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Dr K K Aggarwal

Dear Colleagues,

The DMC elections are scheduled to be held this year on the 4th October, Sunday. I am contesting the elections as part of the Friendly Active Initiative for Transparent Total Healthcare (FAITH ) team. The presence of Dr. Sanjiv Malik, Past National President IMA and many Past Presidents of the DMA, Dr Ramesh Dutta, Dr IP Dhalla, Dr Chander Prakash, Dr H S Kukreja including two Sitting Secretaries, Dr Ashwani Dalmia and Dr Vinod Khetarpal, give this team an edge over other groups. I seek your support for the same and also for the FAITH team. I request all my well-wishers to not only be there on Election Day, but also pass on the message to their colleagues.

The Flu Mania has almost ended but the worst is not over yet. With winter approaching, the virus is more likely to be transmitted with the possibility of a more potent, second wave of the pandemic.

Flu testing has now been sanctioned for the Private Sector, but the discrepancy in cost is beyond belief with costs ranging from Rs 4500/- to Rs 9000/-. This wide variation is bound to create confusion among the public as well as the doctors.

And much more to come?

 

Regards
Dr K K Aggarwal


DMC: Have faith in FAITH
MTNL Perfect Health Mela 
LESSON OF The Week & SMS
Heart Check up at BSNL Dil Ka Darbar 
Heart Care Foundation of India joins forces with several institutions for heavy discounts  
NEW IN PHARMA WORLD 
NEW RESEARCH
IN THE SPOT LIGHT
ONCO UPDATE 
WOMEN'S HEALTH 
ECG FORMULAE
First Aid
Laugh-a While! 
Listen to your heart  

 

DMC: Have faith in FAITH 

FAITH is the symbol of your team for the current DMC election?

The FAITH team led by Dr Sanjiv Malik, Past National President IMA comprises of dynamic and vibrant DMA leaders. Following are the names of your representatives: Sitting President Dr Naresh Chawla; five Past Presidents Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr Ramesh Dutta, Dr IP Dhalla, Dr Chander Prakash, Dr H S Kukreja), two Sitting Secretaries Dr Ashwani Dalmia and Dr Vinod Khetarpal.

 

MTNL Perfect Health Mela

The 16th MTNL Perfect Health Mela

An annual event, organized by the Heart Care Foundation of India together with various departments of Delhi Government is scheduled to begin from 3rd to 12th October 2009 at NDMC Mini Stadium Laxmibai Nagar.
The major attractions of the Mela include Heritage (interdancing school festival), Harmony (interschool festival), Divya Jyoti (inter nursing school festival), Karishma (training of trainees [TOT] for school teachers on first aid), Anmol (festival for children with special needs) and the exuberant Medico Masti (inter medical college and college festival) as well as Omegatone heart check up camp and the Swasthya Pavilion (general and specialty checkups). Also in the features of the program are Health Durbar (public audience with medical experts), Medline (live video conferencing between Delhi and Mumbai doctors interacting with patients). Jaago India (media festival), Eco- festival (involving various eco school clubs), Kaviyon Ki Kushti with Ashok Chakradhar (Kavi Sammelan), Swagat (inaugural function), and Bid adieu (valedictory function), etc are some other exciting events. The Mela will also provide free education, exhibition, general and specialty checkups, ECG, Color Doppler Echocardiography and competition opportunities.

MTNL Perfect Health Mela 2009
Highly subsidized executive blood tests will be made available to the general public at a nominal registration fee of Rs.110/- (market cost 1500/-).
LESSON OF The Week & SMS
Lesson of The WeekSMS Collection
Heart Check up at BSNL Dil Ka Darbar
Dil Ka Darbar
The BSNL Dil Ka Darbar is all set for 6th September to be held at the MAMC auditorium. The event organized on the lines of Mughal Darbar will provide a unique opportunity to all including patients with heart disease to interact with leading doctors and get answers to their questions. They would also be able to get a highly subsidized treatment. all the branded drugs, path labs, pacemakers and stents would be given at 50% of their actual cost. The Omegatone Fish Oil heart camp at the Darbar will be the special feature of the Darbar.
 

