(incorporating eIMA News)
5th April 2016
Editorial (Dr SS Agarwal, Dr K K Aggarwal)
Ministry of Health marks this week as ‘Health Week’
This week, the Ministry of Health and Family and Welfare is celebrating a ‘Health Week’, to mark the World Health Day falling on 7th April 2016.
Several initiatives including those on TB, Diabetes and other communicable and non-communicable diseases and an awareness campaign on family planning will be launched this week. A national consultation on setting up of National eHealth Authority (NeHA) to strengthen the health systems will also be organized.
The third phase of the Mission Indradhanush would be implemented on April 7 in 216 select districts in 27 states/UTs, where full immunization coverage is less than 60% and dropout rates are high. Four intensified immunization rounds will be conducted for seven days in each between April and July 2016, in these districts.
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IMA's Central Working Committee approves the concept IMA DENGwar,
a unique campaign against the dengue causing mosquito
IMA has adopted a unique mosquito-fighting strategy to battle the species carrying the dengue and Zika virus.
New Delhi, April 04, 2016: Recently World Health Organization declared ZIKA a global health emergency as the virus spread rapidly in the Americas, citing Zika's link to the birth defect microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome, an autoimmune disorder in adults that can cause paralysis.

The mosquito species responsible for spreading the virus by biting people lives in and around homes, making traditional evening insecticide fogging campaigns from sprayers mounted on trucks an ineffective option.

Dr K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee and Honorary Secretary General IMA said, "IMA will adopt a four corners approach, targeting the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes indoors and outdoors as well as focusing on killing both larvae and adult insects."
Most mosquito abatement efforts target nuisance mosquitoes, those that bite at dusk and ruin picnics and barbecues but pose little public health threat. But Aedes aegypti is a daytime biter that dines exclusively on humans, biting several people in a single blood meal.

Aedes aegypti has been dubbed "the cockroach of mosquitoes" because it is so hard to kill. In some parts of the country it has widespread resistance to some insecticides. But that doesn't mean it's impossible to kill.
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Yoga for Health
Effect of rajyoga meditation on chronic tension headache

The percentage of patients with chronic tension-type headache showing highly significant relief in severity of headache, duration and frequency in Group 1 was 94%, 91% and 97% respectively whereas in Group 2 it was 36%, 36% and 49% respectively. Headache relief as calculated by headache index was 99% in Group 1 vs 51% in Group 2. Group 1 patients received spiritual based meditation known as Rajyoga meditation for relaxation therapy, in addition to routine medical treatment (Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 2014 Apr-Jun;58(2):157-61).
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IMA TB Initiative 
IMA Starts Nodal center for adverse drug reactions

IMA PvPI Initiative has started a nodal center at IMA headquarters. All IMA members can now report adverse reactions to drugs, vaccines, medical devices, Blood products and herbal products at IMA PvPI helpline 9717776514, open Monday to Friday 9-5.30PM
IMA Lybrate Initiative: Ask the Specialist & others 
IMA Polio Dates
  • April 1st: tOPV would not be available after this date.
  • April 11th: bOPV would be available in private market but it is not to be opened or used before 25th April.
  • April 25: IMA Polio Switch Day, when tOPV would be completely withdrawn and replaced by bOPV in both routine immunization and polio campaigns.
  • 9th May: IMA National Validation Day when India would be declared free of tOPV. 

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The Indian Medical Association (IMA) presents a series of weekly webcasts for the benefit of the Indian medical profession, engaging you with the latest in advocacy efforts for doctors, through an interactive exclusive digital webcast partnership with eMediNexus.
Next Webcast: 7th April 2016