Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
14th June 2019

Starting At The Top

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Reproduced from: http://www.indialegallive.com/medical-negligence/doctors-liability-starting-at-the-top-66796, published June 11, 2019

In a case where a couple lost their baby girl after she was given wrong injection, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission holds that a doctor is "vicariously liable" for the team that assists him

A doctor is vicariously liable for the negligence committed by members of his team which was assisting in the treatment, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) held recently while dismissing an appeal. This decision is in tune with the Medical Council of India's ethics regulation which says, "In the case of running of a nursing home by a physician and employing assistants to help him/her, the ultimate responsibility rests on the physician."...read more

Change the way you live and eat to prevent stroke

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

A study has found that people at high genetic risk of stroke can still reduce their chance of getting it by sticking to a healthy lifestyle. This includes quitting smoking and maintaining an ideal weight. The need of the hour is to raise awareness on the importance of adopting a balanced lifestyle right from a young age and for elders in the family to set precedence for kids on these lines.

This proves the age old Vedic expression that you can change your destiny and sanchit karmas by following a proper lifestyle....read more

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Necessary steps have been taken to prevent Nipah virus in Puducherry: Dr KV Raman

Speaking to ANI on Nipah virus, Director of the Department of Health and Family Welfare Service in Puducherry, Dr KV Raman said, "Necessary steps have been taken to prevent Nipah. We are asking people to come to hospitals as soon as they experience fever, especially when a patient is delirious or have mental disorientation with high fever. Doctors are being trained to detect patients with brain fever, cough and those who have visited Ernakulam and four districts... read more

World Blood Donor Day – "Safe Blood for All"

World Blood Donor Day is celebrated on June 14 every year. The theme of this year's campaign is blood donation and universal access to safe blood transfusion, as a component of achieving universal health coverage. The slogan "Safe blood for all" has been developed to raise awareness of the universal need for safe blood in the delivery of health care and the crucial roles that voluntary donations play in achieving the goal of universal health coverage.... read more

Five-year-old Congolese boy with Ebola dies in Uganda, as family members test positive

After being infected with Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the five-year-old child who had crossed the border into Uganda on Monday died on Wednesday, according to the country's Ministry of Health. This marked the first case of Ebola outside DRC since the epidemic began last August, the deadliest in the country's history.... read more

Physician Leaders Call For End to Violence in Honduras

The World Medical Association has called on the President of Honduras to bring to an immediate end the use of violence against protesters striking against the government's health and education reforms. The protests, led largely by doctors and teachers against the privatization of education and public health services, have resulted in a national strike and violent clashes between police and protesters.... read more

More than Half of People who Misuse Prescription Opioids also Binge Drink

More than half of the 4.2 million Americans who misused prescription opioids between 2012 and 2014 also engaged in binge drinking, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.... read more

Mortality May Increase as Red Meat Consumption Rises

Increased red meat intake - especially processed red meat - is tied to increased risk for death over 8 years, according to results published online in BMJ. Results also suggested that substituting red meat with healthier alternatives, such as fish, whole grains, or vegetables, may lower the risk for death.... read more

Medical Voice

Health Minister appeals to all cardiologists for a mass 'Jan Andolan' on NCDs

“There is an urgent need to expedite and accelerate the Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) interventions as the burden of these diseases is rising in the country. This can be done through a mass movement with 'jan bhagidari' where the energy and knowledge of all stakeholders and partners are channelized. I urge all the cardiologists of the country to come forward and be part of this Jan Andolan so that we can successfully combat NCDs in the country."This was stated by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare at the high level meeting to review the status of National Programme for prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and strokes (NPCDCS).... 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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