 

Heart Care Foundation of India joins forces with several institutions for heavy discounts 

Avail heavy discounts?


The Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) has liaised with many companies to bring the basic medical necessities to the general public at a very much discounted rate. All the branded drugs would be available at 50 % discount at Helpline Pharmacy 18/4 Yusuf Sarai New Delhi. Get a 50% discount of blood tests at Dr A Lalchandani Path Lab II/J36 Central Market Lajpat Nagar I. There will be a 25% discount on Professional Indemnity Insurance charges (Dr Mutreja 9811517345). Also Pacemakers will be given away at just Rs 40,000/-, non DES stents for Rs 15,000/- and DES stents at Rs 35,000/-.

 

NEW IN PHARMA WORLD

FDA Approves Saphris to Treat Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

American Psychiatry news August 2009, Volume: 2:08  
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Saphris tablets (asenapine) to treat  schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder in adults. The efficacy of Saphris in treating schizophrenia was studied in three short-term placebo-controlled and active-drug controlled clinical trials. In two of the trials, Saphris demonstrated superior efficacy compared to placebo in reducing the symptoms of schizophrenia. The efficacy of Saphris in the treatment of bipolar disorder was studied in two short-term placebo-controlled and active-drug controlled clinical trials in which Saphris was shown to be superior to placebo in treating symptoms of bipolar disorder.

Omega

The most common adverse reactions reported by patients in clinical trials being treated for schizophrenia with Saphris were the inability to sit still or remain motionless (akathisia), decreased oral sensitivity (oral hypoesthesia) and drowsiness (somnolence). The most common adverse reactions reported by patients in clinical trials using Saphris to treat bipolar disorder were drowsiness, dizziness, movement disorders other than akathisia and weight increase. Saphris is manufactured by Schering-Plough.

Coartem Receives FDA Approval Becoming First Artemisinin-Based Combination Treatment for Malaria in the US

Coartem® (artemether 20 mg/lumefantrine 120 mg), the leading artemisinin-based combination treatment (ACT) for malaria worldwide, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Coartem is a fixed-dose combination of two novel antimalarials. It is a highly-effective 3-day malaria treatment with cure rates of over 96% even in areas of multi-drug resistance. Each year millions of Americans travel to malaria-endemic regions on business or pleasure, and this has led to a rise in cases of 'travelers malaria'. Unlike patients in more than 80 countries, including in many European nations, US patients have not had access to ACTs like Coartem.
"Around the world, Coartem has eliminated suffering for millions and saved lives for hundreds of thousands of malaria patients," said Dr. Daniel Vasella, Chairman and CEO of Novartis. "With a growing number of malaria cases in the US due to rising travel, it is important to make ACT treatment such as Coartem, the most effective therapy for malaria, available to American patients as well." Each year there are nearly one million malaria-related deaths around the world. In Africa alone, a child dies every 30 seconds from malaria. To help alleviate the tremendous problem of access to treatment, Novartis provides Coartem treatments for public sector use in Africa without profit. To date, Novartis has provided more than 235 million Coartem treatments, which have helped save an estimated 600,000 lives - mostly children. "Fighting malaria is very much in America's interest and ACTs such as Coartem are important weapons against this infectious disease," said Rear Admiral Tim Ziemer, US Malaria Coordinator. "We welcome FDA approval of Coartem."-from a press release. Infectious Disease Special Edition April 2009

