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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 …

9th October 2011, Sunday

Statins lower mortality in patients with atrial fibrillation

Among patients with AF, those who are taking a statin are less likely to die during 4 years follow-up (28%) than those who are not taking a statin (42%) as per Dr Jason Salamon, of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. But statin use was not associated with reductions in all-cause or heart failure hospitalization. There is an inflammatory-mediated process in atrial fibrillation. Statins, which have anti-inflammatory properties separate from their lipid-lowering capabilities, may prevent atrial fibrillation.

Three steps for predicting diabetes

A simple, three questions approach is enough to accurately identify people at risk for type 2 diabetes in the next five years. Individuals who are 55 or older, are obese ( body mass index greater than 30) and have a family history of diabetes have a 20% risk of developing type 2 diabetes over five years of follow-up, as per Dr Harold Bays, MD, of the Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center in Kentucky. Younger individuals with a BMI less than 25 and no family history of the disease, however, have an almost negligible five-year risk (0.3%).

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    Photo Feature (from the HCFI Photo Gallery)

Heritage - An Inter Dancing School Health
Festival 2011

Heritage - An Inter Dancing School Health Festival at Perfect Health Mela Dancing is good for health and classical dance is a mix of exercise and meditation.

 
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    National News

National Conference on Insight on Medico Legal Issues – For the First time any conference was posted live on Facebook & Twitter

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http://twitter.com/#!/search/medicolegal
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UN offers programme for a green conscience

MUMBAI: For all the nature lovers, here's your chance to learn more about our environment and be part of a programme recognized by the United Nations. Under this programme, a student can sit at home and appear for an exam based on the study material provided to them through their respective schools. Participants will be rewarded with a certificate approved by the UN at the end of the programme. The UN General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests (IYF), a global platform to celebrate people's actions to sustainably manage the forests of the world. The Indian Astrobiology Research Centre (IARC) which is associated with IYF 2011 will offer this certification programme in India. "This is the first of its kind programme in our country and we have already received a lot of applications from schools," said Pushkar Vaidya, the programme head and a scientist with IARC. (Source: TOI, Oct 7, 2011)

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

 
    International News

(Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

Workplace pollutants tied to kids' asthma risk

A mother's exposure to airborne pollutants at work during her pregnancy may increase the likelihood that her unborn child will later develop asthma, a Danish study said. (European Respiratory Society's recent annual congress in Amsterdam) Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/07/health-asthma-children-idUSL3E7L70DL20111007

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Mobile phone users suffering from ‘text neck’

Mobile phone users are increasingly suffering from a new condition, dubbed “text neck”, due to the amount of time they spend hunched over their gadgets, experts have claimed. According to them, the affliction, caused by flexing the neck for extended periods of time, can be a forerunner of arthritic damage if it goes without treatment. In severe cases the muscles could eventually adapt to fit the flexed position, making it painful to straighten the neck out properly.
(Source: http://www.thehindu.com/health/policy-and-issues/article2517696.ece)

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FDA wants to ease way for innovation

The FDA has announced a new "blueprint" to spur biomedical innovation, which contains a plan to make it easier for drugs and devices that are considered "personalized medicine" to come to market. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told reporters on Wednesday that the overall plan -- released as part of a sweeping report on improving innovation -- addresses concerns about the long-term sustainability of the medical product development pipeline. Despite more money than ever being spent on research and development, the medical product pipeline is slowing. In 2010, the FDA had the lowest number of new product applications in its history, Hamburg said. (Source: Medpage Today)

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    Twitter of the Day

@DrKKAggarwal: #AskDrKK:Is MRI Safe for patients on ICD
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@DeepakChopra: The Universe displays infinite creativity, experimenting with every possibility permitted by quantum uncertainty.

 
    Spiritual Update

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

The significance of horses in mythology

The description of horses comes in Ashwamedha Yagna, Dashrath in Ramayana, The Bhagavad Gita with Krishna riding a Rath and Kathoupanishad describing the meaning of a chariot.

In scientific terms horses represents our senses which need to be controlled.

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    An Inspirational Story

(Dr Anil Kumar Jain)

Sushruta Samhita is the most authentic text on the practice of ayurvedic surgery believed to have been written around the sixth century B C. Sushruta, renowned as the father of surgery, represents the Dhanwantari School of surgeons. His samhita discusses in minute detail how to perform prosthetic surgery to replace limbs, cosmetic surgery on different parts of the body, cesarean operations, setting of compound fractures, and even brain surgery.

