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2nd  September 2016
Paradigm shift in Aedes Mosquitoes over the last decade​
 
Then - It bites only in the day.
Now - It bites in the light. Day and night does not matter.

Then - It breeds in safe water.
Now - It breeds in stagnant water from natural sources.

Then - It breeds only inside the house.
Now - It breeds both inside and outside the house, in any discarded objects/containers with stagnant rainy water collection.

Then - Mosquito breeds in water tanks on the roof and coolers.
Now - It breeds both in small and large water collections. It can even grow in the caps of bottled water.

Then - Mosquito grows high in environment.
Now - Mosquito grows low in environment. Look for it lower in the walls.

Then - Mosquito nets are not needed to prevent dengue.
Now - When you sleep during day or night, use mosquito net during an outbreak.

Then - You only need to notify the confirmed cases.
Now - You also need to notify suspected cases

Then - Mosquito can lay eggs anywhere.
Now - Mosquito does not prefer to lay eggs on earthen utensils.
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Dr K K Aggarwal elected as National President, Indian Medical Association for the year 2016-17
 
New Delhi September 01, 2016: Dr K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, who is currently Hony. Secretary General of IMA has been declared unanimously elected as National President of IMA for the year 2016-17.

Dr. Ravi Wankhedkar from Maharashtra will be the National President for the year 2017-18.

Dr R.N. Tandon will take over as Hony. Secretary General.

The new team will take over on 28th December 2016 at the Holy City of Amritsar.

Commenting on the occasion, Dr. K K Aggarwal said, “It’s an honour to be elected as the National President of IMA. It gives me an opportunity to continue my services towards the medical fraternity and ensuring transparency in the working process.
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