Library of Birmingham – largest public library in UK

The Library of Birmingham – the largest municipal public library in the United Kingdom, opens. It has been described as the largest public library in the United Kingdom, the largest public cultural space in Europe, and the largest regional library in Europe. The Library of Birmingham is a public library in the city centre of … Read more

Nelson Mandela – more alert every day, says daughter

Nelson Mandela, who has been lying critically ill in hospital for just over two months, is becoming more alert and more responsive by the day, his youngest daughter said, adding that the anti-apartheid hero is “not going anywhere anytime soon”. “Tata (father) now manages to sit up, like now he is able to sit up … Read more

Prayers as Mandela marks two months in hospital

South African church leaders on Wednesday led prayers in front of the hospital where critically ill former South African president Nelson Mandela is soon to mark two months in care. Archbishop Joe Seoka used the eve of the sorrow-tinged anniversary to urge South Africans to rally together. “God is using Madiba, and his extended illness, … Read more

High blood pressure in Indians – a silent killer

Fast-moving lifestyles, unearthly hours at work, stress, addiction to alcohol and unhealthy meals are making more and more Indians fall prey to high blood pressure at a very young age. High blood pressure (BP) is a major public health problem in India and its prevalence is rapidly increasing among both urban and rural populations. In … Read more

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Ahlawat – urologist & kidney transplant surgeon

Dr. Ahlawat to his credit has the unique feat of establishing four successful Urology and Renal Transplant programs in India, at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, Fortis Hospitals, New Delhi, and Medanta, the Medicity in New Delhi. His publications and presentations at national and international forums have focused on minimally invasive … Read more

Dr. Anil Bhan – cardiovascular surgeon

Dr. Bhan is an outstanding cardiovascular surgeon and a graduate from Medical College Srinagar (Best outgoing graduate-Gold Medalist). He possesses largest experience in Aortic surgery in India. Dr. Bhan has designed and developed more than 50 surgical instruments in the field of cardiac surgery. Dr. Bhan was one of the team members that performed the … Read more

Dr. Vijay Kohli – cardiovascular surgeon

Dr Kohli is an outstanding cardiovascular surgeon, with wide and varied clinical experience and expertise in different aspects of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. During his long career he has worked with renowned cardiac experts. Dr Kohli has worked in the field of heart failure with Professor Randas Batista in Brazil and Professor Hertzer at Berlin … Read more

H1N1 cases of Seasonal Influenza in Delhi

Various sub types of Seasonal Influenza virus are circulating and causing the present spurt in cases in the States of Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana and Punjab. Notable among them is Influenza A H1N1 virus that caused the Pandemic in 2009. Following reports appearing in certain sections of the media, it is reiterated that Seasonal Influenza is … Read more

Health in India – Review 2012

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare implements several national level programmes /schemes to control Communicable and Non-communicable diseases. The National Rural Health Mission is the flagship programme of the Ministry. It focuses on the challenge of strengthening poor public health systems in the country. Department of Health & Family Welfare Since the launch of the … Read more

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