The samhita discusses blood in terms of the fourth dosha, in addition to the tridosha. It is also the first to enumerate and discuss the pitta subtypes. Sushruta details about 125 surgical instruments used by him, mostly made of stones, wood and other such natural materials. Use of shalaka, meaning foreign body (rods or probe), is also mentioned by Sushruta. Some classifications found in the Sushruta Samhita are not even traced by modern medical science. He is the first surgeon in medical history who systematically and elaborately dealt with the anatomical structure of the eye. Sushruta has discussed about 72 diseases of the eye. He has stipulated drug therapy for various types of conjunctivitis and glaucoma, along with surgical procedures for the removal of cataract, pterygium, and diseases of the ear, nose and throat.

Plastic Surgery in India 2600 years old

Sushruta, known as the father of surgery, practiced his skill as early as 600 BC. He used cheek skin to perform plastic surgery to restore or reshape the nose, ears and lips with incredible results. Modern plastic surgery acknowledges his contributions by calling this method of rhinoplasty as the Indian method.

125 Types Of Surgical Instruments

"The Hindus (Indians) were so advanced in surgery that their instruments could cut a hair longitudinally.
Sushruta worked with 125 kinds of surgical instruments, which included scalpels, lancets, needles, catheters, rectal speculums, mostly conceived from jaws of animals and birds to obtain the necessary grips. He also defined various methods of stitching: the use of horse’s hair, fine thread, fibres of bark, goat’s guts and ant’s heads.

300 Different Operations

Sushruta describes the details of more than 300 operations and 42 surgical processes. In his compendium Sushruta Samhita he minutely classifies surgery into 8 types:

  • Aharyam = extracting solid bodies
  • Bhedyam = excision
  • Chhedyam = incision
  • Aeshyam = probing
  • Lekhyam = scarification
  • Vedhyam = puncturing
  • Visraavyam = evacuating fluids
  • Sivyam = suturing

The ancient Indians were also the first to perform amputation, cesarean surgery and cranial surgery. For rhinoplasty, Sushruta first measured the damaged nose, skillfully sliced off skin from the cheek and sutured the nose. He then placed medicated cotton pads to heal the operation.

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    Fitness Update

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

Exercise helps teenagers quit smoking

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 17 percent of American teenagers smoke tobacco products. However, a new study published in the journal Pediatrics shows that teenage smokers are more likely to be able to kick the habit if exercise is performed in addition to a traditional smoking cessation program. Researchers from the West Virginia University Medical School included 233 students aged 16 to 19 who were frequent smokers in their study, which lasted for six months. Participants were randomly assigned to one of three groups: one group participated in a single smoking cessation session; a second group participated in a more intensive, 10-week stop-smoking program; and the third group received a combination of cessation program and a fitness program. After three months, 14 percent of the teens in the group that engaged in a physical activity program along with the cessation program had quit smoking, compared to five percent in the single-session group and 11 percent of those enrolled in the smoking cessation only group. These results for teenagers are similar to other study results previously covered in Health E-Review, which show that adults who exercise are more likely to quit smoking, as well.

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    Malaria Update

AC Dhariwal, Hitendrasinh G Thakor, Directorate of NVBDCP, New Delhi

What is the treatment of uncomplicated malaria as per National Guidelines?

All fever cases diagnosed as malaria by RDT or microscopy and should promptly be given effective treatment. Following decision rules are followed based on method of diagnosis:

All confirmed Pf cases should be treated with ACT (Artesunate 3 days + Sulphadoxine-Pyrimethamine 1 day). This is to be accompanied by single dose primaquine on day 2. Pregnant women in 1st trimester with uncomplicated P. falciparum should be treated with quinine and with ACT in 2nd and 3rd trimesters.
Primaquine is contraindicated in pregnant woman. Presumptive treatment with combinations of chloroquine is no more recommended. Other artemisinin-based combination, though not introduced in the programme, are available in the private healthcare sector and they should be used judiciously, ensuring that the artemisinin-based drug is not used alone but always in combination.

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    Medicine Update

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

What are the types of febrile seizures?

There are two types of febrile seizures.

  • Simple (Typical) febrile seizures
  • Complex (Atypical) febrile seizures

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    Lab Update

(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)

Stool Examination

Diarrhea is a common symptom of a gastrointestinal disturbance.
O & P (Ova and Parasite) testing: A microscopic evaluation of stool for parasites and the ova (eggs, cysts) of parasites. A basic test but very important!!

  • To screen for, detect, evaluate and monitor for liver inflammation and damage.
  • Periodically to evaluate liver function whenever you are at risk for liver injury; when you have a liver disease or when you have symptoms such as jaundice.

