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Dr KK Aggarwal

Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee
Dr KK Aggarwal
President, Heart Care Foundation of India; Sr Consultant Physician, Cardiologist and Dean Medical Education Moolchand Medcity; Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council; Chairman (Delhi Chapter) International Medical Sciences Academy; Hony Director IMA AKN Sinha Institute (08–09); Hony Finance Secretary National IMA (07–08); Chairman IMA Academy of Medical Specialties (06–07); President Delhi Medical Association (05–06), President IMA New Delhi Branch (94–95, 02–04); Editor in Chief IJCP Group of Publications & Hony. Visiting Professor (Clinical Research) DIPSAR

 

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  Editorial …

5th July 2012, Thursday

A rare complication of nasal irrigation or jalneti

Two fatal cases of primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) were reported in patients in the state of Louisiana, resulting from the use of unclean tap water to irrigate the sinuses.

The causative amoeba was Naegleria fowleri, an organism that is usually contracted from swimming in freshwater lakes and rivers, geothermal bodies of water, or inadequately chlorinated pools.

Patients who perform sinus irrigation should be advised to use distilled, sterilized, or previously boiled water if making their own saline solutions. Although rare, PAM is usually fatal.

Source:

  1. Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. http://new.dhh.louisiana. gov/index.cfm/ newsroom/detail/2332 (Accessed on January 22, 2012).
  2. Information about Naegleria infection is available online from the United States Centers for disease control. http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/naegleria/faqs.html#how_infect

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Stay Tuned with Padma Shri and Dr BC Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal

DVT risk starts early, stays long after acute stroke

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    Photo Feature (from the HCFI Photo Gallery)

Doctor’s Day 2012–07–03

Doctor’s Day celebrations organised by Heart Care Foundation of India and eMedinewS

 
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    National News

Medical mistakes in Indian movies

Dear all, eMedinewS is starting a special series on ‘Medical mistakes in Indian movies’. We invite all our readers to share with us the following information:

1. Scene/s where the image of the medical profession has been maligned in an unrealistic manner, or
2. Scene/s where medical care and approach has been depicted incorrectly, or
3. Scenes where the medical profession has been portrayed correctly.

Send us the clippings or description of the scenes. This would be a start to a special campaign to re build the image of the medical profession.

Heart Care Foundation of India and Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan Centre of Indology

Cordially invites you to a Symposium on "Health & Happiness"
5th July, 2012 Thursday, 5pm
Venue: Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110004
(Entry from Copernics Lane, Gate No. 4)

Programme
5:15 PM – Assembly & Tea
5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Introductory remarks by Sh. Ashok Pradhan, Director BVB & Sh. C R Gharekhan (Chairman BVB) Inauguration and Key note address by Dr Karan Singh (MP & Chairman ICCR)

6:00 PM – 6.30 PM: Introductory discussion by Prof Sunil Kumar (Hinduism), Maulana Wahiduddin Khan (Islam), Fr Mathew Abraham (Christianity)

6.30 PM – 7:30 PM – Panel discussion: Dr. A. K. Merchant (Bahai Faith), Rabbi Ezekiel Isaac Malekar (Judaism), Dr Dinyar Patel (Zoroastrianism), Shri Paramjit Singh Sarna (Sikhism), Samani Rohit Pragya & Samani Mimansa Pragya (Jainism), Dr T D Kartsang (Buddhism).

Moderator: Padma Shri and Dr BC Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India.

Doctors can record dying declaration, rules Kerala High Court

KOCHI: Dying declaration recorded by doctors or any person with credibility in society can be accepted as valid evidence, the Kerala High Court ruled on Tuesday. In a landmark judgment, the division bench comprising Justice M Sasidharan Nambiar and Justice P Bhavadasan ruled that there is no law or statute that dying declaration should be recorded only by a magistrate. The bench said that dying declaration recorded by the doctor or anybody with credibility in the society can be accepted as evidence after analysing its evidentiary value as per law. The court, while dismissing an appeal filed by Biju from Kannur who was sentenced to life for causing death of his wife, Thresiamma, in 2005, accepted the testimony of a doctor whose statement became crucial in convicting Biju. The HC also upheld the life sentence and fine imposed on Biju, convicted for setting Thresiamma afire after dousing her with kerosene. She had suffered 90% burn injuries and had succumbed to it at the Pariyaram medical college.

