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Dr KK Aggarwal

Vedic Health: In mantra or Akshra Yoga there is special mention of sibilants of the HS sounds. Yesterday I was in GAPIO meeting in Antigua and found that the GAPIUO meet was full of energy. The people transpiring the meet all had some S/h or H in the. To name a few they were Dr Sanku, Dr Sibal, Dr Sudhir, Dr Krishan, Dr Ramesh, Dr Shankar, Dr Sharma, Dr Singhal, Dr Sheth and Dr Hemadhri.

It was a coincidence, but it reminded of a Vedic saying that it’s the people who makes any organization vibrant.

About S and H Sibilant sounds श्  ष्   स्   ह्

Sa and Ha sounds govern the breath. Our breath has a natural hissing type sound and is released with a Ha-sound.

The root Sa means to take in, to inhale, to energize, to hold, to take power, to sit, to rule, to endure, and to set in motion. The sound-Sa, therefore, is the natural sound of inhalation.

Ha as a root means to give out, to exhale, to leave, to abandon, to negate, to ridicule, to cast out, to throw, and to ward off. The sound Ha, conversely, is the natural sound of exhalation.

श्  is the more important of the two. It is the seed bija sound of peace, which is Shanti. It relates of Shankara. It is calming, harmonizing and balancing. It is cooling. It means to quiet, stop, or dissolve, and also to beautify, shine, or diffuse.

These sibilants energize our prana, directing the force of Shakti through the nervous system and the spine.  Many Shakti mantras arise from Ha and Sa. These sounds create heat and electrical energy, stimulating not only the breath but also the Kundalini Shakti.

ह् and स् together as in Hsauh create a powerful sound for energizing the serpent power. The Sa-sound has a special combination with the  त्  थ् consonants, particularly in the root  ‘Stha’ meaning ‘to stand’.

Dr Vinay Aggarwal honored with Healthcare Personality of the Year 2014 award

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In a scintillating FICCI Healthcare Excellence Awards ceremony, Dr Vinay Aggarwal was conferred the prestigious “Healthcare Personality of the Year 2014” by Dr Pratap C Reddy in the august presence of Shri Manmohan Sarin, Hon’ble Lokayukt Delhi. Dr Aggarwal was given this award in recognition of his excellent business acumen and leadership skills inconducting several pioneering work in healthcare management, community services and resource mobilization.

Other prominent past recipients of this award include Dr Shivinder Mohan Singh – Group Chairman Fortis Healthcare, Dr Narottam Puri, Chairman NABH and Dr Mahesh Verma, Director Principal, Department of Dental Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College.

Dr Aggarwal is currently an elected member of the Medical Council of India and President of the Confederation of Medical Association of Asia and Oceania (CMAAO, with 24 member countries). He is the only Indian medical professional in the last two decades to take over as the President of CMAAO. It was with his efforts that 20 member countries passed a resolution on the subject “Be Human – Stop Child Abuse”, to have all the countries work together under the leadership of India.

In his capacity as Secretary General and later as National President IMA, Dr Vinay Aggarwal has been instrumental in initiating many national level projects like Anemia Free India, Save the Girl Child Campaign and HIV/AIDS Program.

The campaign, Anemia Free India, was incorporated in the School Health Scheme by the Government of India. Similarly, many of his suggestions on the issue of ‘Child Protection & Child Sexual Abuse’ were included in the recently amended Juvenile Justice Act by the Government of India.

He also conceptualized a low cost model for healthcare delivery involving non-governmental general practitioners, “National Aao Gaon Chalein Project”. He coined the slogan “Each One Adopt One” and more than 500 villages have been adopted by IMA branches all over the country under his leadership so far.

His other notable achievements include ‘Family through the Child’, Developing the ‘Alcohol Atlas of India’, convening a historical Religious Leaders’ Meeting in 2001 represented by 56 religious heads and setting up of the ‘Hospital Board of India’ to bring in quality healthcare, modern management techniques and streamline the working of hospitals in India through accreditation programs. He has also been active in sensitizing the medical fraternity regarding female foeticide and PNDT Act.

Dr Aggarwal is a recipient of several esteemed awards and honours such as Dr BC Roy National Award, Chikitsa Ratna Award and DMA Centenary Award.

