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Dr K K Aggarwal

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.

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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.

For further information please contact:

Talking Point Communications

Naina Aggarwal/ Shriya Mishra

9582363695/ 9650785276

naina.a@talkingpointcommunicaitons.com/ Shriya.m@talkingpointcommunications.com

HCFI Media Coordinator:

Sanjeev – 9871079105

Hcfi.1986@gmail.com

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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

ijcp12@gmail.om
hcfimedia@gmail.com

9811887612

 

 

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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.” 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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