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    Legal Question of the Day

(Contributed by Dr MC Gupta, Advocate)

Please answer the following queries:
a. Is there any legal definition of a consultant?
b. Is there any rule as to who can be appointed as the head of a ward/clinical unit in a hospital?
c. Under whose name is a patient supposed to be admitted?
d. Is it permissible to appoint as head of a clinical toxicology unit a person having the qualification of MBBS and the experience of heading an ICU unit for 12 years? (Please note that there is no MCI recognized MD degree in Toxicology).
e. What would be the legal liability of such person?

Ans.

  1. There is no strict legal definition of a consultant. The law accepts a prevalent practice as legal. For example:
    i) It is a prevalent practice in the medical field in India to recognise the practicing physicians to be of two types:

    Dispensing physicians: Those who dispense medicines to their patients.

    Consulting physicians: Those who do not themselves dispense medicines to their patients but only give a written prescription for the medicines to be used by the patient, who can buy the same from any chemist / druggist.

    ii). Another prevalent practice in the medical field in India is to appoint doctors as residents or consultants. The residents are supposed to provide 24 hour in-house/residential care to patients admitted in a hospital as per a schedule fixed by the hospital. The consultants are supposed to supervise the residents and to be available on call when a resident wants to consult them.

    iii) Another prevalent practice in the medical field in India is to appoint doctors with postgraduate medical qualifications as specialists on posts specified as junior or senior consultants.

    iv) It is a prevalent practice in the management and other fields to hire consultants who are experts in their particular specialty to provide consultancy for particular assignments for a specified period against payment of agreed consultancy fee.

    v) Legally speaking, as per http://definitions.uslegal.com/c/consultants/ “A consultant is someone who gives expert or professional advice”. “A consultant is an individual who possesses special knowledge or skills and provides that expertise to a client for a fee”.
  2. Whom the employer can appoint as the head of a unit would be defined in the recruitment rules/eligibility criteria developed by the employing institution itself as per relevant norms and guidelines which can vary from place to place.
  3. As per the MCI guidelines, a patient is supposed to be admitted in the name of and under the unit in-charge.
  4. The answer, read with (b) above, would be in the affirmative.
  5. The legal responsibility of any head of a unit in a hospital would include the fact that he would be answerable whenever an allegation of negligence in treatment is made in respect of a patient admitted in his unit.

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    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A patient with Mediclaim was advised to get admitted in a 5–bedded hospital.
Dr. Bad: It makes no difference.
Dr. Good: Go to 15-bedded hospital.
Lesson: Mediclaim requires admission in hospital with minimum 15 beds (in C–Towns, it can be 10-bedded hospitals).

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Make Sure

Situation: A patient with acid peptic disease was denied any painkiller for his distressing illness.
Reaction: Oh, my God! Why did you not give him nimesulide?
Lesson: Make sure to prescribe nimesulide as it is safe in acid peptic disease.

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    Quote of the Day

(Dr GM Singh)

One of the basic differences between GOD and human is that, GOD gives and forgives. & human gets, gets and forgets. Be thankful in life.

 
    IDIOMS

No dice: To not agree. To not accept a proposition.

 
    Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

All of the following statements regarding treatment of early stage breast cancer are correct except?

1. Tumor size, status of the axillary lymph nodes, hormone receptors status and the protein HER2 over-expression are important factors that influence the treatment of early stage breast cancer.
2. Neoadjuvant therapy is given after a definitive local treatment to treat microscopic disease.
3. Trastuzumab has been associated with an increase in the incidence of cardiac dysfunction.
4. Radiation therapy is a standard component of breast conserving therapy.

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Which one of the following cancers is usually associated with a moderate to high uptake of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18 FFDG)?

a. Bladder
b. Colorectal
c. Thyroid
d. Testicular

Answer for Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: d. Testicular

Correct answers received from:Dr.K.Raju, Dr y. j. vasavada, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Anil Bairaria, DR.Anil Kumar Jain, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay

Answer for 7th October Mind Teaser: 3. Layers 1, 4 & 6
Correct answers received from: Priyanka Sharma,Dr Jainendra Upadhyay

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

 
   Laugh a While

(Dr Veena Aggarwal)

Murphy’s Laws for Humour

He who has the gold, makes the rules ---- Murphy's golden rule.

 
    Medicolegal Update

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

Instruments for shooting, stabbing, cutting are dangerous weapons

  • The doctor is not required to make speculation about weapon of offence in a MLC case.
  • According to the Section 324 of IPC, any instrument for shooting, stabbing, cutting or any instrument used as a weapon of offence likely to cause death or by means of fire or any heated substance or by means of poison or any corrosive substance or by means of any explosive or by means of any substance which is deleterious to the human body to inhale, to swallow, or to receive into the blood or by means of any animal - are all considered as dangerous weapons.

