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Editorial (Dr SS Agarwal, Dr K K Aggarwal)
13th April 2016
Why an early diagnosis of dengue is essential
Dengue should be diagnosed early as the patient has maximum viremia during early phase with more infectivity.
The test to be done is NS1 antigen and not IgM. NS1 is positive in less than 5 days and the IgM becomes positive after 5 days.
IgG and IgM kits are provided free by the government of India but not the NS1 kits, which need to be procured by the states themselves. IMA feels that the priority of the government should be NS1 kits and not IgM kits.
Also all cases of severe dengue with rapid test positive for NS1 or IgM should be notified as dengue cases. Currently the government requires ELISA test as the criteria.
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Our only interest is to save lives: IMA says in support of 85% pictorial health warnings on tobacco product packs in India​
New Delhi (April 12, 2016) – Two lakh member doctors of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) strongly urge the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India (MoHFW) to withstand all tobacco industry resistance to the new 85% pictorial health warnings on tobacco packages enforced from April 1, 2016.
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The Indian Medical Association (IMA) presents a series of weekly webcasts for the benefit of the Indian medical profession, engaging you with the latest in advocacy efforts for doctors, through an interactive exclusive digital webcast partnership with eMediNexus.
Webcast Date: 14th April 2016
Topic: Preparedness on Vector Borne Diseases
Faculty: Dr Charan singh, Additional Director (Public Health Delhi), Dr Ramesh Kumar