Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
18th July 2019

Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2019 introduced
Now cashless treatment for RTA victims, compulsory insurance and protection of good Samaritans

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday. It has been passed in the Lok Sabha and is pending in the Rajya Sabha.

The new Bill has proposed some radical amendments such as imposing hefty penalties for violation of traffic rules and holding the owners of the vehicle or guardian of the juvenile liable in case of juvenile offences. It provides for protection of Good Samaritans and empowers the Central Government to recall vehicles which do not meet standards.

The compensation and insurance provisions in case of motor vehicle accidents have also been modified....read more

Health ministry issues Advisory to all States/UTs over assault on doctors

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Answer of the Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey) Question No. 3253 for 12.07.2019 regarding "Assaults on Doctors".

"(a) & (b): Yes, incidents of strike by doctors because of alleged assault on doctors on duty in various parts of the Country have come to the notice of the Government.

As per Constitutional provisions, 'Health' and 'Law & Order' are State subjects. Therefore, the concerned State/UT Government are required to take measures to prevent such incidents under the appropriate legal framework applicable in the respective State/UT. Details of such cases is not maintained centrally....read more

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Practice Updates

ICMR launches vaccine trial to prevent occurrence of TB among close contacts of TB patient

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) launched a vaccine trial to prevent occurrence of TB among close contacts of a TB case (patient). This vaccine trial is an important step in prevention and decreasing the burden of this disease.... read more

World hunger is still not going down after three years and obesity is still growing – UN report

An estimated 820 million people did not have enough to eat in 2018, up from 811 million in the previous year, which is the third year of increase in a row. This underscores the immense challenge of achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger by 2030, states a new edition of the annual The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report.... read more

Ebola Outbreak in DRC: UNICEF warns of higher risk to youngest children

Ahead of a key expert UN meeting to decide whether to declare the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) an international health emergency, UN Children's Fund UNICEF warned that the epidemic “is infecting more children” than earlier outbreaks.... read more

Chronotherapy Improves Sleep in Mild Cognitive Impairment

A personalized behavioral medicine program helps reset the biological clock to improve sleep quality in older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), results of a new proof-of-concept study show. Researchers tested the effects of chronotherapy on improving sleep quality in a randomized controlled trial of 96 adults ages 65 to 85 years old... read more

No Real-World CV Risk for Newer Overactive Bladder Drug

Patients taking mirabegron (Myrbetriq) for overactive bladder (OAB) did not have an increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) events compared with those taking other drugs for the condition, a population-based cohort study suggested.... read more

Medical Voice

The Union health ministry has proposed to scrap the NEET exam for the admission to the Post Graduate medical courses from the coming academic year. As against the NEET exam, the health ministry is expected to take final results of the proposed National Exit Test (NEXT) as the basis for the medical PG admissions. According to sources from the Union Health Ministry, this new draft proposal has been incorporated in the revised draft National Medical Commission Bill which would be sent to the cabinet soon.... 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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