Generic Medicines: After Himachal and Delhi, will Maha follow?

Himachal government is mulling a law to make Generic Medicines compulsory. Soon, the Delhi Government is going to pass an order making it mandatory to all the government hospitals and doctors therein to prescribe only National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) medicines to the patients. So, will Maharashtra follow the Himachal and Delhi government’s footsteps?

Generic Medicines: After Himachal and Delhi, will Maha follow?Satyendar Jain, Minister of Health and family welfare announced that the Delhi Government is soon going to pass an order making it mandatory to all the government hospitals and Doctors therein to prescribe only National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) medicines to patients. As per Jain, MRP (Maximum Retail Prices) of the medicines should not […]

NMC Bill: ‘If our demands are not met, we will protest’

After much hue and cry over the National Commission Bill which was sent to the standing committee for recommendations. On Monday, the AIMS doctors discussed it in detail. Here are the highlights of the discussion

NMC Bill: ‘If our demands are not met, we will protest’The National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2017, which was approved by the Union Cabinet on December 18, is to set up a new and transparent system of regulating healthcare.  However, Indian Medical Association (IMA) opposes the bill. It says that the newly introduced bill is flawed then the old one. Informing about the government’s decision in […]

Delhi: Govt school students to get free sports coaching

Delhi government has approved a scheme for providing good sports training/coaching for children in Delhi government schools. Under this, private sports academies, sports clubs and private sports coaches will be allowed to use the government school playgrounds and other sports facilities. Since, childhood obesity, gadget addiction is increasing amongst the children. This move can be helpful

Delhi: Govt school students to get free sports coachingManish Sisodia, deputy chief minister of Delhi told about this scheme in a press conference in Delhi. From the total number of children who will be trained, the half of the children will be from the government schools who will be given free training/coaching. Other children will be charged fees accordingly. On Friday, Master Blaster […]

40% students in NCR region obese, says study

The study suggest that out of a range of factors leading to obesity overeating (72%) followed by genetic reasons (40%) and unmonitored food habits (33.5%) are the leading factors of weight gain. Emotional eating and binge eating are becoming very common among children

40% students in NCR region obese, says studyA survey by Max Healthcare, conducted in Delhi NCR, revealed an appalling result. It concluded that at least 40% of children, teens and adolescents in the region are overweight or obese. The survey also delves into the insights from about 1,000 parents of overweight and obese children and adolescents, which revealed that 84% girls and […]

Air pollution ups COPD cases in metros, say docs

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is broad term to describe progressive lung disease that may include emphysema, bronchitis, breathlessness and irreversible asthma and so on. With Delhi’s smog becoming a discussion in the entire country, a burning question about non-regulated air pollution is in front of us. My Medical Mantra tries to understand how air pollution is a leading cause of rising COPD in metro cities

Air pollution ups COPD cases in metros, say docsDelhi’s smog has become the topic of discussion these days. With air pollution becoming one of the prominent causes for COPD, doctors across the countries say it is worrisome. Most cases of COPD are caused by inhaling pollutants; that includes smoking (cigarettes, pipes, cigars, etc.), and second-hand smoke. Owing to which, people experience breathlessness and […]

‘Delhi we need to talk’: Virat Kohli ‘bats’ against air pollution

Team India's skipper Virat Kohli believes in voicing his opinion on issues which are of utmost important. Now, Virat who hails from Delhi has urged people to fight against pollution. In a short Twitter video, he described measures that public could adopt to curb it

‘Delhi we need to talk’: Virat Kohli ‘bats’ against air pollutionFor quite a few years, Delhi has been suffering from smog and then severe levels of pollution. But, the situation gets worse as winter begins to set in. Team India’s skipper Virat Kohli has appealed people to join hands against pollution.  In a short Twitter video with the hashtag #Muje fark padta hai, Kohli said, “Agar […]

ICMR finds ways to tackle TB

With World Health Organization (WHO) releasing its annual Tuberculosis (TB) report, it seems to have shocked the world with it staggering figures. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has now formed a committee to find ways and means to fight the battle against TB in India

ICMR finds ways to tackle TBThe Indian Tuberculosis Research Consortium (ITRC) was formed by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in Delhi. In its meeting on October 31 and November 1, International Scientific Advisory Group (ISAG) comprises global experts in the areas of TB research and has been formed to advise the ITRC on developing and translating, research and […]

Delhi: No hookah smoking in no-smoking or smoking zones

Similar to cigarettes, hookah smoking delivers the addictive drug nicotine and it is at least as toxic as cigarette smoking. While many hookah smokers may consider this practice less harmful than smoking cigarettes, hookah smoking carries many of the same health risks as cigarettes. Acting promptly on it, Health Minister, Satyendar Jain, has made it clear that hookah smoking is not allowed in no-smoking zone as per section 4 of COTPA (Cigarette & other Tobacco Products Act)

Delhi: No hookah smoking in no-smoking or smoking zonesPreviously,  hookah was mostly used by the village elders. Today,  it has gained popularity amongst the youth. People consider hookah as a safe alternative to smoking without realising that it is even more harmful and has an adverse impact on their health. According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a one hour […]

‘Evaluation of stress levels needs to become an integral part of preventive health packages’

A collaborative stress survey that was conducted by the Department of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences, Fortis Healthcare and No Worry No Tension Healthcare. 2463 individuals from across the country like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Mohali, Ludhiana, Bangalore, Chennai and Jaipur

‘Evaluation of stress levels needs to become an integral part of preventive health packages’Inherent personality traits and natural disposition of individuals play a significant role in determining their ability to tolerate stress. External factors such as life circumstances and difficulties at home play a minimal role in contributing towards stress levels. The findings of the survey suggested significant levels of stress being experienced by individuals, attributed to their […]