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 In This Issue...
Dr K K Aggarwal

Dear Colleagues,

The DMC elections are due on 4th October and its time to elect 8 members from amongst yourselves. I am also contesting the elections to be member of the DMC. The major agenda is to promote CMEs and fight for a Doctor's Protection Cell that is currently lacking in DMC. If a doctor has any grievance where should he or she go? It's the DMC that should help. I seek your support for the same. Kindly pass on the message to others in my support.

The death of Michael Jackson has focused attention on physicians who prescribe controlled dangerous substances (CDS) to patients over extended periods of time. The media has been focusing on Jackson rehearsing for his London tour and questioning how could he have the physical stamina to perform if he was addicted to controlled substances. He never seemed to be an addict. But the medical fact is that those who are addicted to CDS rarely look like drug addicts. These individuals often hold high level jobs, are well-dressed, well-nourished, and well-spoken. They present as anything but the stereotypical street addict. They are lawyers, doctors, business executives and, entertainers. They often come in with complaints which often justify judicious use of controlled drugs. As doctors we need to be careful, as instead of caregivers we might end up as cave diggers.


Regards
Dr K K Aggarwal

 

Swine Flu Update
New Research
Pharma Update
For the Clinician
New you can use
Electrocardiograph Formulae
Formulae in Diabetology
Conference Calendar
 
Swine Flu Update

Swine flu virus infects cells in lungs: Study

A British study has found that the H1N1 flu virus has the superior ability to infect cells deep in the lungs which the routine seasonal flu does not have. Scientists from Imperial College, London found that H1N1 flu virus attached to cell receptors deep inside the lungs causing viral pneumonia, a more severe infection of the lungs; whereas, the seasonal influenza viruses attached to cell receptors in the nose, throat and upper airway causing mild infection. This finding elucidates why individuals infected with the H1N1 virus have more severe symptoms compared to that seen with seasonal flu.


Perfect Health Mela 2009

Numbers may rise during winter in Asia: WHO

There have been relatively fewer H1N1 flu cases in Asia. However, at the 27th meeting of health ministers in Kathmandu, the WHO regional director for South-East Asia cautioned about the likely rise in the number of cases of H1N1 flu in the region as winter approaches. It is important to allocate appropriate resources and maintain the overall pandemic preparedness, he further added. He also stressed on the importance of preventive health measures for the public such as frequent hand-washing, respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette in curbing the rise in cases. Hospitals in the region should plan and be prepared for severe cases requiring active case management with antiviral and other supportive measures. According to the latest WHO figures, at least 2,837 people around the world have died from the swine flu virus since it became known in April.

 

New Research

New gene that causes insulin resistance in diabetics identified

A novel gene called Insulin Receptor Substrate 1 (IRS1) has been discovered by a team of researchers. It affects how the body responds to insulin already in the bloodstream. Most of the genes identified as diabetes risk genes to date reduce the function of the pancreas, specifically of beta cells in the pancreas that make insulin. "IRS1 has to do with the function of the other tissues in the body. Rather than reduce production of insulin, this gene reduces the effect of insulin in muscles, liver and fat, a process called insulin resistance", the researchers said. The researchers analyzed genetic material drawn from more than 6,000 French participants.

Source:www.newkerala.com/nkfullnews-1-106713.html

 

 DMC

Molecule critical in developing celiac disease identified

Scientists have identified zonulin, a human protein that appears to play a crucial role in developing celiac disease and other autoimmune disorders, such as multiple sclerosis and diabetes. They revealed that zonulin is an immature molecule that matures into haptoglobin 2. While apes, monkeys and chimpanzees do not have haptoglobin 2, some 80% of human beings have it and it accounts for more than 70 different kinds of autoimmune disorders in humans. "The molecule can be a critical missing piece of the puzzle to lead to a treatment for celiac disease, other autoimmune disorders and even cancer. The only current treatment for celiac disease is cutting gluten from the diet.

Source:www.sindhtoday.net/news/1/48272.htm

Mass brain training study begins

A project by BBC and medical research bodies in London invites its people to take part in a mass brain training study. Dementia experts believe such computer tests could help ward off and slow the development of the disease. But, to date, evidence has been mixed on the effectiveness of so-called brain training.
However some claim the research could help solve 'one of the biggest mysteries of the brain'. It is to build up as many connections between cells as possible by being mentally active throughout life. It's vital to understand the truth behind the old saying use it or lose it.