Padmakumar, a doctor at the medical college, was directed by the hospital superintendent to record the dying declaration as a magistrate was not available to attend to the testimony. The dying declaration became the main circumstantial evidence in the case as other primary evidence wasn’t available. In the appeal against the trial court’s verdict, Biju had challenged it maintaining that the doctor hailed from Karnataka and didn’t know Malayalam. The doctor had recorded the statement in English as he could understand Malayalam but couldn’t read or write the language. But the HC ruled out Biju’s contention as such declarations are allowed as evidence in Indian courts but are normally barred as hearsay in law of evidence globally, except in some cases when other evidence is not available. Registration officers in corporations, municipalities and panchayats are bound to record deaths of residents when informed irrespective of the place where death occurred, the Kerala high court has ruled. (Source: TOI, Jul 4, 2012)

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    International News

(Contributed by Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

New test for KRAS mutations: faster, cheaper, better

A simpler, cheaper, more accurate test for KRAS mutations has been developed by a group of Italian researchers. Routine testing for KRAS mutations in the treatment of colorectal cancer is now recommended by many expert bodies. Testing identifies patients who carry this mutation and are unlikely to respond to treatment with the anti–epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) monoclonal antibodies cetuximab (Erbitux, Bristol–Myers Squibb, Lilly) and panitumumab (Vectibix, Amgen). Targeted therapies are indicated only for use in patients with KRAS wild–type disease. Details on the new test were presented in a poster exhibited at the 14th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer, held in Barcelona, Spain. (Source: Medscape)

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Fireworks cause eye abrasions, not lens damage

Injuries to the eye caused by fireworks mostly involve the cornea and do not appear to be associated with blast pressures, but rather result from detritus projected into the eye, a simulated experiment found. (Source: Medpage Today)

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Echo reveals soft plaque in carotids

Carotid plaque associated with stroke is likely to contain soft plaque, according to a small study that used a novel ultrasound technique. Using echo speckle tracking, which quantifies the deformation, or mobility, of plaque under the influence of blood flow, researchers found that symptomatic carotid plaques had significantly more mobility than asymptomatic plaques. (Source: Medpage Today)

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World braves one of the worst summers; May temperature second hottest since 1880

NEW DELHI: It’s not just India that is baking. Globally, this seems to be one of the worst summers in recorded history. The global average temperature for May was the second hottest ever since 1880 – the year records were first compiled –– US National Climatic Data Centre (NCDC) has said. Only 2010 witnessed a worse May. The NCDC said such a hot May was never recorded in the northern hemisphere. No scientist will pin it on human–induced climate change – it is scientifically untenable to do so – but many affirm that this extreme weather phenomena is along predicted lines of rise in global temperatures.

For India, the looming possibility of El Nino dulling the monsoon rains in July–August only means things could get worse. There is half a chance that the El Nino phenomenon will pick up intensity and hit the tail of the monsoon. Thirteen of the 20 times El Nino has been recorded, it has dimmed the intensity of the monsoon, causing widespread drought. Already, the northwest region of India has suffered a rainfall deficit worse than the rest of India. But the misery of rising heat is being felt worldwide with "normal weather" systems in disarray. The southern hemisphere, where winters prevail at the moment, too has been recording extremes like never before. The Australian winter has been exceptionally cold, with the fifth coolest winter minimum temperature in over half a century of record keeping. The Antarctic sea ice extent has gone above the 1979–2000 average. In contrast, the Arctic sea ice recorded a much smaller than average extent for the same period. (Source: TOI, Jul 4, 2012)

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@DrKKAggarwal: Coffee in heart failure A study shows coffee as cardioprotective when consumed in moderation.

