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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 …

10th October 2011, Monday

Shift work at increased risk of heart disease

Younger shift workers have elevated levels of stress-related cortisol that may place them at increased cardiovascular risk, according to Dutch researcher Dr Laura Manenschijn from Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

  • In younger shift workers (less than 40 years of age), hair cortisol levels were significantly higher at 48.53 pg/mg hair compared with 26.42 pg/mg hair in day workers
  • BMI was significantly higher in young shift workers (27.2) compared to their day-worker counterparts (23.7)
  • Cortisol may contribute to the increased prevalence of obesity and cardiovascular risk.

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    Photo Feature (from the HCFI Photo Gallery)

Anmol -A Health Festival for Children with Special Needs

This unique event is organized every year to spread the message in the community that disabled children, If they lose one of the faculties in the body, they compensate it by cultivating some other faculty.

 
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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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Ahmedabad among 8 big cities in ICMR study

AHMEDABAD: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has included Ahmedabad in the group of eight big cities across the country where a diabetes study will be carried out as part of a national survey to find the burden of diabetes in India. The other seven cities are Delhi, Mumbai , Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad , Bangalore and Pune. "Since Gujarat is considered the diabetes capital of India , Ahmedabad has been included in the eight big cities where the diabetes survey will be conducted in detail," said Dr Banshi Saboo, chief investigator appointed for the study by the ICMR. "Apart from this, the study will cover 25 states, including Gujarat." (Source: TOI, Oct 8, 2011)

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    International News

(Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

Why are some susceptible to diabetes

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, including one of an Indian-origin, have identified a gene that could explain why some people are more susceptible to diabetes.
The gene, found in tests on obese mice, controls tomosyn-2 and acts as a brake on insulin secretion from the pancreas. "It's too early for us to know how relevant this gene will be to human diabetes, but the concept of negative regulation is one of the most interesting things to come out of this study and that very likely applies to humans," says lead researcher Alan Attie. The researchers found tomosyn-2 while searching for genes that contribute to diabetes susceptibility in obese mice. (Source: TOI, Oct 7, 2011)

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FDA Okays combo pill for diabetes, cholesterol

The FDA has approved a fixed-dose combination tablet that combines the diabetes drug sitagliptin with simvastatin, under the brand name Juvisync. It's the first product with drugs for diabetes and high cholesterol in a single pill, the agency. Sitagliptin is a DPP-4 inhibitor sold as Januvia, first approved in 2006 as an adjunct to diet and exercise. Simvastatin (Zocor) is one of the most popular statin drugs for reducing total and LDL cholesterol. (Source: Medpage Today)

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Higher HDL lowers cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetes

Higher HDL levels in patients with type 2 diabetes significantly reduced the odds of hospitalization related to cardiovascular disease, data from a large cohort study showed. Every 5 mg/dL increase in baseline HDL was associated with a 6% reduction in the CVD hospitalization risk. During a mean follow-up of 55.8 months, each 5 mg/dL increase in HDL was associated with a 4% lower risk. (Source: Medpage Today)

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  Twitter of the Day

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@DeepakChopra: At all times your world is a projection of yourself. Expansion of self to universal awareness is enlightenment.

 
    Spiritual Update

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

Science behind Sankalp or Tying Red Sacred Thread-Moli on Hand in any Pooja?

Sankalp: Repeated encounters with any stimuli with any of the five senses can end up with long lasting memory. Once re-conditioned, the same can become embedded in one’s consciousness and get incorporated in one’s daily life at a subconscious level.

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    An Inspirational Story

(Ms Ritu Sinha)

If and When

IF and WHEN were friends. Every week they met and had lunch. Their conversation usually centered on all the things they were going to achieve. They both had many dreams and they loved to talk about them.

This particular Saturday when they met, WHEN sensed that IF was not in a great mood. As usual they sat at the table reserved for them and ordered their lunch. Once they placed their order, WHEN questioned IF. "IF what is wrong with you? You don't seem your usual cheery self?"

IF looked at WHEN and replied, "I'm not sure; I just don't feel like I am making any progress. This last week I saw a course I wanted to take if only I had the time to take it."

