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Vij takes dig at AAP over loss 27.4.2017 tribuneindia.com

Ambala, April 26

Taking a dig at Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) after its defeat in the Delhi MC poll, Health and Sports Minister Anil Vij today advised AAP leaders to swallow some pills to digest their defeat.

In a tweet, he wrote, “The Election Commission, along with conducting the poll, should distribute some digestive pills so that the party which loses the poll is able to digest its defeat.”

In another tweet, he wrote, “AAP suffers from indigestion after every election. After Punjab and Goa, it is not able to digest the results of Delhi MC elections.” — TNS

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Discipline and punish 27.4.2017 Opinion – The Indian Express
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Separate exams for Gian Sagar students 27.4.2017 tribuneindia.com

Faridkot,April 26

Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) has decided to conduct separate exams for about 1,500 students of various batches of Gian Sagar Medical College, Banur, as the academic and practical studies of these students was affected due to the ongoing crisis in the college.

After a meeting with the CM and Health Minister, the Department of Medical Education and Research and BFUHS today decided to conduct separate exams for the affected students after making good the loss of their academic activities, said Dr Raj Bahadur, VC, BFUHS.

The university would start the annual and supplementary theory exams for MBBS courses of different batches in May. All students of Gian Sagar college would be exempted from these exams and there would be separate exams for them. — TNS

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SAP unveils ‘GST in a Box’ to become tax-compliant 27.4.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 26 Enterprise application software provider, SAP yesterday announced the launch of ‘GST in a Box’. It is an all-inclusive solution portfolio designed to help organisations of all sizes to become tax-compliant and tax-efficient in the GST era. The company also conducted a ‘GST Health Check Drive’ in the city to evaluate and educate organisations that are preparing for their transition to the GST regime. The roadshow provided local enterprises a free ‘GST Health Check’ to help them understand their GST compliance level and help build a readiness plan. “GST is a great opportunity for organisations of all sizes to transform and boost their shift into the digital economy,” said Sunil Kharbanda, Chief Customer Officer, SAP India sub- continent. The ‘GST Health Check Drive’ covers 21 cities across India, including Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune, Kochi, Jaipur, Indore, Ludhiana, Bhubaneswar, Surat, Nasik, Chandigarh ...
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Doctors unsure of biosimilars safety 27.4.2017
Hyderabad: Safe and effective medication is becoming a major demand as the adverse events of biosimilar drugs such as Razumab, used to treat macular eye degeneration, adalimumab, used for psoriatic arthritis, and erythropoietin HX575 for chronic kidney diseases, have shown adverse side-effects recorded by various pharmcovigilance committees in hospitals in the country. A biosimilar product is a biological product that is approved based on a showing that it is highly similar to an approved biological product; it is also cheaper. The problem with biosimilar drugs is that biologics (biological products) are difficult to replicate and are sensitive to any minute changes in the manufacturing process. Dr D.S. Ratna Devi, of Indian Alliance of Patients Groups, explains: “Biosimilars have complex molecular combinations and the clinical data collected here in India is only for one disease. In European countries and United States of America they look for more than one disease indication before introducing the ...
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ECONOMIC SCAN 27.4.2017 Business – The Navhind Times
GSIA to hold seminar on GST in city on April 29 PANAJI: To make Goan manufacturing units ready for the new tax regime, Goa State Industries Association (GSIA) in association with The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and department of Commercial Taxes, is organising an interactive programme on GST-road ahead, on April 29 from 3.30 ...
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Shamna death: Apex body to send report to government, Crime Branch 27.4.2017
Kochi: The crucial meet of the medical apex body to decide on whether there was any medical negligence in the death of medico Shamna Tasneem was held on Wednesday at the Ernakulam General Hospital. However, the top officials including the Director of Health Services declined to reveal the decision taken at the closed-door meeting saying a report on the formal decision would be submitted to the state government and the Crime Branch which is probing into alleged medical negligence. “A decision has been taken. We’ll file the official report to concerned agencies in a couple of days,” a top health official said while coming out of the meet that lasted over two hours. Crime Branch officers, forensic experts, officials from the medical education department and the director general of prosecution among others attended the meet. Shamna, a second-year medical student at the Ernakulam Medical College, had died of a severe allergic reaction to ceftriaxone injection on July 18, 2016. A three-member panel which ...
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Lens on eateries at Kalamassery 27.4.2017
Kochi: Special squads constituted by district administration have started raids on eateries in Kalamassery. Given the outbreak of infectious diseases like hepatitis district collector Mohammed Y. Safirulla has strictly ordered to close down all unlicensed eateries. Closure notice will also be served on those shops operating in a bad hygiene condition. As many as 43 eateries have been raided so far. The collector has convened a second round of meeting to review the situation and recommended activities on a war footing to contain the spread of diseases. The special team consisting of officials of revenue, health, food safety and municipal corporation has been conducting inspections of restaurants and eateries during day and night.  The wayside food vendors are under the scanner as the hepatitis outbreak has been caused due to the use of contaminated water by street vendors. Restaurant owners have been instructed to provide health cards to all staff within 15 days. The special squads have found that in many ...
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Demi Lovato is one of Time's 100 most influential people 27.4.2017

Singer and actress Demi Lovato has been very vocal in her support for mental health issues and about subjects like eating disorders, addictions and even body image issues. And now, due to her support, she has been named one of Time’s 100 most influential people, reported JustJared.com.

