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Medical colleges in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh fudge data for seats 19.8.2017
Hyderabad: Medical colleges and hospitals in Telangana State and Andhra Pradesh have been furnishing false and fudged data on surgeries to increase the number of post-graduate (PG) medical seats in their colleges. According to the Medical Council of India"s Post Graduation Education Committee, minor surgeries are shown as major operations in the records of teaching hospitals. There are other anomalies too. Assistant professors are promoted as professors even though they have published no research papers. The records of GSL Medical College in Rajahmundry, in AP, show that more operations were performed than the number of patients admitted. No proper equipment and deficiency of staff are some of the other violations. Gandhi Medical College had asked for a Emergency Medicine unit but the MCI found several holes in its case. The MCI has refused to recommend increase in the number of seats in some cases and has denied recognition in other cases due to these deficiencies and irregularities. The promotion ...
Aspirants show preference for Faridkot college 19.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Faridkot, August 18 In a trend reversal, the government medical college here has emerged more-sought-after for MBBS among top rankers compared to the government medical college at Amritsar. In the second allotment list for over 1,100 MBBS seats in eight medical colleges that Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) released today, many high-ranking students preferred Guru Gobind Singh Medical College, Faridkot, to Government Medical College, Amritsar. So far, government medical college, Amritsar, is the second preference of medical students after government college Patiala. Harnoor Singh, Eesh Goyal, Panish Gupta, Arshdeep Garg, Aashna, Vivek Jain, Chahat — all candidates with good ranking in NEET — were eligible to get admission in Amritsar medical college, but they opted for Faridkot medical college. Dr Raj Bahadur, Vice-Chancellor, BFUHS, said the improved infrastructure in Faridkot college was the reason that many students had preferred this medical college over Amritsar ...
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June quarter earnings: Hits and misses 19.8.2017 Business Standard: Markets & Investing
India Inc missed earnings estimates in the June quarter even as revenue growth remained strong
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SEWA joins hands with state to empower women 19.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 18 The Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Punjab Government to empower women in the state. Renana Jhabvala, president of SEWA Bharat, said in a press note, “Through this MoU, the national federation of SEWA commits to partnering with various departments and organisations of the state government to help towards the success of their existing and future schemes and objectives on women’s welfare.” She said SEWA Bharat would mobilise women, form women’s groups and organisations, build their capacity, train skills, hold activities to improve their health, further their economic opportunities, work towards their financial and digital inclusion, help them secure assets, improve their habitats, reach out to their children and other such economic and social activities.” SEWA is a family of organisations founded by noted Gandhian Ela Bhatt, who is famous for providing services to poor women in rural economy. The ...
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Telangana: Pharm-D students irked as universities deny 'Dr' tag 19.8.2017
Hyderabad: Pharmacy students are upset with some universities which are not prefixing "Dr" in their certificates on completion of Pharm-D (Doctor of Pharmacy) and post-baccalaureate courses. Only Andhra University, Vinayaka Missions University, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in Karnataka and a few others are using the prefix. The JNTUs at Hyderabad and Kakinada, Osmania, Kakatiya, Palamuru, Krishna and Acharya Nagarjuna universities are not using the prefix. Others that do not follow the practice are Dr MGR University in Tamil Nadu, Sant Gadge Baba University, Maharashtra, and Jiwaji University, Madhya Pradesh.  Dr Sai Kumar K., president of Doctor of Pharmacy Association, said, "The UGC Act makes it mandatory for universities to issue degrees. The Pharmacy Council (PCI) of India has issued three circulars from 2008 to 2015 stating that "Dr" prefix must be attached while giving the certificate." He said some universities were not complying with the ...
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Yemen cholera outbreak eases but alert continues: Unicef 19.8.2017 World News – The Navhind Times
IANS Sanaa The cholera outbreak in Yemen, which has killed over 2,000 people, has started to recede but there was still no grounds for complacency regarding the health situation in the country, according to the Unicef. Deputy Representative of Unicef to Yemen Sherin Varkey told Efe news on Thursday that although the situation is easing ...
