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22nd March, 2018
Rajya Sabha Committee recommendations on NMC Bill: Salient points

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

  • Total strength of the Commission be increased from 25 members to 29 members
  • 6 members should be ex officio members
  • 9 should be elected by registered medical practitioners from amongst themselves
  • 10 members should be from amongst the nominees of the States and Union Territories to be appointed on rotational basis in the Medical Advisory Council for a term of two years
  • • 3 members appointed from amongst person having special knowledge and professional experience (management, law, medical ethics, health research, patient rights advocacy, science and technology and economics)..... read more

Govt. imposes penal provisions for failure to report TB cases

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

All clinical establishments, chemists/pharmacists are required to report every case of TB or else face penal provisions. Those who fail to report TB cases can now be tried under sections 269 and 270 of the Indian Penal Code, according to a notification (as below) issued by the Health Ministry.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
(Department of Health and Family Welfare)

New Delhi, the 16th March, 2018

F.No. Z-28015/2/2012-TB.—Whereas, the Central Government is satisfied, that tuberculosis is a dangerous epidemic disease, threat to life and is a major public health problem accounting for substantial morbidity and mortality in the country. Early diagnosis and complete treatment of tuberculosis is the corner-stone of tuberculosis prevention and control strategy. Further, inappropriate diagnosis and irregular or incomplete treatment with anti-tubercular drugs may contribute to complications, disease spread and emergence of drug resistant tuberculosis.... read more

Top News

Today is World Water Day: “Nature for water”

World Water Day is observed March 22 every year to focus attention on the importance of water. The theme this year is “Nature for water” i.e. exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges that we all face.
Sustainable Development Goal 6 commits the world to ensuring that everyone has access to safe water by 2030,.... read more

Breaking News

Health Ministry grants approval for admission under Disabilities Quota

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has granted approval to amend the regulation for admission to PG medical courses in order to expand the scope of persons with disabilities getting benefit of reservation. The percentage of seats to be filled up by persons with disabilities has been increased from 3% to 5% in accordance with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.... read more

Practice Updates

Adcetris + chemotherapy first-line treatment for stage III/IV classical Hodgkin lymphoma

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Adcetris (brentuximab vedotin) to treat adult patients with previously untreated stage III or IV classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) in combination with chemotherapy..... read more

AHA develops augmented reality hands-only CPR training in collaboration with Google

The American Heart Association (AHA) has collaborated with Google to develop an augmented reality version of Hands-Only CPR training that launches in the Association’s mobile App, My Cardiac Coach™. Users can give a virtual person Hands-Only CPR any time, any place using their compatible Android mobile device. .... read more

Stem cell therapy may help reverse effects of premature menopause

Young women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) may be able to use their own bone marrow stem cells to rejuvenate their ovaries and avoid the effects of premature menopause, according to preliminary results from the ongoing ROSE clinical trial presented at ENDO 2018, ... read more

Physical inactivity may increase risk of urinary tract symptoms

Prolonged sitting time and low physical activity levels have been shown to be associated with the development of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in a study published in BJU International.... read more

Seizures may be detected through sound

A study published March 20, 2018 in the journal Epilepsia has shown that individuals without EEG training can detect ongoing seizures or seizure-like rhythmic periodic patterns by listening to sonified EEG. Medical students and nurses could detect seizures.... read more

First AHA statement on spontaneous coronary artery dissection

The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued a scientific statement on spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) published online February 22, 2018 in the journal Circulation, which recognizes that SCAD not only is more common than previously believed but also must be evaluated and treated differently from atherosclerotic myocardial infarction..... read more

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About 56 million abortions worldwide are unsafe
Make abortions safer by creating large-scale awareness on pills and medical procedures
Improving access to safer public healthcare also imperative
New Delhi, 21st March 2018: About half of the estimated 56 million abortions carried out worldwide each year are unsafe, leading to the deaths of at least 22,800 women every year, according to the most comprehensive study report on global abortion trends in a decade from the Guttmacher Institute.

Banning abortions does not stop women from getting a pregnancy terminated but does increase the risk of them resorting to dangerous measures to end unwanted pregnancies.
Speaking about this, Padma Shri Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) and Immediate Past National President Indian Medical Association (IMA), said, “One of the major reasons for the high rate of abortions could be the lack of access to good contraception in many regions, resulting in high rates of unplanned pregnancy.

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