Flight crew member revives passenger by giving him CPR

A medical emergency can take place anywhere at any time, in an unlikely situation being prepared can help save a life. On Jet Airways flight number 9W 973 BLR DEL, a crew member did exactly that when a passenger on-board was in dire need of help

Flight crew member revives passenger by giving him CPRIt was a regular Thursday morning, at Bengaluru airport, as passengers were busy rushing to catch their respective flights. Meanwhile, Jet Airways crew members were engaged in completing the final round check-up of flight 9W 973 BLR DEL , which was set to take-off for Mumbai. Everything went as per schedule. Everything was normal on the plane; […]

#EkChamamchKam: A campaign to curb high salt consumption

The campaign aims to raise awareness against high salt consumption among Indians and its adverse effect on kidneys. It gained momentum with seer Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and renowned filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra lending their support to the cause on Friday

#EkChamamchKam: A campaign to curb high salt consumptionSalt consumption and its adverse effects on health have been a debated topic for quite some time now. #EkChammachKam is a campaign spearheaded by Dr Bhupendra Gandhi’s Amar Gandhi Foundation and supported by the Mumbai Kidney Foundation. Over 150 nephrologists in the city have raised a clarion call, “Ek chammach kam” (One spoon less), to […]

World TB Day: BMC to organise walkathon for ‘TB Free Mumbai’

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has kick-started its TB free initiative, as part of this initiative several programmes will be organised across the city. It will also illuminate its landmark building in red for a week to raise awareness about the disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) declares a theme on world TB Day each year. This year theme is ‘Wanted: Leaders for a TB free world’

World TB Day: BMC to organise walkathon for ‘TB Free Mumbai’TB Scenario in Mumbai: In 2017, total 45,675 drug sensitive TB patients were notified from both public and private sector in Mumbai. Due to improved awareness and private sector notification efforts, case detection has improved. In 2017, 4,891 new multi-drug resistant TB patients and 670 XDR patients were registered. This is a result of increase […]

Stroke rise in India, a worrying health issue for govt

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare addressed the issue on the rise in deaths due to brain stroke in the country. Unhealthy diet, lack of physical activity, harmful use of alcohol, overweight, obesity, tobacco use, etc. are the risk factors of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) including stroke

Stroke rise in India, a worrying health issue for govtAs per a report on ‘India: Health of Nation’s States – The India State Level Disease Burden Initiative’ published by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the incidence of stroke per 1,00,000 population was 65.91 in 1990 and 89.34 in 2016. As per the report, estimated death rates due to stroke in India is 53 […]

World TB Day: N-TB nutritional assessment app to be launched soon

The N-TB is the first of its kind app for healthcare providers. It enables the classification of the nutritional status of the patient by calculating the body mass index (BMI). If the BMI is very low, it red-flags it and provides an overview of management of severe under nutrition

World TB Day: N-TB nutritional assessment app to be launched soonOn World TB Day (24 March), the Center for Nutrition Studies, Yenepoya University, Mangalore in association with McGill International TB Centre, Montreal will release N-TB app, an android mobile based application for the nutritional assessment and counselling of adult patients with tuberculosis (TB). This app, endorsed by the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme and WHO […]

#Right2Rest: MP’s discuss Menstruation Benefit Bill

Ninong Ering, a Lok Sabha Member of Parliament from Arunachal Pradesh, had earlier moved private members’ Bill, ‘the Menstruation Benefit Bill, 2017’, which had proposed that women working in the public and private sectors get two days of paid menstrual leave every month. The Bill also seeks to provide better facilities for rest at the workplace during menstruation

#Right2Rest: MP’s discuss Menstruation Benefit BillToday, the Congress MP called on a roundtable discussion of Members of Parliament (MPs) across all party lines to talk about the bill. NCP MP Supriya Sule, BJP MP Dr Sanjay Jaiswal, Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy and Congress MP Sushmita Dev were present at the meeting. Menstruation Benefits bill is aimed at providing 2 days menstrual […]

Union Cabinet approves Ayushman Bharat

Poised to be the largest public funded health insurance scheme in the world, the beneficiaries can avail of the benefits in both public and empanelled private facilities

Union Cabinet approves Ayushman BharatThanking the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his visionary leadership and constant guidance, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda said that Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Mission (NHPM) is a major step towards universal health coverage. It will protect around 50 crore people (from about 10 crore families) from catastrophic healthcare […]

Doc to organise ‘cancer survivor meet’ to give patients positive outlook on disease

Cancer can bog down patients at times. In order to help patients suffering from cancer overcome it and lead an optimistic life, a doctor from Maharashtra will host a cancer survivor meet in Amravati

Doc to organise ‘cancer survivor meet’ to give patients positive outlook on diseaseDr Avinash Saoji, the founder and director of Prayas, an NGO based in Amravati, is set to will host a cancer survivor meet in the last week of March. The event will take place from March 31 to April 04. Cancer survivors, relatives of cancer patients, oncologists, physiatrists, dieticians and different organisations working for cancer […]

Ministry of Health launches national campaign against second-hand smoke

Being exposed to second-hand smoke affects an adult’s heart and blood vessels directly. Adult non-smokers, who live with smokers, are at about 25 per cent more risk of developing a heart disease. Almost half of children regularly breathe air polluted by tobacco smoke in public places.  Second-hand smoke causes more than 890,000 premature deaths per year

Ministry of Health launches national campaign against second-hand smoke‘Clinical’, a 30-second Public Service Announcement (PSA), revealed how exposure to second-hand smoke causes stroke and heart disease among non-smokers and encourages smokers to protect others by quitting smoking. It is the first national tobacco control mass media campaign to promote a ‘quit smoking’ helpline According to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), India, 2017, […]

‘Make one year rural stint compulsory for doctors,’ recommends health committee

Many a times, citing the unavailability of support staff, poor infrastructure, doctors refuse to report to their rural posting, and opt out for better paying urban posting. This creates a disparity between rural and urban health infrastructure. People living in rural area have very limited private medical facilities and are largely dependent on the state’s medical health system

‘Make one year rural stint compulsory for doctors,’ recommends health committeeRural India is facing an acute scarcity of medical practitioners. Owing to which, people staying in remote rural areas are deprived of the healthcare facilities. Due to the non-availability of professional healthcare staff, health schemes meant for poor and needy doesn’t reach them. In order to deal with this serious issue, the parliamentary standing committee […]
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