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Swine flu continues to haunt the state 19.8.2017 Metros | The Asian Age
According to a state health department source, 60 per cent of swine -flu deaths were registered in the high risk category.
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Newborn babies, pregnant women suffer at Aurai PHC 19.8.2017 TOI: Patna
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Army, NDRF personnel beat odds to help trapped villagers 19.8.2017 TOI: Patna
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Girl dies after measles vaccine, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, get notice 19.8.2017
GUNTUR: The Human Rights Commission of AP & Telangana States issued notices to principal secretary, medical and health, Andhra Pradesh, on Friday, directing him to submit a detailed report by August 19 on the death of 13-year-old K. Chenchu Lakshmi. The young girl died within a few hours of taking measles and rubella vaccination on August 17 at Yanadi Colony in Tadepalli mandal, Amaravati district. The child rights organisation, Balala Hakkula Sangham, believes that negligence on the part of the health officials caused the death, and filed a petition before the HRC seeking stern action against the officials concerned. The parents of the girl, Ramanaiah and Kotamma, said that on Thursday health workers visited their home and administered Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine to Chenchu Lakshmi. At around 4 pm she started shivering and by evening she had fever. She died while they were trying to shift her to hospital. Her parents believe that the vaccine was to blame and lodged a complaint at the Tadepalli ...
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Two child labourers rescued in Lahaul 19.8.2017 The Tribune
Kullu: The police have booked three persons, including a contractor, in Kaza subdivision for engaging two minors in labour work and physically abusing. Lahaul and Spiti SP Gaurav Singh said the two minor boys rescued were aged 14 and 15 years and belonged to Bihar. The SP said that police had registered a case against contractor Suraj, Sonam Gatuk and Kunjan of Kaza. OC Pulkit, Nashra become Mr, Miss Fresher   Shimla: Cultural programmes, including western dance, folk dance, classical dance, mimicry and ramp walk, by the students marked Freshers' Day organised at the Institute of Hotel Management, Catering and Nutrition, Kufri. Col Rathore from the Territorial Army Group Headquarters, Chandigarh, was the chief guest  on the occasion while Major Jitender Singh from 133 Infantary battalion, territorial Army, Kufri, was the special guest. The theme was "Tomorrow Land". Pulkit and Nashra of the first semester were declared Mr and Miss Fresher, respectively. TNS Academy organises fashion show   Hamirpur: The ...
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Doctors in cold desert to be trained to tackle emergencies 19.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Srinagar, August 18 The Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir (DHSK), is going to train doctors and paramedics from the cold desert in Ladakh to tackle medical emergencies. Health officials said the training would include basic life support (BLS), a pre-hospital care given to victims of disasters and trauma, emergency trauma and advanced cardiac life support. “Health professionals posted at vital health institutions of Ladakh will be trained in basic life support to avoid death in accident-prone areas of the cold desert,” a senior health official said. The training would be held at the state-of-the-art Kashmir Skill and Simulation Centre (KSSC), Doabiwan, in Tangmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. He said the training would start from the first week of September and would continue for the next few months in a phased manner. In the first phase, he said the training would involve 12 doctors from various specialties functioning in the Ladakh health institutions. “The training ...
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Situation in Gorakhpur's BRD medical college hospital is past the stage of prevention 19.8.2017 Politics and Nation-News-The Economic Times
Only this June, NITI Aayog painted a grim picture before UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath of the state’s health parameters.
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Rise in scrub typhus, swine flu cases 19.8.2017 The Tribune
Rise in scrub typhus, swine flu cases Shimla, August 18 The twin scare of deadly swine flu coupled with the rising number of scrub typhus (ST) cases looms large in the state mainly in Shimla, Manali and other tourist destinations Himachal has reported 10 deaths — four in Kangra, two each in Shimla and Hamirpur and one each in Chamba and Sirmaur till August 17 and 51 persons have tested positive for swine flu so far. Out of the 2,471 cases screened for scrub typhus, 199 have tested positive, said health officials. But no ST death has been reported. The scrub typhus cases have started pouring in for the last three days from different parts of the state. The IGMC reported that there was no new death due to both swine flu and the scrub typhus so far. But the hospital reported the two new cases of swine flu and eight fresh cases of ST taking the number of cases to 17 (swine flu) and 80 (ST) this season, said Dr Ramesh Chand, Senior Medical Superintendent, IGMC. — ...