Padma Shri Awardee Dr. KK Aggarwal receives the IMA AMS Dr. R.K. Menda Memorial Oration Award 2014

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Felicitated for his contribution in the field of medical ethics at the Indian Medical Association’s annual day held in Kolkata

Kolkata, June 29, 2014: Recognizing outstanding contribution in the field of medical ethics, IMA AMS – the research and academic wing of the Indian Medical Association felicitated Dr. KK Aggarwal with the Dr. R.K. Menda Memorial Oration Award at their annual day function held at Hotel Hindustan International in Kolkata on Sunday. The subject of his oration was “How to respond to complaints of medical negligence”.

 

An eminent cardiologist, President of Heart Care Foundation of India and the Senior National Vice President of the Indian Medical Association, Dr. KK Aggarwal has played an active role in streamlining the procedure of handling medical negligence cases and creating guidelines which all doctors must follow through his books and writings. Medical negligence can have a profound impact on the career of a doctor and therefore it becomes extremely important for them to be aware of the steps they must take to avoid any such situation.

Commenting on the oration, Dr. K.K. Aggarwal, Sr. National Vice President of the Indian Medical Association and the President of the Heart Care Foundation of India said, “The number of medical negligence cases we get at the Medical Council of India and the Delhi Medical Council are increasing by the year. With the increasing work pressure and competition, doctors often ignore some of the basic steps that they must take when dealing with any patient. It is extremely important that all doctors not just follow the line of treatment which has been decided in consultation with the patient or his family, but they must also document what they do and save that incase any dispute arises in the future. Following these three simple steps can help the doctor safeguard himself and his practice”.

Dr. KK Aggarwal is the recipient of three National Awards, namely the Padma Shri for brilliance in medicine and the Dr. BC Roy award for excellence in socio-medical awareness and DST National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication. Dr. KK Aggarwal has also served as a Director at IMA AKN Sinha Institute, Finance Secretary at IMA and Chairman at IMAAMS in the past.

In a joint statement, Dr. R.D. Dubey, Chairman of the organizing committee of National AMSCON 2014 along with Dr. S.K. Raj, Chairman IMA AMS HQ Hyd and Dr E. Prabhavati, Hony. Secretary IMA AMS HQ Hyderabad said, “ It gives us immense happiness to present this award to someone as deserving as Dr. KK Aggarwal. His vision and outlook towards creating health awareness and streamlining the medical practice is commendable. We congratulate him on another achievement and hope that he continues to serve the society the way he does in the future as well”.”

A pioneer of leading health initiatives, Dr. KK Aggarwal has been instrumental in bringing treatments such as clot dissolving therapy for acute heart attacks and Colour Doppler Echocardiography in the country.  In addition to this, he has also conceptualized and organized unique consumer driven health awareness platforms such as The Perfect Health Mela and the Run for your Heart as a part of his role as the President of The Heart Care Foundation of India. His most recent project within the NGO called the Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund is playing an instrumental role in providing heart care for all patients in need of treatment but do not have the financial or technical means to fund it.

Dr. KK Aggarwal’s other roles also include Dean of the Board of Medical Education Moolchand Medcity, Member Ethics Committee Medical Council of India, Chairman Ethics Committee Delhi Medical Council, Editor in Chief IJCP Group of Publications and eMedinewS and Chairman Legal Cell Indian Academy of Echocardiography.

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About Heart Care Foundation of India

Heart Care Foundation of India is a National NGO working in the field of creating health awareness for people from all walks of life about all aspects of health incorporating all pathies under one roof using low cost infotainment modules.

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Padma Shri Awardee Dr. K K Aggarwal wins the DST National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication

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Recognizing outstanding contribution to science and medicine, the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India has announced Dr. KK Aggarwal as the winner of the National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication in general for the year 2013. Dr. KK Aggarwal is an eminent cardiologist, the President of Heart Care Foundation of India and the Senior Vice President of the Indian Medical Association. The award was presented as part of National Science Day Celebrations held in New Delhi today.

A leading doctor and philanthropist, Dr. KK Aggarwal has initiated several campaigns to bridge the gap between science and health as his role as the President of The Heart Care Foundation of India, a leading national NGO. He has developed over 1000 short scientific preventive health messages aimed at educating the general public and imparted scientific training to over 90000 people on Hands Only CPR for revival after sudden death.

Dr. KK Aggarwal is also the recipient of two other National Awards, namely the Padma Shri for brilliance in medicine and the Dr. BC Roy National Award for excellence in socio-medical awareness. With the addition of the DST National Award, he becomes the only doctor in India to have received a national award in all these three prestigious categories.

