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19th January 2012, Thursday

The 3rd eMedinewS: Revisiting 2012

Dear Colleague

A new year always brings with it many challenges and new possibilities. Along with it comes an opportunity to reflect on all that we have achieved as well as our failures. It’s also the time to look forward to a better future. Changes in clinical practice are ongoing and occur rapidly in all specialties and subspecialties. These include new guidelines, modifications of the current practice guidelines, new drug launches, new techniques and many more. As clinicians, it is of utmost importance to keep ourselves current with the best practices in medicine and learning. Several new researches and developments in medicine came to light in the year 2011 that impacted or may change the day–to–day practice of medicine. Keeping up with the latest in medicine is one of the many challenges that the New Year presents to us.

eMedinewS Revisiting is an annual event organized by Emedinews, the first national daily e medical newspaper of the country, in the month of January. The day–long conference provides updated information about the latest news, views, new drug launches, breakthroughs in medicine, and much more and helps physicians, medical students and other health professionals keep up with advances in medicine.

This year, the 3rd eMedinewS: Revisiting 2012 is being held on January 22, 2012, Sunday at Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) Auditorium. The one–day conference will revisit and discuss all the major breakthroughs and advances in medicine of the year 2011 both at home and abroad. An eminent faculty will speak at the conference. There is no registration fee.

More than 1100 people have registered for the conference.

We live in a Net–Savvy world and live webcasting is an exciting way to involve people around the world in any event.

Watch the live webcast of 3rd eMedinewS RevisitinG 2011 at www.emedinews.in/www.emedinews.org. People from all over the world will be able to view the conference live on the website.

I take this opportunity to invite you all to this day–long CME.

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    National News

Financial boost for fight against NCDs

NEW DELHI: India’s fight against non–communicable diseases (NCDs) – cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and chronic lung diseases – could receive a big financial boost. The Union health ministry has prepared a Rs 5,8072–crore plan against NCDs for the 12th five year Plan – a nearly 600% increase from the previous outlay. Around Rs 10,000 crore was allocated for NCDs in the 11th five year Plan. The programme to control cancer will see the highest allocation among all NCDs at Rs 15,885 crore, followed by diabetes and stroke (Rs 8, 480 crore), trauma and burn injuries (Rs 8,447 crore) and mental health (Rs 5,392 crore). The health ministry document, prepared under the chairmanship of director general of health services Dr R K Srivastava, says more than 20% of the population has at least one chronic disease and more than 10% have more than one. The major NCDs that will be covered under the 12th Plan include cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, chronic kidney diseases, mental disorders, Iodine Deficiency Disorders, fluorosis and ortho–dental disorders. India will also push programmes to control road traffic accidents, burn injuries, musculo–skeletal disorders, blindness, deafness, geriatric and neurological disorders and tobacco control. (Source: TOI, Jan 17, 2012)

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    International News

Vaccine knocks out serotype B meningococcus

Use of an investigational vaccine against Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B resulted in near–universal protection in adolescents, a pivotal study in Chile found. After two doses of the vaccine –– 4CMenB –– more than 99% of participants developed protective titers against the four targeted test strain factors, compared with the 92% to 97% protection rate after a single dose (P<0.0145), according to Miguel L. O’Ryan, MD, of the Universidad de Chile in Santiago, and colleagues. (Source: Medpage Today)

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Deaf kids benefit from implants in both ears

Sequential bilateral cochlear implants lead to improvements in quality of life for deaf children, researchers reported. (Source: Medpage Today)

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Drug–eluting stents safe in elderly

The use of drug–eluting stents (DES) in older patients appears safe, with perhaps some enhanced efficacy at one year, researchers found. (Source: Medpage Today)

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(Dr KK Aggarwal, Group Editor in Chief, IJCP Group of Publications and eMedinews)

The Five Internal Powers

To be in a state of happiness, bliss and ananda is what the ultimate goal of life is. Everybody is born with certain inherent powers, which if cultivated in the right direction will lead to inner happiness.

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(Dr Kaberi Banerjee, IVF expert, New Delhi)

What do you understand by PGD?

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is performed at some centers to screen for inherited diseases. In PGD, one or two cells are removed from the developing embryo and tested for a specific genetic disease. Embryos that do not have the gene associated with the disease are selected for transfer to the uterus.