The duty of the attending doctor is to record all the injuries, its dimension as far as possible, and the body parts where the injuries are located the nature of injury, whether simple or grievous, caused by sharp/blunt object, age or duration of injury along with the vital parameters like blood pressure, pulse, respiration and the mental status of the patient. When an investigating officer comes to the hospital, he needs some specific answers for his legal investigation and to book a case under law of the land.

  • Are the injuries present self–inflicted or fabricated? If yes, please mention the forensic justification.
  • Is there any sign, symptom or smell of alcohol or any drug intoxication? If yes, please opine about his mental status due the influence of intoxication; also preserve a blood sample.
  • Please opine if the injured or intoxicated patient is fit to record his statement? If no, please give due reasons and an approximate time interval for medical evaluation for his/her fitness for statement.
  • Is the condition of patient is critical, severe or serious? If so, the dying declaration must be recorded by the attending doctor in the presence of one or two witnesses.

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    Public Forum

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October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Be Breast Aware

MTNL Perfect Health Mela will devote one full day for being breast aware on Monday 17th October.

Giving the details, Padmashri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India and Perfect Health Mela said that breast cancer is number one cancer in the urban cities and is related to faulty lifestyle. The risk factors of breast cancer in women, prostate cancer in men and heart attack in both are common.

A special function is will be organized at Ansal Plaza in association with International oncology Group, which will have a cancer and heart attack detection camp followed by a lively cultural function at the Ansal Plaza Premises.

There will also be a special talk on Cancer Prevention. The cultural programme will include a drum jam show by Mr Roberto Narain from Bangalore in the form of interactive audience participation.

Dr. Aggarwal said that MTNL Perfect Health Mela is being organized by Heart Care Foundation of India and World Fellowship of Religions jointly with Health Department, Government of Delhi, MCD and NDMC from October 14 to 23, 2011.

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    Readers Responses
  1. One has to explain to the attendants that death certificate or what is actually is a dead body carrying certificate can only be issued when death takes place in hospital and cause of death is diagnosed disease condition and is not a case of unnatural death. In UK hospitals usually do not issue death certificate if death takes place within 24 hours of admission unless it is an old hospital case and disease condition is clearly known and is natural. Dr. S. K. Roy Chaudhary, MBBS Retd. Principal And Dean of a Govt. Med College,Prof. & HOD Forensic Medicine
 
    Forthcoming Events

18th MTNL Perfect Health Mela

Date: 14th–18th October
Different locations in Delhi
19th–23rd October
Venue: NDMC Ground, Opp. Indira Nari Niketan Working Girls Hostel
Near Philanji Village, Laxmibai Nagar, New Delhi
Theme: Science Behind Rituals

Organizers: Heart Care Foundation of India, Dept. of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of NCT Delhi, New Delhi Municipal Council, Municipal Corporation of Delhi & World Fellowship of Religions

In Association with: Govt. of India Depts., Rashtriya Vigyan Evam Prodyogiki Sanchar Parishad-DST, Dev. Commissioner (Handicrafts), AYUSH, DAVP, Ministry Environment & Forests, Health & Family Welfare, Ministry of Earth Sciences, National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme.

Delhi Govt. Depts. Art, Culture & Languages, Transport, Environment & Forests, Women & Child Development (Prohibition), DSACS, Delhi Police, Delhi Fire Service, Delhi Tourism, Social Welfare, Weights & Measures, Education, CATS, Drug Controller, PFA.

Corporates. MTNL, SAIL, LIC, Coca Cola India Ltd., Philips India Ltd., HDFC Home Loans, Bagrry’s India Ltd, Diamond Comics.

Supporters: Brij Rama Foundation.

Media Partners: Dilli Aaj Tak, IJCP Group, Asian Academy of Film & Television, Nai Duniya, Deshbandhu.

Media Supporters: Shakti TV, eMedinewS.

Radio Partner: FM Rainbow India 102.6 Mhz.

Medical Colleges: MAMC, DIPSAR, Muzaffarnagar Medical College.

