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  From the Desk of Editor–in–Chief
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 …

12th October 2011, Wednesday

Science behind Sharad Purnima

Sharad (Sharath) Poornima (Purnima) is the full moon day in October and occurs four days after Dusshera. In mythology the day is associated with Raas Lila by Lord Krishna with Radha and Gopis. The night is celebrated as the night of love and couples come out at night to face the moon and express their love. Also known as Kojaagari Purnima it is celebrated as Kaumudi (moonlight) celebration. The brightness of the full moon brings special joy, especially after monsoon.

The 'Sharad' in Sharad Purnima signifies the 'Sharad Ritu' (season) of the year, a harvest festival. Sharad Ritu in Ayurveda is consistent with Pitta predominance. In Allopathy terms Pitta correlates to strong metabolism. Balancing Pitta requires cooling atmosphere and cooling foods.

Moon is close to the earth Purnima day and as per Ayurveda the moon rays has several curative properties. As per rituals Poha, puffed rice, and kheer, sweet, is prepared and left in the moonlight and is consumed later. Some prefer not seeing moon directly but through a vessel filled with boiling milk.

Anyone observing this fast avoids solid foods. Upon completion of the fast, he/she must first taste a mixture of cold milk and rice flakes.

The ritual is to drink cold milk during the fast. Sharad Ritu brings in very hot days and cool nights. In this Ritu 'Pitta' or acidity becomes predominant. Consumption of cold milk & rice flakes is a good remedy for 'Pitta'.

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MTNL Perfect Health Mela 2010

Divya Jyoti – an inter nursing school festival with competitions and cultural programmes.

 
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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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Japanese encephalitis makes Delhi ill at ease

Five people have tested positive this season, including a case from Inderpuri reported on Monday. The deadly Japanese Encephalitis (JE) is hitting the city again with vengeance. Another case was reported on Monday, taking the number of cases to five this season. Ram Swarth, a 30–year–old from southwest Delhi’s Inderpuri was diagnosed with the illness. JE is a viral disease that infects animals and humans. It is transmitted by mosquitoes and causes inflammation of the membranes around the brain in humans. (Source: Mid Day, 2011–10–11)

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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)

Antihypertensives before bed may lower BP

Taking antihypertensive medication at night may do a better job of controlling blood pressure than taking them in the morning, researchers found. In a review and meta–analysis, evening administration significantly lowered 24–hour mean systolic and diastolic blood pressures compared with morning dosing, Ping Zhao, MD, of Sichuan University in China, and colleagues reported online in Cochrane Reviews. (Source: Medpage Today)

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Restless legs tied to hypertension

Middle–age women with self–reported restless legs syndrome (RLS) were as much as 41% more likely to have hypertension as women who did not have the neurologic disorder, analysis of a cohort from the Nurses’ Health Study showed. Overall, women with RLS symptoms had a 20% higher prevalence of hypertension. The odds of hypertension increased with the frequency of symptoms, topping out at 41% among women who had 15 or more episodes per month. (Source: Medpage Today)

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Dietary supplements linked to higher death risk

In postmenopausal women, the use of several common vitamin and mineral supplements was associated with an increased risk of death, researchers found. (Source: Medpage Today)

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    Twitter of the Day

@DrKKAggarwal: Watch Dr A K Walia, Minister of Health on MTNL Perfect Health Mela 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdKs6–lVkQE&feature=share via @youtube

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    Spiritual Update

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

Which prayer is chanted in every pooja or havana at the start or the end?

The Infinite Powers of the Spirit

"Om Poornamadah
Om Poornamadah Poornamidam
Poornaat Poornamudachyate
Poornasya Poornamaadaaya
Poornameva Avasihyate"

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    An Inspirational Story

(Ms Ritu Sinha)

Knowing Yourself

Control, fear, doubt and anger; these are the real deadly killers of the human race. We hurt ourselves by feeling these emotions and we hurt others by directing these emotions at them.

But what if we could direct unconditional love to whomever we meet? What then? Could we help the world be a better place? Maybe, maybe not but we'd certainly help ourselves. Why do we let other people hurt us? Because we put expectations on them, expectations that we ourselves have failed to live up to with others.

