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eMediNews
(Incorporating eIMA News)
10th February 2016
Editorial
Intra vitreal use of Avastin is back
 
After the Drug Controller General India (DCGI) issued an alert / ban against the intravitreal use of Avastin, a core committee was formed by the leadership of All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) and the Vitreo-Retinal Society of India (VRSI) to resolve this issue.
 
The team led by Dr D Ramamurthy, President-Elect, AIOS met the union Health Secretary on 2nd February. Detailed dossiers were also sent to the PMO, Health Minister and the DCGI.
 
The DCGI called for a meeting of an expert committee from various leading ophthalmic institutions and representatives of AIOS-VRSI yesterday on 8th Feb. The meeting was also attended by the top representatives of Roche, which manufactures Avastin.
 
The main outcomes of the meeting were as follows:
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Dear Friends
 
On behalf of the members of the Organizing Committee and the colleagues from Tamilnadu, we extend our cordial welcome to the 67th Annual Convention of Cardiological Society of India, to be held at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, from 10th(Wednesday) to 13th (Saturday), February 2016
 
Yours sincerely,
Dr H.K Chopra (Outgoing President)
Dr Santanu Guha (Incoming President)
Dr  E.Dhandapani   (Chairman, Organizing Committee)
Dr S. Shanmugasundaram (Organizing Secretary)
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IMA to observe National Deworming Day on February 10th
 
New Delhi, February 9, 2016: In an attempt to boost mass de-worming, the Indian Medical Association has requested all its 2.6-lakh members spread across 30 State and 1700 local branches to observe Wednesday, 10th February as National De-worming Day.  All members have been asked to distribute or prescribe chewable Albendazole to children in the age group of 1-19 years. National Deworming day is a groundbreaking initiative focused on reducing the threat of parasitic worm infections, a widespread health issue affecting over 241 million children in India alone. Last year it was observed in 11 states and Union Territories including Haryana, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli. This year it will be implemented Nation-wide.
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IMA Updates
 
 
IMA Polio Dates
  • April 1st: tOPV would not be available after this date.
  • April 11th: bOPV would be available in private market but it is not to be opened or used before 25th April.
  • April 25: IMA Polio Switch Day, when tOPV would be completely withdrawn and replaced by bOPV in both routine immunization and polio campaigns.
  • 9th May: IMA National Validation Day when India would be declared free of tOPV. 

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