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Never hurt the ego of a person

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It is a well-known Vedic fact that if you hurt the ego of a person, he will never forgive you, especially, if you have insulted or implicated him in character assassination, or have cast implications about financial embezzlement or you call a woman as old or a man as impotent in public. For example, if I hurt the ego of a chowkidaar, next time if a patient comes to the hospital gate and asks where Dr. KK Aggarwal is, he only has to whisper, “Which Aggarwal? The one whose cases never survive?”

Also never hurt the ego of a person who is drunk. Under the influence of alcohol, a person loses his capacity to judge persons and situations. If you provoke him, he can be destructive and aggressive.

(Disclaimer: The views expressed in this write up are my own).

Music as a Drug

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Our body is the largest pharmaceutical group in the world and has the capacity to heal each and every disease. The very fact that there is a receptor for every drug in the body means that the body has the capacity to produce that drug. Music is one such modality which can heal by initiating various chains of chemical reactions in the body. Chanting vowels produces interleukin 2 in the body which works like a painkiller. Chanting nasal consonants produces tranquilizers in the body. Sounds like LUM are associated with fear VUM with attachments RUM with doubt YUM with love HUM with truthfulness and AUM with non judgmental. Various chemicals can be produced in the body by chanting of various vowels and consonants. Nasal consonants are vibrant sounds and produce vibrations of the autonomic plexus causing balance between sympathetic and parasympathetic states. More the nasal consonants in music the more will be its relaxing healing power. Listening to overtone chanting in music can also heal people in the vicinity of the music. Recitation of music can also increase or decrease respiratory rate of the singer. Lyrics which reduce respiratory rate will lead to parasympathetic healing activity. The respiratory rate of a listener too can increase and decrease if he is absorbed in the song. Listening to a song word by word and by understanding its meaning can also change the biochemistry of the listener. A song can create an excitement or a feeling of depression. A song can also work like intent by speaking in the form of prayers. Group prayers can have powerful affects and convert intent into reality through the concept of spontaneous fulfilment of desire. Music is often linked with dance both classical and western which provides additional healing. Gestures mudras bhavs and emotions associated with songs produce parasympathetic state in both the singer and the listener. Disclaimer The views expressed in this write up are my own .

Science behind regrets (Dr KK Aggarwal)

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In a US–based study, dying people were asked about their regrets, if any. The top five regrets were: 1. I wish I had the courage to live a life I wanted to live and not what others expected me to live. 2. I wish I had worked harder. 3. I wish I had the courage to express my feelings. 4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends. 5. I wish I had let myself be happier. Regrets are always based on suppression of emotions or non–fulfillment of desires and needs. These need-based desires can be at the level of physical body, mind, intellect, ego or the soul. Therefore, regrets can be at any of these levels. I did a survey of 15 of my patients and asked them a simple question that if they come to know that they are going to die in next 24 hours, what would be their biggest regret. Only one of them, a doctor said that she would have no regrets. Only one person expressed a physical regret and that was from a Yoga expert who said that her regret was not getting married till that day. Mental regrets were two. 1. A state trading businessman said, “I wish I could have taken care of my parents.” 2. A homeopathic doctor said, “I wish I could have given more time to my family.” Intellectual regrets were three. 1. A lawyer said, “I wish I could have become something in life.” 2. A businessman said, “I wish I could have helped more people.” 3. A retired revenue inspector said, “I wish I had married off my younger child.” Egoistic regrets were two. 1. One fashion designer said, “I wish I could have become a singer.” 2. A housewife said, “I wish I could have become a dietician.” Spiritual regrets were six. 1. A Consultant Government Liaison officer said, “I wish I could have made my family members happy.” 2. A businessman said, “I wish I could have meditated more.” 3. A Homeopathic doctor said, “I wish I could have spent more time with my family.” 4. A reception executive said, “I wish I could have spent more time with my parents.” 5. An entertainment CEO said, “I wish I could have taken my parents for a pilgrimage.” 6. A fashion designer said, “I wish I could have worked more for the animals.” In a very popular and successful movie, Kal Ho Na Ho, the hero was to die in the next 40 days. When asked to remember the days of his life, he could not remember 20 ecstatic instances in life. This is what happens with each one of us where we waste all our days and cannot remember more than 50 or even 20 of such instances. If we are given 40 days to live and if we live every day ecstatically, we can get inner happiness. Therefore, we should learn to live in the present instead of having a habit of postponing everything we do. We should learn to prioritize our work and do difficult work first or else we would be in a state of constant worry till that work is over. I teach my patients that they should practice confession exercise and one confession is to talk about your regrets and take them as challenge and finish before the next Tuesday. When working, there are three things which are to be remembered – passion, profession and fashion. Profession is at the level of mind, ego and spirit. We should convert our profession in such a manner that it is fashionable and passionate. Passion means working from the heart and profession means working from mind and intellect and fashion means working the same at the level of ego which is based on show–off. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this write up are entirely my own

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.