Commenting on the occasion, Dr. KK Aggarwal said “It has been my endeavor to constantly spread awareness about various health issues and prevention measures in the country backed by scientific reasoning. With the increasing number of lifestyle disorders and illnesses affecting people, it has become more and more important to make people aware of ways to live a healthy and fit lifestyle. By combining scientific reasoning with medicine and treatment options, patients are more open to accepting the mode of treatment recommended for them”.

A pioneer of leading health initiatives, Dr. KK Aggarwal has been instrumental in bringing treatments such as clot dissolving therapy for acute heart attacks and Colour Doppler Echocardiography in the country.  In addition to this, he has also conceptualized and organized unique consumer driven health awareness platforms such as The Perfect Health Mela and the Run for your Heart as a part of his role as the President of The Heart Care Foundation of India. In recognition of both these initiatives, the Government of India released National Postal Commemorative Stamps of INR 6.50 & 1 respectively.

Congratulating him on the award Mr. B P Singh, Advisor and Head NCSTC,  Department of Science and Technology Government of India said this award is presented to Dr Aggarwal for his outstanding work in communication of Science and Technology especially in conceptualizing and implementing low cost science awareness modules.

A leading healthcare communicator, Dr. KK Aggarwal’s other roles also include Dean of the Board of Medical Education Moolchand  Medcity, Member Ethics Committee Medical Council of India, Chairman Ethics Committee Delhi Medical Council, Editor in Chief IJCP Group of Publications and eMedinewS and Chairman Legal Cell Indian Academy of Echocardiography.

Dr Aggarwal also runs a “Heart Care Foundation Fund” to assist heart patients financially who otherwise cannot afford surgical or other interventions.

 

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About Heart Care Foundation of India

Heart Care Foundation of India is a National NGO working in the field of creating health awareness for people from all walks of life about all aspects of health incorporating all pathies under one roof using low cost infotainment modules.

For further information please contact:

 

Ms Tanuja Bisht

PR Coordinator HCFI

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hcfimedia@gmail.com

9811887612

 

 

Heart Care Foundation of India and Citizens’ Forum to support congenital heart surgeries

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New Delhi: February 13, 2014: Heart Care Foundation of India jointly with Citizens’ Forum will assist in providing free treatment to children with congenital heart disease who otherwise cannot afford treatment.

Giving the details, Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National & DST National Science Communication Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Mr. R S P Sinha, President Citizens’ Forum in a joint statement said that children with congenital heart disease who may not be able to afford the treatment can approach the Foundation for assistance.

The Foundation will provide them free diagnosis and facilitate treatment at various hospitals in Delhi NCR. The assistance will be only for non-emergent planned surgical treatments. The Foundation reserves the right to reject or accept any application.

Most congenital heart disease today can be corrected surgically and the child can live a near normal life. Lakhs of children inIndiadie every year because they cannot afford surgical intervention.

The Foundation has started a campaign called ‘Murmur’ under which awareness is being created about how to diagnose a child with congenital heart disease, which includes holes in the heart.

A murmur is an abnormal rumbling sound which can be auscultated by a stethoscope on the heart area. Even paramedics can pick up a murmur. All children with a murmur need evaluation to rule out underlying congenital heart disease.

About HCFI : The only National Not for profit NGO, on whose mega community health education events, Govt. of India has released two National Commemorative stamps and one cancellation stamp, and who has conducted one to one training on” Hands only CPR” of 86664 people since 1st November 2012.

The CPR 10 Mantra is – “Within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better; at least for the next 10 minutes, longer the better; compress the centre of the chest of the dead person continuously and effectively with a speed of 10×10 i.e. 100 per minute.” 

Dr K K Aggarwal to Receive DST National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication in General

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Dr K K Aggarwal President Heart care Foundation of India will be awarded National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication in general for the year 2013. The award consists of Rs. 2 lakhs, a memento and a citation. The award will be presented on Feb 28 at DST Auditorium as part of National Science Day Celebrations.

Dr Aggarwal is also recipient of two other National Awards Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Award and will be the first Doctor in the country to have received these three National Awards.

The award is given by the National Council for Science & Technology Communication, an Apex Body of the Government of India under the Department of Science & Technology. The council instituted national awards to stimulate, encourage and recognize outstanding efforts in the area of science popularization and communication in 1987.

The award is presented to an individual or an institution for outstanding work in communication of science and technology and or promoting of scientific temper which had the widest impact in the country during the past five years.

Dr Aggarwal also Senior Consultant Physician and Cardiologist has immensely contributed  to the Society in Science and Technology Communication as a Clinician, Writer, Anchor, Trainer, Conceptualizer, Advisor, Researcher and Scientific Health Communicator.

