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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 …

11th October 2011, Tuesday

World Mental Health Day – 10th October

SIGECAPS: A Mnemonic for Symptoms of Major Depression and Dysthymia

SIGECAPS=SIG + Energy + CAPSules

Sleep disorder (either increased or decreased sleep)*
Interest deficit (anhedonia)
Guilt (worthlessness,* hopelessness,* regret)
Energy deficit*
Concentration deficit*
Appetite disorder (either decreased or increased)*
Psychomotor retardation or agitation
Suicidality

NOTE: To meet the diagnosis of major depression, a patient must have four of the symptoms plus depressed mood or anhedonia, for at least two weeks. To meet the diagnosis of dysthymic disorder, a patient must have two of the six symptoms marked with an asterisk, plus depression, for at least two years.

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    Photo Feature (from the HCFI Photo Gallery)

Heritage–An Inter Dancing School Health Festival 2010

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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10th October is World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day: "The Great Push: Investing in Mental Health"

Vijay Ganju, Secretary General, The World Federation for Mental Health

The bottom line: Without adequate mental health services and supports, persons with mental illnesses cannot grow and prosper. Without the positive contributions of persons with mental illnesses, communities are thwarted and countries cannot achieve their full potential. Across the globe, persons with mental illnesses are among the most vulnerable and the most poor. The neglect and discrimination they experience is unconscionable and a cause for international shame. To a large extent, that is the argument we have made over the last few decades: namely, that developing mental health services are the humanitarian thing to do, the right thing to do. We have demonstrated burden; we have identified needs and priorities; we’ve even identified effective and evidence–based interventions. This has not proved sufficient. This year, for World Mental Health Day, we’re addressing the economic argument. Building on emerging research, we are focusing on the payoffs to society, on affordability, cost effectiveness and "best buys". The essential point is that to move forward in the development front, and to be globally competitive, mental health must be addressed, frontally and substantively. (Sent by: Dr. Suman Kumar Sinha, Consultant Psychiatrist)

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Dengue back: 17 cases in 2 weeks

CHANDIGARH: Dengue bite is turning scary for the city residents. In the past two weeks 17 cases of the vector–borne disease have been reported. Last year, only 25 cases could be confirmed and these started from July. However, this year dengue cases have been reported late. "There have been 17 cases so far, since September 22. We have taken adequate preventive measures," said an official of UT health department. The first case reported in Tricity was on September 25 when a 35–year–old Panchkula–resident was hospitalized in Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH). Recently, one doctor from GMCH and two resident doctors from PGI have been hit with the disease. (Source: TOI, Oct 10, 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)

Swimming pool chemicals bring on thousands of injuries

The most common causes of injury related to pool cleaning supplies from 2002 to 2008 came from mixing incompatible products, chemical spills and splashes, and a lack of protective equipment, researchers found. An estimated 28,071 injuries nationally and 584 reported cases in a six–state survey stemmed from improper handling of the cleaning supplies over the measured time period, according to a study in the October 7 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. (Source: Medpage Today)

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ASTRO: Radiation pares local recurrence after mastectomy

Radiation therapy following mastectomy provided excellent locoregional disease control in women with breast cancer who had one to three positive lymph nodes, a researcher said here. None of the women who underwent post–mastectomy radiation have experienced a recurrence during a median follow up of 5.5 years, Rahul Tendulkar, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic reported at the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). However, the five–year locoregional recurrence rate was 8.9% among women who did not have radiation (P=0.004). (Source: Medpage Today)

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Blood test predicts course of Alzheimer’s

Plasma levels of sphingolipid compounds can predict progression of Alzheimer’s disease, a small, early, observational study showed. Higher ratios of sphingomyelins to ceramide and of dihydrosphingomyelin to dihydroceramides predicted significantly slower clinical progression, Michelle M. Mielke, PhD, of Johns Hopkins University, and colleagues found. Mielke is now at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. If validated, sphingolipids could be "a sensitive, and easily accessible, biomarker" for Alzheimer’s progression, they reported online in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. (Source: Medpage Today)

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@DeepakChopra: #CosmicConsciousness Some cosmologists claim the blueprint for the universe existed before the Big Bang in the realm of Eternal Potential

 
    Spiritual Update

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

The Science behind Sikh Prayer

"Ek Onkar Satnam Karta Purakh Nirbhau Nirvair, Akalmurat Ajuni Saibhang Gur Parsad aadi sach, jugadi sach, nanak hosi bhi sach"

(Translated into English, this means: The One Supreme Being; Eternal Holy Reality; The Creator; Without Fear; Without Rancour; Timeless Form; Unborn; Self–Existent; Realized through Divine Grace).

