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Vaccination campaign from May 1 21.4.2018 The Tribune

Chandigarh: The state government will initiate a vaccination campaign against measles-rubella from May 1 as part of a national programme. Stating this here on Friday, Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra said, “An estimated 75 lakh children aged between nine months and 15 years will be vaccinated over a period of 4-6 weeks.” TNS

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Health Capsules 21.4.2018 tribuneindia.com
Low vit D levels up risk of diabetes  Lack of vitamin D is putting you at greater risk of diabetes, finds a research. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine and Seoul National University, studied a cohort of 903 healthy adults (mean age: 74) with no indications of either pre-diabetes or diabetes during clinic visits from 1997 to 1999, and then followed the participants through 2009. vitamin D levels in blood were measured during these visits, along with fasting plasma glucose and oral glucose tolerance. Over the course of time, there were 47 new cases of diabetes and 337 new cases of pre-diabetes, in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be categorized as type 2 diabetes. For the study, the researchers identified the minimum healthy level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in blood plasma to be 30 nanograms per ml. "We found that participants with blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D that were above 30 ng/ml had one-third of the risk of diabetes ...
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Wannabe a mom? Play less games 21.4.2018 tribuneindia.com
Dr Ritu A sportsperson would usually be considered in the pinnacle of health because of his/her gruelling workout routine. While this may hold true in the case of men, it is not so for the women. Because the same intense training that makes women good athletes also affects their fertility. According to experts, around 18 per cent of women dealing with infertility are athletes. It is a common problem in long distance runners and professional dancers. So, it is not just female athletes but any woman who likes challenging workouts or who exercises excessively can have problems in conceiving due to reduced fertility. Studies say a rigorous workout done frequently can result in poor follicular development, decreased estrogen levels and progesterone secretion and absent ovulation. Women involved in competitive sports hurt their chances of getting pregnant as they are more likely to have menstrual disorders which results in affecting the pregnancy rate. Missing or irregular menstrual cycle means their ovaries ...
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Distracted driving: Death wish 21.4.2018 tribuneindia.com
H. KISHIE SINGH According to the World Health Organization, WHO, phoning and driving increases your risk of crashing by four times. Delhi reported over 2,000 deaths due to cell phone use while the driver was behind the wheel. This doesn’t sound right. It is reported that 47 per cent of the drivers who received phone calls answered them while driving. While giving out these figures the official did admit that the reports from cell phone deaths are not accurate, they are under reported. My guestimate would be 20,000 deaths at least, considering there are around 10 lakh vehicles on Delhi roads. There are more dangers in using a cell phone. People ignore advice because it interferes with their lifestyle. While refuelling, drivers make use of the time to make a call, ignoring the sign at the filling station that says, “No Cellphones”. They don’t know that the electrical impulse in the cell phone can cause a spark and with, the highly inflammable fumes in the air, can blow everyone into kingdom come. The ...
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Ujjwala diwas celebrated, 6123 connections distributed 21.4.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, April 20

The leading oil companies of the country on Friday celebrated Ujjwala Diwas under the aegis of the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan during which 6123 Pradhan Mantri Ujwal Yojna (PMUY) connections were distributed at 61 LPG panchayats in the district.

The District Nodal Officer (DNO) of the campaign Devinder Kaur said during the panchayats eminent dignitaries addressed the gatherings of women and highlighted the importance of usage of clean cooking fuel with regard to health, economic, safety, environment benefits.

District Food and Supply Officer Neelkanth Sharma said Ujjwala Diwas was aimed at meeting the enhanced target of enrolling LPG beneficiaries and the panchayats were providing new LPG connections to the eligible beneficiaries.

