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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Health

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...

Apollo Hospitals Launches Regenerative Cell Therapy In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s leading super speciality hospital, the Apollo Hospitals, has introduced a new cell therapy treatment, the first of its kind in the state, for orthopaedic patients suffering from bone and cartilage diseases and injuries. Launching the “Regenerative Cell Treatment” to combat knee and hip problems, Regional CEO of Apollo Hospitals, Odisha and Chhattisgarh Sudhir M. Diggikar  said, “Apollo Hospitals,...

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)...

Family Fined Rs 75,000 For Defecating In The Open In MP

Betul in Madhya Pradesh (PTI): A panchayat at a village in Madhya Pradesh's Betul district has imposed a fine of about Rs 75,000 on a family for open defecation. The panchayat of Rambhakhedi village also served notices to 43 other families there to stop defecating in the open. "About a month back, the family was advised to stop defecating in the...

4 Infants Killed Due To Mysterious Disease In Malkangiri

Malkangiri(PTI): At least four infants have died and as many were affected by an unknown disease at a village in Odisha's tribal-dominated Malkangiri district in the last five days, officials said today. A medical team rushed to Siadimala village, around 10 km from here, after the death of infants aged between 3 and 6 months occurred since September 29,...

Rajasthan Ayurveda Students Set Guinness Record

Jaipur(PTI):  As many as 733 ayurveda students here today entered the Guinness Book of World Record for most people receiving 'Naysa Karm', an ayurvedic treatment, simultaneously for over seven minutes. 'Nasya karm' (treatment) refers to the ayurvedic therapy that includes instillation of herbal oils, juices or powders through the nasal route. It works specifically on disorders of ear, nose and...

Swine Flu Claims 2 More Lives, Death Toll Rises To 52 In Odisha

Bhubaneswar:  With two more persons succumbing to H1N1 viral attack, the swine flu death toll in Odisha increased to 52 today, official sources said. While one person died at SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar, the second death case was reported from SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. The total number of positive cases in the state increased to 392, a health...

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...

‘64% Cardiologists Feel Stress Is Main Cause For Heart Ailments’

Mumbai(PTI): Sixty four per cent of cardiologists feel that stress is the main cause of cardiovascular ailments, says a report. Moreover, 68 per cent of doctors contend that any age group could be vulnerable to heart disease, it said. Sixty four per cent of cardiologists feel that stress was the main cause of cardiovascular ailments, contrary to popular belief that improper...

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...

639 Nails Recovered From Man’s Stomach In Kolkata

Kolkata(PTI): Doctors at the state-run Calcutta Medical College and Hospital here have removed 639 nails, weighing more than one kg, from the stomach of a 48-year-old man suffering from schizophrenia. The man had swallowed the nails over a period of time. "The patient is from North 24 Parganas district's Gobardanga. He was suffering from schizophrenia and had swallowed nails and soil...

54% Odisha Children Not Covered Under IMI Programme

Bhubaneswar: Over 50 per cent of the children in Odisha are yet to be covered under the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) scheme, a matter of great concern as these children are vulnerable to vaccine-preventable diseases. According to the latest report on immunisation drive of the Central Government, only 46 per cent of the monitored children have received all due doses....

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...