Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
12th July 2019

Institutions liability is much more than treating doctor's liability

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The Hon'ble Supreme Court in Malay Kumar Ganguly v. Dr. Sukumar Mukherjee, (2009) 9 SCC 221, case has preferred Bolitho test to Bolam test.

Bolitho test: A legal test that modified the 1957 Bolam test, which the English courts had been using to determine medical negligence by a doctor or nurse. In Bolitho v City and Hackney Health Authority, 1997, Lord Browne-Wilkinson restricted the boundaries of Bolam, stating

(1) "The court should not accept a defence argument as being 'reasonable', 'respectable' or 'responsible' without first assessing whether such opinion is susceptible to logical analysis", and...read more

Maligning medical profession is unhealthy

KK Talwar, Former Director, PGIMER, Chandigarh

Reproduced from:https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/comment/maligning-medical-profession-is-unhealthy/799661.html, published July 10, 2019

To bring the entire profession into disrepute is a recipe for disaster. Instead of attracting the brightest young minds, we would end up further discouraging the best among the youth from embracing a career in medicine. No society can afford to have its needs taken care of by mediocre professionals. People's confidence in doctors must be restored and maintained through whatever measures necessary.

Recent events in Kolkata put doctors in the media spotlight, albeit in rather unwholesome circumstances. Though the issue has been amicably settled for the time being, it is an opportunity to address certain underlying and deep-rooted issues which significantly affect the medical profession. The profession of doctors has traditionally enjoyed respect, almost reverence, in our society. It was perceived, in my view correctly, to be a 'noble profession', given the element of selfless service inherent in it....read more

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CDB, PAHO launch "Stronger Together" campaign, raising awareness about mental health and psychosocial support in disasters

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) July 10 launched the "Stronger Together" campaign that draws attention to the information and tools available to assist communities in better coping with the psychological impact of adverse events. According to Jessie Schutt-Aine, PAHO Subregional Program Coordinator, Caribbean, few communication campaigns or products in the Caribbean help people build resilience to cope with the impacts of disasters.... read more

UN environment agency teams up with NASA to promote environmental understanding

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States, NASA, is teaming up with the UN environment agency (UNEP) to boost an international science and education program and raise environmental awareness.... read more

Research Shows Two Treatments Effective Against DRC Ebola Strain

New research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows two investigational Ebola treatments being used in the ongoing outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are effective in laboratory studies.... read more

Trump Signs Order to Increase Kidney Donation, Home Dialysis

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration on Wednesday outlined initial steps for reshaping how the federal government pays for care of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), including efforts to encourage home-based dialysis and donation of kidneys. President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order that tasks the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with developing a series of proposals for addressing kidney disease.... read more

CRP Test Can Guide Antibiotic Use in COPD

Point-of-care C-reactive protein (CRP) testing conducted to inform antibiotic prescribing in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations was associated with lower overall antibiotic use, and with no evidence of increased harm, according to UK researchers.... read more

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WHO includes five cancer therapies in essential medicines list

The World Health organization (WHO) has published an updated essential medicines list, which now includes cancer treatments and antibiotics. The updated Essential Medicines List adds 28 medicines for adults and 23 for children and specifies new uses for 26 already-listed products, bringing the total to 460 products deemed essential for addressing key public health needs.... read more

IDEJ Update

Indian Diabetes Educator Journal (IDEJ), 1st of its kind in India aims to keep the members of diabetes care team abreast with concepts of DSME (Diabetes self-management education) and DSMS (Diabetes self-management support). IDEJ has set a new benchmark in educating the diabetes educators about evolving the concept of DSME- reaching to more than 25000 through Digital and Print Medium..... read more

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