WHEN knew exactly how IF felt. "Yeah," replied WHEN, "I too saw a course and I am going to register when I get enough money together." WHEN then said, "Well what about that new job you were going to apply for. You were so excited about it last week, did you apply?"

IF responded, "If my computer hadn’t broken down last week, I would have applied. But, my computer is not working, so I could not type my resume."

"Don't worry about it IF, when you are ready another job will come through. I have been thinking about looking for another job also, but I will wait and when the weather gets nicer I will look then." WHEN then went on to tell IF about his week, hoping that it would cheer him up a bit.

The man at the next table couldn't help overhear WHEN and IF. They both were talking about when this and if that, finally he couldn't take it anymore. "Excuse me gentlemen," the man said. IF and WHEN both looked at the man and wondered what he wanted? The man continued, "I'm sorry, but I couldn't help hearing your conversation. I think I know how you could solve your problems."

IF smiled and thought, how could a complete stranger know how to solve all of their problems? If only he knew. When he realized the challenges they faced there was no way he could solve their problems! Curious, IF asked the gentleman, "How do you think you can solve our problems?"

The gentleman smiled and said, "You only need listen to yourselves. It reminds me of an old proverb:

'If and When were planted, and Nothing grew'."

IF and WHEN looked puzzled. The gentleman smiled and said, "Start counting how many times you use the words 'if' and 'when'. Rather than thinking 'if and when', start doing, take action, stop talking about 'if and when'."

IF and WHEN both looked surprised, and suddenly realized that what the gentleman had said was so true. Both of them were guilty of thinking, acting and living their life for the "ifs and when’s". The gentleman left and IF and WHEN's conversation changed. They made a pact that when they met for lunch next week, there would be no "ifs and when’s"; they would only talk about what they accomplished!

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  Fitness Update

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

Whey Protein Concentrate: A brief summary

On average, high quality milk is 27% protein, 37% lactose (milk sugar), and 30% fat. The remaining 6% is calcium, other minerals, and ash. Thus, what is called “4 percent milk” or “whole milk” is a high fat food, because the percentage determination includes the water, and milk is mainly water. Its label is largely a commercial fiction. It is not a prime food, especially when trying to increase muscle or to reduce body fat. What is called “2 percent milk” still contains more fat and more lactose than protein. It is not a prime food either. Skim milk has near zero fat but still contains a high amount of lactose. Skim milk powder, which some people use in cooking and as a low-fat protein source, is the worst of milk, because more than half of it is lactose. Up to 30% of adults have varying degrees of allergic responses to lactose, because lactase, its digesting enzyme in the gut, declines rapidly during childhood. Humans and their pets are the only adult animals that drink milk.

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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:

If, even after the full treatment and with no history of vomiting and diarrhea, the patient does not respond within 72 hours, then you should suspect resistance, clinically. Such cases not responding to ACT (Artesunate 3 days + Sulphadoxine-Pyrimethamine 1 day), should be treated with oral quinine with Tetracycline/Doxycycline. These instances should be reported to concerned District Malaria/State Malaria Officer/ROHFW for initiation of therapeutic efficacy studies.

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    Medicine Update

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

Bronchodilators for bronchiolitis for infants and young children

Bronchiolitis is an acute, highly contagious, viral infection of the lungs that is common in infants. It causes the small airways in the lungs to become inflamed, blocking the free passage of air so that the infant becomes breathless, wheezy and short of oxygen. Bronchodilators are drugs often used as aerosols to widen the air passages by relaxing the bronchial muscle. They are effective in helping infants and adults with asthma. However, unlike asthmatics, infants with bronchiolitis are usually wheezing for the first time and wheezing for a different reason, that is to say, because their airways are clogged with debris. Therefore, infants with bronchiolitis may be less likely to respond to bronchodilators.

In a review of trials published in the Cochrane database it was found that there is no effect of bronchodilators on oxygen saturation. Some infants treated as outpatients showed a short–term improvement in respiratory scores, but infants hospitalized for bronchiolitis showed no significant benefit of bronchodilator treatment. This review also found that bronchodilators do not reduce the need for hospitalization, do not shorten the length of stay in hospital or shorten illness duration at home. Side effects of bronchodilators include rapid heart beat and tremors. Given these side effects and little evidence that they are effective, bronchodilators are not helpful in the management of bronchiolitis. This review is limited by the small number of studies that use the same outcomes which limits the ability to show statistically important differences between bronchodilator and placebo treatment and also the use of clinical scores that may vary from one observer to the next, also older studies included children who had wheezed before and may have asthma.