If you love someone you feel it and that feeling is yours. Look at children. We still love our children when they disappoint us why not our workmates, teachers, friends and most of all partners? It's because we put conditions on what we give out.

Who hasn't bought a present or done a job around the house expecting something in return - why? If you want to help someone or give something you choose to do it because you want to, not for "Brownie Points". No other reason than just because you want to - that is showing love.

You can help an old lady with her groceries and it feels good so why not with everything else When you learn that giving love without expectation is the purest of all faith, then and only then, will you be on the road to really knowing yourself.

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    Fitness Update

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

What are telomeres?

To understand telomeres and how they affect aging, you have to get down to the subcellular level. Each of your cells contain millions of DNA molecules, coiled up like a spring. At the ends of the springs are long, repetitive sequences of DNA called telomeres. When a cell divides, the DNA material in the chromosomes is copied through a process called DNA replication. But, when a chromosome is replicated, some sections at the end of the chromosome are unable to replicate. That means that since telomeres are at the end of chromosomes, each time your cells divide you lose some telomeres.

But what does that mean for aging? As your telomeres get shorter, you start to notice the general signs of aging - loss of muscle strength, poor eyesight, memory problems and many others. You are born with about 10,000 DNA bases that make up your telomeres. As your cells divide, you lose those bases as you age. But research actually shows that our bodies contain an enzyme, called telomerase that helps lengthen telomeres, effectively slowing down the aging cycle. Telomerase acts like an assembly line, lengthening telomeres as they shorten in our reproductive cells. Research has also shown that telomerase exists in all of our cells but is repressed. The key to the anti-aging effect is to unlock this telomerase in our cells.

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    Malaria Update

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

What is the treatment of lab-confirmed uncomplicated P. falciparum cases?

Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT)*: Artesunate 4 mg/kg body weight daily for 3 days plus sulfadoxine (25 mg/kg body weight) – Pyrimethamine (1.25 mg/kg body weight) on first day.

*ACT is not to be given in 1st trimester of pregnancy.

Primaquine: 0.75 mg/kg body weight on day 2.

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    Medicine Update

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

Sources of lead in the environment

Poorly glazed ceramic dishes and pottery may have lead in the glaze. Lead may also be found in leaded crystal, pewter and brass dishware. Acidic foods stored in improperly glazed containers are the most dangerous. Acidic foods or drinks (such as orange, tomato and other fruit juices, tomato sauces, wines, and vinegar) may cause an increase in the release of lead from these types of tableware. You cannot always tell by looking at a dish whether it contains lead. If any tableware starts to show a dusty or chalky gray residue after washing, discontinue using the item. Purchase dishes with labels that state the item is lead–free or suitable for food use. Chipping, peeling or chalking lead paint is a common source of lead dust and may be a hazard. Lead–based paint may also be found on older toys, furniture and playground equipment.

Lead may get into drinking water from household plumbing. Lead may get into the water when water sits in pipes. The cold–water tap should be flushed for several minutes each morning or after sitting until there is a noticeable change in temperature of the water before any water is consumed.

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  Lab Update

(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)

Prostate specific antigen (PSA)

Some experts recommend doubling the measured PSA value before interpreting the result for patients on finasteride. Longitudinal results from the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial suggest that PSA values be corrected by a factor of 2 for the first two years of finasteride therapy, and by 2.5 for longer term use.

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  Legal Question of the Day

(Contributed by Dr MC Gupta, Advocate)

India’s sex ratio is very low, next only to China. Girls are eliminated selectively at various levels. The PNDT Act has failed to improve the sex ratio. What other legal approach can be taken?

Ans.