@DeepakChopra: Trusting in yourself, not what you accomplish, is the key to success

 
    Spiritual Update

(Dr KK Aggarwal, Group Editor in Chief, IJCP Group of Publications and eMedinews)

Guru Purnima: The time to wish your Guru

Every year, Guru Purnima is observed in the month of Ashad (July) as a respect to the GURU or the teacher. Unfortunately the festival got diluted by India when 5th September was announced as a teacher’s day and now that day has over shadowed as a ritual and government celebrations.

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    4th Asia Pacific Vascular Intervention Course (APVIC)

4th Asia Pacific Vascular Intervention Course–Excerpts from a Panel discussion Read More

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Excerpts of a talk and interview with Dr. Jacques Busquet by Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Editor–in–Chief Cardiology eMedinewS Read More

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    Infertility Update

(Dr Kaberi Banerjee, IVF expert, New Delhi)

What are the emotional aspects related to ectopic pregnancy?

Ectopic pregnancy is a physically and emotionally traumatic experience. In addition to experiencing the loss of a pregnancy, women may fear the loss of future fertility. Feelings of grief and loss are normal. Sadness, anger, self–blame, guilt, and depression are part of the grieving process, and need to be acknowledged and expressed. It can be helpful to share these feelings in a support group, such as RESOLVE or SHARE, or through counseling.

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    Tat Tvam Asi………and the Life Continues……

(Dr Sanjay Chaudhary, Medical Director, Chaudhary Eye Centre, Dr Pallavi Sugandhi, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Cornea & Refractive surgeon, Chaudhary Eye Centre)

Myth: Eyes can be donated even by a live person.
Fact: Eyes can only be pledged by a live person. Eyes can be donated only after death.

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    An Inspirational Story

(Ms Ritu Sinha)

Eternally grateful

As a young girl I remember a very special doctor name Dr. William R. Vincent. I had been to several doctors as a child, but I have a special place in my heart for Dr. Vincent. He was a Pediatric Cardiologist at UCLA back in 1971 who saved my life. I was eight years old at the time with a severe heart problem and I needed heart surgery. My Mom did not have the money to have it done, and without the surgery there was a real good chance I would not live to be thirteen years old. After contacting several organizations Dr. Vincent was able to get financial help for me through United Way, a Crippled Children’s Organization.

Dr. Vincent was a handsome man; he was also very gentle and caring. I remember being in the hospital for an Angiogram test, and during the procedure I was crying hysterically, so the medical staff called in Dr. Vincent to calm me down, and he was able to comfort me when no one else could. Then the time came for me to have heart surgery; there was a fifty– percent chance that I would not make it through the surgery because it was experimental. At the time I was only the second or third person to have this procedure done, they reconstructed the main artery by using an artery from my leg. I was absolutely terrified, and again Dr. Vincent reassured me he would see to it that everything would be all right.

I had a lot of confidence and trust in Dr. Vincent; he was the most caring man I had ever known. He came to see me after the surgery, which was extremely painful but very successful, and brought me a stuffed animal. I was so surprised to get this gift from Dr. Vincent; I gave him a hug. I guess Dr. Vincent must have known I was feeling very lonely and scared because that brightened my day. You see, I had no family or friends visit me while I was in the hospital except for my Mom, and I am not sure why. I do know one thing; I had a wonderful doctor who took the time to help a scared little girl who felt all alone. This was twenty eight years ago, so wherever you are Dr. Vincent, I want to thank you for not only saving my life, but you helped me live a normal productive life, and for showing me that you truly cared, for that I will be eternally grateful to you.

