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Over 1000 students trained in CPR 10 at Bal Bharati Public School

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Giving the practical training at Bal Bharati Public School, Dwarka, Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Vice President (Elect) IMA said that the origin of CPR is well described in our mythology. Savitri fighting with Yamraj to save the life of Satyavan probably was the first example of CPR in the Vedic era.

Dr. Aggarwal who gave training to over 1000 school children said that every person should learn the Savitri CPR 10 Mantra “Marne ke dus minute ke bheetar (jitna jaldi utna behtar) kam se kam agle dus minute tak (jitni der tak ho utna behtar) apni chhati peetne ke badle mare hue vyakti ki chhati peeto”.

Because of this mantra, many lives have been saved in the past few months said.

Eighty percent of sudden cardiac deaths can be revived if the bystander learns CPR 10 and performs CPR 10 on a dead person within 10 minutes of death. Remember, in 10 minutes the victim cannot be taken to the hospital or a doctor may not be able to reach the victim’s site.

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 46674 people since 1st November 2012.

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.

 

Inaugurating a 2-day 10th national summit on Stress Management and a workshop on “How to be Healthy and Happy”, Mr. Rakesh Mehta, Election Commissioner of Delhi said that meditation should be taught as a part of our school curriculum. Yoga, pranayama and meditation, if taught early, can take care of rising problems of diabetes, heart attack and blood pressure in the society.

Speaking on the occasion, Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Vice-Chairman, World Fellowship of Religions, said that by learning the Vedic lifestyle, one acquires the strength to bear any illness. Spiritual people develop disease but learn not to suffer from it. Ninety percent of happiness lies in our hands. One can choose to be happy and healthy either by making informed choices or re-experiencing the past experiences.

The seminar was organized by Heart Care Foundation of India jointly with Prajapati Brahmkumaris Aishwarya Vidyalaya, eMedinewS and World Fellowship of Religions at Om Shanti Retreat Centre, Pataudi Road, Manesar, Gurgaon.

BK Brij Mohan said that meditation and not medication is the answer for most of the lifestyle disorders. Rajyoga meditation is the answer for today’s stressful environment.

BK Asha said that even observing silence for 20 to 30 minutes a day can help one achieve inner happiness. BK Sapna present on the occasion said that meditation under a pyramid is much more powerful than under the sky.

Dr. Anil Goyal, President (Elect), Delhi Medical Association said that even doctors need to de-stress. The incidence of heart attack in doctors is no less than that in the general public. Doctors should practice what they preach.

Others who spoke on the occasion were Dr. Ramesh Hotchandani, President IMA New Delhi Branch; Dr. NK Gupta, Past Vice President, IMA South Delhi Branch; Dr. Pawan Gupta, Past President, IMA Haryana; Dr. AK Kansal, Past President, IMA, Janakpuri Branch.

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.”

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.

Medical Council of India Code of Medical ethics: 1.5 Use of Generic names of drugs: Every physician should, as far as possible, prescribe drugs with generic names and he/she shall ensure that there is a rational prescription and use of drugs.

Interpretation

1.Use of Generic names of drugs: it’s not use of generic drugs

2. Every physician should: the word SHOULD makes it a binding

3. As far as possible means to the best of his or her capacity

4. Prescribe drugs with generic names:  is not same as prescribing generic drugs. It only means the name of the salt should also be written.

5. Shall ensure that there is a rational prescription: Rational means prescription of drugs which are evidence based and or with informed consent.

6. Rational use of drugs: means same when dispensing.

Thus Medical Council of India says “prescribe drugs with their generic names” which makes sense as what they insist is that as far as possible we should write the name of the salt also. By writing the name of the salt one will be able to avoid lot of prescription errors and will be able to do and prescribe drugs rationally. For example instead of writing Stamla 5 mg once daily at night one should write AMLODIPINE (STAMLO) 5Mg a bed time.

What is the difference between a patented and a generic drug

1. PATENT DRUG means a drug belonging to the original company who has researched the pharmaceutical molecule. The company will have rights of that molecule for ten years. During these ten years, no other company can manufacture and sell this compound. After ten years, the patent finishes then any company can copy or modify the molecule and come out with its own brands.

2.  After the patent is over the patent drug becomes a GENERIC DRUG.

3. Brand means any drug which is marketed by a company specific name. Both patented and generic drugs can have a brand name. Brand names are so designed so that a person can easily remember the drug, or its action

4. The word GENERIC NAME means the original salt name of the compound. It is not same as generic drug.

5. A drug can be sold under any of the three categories: Under the name of the generic salt (no brand name), unpopular brand name and a popular brand name. The same company usually sells them under all three categories. Under the salt name they sell in a supply of 100 or more; under unpopular brand name they pitch for an institutional bulk supply and under popular brand name they market for individual doctor’s prescription. The cost of the generic salt will obviously be cheaper.

