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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

 
  Editorial …

9th March, 2011, Wednesday                                eMedinewS Present Audio News of the Day

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Cleft palate risk with seizure drug in pregnancy

Clinicians should be extra cautious about prescribing the epilepsy drug topiramate to women of childbearing age because of a risk of cleft palates and lips in their offspring should they become pregnant, the FDA warned. Based on a new review of clinical information, topiramate will now be labeled as Class D, the FDA said. That designation indicates that there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on human data, but the potential benefits of the drug in pregnant women may outweigh the risks in certain situations.

The review found a 1.4% prevalence of oral clefts with topiramate compared with a prevalence of 0.38% to 0.55% in infants exposed to other antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), and a prevalence of 0.07% in infants of mothers without epilepsy or treatment with other AEDs. The prevalence difference in oral clefts translated to a relative risk of 21.3 for topiramate versus the background population of untreated women (95% CI 7.9 to 57.1). In addition, according to the FDA, the UK Epilepsy and Pregnancy Register reported a similarly increased prevalence of oral clefts (3.2%) among infants exposed to topiramate monotherapy, a 16–fold increase in risk compared with the risk in their background population (0.2%). (MedPage)

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  eMedinewS Audio PostCard

Treating Diabetes Post 2010

Dr Ambrish Mithal speaks on
Role of incretins in glucose homeostasis
 

Audio PostCard
 
  Thought of the Day

(By Dr GM Singh)

A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier. Tom Stoppard

 
    Photo Feature (from the HCFI Photo Gallery)

Dr. Sadhna Women Empowerment Awards Distributed

Dr. Sadhna Women Empowerment Awards were presented to women of eminence. Mrs. Ratna Kaul, Vice–President, ICHR was felicitated with the award on 27th February 2011.

 
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    National News

Certificate courses in 2D and 3D Echocardiography/Fellowship Diploma in non invasive cardiology Contact Dr KK Aggarwal, Moolchand Medcity, email: emedinews@gmail.com

Landmark Judgment

In a recent landmark judgment, the Supreme Court of India has cleared the way for a Common Entrance Test (CET) for MBBS and MD at a national level. The decision will also be applicable to the private medical colleges. Now, the Medical Council of India will have to come back with specific guidelines as to how they will be able to manage the medical colleges owned by different States. Health is a state subject and every state has seats reserved for a person residing in that state and also there are seats for NRIs and management quota. What will happen to them, only time will tell us.

In one way, it is good as a person will not have to appear for multiple examinations and he will be judged at par with everybody in the country. Depending upon his choice, the medical college will be allotted to him/her. Let us wait for the guidelines from the Medical Council of India. .

Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code to be struck down

Section 309 relates to attempt to commit suicide “who ever attempts to commit suicide and does any act towards the commission of such offence shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with fine or with both”.

For years, medical profession has been debating that this section should be struck down by the Government. Supreme Court of India judgment (Writ Petition No. 115 of 2009 Aruna Ramchander Shaunbagh Vs Union of India) in a judgment by Hon’ble Markandey Katju and Gyan Sudha Misra has said, “We are of the opinion that although Section 309 Indian Penal Code (attempt to commit suicide) has been held to be constitutionally valid in Gian Kaur’s case, the time has come when it should be deleted by Parliament as it has become anachronistic. A person commits suicide in depression and hence he needs help rather than punishment. We, therefore, recommend to Parliament to consider deleting section 309 IPC.

It is now the duty of the various medical activists to pursue to the government so that wish to the Supreme Court of India is fulfilled at the earliest.

 
    International News

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

Vitamin K2: Building bones while beating back arterial calcification

Vitamin K2’s time to shine has come—move over vitamin D! Once only known for its role as a "koagulation" factor in blood clotting, vitamin K2 is emerging as another fundamental anti–aging nutrient. While vitamins D and E have garnered the majority of interest in the last decade, the impact of vitamin K2 on aging bones and hearts demands that we give it equal attention. Whereas most vitamin and mineral supplements use vitamin K in its form of K1 (phylloquinone sourced from plants) because it is easily available and cheap, it is the natural form of K2 (menaquinone sourced from friendly bacteria) that is the most biologically active and shown to enhance both bone formation and vascular health.