Breakthrough discovery may help develop breast cancer drug within 2 years

Contrary to looking at how to stop tumors from forming, British scientists have found a key molecule that cancer manipulates to spread throughout the body. And it is this molecule that kills 90% of breast cancer victims, say the researchers. They have found how breast cancer cells switch off these vital molecules, called ­microRNAs, which allow the malignant cells to spread unhindered and grow in another part of the body. Now, the scientists are working on a drug to stop this process. Around two thirds of breast cancer victims are estrogen-receptor positive, which means that they depend on the female hormone estrogen to grow. But the researchers have now discovered that microRNAs could hold the key to beating the deadly disease. In healthy cells microRNAs stop them from growing and dividing but in breast cancer cells the microRNAs are turned off, and thus the experts are hoping to develop a drug to prevent this. Dr Laura Bell, of Cancer Research UK, said: "This may one day prove useful in future drug development that aims to treat diseases where estrogen is thought to play a role, as in breast cancers that are estrogen receptor positive?.

Source: www.newkerala.com/nkfullnews-1-99056.html

Piramal completes first phase trial of new diabetes medicine

Pharmaceutical major Piramal Life Sciences said it has completed the phase-I clinical trials of its new medicine that will make the treatment of diabetes easier and affordable. The disease affects nearly 40 million people in India. And the report published by the International Diabetes Federation suggests that the number will increase to 69.9 million people by 2025.  P1736, the drug molecule as it is known currently, is being developed for the treatment of Type II diabetes. In the phase I trial, single and multiple ascending dose studies were conducted on 30 and 22 healthy volunteers in the Netherlands respectively. The company further added that the drug did not show any adverse effects on liver function and did not cause blood plasma volume expansion or weight gain.

Source: http://www.newkerala.com/nkfullnews-1-99307.html 

NEW RESEARCH

Hopes raised for Multiple sclerosis treatment

Scientists in Bristol claim results from a research project into multiple sclerosis (MS) could lead to treatment to reduce the severity of the disease. The team carried out tests on mice and found that those with higher levels of galanin, a protein within brain nerve cells, were resistant to MS. Professor David Wynick, who works on the function of galanin, said: "It has been known for some time that galanin plays a protective role in both the central and peripheral nerve systems - when a nerve is injured, levels of galanin increase dramatically in an attempt to limit cell death?. The team discovered that mice with high levels of galanin were completely resistant to the MS-like disease, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). Transgenic mice that contained no galanin at all developed a more severe form of the disease. Subsequent tests on human brain tissue affected by MS showed galanin to be specifically increased in MS lesions and shadow plaques, which are often seen in acute MS. It is a neurological condition that affects the transfer of messages from the central nervous system to the rest of the body; most common neurological disorder among young adults. However, it could be at least 10 years before a drug is developed.

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/bristol/somerset/8217972.stm

IJCP ADV

Fat in liver, not belly, cause of heart disease risk

According to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, when fat collects in the liver, people experience serious metabolic problems such as insulin resistance, which affects the body's ability to metabolize sugar. And they claim that measuring liver fat may be a better way to determine a person's risk for developing diabetes and heart disease than measuring belly fat. Having too much liver fat is known as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. For years, scientists have noted that where individuals carried body fat (visceral fat), it influences their metabolic and cardiovascular risk. However, visceral fat tracks closely with liver fat. It is found that excess fat in the liver, not visceral fat, is a key marker of metabolic dysfunction. Visceral fat might simply be an innocent bystander that is associated with liver fat. Most of the body fat, called subcutaneous fat, is located under the skin, but about 10 percent is present inside the belly, while much smaller amounts are found inside organs such as the liver and muscle.