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    An Inspirational Story

(Dr Anupam Sethi Malhotra)

When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I’ve got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes. Suddenly I didn’t know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the topic calmly. She didn’t seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, why? I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away the chopsticks and shouted at me, you are not a man! That night, we didn’t talk to each other. She was weeping. I knew she wanted to find out what had happened to our marriage. But I could hardly give her a satisfactory answer; she had lost my heart to Jane. I didn't love her anymore. I just pitied her!

With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce agreement which stated that she could own our house, our car, and 30% stake of my company. She glanced at it and then tore it into pieces. The woman who had spent ten years of her life with me had become a stranger. I felt sorry for her wasted time, resources and energy but I could not take back what I had said for I loved Jane so dearly. Finally she cried loudly in front of me, which was what I had expected to see. To me her cry was actually a kind of release. The idea of divorce which had obsessed me for several weeks seemed to be firmer and clearer now.

The next day, I came back home very late and found her writing something at the table. I didn’t have supper but went straight to sleep and fell asleep very fast because I was tired after an eventful day with Jane. When I woke up, she was still there at the table writing. I just did not care so I turned over and was asleep again.

In the morning she presented her divorce conditions: she didn’t want anything from me, but needed a month’s notice before the divorce. She requested that in that one month we both struggle to live as normal a life as possible. Her reasons were simple: our son had his exams in a month’s time and she didn’t want to disrupt him with our broken marriage.

This was agreeable to me. But she had something more, she asked me to recall how I had carried her into out bridal room on our wedding day. She requested that every day for the month’s duration I carry her out of our bedroom to the front door ever morning. I thought she was going crazy. Just to make our last days together bearable I accepted her odd request. I told Jane about my wife’s divorce conditions. She laughed loudly and thought it was absurd. No matter what tricks she applies, she has to face the divorce, she said scornfully.

My wife and I hadn’t had any body contact since my divorce intention was explicitly expressed. So when I carried her out on the first day, we both appeared clumsy. Our son clapped behind us, daddy is holding mommy in his arms. His words brought me a sense of pain. From the bedroom to the sitting room, then to the door, I walked over 10 meters with her in my arms. She closed her eyes and said softly; don’t tell our son about the divorce. I nodded, feeling somewhat upset. I put her down outside the door. She went to wait for the bus to work. I drove alone to the office.

On the second day, both of us acted much more easily. She leaned on my chest. I could smell the fragrance of her blouse. I realized that I hadn’t looked at this woman carefully for a long time. I realized she was not young any more. There were fine wrinkles on her face, her hair was graying! Our marriage had taken its toll on her. For a minute I wondered what I had done to her. On the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I felt a sense of intimacy returning. This was the woman who had given ten years of her life to me. On the fifth and sixth day, I realized that our sense of intimacy was growing again. I didn’t tell Jane about this. It became easier to carry her as the month slipped by. Perhaps the everyday workout made me stronger.

She was choosing what to wear one morning. She tried on quite a few dresses but could not find a suitable one. Then she sighed, all my dresses have grown bigger. I suddenly realized that she had grown so thin, that was the reason why I could carry her more easily. Suddenly it hit me… she had buried so much pain and bitterness in her heart. Subconsciously I reached out and touched her head.

Our son came in at the moment and said, Dad, it’s time to carry mom out. To him, seeing his father carrying his mother out had become an essential part of his life. My wife gestured to our son to come closer and hugged him tightly. I turned my face away because I was afraid I might change my mind at this last minute. I then held her in my arms, walking from the bedroom, through the sitting room, to the hallway. Her hand surrounded my neck softly and naturally. I held her body tightly; it was just like our wedding day.

But her much lighter weight made me sad. On the last day, when I held her in my arms I could hardly move a step. Our son had gone to school. I held her tightly and said, I hadn’t noticed that our life lacked intimacy.

I drove to office… jumped out of the car swiftly without locking the door. I was afraid any delay would make me change my mind…I walked upstairs. Jane opened the door and I said to her, Sorry, Jane, I do not want the divorce anymore. She looked at me, astonished, and then touched my forehead. Do you have a fever? She said. I moved her hand off my head. Sorry, Jane, I said, I won’t divorce. My marriage life was boring probably because she and I didn't value the details of our lives, not because we didn’t love each other anymore. Now I realize that since I carried her into my home on our wedding day I am supposed to hold her until death does us apart. Jane seemed to suddenly wake up. She gave me a loud slap and then slammed the door and burst into tears. I walked downstairs and drove away. At the floral shop on the way, I ordered a bouquet of flowers for my wife. The salesgirl asked me what to write on the card. I smiled and wrote, I'll carry you out every morning until death do us apart.

