Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
8th June 2019

Supreme Court to examine MCI ordinances

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The Supreme Court has asked the government to respond to the allegation of India Medical Association (IMA) that the Ordinance has been promulgated repetitively to favor certain colleges to gain support in polls writes Jeevan Prakash Sharma in Outlook.

Before this ordinance, the government had proposed NMC Bill, 2017 to replace the Medical Council of India

IMA, has alleged in its petition in the Supreme Court that the purpose of the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 was to give permission to incompetent medical colleges so that they could give financial and other support for Lok Sabha elections....read more

Nipah Update: Contact tracing

Dr KK Aggarwal

This page will be daily updated till the Nipah scare is over. Inputs invited in this white paper.

Who is a contact: any person having history of contact with a case (person who is laboratory confirmed)

Each worker or person responsible for contact tracing should:

  • Enlist all the contacts for tracing
  • Distribute Triple layer surgical masks to each household and keep sufficient stock (but avoid misuse/un-necessary use), as it may create fear/panic.
  • IEC on Nipah virus (NiV) infection, symptoms and importance of contact tracing and home quarantine/isolation.
  • Give his telephone number and number of control room/nearest health facility...read more
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Practice Updates

After Kerala, Nipah Virus Scare Spreads to Karnataka; Alert Sounded in 8 Districts

Bengaluru: Days after a 23-year-old student was diagnosed with Nipah virus in Kerala, the Karnataka government has sounded alert in eight districts, including those on the borders of the neighboring state.

Following the Nipah outbreak report, the Health Department in Karnataka issued a circular asking administration in Chamarajanagar, Mysuru, Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada, Udupi, Shivamogga and Chikkamagaluru districts to immediately convene inter-departmental coordination committee meetings,... read more

German court sentences serial-killing nurse to life

A former nurse was convicted of killing 85 of his patients and sentenced to life imprisonment on Thursday for the worst killing spree in Germany's post-war history, multiple local media outlets reported.

Niels Hoegel, who injected his patients with lethal drugs and then played the hero by appearing to struggle to revive them, had already been convicted and sentenced for two murders in 2015.... read more

More than 1 million new curable sexually transmitted infections every day

Every day, there are more than 1 million new cases of curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among people aged 15-49 years, according to data released by the World Health Organization. This amounts to more than 376 million new cases annually of four infections - chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and syphilis.... read more

FDA advisory panel recommends approval of TB Alliance's tuberculosis treatment

Independent experts of an FDA advisory panel voted in favor of the not-for-profit TB Alliance's treatment for drug resistant tuberculosis, as a part of a three-drug combination regimen.

The panel on Tuesday voted 14-4 when asked to assess the treatment, pretomanid, in combination with Johnson & Johnson's bedaquiline and linezolid for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis... read more

Novel Diet Eases Crohn's in Kids

A Crohn's disease exclusion diet (CDED) plus partial enteral nutrition (PEN) yielded sustained remission in a randomized controlled study of children with mild to moderate Crohn's, according to Israeli and Canadian researchers..... read more

Brain changes may be linked to unexplained motor symptoms

A new study finds that people who have movement problems, symptoms that cannot be explained by an underlying disease, may have chemical changes in specific areas of the brain. The study is published in the June 5, 2019, online issue of Neurology. These symptoms, which include tremors, muscle contractions or problems with walking, are called functional or psychogenic motor symptoms.... read more

Medical Voice

Swachh Bharat has led to reduced ground water contamination

Union Minister for Jal Shakti Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat released two independent third-party studies conducted on the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) on Wednesday. These studies, commissioned by UNICEF and the Bill and Melinda Gates, were aimed at assessing the environmental impact and communication footprint of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) respectively.... read more

IDEJ Update

Indian Diabetes Educator Journal (IDEJ), 1st of its kind in India aims to keep the members of diabetes care team abreast with concepts of DSME (Diabetes self-management education) and DSMS (Diabetes self-management support). IDEJ has set a new benchmark in educating the diabetes educators about evolving the concept of DSME- reaching to more than 25000 through Digital and Print Medium..... read more

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