The full compilation of recent research underscores the idea that K1 and K2 should be appreciated as separate nutrients with distinct physiological actions and benefits. K1 is the more familiar vitamin known for its key role in directing blood–clotting in the body and the one given as a shot at birth (a common practice in many countries to curtail hemorrhage incidents in newborns.) The picture for K2 seems to be a bit more varied and is key in regulating calcium balance. Vitamin K2 acts by activating the bone–building hormone (carboxylating osteocalcin) to clear calcium from the arteries and use it in bone mineralization. It effectively removes calcium that would otherwise end up deposited in arterial plaques. Since protecting arteries and soft tissues from calcification is one of the most important ways to stave off the ravages of aging on the body, consuming enough vitamin K2 daily is key for a long, healthy life.

(Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

Diabetics have higher risk of death from cancer

Diabetes also ups the risk of dying from many cancers and other diseases said Emanuele Di Angelantonio of Britain’s Cambridge University, who worked on the study as part of an international collaboration. The research, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), collated and analyzed data from 97 previous studies involving more than 820,000 people worldwide.

Opioid pain relievers may increase risk for certain birth defects

Consuming opioid pain relievers such as codeine, oxycodone or hydrocodone just before pregnancy or early in pregnancy increases the risk of certain birth defects, especially congenital heart defects, according to a study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Diabetes may increase risk of dying prematurely from ailments other than heart attack, stroke

A 50–year–old with diabetes dies six years sooner than someone without the disease, and not just from a heart attack or a stroke, according to an analysis published March 3 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

FDA safety alert warns PPIs may deplete magnesium

FDA is warning that long–term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may lead to low levels of magnesium.

 
    Infertility Update

(Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Director Precious Baby Foundation, banerjee.kaberi@gmail.com)

What are the complementary and alternative treatments for infertility?

Complementary or alternative female infertility treatments have been scientifically tested, with results published in peer–reviewed medical journals. A 2000 Harvard Medical School study examined the effects of group psychological intervention on infertile women (trying to conceive duration of one to two years). The two intervention groups—a support group and a cognitive behavior group—had statistically significant higher pregnancy rates than the control group.

 
    Hepatology Update

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

Useful tests for diffentiating the causes of hepatomegaly

  • Febrile agglutinins (typhoid fever, brucellosis)
  • Monospot test (infectious mononucleosis)
  • Serum iron and iron-binding capacity (hemochromatosis)
  • Serum copper and ceruloplasmin (Wilson disease)
  • ANA analysis (lupoid hepatitis, collagen disease)
  • Stool for occult blood (metastatic malignancy)
  • Stool for ova and parasites (amebic abscess, cysticercosis and other parasites)
  • Bone marrow examination (hemolytic anemias, leukemia, myeloid metaplasia)
  • GI series and barium enema (metastatic neoplasm)
  • Sonogram (hepatic cyst, gallstones, abscess)
  • Laparoscopy (cirrhosis, metastatic neoplasm)
  • Liver biopsy (cirrhosis, hepatitis, metastatic carcinoma)
  • Serum α–fetoprotein (hepatoma)
  • Mitochondrial antibody titer (biliary cirrhosis)
 
    Medicolegal Update

(Dr Sudhir Gupta, Asso Professor, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, AIIMS)

UK Clinical negligence law –Bolam – v – Friern Hospital Management Committee 1957

Sir Liam Donaldson said patients deserve to receive quality healthcare

  • UK Clinical negligence law defines negligence as any act or omission which falls short of a standard to be expected of "the reasonable man."
  • It is necessary to show that whatever the Doctor did or did not do fell below the standard of a reasonably competent Doctor in that field of medicine.
  • In the leading case of "Bolam – v – Friern Hospital Management Committee 1957," it was stated that a doctor must act in accordance with a practice which is accepted as proper by a responsible body of men
  • There are several acceptable ways of doing something and this may mean that there is no negligence if an alternative method is chosen.
  • The fact that another person would not have done things in the same way does not automatically mean that there was clinical negligence.
  • The Doctor will be able to defend the compensation claim successfully, if it can show that a responsible body of reputable Doctors in the relevant field would have acted in a similar manner.
  • This means that a judge will hear evidence from experts and decide whether the actions taken were appropriate.
 
