Uttar Pradesh

'Safe motherhood' week begins from today in UP

'Safe motherhood' week begins from today in UPLucknow [India], Oct. 14 : In Uttar Pradesh, the 'safe motherhood' week will start from today to provide all necessary medical aid and assistance to the pregnant women and to ensure safe delivery in the entire state.


HIV-positive woman accuses Moradabad District Hospital of denying her treatment

HIV-positive woman accuses Moradabad District Hospital of denying her treatmentMoradabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Oct. 7 : In a shocking incident, a HIV-positive woman resident of Rampur has alleged that doctors at the Moradabad District Hospital refused to provide her treatment, even as she has been lying in the hospital's verandah for more than a week.

Her son said the doctor refused to admit her and asked them to first lodge a complaint with the police, and then, they would start her treatment.


Three children die due to dengue in UP

Three children die due to dengue in UPMathura: Three children, aged eight, nine and a five-month-old baby, died due to dengue at Kondhara village in the district.

"While 8-year-old Astha and 9-year-old Bhavana died yesterday, 5-month-old Ashu died on Sunday. Over a dozen persons are in the grip of the fever in Kondhara village," village Pradhan Ashok Chaudhary said.


ITBP undergoes yoga training ahead of International Yoga Day

ITBP undergoes yoga training ahead of International Yoga DayKanpur (Uttar Pradesh), June 14 - Personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) are undergoing training in yoga ahead of the International Yoga Day, which will be observed on June 21.

Its unit in Kanpur has come up with a yoga training programme in tandem with the Centre's drive to promote yoga ahead of the International Yoga Day.


DM Vimal Kumar Sharma

Vimal Kumar SharmaGhaziabad: District Magistrate Vimal Kumar Sharma on Wednesday asked all concerned officials of veterinary, health and forest department to take preventive measures to check the incidence of bird flu (Avian flu) virus in the district.

In a meeting convened at the collectorate, Sharma also directed the officials to initiate awareness programs for the public about the bird flu virus and inform them about precautions to be taken by them.


Bird flu alert sounded in Amethi

Bird flu alert sounded in AmethiAmethi (Uttar Pradesh) Mar 15 : The threat of a bird flu outbreak looms large on Amethi as birds have been dying mysteriously in the district for almost two weeks now.

A team of the district veterinary department was dispatched to the village after a frantic call from a villager who collected samples from various villages which were then sent to Bhopal. The samples tested positive for bird flu.


Two more die due to swine flu in Uttar Pradesh

Swine fluLucknow: Two more people died due to swine flu in Uttar Pradesh, taking the toll to 18, health official said on Tuesday, adding that the number of fresh H1N1 cases has gone down considerably.

The two patients who died of swine flu since Monday - Sahiba Khatoon, 32, from Banda and Ram Chandra, 71, from Mau - were infected last week and were admitted to hospitals here.

The number of those infected across the state this season has touched 897.


Over eight die after consuming spurious liquor in Lucknow

Over eight die after consuming spurious liquor in LucknowLucknow (Uttar Pradesh), Jan. 13 - Over eight people died and more than 100 were admitted to hospital after consuming spurious liquor in Lucknow.

The patients had consumed domestic liquor at night and in the morning were rushed to the hospital after they complained of uneasiness.

A doctor at a local hospital, R.K. Srivastava, said the patients started coming after eight in the morning.


Women lie on hospital floor after sterilisation surgery in UP

Women lie on hospital floor after sterilisation surgery in UPKhushinagar (UP), Nov. 15 - Women who underwent sterilisation surgeries in Khushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh were compelled to lie on the floor due to a lack of hospital beds following the death of 15 other women who underwent the same operations.

Surgeons at the hospital in Khushinagar were said to have performed 42 sterilisation operations in two hours.


Antibiotic resistant "super bug" found at AMU

Antibiotic resistant "super bug" found at AMUAligarh - A deadly bacteria variant known as NDM-4, which is also called the "super bug", has been found by the medical researchers at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College of Aligarh Muslim University from the hospital's sewage.

The finding of studies conducted by a team of scientists during the first three months of this year have been published in the latest issue of the Journal of Medical Microbiology UK.


Tadpole found in mid-day meal at UP school

Tadpole found in mid-day meal at UP schoolLucknow, July 25 - A tadpole was found in the mid-day meal served to students at a primary school in Moradabad, an official said Thursday.

'Tahri' (cooked rice) was served Wednesday at the Tikhunti primary school in Dilari area and one of the girl student's spotted a fried tadpole in her plate.

She promptly raised an alarm and fled the school to tell her parents.


Encephalitis battle: tied in reams of red tape

healthLucknow, Nov 18 : Has the battle of the Uttar Pradesh government against Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and AES (Acute Encephalitis Syndrome) in its eastern part been lost to red tape? The answer, shockingly, seems to be yes.

Even as the death toll of kids falling to the deadly viral disease mounted to 555 up to Saturday, the health department has been busily engaging in 'processes,' admitting that "lots of things still need to be done."