Many of his low-cost science awareness modules have been recognized by the Government of India by releasing postal commemorative stamps (Run for the Heart 1991 Rs 1 Postal Stamp, Perfect Health Mela 1993 Rs 6.50 Postal Stamp and First Mega Telemedicine Camp 2012 Cancellation Stamp).

He was the Delhi Coordinator for Year of Scientific Awareness in 2004 and successfully launched and used folk artists as Sutradhars for creating scientific awareness on adolescence health and nutrition.

He has developed over 1000 preventive one liner scientific health messages for general public and provided scientific training to over 63400 people on Hands-only CPR for revival after sudden death.

His efforts in Scientific Health Awareness have also won him many prestigious National and International Awards like CMAAO IMA Oration, DMA Swasthya Ratna, Delhi Medical Association Sunder Lal Roopwati  Memorial Award , Dr Mungelar National IMA Award etc.

Dr Aggarwal is frequently quoted by electronic and print media with over 15,000 quotes. He has anchored many TV shows like over 26 episodes of “Take Care” for DD India and the currently on air “Health Wealth” on Zee Media.

 

Awardee List

1. National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication in general (Category-A):  Individual Dr K K Aggarwal, Institution: Society of Pollution & Environment Conservation Scientists.

2. National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication through Print Media including Books and Magazines (Category-B): Dr. Oum Prakash Sharma Dy  Director, IGNOU; Shri Hemant Achyut Lagvankar; Shri Bhabesh Mahanta and  Dr. N. Rajagopalan.

3.  National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Popularization among Children (Category-C): Shri Jaswinder Singh and Dr. Kailash Chandra Goswami.

ECG can be a marker for future sudden cardiac death

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All school children enrolling for competitive games should have their ECG done.

Padma Shri & Dr. B C Roy National Awardee, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India, said that routine ECG, if read correctly, can be used as a marker for sudden cardiac death, especially in children.

Dr. Aggarwal who is also Senior vice President, Indian Medical Association, said that all children being recruited for competitive sports should have their resting ECG done. ECG consists of wave which need to be interpreted by the doctors.

The Width of the wave called QRS duration is something which can be picked up even by inexperienced doctors and  nurses. A QRS width duration of more than 120 micro seconds in adults and 100 micro seconds in children 4-16 years and more than 90 micro seconds in children less than 4 years of age should warrant a specialized opinion.

Any heart rate of less than 60 or more than 100 per minute should also warrant, a further evaluation, especially if it is associated with wide QRS duration, as mentioned above. The heart rhythm should be regular and any irregularity should be evaluated.

Missing beats is a common occurrence but if a person misses his beat on exercise, it may be a sign of underlying heart blockages. In children, one should also look for QT prolongation in the ECG and if it is prolonged, it is a matter of concern.

Dr KK Aggarwal receives Harpal S Buttar Oration Award from Nobel Laureate Dr Ferid Murad

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Padma Shri & Dr. B C Roy National Awardee, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India is awarded with Harpal S Buttar Oration Award by the 6th International conference of International Academy for Cardiovascular Sciences.

The award consists of a memento and a cash prize of Rs. 10000.

The Oration was given to Dr. Aggarwal for his outstanding contribution for heart care and other achievements in cardiovascular sciences.

The Award was given by International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences India The award was given by Nobel Laureate Dr Ferid Murad of Washington University. Others who were present were Dr Harpal S Buttar himself and Dr G N Singh Drug Controller General of India.

Prof. Buttar is an eminent professor in Canada and has made significant contributions in peventive cardiology, especially role of diet.

The Oration was chaired by Dr. Robert Roberts, President and CEO, House of Ottawa Heart Institute Canada and Dr. S C Tiwari.

Dr. Aggarwal, who is also currently Senior Vice President Indian Medical Association, spoke on the concept of Savitri mantra for reviving a heart after sudden cardiac death.

Dr. Aggarwal said that consciousness does not leave the body for up to few minutes after cardiac arrest. During this period, if hands only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR 10) is attempted by bystander, the person can be revived.

At Heart Care Foundation of India, Dr. Aggarwal has designed the Savitri Mantra for easy adoption of the same by the public. It is based on the traditional Indian Vedic knowledge where Savitri fought with Yamraja and saved her husband Satyavan, probably, by doing something equivalent to hands only CPR.

