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UNIC becomes supporter of Perfect Health Mela

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UNIC becomes supporter of Perfect Health Mela

15 October 2014: New Delhi India:

UNIC New Delhi joined NGO Heart Care Foundation of India in presenting a five-day Perfect Health Mela organized 15 -19 October at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium in New Delhi. Renowned dignitaries such as India’s Attorney General  Mukul Rohatgi, President of the Delhi Unit of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party Satish Upadhayay and New Delhi Municipal Corporation Chairman Jalaj Srivastava, joined UNIC Director Kiran Mehra- Kerpelman in inaugurating the health advocacy fair.


Started in 1993, the Perfect Health Mela is a mass health awareness module, which caters to people from all age groups and walks of life. Its primary activities include health check-up camps, entertainment programmes, lifestyle exhibitions, workshops and inter college and school competitions.  This year’s Mela was organized in joint collaboration with the New Delhi Municipal Corporation and the UN Information Centre for India and Bhutan, along with  several other corporate and government partners.


Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the President of Heart Care Foundation of India, Dr. K.K. Aggarwal said: “We at Heart Care Foundation of India are extremely delighted to organize the Perfect Health Mela that promotes the concept of “Swach Bharat, Swasth Bharat” (Clean India; Healthy India!)  By simply observing hygiene in water and environment, up to 50% of the diseases can be prevented!”


In her address, UNIC Director Kiran Mehra-Kerpelman called attention to the UN’s Global Handwashing Day being observed that very day. She said: “We have to realize how the small steps which we take make a much larger difference than we can ever see or know. For example, washing your hands today could prevent you from getting a disease that might cost you or your parents a huge amount of money to treat – if you saved that money, you could use it to give yourself a better education, to get a better job, to build a better life for yourself and your family in the future. It is in our minds, our actions and our lives that we must create a change.”


Later UNIC Director joined all the dignitaries in participating in a CPR practice session. She was also given the National Excellence Award 2014 by the Heart Care Foundation of India and its partners.


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

Over 500 homeopathic doctors participated in a workshop on Homeopathy in Cardiology conducted by Dr. Sameer Srivastava, Dr. Praveen Chandra, Dr. Aparna Jaswal, Dr. Praveen Chandra and Dr. Avdesh Pandey.  The faculty from Homeopathy was represented by Dr. LM Khan and Dr. Manpreet S. Bindra.

Inaugurating the workshop, Shri Rao Narendra Singh, Health Minister, Haryana said that doctors should communicate with their patients better so as to avoid any litigation. He further added that more and more research is needed in homeopathic cardiology.

Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal President Heart Care Foundation of India said that in Allopathy there should be sessions of homeopathy so that one knows the strength and weaknesses of other systems of medicine.

The conclusions of the discussion were as follows:

  • Some homeopathic drugs, which can interact with allopathic drugs.
  • Homeopaths and Allopaths, both should know each other’s weaknesses and strengths.
  • Crataegus is a homeopathic tincture medicine, which has ACE-inhibitor like action.
  • Homeopathy does not differ in terms of lifestyle changes a person should adopt for prevention of heart diseases.
  • Tincture homeopathy is similar to Allopathy and Ayurveda.

National Workshop on Naturopathy and Yoga in Cardiology

A national workshop on Naturopathy and Yoga in cardiology was organized in association with National Duniya and Sevakram Naturopathy Centre, New Delhi. More than 300 delegates participated in the workshop. The chief guest for the function was Shri Alok Mehta. The summary of the discussions in the workshop were:

  • Meditation and pranayama are integral parts of cardiac care.
  • Pranayama is slower and deeper breathing.
  • Breathing at a speed of 4 times per minute for 20 minutes a day can reduce blood pressure and shift one to parasympathetic mode.
  • Yoga is not just Asans but involves 8 steps including pranayama, asan and meditation.
  • Meditation has similar effects in cardiology as that of the beta-blocker drugs.
  • Slower pranayama are more cardiac-friendly than faster breathing pranayama.