Sunday 9th October

    Media Masti: 20, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi, 7 pm Onwards, Fellowships, Tambola, Quiz, Chat Party

Thursday 13th October

  1. ZEE MANTHAN's Special Live Phone in Show with Padma Shri and Dr BC Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal on Diet in Kartik Month - 6.30 am Live
  2. Live Show with Dr K K Aggarwal on DD National, 5 pm: Chat and Phone in with Padma Shri and Dr BC Roy National Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, "A Curtain Raiser to MTNL Perfect Health Mela". Anchor: Shikha Sachdeva

Friday 14th October

  1. ZEE MANTHAN's Special Live Phone in Show with Padma Shri and Dr BC Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal on Karva Chauth - 6.30 am Live
  2. Impact of Climate Change on Family Health, YWCA, Ashoka Road, New Delhi India, in association with Dr Sadhna International Woman Rights Protection Trust and YWCA and Supported by: Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt of India: 8-1PM ) Panelists: Arti Mehra (Former Mayor Delhi); Vartika Nanda (Prof Mass Communication, Lady Sriram College, New Delhi; Rashmi Singh Executive Director, National Mission for Women Empowerment Dept. of WCD Govt. of India, Dr Rakhee Mehra (Ayurveda); Dr Mridula Pandey (Homeopathy); Dr Sunila Garg (Prof PSM MAMC, New Delhi; Dr S N Yadav (Naturopathy). MC: Aarti Upadhaya
  3. Media Chat: Russian Culture Centre, 24, Feroz Shah Road, 12.30 pm onwards: Release of Health Messages, Media Chat with Prof Kiran Walia (Ministry of Women Child Development & Languages, Delhi) and Navjot Singh Siddhu (Former International Cricketer and MP)
  4. Interactive Lecture at INA Dilli Haat in association with Moolchand Medcity, 7-8 pm, Epilepsy : Dr K K Aggarwal, Dr Sanjay Chaudhury, Dr Vikram Sanghi
  5. Special Health Story in Nai Dunia: Diet
  6. Special Health Story in Deshbandhu on Can Diabetes be cured

Saturday 15th October

  1. Launch of Campaign: Be Faithful to Your Partner on the Occasion of Karvachauth, 10 am Special Movie Show, Satyam Cinema, Nehru Place, New Delhi, Before and After the Movie, Nail Art (Courtesy: Bharti Taneja’s ALPS)
  2. Interactive Lecture at INA Dilli Haat in association with Moolchand Medcity, 7-8 pm, Ear Nose Throat: Dr K K Aggarwal, Dr Aru Handa, Dr Chanchal Pal
  3. Dilli AAJTAK Special Shows with MTNL Perfect Health Mela Faculty, “Lifestyle and Health”: Not to Ignore Chest Pain: 10.30 am
  4. Special Health Story in Nai Dunia: Soft Drinks
  5. Special Health Story in Deshbandhu on abdominal obesity

Sunday 16th October

  1. All Pathies Consensuses in Preventing Lifestyle Diseases, Acharya Sushil Muni Ashram, C-599, Defence Colony, New Delhi, 9-1 pm; Faculty: Allopathy: Dr K K Aggarwal, Dr S C Manchanda; Homeopathy: Dr Amita Manchanda, Dr Anupam Sethi Malhotra, Dr R K Manchanda, Dr V K Chauhan, Dr V K Gupta, Dr V K Khanna; Ayurveda: Dr A K Sharma, Dr B N Sinha, Dr Rakhi Mehra, Dr Shashi Bala, Sh S K Mishra, Dr V K Tripathi; Unani: Dr Pawan Yadav, Dr Shakir Jamil, Dr Samshad Yadav; Yoga & Naturopathy: Dr S N Yadav; Acupuncture: Dr Raman Kapoor, Dr R K Tuli; Astrology: Sh Ashok Aggarwal, Sh. Narayan Shri, Dr Padmesh Dubey; Dharam Guru's: Acharya Dr Sadhna Ji Maharaj, Sh A K Merchant, Sh Malekar; B K Sapna, B K Sangeeta, Dr Pranav Pandya; Policy Makers: Mohan Lal (Director ISM, GNCT, Delhi)
  2. Launch of a Campaign: Save the Girl Child : Garden of Five Senses, Said-ul-Ajaib Village, Near Mehrauli, 7PM : Release of the Health Message; 7.30 pm Onwards: Dandia with Shankar Sahini (Noted Singer); DJ, Unlimited Masti; Chief Guest- Sh G G Saxena (CMD Delhi Tourism Development Corporation Ltd.)
  3. Interactive Lecture at INA Dilli Haat in association with Moolchand Medcity, 7-8 pm, GI Disorders: Dr K K Aggarwal, Dr S K Thakur, Dr H K Chopra
  4. Dilli AAJTAK Special Shows with MTNL Perfect Health Mela Faculty, “Abdominal obesity: 7.30 pm
  5. Special Health Story in Nai Dunia: Fast Food
  6. Special Health Story in Deshbandhu on growing young