The Savitri Mantra is the Formula of 10 (CPR 10), which talks about the importance of the numerical number ‘10’. It says, in English “To revive a person from sudden cardiac death, within 10 minutes of death (earlier the better), at least for the next 10 minutes (longer the better), compress the centre of the chest of the dead person by 1 ½” distance continuously with a speed of 10×10 i.e. 100 per minute.”

In Hindi it can be remembered as “Marne ke dus minute ke andar (jitna jaldi utna behtar), kam se kam agle dus minute tak (jitni der tak utna behtar, 10×10=100 ki gati se, apni chhati peetne ke bajaye mare hue aadmi ki chhati peeto.”

In a survey conducted on 1000 school children after three months, a recall value of Hindi version of the Mantra was excellent with 90% remembering the later part of the mantra and 60% remembering the complete mantra.

Over 1000 children trained in cardiac first aid

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Padma Shri & Dr.  B C Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India trained over 1000 school children at Guru Harkrishan Public School, Hargovind Enclave in cardiac first aid including how to revive a dead person after sudden cardiac death.

Speaking to the children, Dr. Aggarwal said that all school children enrolling for a competitive sports should get a cardiac evaluation done. This should include specialist consultation along with ECG and, if any abnormal heart sounds is viewed clinical chest examination and an echocardiogram should be done.

In children, even if a child dies during a strenuous exertion, he can be revived if a bystander standing attempts hand only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).  Apart, children should learn CPR 10 because they can also revive other persons with heart attack outside their school arena.

Dr. Aggarwal said that CPR learning has a special technique which involves CPR Asana and CPR Mudra. CPR Asana is standing on your knees in front of the dead person who is lying on a flat surface and CPR Mudra means straightening hands with no bending of the elbow  and compress the centre of the chest of the dead person with a speed of 10×10 i.e. 100 per minute.

Dr. Aggarwal revised the CPR mantra in the form of a chanting to every child in Hindia which says – “Marneke dus minute ke andar (jitna jaldi utna behtar), kam se kam agle dus minute tak (jitni der tak utna behtar, 10×10=100 ki gati se, apni chhati peetne ke bajaye mare hue aadmi ki chhati peeto”.

Important differences between women and men in the presentation of heart disease make it more difficult to establish a diagnosis in women, said Padma Shri and Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India. He was addressing a press conference as a curtain raiser to the 5th Dil Ka Darbar to be held on Sunday, 29th September. The event is being organized by the Heart Care Foundation of India at Constitution Club of India in association with Ayush, Department of Health, Government of NCTDelhi, LIC, MTNL, Central Bank ofIndia and GAIL.

Special Guests of Honour were Padma Shri & Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee Yogeshwar Dutt, a Bronze Medalist at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the  60kg Freestyle wrestling, Dronacharya Awardee Yashbir Singh (Wrestling coach) and Arjuna Awardee Dharmendra Dalal, a Bronze Medalist in in 120 Kg Greco-Roman style wrestling at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Dr KK Aggarwal said:

1.  Women generally present 10 years later than men and with greater riskfactor burden.

2.  Women are less likely than men to have typical angina.

3. Women in the emergency department with new onset of chest pain are approached and diagnosed less aggressively than man.

4.  Women are more likely to present initially with chest pain than a more clearly defined event such as heart attack.

5.  Symptoms of heart attack in women differ from those in men.

6.Many cases of heart attack in women are unrecognized.

7.  In women, treadmill exercise has a higher false positive rate.

8. Small vessel disease is more common in women than in men.

9.  Established risk factors in women are: Presence of history of heart
blockages; age over 55 years; high LDL (bad) or low HDL (good)
cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, high blood pressure, peripheral artery disease or family history of heart disease.

10.  Risk factors, which are more potent in women than in men are: Smoking is associated  with 50% of all coronary events in women; diabetes confers more prognostic information in women than in men.

 

Prevention in Women

For all Women

  • Moderate intensity physical activity for at least 30 minutes and for 60 to
    90 minutes for weight management on most days of the week.
  • Avoidance and cessation of cigarette smoking and passive smoking
  • Keep waist circumference less than 35 inches.
  • Take a heart-friendly diet.
  • Presence of high triglyceride levels.  One should add Omega 3 fatty acids to diet.
  • Control cholesterol level, high blood pressure and diabetes.
  • Women who smoke should avoid oral contraceptive pills.
  • Aspirin 80 mg in more than 65 years of age should be added
  • Treat underlying depression.

 Women at high risk

  • Aspirin 75 to 150 mg, as prevention
  • Control of blood pressure.
  • No use of anti oxidant vitamin supplement.
  • No use of folic acid support.
  • No Hormone Replacement Therapy.
  • Lowering of LDL cholesterol of less than 80.