    Legal Question of the Day

(Dr M C Gupta, Advocate)

Q. Police brings the medical case file of a victim to an FMT specialist and requests him to issue a Medicolegal injury report on the basis of treatment record without the consent of the victim/patient. Should the FMT specialist issue such a report?

Ans. In my opinion, the FMT specialist can certainly give a written medicolegal expert opinion in this situation stating clearly therein that it is an opinion based upon medical record brought for his perusal and that it does not amount to a Medico–Legal Injury Report. The question of consent does not arise in case of expert opinion based on records.

 
    Obesity Update

Dr. Parveen Bhatia and Dr Rama Lakshmi

Childhood Obesity: Are we carring excess baggage?

Pharmacological agents for managing childhood obesity

Prescription weight–loss medication is not often recommended for adolescents. The risks of taking a medication long–term is still unknown, and its effect on weight loss and weight maintenance is still questioned. However, these agents provide modest to moderate, short–term reduction in body weight and may be good options when lifestyle modifications alone do not work.

Orlistat is a potent and irreversible inhibitor of gastric, and pancreatic carboxyl ester lipases, thus decreasing the hydrolysis of the ingested triglycerides. It produces a dose–dependent reduction in dietary fat absorption. Orlistat has also been shown to reduce the percentage of subjects with impaired glucose tolerance who progress to develop overt diabetes mellitus. However, its role is limited by the FDA for adolescents 12–18 years old and having BMI more than 2 units above the 95th percentile for the age and gender. The use is limited due to the severe side–effects such as fatty or oily stools along with a risk of possible malabsorption of fat soluble vitamins like Vitamin D leading to increased bone turnover and osteopenia and risks of gall bladder disease. Binge eating, a psychiatric condition leading to obesity has also been managed by using orlistat.

Sibutramine This drug has been approved by FDA and registered in many countries. It is a serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor. The drug associated weight loss occurs within the first 6 months of treatment, and it may be maintained for at least 2 years. It may have favorable effects on cardiovascular risk factors, as well as improving glucose control in patients with diabetes. But there are concerns about tachycardia and increase in blood pressure, given the high rates of systolic hypertension among obese adolescents. Other side–effects are dry mouth, constipation, dizziness and insomnia. Larger and longer studies are needed to assess the benefits and hazards of sibutramine treatment in obese adolescents.

 
    Useful Website

(Dr Surendernikhil Gupta)

KidSurvival

Cash Incentives for Child Health

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=331

 
    Lab Update

(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)

Serum Lactate Dehydrogenase

Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH or LD) is an enzyme found in almost all body tissues, but only in a small amount in the blood. LDH is found in the bloodstream when cells are damaged. Because of this, LDH test can be used as a general marker of cells damage. Level of LDH may be measured either as a total LDH or as LDH isoenzymes.

Elevated levels of LDH may be seen with:

  • Cerebrovascular accident (CVA, stroke)
  • Drugs: anesthetics, aspirin, narcotics, procainamides, alcohol
  • Hemolytic anemias
  • Pernicious anemias (megaloblastic anemais)
  • Infectious mononucleosis (Mono)
  • Intestinal and pulmonary infarction
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Pancreatitis
  • Lymphoma or other cancers
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    Medi Finance Update

BDO Budget Snapshot 2011–12
(Saurabh Aggarwal)

Proposed Direct Tax Amendments In Brief

Transfer Pricing

  • Standard deduction of variation of 5% on arm’s length price outdated. New variation to be notified. Applicable from AY 2012–13 onwards.
  • TPO to determine the arm’s length price of additional international transactions other than those referred by the AO.
  • Additional powers of survey conferred on the TPO. Applicable from 01.06.2011
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    Drug Update

