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Saturday, 19-August-2017


Aamchi Medical Camp

27 weeks ago
  Mumbai will host the world’s biggest medical camp by gathering over 5,000 doctors and 20,000 paramedical staff and volunteers. The camp will hold programs screening several diseases related to liver, Ear-Nose-Throat, HIV and Cancer among others. The camp is being organised by city-based R.K. HIV Aids Research and Care Centre, which also said that free insurance worth Rs 6,000 crore will be distributed under the Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Surakhsha Yojana (PMJSY) to three lakh people already registered for the camp. The medical camp is being organised at Mumbai Metropolitian Region Development Authority (MMRDA) ground at Bandra Kurla Complex on Feb 19, 2017. The...

Revolutionising health

27 weeks ago
 Press trust of india Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal claimed that his government had brought a “revolution” in the education and health sectors. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader said his government’s first budget doubled the education budget and hiked the health budget by 50 per cent. Kejriwal said the expenditure incurred on health and education sectors is investment for the better future of the country. Kejriwal added if all the governments in the country, including the Central government, decided to focus on education and health, development in the country would be rapid. CM also said, “In the last two years we opened Mohalla Clinics in a l...

Equality for the patients

27 weeks ago
A notice has been issued to the Telangana government by the National Human Rights Commission over the alleged refusal of hospitals to treat a minor HIV patient citing non-availability of facilities. Accordingly, the state Chief Secretary has been asked to submit a report on the matter within six weeks. The human rights body said the 14-year-old boy underwent treatment at Hyderabad’s Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) for two weeks. He was referred to Niloufer Hospital in that city for Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) since the facility is not available at the NIMS. However, the teenager was allegedly denied admission at Niloufer Hos...


29 weeks ago
In a bid to ensure there is no medical ignorance about patients of development disabilities, Cipla Foundation in collaboration with Ummeed Child Development Centre launched a new medical therapy centre here. This centre will provide training resources that will function along with clinical services for children with problems of autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disabilities, among others. “Our centre will be able to train parents and build capacity in professionals and communities. We hope this is the beginning of a movement in India to invest in the develo...


29 weeks ago
Four 100-bed hospitals, each estimated to cost Rs 100 crore, will be set up in Tamilnadu under the Employees State Insurance Corporation scheme, said Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya. “The ministry has increased the coverage of the minimum wage limit from Rs 15,000 to Rs 21,000 so that there is an increase in enrolment of new workers. For Tamilnadu, we are going to sanction four 100-bed hospitals,” he said. The hospitals would come up in Tiruppur, Kanyakumari, Sriperumbudur and Tuticorin, Dattatreya said after chairing the State Labour Ministers and Principal Secretaries of Department of Labour Conference.


30 weeks ago
Researchers have developed an app-based game that can help you quit smoking. Recently invented, this is an android-based game that stimulates various behavioural changes in smokers. The game, Cigbreak Free works like a regular smartphone game, with players having to complete tasks to progress through various levels and earn rewards. In the game, players have to swipe a certain number of cigarettes to break them within a time limit. However, it also incorporates a combination of 37 behavioural change techniques, including showing the player the health consequences of a behaviour, gaining points for grabbing healthy items, ...


30 weeks ago
Researchers have designed molecules with the potential to deliver healing power to stressed cells  such as those involved in heart attacks. The research, at a cellular level in the laboratory, involves organic molecules that break down to release hydrogen sulphide when triggered by specific conditions such as increased oxidative stress. Oxidative stress damages cells and is tied especially to heart diseases and cancer as well as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.”We have discovered that small organic molecules can be engineered to release a molecule called carbonyl sulphide, which is the most pre...


30 weeks ago
A Mediterranean diet, comprising fruits, vegetables, olive oil and fish, may help older adults to retain more brain volume, researchers have found. The also includes beans and cereal grains such as wheat and rice, moderate amounts of fish, dairy and wine and limited red meat and poultry. “As we age, the brain shrinks and we lose brain cells which can affect learning and memory. This study adds to the body of evidence that suggests the Mediterranean diet has a positive impact on brain health,” said Michelle Luciano from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. In addition, consuming fish and meat were not related to b...


30 weeks ago
In a bid to develop the healthcare facilities in Arunachal Pradesh, the Health Mission of the state government has entered into an agreement with the Hyderabad-based Mediciti Healthcare Service Pvt Ltd. As per the agreement, the healthcare service provider will maintain the biomedical equipment at the public health institutions, including those in the PHCs. Mapping and flagging of the inventories have already begun. Mediciti Healthcare Services will administer all maintenance activities in the public health institutions on behalf of the State government. It will also perform preventive maintenance of all medical equipment...


31 weeks ago
Government think-tank NITI Aayog has launched a performance index on health services to nudge states to improve health outcomes and improve data collection systems. “This initiative (launch of ‘Performance on Health Outcomes’ index) is envisioned to bring about the much required improvements in the social sector outcomes, which have not kept pace with the economic growth in the country. It will be used to propel action in the states to improve health outcomes and improve data collection systems,” Niti Aayog said in a statement. The index is launched along with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. I...


32 weeks ago
Prices of over 50 essential drugs including those used for treatment of HIV infection, diabetes, anxiety disorders, bacterial infections, angina and acid reflux have been capped by the government, leading to a price cut in the range of five per cent to 44 per cent. The National Drug Pricing Regulator has also fixed the retail prices of 29 formulations. “NPPA has fixed/revised ceiling prices of 55 scheduled formulations of Schedule-I under Drugs (Price Control) Amendment Order, 2016 and retail price of 29 formulations under DPCO, 2013 in related Notification /order dated 23.12.2016,” National Pharmaceutical Prici...

Dalmia Greens

33 weeks ago
Industry giant Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd is committed to go big on renewable energy. It is the first cement company to join the RE100, a global collaborative initiative of the world’s most influential companies committed to 100 per cent renewable power. Currently, seven per cent of the company’s electricity source is from renewable energy. It’s the third Indian business to join the RE100 initiative, following Infosys and Tata Motors. A company statement said, after adding 8 MW solar PV capacity for its captive use, Dalmia Cement has set an ambitious interim target...