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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...

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...

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)...

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...

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,...

‘Spermbot’ can make sperm a better swimmer

A team of German researchers has invented a “spermbot” that can help sperm swim better to improve couples’ fertility by attaching tiny metal helices to sperm cells. In the artificially motorised sperm cells, customised microhelices serve as motors for transporting sperm cells with motion deficiencies to help them carry out their natural function. Scientists said, "Our results indicate that metal-coated polymer...

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...

Anthrax in Rayagada : 4 Dead, 10 Hospitalised

Kalyansinghpur: While four tribals of Jambuguda town under Kashipur block in Rayagada locale have passed on of Bacillus anthracis subsequent to expending meat within a week, 10 more tribals of the town, suffering the ailment, have been confessed to district hospital where their condition is expressed to be critical, reports said. Talking to OTV, Parshu Majhi of Jambuguda village said...

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...

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...

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...

India maybe the next destination of Zika virus

The Zika virus is spreading vigorously in the Americas following which the WHO has issued a warning to all countries, including India, who have the vector of Aedes mosquito that causes Dengue and Chikungunya too. The Zika virus is caused by the aggressive Aedes aegypti mosquito that also causes Dengue and Chikungunya, both viral diseases are of great public health...

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...

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...