Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
28th June 2019

Non-Profit Hospitals & CEOs make the main profits

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

I was sent an important piece of information by one of my senior colleagues and when I went through it, it made sense. Even in India, in the so-called trust "not for profit" hospitals, the main take away is by the top ranking two or three non-medical executives including the marketing team distributing pay offs.

Can't doctors run hospitals? They had been running them all these years.

Why do we need marketing departments in established hospitals to entice patients? ...read more

Lok Sabha to discuss the issue of "unauthorized pathological labs and diagnostic centers" today

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The Lok Sabha admitted unstarred question no.1274 regarding "unauthorized pathological labs and diagnostic centers" asked by Shri Manoj Kotak.

This question will be answered by the Minister of Health & Family Welfare today.

The questions that have been raised are:

  • Whether government is aware about the mushrooming of diagnostic centers in country including Mumbai, which are functioning without having requisite infrastructure and qualified staff
  • If so, the details thereof, and
  • The action government has taken or proposes to take against such diagnostic centers in the country?...read more
Practice Updates

This is called public health

In the US, the Maine Center for Disease Control traced and confirmed on June 21 that all the nine cases of Hepatitis A infection reported in Aroostook County are linked to the first instance of the virus found in a Caribou restaurant worker on May 17. This is an example of what the approach should be to public health.... read more

Concern over slow decline of malnutrition in India

The World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that despite progress in combating malnutrition, more than three in 10 children are stunted in India. In a report published jointly by WFP and the Indian Government assessing the country's progress towards achieving zero hunger by 2030, it notes that in the last decade, the body mass ... read more

PAHO launches online course to address alcohol use in pregnancy

The rates of alcohol disorders among women are higher in the Region of the Americas than in any other region of the world. A new virtual course from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) will provide health care workers with the technical skills they need to identify and address alcohol consumption in pregnant women and those of reproductive age.... read more

WHO and the European Commission reinforce cooperation to help countries move towards universal health coverage

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica signed the next phase of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) partnership programme for 2019-2022, worth € 123.75 million (US$ 135 million), on June18, 2019.... read more

Cardiomyopathy in Pregnancy: Breastfeeding May Be Safe

Breastfeeding was not associated with worse myocardial recovery in peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM), the IPAC study found, throwing into question recommendations against the practice for affected mothers. In the 100-woman observational study, the 15 participants who breastfed generally had higher levels of prolactin and cytotoxic CD3+CD8+ T cells at study entry and at 6 months,... read more

Teens With Strong Connections at Home and School May Become Healthier Adults

Teens who feel understood by their parents and teachers may grow up to be healthier adults, a U.S. study suggests. Higher levels of family connectedness were linked to lower odds of emotional distress, all exposures to violence including intimate partner violence, multiple sex partners, sexually transmitted infections, and drug abuse, the study found.... read more

Medical Voice

Strategic interventions showing positive results as AES mortality rate has come down, says Health Minister

“The strategic interventions made by the Health Ministry have started paying off and are showing positive results as the mortality rate has come down significantly,” Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare stated this as he continues to review the status of AES cases of Bihar with senior officers of the Health Ministry.... read more

IDEJ Update

Indian Diabetes Educator Journal (IDEJ), 1st of its kind in India aims to keep the members of diabetes care team abreast with concepts of DSME (Diabetes self-management education) and DSMS (Diabetes self-management support). IDEJ has set a new benchmark in educating the diabetes educators about evolving the concept of DSME- reaching to more than 25000 through Digital and Print Medium..... read more

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