List of approved drugs from 01.01.2010 to 31.8.2010

Drug Name
Indication
DCI Approval Date
Gemfibrozil Capsule USP & Gemfibrozil Tablet USP 200mg/600mg (Addl. Indication)
For the treatment of other dyslipidemias: (a) Fredrickson Types III and V.(b) Associated with diabetes.(C) Associated with xanthomata.
05/04/2010
 
    IMSA Update

International Medical Science Academy (IMSA) Update

Treatment of acute flares in gouty arthritis

Canakinumab 150 mg provides rapid and sustained pain relief in patients with acute gouty arthritis, and significantly reduces the risk of recurrent flares compared with triamcinolone acetonide.

 
    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A pregnant diabetic came with A1c 7%.
Dr Bad: Very good control.
Dr Good: You need further control.
Lesson: The A1C goal is <6 % for individual patients with type 1 diabetes and during pregnancy.

Make Sure

Situation: A female patient C/O lower abdominal pain, fever and had uterine tenderness on bimanual palpation.
Reaction: You should do cervical swabs and consider starting antibiotics.
Lesson: Make Sure to remember that a woman with such symptoms may have endometritis, requires prompt diagnosis and may respond to doxycycline and metronidazole.

 
    Lighter Side of Reading

An Inspirational Story
(Contributed by Dr Anupam Sethi Malhotra)

There once lived a wise man in a village. So it hurt him very much when the village headman told him, "Your son doesn’t know, what’s more valuable, gold or silver."

The wise man called his son and asked, "What is more valuable – gold or silver?" Gold," said the son. "That is correct. Why is it then that the village headman makes fun of you & claims you do not know the value of gold or silver? Explain this to me, son." Father asked. So the son told "Every day on my way to school, the village headman calls me to his house. He holds out a silver coin in one hand and a gold coin in other. He asks me to pick up the more valuable coin. I pick the silver coin. He laughs and makes fun of me. And then I go to school. This happens every day. That is why he told you."

The father was confused. "Why don’t you pick up the gold coin?" he asked. In response, the son took the father to his room and showed him a box. In the box had at least a hundred silver coins. Turning to his father, the son said, "The day I pick up the gold coin the game will stop. Village headman will stop having fun and I will stop making money."

Moral: Sometimes in life, we have to play the fool. That does not mean we lose in the game of life. It just means allowing others to win in one arena of the game, while we win in the other arena of the game. We have to choose which arena matters to us most.

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Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

What do the words ALMOST and BIOPSY have in common?

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Wood
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Answer for Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: John Underwood, Andover Mass.

Correct answers received from: Dr KV Sarma, Dr Sudipto Samaddar, Dr Rajalakshmai Krishnamoorthy, Dr K Raju

Answer for 7th March Mind Teaser:Abdominal Ultrasound
Correct answers received from: Dr Anupam

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

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Laugh a While
(Contributed by Dr GM Singh)

A 92 year–old man went to the doctor to get a physical. A few days later the doctor saw the man walking down the street with a gorgeous young lady on his arm. At his follow up visit the doctor talked to the man and said, "You’re really doing great, aren’t you?" The man replied, "Just doing what you said Doctor, ‘Get a hot mamma and be cheerful’." The Doctor said, "I didn’t say that. I said you got a heart murmur. Be careful."

………………………………

Continuing Ed for Doctors described in Bollywood songs……
(Dr Dolly Aggarwal)