6. Actually almost all the drugs produced inIndiaare GENERIC DRUGS (generic equivalents) under different BRAND NAMES. The prises of them may vary and are not controlled by the doctors. MRP is decided and permitted by the government.

7. In USA BRAND is the name given to the patented drug. After ten years the sane drug is sold as generic equivalent.

How to reduce the cost of the drugs being prescribed

1.            One can write AMLODIPINE (Dr Reddys lab) instead of a known brand. In that case the chemist should give the unbranded version of the drug which will be cheaper.

2. The government should ensure availability of unbranded drugs with generic name.

3.The reimbursement policy should be to reimburse the cheapest drug (branded or unbranded with generic name version). If a person wants a costlier brand he or she should be allowed to pay the difference.

4.            For example, there are three types of stents inIndia-  the Drug Controller of India approved stents, the European approved stents and American approved stents with Indian stents being the cheapest and the American the costliest. If the Government reimburses all three of them, most of the patients and doctors will opt for the costlier American stents. The Government should reimburse only for the cheapest stents and anybody who wants an American stents should pay the difference.

5. Similarly, the insurance companies, public sector undertakings, CGHS and related agencies should reimburse for the cheapest drugs and devices. But will be policy makers and the politicians allow that because they are the ones who will opt for costly branded drugs or devices.

6. Quite often it is argued that the drugs differ in efficacy and bioavailability. That is the difficult to understand as if a drug is approved by the Drug Controller of India, its efficacy should not be a matter of concern or challenge.

7.  There are also arguments that drug licenses are a State subject and the reliability of a state licensed drug may be under question mark.

Conclusions

I personally feel that ever doctor should write a brand with the name of the generic salt in the bracket so that prescription errors goes to minimum.

Also the Drug Controller of India should release a website where every doctor should be able to find out which drugs are cheapest in the market and yet approved by the Drug Controller of India.

Paste CPR mantra in every notice board of schools

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Conducting a Hands Only Hands on CPR 10 camp at St. Froebel Public School, Paschim Vihar, Padma Shri & Dr. B C Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India & National Vice President Elect IMA, said that origin of CPR in our country goes back to our mythology when Savitri saved Satyavan as the first person in the history of mankind.

Over 1000 school children were trained on the spot.

Dr. Aggarwal said that the CPR mantra “within 10 minutes of death (earlier the better), at least for the next 10 minutes (longer the better – upto 25 minutes in adults and 35 minutes in children), compress the centre of the chest of the victim effectively and continuously with a speed of 10×10 i.e. 100 per minutes” should be pasted in every school and college wall. He said that all security persons, PCR vans should be taught Hands Only CPR because they are the first ones to arrive whenever there is a incidence of sudden death. Dr. Aggarwal said that CPR technique should be incorporated in the school syllabus.

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 26098 people since 1st November 2012.

At St Mathew Public School, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi, Conducting a CPR Camp Padma Shri and Dr BC Roy National Awardee Dr. K K Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India and National Vice President Elect IMA said that even physically and mentally challenged students can learn CPR.

Dr Aggarwal said that every chowkidaar, Security Guard, Ward Boy and helpers in Healthcare setting should be trained in CPR so that hospital can provide resuscitation right at the gate.

Mrs Anita Sethi Principal of the school said that over 400 students were trained today. She said that the Guru Dakshina which students can give is to make 10 other people  learn the CPR10 mantra –

“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.”

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.”

Inaugurating a daylong conference, eMedinewS Revisiting 2012, organized by eMedinewS, Heart Care Foundation of India and World Fellowship of Religions, Dr. A.K. Agarwal, President, Delhi Medical Council, said that all doctors should document their medical records, carefully, punctually and timely. He said that doctors are for patient’s safety and medical records are for doctors’ safety. He said as far as possible, doctors and medical establishments should go for electronic records so that chances of mistakes are lower.

The conference was attended by over 1000 doctors from NCR. Briefing about the conference, Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India & Vice President Elect IMA, said that eminent faculty participated in the conference and listed the happenings in the year 2012.

The faculty included: Dr Brig A K Dhar, Dr. AS Bath, Dr Ambrish Mithal,Dr Anil Goel, Dr Ashish Jain, Dr Deepak Khurana, Dr Ganesh Mani, Dr IM Chugh, Dr. JPS Sawhney, Dr Kaberi Banerjee, Dr Kailash Singla, Dr Manju Gupta, Dr NK Bhatia, Dr Neeraj Jain,  Dr Praveen Chandra, Dr PC Joshi, Dr Praveen Bhatia, Dr Rajnish Malhotra,Dr SK Parashar, Dr Sanjay Chaudhary, Dr Sukhendy Roy, (Maj.Gen) Dr. SK Mittal, Dr Vivek Bhatia and Dr Yugal Mishra.