 

Co-addressing the Press Conference, Mr GP Sinha GM (Mktg) MTNL said that the best gift we can give to our wives, mothers and sisters is an annual heart check up.  Dr NK Yadav, MHO, South Delhi, Medical Corporation; Dr. PK Sharma, MOH, NDMC; Dr NV Kamat, Director, Health Services, Delhi; and Sr representatives from Central Bank of India in a joint statement said that our concern in women should shift from breast cancer to heart awareness as the lifestyle adopted to prevent heart disease would also prevent breast cancer.

God give me Strength to serve you for another 45 years

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A dialogue between Krishan Kumar and Dr KK Aggarwal

Today I would like to share with you a little anecdote about how I came to be called Dr KK.

My name was Krishan Kumar till I came to Moolchand Hospital. All my school days and through college I was called Krishan. I joined Moolchand Hospital in the year 1983 and began my professional career with Dr (Col) KL Chopra. His wife said that she could not address me by my name Krishan as that was the name I shared with her husband, Dr KL Chopra. So, she gave me a new name, KK.

And that name has now stuck and it is by this name that I am now known as. To my colleagues I am Dr KK and to my friends, I am simply KK. Krishan Kumar was my name in my pre–Moolchand days and after 1983, I got the name KK.

Below is a conversation between Dr K K, the present me and Krishan, my school and college past and how grateful Dr KK is to Krishan for having lived his life the way he did.

Dr KK: Krishan, why did you not take up smoking?

Krishan: My family values were such that they did not allow me to smoke. Also, I came from a very humble background. We were not financially well off and so also I could not afford to develop such habits. I went to Wardha for my MBBS and MD and there I was greatly influenced by Gandhian ideology.

Dr KK: What about alcohol. Why do you not take alcohol?

Krishan: I never thought of taking alcohol for the same reasons I never started smoking. My family values, financial status and the teachings of Gandhi during my college days were my motivation in not drinking alcohol. They helped me to be strong and resist any peer pressure or such other influences.

Dr KK: Krishan how did you become interested in spirituality?

Krishan: My parents were very religious. So, I think my inclination towards spirituality began right from by childhood. I went to Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS), Sevagram. This was the place where Mahatma Gandhi set up his ashram. We stayed in Bapu’s ashram for 10 days. We also had prayers every Fridaywhile in college. This further fuelled my interest in spirituality. When I began working with Dr (Col) KL Chopra, I was exposed to spiritual teachings. All these contributed to my moral make up. Later on, I was greatly influenced by his son, Dr Deepak Chopra.

Dr KK: You had to go far away from home to Wardha to study medicine. Krishan, were you disheartened that you could not secure admission in a medical college in Delhi?

Krishan: No, in fact, this proved to be a blessing in disguise. I topped Nagpur University in the aggregate of all MBBS marks and received two University gold medals. I was declared the Best Graduate of the College in 1979. I returned to Delhi a person of good character and the capability to be a good doctor.

Dr KK: Krishan, I am very thankful to you that through your hard work and perseverance, I became a much better person and so became a good doctor. It is because of the person that you were that I received the prestigious Dr BC Roy National Award and subsequently the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of our country.

Police learns CPR 10

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Inaugurating the Second CPR 10 Training Programme for South Delhi Police Personnel, Mr. B S Jaiswal, DCP South said that for the sake of preserving evidence, the Police personnel should not forget to provide medical first aid or to revive a dead person. Providing first aid is the first priority at any cost.

Conducting a workshop on CPR 10, Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India, said that in the next three months all the police personnel from South District would be trained in cardiac CPR.

By learning the technique of CPR 10, one can revive victims of sudden death within 10 minutes. Sudden death may include heart attack, electrocution deaths, hypothermia deaths, deaths due to choking, drowning deaths and other deaths, which occur suddenly without notice.

Dr. Aggarwal said that it is unfortunate that in our city that medical personnel cannot reach the victim early, therefore, we have to depend on police personnel and so we need to train them so that at least they can provide first aid including cardiac first aid to the victims.

In the second session, over 600 police personnel were trained. Training will continue till training of every police personnel in South Delhi is complete.

About HCFI: The only National Not for profit NGO, on whose mega community health education events, Govt. of India has released two National commemorative stamps and one cancellation stamp, and who has conducted one to one training on” Hands only CPR” of 59455 people since 1st November 2012.

The CPR 10 Mantra is – “Within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better; at least for the next 10 minutes, longer the better; compress the centre of the chest of the dead person continuously and effectively with a speed of 10×10 i.e. 100 per minute.”