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(Dr Anupam Sethi Malhotra)

Rs 20 looks so big amount when you have to give that to a poor
But looks small when you giving it as a tip in HOTEL
Praying to God for 3 min looks hard
But 3 hours of movie is ok for us

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Yoga has anti arrhythmic benefits

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Paracetamol the most common prescribed drug in pediatrics

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Critical congenital heart disease and pulse oximetry screening

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Knowledge, attitude and perception of adolescent regarding reproductive health and HIV/AIDS

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Somatoform disorders in children below 14 years age

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Diabetes and driving

Alcohol can cause hypoglycemia or worsen its effects. There is no ‘safe’ level of alcohol to drink. The best advice is to avoid driving after drinking alcohol. If alcohol is consumed it should only be taken with food. Wait for least 12 hours for the alcohol to be broken down before driving.

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(Dr MC Gupta, Advocate & Medico–legal Consultant)

Q. Doctors in Jharkhand are endangered by violent attendants of the patients. There is no medical protection act in our state. What should we do?

Ans. You should do as follows:


A. The Indian Medical Council (Professional conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, 2002, should be strictly complied with.

B. Keep liaison with the local police.

C. Keep proper records.

D. Do not commit negligence. Be knowledgeable in your subject. Do not venture out of your area of work/expertise.


It needs to be appreciated that violence against hospitals occurs mainly because of lack of information and misunderstanding. It also occurs because of negligence or crudeness or arrogance or greed on the part of nursing homes. The nursing homes should do the following:

A. They should take steps to minimise the possibility of such attacks. Examples of such steps are:

  1. The Indian Medical Council (Professional conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, 2002, should be strictly complied with by the doctors working in the nursing home.
  2. A notice should be prominently displaced providing information to the public about the actions that an aggrieved patient may take. Such information may include:
    1. Name and mobile telephone number of the person/doctor who is officially assigned the duty of attending patient complaints/ emergencies on 24 hour basis.
    2. Name of the person in charge and the members of the "Patients Grievance Redressal Committee" of the hospital or nursing home concerned and the time limit (say, 48 hours) during which the Committee would take initial necessary action.
    3. The mechanism for supplying a copy of patients’ medical records on request, including the fees and time limit for the same.
    4. Name and address of the local IMA "Patients Grievance Cell", if such a cell exists.
    5. Name and address of the state medical council.
    6. Name and address of the District Consumer Forum.
  3. The following information should also be prominently displayed:
    1. Schedule of hospital charges
    2. Names, qualifications and medical council registration numbers of all doctors.

B. They should buy a hospital professional indemnity policy through a legal risk cover company. While choosing the legal risk cover company, they should choose that company whose terms and conditions include a written clause that the company will provide legal services in connection with criminal/police complaints related to violence against the hospital.

C. They should organise a collective nursing home defence mechanism through the local IMA. If this is not possible, a few nursing homes should come together on their own to form such a joint mechanism. Such joint defence mechanism, JDM, would do the following:

  1. It would collect fees from members and keep proper accounts of the funds collected and spent.
  2. It would provide the following services to the members:
    1. Liaising with the police.
    2. Organising joint seminars on the issues related to nursing home protection. The local police officers; CMO; DM; media and some persons from the legal field, if possible the magistrate or sessions judge, should be invited on these occasions and they should be requested to express their views.
    3. Engaging the services of an advocate on the criminal side to act as a standing counsel for the member nursing homes for any legal help at times of violence.
    4. Engaging the services of a security agency to provide security cover in normal times as well, additionally, in emergencies, to the member nursing homes.

D. The cost of the JDM incurred by the member nursing homes should be recovered, in part or full, as appropriate, from the patients by adding an item in the bill, such as, "Protection against violence charges". Such charges should be levied in a transparent manner and should be supported by proper accounting procedures. The consent form signed by the patient at the time of admission should clearly state that the signatory consents to pay the "hospital patients protection charges".

E. They should take the following MISCELLANEOUS actions/precautions:

  1. Only MBBS doctors should be employed in the hospital. Paramedical staff should be adequately qualified/trained.
  2. A written undertaking should be taken from the patient and two relatives that they would not indulge in violence and that any loss to hospital property as a result of violence caused by them would be recoverable from them by various means, including but not restricted to adjustment against the advance deposit and any bank guarantee or any other guarantee provided on behalf of the patient at the time of admission.
  3. Hospital records in respect of patients (case sheets) should be properly kept.
  4. Treating doctors should spend sufficient time with the patients and relatives to answer their doubts and queries.
  5. The consent form should not be got signed in a cursory manner. It should be an informed consent in the true sense.
  6. No false assurances, even verbal, should be given to patients.
  7. Patients should be clearly and documentedly told that they are free to shift their patient to any other hospital at any time.
  8. Prompt police complaints should be made against those who commit violence. Video cameras should be installed at a few places to record the photographs and voice of any bad elements who commit violence. This would greatly help in making a police complaint and pursuing it.
  9. Patient records should be properly maintained. They should be kept in proper custody of the hospital and should not be loosely displayed. However, proper and detailed referral letters and discharge summaries, containing necessary details, should be given to patients under signature when they leave the hospital.