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.

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.”

One should be remain active each day of our life and not die old in old age, said Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Vice-Chairman World Fellowship of Religions. He was delivering the key note address at Om Shanti Retreat Centre, Pataudi Road, Manesar during 10th National Summit on Stress Management and Workshop on ‘How to be Healthy and Happy’ organised by Heart Care foundation of India in association with Prajapati Brahmkumari Aishwarya Vidyalaya and World Fellowship of Religions.
In another seminar on ‘Life After Death’ organised by the Foundation at IMA House, Dr. Aggarwal in conversation with Swami Parmananda Bharati said that all hospitals and medical establishments should have both a humor room as well as a prayer room. The dead body and the dying person should both be respected as it is only the physical body which dies and not the mind, intellect, ego and soul.

The aim of life should be to continue living after one’s physical body has died and that is only possible by doing positive Karmas.

Dr. Aggarwal said that the fact that we did not get moksha or liberation in our last birth means that some sufferings still remained for us to bear and the very purpose of our present birth is to face those sufferings. We should face them with happiness and not with sorrow. By doing positive karmas, we can not only neutralize our karmas of the past birth but also the bad karmas from birth till date.

In their introductory remarks, Prof. Uma Devi, Formerly at Delhi University, and Prof. Sunil Kumar, Hindi Scholar, said that the very purpose of life is to earn righteously to perform one’s Dharma with a desire to achieve inner happiness.

 

Heart Care Foundation of India and World Fellowship of Religions in association with Ministry of Earth Sciences Govt. of India and Delhi Public School Mathura Road observed World Earth Day on the theme ‘Future Earth’. More than 15 schools from different parts of Delhi took part in these competitions.

The activities included a 1 km symbolic walk to sensitize the common masses on environment-related issues. More than 800 children participated in the walk led jointly by Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardees, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India & National Vice President-Elect IMA; Mr D N Singh Additional Commissioner South Municipal; Shri Ashok Chandra Chairman, DPS Society, Rear Admiral M.M Chopra Vice Chairman DPS Society, Sh. M I Hussain Principal DPS Mathura Road and Mr. K Sareen social activist.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. Aggarwal said that the time has come when society has to work in close coordination with government agencies to ensure proper disposal of man-made environment pollutants.

The other activities held included skit competitions and cultural performances by pre primary students of DPS Mathura Road. All the participants in competitions were given certificate of participations and winners the prizes.

The celebrations ended with free heart checkup and hands-only CPR training using dummy manikins on how to save a life from sudden death within 10 minutes of death, to all teachers and parents.

On behalf of Heart Care Foundation of India, Padmashri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India created a world record by training 11459 people in Hands Only CPR 10 in one day.

The event was organized at Dr. Sampoornanand Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, C-1 Yamuna Vihar to earmark World Health Day. East Delhi Mayor Dr Annapoorna Mishra was the special guest along with Dr KK Aggarwal.

CPR 10 is based on the mantra – “Within ten minutes of death (earlier the better) for the next at least ten minutes (longer the better), compress the centre of the chest of the victim with a speed of 10×10=100 per minute”.

Prior to this event, Dr. Aggarwal on behalf of the foundation has trained more than 35000 people so far. The foundation was the first one to train 11459 people in one sitting.

Over 5 people have been revived after death using CPR 10 including one attempted by a 16 year old school girl and another by a 30 year old school teacher.

Shri J.P. Aggarwal, Member of Parliament in his message said that CPR 10 should be learnt by everybody.

In the closing ceremony star celebrity Mr Sandeep Marwah released a comic on CPR 10 and said CPR 10 should be done in any patient with no response and no respiration.

Ms Rajeshwari Kapri Principal ofSKV School said that teachers are role model to the society and must pass on the message of CPR 10 to all their students and parents. Every school should use the teachers, parents meeting to pass on the message.