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    Lab Update

(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)

Allergies are hypersensitivities, overreactions of the immune system to substances that do not cause reactions in most people.

Allergen specific IgE testing: Immunoassay and LINE BLOT TESTS are blood tests that are used to screen for type I allergen–specific IgE antibodies.

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    Legal Question of the Day

(Contributed by Dr MC Gupta, Advocate)

A patient was brought to a private hospital. The hospital recorded the case as “Brought dead”. No police information, MLC or autopsy were done and the body was handed over to the relatives. The relatives demand that the hospital should issue a death certificate for their legal requirements pertaining to bank accounts and other money matters. My question is—“ Is it the duty of the hospital in this case to issue a death certificate and to send the information about death to the Registrar of Births and Deaths?”

Ans.

  1. It was wrong on the part of the hospital not to inform the police and, having informed the police, not to register it as an MLC.
  2. Even otherwise, if a patient is brought dead to the hospital and the police is not informed and an MLC is not prepared for whatsoever reason, the hospital should maintain proper record of the case almost on the same lines as an MLC so that if at some time in future legal issues crop up and the hospital gets a notice in this regard, it should be able to give a proper and satisfactory reply.
  3. The hospital is not legally competent to issue a death certificate unless it is so authorised in terms of section 10 (1) (iii) of the Registration of Births And Deaths Act, 1969. Section 10 (1) is reproduced below:

    “10. (1) It shall be the duty of –
    (i) the midwife or any other medical or health attendant at a birth or death,
    (ii) the keeper or the owner of a place set apart for the disposal of dead bodies or any person required by a local authority to be present at such place, or
    (iii) any other person whom the State Government may specify in this behalf by his designation, to notify every birth or death or both at which he or she attended or was present, or which occurred in such areas as may be prescribed, to the Registrar within such time and in such manner as may be prescribed.”
  4. Whether the hospital is thus empowered or not should be known to the hospital. If the hospital is not sure about this position, it should make necessary inquiry from the state health directorate to get a realistic official answer. The position can vary from state to state because “Vital statistics including registration of births and deaths” is, by virtue of entry 30, a subject included in list III (Concurrent list) of Schedule 7 of the Constitution.
  5. The relatives’ demand is without basis. They are trying to avoid their legal duty cast upon them in terms of section 8 (1) (a) of the Registration of Births And Deaths Act, 1969. Section 8 (1) (a) is reproduced below: “8. (1) It shall be the duty of the persons specified below to give or cause to be given, either orally or in writing, according to the best of their knowledge and belief, within such time as may be prescribed, information to the Registrar of the several particulars required to be entered in the forms prescribed by the State Government under sub-section (1) of section 16 - (a) in respect of births and deaths in a house, whether residential or non-residential, not being any place referred to in clauses (b) to (e), the head of the house or, in case more than one household live in the house, the head of the house-hold, the head being the person, who is so recognised by the house or the house-hold, and if he is not present in the house at any time during the period within which the birth or death has to be reported, the nearest relative of the head present in the house, and in the absence of any such person, the oldest adult male person present therein during the said period;”

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    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A patient with hernia wanted to claim Mediclaim in the first year.
Dr. Bad: You will get a claim.
Dr. Good: This claim is not sustainable.
Lesson: During the first year of the policy, the expenses on treatment of diseases like hydrocele, hernia, congenital diseases etc.

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Make Sure

Situation: A patient intolerant to penicillin was denied rheumatic prophylaxis.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was he not put on a sulfa drug?
Lesson: Make sure that patients who cannot tolerate penicillin are put on sulfadiazine or sulfisoxazole. This antibiotic class is effective for preventing group A streptococcal (GAS) infection although it cannot be used to achieve eradication.

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  Quote of the Day

(Dr GM Singh)

True happiness...is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. Helen Keller

 
  IDIOMS

Mumbo Jumbo: Nonsense or meaningless speech.