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    Cardiology eMedinewS

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EVINCI: Invasive diagnostic tests can be dramatically reduced Read More

 
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Spanking kids leads to adult mental illnesses Read More

 
    Robotic Bariatric (Weight loss) Surgery

Dr. Parveen Bhatia, Dr. Vivek Bindal, Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (iMAS), Sir Gangaram Hospital, New Delhi

Taking surgery beyond the limits of human hand

Robotic technology is the most advanced development in minimally invasive surgery. There are several limitations and drawbacks to conventional laparoscopy, including limited movement, the inability to perform high precision sutures, unnatural positions for the surgeon, and two–dimensional vision. Robotic surgery may overcome these limitations and allows extension of minimally invasive surgery to an increasing number of patients. The potential advantages of robotic system include its greater precision, lower error rates, reduced bleeding, shorter hospital stays, more rapid patient recovery, and reduced pain. It also has ergonomic advantages for the surgeon.

The surgeon directs the robotic arms of the system through a console by means of hand controls and pedals, making use of a stereoscopic viewing system providing a 3 dimensional view. Robotic system is currently being used in general, urological, gynaecologic, and cardiothoracic surgery.

At the heart of the procedure is the "Da Vinci Si High Definition Robotic System". Using this sophisticated robotic platform, the surgeons can use miniaturized instruments inserted through small incisions in the abdomen. A 3D High Definition camera gives the surgeon an unparalleled view of the surgical site while seated comfortably at the Robotic Master Console. The smallest movements of the surgeon’s hands are translated to the instruments, allowing the procedure to be conducted with amazing precision leading to less pain, less blood loss, minimal scarring, a shorter hospital stay and the ability to return to normal activities more quickly.

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    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A diabetic patient with a history of myocardial infarction (MI) wanted to know his risk for another MI.
Dr Bad: You are at low risk.
Dr Good: You are at high risk.
Lesson: Diabetes mellitus should be considered as an MI equivalent rather than a coronary heart disease equivalent. Diabetic patients with MI have a higher long–term all–cause and cardiovascular mortality. In patients with MI, diabetes confers the same level of risk as a previous MI.

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Make Sure

Situation: A patient developed rifampicin toxicity.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was history of ayurvedic drug not taken?
Lesson: Make sure to ask your patient if he/she is also on ayurvedic drugs. Trikatu can enhance the action of anti–TB drugs.

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    Health News Bulletin

PGI doctors perform path–breaking stem cell surgery, provide hope for cancer–afflicted children

The Indian Express

Chandigarh: A team of doctors, from PGI’s Advanced Paediatrics Centre, successfully performed a stem cell transplant on a three–year–old boy suffering from Neuroblastoma, a development that will now provide a ray of hope for children suffering from this rare form of cancer. Even though it is an established method of treatment in western countries, it is for the first time in PGI that such a transplant has been performed on a child. The procedure was conducted by a team led by Dr. Deepak Bansal, Additional Professor in the Paediatric Haematology–Oncology unit, headed by Prof R K Marwaha. The boy had a tumor in his belly, just above the right kidney. On further tests, the cancer was found to have spread to his bones and the bone marrow. The child was given several cycles of chemotherapy over three months. Following this, his own stem cells were collected and he was treated with high dose of chemotherapy to wipe out the cancer. According to the PGI doctors who performed the feat, the challenges of a stem cell transplant in a young child include difficult collection of stem cells, risk of serious infections and the need for meticulous nursing care.

 
  Quote of the Day

(Dr GM Singh)

An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind. Mahatma Gandhi

 
    Lab Update

(Dr Navin Dang and Dr Arpan Gandhi)

Iron deficiency anemia

Causes of anemia

In men and postmenopausal women, anemia is usually due to gastrointestinal blood loss from certain types of cancer (esophagus, stomach, colon), long–term use of aspirin or NSAIDS and peptic ulcer disease.

Tests to diagnose iron deficiency anemia

  • Serum iron: This test measures the amount of iron in your blood.
  • Serum ferritin: It is a protein that helps store iron in your body.
  • Transferrin level
  • Total iron–binding capacity (TIBC)
  • Reticulocyte count
  • Serum transferrin receptor
 
    Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

A 56 year old construction worker is brought to the hospital unconscious after falling from a 2–story building. When assessing the client, the nurse would be most concerned if the assessment revealed:

A. Reactive pupils
B. A depressed fontanel
C. Bleeding from ears
D. An elevated temperature

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Which of the following statements by the client to the nurse indicates a risk factor for CAD?