Source: news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8238802.stm

 

Pharma Update

Drugs may halt stress signals from travelling to the heart

Researchers from the University of Newcastle have used serotonin-1A agonists to suppress stress signals, which travel from the brain to the spinal cord and then to the heart. They are studying ways to manage stress-induced cardiac arrhythmias, abnormal electrical activity in the heart caused by stress. Currently beta-blockers are the only drugs used to prevent heart over-activity. But they are not effective in many patients.

Source:www.newkerala.com/nkfullnews-1-106690.html

American Mayapple found to produce anti-cancer compound

A common weed called American Mayapple has been found to produce anti-cancer compound podophyllotoxin, say researchers at Mississippi State University. The discovery suggests that American Mayapple will soon offer an alternative to its Indian counterpart, which has been harvested almost to extinction because of its anti-cancer properties. It is used in manufacturing etoposide, the active ingredient in a drug used for treating lung and testicular cancer. The study confirms that mayapple colonies in the eastern US could be used to develop high podophyllotoxin cultivars, which could provide the base for its commercial production in the country.

Source: www.physorg.com/news171283180.html

Infection-allergy link questioned

Decades-old 'hygiene hypothesis' holds that early exposure to microbes somehow challenges the immune system and strengthens it against allergies. But the latest research begs to differ. Children who went to nursery and who had older siblings had more than quadrupled the risk of frequent chest infections, with no obvious pay off in terms of later protection from allergy. Yet experience shows children who grew up on farms are less likely to develop allergies like hay fever and asthma. Whatever the truth, the best thing parents could follow is not to smoke around their children, should make sure kids get plenty of exercise and a balanced diet. Physical fitness is a must because homes are still constantly exposed to microbes.

Source: news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8241774.stm

 

For the Clinician

Need to prevent periodontitis to cut head and neck cancer risk

Periodontitis is an independent risk factor for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, claimed researchers at the University of Buffalo. Chronic periodontitis is characterized by progressive loss of the bone and soft tissue attachment that surround the teeth. They used radiographic measurement of bone loss to measure periodontitis among 463 patients. The study revealed that chronic periodontitis might represent a clinical high-risk profile for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. The strength of the association was greatest in the oral cavity, followed by the oropharynx and larynx, according to them.

Source:www.dailyindia.com/show/332895.php

 

New you can use

Eyes alert us to approaching objects before brain notices

Scientists have thus far known that the only cells that are sensitive to approaching objects exist in the brain. But Swiss researchers have discovered a kind of eye cells that can alert people to any objects drawing near, without taking the brain's help. While investigating mouse eye cells, they noticed one cell type behaving unusually to movements. Upon further analysis, they observed that this one kind of retinal cell fired only when an object approached. Based on this, they concluded that people might have similar cells which alert them of approaching objects faster than the brain cells do.

Source:www.dailyindia.com/show/332561.php 

Dr Good Dr Bad

Insomnia bad for the heart

Researchers from the University of Montreal (UM) and the University of Laval said that blood pressure decreased in regular sleepers and gave their heart a rest whereas insomnia provoked higher night time blood pressure that could cause long-term cardiovascular risks and damage the heart. As part of the study, the team recruited 13 otherwise healthy chronic insomniacs and 13 good sleepers. They found blood pressure cycles to be in link with the sleep-wake cycle.

Source:www.newkerala.com/nkfullnews-1-106674.html

Late-night snack: Worse than you think

A Northwestern University study found that eating at irregular times -- the equivalent of the middle of the night for humans, when the body wants to sleep -- influenced weight gain. The researchers' interest was shift workers (e.g. BPO employees) who tend to be overweight because their schedules force them to eat at times that conflict with their natural body rhythms. Mice fed a high-fat diet during normal sleeping hours gained significantly more weight (48% weight increase over their baseline) than mice eating the same type and amount of food during naturally wakeful hours (20%). Studies also found the body's internal clock regulates energy use, suggesting the timing of meals may matter in the balance between caloric intake and expenditure.