Dr Aggarwal said that all school children must post the CPR Mantra on their face book and twitter accounts and must pass on the mantra to their friends.

Dr D R Rai Sr National Vice President IMA, Dr Anil Goel President Elect, Dr Harish Gupta Immediate Past President DMA and Dr Ajay Lekhi, Dr V K Goel from IMA, East Delhi Branch in a joint statement said that over 24 lac people die in the country every year with sudden deaths and 18 lac of them die before reaching the hospital. 12 lac of them can be saved if CPR 10 can be taught to one percent of the society.

Ms Nalini Kamalini the duo Kathak exponents said that all stars and celebrities should pass on the CPR mantra to the society at their stage functions.

Facts about CPR 10

1. Gasping is a sign of cardiac arrest and CPR should be started in them

2. Never learn CPR on live people

3. During CPR if the ribs break do not worry

4. After successful CPR take the victim to the hospital for further testing

5. CPR should always be done on the floor or a hard bed

6. The chest should be compressed about 1 ½ inch

7. If the body temperature is below 35 degree continue CPR for longer periods (up to 25 minutes after the body temperature had been brought back to normal)

8. CPR means cardio pulmonary resuscitation (revival of the heart and lungs)

9. In electrical deaths first disconnect the electric wire before starting CPR

10. You can alternate cardiac massage on the chest after every     two minutes (two rescuers CPR 10)

Inaugurating a symposium on prayer, faith, meditation and healing, Prof. B.M. Hegde, Chairman Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, Mangalore Kendra said that every hospital should have a prayer room where people from every religion can pray.

The symposium was organised by Heart Care Foundation of India jointly with Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan at Bhawan’s Auditorium and was participated by speakers from various religions.

Moderating the session, Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India said that often doctors get request from the patients and relations either to let them pray or have the doctors pray for them or with them. There are studies which show that prayer has a positive healing effect.

Dr. Aggarwal said that both prayer and meditation shifts one from sympathetic to parasympathetic mode and helps in healing. Positive faith in doctors and drugs also has a healing effect.

In a joint statement Mr. Ashok PradhanMr. G C GarekhanMr. J Veeraraghavanfrom Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan said that spiritually religions and cultural beliefs always play significant role in the lives of patients who are seriously ill and dying. They said that the wishes of the dying patients and their relations should be respected and their spiritual needs must be taken care of.

On the subject of praying with the patients Rev. Ivan Moses said that in Christianity dying patient’s request for the healthcare professional to pray with him or her is usually honoured. If the doctor is uncomfortable with the request to pray with the patient, he or she can sit by in silence as the patient prays in the patient’s language and tradition.

Maulana Dr. Mufti Mohammad Ahmad said that in Islam doctors may pray for patients and they are encouraged to. Islam also believes that patients should not only pray for themselves but also for other fellow patients.

Prof. Sunil Kumar and Dr Nirmal Jit Singh said that in Hinduism and Sikhism there are no specific guidelines issued to physicians praying together with the patients. But both religions believe in prayers when the person is sick.

For the first time, 10000 children, teacher and parents will be trained in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 10 (CPR 10) in one day to commemorate World Health Day. The event will be organized on 6th April, 2013, Saturday at SKV School, Yamuna Vihar,East Delhi in association with Directorate of Education, Delhi Government. Never in history have so many people been trained in CPR in one day.

Addressing a press conference, Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Vice-President (Elect) National IMA said that the Foundation has already trained more than 35000 people and over 5 lives have been saved in the last three months where the general public could save the person’s life after sudden death. A 16-year-old school girl from Birla Vidya Niketan Pushp Vihar saved her uncle and a teacher from SD Public School Pitampura saved her grandmother by doing successful CPR.

Besides hands-only CPR 10 training, on the spot competitions will also be organized like cartoon, poster, slogan and poem on the subject to sensitize teachers, parents and children, said Mr. Sandeep Marwah, Chairman, Asian Academy Film & Television Institute, Noida.

Hands-only CPR 10 is based on the mantra – “within 10 minutes of death (earlier the better), for at least next 10 minutes (longer the better), compress the chest of the victim continuously and effectively with a speed of 10×10=100 per minute.