That evening I arrived home, flowers in my hands, a smile on my face, I run up stairs, only to find my wife in the bed – dead. My wife had been fighting CANCER for months and I was so busy with Jane to even notice. She knew that she would die soon and she wanted to save me from the whatever negative reaction from our son, in case we push through with the divorce.–– at least, in the eyes of our son… I'm a loving husband…

The small details of your lives are what really matter in a relationship. It is not the mansion, the car, property, the money in the bank. These create an environment conducive for happiness but cannot give happiness in themselves. So find time to be your spouse’s friend and do those little things for each other that build intimacy. Do have a real happy marriage!

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

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    Fitness Update

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

Science behind aging

So why exactly do our bodies age? In the simplest terms, we age because our cells age. Almost everything in your body is made up of cells. As those cells age, so do their corresponding parts. As the cells in your skin age, for example, you’re more prone to develop wrinkles, age spots and more. But your body’s cells aren’t the only thing that causes you to age. Your body’s cells are constantly dividing, and when they do, your telomeres get shorter.

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    Malaria Update

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

What is the treatment for confirmed P. vivax malaria?

  1. Chloroquine: 25 mg/kg body weight divided over three days i.e. 10mg/kg on day 1, 10mg/kg on day 2 and 5mg/kg on day 3.
  2. Primaquine*: 0.25 mg/kg body weight daily for 14 days. * Primaquine is contraindicated in infants, pregnant women and individuals with G6PD deficiency. The 14–day regimen of primaquine should be given under supervision.

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    Medicine Update

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

Vitamin E supplementation for prevention of morbidity and mortality in preterm infants

Giving extra vitamin E to preterm babies can provide some benefits, but it increases the risk of life–threatening infections. Preterm babies (born before 37 weeks) can develop a range of problems because their organs are not mature. Vitamin E may be able to help prevent or limit some of these problems, but it can potentially also have harmful effects. Breast milk of a woman who has given birth prematurely has higher than usual levels of vitamin E. Preterm babies can be given extra vitamin E as vitamin drops, in vitamin E–enriched formula, in intravenous fluids, or by injection into their muscles.

A review of studies of vitamin E supplements published in the Cochrane database found that while extra vitamin E reduces the chances of some complications (including disease of the retina), the risk of life–threatening infection is increased. The risk of bleeding in the brain is increased when extra vitamin E is given intravenously but decreased when the extra vitamin E is given by other routes. Vitamin E supplementation in preterm infants reduced the risk of intracranial hemorrhage but increased the risk of sepsis. In very low birth weight infants, vitamin E increased the risk of sepsis, and reduced the risk of severe retinopathy and blindness among those examined. Evidence does not support the routine use of vitamin E supplementation by intravenous route at high doses or aiming at serum tocopherol levels greater than 3.5 mg/dl.

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    Lab Update

(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)

Porphyrin Test: Indications

When a patient has symptoms that suggest an acute neurologic/psychiatric porphyria, such as abdominal pain, tingling in hands or feet, and/or confusion or hallucinations, or that suggest a cutaneous porphyria, such as reddening, blistering, or scarring on sun–exposed skin.

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    Legal Question of the Day

(Contributed by Dr MC Gupta, Advocate)

What action can be taken to improve the following situation?

"On 4th Oct.2011, S. Naskar, 53 year–old old, M of Ramnagar village near Haldia, an industrial town, was bitten by a viper snake. He was taken to the Haldia State General Hospital. No treatment was given there and he was referred to the Tamluk district hospital about 60 km away. There he was given only 5 vials of AVS (anti–viper serum) and was transferred to the NRS Medical College Hospital at Kolkata, where, on 5th Oct ( Nabami of Durgapuja), he was admitted in the Male Medical Ward on Bed No. 8 and had to purchase 10 vials of AVS from outside."

Ans. This is a disappointing and unacceptable situation that should not be quietly and silently accepted without protest if any change has to be brought about. I suggest the following:

  1. Write letters to the three hospitals concerned under the RTI Act to get relevant information.
  2. At the same time, without waiting for RTI replies, send a proper (legally drafted) complaint to the state health authorities under the West Bengal Clinical Establishments Act, 1950.
  3. Send a complaint to the West Bengal Medical Council against doctors of the Haldia State General Hospital who sent away a viper snake bite patient without proper treatment. Even if the hospital did not have the medicine, the hospital should have procured the same urgently and administered it to the patient without loss of time.
  4. Most likely, the Haldia State General Hospital and the NRS hospital would be covered under the CPA, 1986. A consumer complaint seeking compensation can be filed there.
  5. Later, at an appropriate stage, a writ petition or a PIL may be filed in Calcutta High Court.
  6. All the above should be done with legal guidance.