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Pay 1,500, undergo six drug tests to get arms licence 21.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 20 Finally, confusion is over on the types of drug tests one must undergo to get an arms licence renewed or to apply for a fresh one. An order issued by Anjali Bhawra, Principal Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, said the dope test included medical examination and basic lab test. “The dope test for arms licence shall include screening for Morphine, Codeine, D Propoxyphene, Benzodiazepines, 9-Tetra Hydro Cannabinol (THC), Barbiturates, Cocaine, Amphetamines, Buprenorphine and Tramadol,” reads the order dated April 17. With the new charges coming into effect, the process to conduct dope test at the Civil Hospital here has come to a halt as the authorities are now waiting for new test kits to arrive. The state government has almost doubled the user charges for dope test for applicants of arms licences in government hospitals under the Punjab Health Systems Corporation (PHSC) from the existing Rs 800 to Rs 1,500. Along with it, the government has also ...
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Burns unit, oncology OPD inaugurated at GMC 21.4.2018 The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK   PANAJI Health Minister Vishwajit Rane, on Friday, inaugurated  a full-fledged burns unit and a dedicated oncology outpatient department at the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim “The unit is the only dedicated burns unit in Goa. It is well equipped for the management of critically and severely burnt patients,” said Rane while ...
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AFMS trophy awarded to Western Command Hospital 21.4.2018 The Tribune

Chandigarh, April 20

The Raksha Mantri’s Trophy and Citation for the best service hospital in the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) for the year 2017 has been awarded to the Command Hospital (Western Command), Chandimandir.

The trophy was received by the Hospital Commandant, Major General Rashmi Datta, from the defence minister, Nirmala Sitharaman at New Delhi on Friday. The hospital has won this trophy several times in the past.

The trophy was instituted in 1989 to create a healthy competition among the Command Hospitals of the Army and its equivalent hospitals in the Navy and Air Force. The best and second Best hospitals are adjudged on the basis of a number of objective criteria by a committee headed by Director General (Organisation and Personnel) with the Joint Secretary (Navy) in the Ministry of Defence being a member of the committee. — TNS

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Neeraj Bawana case: Solitary confinement can drive prisoner to insanity, says court 21.4.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Months after Gorakhpur tragedy, accused doctor languishes in jail 21.4.2018 Hindu: Home
Kafeel Ahmad Khan claims he is being framed in the infant deaths case
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Storm claims woman’s life 21.4.2018 The Tribune
Panchkula: Strong winds claimed a life in Panchkula. A woman labourer, Shanti Devi (40), died in Sector 3 after a wall at the under-construction police headquarters fell on her. She was immediately taken to the General Hospital in Sector 6, where she died.  In another incident, four persons, including two women and a child, suffered head injuries after a tent fell at the community centre in Sector 26 due to strong winds. The injured were identified as Achro Devi, Nisha Devi, Sonu and Bhavyadeep. While others were discharged from the General Hospital, Panchkula, eight-year-old Bhavyadeep was still under observation. TNS    Bus staff, children injured in Pinjore Panchkula: A tree fell on a private school van at Nanakpur village in Pinjore on Friday afternoon. Vehicle driver, a woman attendant and three students were sitting in the van at the time of the incident.  The van was badly damaged while the occupants sustained minor injuries. The injured were discharged after they were given medical aid at the ...
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Mentally ill woman beheads 8-month-old son 21.4.2018 Hindu: Cities
She was undergoing treatment at Lady Hardinge Medical College for the past nine years, say kin
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Bee attack: Doctor charged with death due to negligence 21.4.2018 Hindu: Home
The Doddabelavangala police have summoned a doctor of a private hospital following a complaint filed by a 35-year-old woman accusing him of delaying
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Sikhs celebrate ‘Charhdi Kala Diwas’ 21.4.2018 The Tribune
Jammu: The 'Charhdi Kala Diwas' of Dera Nangali Sahib, Poonch, was celebrated at Gurdwara Diginia Ashram on Friday. The religious function was organised under the supervision of Mahant Manjit Singh of Shiromani Dera Nangali Sahib, Poonch. TNS City boy wins medals    Jammu: Tathagat Chandra Shekhar, a student of Army Public School, Sunjuwan, won five gold medals in the international olympiad competition. He secured first rank in all subjects. Shekhar's mother is a psychologist and his father is working at the University of Jammu as a faculty member in the PG Department of Psychology. Principal of the school and staff members appreciated his achievement.TNS Doda, Kishtwar shut over Kathua case   Doda: Seeking justice for the eight-year-old victim in Kathua case, a partial shutdown was observed in Doda and Kishtwar districts on Friday. Shops, business establishments, schools and private institutions remained closed in the districts. However, government offices remained open. Despite heavy rain, people led ...
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2 hospitals felicitated for quality healthcare 21.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Srinagar, April 20 Union Health Minister JP Nadda has felicitated the administration of two hospitals under the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir (DHSK) for their role in promoting quality healthcare. The Health Ministry has recognised the efforts of District Hospital, Baramulla, and Community Health Centre, Sankoo, Kargil, in promoting cleanliness, hygiene and infection control, which have contributed to improved quality of care. Both hospitals were felicitated by the Union Health Minister at the national felicitation ceremony in New Delhi on Thursday. Director, Health Services, Kashmir, Dr Saleem ur Rehman has congratulated the hospital administrators and their staff. Applauding the role of every health personnel of both hospitals, Rehman said the award was a recognition of the hard work and dedication of the officers of both hospitals. A Directorate of Health Services Kashmir spokesperson said of the five hospitals selected in J&K under Kayakalp, three were from Kashmir ...
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Govt considers plan to check overprescription of drugs 21.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Srinagar April 20 Amid overprescription of drugs in J&K, the state government is considering establishing pharmacovigilance offices in medical colleges to monitor prescription by medical practitioners. Health officials say the prescription written by registered medical practitioners shall be audited by the experts in pharmacovigilance wings and reports should be submitted to the competent authority. “We are facing an epidemic of overprescription of drugs in the state. To discourage this practice and to take necessary action against those who indulge in it, a pharmacovigilance wing should be incorporated in the medical colleges,” a senior health official in the Civil Secretariat told The Tribune. He said the recommendations have come from the Director Health Services Kashmir Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman, who is chairman of the committee for drafting the J&K Health Policy to improve the healthcare system. Quoting Dr Rehman, the official said the standard treatment guidelines would be prepared ...
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KKR-backed Radiant Life Care bids for Fortis 21.4.2018 The Tribune

