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17th December, 2017
Straight from the Heart: IMA-IAP-NNF Policy on viability in India

As per the ILCOR / AAP / AHA 2015 Neonatal Resuscitation Guidelines Subsection on Withholding Resuscitation we quote:

“There is a no evidence to support the use of any particular delivery room prognostic score presently available over gestational age assessment alone, in preterm infants at less than 25 weeks gestation”.

As per the NRP Guidelines 3rd Edition (India) “Neonatal Resuscitation: India

“Questions about initiation of Resuscitation for extremely premature babies is a grey area. Babies born between 24+ to 28 weeks has been increasing in the developed countries, it may still not be true for most parts of our country. Non initiation of Resuscitation may be considered appropriate in confirmed gestation below 25 weeks (20 weeks to 24 completed weeks), anencephaly, and confirmed lethal genetic malformation disorder”.

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New Delhi, 16 December 2017: As per reports, air pollution killed an estimated 1.81 million people in India in 2015. Acute respiratory infections (ARI) have increased from 32.76 million in 2013 to 40.3 million in 2016, rising consistently over the past four years. For almost two-thirds of the cities and towns where air quality was monitored, PM10 levels were above permissible limits in 2016. Nitrogen dioxide crossed the limits in 21 places and 31 places did not meet the PM 2.5 standards.
 
ARI is a serious infection that prevents normal breathing function. It usually begins as a viral infection in the nose, trachea (windpipe), or lungs. If the infection is not treated, it can spread to the entire respiratory system. ARI prevents the body from getting oxygen and can result in death. A person suffering from this condition needs medical assistance immediately.
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