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23rd November 2016
Physician Leaders urge Turkish President to end attacks on doctors
(21.11.2016) A plea to the Turkish President to end the victimisation of doctors and the health service in Turkey has been made by the World Medical Association and the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME).
In a letter to President Recep Erdogen, the Presidents of the two organisations say they are most concerned that the decrees adopted in the aftermath of the attempted coup in July are having a severe effect on the Turkish healthcare system and on Turkish physicians.
The letter, signed by Dr. de Haller, President of the CPME and Dr. Ketan Desai, President of the WMA, refers to the lawsuit facing the Istanbul Chamber of Medicine requiring the removal of all elected bodies, as well as the investigation into the President of the Istanbul Chamber of Medicine, Dr. Selcuk Erez, following a press interview he gave. In addition, a member of the Executive Committee of the Ankara Chamber of Medicine, Dr. Benan Koyuncu, had been arbitrarily suspended from her work in her university and many academicians in schools of medicine, mostly members of the Turkish Medical Association, had been suspended or had lost their work in their universities.

The letter points out that in the immediate aftermath of the attempted coup, the Turkish Medical Association had denounced it as an unlawful challenge to the democratic system. The Association had also reaffirmed its commitment to fundamental rights.
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Take necessary precautions to protect your child from Pneumonia this winter season
According to the reports, pneumonia and diarrhea cause one in five deaths in India

New Delhi, 22nd November 2016: With over 43 million people suffering from pneumonia in the country, it is extremely important that awareness about disease prevention and detection is raised especially during the winter season. The reason for this is the similarity in the symptoms of pneumonia with those of flu, a chest infection or a persistent cough.

Pneumonia can be described as an acute respiratory infection or inflammation of the lungs caused by bacteria, virus, fungus or parasites, which causes the blood and oxygen flow to stop due to the deposition of fluid like substance in them. Coughing up phlegm, chest pain, a high temperature and quick breathing are all indicators of pneumonia. Generally if you or your child have the flu or heavy cold-like symptoms, which don't show signs of improvement, it is important to visit a doctor and get a chest X-ray to rule out pneumonia.
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