New Delhi : 27th June, Thursday 2013: This year’s MTNL Perfect Health Mela will have its activities extending over a month. Announcing this in a press conference, Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr. KK Aggarwal president Heart care foundation of India said that the activities will start on 29th September World Heart day with a Dil ka Darbar and end on 31st October with CPR Utsav atDPS Mathura Road. The main traditional mela will be held at Constitution Club of India from 23-26th October which will have exhibitions, competitions entertainment, checkups and workshops about all aspects of health incorporating all pathies under one roof.

Co addressing the conference  Mr Vinod Kumar, GM Marketing MTNL, Delhi; Mr Deepak Chanduka, GM Marketing MTNL Corporate; Dr. N V Kamath, and Dr. K S Baghotia from DHS; Dr. N K Yadav MHO MCD South, Dr. Ramesh Kumar, CMO NDMC and Dr Shally Kamra, CMO, PNDT said that the mela will focus on disaster management and prevention.

Celebrity guest for the event Pandit Jwala Prasad a music legend released the dates and the theme. He said that music and entertainment when combined with health can be more healing.

1st July doctors day

Sixty percent of people do not discuss their sexual behavior and performance with the doctor when they go for consultation

A survey of 452 people was conducted by Heart Care Foundation of India and eMedinewS on the occasion of Doctors Day. The objective of the survey was to assess the perception of doctor-patient relationship among the people.

The survey included patients, social workers, RWAs, morning walkers, college students and government employees fromDelhi.  Data was collected using a questionnaire, which the survey participants were asked to answer.

Elaborating on the observations of the survey, Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee,
Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India said that the data came up with some interesting changing trends among the people with regard to doctor-patient relationship.

Sexual preferences, choices and behaviors

a. The survey revealed that only 42% had a family physician.

b. When suffering from an illness 52% of the people would directly opt to visit a specialist and not a family physician, which is not a good trend.

c. The traditional concept of a ‘family physician’, who looked after all the health needs of a family regardless of his/her specialization, is now changing. Everybody should have a family physician for better patient care.

d. Even today, 60% people do not discuss their sexual behavior and performance with the doctor when they go for consultation.

e. 80% of the ties doctors also do not ask them about their sexual preferences, behaviors and problems.

f.  This brings them to seek help from sex quacks and advise from friends and neighborhood.

g. People are sexually active even at elderly age. The proportion of man reporting no sex is 20% at age 51-60 and 87.5% at age above 75.  In women, reporting no se is 100% after the age of seventy. 16.17% of men reported that they are facing erectile dysfunction and 17.64% are having premature ejaculation during sexual act.

h. It is customary in US medical schools to be taught, when taking a sexual history, to ask whether someone is sexually active, and if so, what are his sexual preferences?

i. The questions asked in the history include as a routine:

Sexual history: “Do you feel comfortable with your sexuality?”

Sexual preference:  “Are you sexually attracted to men, women, or both?”

Sexual high risk behavior: Do you have multiple partners

Young vs old doctors

a. 57% of people check the credentials and qualifications of a doctor before visiting them for consultation. This is a new trend in the society.

b. But, even today 63% of people put their faith in the capabilities of their doctor and not on their dress code.

c. Only 37% felt that their doctors should be well dressed in a suit and tie.

d. While 65% still feel that senior doctors with white hair can provide better patient care than their younger fashionable counterparts as they have more clinical experience.

e.  100% said that if you cannot practice “ compassion based medicine” at least practice etiquette based medicine”

Patients want privacy

40% of people did not want doctors to be their friends on Facebook. New International guidelines also warn doctors not to be connected with their patients on face book.

Doc, no smoking please

Eighty-one percent people reported being disturbed when they saw their doctors smoking in public and would not like to be treated by a doctor who smoked in front of them.

Write legibly

67% felt that their doctors should have legible handwriting and favored an electronic prescription instead.

Please provide affordable, quality and safe medical care

78% people felt that that medical profession is becoming commercialized today and should be made more affordable for a common man. 59% felt that doctors’ charging less fee is not their concern. But, 41% were of the opinion that doctors should charge less as their profession is a noble one.