Monday 17th October

  1. ANMOL: Festival of Children with Special Needs, 8 am-1 pm onwards, Balwant Rai Mehta Vidya Bhavan, Masjid Moth, Greater Kailash Part 2, 8-1PM: Competitions: Diya Decoration, Folk Dance, Painting, Yoga & Singing
  2. Launch of Campaign: Be Breast Aware: Amphi Theatre, Ansal Plaza, Andrews Ganj, New Delhi, Supporter- International Oncology; 4 pm onwards, Free Heart and Cancer Checkup Camp, Public Lectures; Drum Jam Show with Roberto Narain
  3. Interactive Lecture at INA Dilli Haat in association with Moolchand Medcity, 7-8 pm, Eye: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr Satish Mehta
  4. Special Health Story in Nai Dunia: Alcohol
  5. Special Health Story in Deshbandhu on Erectile Dysfunction

Tuesday, 18 October

  1. Sirifort Auditorium, Khel Gaon Road: 4-5 pm Workshop by Dr K K Aggarwal, Science Behind Rituals
  2. Sirifort Auditorium: 5 pm onwards, Inauguration: Smt. Sheila Dikshit Hon'ble Chief Minister, Delhi; Blessings by: Acharya Dr. Sadhvi Sadhna Ji Maharaj, Chairperson, W.F. of Religions; Dr Ashok Walia, Hon'ble Minister of Health & Family Delhi; Prof. Kiran Wali, Hon'ble Minister of Women & Child Development & Languages, Delhi; Dr. T Meinya, MP Lok Sabha; Ms. Rajni Abbi, Hon'ble Mayor Delhi; Preside over by: Sh Anshu Prakash, Pr. Secretary Health & Family Welfare & Ms Archana Arora, Chairperson, NDMC. Guests of Honour: Sh Kuldip Singh, CMD, MTNL; Dr T Ramasami, Secretary, DST, GOI Sh T Chatterjee, Secretary, Ministry of Environment & Forests, GOI; Sh A P Frank Noronha, DG DAVP, GOI; Sh. Anil Kumar, Secretary, AYUSH GOI; Sh. R. Chandramohan, Pr. Secretary cum Commissioner, Transport Department; Sh. Keshav Chandra, Secretary, Dept. of Environment; Sh N B Sathe, Zonal Manager (North), LIC; Sh. SS Gupta, Dev Comm. Handicrafts, GOI; Sh G G Saxena, CMD, DTDC; Sh. Deepak Jolly, Vice President, Coca Cola Ltd, Sh Vivek Kumar Trustee, Brij Rama Foundation, Sh. Lila Dhar Mandloi, DG All India Radio; Dr AK Agarwal, President, DMC; Dr Vinod Khetrapal, President, DMA; Sh Sandeep Marwah, Chairman, AAFT; Sh Rajender Gupta Foramer, Transport Minister Delhi; Sh. Satish Upadhaya, Vice President BJP Delhi State Unit; Sh SP Aggarwal, Former Pr. Secretary Health and Family welfare, Delhi.
    Special Guests:
    Sh. Jayadev Sarangi, Special Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Delhi, Sh. Santosh D. Vaidya IAS, Secretary, NDMC; Sh. Manjit Singh, ED MTNL Delhi; Ms Achla Singh, Special Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Delhi, Sh Sudhir Kumar, Special Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Delhi, Sh S S Sidhu, Addl. Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Delhi Sh H R Sharma, Jt Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Delhi, Dr A C Dhariwal Director, NVBDCP, Sh V K Jain, Controller, Weights & Measures, GNCT Delhi; Sh BMS Rathore, Jt Secretary, MOEF, GOI; Sh Rakesh Mehta, Advisor, MOEF,GOI;Sh. K.S. Singh, Commissioner PFA; Dr B P Singh Advisor & Head, RVPSP, DST, Sh Rajiv Kale, Director WCD (Prohibition) Delhi; Mrs Vidhu Verma, Regional Manager LIC Dr M Sudhakar, Scientist G, Ministry of Earth Science, Sh KS Dhatwalia Addl. Director General, DAVP, Dr P K Sharma MOH, NDMC; Sh Anuj Sinha, Director, Vigyan Prasar, DST; Dr B P Singh, Advisior, NCSTC, DST; Sh. Praveen Aggarwal, GM, Coca Cola Ltd; Dr N K Yadav, MHO, MCD; Dr N V Kamat, Director Health Services, Delhi; Sh Mohan Lal, Director, ISM & H; Dr DK Dewan, Director, Family Welfare, Sh. F.O. Hashmi, Project Director, DSACS; Ms Madhu Garg, Drug Controller, Delhi; Sh B P Srinivasn, Director, DIPSAR, Sh. S P Singh, Spl Commissioner, VAT. Delhi, Sh. Gulshan Rai, MD, Diamond Comics; Ms. Nalini, Kathak Exponents; Ms. Kamalini, Kathak Exponents; Sh. Ashok Chakardhar; Sh. Hari & Smt Sukhmani; Sh. Roberto Narain,Sh M C Maurya, Head of Office, DIP; Alok Mehta, Editor, Nai Dunia, Rajiv Srivastav Editor Deshbandhu, Sh. QW Naqvi, News Director, Aaj Tak, Sh. K Kumar, CMD, Shakti Bhog, Sh. Satish Goel, Chairman, MMC; Dr Veena Aggarwal, Joint MD, IJCP Group; Mahesh Khandelwal, Director, PHM, Sh Anil Jaju, Director, PHM, Sh. K Sareen, Advisor HCFI, Sh R K Karwa, President, Friends of Tribal Society, Sh. K D Baheti, President, All India Vaish Federation, Delhi Pradesh, Prof. S S Agrawal, Advisior, PHM; Dr K S Baghotia, CMO, DHS, Delhi; Dr Ramesh Kumar, CMO,NDMC; Sh A G Bhatnagar, Advisor, PHM, Mohammad Rahman, ADG, AADHAR, Mrs. Anuvinda Varkey, General Secretary, YWCA, Sh M C Wankhede, Dy. Commissioner, Transport; Sh Anil Mittal, Advisor PHM; OP Khandelwal, Advisor PHM
  3. Sirifort Auditorium: 6 pm - 7.30 pm : Kavi Samellan by Ashok Chakradhar and Group
  4. Sirifort Auditorium: 7.30 pm onwards: Cultural Evening with Hari and Sukhmani Group
  5. Interactive Lecture at INA Dilli Haat in association with Moolchand Medcity, 7-8 pm, Kidney: Dr K K Aggarwal, Dr Ramesh Hotchandani, Dr Saurabh Mishra, Dr Manoj Talwar
  6. Special Health Story in Nai Dunia: Neck Obesity
  7. Special Health Story in Deshbandhu on Plastic Surgery