Dengue, viral grip Gurgaon

Dengue, viral grip GurgaonGurgaon, Oct 27 - Dengue and viral fever is spreading across this Haryana city, with affected people continuing to pour into hospitals, said doctors Saturday.

"Since one month, 348 patients with dengue have been admitted and five more such cases came Friday," Vishal Sehgal, medical superintendent of Artemis Hospital, told IANS.

Two people have died of dengue in the city recently.


Swine flu patients swell to 56 in Lucknow

Swine flu patients swell to 56 in LucknowLucknow, Sep 3 - The number of people confirmed positive with the deadly swine flu virus has risen to 56 in the Uttar Pradesh capital, officials said, as they stepped up efforts to check its further spread.

The spurt in the cases related to the deadly virus has sent alarm bells ringing in the state health department as the number has swelled up in just a fortnight. The virus as of now has infected 56 people, an official said.


Agra doctor gives new hope to the hearing impaired

Agra doctor gives new hope to the hearing impairedAgra, Aug 24 - A retired army doctor says he has perfected a simple and affordable technique to allow the hearing impaired to hear.

"I have developed a simple yet innovative approach in a family practice for age-related hearing loss (presbycusis), without the need for any hearing aid or surgical intervention," Lt. Col. (retd.) Rajesh Chauhan told IANS.


UP schools to ban sale of junk food

UP schools to ban sale of junk foodLucknow, April 5 : In a significant step, the Uttar Pradesh government has issued instructions to all schools - Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE), Uttar Pradesh Board and Central Board of Secondary Education
(CBSE) - to ban sale of junk food within their premises and outside, an official said Thursday.


Seven test tube wwins born in 12 hours to create world record in Bulandshahr

Seven test tube wwins born in 12 hours to create world record in BulandshahrBulandshahr, Jan 28 :Fourteen test tube babies were born using the in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) procedure to seven childless mothers in Bulandshahr.

The doctors carried out caesarean operations, creating a world record of the healthiest twins born within 12 hours.


Music therapy to cure patients

Music therapy to cure patientsNoida, Dec 14 - Patients especially those undergoing strenuous therapy and treatment can now look forward to getting healed by ragas and world music, courtesy a musical therapy centre that opened up Wednesday in a hospital here.


Drug trafficking a threat to global stability

Drug trafficking a threat to global stabilityAgra, Nov 22 - Drug trafficking poses a challenge to the stability and health of nations, Narcotics Commissioner of India Jagjit Pavadia said Tuesday.

"The world of crime, including drugs, is borderless and drug traffickers enjoy a degree of flexibility in carrying on their illicit trade despite governments putting in place the necessary legislative, law enforcement and regulatory controls," Pavadia told IANS here.


Boy declared dead wakes up in mortuary, doctor suspended

Boy declared dead wakes up in mortuary, doctor suspendedLucknow, Nov 7 - The Uttar Pradesh government Monday suspended a doctor in a case of medical negligence in which a teenager declared dead by him regained consciousness in a mortuary in Muzaffarnagar district.

Radhey, 17, woke up in the mortuary at the Muzaffarnagar district hospital Sunday, nearly 10 hours after the doctor, Pradeep Mittal, declared him dead, an official said.


Japanese Encephalitis cases on decline

Japanese Encephalitis cases on declineGorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 24 : With the rains over, cases of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) have begundeclining in poverty-ridden eastern Uttar Pradesh, where the mosquito-borne killer disease has claimed the lives of
507 children in the past four months. Two people are dying of the virus everyday, a health expert said Monday.


Milk for poor kids - a different holy offering

Milk for poor kidsBareilly (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 7 : Nine-year-old Gautam, son of a daily wage labourer, doesn't know the religious significance of the holy month of Shravan. But this is the time when Gautam and many poor children like him get free packets of milk - something their parents can't afford.


Government for alternative medicines like unani

Government for alternative medicines like unani Aligarh, Feb 3 : The Indian government is making efforts to integrate alternative systems of medicine like unani into the national health care structure, Minister of State for Health S. Gandhiselvan has said.


How battle against polio was won in Uttar Pradesh

How battle against polio was won in Uttar PradeshMeerut, Jan 24 - From 26 cases of polio in 2009 to none align="left"last year, Meerut district is a mirror of the cheering development taking place in polio-endemic Uttar Pradesh.

And a key role played in this success story is by the influencers or volunteers who go from house to house to overcome initial resistance, especially in Muslim-dominated areas, to the polio vaccine.


'Malaria kills over 2 lakh Indians every year'

MalariaAligarh, Dec 18 : Malaria kills around 205,000 people in India every year, more than 13 times the estimate by the World Health Organisation (WHO), an official said here Saturday.

India also accounted for 70 percent of malaria cases in the southeast Asian region, said Prof. M. Ashraf Malik, principal and chief medical superintendent of J. N. Medical College here.


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