Some nursing homes may be small nursing homes with only a few beds. However, all the above measures need to be taken for every nursing home, big or small. The smaller the hospital, the more the chances of violence against it.


A. The state IMA and the city/district branches should establish patient grievance redressal cells to look into complaints of medical negligence. These cells, if they function properly, would avoid or minimize the incidents of this type.

B. The state and district IMA branches should organize discussion meetings with the police regarding atrocities and injustice against doctors.

C. The state and district IMA branches should organize regular medicolegal updates for members with focus on medical negligence and grievances of doctors.


A. Depute someone (preferably beforehand) to take photographs and, even, audio records of the violence.

B. Depute someone to immediately get the medical record of the patient photocopied, preparing at least 3 copies. These will be useful for giving to the patient’s relatives and the police and to the court. If the mob carries away the original record, the photocopies will be useful.

C. Inform your advocate.

D. Inform the police immediately by phone etc. and keep a record of such phone call etc.

E. Identify the troublemakers/leaders in the mob and talk to them and try to pacify them, even though you may have to go out of the way to a certain extent.

F. Get written, signed statements from the persons present (doctors, staff, patients, relatives, others) regarding the occurrence of violence. An advocate’s help in this would be specially useful. (Note—Such statements are crucial as regards the legal course of the incident and may not be easily available later).

G. Lodge an FIR with the police. It is better to let the advocate prepare the FIR.

H. Issue a press statement about the incident.

I. The aggrieved doctor should not be left alone. The local IMA should provide him all support in the interest of the profession. The support should be on the following lines:

  • It should immediately constitute a high powered committee including, amongst others, its counsel and also, preferably, a retired judge (and maybe also a police officer), to probe into the incident and submit its report along with the plan of action.
  • It should get published in the newspapers a balanced and correct version of the incident so that the public understands the facts of the situation. This may be by way of a press release or an advertisement.
  • It should take direct action within law against the culprits. It should circulate amongst the members the names of those involved in the incident with a request that members may, at their discretion, decline to provide services to them except in emergency unless they submit apology to the concerned doctor and to the state IMA in writing.


Press the state IMA to pursue with the state government to pass an act on the lines of the acts in other states such as the "Punjab Protection of Medicare Service Persons and Medicare Services Institutions (Prevention of Violence and Damage to Property) Act, 2008" or the Tamil Nadu Medicare Service Persons and Medicare Service Institutions (Prevention of Violence and Damage or Loss to Property) Act, 2008. Demand from the local MLAs and the health minister that pending the framing of a regular act, an ordinance may be passed immediately as was done in AP. At the same time, in consultation with an advocate, file a PIL in this connection after necessary ground work.

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Situation: A patient came with non–responding cough.
Dr. Bad: It may be TB.
Dr. Good: Rule out acidity.
Lesson: Chronic cough along with dysphonia/hoarseness, globus pharyngeus, mild dysphagia, chronic cough and nonproductive throat clearing are often important otoaryngologic manifestations of occult or silent GERD. (Laryngoscope 1991;101:1)

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Make Sure

Situation: A–28–year old male presents with increased frequency and occasional blood in urine. Examination of urine shows sterile pyuria.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why didn’t you check for TB?
Lesson: Make Sure to rule out TB in patients with frequency, dysuria, hematuria. Sterile pyuria is the first clue to diagnosis.

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(Dr GM Singh)

Always ask God to give what you deserve and not what you desire because your desires may be few but you deserve a lot.

    Lab Update

(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)

Multiple myeloma (MM)

  • MM may first be detected during routine wellness testing, showing up as an abnormal total protein level, an elevated calcium level, a low white or red blood cell count, and/or moderate to large amounts of protein in the urine.
  • Tests used as a follow–up to abnormal routine tests and to help diagnose the disease may include one or more of the following: Protein and Immunofixation Electrophoresis. These tests are used to diagnose and monitor multiple myeloma.
  • Bence Jones protein (free light chains) can be detected in the urine of some patients with multiple myeloma. The sample tested is usually a 24–hour urine because the total amount of Bence Jones protein in 24 hours is related to the amount of tumor that is present. Either the kappa or lambda light chains (but not both in the same patient) may be measured to help diagnose multiple myeloma and monitor the effectiveness of treatment.
  • Other tests include serum free light chains (FLC), quantitative Immunoglobulins. The multiple myeloma protein will be an IgG, IgA or, rarely, an IgD or IgE immunoglobulin.
    Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