Wednesday 19th October

  1. Mela ground: SAIL Health Pavilion: 8 am Onwards: Checkups (All Pathies, ECG, General and Specialist Consultations, Blood tests)
  2. Mela Ground 8am onwards: Exhibitions: DAVP, Handicrafts, WCD- Prohibition, Family Welfare, AYUSH, ISM, DST, Environment, DHS
  3. Mela Ground: 8.30 am to 1pm: Harmony: Inter School Health Festival (Cartoon Making (Reduce Pollution); Paper Bag Painting (Pollution), Creating Best out of e-waste, Street Play (Pollution free environment), Yoga (Spiritual Health), Aerobics (Dance Your Way)
  4. Mela Ground 8am onwards: Infotainment: Magic Shows, Nukkad Nataks, Kathputli Dance, Folk Dances, Nut and Juggler Shows; Darbar: 1 pm - 5 pm Main; Cultural Program: Punjabi Academy (6 pm onwards)
  5. Interactive Lecture at INA Dilli Haat in association with Moolchand Medcity, 7-8 pm, Cancer: Dr K K Aggarwal, Dr Amit Bhargava, Dr Shanti Vardhan, Dr Rashmi Sharma
  6. Special Show: DD National, Subah Savere, Chat with Padma Shri and Dr BC Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal, Time: 7-7:30 am, Anchor: Amit Arora
  7. Special Health Story in Nai Dunia: Prostate Cancer
  8. Special Health Story in Deshbandhu on heart disease

Thursday 20th October

  1. Mela Ground: SAIL Health Pavilion: 8 am Onwards: Checkups (All Pathies, ECG, General and Specialist Consultations, Blood tests)
  2. Mela Ground 8am Onwards: Exhibitions: DAVP, Handicrafts, WCD- Prohibition, Family Welfare, AYUSH, ISM, DST, Environment, DHS
  3. Mela Ground: 8.30 am to 1pm: Eco Fest: Inter School Health Festival (Cartoon Making (Reduce Pollution); Paper Bag Painting (Pollution), Creating Best out of e-waste, Street Play (Pollution free environment), Yoga (Spiritual Health), Aerobics (Dance Your Way)
  4. Mela Ground 8 am onwards: Infotainment: Magic Shows, Nukkad Nataks, Kathputli Dance, Folk Dances, Nut and Juggler Shows; Darbar: 1 pm - 5 pm Main; Cultural Program: Punjabi Academy (6 pm onwards)
  5. At Home with Ms Rajni Abbi, Hon’ble Mayor, Delhi, 6.00 pm, : Mayor House: 7/2, BD Estate Timarpur, Delhi - 110 054
  6. Interactive Lecture at INA Dilli Haat in association with Moolchand Medcity, 7-8 pm, Joint Pains : Dr K K Aggarwal, Dr Sanjay Gupta, Dr Manoj Kumar.
  7. Special Health Story in Nai Dunia: Acidity and Constipation.
  8. Special Health Story in Deshbandhu on mobile radiation.