The theme for World Health Day this year is high blood pressure. Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in urbanIndiaand over 70% of deaths amongst cardiovascular deaths are linked to hypertension, said Dr. KK Aggarwal. Besides learning CPR 10, school children should also learn about good dietary habits which include, eating more fiber, less salt, zero trans fats and zero refined carbohydrate, he further added.

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 31145 people since 1st November 2012.

The CPR 10 Mantra is – “within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better; at least for the next 10minutes, 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.”

Why do over 10 crores people visit Kumbh Maagh Mela?

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Maagh Mela is one of the largest gatherings of the world in one month’s time at one place. Over 10 crores people visit the Maha Kumbh Mela ( every twelve years) while 6-8 crores visit the Ardh Kumbh Mela which happens every six years around one crore people visit annual Maagh Mela.

During my recent visit to Maagh Mela at Allahabad, I encountered the following reasons for which people were visit such a mela:

1. People do not want to miss holy baths. Main bath days are Paush Poornima, Mauni Amavasya, Vasant Panchami and Maagh Poornima. Every day is auspicious but these four days are highly auspicious. After Maagh month is the Maha Shivratri holy bath as the last bath.

2. Many offer Tarpan to their ancestors as a part of their Shradh ceremony at the holy place.

3. International people come to remove their curiosity about the holy event.

4. Students come to do a research on the facilities created about every aspect of Maha Mela.

5. People who believe in Kalpvas stay at the site for 30 days on spiritual grounds

6. Most get full annual quota of Vitamin D through sunbath.

7. Most people who believe in removing their sins come to do their confessions under the holy bath.

5.      Many come to seek a boon as it is known that in a relaxed state whatever you ask you get.

8.      Students and family members come as a part of picnic and fun.

9.      Some people who are Nastik but they do not want to show that  Nastik come  with others.

10.  Many believe that 30 days’ continuous bath inGangawill remove their sins.

11.  Reporters and media gather from all over the world to do rare stories.

12.  Writers gather to write books and stories on the event.

13.  Political people come as they do not want to loose the opportunity to meet the people

14. Many politicians come because they fell if they do not go to Maha Kumbh, people will not appreciate.

15.  Many come to see Naga  Sadhus

16.  Others come to meet their family inAllahabadandBanaras.

17.  Getting leave in the name of Dharma is easy, hence many people take leaves and enjoy the event.

18.  Some come to see competitions among Sadhus for activities in Akharas.

19.  The venue is also a marketing opportunity for making money.  People who run the boats have an opportunity to make money to live for the next six years.

20.  Over 20000 police personnel are posted to look after the people.

21.  Army is deployed for safety purpose.

22.  It provided opportunity for people to walk, walk and walk at the venue.

23.  It is an opportunity for people to visit not onlyAllahabadbut alsoVaranasiusingAllahabadas a hub for all nearby holy places.

24. Rare opportunity to see unwritten competitions of various akharas to show their superiority.

25. Rare opportunity to see how a media center works in provides stories to the whole world.

People come their chartered flights, trains, buses and road transport from all across the country, mainly from North India.   I saw a lot of sick people walking despite their getting breathless showing a classical example of serotonin effect. There was no bomb scare anywhere.  Free food was available for everybody through lungers.  Soft drinks were missing as plastic packs/bottles were banned but still there was no diarrhea.  I could meet many heart patients who were given extra privileges as they could not walk long distances.

Healthcare for all not possible with the present budget

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In his speech when presenting the budget, the Finance Minister said that health for all and education for all is his priority but the budget allocation is only Rs. 37330 crores, which is an increase of only 7.5% in the last years allocation (planned and non-planned budget together). Medical fraternity expected it to be at least 2-3% of the GDP. Even allocation to AYUSH is only 1069 crores against 1650 crores allocated to six AIIMS-like institutions. If the Government really wanted to do something for promoting healthcare, they could have allocated for six AIIMS-like AYUSH institutions whose purpose should have been prevention so that people do not require allopathic tertiary care.

There are no tax holidays or tax exemptions for doctors living in rural areas in the present budge. Also, there was no relief for making VISA easy for medical tourism.

The Rs. 110 crores allocated for disability is not sufficient. Rs. 6000 crores should have been allocated for providing free generic drugs for people coming to government hospitals. This announcement was lacking in the budget.

Rs. 150 crores have been allocated for the care of the elderly, who constitute 8% of the total population. Elderly people usually do not have insurance as insurance companies do not give them a cover. At least 8% of the total health budget should have been allocated for the elderly.

