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Editorial (Dr SS Agarwal, Dr K K Aggarwal)
9th July 2016
Community Service on 9th of every month
The Hon’ble Prime Minister has urged all doctors to examine pregnant women free of cost, on 9th of every month, and suggested that doctors give 12 days in 12 months to this noble cause.

The recently introduced “Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA)” provides the platform for collaboration between public and private health sectors with the aim of ensuring quality antenatal care to over 3 crore pregnant women every year.

The PMSMA has been designed to provide complete and quality ANC to women in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy on the 9th day of every month.  Essentially, these services are to be provided by the Medical Officers and (Ob Gyn/MBBS) specialists.

In Public Health facilities, where such trained manpower is not available, State Governments have been asked to collaborate with the specialists/doctors from the private sector and engage the services from Private Practitioners (Ob Gyn/MBBS) on voluntary basis for the PMSMA.
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All hypertensive patients should keep their sugar lower than 90 mg%
New Delhi, July 08, 2016: "Hypertension is a risk factor for Type 2 diabetes. If not properly managed, it can lead to diabetes with subsequent high risk of kidney damage," said Padma Shri Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal - President Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) and Honorary Secretary General IMA.

Results of the Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial-Blood Pressure Lowering Arm (ASCOT-BPLA) study have shown that the major predictor of new-onset diabetes (NOD) in patients with hypertension is high baseline fasting plasma glucose levels of more than 90mg%. The risk increases by 5.8 times for each 18mg% rise above 90 mg%.
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