A. "I exercise every other day."
B. "My father died of myasthenia gravis."
C. "My cholesterol is 180."
D. "I smoke 1 1/2 packs of cigarettes per day."

Answer for Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: D. "I smoke 1 1/2 packs of cigarettes per day."

Correct answers received from: Rajiv Kohli, Dr Anupam Sethi Malhotra, Dr Sushma Chawla, Dr Prabha Sanghi, Dr Rashmi Chhibber, Shirish Singhal, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay, Yogindra Vasavada, Dr Kanta Jain, Mannalal Bhansali, Dr Thakor Hitendrsinh G, Dr PC Das, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Dr Pankaj Agarwal, Raju Kuppusamy, Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Dr Prabodh Kumar Gupta, Dr Avtar Krishan, Anil Bairaria,
Dr Valluri Ramarao.

Answer for 3rd July Mind Teaser: B. Take his vital signs again in 15 minutes.

Correct answers received from:
Dr Prabodh Kumar Gupta, Dr Avtar Krishan.

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

 
    Legal Question of the Day

(Prof. M C Gupta, Advocate & Medico–legal Consultant)

Q. As per the PNDT Act, it is illegal to convey the sex of the unborn in any manner. To me, this expression (any manner) appears vague. Can this be challenged?

Ans.

  • Section 5(2) reads as follows:
    "2. No person including the person conducting pre–natal diagnostic procedures shall communicate to the pregnant woman concerned or her relatives or any other person the sex of the foetus by words, signs or in any other manner."
  • There is nothing vague in it. There can be hundreds of manners in which the sex can be communicated. The legislature cannot list those hundreds of ways. Hence the expression has got to be exhaustive. "by words, signs or in any other manner" makes it comprehensive.
  • There is no scope for challenging the language of this Act. Even otherwise, the language of the Act can be challenged only when not changing it will cause conflict or absurdity etc. Even then, the courts are hesitant to give an adverse decision. The principles are:
    • If the language can be so construed as to avoid conflict, it is so construed by the courts.
    • If the language is plain and clear in its grammatical meaning, but the result of such language would be an absurdity, the courts have held that let that absurdity result. The principle behind this approach is that once the legislature, in its wisdom, has made the statute, it is not for the courts to question that wisdom. It is open to the legislature to amend the statute and change the language either on its own or in response to a demand from the people or suggestion from the court.
 
  Microbial World: The Good and the Bad They Do

(Dr Usha K Baveja, Prof. and Senior Consultant Microbiology, Medanta – The Medicity, Gurgaon)

TT uses

  • Routinely used in children >10 years of age for protection against tetanus. Given as booster dose at 10 and 16 years and then every 5–10 years lifelong to maintain protection.
  • Unimmunized pregnant lady: three doses of TT are given at intervals of four weeks each. First dose is given at 28 weeks and last dose is given 30 days before the EDD.
  • During repeat pregnancy, two doses of TT are given at intervals of four weeks each, the last dose being given 30 days prior to EDD.
  • A child who has received immunization as per schedule and is being administered the booster doses as recommended does not require additional immunization with TT in case of an injury. Same is the case with adults.
  • However, if the last booster of TT was administered more than five years ago or the record of the last booster dose is not available then one dose of TT may be given as protection in case of an injury.

Hyper immunization with TT can lead to an Arthus-like phenomenon with fever, rash, joint pains, joint swelling, etc. So do not give frequent TT in an otherwise immunized adult.

