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4th September, 2017
Will Dr Deepak Amarapurkar's death be in vain?
 
Are we waiting for another similar event?

On August 29, Dr Deepak Amarapurkar, a renowned gastroenterologist of the country, met an untimely and a very tragic end, when he fell into an open manhole during the heavy rains in Mumbai. His body was found two days later. This was an entirely preventable death, so why did this mishap happen?
 
This is but one of several examples of non performance of civic bodies.
 
Abandoned, but open bore wells, several feet deep, have claimed the lives of many innocent children. Low hanging live cables or open cables put lives at risk.
 
India has the highest number of road traffic accidents in the world. Driver error undeniably is a major cause of road traffic accidents. But, accidents are also caused by poor road quality and poor maintenance. Potholes, uneven road surfaces, lack of traffic signals, poor street lighting, collected water on the road, traffic cones are all hazards that cause road accidents and injuries. Speed breakers on our roads are most often poorly designed. There are no warning signs, no markings on them.
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Top News
Practice Updates
 
eMedi Humor
Medicolegal Corner
eMedi Quiz
1. The source of infection is mainly clinical cases.
2. The disease is more common in dry and cold months of the year.
3. Chemoprophylaxis of close contacts of cases is recommended.
4. The vaccine is not effective in children below 2 years of age.
Lifestyle Updates
 
Inspirational Story 1: Self-Motivation
Inspirational Story 2:Do not interfere in others' business
Organ donation can save as many as 7 individuals
Indians still not very forthcoming about this process due to lack of awareness

New Delhi, 03 September 2017: According to reports, about two lakh Indians require organ donation, but not even 10% get it.[1]While Spain has a donor rate of over 34 per million people, countries such as France, Italy, and the USA stand at 20 to 30 million people. It is sad to note that currently, the rate of organ donation from the brain dead in India stands at 0.08 per million people. As per the IMA, not many Indians have the courage to agree for donating the organs of a family member even once they are confirmed as brain dead or dead.
 
Organ donation is the harvesting of an individual's organs after he or she dies for transplanting them into another person. Every individual can be an organ donor irrespective of age, caste, religion, community, current, or past medical condition.
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