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2/26/15 - 113 posts at DHQ Hospital lying vacant
As many as 113 posts of doctors and paramedics have been lying vacant at District Headquarters Hospital for the last 23 years due to which the patients have to suffer great ordeal for treatment in Narowal, the native city of Ch Ahsan Iqbal, federal minister for planning and development. Punjab government had upgraded the DHQ Hospital to Civil Hospi
2/26/15 - 113 posts of doctors and paramedics lying vacant at Narowal DHQ for last 23 years [Pakistan Press International]
As many as 113 posts of senior and junior doctors and paramedics have been lying vacant at Narowal DHQ Hospital for the last 23 years, as no one had ever bothered to ensure early appointments on these seats, due to which the visiting indoor and outdoor patients had been suffering from great ordeal in their medical treatment there. According to the
2/26/15 - 3 out of 4 DHQ ambulances grounded
Three out of four ambulances at the disposal of District Headquarters' Hospital Hafizabad have been out of order for the two weeks causing a lot of hardships and inconvenience to the patients. The DHQ Hospital caters the population of about one million but lacks several amenities and a trauma centre as a result of which most of the critically injur
2/26/15 - 57 gastro cases reported
Some fiftyseven patients of gastroenteritis were hospitalized in the city on Wednesday. Exactly 35 patients reported at Children Complex, while 12 gastro cases were brought to Nishtar Medical Institute, said an official sources. Seven patients of gastro were admitted at Civil Hospital and three landed at Fatima Jinnah Hospital for Women, he added.
2/26/15 - 9 test positive for swine flu [Nagpur] [Times of India]
NAGPUR: Nine more patients from Nagpur division tested positive for swine flu on Tuesday. These included a suspected patient who passed away at Government Medical College and Hospital on Monday. Twenty-six samples were processed in the microbiology laboratory of Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital on the day.
2/26/15 - Baptist Orange Hospital to halt in-patient care [The Orange Leader, Texas]
Feb. 25 ORANGE Changes are on the way at Baptist Orange Hospital. The Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Board of Directors announced Tuesday a decision to cease in-patient services at Baptist Orange Hospital effective beginning June 1, 2015. According to information provided by the Board of Directors, Baptist Orange Hospital has been lost, o
2/26/15 - Bradshaw concern over pharmacy deal [Express & Echo (England)]
A DEAL has been done to allow Boots to take over the out- patients pharmacy at the Royal Devon& Exeter Hospital. Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw said some concerns had been raised over the move. Peter Bainbridge, Director of Pharmacy at Boots UK, said: "We are delighted to be working in partnership with Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust to help of
2/26/15 - CAMC discusses successes amidst winter storms [Charleston Daily Mail, W.Va.]
Feb. 25 Among reports ranging from finances to quality, were stories of how recent inclement weather united employees at Charleston Area Medical Center. Hospitals throughout the country are facing a challenge due to the impact of Medicare cuts and Medicaid expansion, said David Ramsey, CAMC president and chief executive officer. Medicare pays an
2/26/15 - Cancer Research Collaboration Founded by Moffitt and Ohio State Enlists 4 New Members [Health & Beauty Close - Up]
A novel research partnership anchored by two cancer centers, Moffitt Cancer Center and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center- Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, has added four nationally recognized cancer centers, bringing its membership to six and extending the national oncology network from c
2/26/15 - Cardiac Arrest box set review: a shocking portrait of hospital life
Long before Jed Mercurio was celebrated as the man behind dark police corruption drama Line of Duty, he made his name with another equally brooding show: Cardiac Arrest, which aired on BBC1 in the mid-1990s. Prolonging a patient s death isn t the same as prolonging his life, the ice-cool Dr Claire Maitland tells the wide-eyed and religi
2/26/15 - Electronic alerts may do more harm than good for kidney patients
The use of electronic alerts by hospitals treating patients with acute kidney injury may increase interventions without improving care, a study by Yale researchers found. The study was published Feb. 25 in The Lancet. F. Perry Wilson, assistant professor of medicine at Yale, and his co-authors conducted a randomized trial with 2,400 patients at the
2/26/15 - Ensure swine flu test at govt medical colleges, says HC [Lucknow] [Times of India]
LUCKNOW: Taking state government to task for its "lethargy" in tackling spread of the deadly swine flu providing treatment to patients and suspects, Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on Thursday directed it to ensure testing for the disease in all government hospitals and pathologies in UP, besides providing adequate medicines and sufficien
2/26/15 - Experts give endoscopy service excellent rating ; In Brief [Hull Daily Mail (England)]
EAST YORKS: Patients requiring endoscopy at Castle Hill Hospital and Hull Royal Infirmary receive an excellent caring experience, according to a panel of independent experts. The Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has been given the top A- excellent rating by the Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Following the two-day ins
2/26/15 - Fitch Affirms Tuality Healthcare (OR) Revs at 'BBB'; Outlook Stable [Health & Beauty Close - Up]
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the' BBB' rating on $14 million of series 2001 bonds issued by the Hospital Facility Authority of Hillsboro, Oregon on behalf of Tuality Healthcare. Management attributes the improvement to better payor mix from Medicaid expansion and controlled expense growth. While somewhat offset by Medicaid expansion, the pressured...