Source: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090824151304.htm

Low-carb diets may cause atherosclerosis, impaired blood vessel growth

A scientific team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has shown that mice placed on a 12-week low carbohydrate/high-protein diet had a significant increase in atherosclerosis - a buildup of plaque in the heart's arteries, the leading cause of heart attack and stroke. It also showed the diet?s impaired ability to form new blood vessels. The researchers found that this was associated with a reduction in vascular progenitor cells, which some hypothesize could play a protective role in maintaining vascular health. The investigators proceeded to study a mouse model of atherosclerosis. These "ApoE" mice were fed one of the three diets: a standard diet of mouse ?chow? (65% carbohydrate; 15% fat; 20% protein); a ?Western diet? in keeping with the average human diet (43% carbohydrate; 42% fat; 15% protein; and 0.15% cholesterol); or a low-carb/high-protein diet (12% carbohydrate; 43% fat; 45% protein; and 0.15% cholesterol). They observed the mice after six weeks, and again at 12 weeks to find that just like in humans, the mice fed the low-carb diet gained 28% less weight than the mice fed the Western diet. The investigators looked at the animals' endothelial or vascular progenitor cell (EPC) counts, which could play a role in vessel regrowth and repair following injury. Examinations of animals' bone marrow and peripheral blood showed that the measures of EPC cells dropped fully 40% among the mice on the low-carb diet - after only two weeks. It appears that a moderate and balanced diet, coupled with regular exercise, is probably best for most people.

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8218780.stm

Scientists grow retina cells from skin-derived stem cells

The researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have successfully grown multiple types of retina cells from two types of stem cells - pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, giving new hope that damaged retinas may soon come to be repaired by cells grown from the patient's own skin. The discovery may soon lead to laboratory models for studying genetically linked eye conditions, screening new drugs to treat those conditions and understanding the development of the human eye. Meyer, one of the researchers, says the retina project began by using embryonic stem cells, but incorporated the induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells?human stem cells made from skin?as they became available. The retina develops from a group of cells that arise during the earliest stages of the developing nervous system. The Wisconsin team took cells from skin, turned them back into cells resembling embryonic stem cells, and then triggered the development of retinal cell types. Following their success, they hope that someday ophthalmologists may be able to repair damage to the retina by growing rescue or repair cells from the patient's skin.

Source: www.newkerala.com/nkfullnews-1-99040.html 

Scientists uncover how high cholesterol levels cause bone loss

Scientists have long recognized that osteoporosis patients have higher cholesterol levels, more severe clogging of the heart arteries and increased risk of stroke. The drugs that worked for osteoporosis also reduced cholesterol levels but what they didn't understand was why. Effros, a researcher, suspected a clue to the mystery involved oxidation -- cell and tissue damage resulting from exposure of the fatty acids in cholesterol to molecules known as free radicals. They examined how high levels of oxidized LDL affect bone and whether a type of immune cell called a T-cell plays a role in the process. Using blood samples from healthy human volunteers, the team isolated the participants' T-cells and cultured them in a dish. Half of the T-cells were combined with normal LDL - the rest was combined with oxidized LDL. The scientists stimulated half of the T cells to mimic an immune response and left the other half alone. "Lo and behold, both the resting and the activated T cells started churning out a chemical that stimulates cells whose sole purpose is to destroy bone," said Effros. The chemical is known as RANKL, it is involved in immune response and bone physiology.

Source: www.newkerala.com/nkfullnews-1-99178.html

How flesh bug fools immune system

A study, led by Imperial College London has shown how flesh-eating parasites responsible for the disfiguring tropical disease leishmaniasis dupe the immune system. Leishmaniasis is a serious problem in tropical and sub-tropical countries. Symptoms include disfiguring and painful skin ulcers, and in severe cases the infection can also spread to the internal organs. Patients often face social exclusion because of their disfigurement. There is currently no vaccine against the disease and, although treatments are available, they are not always effective and access is limited in many areas. Leishmania parasites are carried in the guts of sandflies. They produce a gel which turns into a plug that effectively blocks up the fly's digestive system. When an infected fly bites a human, it regurgitates this gel plug, which enters the skin alongside the parasites. A study carried out on mice shows that the plug acts to entice immune cells called ?macrophages? to the bite site. Macrophages usually kill the invading pathogens by eating and digesting them. But the gel persuades macrophages to engulf the parasites, and feed them rather than digest them. They also showed that parasites that survived the first 48 hours following infection, and the host cells infected, were both eight times higher when the gel was present. The researchers said a synthetic version of the gel might offer protection against the infection.