Source:www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/09/090903110800.htm

Omegatone

Pollution in exhaust fumes and living near noisy roads may raise blood pressure

According to a study published in the journal Hypertension, sitting in traffic "can raise your blood pressure and put your heart at risk...by exposing you to the pollution in exhaust fumes". Doctors from the University of Michigan "measured the effect of air pollution in healthy people in two cities, Ann Arbor, and Toronto, where participants were exposed in the lab to the same amount of particulates and ozone that would be found near a local highway. They discovered that "people who breathed in polluted air registered higher blood-pressure readings a short time after exposure, compared with those who breathed filtered air, and their blood vessels showed impairment as long as 24 hours later. Another study published in the journal Environmental Health, indicates people living near noisy roads may have increased risk for hypertension. As per the study, people living near noisy roads are at greater risk of developing high blood pressure. Doctors from Sweden's Lund University analyzed data from "questionnaires completed by nearly 28,000 people," and also analyzed traffic noise. They discovered that 'at above 60 decibels, the risk of high blood pressure rose by more than 25%.' And, 'above 64 decibels, the risk rose by more than 90%, although the team cautioned that the low numbers in this group could have skewed the findings.' The risk of hypertension was highest in relatively young or middle-aged people, whereas no effects were seen in the oldest age group.

Omegatone

 

Electrocardiograph Formulae

Factors affecting the ST-T and U wave configuration

  • Intrinsic myocardial disease (e.g. myocarditis, ischemia, infarction, infiltrative or myopathic processes)
  • Drugs (e.g. digoxin, quinidine, tricyclics)
  • Electrolyte abnormalities of potassium, magnesium, calcium
  • Neurogenic factors (e.g. stroke, hemorrhage, trauma, tumor, etc.)
  • Metabolic factors (e.g. hypoglycemia, hyperventi-lation)
  • Atrial repolarization (e.g. at fast heart rates the atrial T wave may pull down the beginning of the ST segment)
  • Ventricular conduction abnormalities and rhythms originating in the ventricles.

 

Formulae in Diabetology

Insulin Therapy

1700, 1800, and 2000 Rules (rapid-acting insulin)

According to John Walsh, P.A., C.D.E., in his book Pumping Insulin (4th edition), when using rapid-acting insulin, use 1800, 2000, or 2200 in the formula, since it depends on the proportion of basal dose to bolus dose. In addition, other experts have suggested 1700 as a compromise. The point here is that the smaller number (such as in the 1500 rule) gives a larger bolus than would a higher number (such as the 1800 rule), which would give a smaller bolus. Thus, less insulin is needed to bring your blood glucose down when using rapid-acting insulin rather than regular insulin. Most importantly, this formula should be individualized and used.

Example: For rapid-acting insulin, the formula for 1800 rule: if total daily dose of insulin is 30, then 1800 divided by 30 = 60, meaning that 1 unit of rapid-acting insulin would reduce the blood glucose approximately 60 mg/dl.

 

Conference Calendar

XIth Annual Conference of the Pediatric Cardiac Society of India
October 23-25, 2009
Chandigarh
Email:info@pcsi2009.org

61st CSI Annual Conference
December 03-06, 2009
Kochi, Kerala, India
www.csi.org.in/conferences.htm
Focus: From Intervention to Prevention

ASICON 2009
LXVIII Annual Conference of Association of Surgeons of India
December 27-30 2009
Coimbatore
www.kovaiasicon2009.com

APICON 2010
65th Annual Conference of Association of Physicians of India
January 7-10 2010
Jaipur
http://cimindia.net/

 
 
KNOW YOUR CANDIDATE

Dr KK Aggarwal

Dr B C Roy National Award and Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award recipient, Paul Harris Fellow, apart from several other prestigious awards, Dr. Krishan Kumar Aggarwal, is serving the Humanity and Social causes as Senior Consultant Internal Medicine and Cardiology and Dean Board of Medical Education Moolchand Medcity. He is also a leading Mind Body Consultant and a World Class Clinical Echocardiographer.

Dr Aggarwal has been an innovator in the medical and scientific field, an ardent campaigner for health awareness, a humanist who has given priority in treating the less-privileged and the first to conceptualize the "Perfect Health Mela" held annually where thousands who cannot afford specialists, consultants or costly tests are examined and treated. A medical practitioner with a difference, he is a multifaceted healer and a soul preacher. Dr Aggrawal promotes and integrates all systems of medicine.  He also established the department of Holistic Medicine at Apollo hospital in 2000.

Campaigns and Innovations for public well-being

  • He started the clot dissolving streptokinase therapy along with Dr. K L Chopra for the first time in the country in 1984.
  • Started the techniques of Colour Doppler Echocardiography in North India in year 1988 and Live 3D Echocardiography in North India in 2005. 
  • He conceptualized and organized the first ever (1993) and then annually "Perfect Health Mela" and "Run for your Heart" in 1991. On both these occasions, Govt. of India released National Postal Commemorative Stamps (INR 6.50 & 1 respectively).  
  • In the public health field he was the first in the country to innovate public health modules in the field of health awareness.
  • He was responsible for the training on first aid and CPR for all PCR vans in Delhi during Raja Vijay Karan's tenure as police commissioner.
  • He trained DTC drivers on First Aid under Department of Transport.
  • He trained students and school principals on subjects like HIV-AIDS, road safety under Delhi Government.