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    Laugh a While

(Dr GM Singh)

The student who obtained 0% on an exam

Q1. In which battle did Napoleon die?
Ans. His last battle

Q2. Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?
Ans. At the bottom of the page

Q3. River Ravi flows in which state?
Ans. Liquid

Q4. What is the main reason for divorce?
Ans. Marriage

Q5. What is the main reason for failure?
Ans. Exams

Q6. What can you never eat for breakfast?
Ans. Lunch and dinner

Q7. What looks like half an apple?
Ans. The other half

It is all about how you interpret the question!!

 
    Medicolegal Update

(Dr Sudhir Gupta, Additional Prof, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, AIIMS)

Indian pharmacopoeia in British India

In British India, even after establishment of two English medical schools, the noted British John Forbes Royale wrote a very famous essay on "Antiquity of Hindu Medicine" in 1837 demonstrating the deep British interest/faith and undisputed acceptance of efficacy in Indian pharmacopoeia. But it did not survive long and an English pharmacopoeia in the name of Bengal Pharmacopoeia 1844 came into force in British India. European doctors and English medicine started dominating over Indian herbs and medicines.

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    Public Forum

(Press Release for use by the newspapers)

Avoid visiting a hospital for a formality

Avoid visiting a hospital for a formality. Do not visit health care settings unless necessary. Do not use hospitals as a hotel to stay. Healthcare–associated infections are common. The hospital environment is not safe and can cause infections in the visitors. About 5% of people visiting hospitals may end up with infections, said Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal President, Heart Care Foundation of India.

Healthcare–associated infections are infections that occur in a non–hospitalized patient with extensive healthcare contact. Some people are more at risk and they are those who have had intravenous therapy, wound care, or intravenous chemotherapy within the prior 30 days or have attended a hospital or hemodialysis clinic within the prior 30 days or are resident in a nursing home or other long–term care facility or were admitted in an acute care hospital for two or more days within the preceding 90 days.

The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that healthcare–associated infections account for about 1.7 million infections and 99,000 associated deaths each year in American hospitals. Of these, 32 percent are urinary tract infections, 22 percent are surgical site infections, 15 percent are pneumonias (lung infections) and 14 percent are bloodstream infections.

He said that as compared to healthcare–associated infections, hospital–acquired (or nosocomial) infections are infections that occur 48 hours or more after admission and did not appear to be incubating at the time of admission. The risk of acquiring this infection is 5% for a visitor visiting a hospital environment.

Following are some guidelines for preventing hospital–acquired infections:

  • Do not visit the hospital environment unless essential.
  • Do not use hospital toilets as far as possible.
  • Do not sleep in the hospital corridors unless necessary.
  • Avoid crowded OPDs in a hospital. If there is no other alternative, use masks.
  • Do not use hospital premises as a hotel.
  • Avoid unnecessary stay in the hospital.
  • Choose day care procedures as much as possible.
 
    Readers Responses
  1. Good to see so many immunization and vaccination clinics in even small towns, but terrorizing the parents with rarest of the rare disease and costly vaccination against them. There has to be a standard vaccination schedule for common man. One is ready to do anything for children. We can not exploit this sentiment. Vivek Kumar, Varanasi.
 
    Forthcoming Events
Dr K K Aggarwal

IYCNCON 2012

All are cordially invited for the 2nd National Conference of IYCF Chapter of IAP. This conference is organized by: IYCF Chapter, MOH&FW GOI, MOWCD GOI, WHO, UNICEF, IMLEA, SDHE Trust.
The theme of the conference is: "Proper Nutrition: Defeat Malnutrition – Investing in the Future"
Venue: India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110 003.
Date: 5th Aug 2012
For further details contact:
Conference Secretariat: Dr. Balraj Yadav, E–Mail: drbalraj@ymail.com, drvisheshkumar@gmail.com,
Ph: +91.124.2223836, Mobile: +91.9811108230

Dil Ka Darbar

September 23, 2012 at 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tal Katora Indoor Stadium, Connaught Place, New Delhi, 110001
http://www.heartcarefoundation.org

A non stop question answer session between all the top cardiologists of the NCR region and the mass public. Event will be promoted through hoardings, our publications and the press. Public health discussions

 
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