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21st July 2019

Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Former Delhi Chief Minister passes away

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Smt. Sheila Dikshit, former Chief Minister of Delhi and senior Congress leader passed away yesterday following a cardiac arrest. She fought a prolonged illness before her demise at Delhi’s Fortis Escorts Heart Institute. Smt. Dikshit underwent a heart surgery in France last year. She was 81. She had been diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat). She had an angioplasty in November 2012 and was treated for infection some time ago. She suffered two cardiac arrests before passing away.

Smt. Sheila Dikshit was the longest serving chief minister of Delhi and served three consecutive terms from 1998 to 2013. An exemplary leader, she transformed the face of Delhi during her tenure. She was credited for Delhi's growing infrastructure including roads and flyovers, better public transport system as well as development on the health and educational fronts....read more

Prenatal acute exposure to air pollution may increase chances of newborn NICU admission

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Infants born to women exposed to high levels of air pollution - PM2.5 constituents and several traffic-related pollutants such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide - in the week before delivery, the day of delivery and the day prior to delivery are more likely to be admitted to a newborn intensive care unit (NICU), suggests a case-crossover analysis by researchers at the National Institutes of Health.

Data from the Consortium on Safe Labor, which compiled information on more than 223,000 births at 12 clinical sites in the US from 2002 to 2008 was analysed. Records from 27,189 singletons admitted into the NICU were linked to data modified from the Community Multiscale Air Quality Modeling System, which estimates environmental pollution concentrations in the US...read more

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Heart Care Foundation of India condoles the death of former Delhi Chief Minister, Smt. Sheila Dikshit
New Delhi, 20 July 2019: The Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) condoles the death of former Chief Minister of Delhi and senior Congress leader Smt. Sheila Dikshit. An exemplary leader, she transformed the face of Delhi in her 15-year term. She fought a prolonged illness before her demise at Delhi's Fortis Escorts Heart Institute. Smt. Dikshit underwent a heart surgery in France last year. She was 81.
Offering his condolences, Padma Shri Awardee, Dr K K Aggarwal, President, HCFI, said, "Smt. Sheila Dikshit was a leader par excellence and the senior-most Congresswoman in its Delhi unit.
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