The 24-year-old was present at the Time 100 Gala on Tuesday in New York, where she also performed on stage. As part of the Time 100 feature, Demi was described as “a remarkably talented artist and performer. But her courage, honesty and willingness to use her own experiences to help others are what make her a true star (sic)”.

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Now, clinical duties must for doctors 27.4.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 26 Battling with an acute shortage of doctors, the Health Department has ordered its doctors posted on administrative duties to perform clinical duties for 1 to 8 days in a month in accordance with the demand of their executive duties. The orders, which have come into force with immediate effect, provide that the Director General of Health Services will perform clinical duties for a day in a month while his additional director generals and directors will see patients for two days in a month. At the district level, the civil surgeons will examine patients for one day in a week, while other doctors on administrative duties like principal medical officer, medical superintendent, senior medical officers, deputy civil surgeons, deputy directors, dental directors as well as those medical and dental doctors posted in the Director’s office, NHM, civil surgeon’s office or any other office will perform clinical duties twice a week. “It is reiterated that no doctor belonging ...
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Screening of premature babies for retinopathy in five districts 27.4.2017 TOI: Pune Times
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Energy drink makers have heyday as FSSAI stays mum 27.4.2017
Hyderabad: Sports nutrition products in India are not regulated, with the Food Safety Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) having created no specific guidelines. Sports nutrition products are categorised as regular food, nutritional supplements, or dietary supplements, depending on the formulation. Those that do not fit into any categories are categorised as proprietary foods. Vilas Shirhatti who works with FSSAI’s expert group on proprietary foods says that banned substances are often found in sports nutrition products. “While these banned substances have short-term benefits, they pose health hazards in the long run. There is a list of banned ingredients which must not be used in formulations and it has to be strictly implemented,” he said. The market is flooded with energy drinks that are in great demand. P. R. Reddy, a state food inspector, says the demand for energy drinks in city colleges and in the IT hub is very high. “We can’t take random action as there is no complaint by anyone us-ing these ...
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Gujjars meet CM, seek rehab policy 27.4.2017 The Tribune

Jammu, April 26

Several deputations met Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti here today and brought many of their issues into her notice and sought their redressal.

A deputation of the Gujjar community led by Masud Choudhary demanded setting up of a tribal research centre in Jammu and adoption of a proper rehabilitation policy for the nomadic community.

Another deputation from Doda demanded construction of protection bunds at various places in the district which were washed away during floods. It also sought development of a park at the centre of the Doda town and availability of an ambulance at Paranu Health Sub Centre. A deputation of contractors also met the Chief Minister and sought redressal of their issues.

The CM listened to the demands of the deputations and promised it that they would be properly looked into. — TNS

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22 take ill after eating stale sweets, hawker held 27.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Worried about her health, Sadhvi Pragya kin hail bail order 27.4.2017 India – The Indian Express
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E.coli found in 72% of ice samples: BMC survey 27.4.2017 TOI: Mumbai
A civic public health department’s survey has found that ice served at hundreds of hawkers and restaurants across the city is contaminated with E.coli microbes. 870 samples of 948 collected by the department were found to be contaminated​. E.coli can cause diarrhea and gastroenteritis.
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Hospitals can’t hold patients hostage: HC 27.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Hospitals cannot hold patients “hostage” to extract money for unpaid bills, the Delhi High Court told a premier private city hospital for allegedly withholding custody of a patient over outstanding du...
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Help find my mother, Army jawan urges Vij 27.4.2017 The Tribune
Ambala, April 26 A distressed Army jawan met Health Minister Anil Vij here today and appealed to him to help him in finding his mother. Vij was holding Janta Darbar. Joginder, who belongs to Sonepat district, is at present posted in Jammu and Kashmir. He told the minister, “Around 10 days ago, my mother and other persons protested against a liquor shop in the village. The police detained them and did not allow us to meet them. I am not aware about whereabouts of my mother.” He said, “Some people threatened my wife for approaching the police and protesting against the liquor shop. I called up the Sonepat MP for help, but he refused to intervene. The Ganaur SHO misbehaved with me and accepted my complaint only on the SP’s orders. I want to ask the administration and the state government that who will take care of the families of Army jawans.” The police had been harassing his family and no one was listening to them, he alleged. After receiving the complaint, Vij called up the Sonepat SP and directed him to ...
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‘Expedite Presidential assent to NEET Bills’ 27.4.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
CM cites assurances given by Union Minister in letter to Modi
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Doctors continue strike for 8th day 27.4.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Doctors from various associations participated in the protest to retain 50% service quota in post-graduate courses for the eighth day on Wednesday. The Chennai district of the Tamil Nadu Government Do...
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