgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi recently, members of a youth club lighted 108 earthen lamps at Amalapada here today. Hundreds of residents...

Two In One: Jaga-Balia Stable And Off Ventilator In AIIMS-New Delhi ICU

New Delhi: Craniopagus is a very rare condition wherein twins are joined at the head and have a very high risk of survival and even the separation surgical operation is very risky. Twentyseven-months-old Jaga and Balia, original name Honey and Singh, born to Bhuan Kanhar and Puspanjali Kanhar of Milipada village under Phiringia block in Kandhamal district, are one...

Jaga-Balia Kept On Ventilator, First Phase Of Separation Surgery Successful

New Delhi & Bhubaneswar: After a gruelling 20-hour initial separation surgery conducted on the Kandhamal Siamese Twins, Jaga and Balia have been put on ventilator at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi today. After applying injectable paediatrics anaesthesia to the conjoined twins on August 28 at around 5AM, the highly critical operation started...

Female Circumcision: Kerala Health Dept Orders Probe

Thiruvananthapuram(PTI): The Kerala government has directed the Health department to conduct an inquiry into reports about the alleged prevalence of primitive female genital mutilation practise in the state. Health minister K K Shylaja directed the Health Director to conduct an urgent preliminary inquiry into the matter. The inquiry was ordered in the wake of recent media reports that 'chela karmam', the...

Initial Separation Surgery Of Jaga-Balia Begins At AIIMS

New Delhi: A team of 40 super-specialist surgeons anesthetists, including experts from Japan today began separation surgery of conjoined twins Jaga and Balia from Kandhamal district at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. Reports said that though the most complicated operation to be conducted in different phases may continue for about 50 hours,...

In PM’s Home Turf Gujarat Swine Flu Death Toll Reaches 323

Ahmedabad(PTI): With seven persons dying of swine flu since yesterday, the death toll due to the disease in Gujarat since January has reached 323, an official release said. A bulletin issued by the Health Department said seven patients infected by H1N1 virus died in the last 24 hours, while 197 new cases of swine flu were detected. A total of 1,204...

Dengue Toll Reaches 4 As One More Dies In Cuttack

Cuttack: With one more dengue patient succumbing to death while undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical here, the total toll has mounted up to four in Odisha. The deceased has been identified as Sanatan Nayak of Tangarapada village of Keonjhar district. Sanatan was shifted from the dengue ward in the hospital to the ICU on August 12 as his...

One Peron Dies Of Dengue In Berhampur

Berhampur: A 45-year-old woman succumbed to dengue while undergoimg treatment at the MKCG Medical College and Hospital today. The deceased has been identified as CH Parvati of Jhatipada under Chikiti block. Measures are being taken by the administration to curb possible breeding grounds of Aides mosquitoes in the city. The residents are being sensitised to take preventive measures to curb...

One More Dies Of Swine Flu, Death Toll Reaches 24 In Odisha

Cuttack & Bhubaneswar: With one more Swine Flu patient succumbing to death at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, the total death toll has increased to 24  in the state. The total number of patients succumbing to death while undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical has mounted up to eight. The latest victim, according to reports, hailed from Jajpur....

Professor Digambar Behera Bags Biju Pattanaik Award For Scientific Excellence

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today gave away the Biju Patnaik Award For Scientific Excellence for the year 2016 to world renown lung cancer chemotherapist Dr. Digambar Behera at a function in Jayadev Bhawan here. Professor Digambar Behera at present is serving as the Head of the Department(HOD) of Medicine in the prestigious Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research(PGIMER)...

108 Ambulance Staff Strike Hampers Emergency Health Care In Odisha

Cuttack: Emergency health care services were completely thrown out of gear across the state due to agitation by staff of 108 ambulance services today. The situation was critical in Cuttack where employees of 108 ambulance services protested the arrest of 108 ambulance staff union President Manoj Sahu. Twenty six ambulances were stationed near Cuttack Collectorate and all the 183 employees...

Purchasing Cancer: Paradip Police Seizes Dry Fish Containing Toxic Preservatives

Paradip: The Paradip police today seized nearly one quintal of ‘toxic’ dry fish during raids conducted on a dry fish manufacturing unit located on the outskirts of the Port township. The seizure indicated that dangerous chemicals with high toxic contents are still in use by dry fish making units in Paradip, The police seized dry fish stashed inside 12 plastic containers...

One More Dies Of Swine Flu, Toll Mounts To 17

Bhubaneswar: With one more person succumbing to Swine Flu while undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, the death toll due to H1N1 influenza has gone up to 17 in the state today. According to reports, the deceased hailed from Balasore district. With the fresh case SCB Medical has so far recorded four swine flu deaths. Two...