Delhi Medical Association organized a seminar on Nursing Home Problems

A National Seminar on Nursing Home Problems was organized in association with Delhi Medical Association, which was attended by over 200 nursing home owners. The conference was inaugurated by Dr. Harish Gupta, President Delhi Medical Association and coordinated by Dr. Anil Goel, Member, Delhi Medical Council and Dr. KK Aggarwal, President, Perfect Health Mela.

  • All nursing homes should display dengue and smog prevention guidelines in their premises.
  • The high rates of compensation being given to patients under Consumer Protection Act will end up in high fee structure for the patients.
  • The insurance companies should consider insuring OPD consultations.
  • Nursing homes should be given more infrastructural concessions by the Government.

Medico Masti in the Mela

Over 1000 college youth participated in various competitions like western dance, choreography, fashion show, rock band, poster making, slogan writing and mehendi. The festival was inaugurated by Shri Satish Goel Chairman Mujaffar Nagar Medical College. Shri Gajender Solanki Rashtriya Kavi was the star guest.

Following health messages were released.

  • Medical students should learn to write legibly and use electronic records as much as possible.
  • Medical students should inculcate the habit of all spending 10% of their time in community service.
  • Nursing students should learn the art of patient counseling and cognitive behavior therapy.
  • Medical students should learn the strengths and weaknesses of other systems of medicines.

 Sahitya Kala Academy

 A cultural evening was organized by Sahitya Kala Academy

Temp below 30 not conducive for dengue

A workshop was conducted by Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India on Health and Hygiene which was coordinated by Birla Vidya Niketan. Over 200 school teachers participated and were trained in the workshop.

Women’s conference on Impact of Climate Change on Family Health

A women’s conference on’ Impact of Climate Change on Family Health’ was organised at the Mela venue. The speakers included Dr. Sunila Garg, Prof. PSM MAMC and Dr. SN Yadav (Naturopathy and Ayurveda) and Mrs Minakshi Kushwaha Principal Birla Vidya Niketan.

Facts about dengue and climate change

1.     At around 30–32oC, vectorial capacity can increase substantially owing to a reduction in the extrinsic incubation period, despite a reduction in the vector’s survival rate.

2.     Warming above 34o C generally has a negative impact on the survival of vectors and parasites.

Laboratory experiments have demonstrated that the incubation period of dengue 2 virus in Aedes aegypti could be reduced from 12 days at 30oC to 7 days at 32–35oC.

 Over 2000 school children participate in Inter-Eco Club Competitions

Over 2000 school children participated in Inter-Eco-Club Competitions which included cartoon making, paper bag painting, creating the best out of waste, yoga and aerobics. The competitions were coordinated by Birla Vidya Niketan.

 Facts about noise pollution released

 · Everyday noise exposure, compounded over time, has an impact upon our ability to hear.

 · Excessive noise can ultimately affect the degree of the presbycusis that develops.

 · Constant exposure to loud noises can cause high frequency sensorineural hearing loss.

 · As per Occupational Safety and Health Administration, all employees who are exposed to a greater than 85 dB time-weighted average must be enrolled in a hearing conservation program and provided hearing protection.

 · Furthermore, OSHA’s standards limit employees’ exposure to noise as follows: if the time-weighted average is 90 dB (which is equivalent to the noise made by a power lawn mower), they may be exposed to that noise for 8 hours; at 95 dB only 4 hours of exposure is allowed; at 100 dB only 2 hours are allowed, and so on.

 · A short blast of loud noise also can cause severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss, pain, or hyperacusis (pain associated with loud noise). This usually involves exposure to noise greater than 120 to 155 dB. Thus, hearing protection in the form of muffs or plugs is highly recommended anytime a person is exposed to loud noise.

 Facts about smog released

 · Smog is a serious problem and is harmful to human health.

 · Ground-level ozone, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide are especially harmful for senior citizens, children, and people with heart and lung conditions such as emphysema, bronchitis and asthma.

 · It can inflame breathing passages, decrease working capacity of the lungs, cause shortness of breath, pain when inhaling deeply, wheezing and coughing.