New Delhi, April 20

Fortis Healthcare said it has received a non-binding expression of interest from KKR-backed Radiant Life Care, making it the fifth bidder for the beleaguered firm.

Radiant Life Care has offered to acquire at least 26% stake in Fortis Healthcare (FHL) at Rs 126 per share, excluding its diagnostic business SRL.

“Our offer is demerger of hospital businesses from Fortis Healthcare into “NewCo”, excluding Fortis’ stake in SRL. All cash open offer to shareholders of NewCo at price of Rs 165 per share, adjusted for per share value of FHL’s shareholding in SRL, which is Rs 39. Net value of Rs 126 per share of the NewCo,” Radiant Life Care said. — PTI

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Of migrants and their antecedents 21.4.2018 Opinion | The Asian Age
Mr Powell was calling on the British nation to recognise the peril that threatened Britain through the presence of immigrants.
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Sacking Marlena as adviser killed hopes of govt school kids’ parents: Sisodia to PM 21.4.2018 The Tribune

New Delhi, April 20

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging the recent sacking of Atishi Marlena as the minister's adviser has dashed the hopes of poor people who used to send their children to government schools.

Asserting that the brightest of the ideas implemented by the AAP dispensation in the education sector came from Marlena, Sisodia said the Prime Minister should think of the city's children next time he "meditates".

Sisodia said, "The support that the Delhi Government has received from the Centre is known to everybody. But despite that we have done significant work in the areas of education, health, water and electricity".

"Marlena, who is a St Stephens and Oxford graduate, suggested and extensively worked on these ideas," he says. – PTI

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Zila Parishad’s quarterly meeting a damp squib 21.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Solan, April 20 The quarterly meeting of the Zila Parishad convened here on Thursday under the supervision of its chairman failed to be productive as out of the 77 agenda items pertaining to various departments as many as 54 items remained unanswered. In response to these 54 items pertaining to various departments like the HRTC, the IPH, the HP State Electricity Board Limited, PWD, Health, State Pollution Control Board, Revenue, Forest, BSNL, Education, the BBNDA and Food and Civil Supplies officials failed to respond to the queries raised by various members. Some agenda items pertaining to the problems of the villagers like lack of proper roads, buses, potable water, hand pumps, power supply and the issues related to pollution have figured in successive meetings of the Zila Parishad for years. The officials concerned, have, however, failed to furnish any information. An illustration of this point was a question raised by the Zila Parishad Chairman himself in 2011 pertaining to the ...
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