Rs 36 lakh awarded as compensation for medical negligence Is it always negligent to miss a significant fetal anomaly on a routine ultrasound scan at 20 weeks?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta
Consumer Commission Order
Judges: Retired Justice Sunil Hali and retired District and Sessions Judge DK Kapoor
Complainants: Seema Kumari and her husband Atish Kumar
Dr KC Sharma and his wife Dr Uma Sharma were running an ultrasound scanning centre and nursing home at Udhampur "without adequate qualification, expertise and recognition from Medical Council of India".
Hydrocephalous; it could have been detected earlier, if the sonographers/sonologists were experienced and suitably qualified.
24th March is World TB Day (2) Face masks and respirators: Personal respiratory protective equipment for TB prevention
Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
As per the CDC, there are three levels of TB infection control in health-care settings.
The first level "administrative controls" should minimize the number of areas where exposure to Mycobacterium tuberculosis may occur.
The second level "environmental controls" should reduce the concentration of airborne TB bacteria in areas where exposure may occur.
The medical possibilities behind such cases
Baby's head separated from torso during delivery at the primary health care centre
The head of a baby got separated from its torso during delivery at a primary health centre in Koovathur near Chennai. Doctors said the baby had died in the mother's womb.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new guidance to improve treatment of multidrug resistant TB (MDR-TB).
WHO is recommending shifting to fully oral regimens to treat people with MDR-TB. This new treatment course is more effective.... read more
Safe water and access to proper sanitation are essential to eradicate poverty, build peaceful societies and ensure that no one is left behind on the path towards sustainable development, according to the 2019 UN World Water Development Report, launched on Tuesday in Geneva..... read more
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved brexanolone (Zulresso) injection for intravenous (IV) use for the treatment of postpartum depression in adult women. Brexanolone is an analog of the endogenous human.... read more
New prevention guidelines developed by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology advise against daily aspirin use for prevention stating that it may actually cause more harm than good..... read more
More than one-third of healthcare workers were contaminated with multi-drug resistant organisms including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) after caring for patients colonized or infected with the bacteria.... read more
Findings of a survey of Italian nurses and medical residents younger than 50 years presented March 17, 2019 at the European Association of Urology 2019 Congress in Barcelona, Spain show that compared to day-shift workers,... read more
GAPIO Midyear Conference at Antigua, 4-5 May 2019 Attraction:
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"Natural majestic scenery"
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Good opportunity to network with doctors
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Air pollution may lead to eye problems too Corneal damage can be irreversible and cause blindness
New Delhi, 21 March 2019: With a large ageing population, growing middle-class and chronic nature of the disease, India is on the verge of a dry eye disease epidemic, says the study. The prevalence of dry eye disease will be in about 40% of the urban population by 2030. Since the disease tends to be progressive with age, once corneal damage becomes irreversible it can lead to visual impairment and even blindness. Early diagnosis and treatment is therefore important.
A study has found that the onset of dry eye disease is early in men than in women.