The Govt. has drafted a healthcare security law Digital Information in Healthcare Security Act (DISHA) and has invited comments and suggestions before 21st April. It has been proposed that “Any person who commits a serious breach of health care data shall be punished with imprisonment, which shall extend from three years and up to five years; or fine, which shall not be less than five lakh of rupees”.
I had been called as a special invitee for the meeting wherein this draft was being discussed. I had just taken over as the Secretary General IMA at that time. In the meeting, I voiced my opposition to this particular clause and said that the medical profession will not accept any penal provisions in this act. Because India is not yet ready to accept penal provisions for privacy and confidentiality clause.
The only thing happened at that time was that I was never again invited for any further meeting on this..... read more
1. GMC launched appeals against its own tribunal service 23 times in less than a year. As a result, seven doctors have been struck off the medical register against the advice of the GMC’s own Medical Practitioner Tribunal Service (MPTS), including Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba. Based on the GMC's own previous research it is probable that a disproportionate number were doctors from ethnic minorities. [ black and minority ethnic doctors] Dr Kailash Chand.... read more
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has published new guideline on immunotherapy adverse events in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, online February 14, 2018. Some key recommendations include: Immunotherapy can be continued with close monitoring for grade 1 toxicities, with the exception of neurologic and some hematologic toxicities..... read more
Residents whose work hours are limited are more satisfied with their training and work–life balance than those with flexible hours and longer shifts, according to results from the Individualized Comparative Effectiveness of Models Optimizing Patient Safety and Resident Education (iCOMPARE) trial published online March 20, 2018 .... read more
Findings of a study published in the March 2018 issue of the Annals of Neurology patients whose blood pressure drops after standing up without an accompanying increase in their heart rate may have a synucleinopathy, a neurodegenerative disease. .... read more
The US FDA has expanded the approval of blinatumomab (Blincyto) to include the treatment of B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), for patients in remission who still have minimal residual disease (MRD)..... read more
Women who underwent a lymph node dissection as part of the surgical management for endometrial, cervical or vulvar cancer were at increased risk for lymphedema of the lower extremity as manifested by an increase in limb volume change (LVC) of more than 10%..... read more
The aim of a study published in Emergency was to evaluate the prevalence of ST segment changes in lead aVR, and its association with the outcome of these patients. This retrospective cross sectional study analyzed medical profiles of 288 patients admitted to the emergency department with a final diagnosis of myocardial infarction (MI),..... read more
A recent study published in the International Journal of Cardiology evaluated whether comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation (CR) in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) could improve various hemodynamic parameters, obtained using simple non-invasive tests..... read more
More children being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in India With certain precautions, it is possible for kids with this condition to lead a normal life
New Delhi, 30th March 2018: The incidence of Type 1 diabetes is on the rise among children today with about 97,000 of them affected in India alone. About 32 per lakh children are affected in Delhi alone. Type 1 diabetes is also called juvenile diabetes as it affects children primarily.
Type 1 diabetes is caused when the immunity of a person turns against the body killing insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. Life can be traumatic for children with this condition as they need to regularly take insulin injections, which can become a reason for their stigmatization.