Tujhe yad na meri ayi kisi se ab kya kehna: Amnesia

 
    Readers Responses
  1. Regarding euthanasia: Believe it or not (citing a paragraph from "try GOD and tame cancer", editorial by Dr. AK Dewan et al in the newsletter (vol iii, no. 10) of Rajiv Gandhi Institute & Research Centre): Bunny, a patient who had extensive pancreatic cancer that was no longer responding to treatment went home to die. Several months later he returned to my clinic; one of my colleagues examined him. He opened the door of the examining room and called me, "Sir you want to see the eighth wonder of the world?" I went in and he said, "His cancer’s gone." "Bunny", I said, "tell me what happened." Bunny replied, "I decided to live to be a hundred and leave my troubles to GOD." Regards Dr. Anupam Sethi Malhotra.
  2. Dear Sir, Please refer emedinews 8th March under heading National News: ‘Vector–borne diseases more fatal by the year.’ I think slight correction in the word is required ("Fatality" instead of "Fertility"). The paragraph (Original is as under): “Though the cases of dengue in 2010 were reported more, the case fertility rate (mortality per 100 cases of dengue) has ....” Thanks a lot, Dr Jitendra Ingole, MD Int Med, Asst Professor (Medicine), SKN Medical College, Pune.
 
    Public Forum

(Press Release for use by the newspapers)

Diabetic or hypertensive: get your albumin check up done

Microalbuminuria or presence of albumin in the urine in micro amounts indicates an early kidney damage and early vascular endothelial dysfunction and/or developing atherosclerosis with major cardio or cerebrovascular events and death, said Dr. KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee and President, Heart Care Foundation of India.

Guidelines advocate annual screening in patients with diabetes and wherever possible in non-diabetic patients with hypertension.

Early detection of high-risk patients allows selection of aggressive treatment to slow disease progression.

Antihypertensive agents providing angiotensin II blockade are recommended for the treatment of hypertensive patients with microalbuminuria, regardless of diabetes and/or early or overt nephropathy. Treatment with these drugs provides effective reduction of microalbuminuria and blood pressure, and long-term prevention of CV events beyond blood pressure reduction.

Even very low levels of microalbuminuria strongly correlate with cardiovascular risk. Albumin excretion rates as low as 4.8 µg/min, well below the microalbuminuria thresholds stated in current clinical guidelines, are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease, independent of the presence of other risk factors.

 
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    Situation Vacant

Vacancy for a post of Senior Resident in Pediatric ICU at Medanta – The Medicity Hospital, Sector -38, Gurgaon.
Interested candidates may please contact: drneelam@yahoo.com/9811043475.

*Eligibility: Post MD / DNB / DCH

 
    Forthcoming Events

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011

http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket–schedule/series/228/icc–world–cup–2011

6th Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Nephrology (IANCON–2011)

March 12–13, 2011: Taj Deccan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad–34
Faculty: Dr MS Amarsen, Dr KV Jhony, Dr SC Dash, Dr Kashivishweswaran, Dr V Sakhuja, Dr RK Sharma, Dr Girishnarayan, Dr Anuradha, Dr SK Agarwal, Dr P Sundarajan, Dr P Keshivya, Dr Ravi Raju, Dr Dilip Pahari, Dr LC Sharma, Dr Sanjeev Saxena, Dr Sanjay Gupta, Dr Abhijit Tarapdhar, Dr PP Verma, Dr Harun Rashid, Dr Sampath Kumar, Dr Sanjib Sharma, Dr S Padmanabhan.
Topics: CKD Symposium (From India, Nepal, Bangladesh), Newer concepts in the pathogenesis of hypertension, Fluid and Electrolyte & AKI, RAAS in treatment of Diabetic Nephropathy, Primary Prevention of CKD: Trials & tribulation in Indian condition, Vitamin–D andchronic kidney disease, Mycophenolate Vs Cyclyophosphamide in Lupus nephritis, Individual zinganemia therapy, How to monitor Immunosuppression minimization, Obesity Diabetes epidemic, Life Style changes & therapeutics, BKV and CMV Nephropathy, Leptospira and Acute Kidney Injury, HIV Nephropathy, Hypophosphatemia and Renal Disease, Immunosuppressant and risk of Malignancy, Pregnancy ARF, Expanding Dialysis services in Andhra Pradesh, Making kidney transplant easier for less privileged, Cardiovascular risk reduction in CKD
Organizing Secretary: Dr Sree Bhushan Raju, Associate Professor, Dept of Nephrology, NIMS, Hyderabad, Mob: 09848492951, sreebhushan@hotmail.com; www.ian2011.in
Note: "Prof SC Dash oration in Nephrology" from this year onwards. Three awards each in oral, poster and imaging in Nephrology sessions

Registration for Delegates Amount
Up to 15th February 2011
 
Rs. 1500/–
Up to 5th March 2011
Rs. 2000/–
Spot registration
Rs. 2500/–
Student
Rs. 500/–

DD/Cheque in favor of "IANCON–2011" payable at Hyderabad. Add Rs 100/– for outstation cheque.

