Editorial
Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
13th August 2019

Violence Against Doctors: Lethal Blow

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Reproduced from: http://www.indialegallive.com/viewpoint/violence-against-doctors-lethal-blow-70584, published August 11, 2019

In a positive development, a draft bill has proposed that violence against Doctors be made a criminal offence, resulting in hefty fines and a jail term according to the type of assault.

A doctor’s profession is one of the most sacred. His basic role is to relieve the sufferings and pain of an individual. In most other professions, people charge for providing services during an emergency, but not doctors.

Under Article 21 of the Constitution, health is a fundamental right and under Article 47 of the Directive Principles of State Policy, both primary and urgent care are to be provided free by the State. Currently, most states are not able to provide effective emergency medical care to their residents and the load is transferred to the private sector which charges exorbitantly....read more


Various international health organizations urge physicians to schedule an adolescent healthcare visit at 16 years

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Leading international health organizations - American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College Health Association (ACHA), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American Pharmacists Association (APhA), Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) and Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) - have urged physicians to schedule an adolescent healthcare visit at 16 years of age so that they can assess and provide their patients the recommended adolescent vaccines.

This visit will also provide clinicians to address the various other healthcare needs for the patients, including behavior issues.

The US recommends the following vaccines at 16 years of age

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