Following were the highlights:

1. It is now possible to give a blood transfusion to a person without getting in any blood transfusion reaction.

2. Nobody should suffer from pain and it is possible to get rid of painkillers in 2-3 months’ time.

3. It is now possible to do an aortic valve replacement without surgery using a catheter.

4. It is now possible to save 40 lives from a brain dead donor.

5. Intestinal transplant is now possible in the country.

6. If you have one ova and one sperm, fertility is now possible.

7. Midline incision in the chest is no more required for bypass surgery and for valvular surgery.

8. It is now possible to combine the bypass surgery with stent angioplasty in one sitting and give better results to the patients.

9. It is now possible to do cataract surgery practically without stitches and with near normal vision without spectacles.

10. It is now possible to do surgery in very high obesity using a robot both in adult and in children successfully.

11. With capsule endoscopy it is now possible to examine small intestine of a patient.

Doctor of the year awards were also distributed and the recipients included:

Dr. Ramesh Kumar Bapna, Dr. Harish Gupta, Dr. Narender Saini, Dr. (Maj. Gen.) AS Bath, Dr. JPS Sawhney, Dr. SM Chugh, Dr. Naveen Tuli, Dr KS Bhagotia, Dr Sukrit Sharma, Dr SK Mittal and Dr AK Bansal

eMedinewS and Heart Care Foundation of India will be organizing a daylong conference on 20th January, 2013 at Maulana Azad Medical College and will be attended by over 1000 doctors. The conference will revisit the happenings of the year 2012.

Addressing a press conference here Padmashri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, Group Editor-in-Chief eMedinewS and President Heart Care Foundation of India and Vice President Elect IMA, Dr Ganesh Mani, Dr Ashish Jain, Dr. Vivek Bhatia, Dr. Praveen Bhatia, Dr Yugal Mishra, Dr. N.K.Bhatia, Dr. Neeraj Jain, Dr Kailash Singla, Dr Kaberi Banergee and Dr. Praveen Chandra, in a joint statement said that a lot has changed in the last one year. Following were a few of the new advancements:

1. The new mantra for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR10) – Over 25000 people in the city ofDelhialone have been trained in CPR10 to revive people out of sudden death. The mantra created by Dr. KK Aggarwal simplifies the course of action to be taken by people – “within 10 minutes of death (earlier the better), at least for the next 10 minutes (longer the better – upto 25 minutes), compress the centre of the chest of the victim effectively and continuously with a speed of 10×10 i.e. 100 per minutes”.

2. For patients whose blood pressure is not getting under control, new treatment is denervation of the nerves connected to the kidney.

3. For suspected rheumatic heart diseases, echo screening and not clinical screening is the answer.

4. Bypass surgery is better than drug quoted stents in patients with diabetes.

5. Pre-exposure prophylaxes with tenofvir and emtricitadine is now an established way of preventing HIV in high risk individuals.

6. New guidelines suggest that all patients of HIV+ should be treated regardless of CD4 T cells count.

7. Bacterial nasal sinusitis needs to be treated by anti-biotic and should be differentiated from viral nasal sinusitis.

8. In patients over the age of 70 years being treated with enema for constipation, one should use warm water enema rather than sodium phosphate enema.

9. In women of 65 years of age and older with a normal or slightly low bone mass at baseline measurement and with no risk factors of accelerated bone loss, follow-up bone densitometry should be done between 10-15 years.

10. Patients with high cholesterol on statin no more require monitoring of liver functions. They should be done only at baseline and not thereafter

11. Patients of depression on citalopriam should not be given a dose more than 40 mg and in 60+, it should not be more than 20mg.

12. Bio-absorbable polymers stent are now available inIndia.

13. Without surgery aortic valve replacement via catheter has now started inIndia.

14. Small intestinal transplant has been added to the list of transplant in the country.

15. Recently, a patient fromDelhiwho was brain dead donated his organs to 37 people.

16. A circular from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has clarified that under the PNDT Act, medical practitioners with post graduation in gynecology and obstetrics are qualified to do obstetric ultrasound.

17. Suspect bacterial infection if:

a. Persistent symptoms or signs lasting more than 10 days with no improvement.

b. Onset with fever of more than 102 degree and purulent nasal discharge lasting three consecutive days.

c. Onset with worsening symptoms following a viral URI lasting 5-6 days which was initially improving.

Mr Gursharan Singh former Indian Cricketer was the special guest of the day.

The conference will be followed by ‘Doctor of the year’ awards and cultural evening.