  1. Low sex ratio does not have its root cause in the ultrasound machine. It was low even before ultrasound became common. All that the ultrasound has done is to hasten a pre-existing trend. Banning ultrasound cannot banish the pre-existing trend.
  2. Even without ultrasound, several techniques have been used in the society for centuries to eliminate the girl child. Some of these are as follows:
    • Physically smothering the baby girl at birth;
    • Letting her choke on milk/water poured in her mouth
    • Burying her alive in the ground or throwing her in a pond etc.
    • Chronic deprivation of the girl child from food, nutrition, medicines etc.
  3. The root causes of female killing are: poverty; lack of security as regards crimes against women; a girl is seen as an economic burden, especially when viewed in the context of dowry. All these basically converge into a single attribute—Non-empowerment of women/low socio-economic status of women
  4. If sex ratio has to be improved, the root causes need to be addressed, rather than focus all attention upon restricting the use of ultrasound. Measures to raise the social status and empowerment of women on a war footing can yield effective results within one generation.
  5. Some of the legal and administrative measures that can be taken to improve sex ratio are as follows:
    • The goal of 100% female literacy (defining literacy as education up to primary school) should be achieved at whatever cost by whatever means. It must be remembered that education is the best means of empowerment. If necessary, specific central or state laws should be made for this purpose. The performance of states and districts as regards achievement of this time bound goal should be strictly monitored and bottlenecks removed; incentives given; and, disincentives/punishment imposed.
    • The PNDT Act should be scrapped or radically altered to provide for the following:
      i. It should be recognised that ultrasound is a very useful investigation for a large number of disease conditions and its free use, including 3-D and 4-D ultrasound, should be encouraged rather than suppressed.
      ii. There should be no restriction on doing USG or buying an ultrasound machine.
      iii. There should be no restriction on doing USG in pregnancy.
      iv. The following specific measures should be adopted:

      ONE--Every person performing a USG on a pregnant woman and reporting the sex as female should be promised Rs. 2000/-, payable on delivery of the female child.

      TWO--Every woman carrying a female fetus should be promised the following:

      FIRSTLY--A reward of Rs. 5000/-, payable on delivery of the female child.

      SECONDLY--Immediate preferential Adhar/UID registration of the whole family (with consequential benefits) on USG diagnosis of the female sex of the child.

      THIRDLY--Immediate FREE one year special mediclaim policy for the mother which would provide complete health cover (including the pregnancy related cover), the insurance expenses being borne by the government. This one year policy should also cover the baby, in-utero as well as ex-utero, for a period of 365 days commencing from the date of the policy.

      FOURTHLY--A special FREE LIC policy for the girl child from birth till the age of 18 years.

      FIFTHLY--A monthly cash allowance of Rs. 1000/- for the female fetus/girl child till she attains the age of 18 years.

      SIXTHLY--FREE education for the girl up to whatever level she wants to study.
    • The bill for one third reservation of women in legislatures/parliament should be passed without delay.
    • The income tax law should be amended to further provide the following:
      i. Further increase substantially the relief in income tax in case of women;
      ii. A legal provision to recognise house- keeping as a legitimate activity for the purpose of income tax, providing thereby that one fourth of the husband’s income (with a certain maximum limit) would be deemed to have been paid to the wife towards the service of house-keeping. This amount paid should be treated as the wife’s independent non-taxable income. (Suitable provisions would need to be included where the main earning spouse is the wife and house-keeping is done mainly by the husband).
    • Investigation and trial related to crime against women should be fast paced in a time bound manner by taking necessary measures.
  6. 100 worst districts as regards sex ratio should be identified and subjected to more intense funding, monitoring and evaluation etc. aimed at bringing them at par with the remaining districts within a specified period.

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    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A patient on Mediclaim developed a recurrence of illness after three months.
Dr. Bad: It will not be covered under Mediclaim.
Dr. Good: Yes, it will be covered as it is a fresh illness.
Lesson: Occurrence of the same illness after lapse of 105 days is considered as fresh illness for the purpose of Mediclaim policy.

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Make Sure

Situation: During evening round in a Nephrology ward, a doctor came across a patient complaining of headache.
Reaction: Give him a tablet of Nimesulide.
Lesson: Make sure to remember that nimesulide, a selective COX–2 antagonist has minimal potential for renal toxicity.

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  Quote of the Day

(Dr GM Singh)

All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.