Vertigo due to perilymphatic fistula lasts for

a. Several seconds to a few minutes
b. Several minutes to an hour
c. Weeks
d. Months

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Which of the following statements concerning the treatment of HIV/TB coinfection is false?

a. PI-containing HAART regimes are recommended for patients being treated with concurrent antitubercular therapy.
b. There are no major interactions with NRTIs and rifampicin.
c. Interactions between antiretroviral and antituberculous medications arise through shared route of metabolism.
d. The combination of nevirapine and daily rifampicin is not recommended

Answer for Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: a. PI–containing HAART regimes are recommended for patients being treated with concurrent antitubercular therapy.

Correct answers received from: Dr KV Sarma, Yogindra Vasavada, Dr Rashmi Chhibber, Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Dr K Raju, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Dr Neelam Nath.

Answer for 17th January Mind Teaser
: Tally–ho!
Correct answers received from: Dr Niraj Kumar Gupta, Annappa Pangi, Dr Rakesh Bhasin, Rebecca Oommen.

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Searching these keywords on Google ‘How to tackle the wife?
Google search result, ‘Good day sir, Even we are searching’.

    Medicolegal Update

(Dr Sudhir Gupta, Additional Prof, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, AIIMS)

Autopsy findings in hanging

  • The mark on the neck in hanging oblique/incomplete placed high up with pattern abrasions.
  • The circumstances will usually indicate the fact of hanging, but sometimes the rope will break or become detached, and the deceased will be found lying with a ligature around his neck.
  • The victim may sit or slump on a chair, bed or floor with the rope attached to a point only slightly above neck level. Very confusing for public perception
  • Postmortem hypostasis will occur in the legs and hands if the body has been in the vertical position for at least a few hours. When the body is cut down and laid horizontal for a considerable time, some or all of this may flow back into the usual pattern.
  • Petechial hemorrhages are the exception rather than the rule; most series have reported them in about 25% of cases.
  • There are no injuries on the hands and other part of the body of victim in the form resistance
  • Dribbling of saliva is considered to be a sign of antemortem hanging but it is not necessarily seen in all the cases of hanging since the secretion of saliva in hanging is dependent upon, the stimulation of salivary glands by ligature material during the course of hanging.
  • In a case of partial hanging when only partial body weight is working as constricting force on neck, the ligature mark is faint. Hence, in this case or any other case of hanging particularly partial hanging where the salivary glands are not pressurized by the constricting force of ligature, no dribbling of saliva is seen and the same in this case cannot be ruled out.
  • The neck of the deceased will not be stretched and elongated in this case since as it is a case of partial hanging and complete body weight is not working as stretching force.
  • The eyes may remain open in a case of antemortem hanging.
  • As per literature suicide notes are left only in about 25% cases.

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Combo drugs best for lowering blood pressure

A low–dose four–drug combination is more effective for reducing high blood pressure than treatment with a high dose of a single drug, said Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India.

Quoting an Irish study published in the journal Hypertension, Dr. Aggarwal said that most people with high blood pressure need two to three antihypertensive drugs.

Combining low doses of established antihypertensive medicines in one or two drugs can produce better blood pressure control than full doses of individual drugs.

In the study, doctors from Dublin, investigated this approach by studying 108 untreated, hypertensive patients. The subjects were randomly allocated to take one of four agents –– a calcium channel blocker, a beta–blocker, a diuretic, or an ACE inhibitor –– or a capsule containing all four drugs at one quarter of the dose used for single–drug therapy.

After 4 weeks, the reduction in pressure with the combination treatment was 19 points, significantly greater than the 6 to 11 points seen with the various individual agents. Sixty percent of combination–drug patients achieved a normal blood pressure reading compared with 15–45% of patients taking individual drugs.

The combination approach, has the potential to reduce costs, with possibly fewer side effects, and the number of medicines to be taken each day

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3rd eMedinewS Revisiting 2011

The 3rd eMedinewS–revisiting 2011 conference is being held at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi on Sunday January 22nd 2012.

The one–day conference will revisit and discuss all the major advances in medicine in the year 2011. There will also be a live webcast of the event. An eminent faculty will speak at the conference.

See programme below.

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3rd eMedinewS Doctor of the Year Awards

Dear Colleague, the 3rd eMedinewS "Doctor of the Year Awards" function will be held on 22nd January, 2012 at Maulana Azad Medical College at 3 pm.

More than 1100 people have registered for the conference.

