Evolving with the times, WHO makes significant changes in ICD-11

International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), published by WHO, for the first time classified gaming as a mental health disorder ; has made a new chapter on sexual health; and also added a new chapter on traditional medicine.The ICD is the foundation for identifying health trends and statistics worldwide. It contains around 55,000 unique codes for injuries, diseases and causes of death

Evolving with the times, WHO makes significant changes in ICD-11International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), published by WHO, which classifies around 55,000 unique codes for injuries, has for the first time classified gaming as a disorder; has made a new chapter on sexual health; and also added a new chapter on traditional medicine. It provides a common set of information that allows health professionals to […]

IMA to set-up national level task force to deal with obesity crisis

In its meeting which was held on Friday, June 15 has decided to form a task force which will aim at curbing obesity in the country. The task force will be formed under the leadership of Dr Shashank Shah, a senior bariatric surgeon from Pune

IMA to set-up national level task force to deal with obesity crisisAs obesity in India is on the rise, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has announced to form a national level task force with an objective to curb obesity in India. A recently conducted study concludes that obesity in adults as well as children is becoming acute, which also highlighted obesity is more common among women […]

Nipah virus: Kerala withdraws travel advisory

The Kerala government has lifted the travel advisory it had issued in the wake of the outbreak of deadly Nipah virus last month, that has claimed 17 lives so far. Health secretary Rajeev Sadanandan said in a statement here that it was now safe to travel to any part of the state

Nipah virus: Kerala withdraws travel advisoryKerala government has withdrawn travel advisory that it had issued on May 22 and 25 in view of Nipah virus. The travel advisory had asked people to avoid the districts of Kozhikode, Malappuram, Wayanad and Kannur. This has now been retracted. Additional Chief Secretary of State Health and Family Welfare Department, Rajeev Sadanandan, issued a […]

Government is committed to eliminating Elephantiasis: JP Nadda

During his inaugural address, Nadda said that India as a global leader is committed to eliminating Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) transmission and disease burden so that our future generations are free from Lymphatic Filariasis

Government is committed to eliminating Elephantiasis: JP NaddaUnion Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda inaugurated the 10th meeting of Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF). He stated that India will always welcome newer initiatives and research to translate into the Filariasis elimination programme. At the event, Nadda also gave away the GAELF awards to 11 countries- Cambodia, Cook […]

Formulating law to regulate private hospital, Maha govt to Bombay HC

The Maharashtra government has informed the Bombay High Court that it is in process of devising a stringent law, on similar lines to the central government’s Clinical Establishments Act, for regulating private nursing homes and hospitals

Formulating law to regulate private hospital, Maha govt to Bombay HCAppearing for the state, Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni informed the court that the draft plan for such a law was already in place, and the government was in the process of finalising some amendments to it. He stated, “Some doctors and other members of the medical community had some objections and suggestions. A committee was […]

UGC to universities: Raise anti-spitting awareness to curb disease prevalence

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has written a letter to all the universities in India and has asked them to carry out an anti-spitting awareness campaign in all the colleges. The youths can participate in various activities related to this campaign and spread awareness against this social menace

UGC to universities: Raise anti-spitting awareness to curb disease prevalence  The University Grants Commission’s (UGC) secretary Professor Rajnish Jain has written a letter on May 21 to all the universities in India. The UGC has suggested to carry out an anti-spitting awareness campaign in all universities and the colleges affiliated to it. Spitting in a public place is one of the most sickening sights […]

Hero of Kerala: Lini Puthussery died treating Nipah patients

Lini Puthussery, a 31-year-old nurse died while saving a life of a patient who was suffering from the Nipah Virus. Lini died on Sunday, and could not meet her family as she was infected by Nipah. Kerala Chief Minister and Health Minister have hailed her sacrifice as a supreme selfless service. Government has taken series of steps to support the family of the nurse who died of infection while taking care of Nipah virus affected patients. Her husband, Sajeesh, will be given government job. 10 lakhs will be deposited to the account of each of her two children

Hero of Kerala: Lini Puthussery died treating Nipah patients“Sajeeshetta, am almost on the way. I don’t think I can meet you again. Sorry. Please look after our little ones and take them to Gulf. They shouldn’t be alone like our father. With lots of love and kisses” –  Lini Puthussery These are the last words from Lini Puthussery, a 31-year-old nurse from Kerala’s […]

J P Nadda assures support to Kerala government to manage Nipah virus outbreak

The Nipah virus or NiV infection has symptoms like breathing trouble, inflammation of the brain, fever, headache, drowsiness, disorientation and delirium. A patient can slip into coma within 48 hours. There is no vaccine for the virus yet, says WHO. The main treatment for those infected is ‘intensive supportive care,’ says the UN health body

J P Nadda assures support to Kerala government to manage Nipah virus outbreakIn view of the rising number of cases and reported deaths due to Nipah Virus in Kozhikode, Kerala, J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare has assured all support to the Kerala Government and has directed a multi-disciplinary central team from National Centre for Disease Control to immediately visit the district, and […]

World Hypertension Day: Over 2.67 crore Indians suffering from hypertension

Change in lifestyle, unbalanced sleeping pattern, smoking, and liquor habits are the main contributory factors for hypertension. In Maharashtra, more than 6.60 lakh people are suffering from hypertension

World Hypertension Day: Over 2.67 crore Indians suffering from hypertensionAs per the Maharashtra Health services, in 2017-18, more than 6.60 lakh people have been diagnosed with suffering from hypertension While Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) recently conducted survey shows that in Mumbai over one lakh people are suffering from high blood pressure. In India, the figure has reached to an alarming number of 26.78 crores. […]

Varanasi: Portion of bridge collapsed – 50 trapped, 12 dead

A portion of an under construction flyover has collapsed near Cantonment railway station in Varanasi on Tuesday. Over 50 people are feared to be trapped under the debris. It is reported that those trapped under the debris are labourers

Varanasi: Portion of bridge collapsed – 50 trapped, 12 deadThe incident took place under Sigra police station near Lehartara Cancer Hospital where a part of an under-construction bridge collapsed, trapping many people who were passing underneath it. A few cars and a bus ferrying passengers are also trapped under the debris. The flyover being built was supposed to connect Varanasi Cantt railway station with […]
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