2/26/15 - Fitch Affirms Tuality Healthcare (OR) Revs at 'BBB'; Outlook Stable [Manufacturing Close - Up]
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the' BBB' rating on $14 million of series 2001 bonds issued by the Hospital Facility Authority of Hillsboro, Oregon on behalf of Tuality Healthcare. Management attributes the improvement to better payor mix from Medicaid expansion and controlled expense growth. While somewhat offset by Medicaid expansion, the pressured...
2/26/15 - Fitch Rates Marietta Area Health Care d/b/a Memorial Health System (OH) 'BB'; Outlook Stable [Health & Beauty Close - Up]
Fitch Ratings has assigned a' BB' rating to the following revenue bonds issued on behalf of Marietta Area Health Care d/b/a Memorial Health System, Ohio bonds:. $60,000,000 Southeastern Ohio Port Authority Hospital facilities improvement revenue bonds, series 2015.. Bond proceeds will be used for various capital projects at Selby General Hospital
2/26/15 - Fitch Rates Pocono Health System's (PA) Series 2015 Revs at 'A'; Outlook Stable
Fitch Ratings has assigned a long-term rating of' A' on approximately $41,765,000 of series 2015 revenue bonds issued by the Monroe County Hospital Authority on behalf of Pocono Health System. Bond payments are secured by a pledge of gross revenues of the obligated group and by a first-lien mortgage on Pocono Medical Center. STRONG LIQUIDITY POSITI
2/26/15 - GE Capital finances major BMI Healthcare equipment upgrade
Release date- 25022015- GE Capital today announced that it has provided a GBP6m structured leasing facility to BMI Healthcare, the UK's largest private acute hospital operator. BMI Healthcare provides treatment to NHS, privately insured and self-pay patients in 58 locations across the UK. The hospitals in receipt of new equipment are: The Alexandra
2/26/15 - Govt denies shortage of medicines in hospitals [Puducherry] [Times of India]
PUDUCHERRY: Directorate of Health and Family Welfare Services has denied the allegations of a section of political parties that the government hospitals in the Union Territory lacked stocks of drugs and vaccines causing hardship to poor patients. A release from the Directorate said there were adequate stocks of drugs and vaccines in the hospitals a
2/26/15 - Govt hospitals without hepatitis C treatment drug
For the past several months, medicines used to treat hepatitis C have not been available in government hospitals in Hangu district and Orakzai Agency. District Health Officer Dr Ziaur Rehman said more than 250 patients are on the waiting list to receive the therapeutic drug as they cannot afford to buy them from private stores. Health officials in
2/26/15 - H1N1 2015 city's worst outbreak [Bhopal] [Times of India]
BHOPAL: One more swine flu death was reported from the state capital on Tuesday. Since January, more than 250 people have tested positive for H1N1 in Bhopal. In the coordination committee meeting, principal secretary health Pravir Krishna informed that a total of 181 swine flu positive patients are undergoing treatment in hospitals across Madhya Pr
2/26/15 - Health trust staff back campaign ; YOUR HEALTH [Evening Gazette (UK)]
WE know that sta "should always introduce themselves by name to any patient under their care. EUR at's why our sta "are supporting a campaign set up by terminally ill doctor Kate Granger for all NHS workers to say' hello, my name isfi' to patients. Dr Granger, a registrar who worked in elderly care at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, has canc
2/26/15 - Healthcare Gets the IT Treament
Information technology is playing an ever greater role in healthcare, from helping doctors improve outcomes by tailoring treatment to an individual patient through DNA sequencing to developing new and more effective drugs with fewer side effects. But there is another important, though perhaps less visible, way in which IT is being used to improve t
2/26/15 - HealthSouth Reports Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 [Global Data Point]
"The fourth quarter marked the conclusion of another solid year of operational performance for HealthSouth," said Jay Grinney, HealthSouth President and Chief Executive Officer. We also opened four new hospitals in the quarter and, although we incurred approximately $6 million in net start-up costs associated with these new facilities in the quarte
2/26/15 - Hospital on 'black alert' cancels ops [Herald, The (Plymouth, England)]
DERRIFORD Hospital has cancelled 1,500 operations since January as it struggles to cope under increased pressure, health chiefs have confir med. A spokesperson for Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust said: "As more patients are admitted from the Emergency Department and the Medical Assessment Unit onto wards, beds get taken up. "In addition to this, we h
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