Allocations to National Health Mission (NHM) (which covers both rural and urban population budget) is only Rs. 21200 crores, which is less than the amount used last year for which rural mission. It aims to provide urban mission money from the money received from the rural mission project. Separate budget should have been allocated for the urban mission.

Rs. 4727 crores allocated for training, education and research is also inadequate as unless you patent your own equipments and drugs, you are going to be dependent on foreign market.

India Medical Association in its recent meeting with Economic Advisor, Ministry of Health, Government of India had offered that every private doctor should be incorporated for providing healthcare facilities across the country, where the Government only had to invest on the human resource.

The government can start MD in Rural Medicine with a curriculum that teaches the art of treating the patients in limited resources. After that people can choose and do their respective post graduation. This way the doctors will not feel that it is a burden on them. There will be additional degree in MD in Rural Medicine Surgery. Such doctors serving in rural areas should be given income tax-free income.

In a multispecialty camp organized by Heart Care Foundation of India in association with East Delhi Walkers’ Association, over 2000 people were examined by a team of medical experts led by Padmashri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and National Vice President (Elect), India Medical Association.

Addressing a gathering of over 2000 people, Dr. Aggarwal said that everybody should walk at least 80 minutes a day and brisk walk 80 minutes in a week. Brisk walking means walking 80 steps per minute.

Dr. Aggarwal also interacted with senior heart surgeons: Dr. Sujay Shad, Dr. Rajesh Kaushar, Dr. Mubeen Mohammad, Dr. Sandeep Singh and Dr. Baldev  Sekhon.

In the discussion, the experts said that sore throat in children should not be neglected, especially if it is without cough and nasal discharge. Streptococcal sore throat can bite the heart permanently. Timely antibiotic in these patients can prevent permanent heart damage.

Interacting with other experts, Dr. Chanchal Pal, Dr. Shashi Bala, Dr. Prachi Garg, Dr. Pooja Garg, Dr. Varun Arya, Dr. Mini Mathur and Dr. NK Bhatia, Dr. Aggarwal said that it is better to get a swine flu as seasonal flu as mortality and morbidity is low. He said that prevention of flu involves respiratory hygiene, cough hygiene and hand hygiene. Respiratory hygiene means staying 3 feet away from the person who is coughing or sneezing. Cough etiquettes means not to cough in hands or handkerchief but on the side sleeves of the shirt. Hand hygiene means washing hands thoroughly with a soap and water after touching nasal secretion.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Sr. Orthopedic, Moolchand Medcity said that people who have joint knee problems should not use Indian latrines.

Dr. Sweta Gupta, infertility expert, said that today with advance techniques, it is possible to deliver a child in every family.

Dr. NK Bhatia, Sr. Transfusion Specialist, said that everybody can donate blood from the age of 16 to 65.

Dr Mini Mehta, Dr Nischal Gupta, Dr Saloni Tomar,  Dr Rashmi Bhaskar, Dr Chetali Jain, Dr  Rohit, Dr Gyanendra, Dr  Shelja and Dr Neeraj Gupta Homeopathic Cardiologists of India said that time has come for homeopathic doctors to specialize in cardiology and practice as homeopathic cardiologists.

Over 2000 people were trained on how to revive a dead person using the technique Hands Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. The Foundation has trained over 30000 people in the last four months.

Conducting a CPR 10 Camp at Modern Era Convent School, Janakpuri, Padamshri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India & National Vice President Elect IMA said that in last 2 ½ months at least two lives have been saved by public who has learnt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.

Dr. Aggarwal said that 50 people die every day inDelhiof a cardiac illness and 5-6 lives should be saved every day if general public learns CPR. He said that Heart Care Foundation of India plans to train one lakh people within this year.

Over 1200 school children were trained in CPR which is based on the mantra – “within 10 minutes of sudden cardiac death (earlier the better) for the next 10 minutes (longer the better) compress the centre of the chest of the victim with a speed of 10 x 10 i.e. 100.”

Addressing the gathering Ms K.G. Modi, Principal of the school said that as a good Samaritan, it is the duty of every teacher to learn CPR and in turn train parents and school children so that every child learns that CPR 10 training is not only for organization but is also for each and every person and family.

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 25409  people since 1st November 2012.

The CPR 10 Mantra is – “within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better; at least for the next 10minutes, 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.”