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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
19th February 2019
Dengue death: error of judgment of medical negligence

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Arun Kumar Manglik versus Chirayu Health and Medicare Private Ltd. & Anr. Civil Appeal Nos. 227-228 of 2019 (@SLP (C) Nos. 30119-30120 of 2016 dated January 9, 2019

Chronology of events

On 14th November, 2009, Madhu Manglik (spouse of the appellant "Arun Kumar Manglik"; hereby referred to as "patient"), aged 56 years, was diagnosed with dengue fever. Lab report findings were: "RBC- 4.21 million/cmm, Hb-12.1 gm/dL, TLC-1900/Cmm, Platelet Count 1.79 lakh/cmm, Dengue NS1 Antigen - Positive".

The patient was admitted to Chirayu Health & Medicare hospital at Bhopal (Respondent) to ICU on 15th November, 2009. She was afebrile but reported accompanying signs of dengue fever including headache, body ache and a general sense of restlessness. Her past medical history was suggestive of cardiac complications (catheter ablation and paroxysmal supra ventricular tachycardia)....read more


No loudspeaker, children's studies more important than rallies, says Hon'ble SC

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

On 11th Feb the Hon'ble Bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sanjiv Khanna, dismissed a petition filed by West Bengal BJP challenging order of the State Pollution Control Board banning the use of loudspeakers in the residential areas and near educational institutions.

The court while dismissing the challenge asked "You are challenging an order of 2013?". He also pointed out "the children are writing their exams around this time"....read more

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New Delhi, Feb 18 (PTI) At the national level, about 14.6 per cent (16 crore) people (in the 10-75 age group) consume alcohol with Chhattisgarh, Tripura, Punjab, Arunachal Pradesh and Goa having the highest prevalence of liquor use, a recent government survey has found.... read more


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Talking to Dr Anup Kumar, professor and Head of Department of Urology and Renal Transplant, Safdarjung Hospital (SJH) and Vardhman Mahavir Medical College (VMMC), said: "We will shortly start a national online integration course in view of the huge response.... read more


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Providing follow-up care after heart attack helps reduce readmissions and deaths

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Heavy smoking can damage vision

Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day can damage your vision, suggests a study published in the journal Psychiatry Research. Significant changes in the smokers' red-green and blue-yellow color vision were observed.... read more


Outcomes post-laparoscopic gastrectomy comparable to open surgery

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Medical Voice

All can prevent infection with MRSA bacteria after hospital discharge

Hospital patients who have methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can be protected from future infections with a standard bathing regimen at home after hospital discharge, according to a University of California, Irvine researcher and colleagues..... read more

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New Delhi, 18th February 2019: Statistics indicate that India accounts for one-third of all measles-related deaths worldwide. Measles is highly infectious and as per the WHO, a country needs to ensure that at least 95% of all children receive two doses of the vaccine. About 15% of vaccinated children fail to develop immunity from the first dose, meaning that if only 80% are fully immunized, an outbreak is likely.

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