Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
21st November 2019

Gorakhpur 2017 Deaths: a 2019 review

Dr KK Aggarwal and Dr Manish Jangra

On 10th of August 2017, when I was the National President of Indian Medical Association a series of deaths occurred in the children ward suffering from acute encephalitis syndrome in Gorakhpur Medical College.

As per a report, a copy of which is with the undersigned, 23 children died on 10th August, 11 on 11th August and 11 on 12th August. The cause of death was stated to be non availability of oxygen in the children ward. An enquiry report done by the health department, a copy of which is with the undersigned, clearly says that there was non-availability of oxygen in the hospital for 52 hours on 11th and 12th August, 2017. The same has also been confirmed by an RTI...read more

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Statins Not Linked to Cognitive Decline, Study Shows

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People, ages 70 to 90, showed no difference in the rate of decline in either memory or global cognition regardless of whether they ever used statins,... read more

IDEJ Update

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Medical Voice

Understanding Air Masks and Air Purifiers

Types of Respirators or Masks
1.The first type of respirator removes contaminants from the air and are called air-purifying respirators (APRs). APRs include particulate respirators, which filter out airborne particles, and "gas masks," which filter out chemicals and gases... read more

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