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Unpotable water supply irks consumers 19.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, August 18 The private water supply chain in Jammu catering to the needs of shopkeepers, small hotels, restaurants and inns is serving water filled from ‘unknown sources’ and charging consumers Rs 750 per month. Though the sellers claim that they get the water checked every six months from the Food and Supplies Department, they fail to answer if the water is fit for consumption and does not contain germs and bacteria. The consumption of this water at Nai Basti recently led to diarrhoea and vomiting among a few residents who complained that besides dirty water, the campers in which it was brought were filthy and broken. The Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department supplies water to the sellers who in turn supply it to the shopkeepers. “In such circumstances, the six-monthly check-up of water is an eyewash. From what source the water is collected and distributed to us is not known,” said Ramesh Gupta, a mobile shop owner at Nai Basti. The owner of Aryan Sheetal Jal Company at ...
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Rs 800-crore loan to meet interim relief, DA liability 19.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, August 18 The Himachal Government will raise loans of Rs 800 crores from open market to be able to meet the liability to be accrued on account of the grant of 4 per cent each of interim relief and dearness allowance (DA) to its employees payable on September. The Finance Department today issued the notification with regard to the raising of the Rs 800 crore loan for a period of 10 years, which will help the government to pay in cash the 4 per cent interim relief on September 1, which is payable from August 1 to its employees. The total debt trap on the Himachal Government has already crossed Rs 40,000 crores, aggravating the already grim financial health of the state. This amount will be deposited in the government treasury by August 23. The total interim relief granted by the Himachal Government to its employees is 9 per cent as 5 per cent enhancement had been given earlier only. Even though it has been pointed out that the loan is being raised to meet the allocation for ...
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Shinde in attendance, Cong tries to put up united show 19.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Mandi, August 18 The Congress tried to put up a united show here today in the presence of AICC general secretary and Himachal Pradesh Congress in charge Sushil Kumar Shinde, who said the Congress was united to take on the BJP in the upcoming Assembly elections due at the end of the year. Health Minister Kaul Singh Thakur, Excise and Taxation Minister Prakash Chaudhari, Rural Development Minister Anil Sharma, chief parliamentary secretaries Mansa Ram and Sohan Lal, Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee president Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu, former Telecom Minister Sukh Ram were present on the occasion. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh accompanied Shinde on the stage. Talking to reporters Shinde claimed that the Congress was united to defeat the BJP in the forthcoming Assembly elections for which he is visiting each district to analyse the situation. He refrained from giving a direct reply to thequery over party’s CM candidate but indirectly indicated that the Virbhadra would lead the election ...
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Health matters: E-cigarettes not a healthier choice, say Doctor' s 19.8.2017
Hyderabad: Many youths are taking to e-cigarettes in an effort to beat the harmful effects of smoking cigarettes or to kick the habit, but doctors are not so sure it works. E-cigarettes run on batteries and use liquid nicotine. They do away with tobacco, tar and smoke. "I personally would not promote it as it contains nicotine which is carcinogenic," said Dr Vijay Kumar Chennamchetty, a senior pulmonologist. Psychologists say vaping, as smoking e-cigarettes is called, is not really serving the purpose as two in 10 addicts may get back to smoking regular cigarettes. "Many people are dually addicted to alcohol and smoking. They may be able to quit alcohol but not cigarettes as their bodily processes get hooked on cigarettes," said Dr O. Arvind, a psychologist. The e-cigarette market in India is managed mainly by a handful of companies, mostly start ups, who import the devices from abroad. ITC is the only major company that manufacturers e-cigarettes. The e-cigarettes are targeted at ...
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Draft law on cut practice calls for strict penalties 19.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Proposes Anti-Corruption Bureau inquiries, fines on culprits
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‘Roving Robot’ on tour of A.P. 19.8.2017 Hindu: Home
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