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8219634.stm

 

IN THE SPOT LIGHT
AJCC

Rare brain surgery helps month-old baby live

Doctors at a Gurgaon hospital successfully operated upon a month-old infant whose chances of survival were almost zero as he was born premature and was suffering from a rare brain condition; diagnosed with hydro cephalus, put simply as 'failure to thrive after birth'. An hour-and-a-half long surgery was performed upon the baby (Dev Yadav). According to doctors, what made this surgery unique was that the baby weighed only 800 grams at the time of surgery, had poor immunity and his organs and skin were not fully formed. Arun Saroha, a consultant with the neurosurgery department at Artemis Health Institute said, the baby was suffering from a condition where the cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) in the brain increases, leading to compression of the brain and consequently a decrease in brain activity. Following this, his body was unable to develop further. It is a congenital disorder because of malformation of the brain while the fetus is developing inside the mother's womb. The chances of infants suffering from this condition are one percent. The treating doctors inserted a 45 cm long shunt in the child's body, connecting his brain with the abdominal cavity, through which excessive CSF was drained into the abdominal cavity where it was absorbed. For doctors, it was a very risky operation keeping in mind Dev's condition as patients weighing less than one kilogram are unable to survive surgeries.

 
 

Man becomes cleanliness maniac after corneal transplant !

Following the cornea transplant in March this year, the 46-year-old Will Palmer can?t stand a speck of dust. He now dusts and washes and hates grime like never before. The Telegraph quoted Palmer as saying: "Since having the transplant my vision is almost 20/20. I can now notice every speck of dust and dirt and can't help but have a go at cleaning it up as I go along. Before my vision started to deteriorate my partner had to pester me into doing my bit around the house. Sarah always said I never did enough washing up and cleaning, but now I'm always at it?. It started as a joke that he might have been given the cornea of a woman, which he now thinks, might be true.

Source: in.news.yahoo.com/.../tod-man-becomes-cleanliness-maniac-after.html
 

ONCO UPDATE
Cancer Patients Who Are Separated When Diagnosed Have Worse Survival Rates
 

Among unmarried cancer patients, those who are separated at the time of diagnosis do not live as long as widowed, divorced, and never married patients. Research led by Gwen Sprehn, Ph.D., of the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis shows that good relationships are beneficial and poor relationships are deleterious. Also, many studies of cancer prognosis have found that patients who are married live longer than those who are single. The researchers assessed the 5 and 10 year survival rates of 3.79 million patients diagnosed with cancer between 1973 and 2004. They found married patients had the highest 5 and 10 year survival rates, at 63.3% and 57.5% respectively. At the other end of the spectrum, separation carried the poorest survival outcome. Specifically, the 5 and 10 year survival rates for separated patients were 45.4% and 36.8% respectively. The 5 and 10 year survival rates of widowed patients were the next lowest, at 47.2% and 40.9% respectively; for divorced patients, the respective survival rates were 52.4% and 45.6%; and for never married patients, they were 57.3% and 51.7%. The authors claimed that, stress of separation may compromise the immune system, thus creating a greater vulnerability to cancer. While additional research is needed, they say certain interventions might help patients today. For example, psychological interventions to reduce stress may impact the immune system and improve survival. 
 