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    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A patient with Mediclaim wanted angiography.
Dr. Bad: Get admitted for 24 hours.
Dr. Good: You can go after six hours.
Lesson: If you can justify that due to technological advances, hospitalization is required for less than 24 hours, Mediclaim will be applicable.

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Make Sure

Situation: A patient with renal failure came to a doctor.
Reaction: Oh, my God! Why was he given painkillers?
Lesson: Make sure to avoid painkillers in renal failure as most painkillers (barring nimesulide, paracetamol) are not kidney–friendly drugs.

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  Quote of the Day

(Dr GM Singh)

Practice of love based authoritative parenting with assertive communication style is the best option.

 
  IDIOMS

Blood is thicker than water: The family bond is closer than anything else.

 
    Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

Which of the following is not true:

a. Both L1 VLP and L2 VLP are being used for prophylactic HPV vaccine.
b. L2 is more internally located in the viral capsid.
c. L1 antibiodies are type–specific.
d. L2 antibodies have some cross–reactivity.

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Treatment for bleeding duodenal diverticulum is

a) Diverticulectomy
b) Diverticulopexy
c) Diverticulization
d) Subtotal diverticulectomy

Answer for Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: a) Diverticulectomy

Correct answers received from: Dr Anil Kumar Jain, Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Dr K Raju, YJ Vasavada, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Dr Neelam Nath, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay, Anil Bairaria, Dr AK KELA,
Dr Ajay Gandhi, Dr Anil Kumar Jain.

Answer for 9th October Mind Teaser: 2. Neoadjuvant therapy is given after a definitive local treatment to treat microscopic disease.
Correct answers received from: Dr Y. J. Vasavada.

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

 
    Laugh a While

(Dr Veena Aggarwal)

Murphy’s Laws for Humour

Irrespective of the direction of the wind, the smoke from the cigarette will always tend to go to the non–smoker!

 
  Medicolegal Update

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

What are patterned bruises?

The extent and severity of violence or force used may be determined from the size and swelling of bruise

  • The examining doctor must document the dimension/shape/size of bruise in the medicolegal report as it may connect the victim and the object or weapon used in the specific case, e.g., chain, cane stick, rifle butt, boots, ligature, vehicle etc.
  • The age of injury can be detected by the status of color of bruise; the extent and severity of violence or force used may be determined from the size and swelling of bruise; character and manner of the injury may be known from its distribution over the body.
  • Bruising of the arm may indicate restraining of the victim.
  • Bruising of the shoulder blades indicate firm pressure on the body against the ground or other resisting surface.
  • In manual strangulation, the position and number of bruises and nail marks may indicate the method of attack and the position of the assailant.
  • Patterned bruises on chest/neck and mouth are very important in diagnosing resuscitative injury in medicolegal cases, which may be invariably misconstrued by the doctor as indicative of manual strangulation/smothering.
  • Patterned bruises are an important tool to diagnose torture injury and very commonly appreciated in sole/flexor aspect of hands/buttock and back of thighs by doctors.

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    Public Forum

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Medico Masti to focus on fitness at MTNL Perfect Health Mela

In the forthcoming Perfect Health Mela, on 22nd October, Saturday, at NDMC Grounds, Laxmibai Nagar, New Delhi, over 30 colleges from NCR will participate in events like on–the–spot poster and slogan competition, western dance solo and group (Theme: Exercise is good for health); Mehendi (Theme: India culture); Choreography (Theme: Health is wealth), Fashion show (Theme: Gandhigiri) and Rockband (Theme: Harmony).

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 over 2000 youth members will participate in the event. The non–stop fun and frolic activity will be dedicated to creating awareness on fitness.

Dr. Aggarwal said that the 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 Response
  1. Very informative points have raised Sir, Thanks, Dr Harimohan Goel, Mussoorie.
 
    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

18th MTNL Perfect Health Mela Presents
(Infotainment, Exhibitions, Competitions, Check–ups)

Theme: Science Behind Rituals
October 14–23, 2011
From October 14–18: Different Locations in Delhi
From October 19–23: NDMC Ground, Laxmibai Nagar, New Delhi

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: International Oncology, 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 Rajendra Gupta Former, 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. 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: 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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