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Rs 15 lakh aid for treatments out of Ayushman cover

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
12th February 2020
HT Excerpts: In 2017-18, Rs 40 crores were used from the Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi funds at AIIMS, Delhi for providing free treatment to 926 people, approximately 4.31 lakhs per patient, according to the latest annual report from the hospital. Poor patients in need of expensive treatment not covered by packages under the Ayushman Bharat insurance scheme will now again be able to get financial assistance... Read more »

Total cases increasing, deaths increasing BUT total daily cases declining or stationary

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
12th February 2020
CMAAO Update 11th February on Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), “Let’s not shake hands,” said President Xi Jinping of China, Confirmed cases: 43099; Countries 28; Deaths 1018, New cases on 11th Feb: 2546 (6% change), 11th Feb: 849 new serious cases (including 839 in Hubei) Cases: 82% mild, 15% severe, 3% critical, 2% deaths, Currently infected: 38038, Mild cases: 30693 (81%), Serious or critical: 7345 (19%, mortality 15%), Cases with outcome: 5061, Recovered or discharged: 4043, Likely deaths 1101+1018... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO and FIND formalize collaboration to drive universal access to essential diagnostics

12th February 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) have signed a memorandum of understanding to formalize a strategic collaboration to strengthen diagnosis in resource-poor countries by closing major diagnostic gaps at country level... Read more »
Practice Updates

WMA Welcomes Pope’s Message for World Day of the Sick

12th February 2020 Business and Medicine Public Health
The World Medical Association has welcomed a message from Pope Francis criticizing attacks on health professionals. In a message to mark World Day of the Sick, the Pope declared: “Tragically, in some contexts of war and violent conflict, healthcare professionals and the facilities that receive...Read more »
Practice Updates

Coronavirus containment is the key, as infections soar

12th February 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Governments should continue to consider containment of the coronavirus as a priority, the head of the UN health agency, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said. After describing cases of infection in people with no travel history to China as possibly the “tip of the iceberg”,... Read more »

Coronavirus Transmission from Mother to Baby Possible

12th February 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Reports from China have raised the possibility of vertical transmission of the novel coronavirus -- passing from mothers to infants during pregnancy. According to Reuters, Chinese doctors reported a case of a patient with coronavirus on February 2 who gave birth to a newborn...Read more »  

Data Favor Max Resection for All Glioblastomas

12th February 2020NeurologyOncology
Aggressive tumor resection was found to be associated with improved overall survival (OS) for glioblastoma patients and was independent of IDH status, reported a retrospective study. Resection of contrast-enhanced tumor tissue benefited all glioblastoma patients irrespective of IDH... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it legally necessary for a physician to display his registration number while issuing a payment receipt?

12th February 2020
Yes, it is mandatory for the registered medical practitioner to mention his registration number issued to him by Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on the payment receipt/money receipt issued by him to his/her patients....Read more »

eMedi Humor

Organized Crime

12th February 2020
No matter how much the government fights it, organized crime just seems to get more organized every day. The police pulled in a Mob kingpin recently and reminded him he had the right to make a phone call....Read more »

eMedi Quiz

All the following are true regarding abscess of the spleen except:

12th February 2020
a) Majority of splenic abscesses result from hematogenous spread from other sites.
b) Both Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms are responsible for abscess of spleen.
c) Splenomegaly is present in most of the patients...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Cough and Cold

12th February 2020
• Cough and cold are common in winter and should not be ignored.
• Throat pain without cough is usually bacterial in origin and needs medical attention.
• Sore throat with cough is viral in origin and requires no antibiotics.... Read more »

eSpiritual: Positive Attitudes

12th February 2020
All those out there who feel you are at your wits’ end wondering how things don’t ever work out for you, can now relax and dwell on all those failures that life has taken you through and turn failure into success....Read more »

Inspirational: Let the mud settle down

12th February 2020
Once, Buddha, while travelling, happened to pass a lake. Buddha told one of his disciples, I am thirsty. Do get me some water from that lake there. The disciple noticed that some people were washing clothes in the water and, right at that moment,... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

US health official says 'development of new vaccine to fight coronavirus is progressing well'

Experts have also explained that the deadly virus may transmit through direct contact between humans or aerosol transmission. Washington D.C. [USA]: A US health official has said that the development of a new vaccine to fight the coronavirus is progressing well, with "no glitches."...Read more »


Medical voice

How Corona Aware Are You

Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
Very confident
Moderately confident...Read more »  


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