Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
11th July 2019

Inter-Ministerial Committee to examine a Central legislation against assault on Doctors
Issue also being raised in the Lok Sabha by 10 MPs

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Earlier this month, on 5th July, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare constituted an inter-ministerial committee to examine the pros and cons of bringing out a Central Legislation against assault on doctors on duty and clinical establishments.

The committee comprises of the following:

1. Joint secretary (MS division), MoHFW Chairperson
2. Dr Anil Mankatala, DDG (P), Dte.GHS Member
3. Representative, Ministry of Home Affairs Member
4. Representative, Department of Legal Affairs Member
5. Representative, MCI, MoHFW Member
6. Medical Superintendent, AIIMS, New Delhi Member
7. Medical Superintendent, Dr RML Hospital Member
8. President/Secretary, Indian Medical Association Member
9. Principal Secretary (Health) in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu Member
10. Representative, FORDA Member

Mr DD Maheshwari, Deputy Secretary to the Government of India called for the first meeting of the inter-ministerial committee to be held at...read more

Chaotic household, a risk factor for poor asthma control in children

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

A chaotic household, which lacks organization and routine, is noisy and where relaxation is difficult, is a risk factor for worse asthma outcomes in urban minority children, suggests results from the Asthma Action at Erie Trial published in the July 2019 issue of the journal Pediatrics. Along with this, depression in the child and the parent was also identified as a risk factor.

Researchers analyzed the association between parent, child and family functioning and child asthma control in urban minority youth with uncontrolled asthma. Family chaos was evaluated using a 15-item questionnaire that asked respondents to rate statements such as "No matter how hard we try, we always seem to be running late;" "We can usually find things when we need them;" "We always seem to be rushed;" and...read more

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