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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
18th June 2018
Delhi HC imposes costs on AIIMS for callous attitude towards MBBS aspirant

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri and Ms Ira Gupta

In the matter titled as "Abhimanyu Bishnoi versus AIIMS & Others,Writ Petition No. 6455/2018", the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi has directed AIIMS to pay an amount of Rs. 50,000/- to the student who was refused entry into the examination centre and thus could not give the AIIMS MBBS Entrance Examination, 2018.

Facts of the case
The petitioner is a candidate who appeared in the AIIMS MBBS Entrance Examination, 2018.He completed his schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Air Force Station, District Bidar, Karnataka. He scored 89% in the CBSE Class XII examination. He chose the examination centre at Shahabad Road Shetty Institute of Technology, Gulberg, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) Karnataka, to appear for the exam.The Petitioner had the option of giving any of his four identification documents namely, Aadhaar card, Voter I-card, Passport, or Class XII board examination certificate with photograph.The Petitioner is a minor and in his application, he gave his identification as the Aadhaar card number. ... read more

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Flu Vaccine

The quadrivalent flu vaccine have two A virus strains — H1N1 and H3N2 — and two B virus strains — Victoria and Yamagata. Sanofi Pasteur’s injectable influenza vaccine (FluQuadri) for active immunisation of adults of age 18 to 64 years was approved in May last year by DCGI. The application for the paediatric indication is under review by the DCGI and final approval is expected by the end of this month. The vaccine was licensed for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2013; it is licensed in 26 countries.... read more

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Long-term benefits with early and intensive treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

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Presence of nonexudative neovascularization predisposes to development of exudative changes

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Inspirational Story 1: Let go of your Stresses
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Extensive palliative care training should be an important part of medical curriculum
There is also a need to bring back the culture of family physicians in India
 
New Delhi, 17 June 2018: Only about 1% to 2% of the people have access to palliative care or pain management in India, according to research. Though there is a national programme for palliative care, even today, medical students do not learn pain management in their curriculum. Only two states have palliative care policies in India: Kerala and Karnataka. Maharashtra drafted a similar policy in 2015, which is yet be finalized.

Palliative care is treatment aimed at improving the quality of life of patients and their family members when they face serious health problems. It also aims at handling psychological, social, or spiritual issues such as depression and social isolation. Pain is the most common symptom. It affects the body and the mind. Unless we treat pain, we cannot take away the emotional stress or the suffering completely.

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