Friday 21st October

  1. Mela Ground: SAIL Health Pavilion: 8 am Onwards: Checkups (All Pathies, ECG, General and Specialist Consultations, Blood tests)
  2. Mela Ground 8am Onwards: Exhibitions: DAVP, Handicrafts, WCD- Prohibition, Family Welfare, AYUSH, ISM, DST, Environment, DHS
  3. Main Stage and Ground: Divya Jyoti – Inter Nursing Festival;Skit, Health Model, Poster cum slogan, Collage Making, Debate
  4. Mela Ground: Infotainment: Magic Shows, Nukkad Nataks, Kathputli Dance, Folk Dances, Nut and Juggler Shows; Darbar: 1 pm - 5 pm Main; Cultural Program: Punjabi Academy (6 pm onwards)
  5. Interactive Lecture at INA Dilli Haat in association with Moolchand Medcity, 7-8 pm, Women disorders: Dr K K Aggarwal, Dr Sadhna Kala, Dr Raj Bakoria
  6. Special Health Story in Nai Dunia: Adult Vaccination
  7. Special Health Story in Deshbandhu on skin & nail care.

Saturday 22nd October

  1. ZEE MANTHAN's Special Live Phone in Show with Padma Shri and Dr BC Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal on Diet and Diwali - 6.30 am Live
  2. NDMC Grounds, Laxmi Bai Nagar: SAIL Health Pavilion: 8 am Onwards: Checkups (All Pathies, ECG, General and Specialist Consultations, Blood tests); Exhibitions: DAVP, Handicrafts, WCD- Prohibition, Family Welfare, AYUSH, ISM, DST, Environment, DHS.
  3. Mela Ground: 8.30 am to 4 pm: Main Stage, Heritage - Inter Dancing School Festival, Kathak, Bharat Natyam and Odissi
  4. Mela Ground,4pm Onwards: Medico Masti - Youth Festival Mehendi (Indian Culture), Poster Making (On the Spot), Slogan writing (On the Spot), Western Dance Solo/Group (Exercise is Good for Health), Choreography (Health is Wealth, Fashion Show (Gandhigiri), Rock Band (Harmony)
  5. Mela ground 8am – 8pm: Infotainment: Magic Shows, Nukkad Nataks, Kathputli Dance, Folk Dances, Nut and Juggler Shows; Darbar: 1 pm - 5 pm Main
  6. Cultural Program: Punjabi Academy (6 pm onwards)
  7. Interactive Lecture at INA Dilli Haat in association with Moolchand Medcity, 7-8 pm, Ayurveda: Dr Shashi Bala, Dr S V Tripathi
  8. Dilli AAJTAK Special Shows with MTNL Perfect Health Mela Faculty, “Exercise is good for health, 7.30 pm
  9. Special Health Story in Nai Dunia: Cardiac First Aid
  10. Special Health Story in Deshbandhu on breast cancer

Sunday 23rd October

  1. Mela Ground: SAIL Health Pavilion: 8 am Onwards: Checkups (All Pathies, ECG, General and Specialist Consultations, Blood tests)
  2. Mela Ground: 8am onwards: Exhibitions: DAVP, Handicrafts, WCD- Prohibition, Family Welfare, AYUSH, ISM, DST, Environment, DHS
  3. Mela ground, 11am: Medline Videoconference 11am
  4. Mela Ground, 4 pm: Valedictory Function.
  5. Mela Ground: Infotainment: Magic Shows, Nukkad Nataks, Kathputli Dance, Folk Dances, Nut and Juggler Shows; Darbar
  6. Mela Ground: Cultural Program: Hindi Academy (6 pm onwards)
  7. Interactive Lecture at INA Dilli Haat in association with Moolchand Medcity, 7-8 pm, Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr J Nagpal, Dr Reshma Aggarwal
  8. Dilli AAJTAK Special Shows with MTNL Perfect Health Mela Faculty, “Reversing Life Style Disorders, 7.30 pm
  9. Special Health Story in Nai Dunia: Science Behind Rituals, Vertigo (Magazine Sunday)
  10. Special Health Story in Deshbandhu on Social Media and Health.
 
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