Outstanding contributions towards public health

  • Prepared and released practical guidelines for the general public during the epidemics of Dengue, Plague, Meningococcal Meningitis, Leptospirosis, Epidemic Dropsy, Bird Flu, HINI Flu etc.
  • An awareness stirrer, he has designed over 1000 one-liner health sutras, which serve as thumb rule for the purpose of health understanding (example food of plant in origin contains no cholesterol).
  • A keen educator, sensitizer and trainer, he holds the distinction of organizing 11 World Conferences on Cardiology.
  • He has been training nursing students for the last 15 years (education, interactive competitions etc).

Enthusing prominent public personalities

He conceptualized the idea of involving politicians, bureaucrats and celebrities in dispersing health messages to the community utilizing the principle 'Hit the Iron When It is Hot' and Involving People Who Count'.  He got health messages released by Hon'ble President of Republic of India Smt. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil, Former Hon'ble Presidents of Republic of India Late Gyani Zail Singh, Late Shri Shankar Dayal Sharma, Former Hon'ble Vice Presidents of Republic of India Late Sh. Krishnakant Ji, Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, former Hon'ble Prime Ministers of India Shri A B Vajpayee, Late Shri P V Narasimha Rao, Shri I K Gujral, Former Hon'ble Lt.Governor of Delhi Shri Romesh Bhandari, Shri B L Joshi, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Delhi Smt. Sheila Dikshit, besides other eminent dignitaries. 

He could also enthuse famous past and present cricketers, film stars, TV stars, models, dancers; fashion designers to interact with the media on Health related topics or in distributing personalized health messages signed by them. 
 

Noteworthy Assignments

He is Director IMA AKN Sinha Institute (2008-09), Founder Trustee and President Heart Care Foundation of India; Editor in Chief IJCP Group of Publications, Professor and Clinical Head (CRL) DIPSAR Government of Delhi, Professor of Medicine and Cardiology IMA College of General Practitioners and Honorary Professor of Medicine and Cardiology Muzaffarnagar Medical College. He has served as Honorary National Finance Secretary Indian Medical Association (2007-08); Member Delhi Medical Council (2004-09); and was President Delhi Medical Association (2005-06). President IMA New Delhi Branch thrice ( 95-96, 02-04) and Chairman, IMA Academy of Medical Specialties (2006-07).

Government Advisory roles

As an advisor Dr KK Aggarwal has served on many government assignments. He was member Delhi Legal Service Authority (1998), governing council member of College of Applied Sciences University of Delhi (2000), member of committee for experts for Control of Cardiovascular Diseases Ministry of Health Government of India (2000); Convener of Health Advisory Committee DD Bharti (2002), Delhi Coordinator for the Year of Scientific Awareness by Department of Science and Technology Government of India (2004);  Member of Manviya Sanrakshan Abhiyan Samiti Ministry of HRD (2004) and on the Committee for Medical Informatics Ministry of Health and Family welfare Govt. of India (2007) and Member Sub Committee on Health Systems Govt. of Delhi (2009). He has developed training modules for Police, HIV training for DSACS and for blood motivators for DST GOI.

Notable Social Campaigns

A social campaigner he has conceptualized popular community-based interactive programs like: Health Durbar; Perfect Health Parade; Health Tambola; Kaun Banega Healthy Crorepati; Tongathon March, Health Break (break ke baad); Walks on Health subjects; Tempothon; Mr. Tobacco- an anti-Tobacco campaign; Delhi Minister's Pledge to boycott tobacco promoting functions; Take care of your sweet heart Glow red campaign; 100 meters race for the patients with knee pain or replaced  knee;  The green concert on World Environment Day; Tobacco effigies burning with all rituals at cremation ground;  Health awareness using the kites with health messages; Health awareness through competitions (school, college, dance schools, RWA and inter organizations), and has designed low cost educational modules like Health Playing Cards; Miniature Health Books; Health Games like Snake and ladder, Ludo, Dart, besides Fun and  Recreation for the common masses.  