 

 

WOMEN'S HEALTH

Apple-shaped women's asthma risk

Apple-shaped women with a waist bigger than 35 inches have a higher risk of developing asthma - even if their body weight is normal. Being overweight is well known to raise the risk of asthma. But a latest study analyzing data on 88,304 female teachers and school administrators, by the Northern California Cancer Center at Berkeley, suggests that the amount of weight women carry around the abdomen might be particularly important. Body mass index (BMI) has been widely used as a standard measure of obesity.  It is calculated by dividing weight in kilograms by height in meters squared: Normal: 18.5 - 24.9, Overweight: 25 - 29.9, Obese: Above 30. The results showed that overweight women were 40% more likely to have asthma than women of a normal weight. Asthma was more than twice as likely in obese women, and more than three times as likely in extremely obese women than in those of normal body weight. But some researchers argue that waist circumference may be a more useful measure because it more closely reflects levels of visceral fat deposits found around the body's organs. Visceral fat is metabolically more active - it can produce compounds that may cause inflammation. And inflammation may then be related to asthma. Also in the healthy lifestyle point of view, Leanne Metcalf, director of research at the charity Asthma UK, said that it is important that people with asthma eat a healthy, balanced diet, which is low in fat and sugar, and take regular exercise.

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8217935.stm

 

 

ECG FORMULAE

Heart Rate: Calculating the Rate

Rule of 300: Provided that the rhythm is regular, heart rate can be estimated by dividing 300 by the number of large boxes in the R-R interval.

R-R interval is 2 large boxes, rate = 150 beats/minute (300 ÷ 2)
R-R interval is 3 large boxes, rate = 100 beats/minute (300 ÷ 3)
R-R interval is 4 large boxes, rate = 75 beats/minute (300 ÷ 4)
 

QT interval should be less than half of RR interval; if high, QT is prolonged, and so on...

Heart Beat

 

IPC- Indian Penal Codes to Know

IPC 83

Act of a Child Above Seven and Under Twelve of Immature Understanding

Nothing is an offence which is done by a child above seven years of age and under twelve, who has not attained sufficient maturity of understanding to judge.

Comments: IPC code 82 and 83 are important to medical profession especially to paediatricians and family physicians. Especially, IPC code 83 requires certification from a doctor to know whether or not a child has attained sufficient maturity of understanding to judge others.

 

 
First Aid

First- degree Burns

What to do

  1. Immediately put the burned area under cold running water or apply a cold-water compress (a clean towel, washcloth, or handkerchief soaked in cold water) until pain decreases.
  2. Cover burn with non-fluffy sterile or clean bandages.
  3. Do not apply butter or grease to a burn.
  4. Do not apply other medications or home remedies without  a doctor?s recommendation
  5.  
Laugh-a While!

A professor of medicine asked a student what dosage of a particular drug should be administered to a patient. ?Five grains, sir?, replied the student confidently. But a minute later he raised his hand diffidently. ?Professor,? he gulped, ?about that last question of yours I think the answer should have been??Don?t bother, young man,? broke in the professor, glancing at his watch. ?Your patient has already been dead for thirty-five second!?

A toddler surprised his father by announcing one day that he was going to join the Army. ?But you can? t,? said his father. ? You ?re only an infant.? ?I,m going to join the Infantry.?

 

Listen to your heart 

walk

 

Activities such as brisk walking, stair-climbing, aerobic exercise, running, bicycling, swimming and sports such as tennis, etc, are especially beneficial when performed regularly.

 

 

Preparing  Presentation for a Conference 

What does the audience want?

  • Be knowledgeable
  • Be organized
  • Give clear message
  • Stay focused
  • Be prepared
Pratham Medicine

 

 

Modern medicine began in 1543 with the publication of the first complete textbook of human anatomy, "De Humanis Corporis Fabrica" by Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564).

Doctor

 

Formulae in Diabetology

Criteria for the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus

  • Symptoms   of   diabetes   plus   casual    plasma    glucose concentration   > 200   mg/dl   (11.1   mmol/l).   Casual is defined as any time of day without regard to time since last   meal.   The   classic   symptoms   of   diabetes include polyuria, polydipsia, and unexplained weight loss.  OR
  • FPG > 126 mg/dl (7.0 mmol/l). Fasting is defined as no caloric intake for at least 8 hours.  OR
  • 2-h PG > 200 mg/dl (11.1 mmol/l) during an OGTT. The test should be performed using a glucose load containing the equivalent of 75 g anhydrous glucose dissolved in water.