 
  IDIOMS

Pass the Buck: Avoid responsibility by giving it to someone else.

 
    Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

A recent fitness walk left you breathless, and you’ve been having trouble sleeping. You’ve also been dealing with an upset stomach and occasional dizziness. These could be symptoms of:

A. Depression
B. Heart disease
C. Diabetes
D. High blood pressure E. All of the above

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: 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.

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: a. Both L1 VLP and L2 VLP are being used for prophylactic HPV vaccine.

Correct answers received from: YJ Vasavada, Dr Anmol, Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Dr K Raju, Dr ANIL KUMAR JAIN, Neelam Nath, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay.

Answer for 9th October Mind Teaser: a) Diverticulectomy
Correct answers received from: Anil Bairaria, Dr Anupama, Dr Shreyesh, Dr Fiza, Dr Kartik,
Dr Jashveer.

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

 
    Laugh a While

(Dr Prabha Sanghi)

In world, everybody makes mistakes. But…only a Wife has the God–gifted talent of finding them, remembering them and reminding them throughout life.

 
    Medicolegal Update

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

The Accreditation of DNA lab must be proven for legal use

The Nobel Prize winning inventor of PCR, Kary Mullis, said that he does not think that genotyping should be used for Forensics, except as one piece of the puzzle.

  • The reliability and acceptability of DNA test results rest on the accuracy of DNA samples that have been collected for analysis. Poor collection procedures, improper storage of samples and mishandling of samples/false results are the leading causes for errors in DNA testing.
  • The credential of scientist/accreditation of laboratory must be carefully scrutinized before the legal use of DNA report by law enforcement agency in the interest of truth and justice
  • The science of human genetics is still not complete, well-elaborated and the scientist across the globe does not know beyond doubt and probability as to how frequent is natural chimerism?
  • Forensic science does not exactly know how common are false-negatives.
  • The main deliberated reason as found in DNA testing is that samples get rejected from the lab because the swab is contaminated in such fashion that makes it impossible to get usable DNA samples from it.
  • Sample contamination may occur even if the sample swab is dropped on the floor or counter, or used accidentally by people who are not trained or even semi trained people who do not know the intricacies of DNA science or there is lack of proper competent supervision. Such samples needs to be disposed of and a fresh swab should be used.
  • The swab collection method is another important part for proper tracking and identification of the sample. This is not a failure of the swab, but of the people that are handling the swab. It must be correctly identified and tracked through the system to make sure that it is not confused with other samples that may be in the lab. All swabs come with a bar-coded container that they are placed in. It is also advised to insert a tiny RFID chip in the swab itself to further help track and identify the swab.

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    Public Forum

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Conference on effects of Climatic Change on family health during Perfect Health Mela

A day long conference will be organized at YMCA on 14th October, Friday on Effects of Climatic Changes on Family Health.

The speakers will include Ms Arti Mehra, Former Mayor of Delhi, Ms Vartika Nanda, Noted Journalist and Professor in Lady Shreeram College, Ms Rashmi Singh, IAS, Dr. Rakhi Mehra, Ms Mridula Pandey.

Giving the details, Padmashri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Perfect Health Mela said that the progamme will be supported by Ministry of Earth Sciences. Over 200 women will participate in the conference. The entry to the event is free.

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 Responses

Everyone wants to live a healthier lifestyle, but where do you begin? Dr. KK Aggarwal says you can't do everything at once. It suggests taking these small steps toward a healthier you:

  • Make just one change at a time, and only when you're ready. Reaching all of your goals may take months, even years.
  • Acknowledge that you have some bad habits that you'll need to work hard to change.
  • Decide why it's important for you to make these changes, whether it's for yourself or for your family or friends.
  • Start with one simple change that will make a difference, such as taking a daily 15-minute walk instead of watching TV.
  • Create realistic goals and set deadlines. Make sure you meet those goals, and reward yourself appropriately

Dr. GM Singh

 
    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. 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.
  2. 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;Sh Pawan Kumar Gupta, President, Marwari Yuva Manch, Delhi Prant.
  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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