CME on Pediatric Hepatology – 2011

In Association with Gastroenterology Chapter of IAP

Date: March 26–27, 2011; Venue: 2nd Floor, Auditorium, Medanta – The Medicity, Sector 38, Delhi NCR, Gurgaon – 122001, Haryana

Organizing Chairperson: Dr Neelam Mohan, Director, Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Medanta – The Medicity

No registration fee. Prior registration is must

For More information please contact:
Dr Sakshi Karkra – 09971018789
Dr Avinal Kalra – 09717840850
Dr Mahinder S Dhaliwal – 09999669415
Ms Karuna – 09899996682

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Medifinance Conference On Portfolio Management for Doctors and update on Budget 2011

Date: 13th March 2011, Time: 9 Am – 4 Pm

Venue: Auditorium, Delhi TB Association, 9 Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003

Speakers: Dr Subhash Lakhotia and other top of line from finance sector. The speakers to be chosen from the industry will be experts in each field to be covered in this conference

Separate sessions for portfolio management, insurance, mediclaim, banking sector, investments primary market, secondary market, taxation, loans for setting up hospitals, nursing homes, labs, etc. all under one roof.

No entry fee, the number of participants will be limited to 100 on first cum first serve basis. advance registration by mail to hcfi.1986@gmail.com/drkk@ijcp.com or by phone on 9899974439/9873716235.

World Fellowships of Religions and Perfect Health Parade

First ever Conference which will talk about science behind all Religions, Dharmas and Pathies under one roof
Subject: Global Warming, Ethnic Crises, How to be Healthy
Date: Sunday 3rd April, 2011;Venue: Maulana Azad Medical College Auditorium, New Delhi;Time: 8 AM – 4 PM

Parade through tableaus to be flagged off at 10 am from outside MAMC to move till 5 pm on different predefined routes in Delhi to create awareness about health matters.

Parade Route: Vikas Marg – Shahdara – Seemapuri – Guru Tegh Bhadur Hospital – Seelampur Pusta – Gandhinagar, to ISBT Kashmiri Gate – Civil Lines – Delhi University North Campus – Azadpur – Punjabi Bagh – Mayapuri – Raja Garden – Janakpuri – Tilak Nagar – Tihar Jail Road – Delhi Cantt. – R.K Puram – Munirka – IIT Gate – Panchsheel Park – Chirag Delhi Flyover – Nehru Place – Modi Mill Flyover – Ashram – Nizamuddin – Sunder Nagar – Pragati Maidan – ITO – finally culminate at Maulana Azad Medical College at 4pm.

Full day conference on ethnic crisis and global warming. Pre lunch session to be addressed by religious representatives who would talk on what each religion has to say. Post lunch to be addressed by doctors from all streams of medicinal practice (allopathy, ISM)
Register: rekhapapola@gmail.com

World Kidney Day

Date: March 10, 2011, Thursday;Venue: Auditorium, Maulana Azad Medical College; Time: 9 AM to 1 PM

Various Activities Planned

Public awareness about Kidney Disease through

  1. Exhibition, Drawing competition for children
  2. Public Lectures, Public participation

Execution Health Check up including ECG.
Release of book “Know Your Kidney” for General Public by Dean, MAMC.

Walkathon (MAMC to Raj Ghat),
Chief Guest: Dr AK Walia, Guest of Honour: Ms Anita Sharma, Member MCD

Lunch 1:30 PM
Organized by Department of medicine, MAMC
Contact Person: Dr N P Singh (9968604274), Dr R Dewan, HOD,Medicine, Dr R Ahlawat, Dr R Kohli

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