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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
30th September 2018
The Board of Governors taking over was inevitable

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The Niti Aayog had always wanted to change the structure of MCI for long. However, it was getting postponed either by pressure from the medical community including IMA or by the opposition political parties.

The NMC Bill had been put before the Parliament twice but had not been passed. It may not get passed in the winter session too. After that it will be National election time.

The bureaucracy is very adamant in making this change. The term of the MCI was getting over on 5th November. If the govt. had started the MCI re-election period, this would mean being elected for five more

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Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 30th September 2018

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Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) felicitates principals and teachers on World Heart Day
• The event aimed at creating awareness on antimicrobial resistance and importance of heart health
• All educators trained on hands-only CPR
New Delhi, 29th September 2018: The Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI), a leading national not-for-profit organization, organized the HCFI Teachers’ Awards on 29th September 2018, commemorating the World Heart Day, at IMA hall.About 40 principals and 10 teachers from various government and private schools in Delhi-NCR received the awards for their exemplary contribution to health education at the school level.

Dr Sanyam Bharadwaj, Controller of Examinations, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) was the Chief Guest at the event. The other dignitaries present included Padma Shri Awardee, Dr K K Aggarwal, President, HCFI; Dr Sujeet Kumar Singh Director and Dr Sunil Gupta, Additional Director National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The event was organized as a precursor to the 25th Perfect Health Mela to be held from 23rd to 27th October 2018 at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi.

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