 · Smog can irritate the eyes and nose. It dries out the protective membranes of the nose and throat and interferes with the body’s ability to fight infection, increasing susceptibility to illness.

 · Hospital admissions and respiratory deaths often increase during periods when ozone levels are high.

Seminar on ‘Looking within: Consciousness and Artificial Intelligence’ organised at the Mela

 A seminar on consciousness and artificial intelligence was organised and convened by Er Anuj Sinha, Former Director Vigyan Prasar, DST.

 Kavi Sammelan organised in Perfect Health Mela

Hindi Academy organised a Kavi Sammelan in the evening. The poets who participated included Sh. Mahendra Ajnabi, Sh. Mahendra Sharma, Shri Anand Karivardhan, Shri Deepak Gupta and Shri Ved Prakash.

Driving Fitness Awareness For Commercial Drivers In The Forthcoming Perfect Health Mela

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When appointing a driver, look for his medical fitness. Commercial vehicle driver should be completely medically fit as he they risk multiple lives while driving.

Patients suffering from diabetes on insulin should not be allowed to drive commercial vehicle. People who snore in the night should have a medical fitness before they can become commercial drivers.

People who snore and have more than five episodes of stopped breathing per hour of sleep are four times more likely to get road accident. People with 15 or more episodes of stopped breathing per hour of sleep are seven times more likely to get road accidents. People with uncontrolled blood pressure, preexisting heart diseases, visions disturbances and dementia should not drive commercial vehicles.

Every family member of a heart patient should learn the revival technique as it is possible to revive a person after sudden cardiac death provided compression only CPR is done within 10 minutes of the heart stopping. The formula of 10 means “within 10 minutes of death for the next 10 minutes compress the centre of the chest with a speed of 10×10=100 per minute”.

Addressing a press conference in Ghaziabad, Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Dr. B.P. Tyagi, Convener, Heart Care Foundation of India said that in the forthcoming Perfect Health Mela being organized from 1st to 11th November, 2012, the Foundation will train 10000 people in Compression Only CPR. And, 300 special dummies have been procured for practical training of these people.

Demonstrating the technique on a dummy, Dr. KK Aggarwal said that it is not always possible to reach the medical facility within 10 minutes of death.

The main Mela to be held at the Constitution Club of India will have competitions, exhibitions, workshops and seminars under one roof. Health education will be imparted through competitions and entertainment. Events like choreography, western dance and fashion shows will be utilized to communicate the health sutras to the general public.

Few health sutras released on the occasion were:

  1. Foods of plant in origin contain no cholesterol.
  2. Keep your lower blood pressure, fasting sugar, resting heart rate, bad cholesterol and abdominal circumference all lower than 80.
  3. One should walk 80 minutes a day, brisk walk 80 minutes a week with a speed of more than 80 steps in a minute.
  4. One should eat less than 80 gm or 80 ml of caloric food at a time and omit carbohydrates 80 days in a year.
  5. One should not take alcohol more than 80 ml in a day and 80gm in a week.
  6. One should do 80 cycles of pranayama in a day with a speed of 4 per minutes.

Entry to the Mela will be free.

Faculty of all pathy consensus statement at MTNL Perfect Health Mela held 16th October at Acharya Sushil Ashram organised by Heart Care Foundation of India and World Fellowships of Religions in association with Health Dept Govt. of Delhi


1. Allopathy

I. Dr Pawan Goyal, General Practitioner
II. Dr H.K. Chopra Vice President Elect CSI India
III. Dr Surendra Nath Khanna, (Cardiac Surgeon, Fortis Escorts)

2. Homoeopathy

I. Dr V K Khanna (Former Principal Nehru Homeopathic Medical College And Hospital)
II. Dr. Anupam Sethi Malhotra (President (Homoeopathic Cardiologists of India)
III. Dr. Ameeta Manchanda (Life Style Management Consultant, Visiting Faculty Bakson Homoeopathic Medical College)
IV. Dr. Anil Singhal, