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Bhagwad Gita and Diet

A famous couplet (doha) from Kabir says "Jaisa Bhojan Kijiye, Vaisa Hi Mana Hoye, Jaisa Paani Pijiye, Taisi Vani Hoye." "You are what your food is" is an old saying. This is based on a teaching from our shastras including yoga sutras of Patanjali, Bhagwad Gita and Upanishads.

Even Chankaya in Chankaya Niti wrote "Deepo Bhakshyta dhavantam kajjalam Cha Prasuata; Yadanam Bhakshyata Nityam Jayata Ta Drishi Praja" This means that the deepak or the lamp eats away darkness and produces kajal; likewise whatever we eat forms the very essence of our being.

To acquire health and happiness, one needs to live a balanced life. This typically was elaborated in different shlokas in the Bhagwad Gita.

Krishna says to Arjuna (6.17) "Yukaharaviharasya Yuktachestasya Karmasu; Yuktasvapnavabodhasya Yoga Bhavati Duhkhaha." The shloka states that "for the one, whose diet and movements are balanced, who does his actions in a proper manner, whose hour of sleeping and waking up are regular, and who follows the path of meditation is the destroyer of pain or unhappiness."

This message is relevant even today and has been validated by modern scientific research and analysis of data. Moderation and variety is the mantra of the present day concept of any balanced diet. One should be moderate in diet, thinking, recreating and actions.

Lord Krishna further said (6.16) that eating too much food or starving, and sleeping too much or remaining awake all the time is not health–friendly. Such people cannot concentrate or do Sadhana.

Every person is distinct as his or her personality depends upon three attributes called Satwa, Rajas and Tamas. The food one eats and one’s personality are related (17.7). People with predominant Satwa eat food that is greasy, nourishing, appealing and succulent (17.8). People with predominant Rajas eat food that is bitter, sour, salty, hot, pungent, dry and burning. Excess amount of these foods makes one miserable and sick (17.9). People with predominant Tamas in the body prefer to eat half–cooked food which is dry, bad–smelling, stale, defiled and impure.

With regards to the way of eating of the food, Krishna said "while eating, one should concentrate on eating as the food is served to one’s consciousness" (9.27). He further said that even eating leaves, fruits, and water alone can suffice us to keep healthy."

In Chapter 8, Krishna says "whatever you think throughout your life will be your thought at the time of death and whatever is the state of mind at the time of death will be the atmosphere you will get in the rebirth."

Lord Krishna also related the state of mind at death with the liberation. He said that during last minutes of life, a person’s mind remains under the influence of his/her dominant attributes. People who die with a dominant satwa guna, their soul takes rebirth in people who are pure in their mind (14.14).

On the contrary, dying people with predominant rajas guna will have their soul take rebirth in families devoted to action, and if a person’s soul departs when the tamas guna is growing, the soul takes rebirth in people who are unintelligent. The state of mind in the last minutes will be governed only one’s life–long habits and not the last minute alterations in life.

Lord Krishna elaborates that there are four types of food, which are consumed by human beings, and they are the foods, which are eaten, sucked, drunk or licked. They all lead to the increase of digestive fire, which is dependent on prana vayu and apana vayu. The functioning of this digestive fire is dependent on one’s consciousness.

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    Changing Practice – Resource which has changed practice in last one year

Cervical cancer screening

Screening for cervical cancer to be initiated no earlier than age 21, regardless of the age of initiation of sexual activity. Initiate Pap smear screening at intervals of every 1 to 2 years for average risk women less than 30 years old, lengthening the screening interval to three years for average risk women at age 30 after three consecutive negative smears.

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    Photo Feature (from the HCFI Photo Gallery)

Check Up Camp by HCFI

A Heart Checkup Camp was organised by Heart Care Foundation of India on 21st December 2010 for BSNL employees at BSNL Bhawan, Janpath. In the photo: Padma Shri and Dr BC Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal interacts with BSNL employees.

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    National News

MCI asked to check selective abortions

Concerned at the skewed sex ratio as reflected in the latest Census report, the Centre has asked the Medical Council of India to take cognisance of the practice of illegal sex selection and sex selective abortion. The MCI has been told to ensure that guidelines for accreditation of training and experience for medical practitioners are put in place quickly. The process of regular reviews with 18 States that have the most adverse sex ratios is also under way. "The MCI should also make sure that registration of doctors found guilty of violation under the Pre–Conception and Pre–Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, 1994, is suspended or cancelled immediately in accordance with the provisions of the Act," Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said at the first meeting of the newly reconstituted Central Supervisory Board (CSB). (Source: The Hindu, Jun 6, 2011)

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    International News

(Contributed by Rajat Bhatnagar, International Sports & Fitness Distribution, LLC, http://www.isfdistribution.com)

Exercise decreases breast cancer risk

Countless studies have shown that exercise causes a decreased risk of breast cancer in women. Researchers estimate that cancer risk can be diminished by 30 to 40 percent with regular exercise. However, researchers have not discovered how exactly the protective effect of exercise works. Therefore, researchers from the University of Minnesota recently conducted a study to test the theory that cancer risk is decreased through a reduction in inflammation. Researchers studied a group of 319 sedentary young women (ages 18 to 30) for a total of sixteen weeks. The participants were divided into two groups: an exercise group and a non–exercise group. They found that exercise caused a significant decrease in certain proteins, particularly in subjects who were obese or overweight. Interestingly, their data analysis showed that the decrease in inflammatory markers was not caused by decreased weight or increased fitness levels. Although these side effects of exercise are important for health, they do not seem to be the cause of decreased inflammation, leading researchers to conclude that the act of exercising is the most significant contributor to the decreased inflammation and subsequent lowered risk of cancer.

(Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

ASCO: Melanoma survival benefit called ‘astounding’

Patients with metastatic melanoma had an "astounding" 63% reduction in the risk of death when treated with an investigational agent that targets a mutation found in about half of the tumors, data from a large international trial showed. Treatment with the BRAF inhibitor vemurafenib improved progression–free survival (PFS) by 74%. Analysis of six–month overall survival (OS) showed a 20% absolute difference between patients treated with vemurafenib versus dacarbazine. Though follow up is brief, the results already make a case for vemurafenib as the comparator for future trials of new agents for advanced melanoma, Paul. B. Chapman, MD, of Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, said at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting. (Source: Medpage Today)

Paroxetine, pravastatin in combination may significantly raise blood sugar

Taken in combination, two commonly prescribed drugs, the antidepressant Paxil (paroxetine) and the cholesterol–lowering medication Pravachol (pravastatin), appear to significantly raise blood sugar levels, according to a study published online May 25 in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

ASCO: Methotrexate boost improves ALL outcomes

There’s new life in an old drug for high–risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Methotrexate has long been used in a staged fashion to treat children and young adults with ALL and cures about three–quarters of them, according to Eric Larsen, MD, of Maine Medical Center in Portland, Me. But in a randomized trial, giving high doses of the drug improved five–year survival even more than the standard therapy, Larsen told reporters at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The difference was sufficiently striking enough so that the trial –– Children’s Oncology Group Study ALL0232 –– was halted early and patients in the standard therapy arm were offered the experimental treatment, Larsen said. (Source: Medpage Today)

CVD risk history predicts gestational diabetes

A woman’s cardiometabolic profile predicted the risk of gestational diabetes as early as seven years before pregnancy, data from a case–control study showed. The combination of a BMI ≥25 and a glucose level of 100 to 140 mg/dL increased the risk of gestational diabetes by almost five–fold compared with women who had normal values for both measurements. Obesity had the greatest impact among individual cardiometabolic risk factors, investigators reported online in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. (Source: Medpage Today)

ENDO: New agent targets cause of Cushing’s disease

A novel somatostatin analogue called pasireotide (SOM230) appears to reduce elevated cortisol levels in patients with Cushing’s disease, researchers said here. On average, patients' levels of urinary–free cortisol fell by about 50% during a six–month, phase III trial, Beverly Biller, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and colleagues reported at The Endocrine Society meeting. (Source: Medpage Today)

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@SanjivChopra: There is no history of mankind. There are only many histories of all kinds of aspects of human life. Karl Popper

    Spiritual Update

Hanuman Chalisa

Jai Jai Jai Hanumana Gosai
Kripa Karahu Gurudev Ki Naiee

Meaning: Victory and glory to lord Hanumana! O divine Guru, bless us with your grace.

Spiritual Significance: Treat Hanumana as your extreme Guru Teacher and Pranayama as his teachings to acquire him. The aim of life should be to become like Hanumana by acquiring his qualities.

    An Inspirational Story

(Dr. Anupama Sethi Malhotra)

Bank Passbook

Piya married Hitesh this day. At the end of the wedding party, Piya’s mother gave her a newly opened bank saving passbook With Rs. 1000/- deposit amount. She said, "Piya, take this passbook. Keep it as a record of your marriage life. When there’s something happy and memorable happened in your new life, put some money in. Write down what it’s about next to the line. The more memorable the event is, the more money you can put in. I’ve done the first one for you today. Do the others with Hitesh. When you look back after years, you can know how much happiness you've had."

Piya shared this with Hitesh when getting home. They both thought it was a great idea and were anxious to know when the second deposit can be made. This was what they did after certain time:

7 Feb: Rs. 100, first birthday celebration for Hitesh after marriage

1 Mar: Rs. 300, salary raise for Piya

20 Mar: Rs. 200, vacation trip to Bali

15 Apr: Rs. 2000, Piya got pregnant

1 Jun: Rs. 1000, Hitesh got promoted

… and so on…

However, after years, they started fighting and arguing for trivial things. They didn’t talk much. They regretted that they had married the most nasty people in the world… no more love… One day Piya talked to her Mother: ‘Mom, we can&rst stand it anymore. We agree to divorce. I can’t imagine how I decided to marry this guy!!!'

Mother: ‘Sure, girl, that’s no big deal. Just do whatever you want if you really can’t stand it. But before that, do one thing first. Remember the saving passbook I gave you on your wedding day? Take out all money and spend it first. You shouldn’t keep any record of such a poor marriage.’

Piya thought it was true. So she went to the bank, waiting at the queue and planning to cancel the account. While she was waiting, she took a look at the passbook record. She looked, and looked, and looked. Then the memory of all the previous joy and happiness just came up her mind. Her eyes were then filled with tears. She left and went home. When she was home, she handed the passbook to Hitesh, asked him to spend the money before getting divorce. The next day, Hitesh gave the passbook back to Piya. She found a new deposit of Rs.5000. And a line next to the record: ‘This is the day I notice how much I’ve loved you through out all these years. How much happiness you’ve brought me.’

They hugged and cried, putting the passbook back to the safe. "Life is about correcting mistakes."

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(Dr. Neelam Mohan, Director Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Medanta – The Medicity)

What are the treatment options in cystic fibrosis liver disease?

  • In addition to UDCA (ursodeoxycholic acid) treatment, treatment of cystic fibrosis liver disease includes supplementation of fat-soluble vitamins.
  • Treatment of complications of portal hypertension and associated hypersplenism include variceal banding, portosystemic shunting, transjugular portosystemic shunt (TIPS), splenectomy, and liver transplant. Given that respiratory disease is the main contributor to CF mortality. However, liver transplantation is rarely required and is generally not indicated unless there are additional features of liver decompensation.
    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A patient with dengue fever came with platelet count of 20000 cu mm.
Dr. Bad: Start platelet transfusion.
Dr. Good: Take enough liquids.
Lesson: Prophylactic platelet transfusions in patients with severe thrombocytopenia but without active bleeding is generally not recommended. (World Health Organization, Geneva 2009, p. 1).

Make Sure

Situation: A patient on ACE inhibitor developed angioneurotic edema.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was ACE inhibitor continued?
Lesson: Make sure that patients on ACE inhibitors are advised to watch for symptoms of urticaria and stop the drug immediately in case swelling of lip, face or tongue develop. (Br J Clin Pharmacol 1999;48(6):861–5)

  SMS of the Day

(Dr GM Singh)

The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Medicolegal Update

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

Autopsy artefacts must be ruled out by doctor conducting postmortem examination

When an autopsy is conducted on a body, surgical interventions are made for internal examination that may damage the blood vessels, skull bone fracture, damage to organs, etc. These are artefacts of post–mortem examination and absolutely unrelated with the natural state of the dead body. Sometimes they may be grossly misinterpreted, especially when re-autopsy is taking place at a different center.

  • Using chisel and hammer to loosen the skull cap may produce additional fractures or may cause extension of an already present antemortem fracture. Rough handling of the brain during removal may produce tears of the midbrain. If the neck structures are pulled too hard during autopsy they may be torn.
  • Pulling of the dura in the sagittal line may cause air to enter blood vessels at the top of the brain. Due to the skin reflection, air may enter the veins of the neck. This may lead to an erroneous diagnosis of air embolism.
  • In case of a suspected cranial injury, the body should be opened, and the cardiovascular system decompressed by opening the heart before the head is opened.
  • Large blood vessels may be cut while opening the thoracic and abdominal cavities, and considerable amount of blood escapes to the pleural and peritoneal cavities.
  • Air may be drawn back into the circulation and enter coronary vessels and give false impression of an air embolism.
  • During autopsy, the handling of organs and incision of vessels may result in extravasation of blood into the tissues.
  • In older persons, the hyoid bones and thyroid cartilage may be fractured while removing the neck organs. Surrounding the fracture regions, hemorrhages are not seen.
  • Osseous union between the segments of hyoid may be unilateral. Such unilateral mobility or artifact by dissection may lead to erroneous impression of an ante–mortem fracture.
  • While dissecting the neck structures, if toothed dissecting forceps are used, it may damage the intima of the carotid artery, which may resemble a tear, as seen in case of strangulation.
  • The toxicological artefacts may be introduced due to the contamination of viscera with stomach contents due to autopsy, or by putting all the organs in one container or by using faulty techniques in collecting or storage of samples.
  Vitamins—Open Secrets revealed

(Dr Jitendra Ingole, MD Internal Medicine)

Vitamins: Open Secrets Revealed

Chronic kidney disease and vitamin C

Patients on dialysis often develop anemia, which is accompanied by the development of substantial iron stores after administration of intravenous iron. This can be remedied in some instances with administration of supplemental vitamin C, either intravenously or orally. This is because of the mobilization of stored iron, which results in correction of anemia and in improvement of iron–indices of red cells and reticulocytes. The short red cell survival often seen in patients on dialysis creates a situation in which very large amounts of iron are needed to be supplied for new erythropoiesis, and vitamin C therefore contributes to necessary iron delivery. The safety of this therapy needs careful study so as to determine vitamin C dosage that is effective and also avoids complications of oxalosis.

(Ref: Handelman GJ. New insight on vitamin C in patients with chronic kidney disease. J Ren Nutr 2011 Jan;21(1):110–2)

    Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

A peacock laid an egg on the top of a hill. One side of the hill is rocky, the other side is smooth. Which way would the egg roll safely to the ground?

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Two brothers, aged 8 and 9 years, are evaluated in the office for fever and a pruritic skin rash. The boys were in their usual state of good health until yesterday. Within 3 hours of each other, they developed a rash that began on the face and has since become generalized. They were at birthday party 12 days ago and four other children who attended the party have developed a similar illness.

The boys appear well, but are uncomfortable due to itching. The boys each have a temperature of 99.2°F (37.3° C), but otherwise the vital signs are normal. Each child has a generalized eruption that consists of a thin–wall superficial vesicle on an erythematous base. The greatest concentration of vesicles is on the trunk, with fewer on the distal extremities. Many of the vesicles on the thorax have become pustular, and others are scabbed over.

Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Chickenpox
B. Hand–foot–mouth disease
C. Disseminated herpes zoster
D. Smallpox

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: A. Chickenpox

Correct answers received from: Dr Nishi Singh, Dr Rajshree Aggarwal, Dr YJ Vasavada, Dr TH Saherwala, Dr BN Ganagdhar, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay, Doraisami Sundaram, Dr Neelam Nath, Dr Anil Bairaria, Dr Sandhya.

Answer for 6th June Mind Teaser: Gross injustice
Correct answers received from: Dr Riyazul Qamar Khan, Dr Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Dr Rakesh Bhasin, Dr Anupam Sethi Malhotra, Dr Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Dr T Samraj, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay.

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

    Medi Finance Update

Should professional tax paid be allowed as deduction?

Any amount paid as professional tax shall be allowed as deduction in the year of payment.

    Laugh a While

(Dr. GM Singh)

During the historic first manned mission to Mars, two astronauts were charting the Martian surface. "Look at that," said one to the other, "how beautiful this alien landscape is, untouched by man."

At that point, he was cut off, as he found his radio communications knocked out by unknown interference. They followed the source of the interference until they reached the rim of a crater. "Do you see what the source of that noise is?" asked the first astronaut. "I don’t know," said the second, "but it might be coming from that Starbucks behind you.

    Drug Update

List of approved drugs from 01.01.2010 to 31.8.2010

Drug Name


DCI Approval Date

Cytarabine Injection 100mg Additional Packsize (20ml)

In combination with other approved anticancer drugs is indicated for remission induction in acute non–lymphocytic leukemia of adults and children. It has also been found useful in the treatment of acute lymphocytic leukemia and the blast phase of chronic myelocytic leukemia. Intrathecal administration of cytarabine is indicated in the prophylaxis and treatment of meningal leukemia.


    Obesity Update

Dr. Parveen Bhatia and Dr. Pulkit Nandwani

Understanding Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Post operative care after LSG procedure

Patients are monitored postoperatively on the surgical ward and receive heparin as prophylaxis for deep vein thrombosis and are ambulated the night of the surgery. Patients are given water and ice the day of the surgery and a clear liquid diet on postoperative Day 1. Patients are discharged postoperative Day 1 as tolerated and are routinely placed on a daily proton pump inhibitor for one month.

    IMSA Update

International Medical Science Academy (IMSA) Update

Reproductive effects of treatment of CIN

The risk of preterm delivery may increase in women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) who undergo more than one cervical conization. A retrospective study reported that, compared to women with one prior conization, the risk of preterm delivery increased three–fold in women with two prior conizations.

(Ref: Ortoft G, et al. After conisation of the cervix, the perinatal mortality as a result of preterm delivery increases in subsequent pregnancy. BJOG 2010;117:258).

    Public Forum

(Press Release for use by the newspapers )

Asian Indians more likely to develop heart disease

Being an Indian is now considered a heart attack risk hazard. An Indian doctor settled in the US is 17 times more likely to suffer from heart disease than his US counterpart. Heart disease in Indians develops 10 years earlier than in the Americans. The disease in the Indians is more diffuse and more lethal. This was stated by Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee Dr. KK Aggarwal and President, Heart Care Foundation of India and Dr. Mohan Bhargava, Senior Cardiologist, Max Hospital.

Indians also have more chances of developing diabetes. What’s more, diabetes in Indians is also different. Their criteria for diagnosis are also tighter. While a body mass index (BMI) of 25 in the US is considered normal, in India the same is regarded as overweight. Indians also develop osteoporosis 10 years earlier than the US citizens.

However, when it comes to other diseases, Indians have less chances of developing cancers of the colon (number one cancer in the US), cancers of the skin, melanomas, Alzheimer’s disease etc.

The International Task Force for Disease Eradication screened more than 90 diseases and identified six as potentially eradicable diseases and they are guinea worm disease, polio myelitis, mumps, rubella, lymphatic filariasis and cysticercosis (pork tapeworm disease). Of these, only polio and guinea worm were targeted for global eradication. While guinea worm disease has been eradicated from India, polio eradication is still facing a problem.

Dr. Aggarwal said that in India efforts should be made to control/eradicate these diseases with special emphasis on filaria and cysticercosis.

As per the international guidelines, seven other conditions also need public education and government–doctor participation for possible elimination and they include blindness from onchocerciasis and trachoma, urban rabies, yaws, hepatitis B, neonatal tetanus, and iron-deficiency disorders.

Worm infestation continues to be one of the major problems in our country. Dr. Aggarwal said that worm infestations may not be included in the list of eradicable diseases but it is important to eradicate them in view of the extent of problem in our country. Everyone should take de–worming tablets once in three months to reduce the burden of abdominal disorders.

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  1. Dear Dr KK, Namaste! How are You? Sir, I’m Rekha from South Africa. I studied at Nehru Homeopathic Medical College. My Mum was your patient in 2007. You were also very kind to allow me to sit in during Your consults. I’m unsure if you still remember. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to you for emedinews. It’s very informative and I look forward to reading it everyday. I was happy to read on Twitter that you will be holding 'Science behind Bhagavat Gita' discourses from 7 June. Sir, please can you post a recording of this on eMedinewS for the benefit of those readers who are out of Delhi and will thus be unable to attend. Sir, I also humbly request you to please conduct the discourse in English. It’s very embarrassing as I am still not fluent in Hindi. I am however attending Sanskrit classes at the Chinmaya Mission of South Africa.

    Thank you for sharing your ebooks on eMedinewS. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Spiritual Insights for Healthy Living and your interpretation of the Sri Hanuman Chalisa. Sir, you’re simply amazing!
    I would love to read Alloveda but it is in Hindi. Do you perhaps have an English version? Sir, you had once given a talk at Nehru Homeopathic Medical College comparing Allopathy, Homeopathy and Ayurveda to the characters in the Ramayan. Although I found your talk extremely interesting, I unfortunately did not understand all of what you had said as the talk was in Hindi. Please can you post an English version of this on eMedinewS as well. I am always inspired by your ability to link spirituality with medicine. In this regards You remind me of our family Guru, Sri Swami Sivananda. May you be blessed with good health, long life, prosperity and ever–lasting peace and happiness for all the good work that you do and for so freely sharing your knowledge with us. With sincere gratitude and respects, God bless! Love: Rekha.

    eMedinewS Responds: The Course will be a mix of Hindi and English. We will post an audio link of the same.
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National Conference on "Insight on Medico Legal Issues"
Date: Sunday, 10th July, 2011
Venue: Auditorium, Chinmaya Mission, 89, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 10003

eMedinewS and Heart Care Foundation of India are jointly organizing the first ever National Conference on "Insight on Medico Legal Issues" to commemorate "Doctors’ Day".
The one–day conference will provide total insight into all the medicolegal and ethical issues concerning the practicing doctors. Both medical and legal experts will interact with the delegates on important issues.
You are requested to kindly register in advance as seats are limited. There will be no registration fee. You can register by sending your request at rekhapapola@gmail.com or at 9899974439.


Session: Ethical Issues in Medical Research (8 am – 8.30am)
Chairpersons: Dr T K Joshi
Moderators: Dr K K Aggarwal and Dr Girish Tyagi

Topic: Rights of a patient in medical trial, Speaker: Ajay Agrawal (Sr Advocate), Time: 8 am – 8.10 am
Topic: Ethical Issues in a medical trial, Speaker: Dr Ranjit Roy Chaudhury, Time: 8.10 am – 8.20 am
Topic: Statutory permits required for conducting trials, Speaker: Ms Priya Hingorani (Sr Advocate), Time: 8.20 am – 8.30 am

Session: Medical ethics and organ donations (8.30 am – 9.00 am)
Chairpersons: Dr N V Kamat and Dr Anil Bansal
Moderators: Dr K K Aggarwal and Dr Girish Tyagi
Topic: Ethical issues in IVF practice, Time: 8.30 am–8.37 am
Topic: 100% voluntary blood donation, Speaker: Dr N K Bhatia, Time: 8.37 am–8.44 am
Topic: Need for do not resuscitate laws in India, Speaker: Dr Rajesh Chawla, Time: 8.44 am–8.51am
Topic: Ethical issues in organ transplantation, Speaker: Dr Neelam Mohan Time: 8.51 am–8.58 am

Session: Handling cases of death (9 am – 9.30 am)
Chairpersons: Mr S K Saggar and Dr Arvind Chopra
Moderators: Dr K K Aggarwal and Dr Girish Tyagi
Topic: How to declare the death? Speaker: Dr Ambrish Mithal, Time: 9.00 am–9.10 am
Topic: Spiritual considerations in a dying patient, Speaker: Dr S C Tewari, Time: 9.10 am–9.20 am
Topic: Medico legal and ethical issues in post mortem, Speaker: Dr G K Sharma, Time: 9.20 am–9.30 am

Session: Medical Insurance (9.30 am –10 am)
Chairpersons: Mr Vibhu Talwar, Dr H K Chopra and Dr Vinod Khetrapal Moderator: Dr K K Aggarwal
Topic: Indemnity Insurance Time: 9.30 am–9.40 am
Topic: Engaging a lawyer Speaker: Ms Meenakshi Lekhi (Sr Advocate) Time: 9.40 am–9.50 am
Topic: Understanding various court procedures Speaker: Maninder Acharya (Sr Advocate) Time: 9.50 am – 10.00 am

Session: How to handle medico legal cases? (10 am–10.30 am)
Chairpersons: Dr Anil Goyal and Dr Rajiv Ahuja
Moderators: Dr K K Aggarwal and Dr. Girish Tyagi
Topic: When to do the MLC? Speaker: Dr M C Gupta (Advocate), Time: 10.00 am–10.10 am
Topic: Checklist of MLC case Speaker: Dr Sudhir Gupta Time: 10.10 am–10.20 am
Topic: Medicolegal record keeping Speaker: Mr Siddarth Luthra (Sr Advocate) Time: 10.20 am –10.30 am

Session: Medical Consent (10.30 am –11 am)
Chairpersons: Dr Vinay Aggarwal and Dr P K Dave
Moderators: Dr K K Aggarwal and Dr Girish Tyagi
Topic: Types of consent Speaker: Ms Indu Malhotra (Sr Advocate) Time: 10.30 am–10.40 am
Topic Ideal consent Speaker: Dr Manoj Singh Time: 10.40 am–10.50 am

Session: Fallacies in acts applicable to medical profession (11 am –11.30 am)
Chairpersons: Dr Anup Sarya and Dr Sanjiv Malik
Moderators: Dr K K Aggarwal and Dr Girish Tyagi
Topic: MTP, PNDT Act Speaker: Dr Kaberi Banerjee, Time: 11.00 –11.10 am
Topic: Organ Transplant Act, Speaker: Dr Anupam Sibbal Time: 11.10–11.20 am
Topic: State Medical Councils and Medical Council of India Speaker: Dr DK Diwan Time: 11.20 –11.30 am

Session: Inauguration: 11.30 am to 12.00 noon
Invited Guests: Justice Vipin Sanghi, Dr KK Talwar, Dr Shiv Sarin and Dr A K Agarwal

Session: Professional misconduct and professional ethics (12.00 am– 1.00 pm)
Chairpersons: Dr A K Agarwal, Dr D S Rana and Dr H S Rissam
Moderators: Dr K K Aggarwal and Dr Girish Tyagi
Topic: Doctor–pharma relationship Time: 12.00 –12.10 pm
Topic: Advertisement and medical practice Speaker: Dr P Lal, Time: 12.10 pm–12.20 pm
Topic: Rights of a patient Speaker: Dr Navin Dang Time: 12.20 pm –12.30 pm
Topic: Rights of a doctor Speaker: Dr Ajay Gambhi, Time: 12.30 pm–12.40 pm
Topic: Kickbacks, touts and commercialization in medical practice Speaker: Dr Ashok Seth Time: 12.40 pm– 12.50 pm
Topic: Complaints of a doctor against doctor Time: 12.50 pm – 01.00 pm

Session: When it is not negligence? (1.00 pm to 2.00 pm)
Chairpersons: Dr Prem Kakkar and Dr S K Sama
Moderators: Dr K K Aggarwal and Dr. Girish Tyagi
Topic: What is medical negligence? Speaker: Dr Girish Tyagi, Time: 1.00 pm–1.10 pm
Topic: Medical accidents Speaker: Dr Vijay Aggarwal Time: 1.10 pm – 1.20 pm
Topic: Professional Misconduct Speaker: Mr Mukul Rohatgi (Sr Advocate) Time: 1.20 pm – 1.30 pm
Topic: How to defend a complaint? Speaker: Dr K K Aggarwal Time: 1.30 pm– 1.40 pm
Topic: Out of court settlement Time: 1.40 pm – 1.50 pm
Topic: Compensation Vs Cancellation of License Speaker: Dr O P Kalra, Time: 1.50 pm – 2.00 pm


September 30th to October 2nd, 2011, Worldcon 2011 – XVI World Congress of Cardiology, Echocardiography & Allied Imaging Techniques at The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon (Delhi NCR), INDIA

from Sept 29, 2011: A unique & highly educative Pre–Conference CME, International & national icons in the field of cardiology & echocardiography will form the teaching faculty.
• Provisional Scientific Program at http://worldcon2011.org/day1.html
• Provisional program for Pre Congress CME at http://worldcon2011.org/Pre_Conference_CME.html
• Abstract submission at http://worldcon2011.org/scientificprogram.html
• Important dates at http://worldcon2011.org/importantDates.html
• Congress website at http://www.worldcon2011.org
• Entertainment – Kingdom of Dreams at http://worldcon2011.org/Pre_Post_Tours.html

Key Contacts
Dr. (Col.) Satish Parashar, President Organizing Committee, + 91 9810146231
Dr. Rakesh Gupta, Secretary General, + 91 9811013246

Congress Secretariat: Rajat Khurana, C–1 / 16, Ashok Vihar – Phase II, Delhi 110 052, INDIA., Phone: + 91–11–2741–9505, Fax: + 91–11–2741–5646, Mobile: + 91 9560188488, 9811911800,
Email: worldcon2011@gmail.com, jrop2001@yahoo.com, worldcon2011@in.kuoni.com


Medifilmfest (1st International Health Film Festival in Delhi)

October 14–23, 2011, As part of 18th MTNL Perfect Health Mela 2011(Screening of films October 14–17, Jury Screening at Jamia Hamdarad University Auditorium October 18–19, award winning films at TalKatora Stadium October 19–23, 2011)
Organized by: Heart Care Foundation of India, World Fellowships of Religions, FACES, Bahudha Utkarsh Foundation and Dept of Health and Family Welfare Govt of NCT of Delhi.
Entries Invited: from feature films, Ad Films, Serials, Documentary Films, Cartoon Films, Animation Films, Educational films; films on Yoga, Siddha, Ayurveda, Unani, Homeopathy; Indigenous Healing, Films promoting the Bio–cultural Diversity, Medical Tourism, Visual and Medical Anthropology, Gender sensitization, awareness drive on socio–medical issues and health journalism. The films can be of variable durations (0–1 minute, upto 3 minutes, upto ten minutes, upto 45 minutes and upto an hour and beyond).
Separate entries are also invited for "factual mistakes in feature films concerning health". This can be in the form of 1–5 minutes footages.

Categories:Competitive category/ Non Competitive category/ Special screening
Sub Categories:

1. General: Documentaries, animation films, corporate films, Ad films, TV health programs/reports, health chat shows.

2. Special: Short instances of "depiction of wrong health messages" through the films.

Subjects: Health, disease, sanitation, yoga, spiritual health, environment, social issues, food, better living, Indigenous healing, medical tourism, visual & medical anthropology, gender sensitization, health journalism. Duration: 0–10 seconds; <30 minutes, 30–60 minutes, 1–3 hours. Language: English or Hindi, or sub tilled in English/Hindi. Fee: No fees from participants. Entry to the film show free. Format: Any format duly converted into DVD (compatible to the latest players/systems) Boarding, Lodging and Travel Expenses: Own, the participants may raise their own sponsorships

For details contact: Dr KK Aggarwal/Dr Kailash Kumar Mishra/Mr M Malik at


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