 
    Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

Treatment for bleeding duodenal diverticulum is
a) Diverticulectomy
b) Diverticulopexy
c) Diverticulization
d) Subtotal diverticulectomy

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: 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 overexpression 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.

Answer for Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: 2. Neoadjuvant therapy is given after a definitive local treatment to treat microscopic disease.

Correct answers received from: Dr.K.Raju, Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Dr Surendra Bahadur Mathur, Dr Anuj, Dr Bhavana, Dr Chnadan, Dr Vikias, Dr Robert, Dr Pawan
 

Answer for 8th October Mind Teaser: d. Testicular
Correct answers received from: Dr.Prof H.L. Kapoor, Anil Bairaria, Dr Anupam, Dr Shreya, Dr Krish, Dr Priya, Dr Suman, Dr Ravi, Dr BV Sharma, Dr Yash, Dr JM Singh, Dr KP Pant, Dr Neelam Nath 

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

 
    Laugh a While

(Dr Veena Aggarwal)

Murphy’s Laws for Humour

When in a queue, the other line always moves faster and the person in front of you
will always have the most complex of transactions.

 
    Medicolegal Update

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

Abrasion injury in medicolegal cases

Mechanical momentum means mass with velocity discharged into the human body by a moving object or weapon or itself due to impact of moving body against a surface produces injuries over the body. In the first case, the counter force is provided by the body and in the second case, by the rigidity of the object/weapon/surface/wall against which the victim falls by himself or is forced to fall by external reason. In most cases it is seen that the mechanical injuries produced over the body are due to a combination of above two forces. Abrasion is one of the most superficial injuries and involves destruction of the superficial layers of the skin, caused by fall on a rough surface, or being dragged by a vehicle. Abrasions are of different types based on the pattern of the causative force viz. scratches, grazes, pressure, impact or imprint abrasions. A doctor can help legal investigation by his evaluation and documentation of abrasions as below.

  • They give an idea about the site of impact and direction of the force.
  • They may be the only external signs of a serious internal injury.
  • Patterned abrasions may help in relating the wound to the object which produced them.
  • The age of the injury can be determined, which helps to corroborate with the alleged time of assault.
  • Dirt, dust, grease, sand in the open wounds may connect the injuries to the scene of crime
  • Character and manner of the injury may be known from its distribution.
    • In throttling, crescent abrasions due to fingernails are found in the neck
    • In smothering, abrasions may be seen around the mouth or nose.
    • In sexual assaults, abrasions may be found on the breasts, genitals, inside of the thighs, and around the anus.
    • Abrasions on the face of the assailant indicate a struggle.
    • Abrasions on the victim may show whether the fingernails of the assailant were long, irregular or even broken.

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Siri Fort Auditorium: 18th October to be devoted to Science behind Rituals

In the forthcoming MTNL Perfect Health Mela being organized from October 14 to 23, 2011 at various locations in Delhi, a full day on Tuesday, 18th October would be devoted to Science behind Rituals. Giving the details, Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India and Perfect Health Mela, said that a special function will be organized on the subject at Siri Fort Auditorium starting at 4 pm in the evening.

The Chief Guest of the function will be Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi Smt. Sheila Dikshit. The Guest of Honours will be Dr. Ashok Kumar Walia, Health Minister, Government of Delhi, Prof. Kiran Walia, Minister of Family and Social Welfare, Ms Rajni Abbi, Mayor of Delhi.

The function will be followed by a Kavi Sammellan by Sh. Ashok Chakradhar Group and a cultural evening by Hari and Sukhmani Group. There is no entry fee for the function.

This will also be a formal inauguration of the Perfect Health Mela being organized at NDMC Grounds, Laxmibai Nagar, New Delhi from 19th to 23rd October. The mela is being organized by Heart Care Foundation of India and World Fellowship of Religions in association with Health Department, Government of Delhi, NDMC and MCD.

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    Readers Response
  1. Dear Dr KK Aggarwal, Thanks for the wonderful information routinely doled out to us. I save the Med News and read it as and when I steal out some time due to an immensely hectic schedule. I very much remember our London sojourn when you told us hilarious jokes including Bon appetite joke. It is nice to be in touch. Regards: Prof. Chetana Vaishnavi.

 
    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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