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20th January 2017
Be 'ALERT' when communicating with your patient
 
Communication forms the basis of doctor-patient relationship and more often than not, it is also at the root of many instances of conflict between the doctor and the patient or the relatives of the patient.
 
Professional competence is anyway expected from doctors give their medical education and qualifications, but they are also expected to be compassionate towards their patients. Patients expect their doctor to listen to them and be courteous at the same time.
 
Doctors are governed by regulations formulated by the Medical Council of India (MCI) relating to professional conduct, etiquette and ethics. While ‘Ethics’ is a subject that is often in the spotlight, conduct and etiquette are often ignored paving the way for a deteriorating doctor-patient relationship manifesting as violence, which we often read about in newspapers or watch on TV news reports.

Dr KK Aggarwal
National President IMA and HCFI
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How to prevent kidney diseases: IMA

Chronic kidney disease can strike any one. 17% of urban Indians suffer from kidney disease, as per latest estimates.

New Delhi, Jan 19, 2017: Diabetes and high blood pressure are the two leading causes which today account for 40-60% cases of CKD in India. Other risk factors for kidney disease include heart disease and a family history of kidney failure-a severe form of kidney disease. 

Padma Shri Awardee Dr. K.K Aggarwal, National President Indian Medical Association (IMA) and President Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) and Dr RN Tandon - Honorary Secretary General IMA in a joint statement said that, "If you have these risk factors, it is important to be screened for kidney disease.
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