View Live Webcast of 3rd eMedinewS–Revisiting 2011 at: www.emedinews.org/www.emedinews.in

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Moderator Dr K K Aggarwal





8.00–8.10 AM

LIC India

Life Insurance Schemes

Dr Sudesh Ratan

8.10–8.25 AM

Dr G K Mani

Cardiac surgery in 2012

Dr Sandeep Mukherjee, Dr P K Dave

8.25–8.35 AM

Mr M K Doogar

Doctor's Professional Indemnity Insurance & Financial Planning

Mr Arun Kishore

8.35–8.50 AM

Mr B N S Ratnakar

Financial Health

Mr Anil Wadhwa

8.50–9.05 AM

Dr Dinesh Bhurani

Hemato Oncology Update

Dr Amit Bhargava

9.05–9.20 AM

Dr Kailash Singla

Gastro Update

Dr Ajay Kumar

9.20–9.35 AM

Dr Pramod Kumar

Beyond Coronaries

Dr Rakesh Arora

9.35–10.00 AM

Dr N K Bhatia

What’s new in transfusion medicine

Dr B B Rewari, Dr Bharat Singh

10.00–10.25 AM

Dr Praveen Chandra

Dual Anti Platelet Therapy in ACS

Dr H K Chopra

10.25–10.50 AM

Dr Ambrish Mithal

What's New in Diabetes

Dr P D Gulati, Dr H S Luthra


Dr Ajay Kriplani

Diabetes: A Curable Surgical Disease

Dr K N Srivastava, Dr K Jagadeesan

11.15–11.40 AM

Dr Kaberi Banerjee

Infertility Update

Dr Veena Aggarwal

11.40–11.50 AM

Dr I M Chugh

Chest Medicine Update

Dr Pavan Mangla

11.50–12.05 PM

Dr Rajneesh Kapoor

Understanding stents (a journey from bare metal to biodegradable stents)

Dr Harsh wardhan

12.05–12.20 PM

U Kaul

DES for the future–Is India ready to take the challenge

Dr Sanjay Tyagi

12.20–12.45 PM

Dr Sujeet Jha

High risk diabetes

Dr G M Singh

12.45–1.10 PM

Dr Sudhir Kumar Rawal

Robotic Surgery in India

Dr P K Julka

1.10–1. 35 PM

Dr Amit Bhargava


Dr P K Julka

1.35–1.50 PM

Dr Sanjay Chaudhary

Automation in Cataract Surgery with Femto–second

Dr Satish Mehta

1.50–2.05 PM

Dr Surender Kumar

Diabetes in 2012

Dr Pawan Gupta

2.05–2.20 PM

Dr S N Khanna

Valve Surgery Update

Dr O P Yadav

2.20–2.35 PM

Dr Ravi Kasliwal

Markers for cardiovascular prevention

Dr Sameer Srivastava

2.35–2.50 PM

Dr Neelam Mohan

Liver Transplantation

Dr A S Soin


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National Intervention Council Update

National Intervention Council is pleased to announce a National Interventional Fellow Competition in its forthcoming Mid–term NIC Meeting to be held in Kochi, 27–29 April 2012.

As you might know there is paucity of good interventional post–DM Fellowship programmes in the country. As such there is no consistent, dedicated teaching to the aspiring interventionists. These budding interventional cardiologists mostly learn by watching their teachers and senior colleagues. As such these students particularly lack in knowledge of basics of this sub–speciality. Therefore, NIC is focusing on alleviating this felt need by doing a "Back to Basics" session at the mid–term NIC Meeting. At the end of this session we propose to hold a National Competition.

The "Competition" will include an MCQ type written exam on basics of coronary intervention followed by a quiz. The students will be examined by judges who will award "National Interventional Fellow Award". Students enrolled in Cardiology and Intervention Cardiology teaching programme and those who have already completed within 3 years will be eligible for the competition.

Those who wish to participate for this competition can register by sending their full particulars (Name, Institution, Year of Residency, Guide/co–Guides, email address and mobile number) either on email or the following address.

Dr Sundeep Mishra

425 Mount Kailash Tower No 2, East of Kailash,
New Delhi, India 110065

drsundeepmishra@hotmail.com, Mobile 9871421390

Fellows can also register at website http://www.nickochi2012.org/ NIC will offer an all paid 3 month hands–on Interventional fellowship at an international center to winner of this award. We hope this will stimulate a desire to systemically learn the basics of coronary hardware and the techniques and will then apply this learned knowledge to clinical practice thus raising the overall standard in our country.

Please let us know what you feel about the program. Particularly, we request you encourage your students and junior colleagues to participate in this event.

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