Displaying rare vision and imagination he has conceptualized disease specific camps on PSA, TSH, obesity and osteoporosis camps; designed advertisements for various Delhi Government campaigns; created new logo for Allopathy (red wheel with Rx sign) that was adopted by Delhi Medical Association and advocates the inclusion of financial health in the definition of heath.  

Special mission for weaker sections

His deep-rooted concern for the weaker sections made him conceive the concept of life saving drug bank, pacemaker bank and free health check up camps. He organised free pacemaker camps (1990 - 96) with Project Pacer International, a US based NGO, where 25 to 30 free pace makers were free implanted annually. Currently he runs a Heart Care Foundation Helpline and Heart Care Foundation Drug Bank. He has tied up with Helpline Pharmacy where all the drugs are given at 50% of MRP Prize and arranges heart devises at 30-60% of the market prizes for the needy.

Prestigious Awards

A Paul Harris Fellow, from Rotary International,: Dr. D S Mungekar National IMA Award (1991); DMA Dr. B N Behl Foundation Award (1992-93); Cardiology Society of India Mumbai Branch Dr KK Datey Oration (1993); Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award (1993); The Great Son of the Soil Award (1996); IMANDB Health Communicator of the Last Decade Award (2002), IMA New Delhi Branch Swasthya Ratna Award (2002); Rashtriya Gaurav Samman (2002); Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award (2003); Abhipra Samaj Seva Puraskar (2003); IMA New Delhi Branch Life Style Interventional Cardiologist of the Last Decade Award (2003); IMANDB Life Time Achievement Award (2004), Delhi Medical Association Swasthya Health Ratna (2005-06), DMA Nursing Home Forum Medical Statesman and Communicator of the Last Decade (2005-6); Delhi Hindi Sahitya Samellan - Sahitya Shree Award 2007 (Doctor and Philosopher of Indian Culture); Mohammad Rafi Award of excellence (2008), Dr B C Roy National Award 2005 ( Govt. if India) in the field of socio medical relief (received in 2008), Delhi Medical Association Sunder Lal Roopwati  Memorial Award (2009), Delhi Medical Association Award of Excellence ( 2009) and Agravibhushan from All India Vaishya samellan (2009).

The Perfect Health Mela organised by him at Talkatora Gardens with Delhi Administration 1993 was declared as the best event in Asia by BBC News. Ministry of Family Welfare and later the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and later it adopted this Module under the National Health Policy. 

Health Awareness through journalism

A creative writer and a pioneer in medical journalism, he has been prolific in writing on community health subjects. He regularly sensitizes public on Do's & Don'ts on prevention. He has contributed over 400 articles in newspapers and magazines and is regularly invited by Radio and television channels to talk on health issues. He is one of the most quoted doctors in the field of health--over 12,000 times in the National Media.  He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the IJCP Group of Publications - with over 30 journals, Newspapers and health care educational products catering to doctors.  

He organized the first ever film stars' Chat Show on Health in December 1993; utilized film premiers to create health awareness with films like 'Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke', 'Karam Yoddha' & used the film 'Main Khiladi Tu Anadi' created awareness on HIV/AIDS. The slogan "I am Anadi. If I Use Condom I'll Become Khiladi" by Akshay Kumar became the talk of the town. He has involved famous past and present cricketers, film stars, TV stars, models, dancers; fashion designers to interact with the media on Health topics or distributing personalized health messages signed by them. 

He writes regularly in Navbharat Times & Dainik Jagran (Kalp Vriksha, Anand Yoga Edit columns in NBT); wrote regularly for the Hindustan Times UK edition advising the Diaspora on health matters; Produced and co-directed 52 episodes  on "Body Mind and Soul" on DD News (2000); Coordinated 102 episodes of live phone-in TV programme "Healthy India" for DD Bharti with specialists on all pathies (2003, still on repeat telecast); 32 programmes for Loksabha TV; conducts regular workshops on meditation & advocates need for introducing Spiritual Medicine subject in MBBS.

In summing up, he can be described as a Writer, Author, Anchor, Speaker, Columnist, Health Communicator, Social worker, Educator, Teacher, Trainer, Conceptualizer, Visualizer, Creator, Organizer, Preacher, Administrator, Advisor, Social Activist, Researcher and Meditation Teacher of distinction.

Special Medical accomplishments

During his MBBS he did special trainings in Clinical Rheumatology and Cytogenetics at AIIMS under Dr A N Malaviya (1982) and Leprosy Immunology at JALMA Agra (1982). He did his research fellowship in Echocardiography at University of Alabama at Birmingham USA (1987); training in Pediatric Echocardiography at Mount Sinai Hospital New York (1987), training in Vascular Doppler Ultrasound at Oakwood Medical Center , Detroit (1987). He also trained in Spiritual Medicine and became a Certified Meditation Teacher under Dr. Deepak Chopra from San Diego in 1988. After his MD Medicine he joined Moolchand Hospital in 1983 and became a consultant after five months of residency by getting out of turn promotion.