Patients want doctors to spend more time with them

a. 49% people I the survey reported being satisfied with less 15 minutes of a doctor’s time; 26% wanted their doctor to spend more than 15 minutes with them and the rest wanted time till they were satisfied.

b. Even today 44% percent doctors do not advise their patients about adult vaccination. This needs immediate attention.

c. 55% people reported that their blood pressure had never been checked in both arms.

d.49% people preferred to take a dietary advice from their doctor and not from a dietitian.

e. Forty-seven percent persons did not have any health insurance. 49% of the patients did not know that when they are hiring a room in a private hospital, the insurance covers only 1% of the sum amount ensured for the bed.

f.  52% of the people do not know that error of judgment or difference of opinion is not an act of negligence on the part of the doctor.

g.  48% are unaware of the fact that a doctor is supposed to possess only an average degree of skill and knowledge and not the maximum degree of skill and knowledge when treating a patient.

h. 30% still did not know that creating violence in the hospital premises is an offence.

Patient wants second opinion from the same doctor

1. 60% would get a second opinion from their regular doctor if they are not satisfied, while 40% would like to take another opinion from another doctor

2. 72% of people do not want doctors to treat them just on clinical grounds but prefer getting investigated first. When advised investigations, 57% would ask their doctor to suggest a lab, while the rest said that they would choose their own lab.

Patient etiquette

1. 46% people said that they preferred to call their doctor directly to fix an appointment and not the secretary.

2. When calling for an appointment, 53% would choose to call on a mobile number and not the landline, whether the call is to the doctor or the secretary.

ABC of a good doctor

Where A is availability, B is behavior and C is capability.  95% of the people said that the will be satisfied if the doctors is available and has practices etiquette based medicine.

Etiquette based medicine

Remember Mnemonic AIEDT

A: Acknowledge

I: Introduce yourself

E: Explain about your plan

D: define the time spam of your plan

T thank the patient

MTNL Organises Cardiac Resuscitation Camp For Its Employees

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Inaugurating a series of cardiac  resuscitation workshops for employees of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited, Mr A K Garg, Chairman and Managing Director, MTNL, said that the organization plans to provide training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation 10 (CPR 10) to all its employees.

During  its  first session  conducted  in two batches in the Company’s Corporate Office at CGO Complex, New Delhi  where about  800 employees attended,  Shri   Garg said that  CPR 10 can revive a dead person within  the next   ten  crucial minutes.  It is effective in all kinds of sudden and unexpected deaths, and more so in  deaths caused due to electric shock and cardiac arrest. Mr Garg said that  it  is a very  important   for its employees to learn because of the reason that many times they have to work in close proximity with electrical wirings and installations in Exchanges  and at customers premises.

Conducting the practical workshop of CPR 10, Padmashri  & Dr  B.C. Roy National  Awardee Dr. K K Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India,  said that one does not need to have a medical degree to learn and practice  CPR 10:  any by-stander can revive a person within ten minutes of a clinical death.  Dr. Aggarwal said that  the Foundation has  named this as “Savitri CPR 10 Mantra”,  and as per this mantra – “within 10 minutes of death (the earlier, the better),  and at least for the next  10 minutes (the longer, the better),   compressing the centre of the chest of the victim with a speed of 10×10 i.e. 100 per minute”  by any by-stander / on-looker can bring back the victim from  the jaws of death, rather than wailing about the misfortune !  Translated to Hindi,  this mantra   is – “marne ke dus minute ke andar, kam se kam dus minute tak 10×10 = 100 prati minute ki gati se, apni chhati peetne ke badle mare hue aadmi ki chhati peeto”.!

Mr Garg also announced that with the assistance of Heart Care Foundation of India, MTNL shall be launching a free  telephone ring  tone  which can be downloaded by subscribers on the phone, that will provide step by step instructions on how to revive a person after sudden death.

In cardiac arrest CPR 10 should be started within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better, and should be continued for more than 10 minutes, said Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India, Dr. Aggarwal was conducting CPR 10 camps at Shri Rama Bharti Public School and Bal Bharti Public School at Bahadur Garh.

As per modern science and also ancient Vedic literature, life can be brought back within 48 minutes after the heart has stopped functioning.

The message for public is to start compressing the chest of the deceased victim with a speed of 100 per minute till medical help arrives. Effective and prolonged resuscitation is the key.

Over 2000 school children were trained in CPR Camp.

About HCFI : The only National Not for profit NGO, on whose mega community health education events, Govt. of India has released two National commemorative stamps and one cancellation stamp, and who has conducted one to one training on” Hands only CPR” of 50118 people since 1st November 2012.

The CPR 10 Mantra is – “within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better; at least for the next 10 minutes, longer the better; compress the centre of the chest of the dead person continuously and effectively with a speed of 10×10 i.e. 100 per minute.”