 

Dr Good Dr Bad

 

Make Sure

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Delhi Medical Council Needs A Visionary Leadership  

Dear Colleagues,

                   The  medical profession in the country is passing through trying times. We are faced with the challenge  of positioning our country and capital city as the global capital of health. We are also faced with the reality of a society  more hostile, litigious and suspicious of the medical  profession. Every day one hears of assaults on the profession. Every hour we face the  increasing menace of quackery breathing down our necks. AND every minute we are facing the wrath of innumerable authorities unaware of the realities of the profession.

The Delhi Medical Council (DMC) as the statutory body is responsible to provide protection to its members in discharging duties; ensure that no unqualified person practises modern scientific medicine in addition to receiving complaints form public against misconduct or negligence by doctors and take disciplinary action as deemed fit.

After the recent judgment by Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, it has become mandatory for Consumer Fora, Criminal Court and the police to first refer the matter to a compeptent doctor or committee of doctors, and only after that doctor or committee report that there is  a prima facie case of medical negligence can  notice be then issued to the concerned  doctor/hospital. Most of such cases are referred to DMC for opinion.

The  role of the DMC has thus become paramount.

With the elections for DMC already scheduled, we are now going to elect our next council for a five-year-term. It is in the interest of the medical profession and the society  at large to elect a dedicated team of professionals with  proven track record; vision and a pro-active and forward looking approach. It is these elected 8 representatives (plus 1 elected from amongst DMA members) who would represent you all and take care of the interests of the profession. 

Friends, we have been approached by innumerable colleagues in Delhi to field a team which fulfills the above. In all humility we offer ourselves to represent you in the DMC for the ensuing half a  decade. It is the under mentioned group of your representatives in DMA who have been responsible for the recent enactment of 'Delhi Medicare Service Personnel & Medical Service institution  (Prevention of Violence ) Act' by Delhi Assembly as well as the recent Supreme Court judgment protecting interests of Nursing Homes &  Medical Establishment in Delhi.

 

 

We Commit, that if elected we shall take care of the interests of the medical profession in Delhi to the best of our abilities.

 

Foremost amongst our AGENDA would be:

 

  1. To ensure that the DMC functions in a manner most transparent, positive and profession friendly.

  2. To Provide unstinted protection to medical professionals in  Delhi in discharging their professional duties.

  3. To root out the menace of quackery from Delhi by ensuring that no unqualified person  practies modern scientific system of  medicine.To adopt practical strategies for the above rather than keep making hue and cry on paper.

  4. To adopt  profession friendly strategies and prescribe a code of ethics for regulating the professional conduct of practitioners. To constantly update the profession  on issues: Legal, statutory, ethics-related which they must know.

  5. To fight for abolition of fees for Renewal of Registration in DMC.

The date of elections would be announced shortly. We shall also communicate the same to you. We look forward to your suggestions, and indulgence in this process. It's only our active indulgence today which would carve out a better future for all of us tomorrow.

Kind Regards 

Dr. Sanjiv Malik (mob. 9810026796)

 

Dr. Naresh Chawla (mob. 9811035060) 

 

Dr. Ashwini Dalmiya (mob. 9811542055)

 

Dr. K. K. Aggarwal (mob. 9811090206)

 

Dr. Chander Prakash (mob. 9810029000)

 

Dr. I. P. Dhalla (mob. 9810745433)

 

Dr. H. S. Kukreja (mob. 9810064847)

 

Dr. Vinod Khetarpal (mob. 9811054945)

 

Dr. Ramesh Dutta (mob. 9811086688)

 

 

Contact Us at:

dmcforprofession@gmail.com 

 

Delhi Medical Council

 

 

 



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