Academic History

He is a recipient of 18 medals. He topped in MBBS course at Nagpur University in first and second years and was a topper in the final amongst male candidates. He topped Nagpur University in the aggregate of all the MBBS marks taken together and received two University gold medals. During his MBBS study he received distinctions in Physiology, Ophthalmology, Forensic Medicine and a medal in every subject (four Gold Medals, nine Silver Medals, and five Bronze Medals). At MGIMS Sevagram he was declared as the Best Graduate of the College in 1979.

 

KNOW YOUR TEAM

Delhi Medical Council Elections

4th October 2009
9.00 am
- 5.00 pm

DMC FAITH

Dear Colleagues,

The Delhi Medical Council elections have given an opportunity to the medical profession in Delhi to elect a team of representatives committed to the cause of medical profession.

After the recent judgment of Honbl'e Supreme Court, all cases against doctors, whether in Police, Consumer courts or Civil courts require opinion by medical experts. The role of the DMC has thus become paramount as most cases are often referred to it for opinion.

It is thus essential that we elect a team with proven track record of serving the profession.

The FAITH team has fielded 8 candidates who comprise the core of workers from amongst Delhi doctors : 5 DMA President's (Dr. Chander Prakash, Dr.K.K. Aggarwal, Dr. Ramesh Dutta, Dr.H.S. Kukreja, Dr. Naresh Chawla); 3 DMA Secretaries (Dr. Sanjiv Malik, Dr.Vinod Khetarpal, Dr. Ashwini Dalmiya) one of them rising to the highest office of IMA National President (Dr.Sanjiv Malik); Needless to mention that one achieves these offices after decades of self less service at different levels. What better team could we have fielded to address burning issues facing the profession.

Friends, the need of the hour is unity and consolidation of the profession. The need is to PROTECT the profession and not divide it.

The recent struggle by us to bring relief to Nursing Homes and Medical Establishments in Delhi vis a vis the Master Plan is well known. The efforts put up by us with your support resulted in Delhi assembly recently passing "The Delhi Medicare Service Personnel and Medicare Service Institution (Prevention of Violence and Damage to Property) Act 2008". The benefits of this bill need to turn into reality.

The time has now come to take the struggle of the medical profession forward positively; pro-actively and with determination. Hollow slogans and corporate drawing room planning's cannot achieve this. First timers giving slogans of change have some hidden vested agenda. After all those who have never bothered about the profession all their lives awakening on a 'Karma' enlightenment to grab DMC, raises many an eye brow.

Friends, the problems facing the medical profession can only be solved by committed efforts of committed workers glued to ground realities. We are proud of the fact that we have been struggling and fighting for the cause of medical profession all our lives. We shall continue to do so with your blessings and support.

I look forward to your support for the ensuing DMC elections for the FAITH team.

 

FAITH AGENDA

FAITH  pro-active AGENDA for the coming DMC election

  • To provide unstinted protection to medical professionals in Delhi in discharging their professional duties. This is an enshrined function of the DMC but has never been utilised by the medical profession. We would make DMC a platform for medical professionals to seek protection against black mail and exploitation by vested individuals.
  • To fight for abolition of Fees for Renewal of Registration in DMC.
  • To ensure that the DMC functions in a manner most transparent; positive; profession friendly; and totally corruption free.
  • To root out the menace of quackery from Delhi by ensuring that no unqualified person practices modern scientific system of medicine. To adopt practical strategies for the above rather than keep making hue and cry on paper.
  • To adopt profession friendly strategies and prescribe a code of ethics for regulating the professional conduct of practitioners. To constantly update the profession on issues: legal; statutory; ethics-related which they must know.
  • To establish a State of art; DMC Building with all profession friendly facilities.
  • To adopt pro active strategies for promoting a positive doctor-patient relationship.
  • To ensure that media trials of profession are stopped immediately and no media should be able to defame professionals without peer opinion on the subject.
  • To ensure that interests of Resident doctors; doctors in service; ESI doctors are pro actively protected.
  • AND LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST to help bring unity in the entire profession and not indulge in divisive, false , defamatory politicking for petty, personal gains.

 

 
 
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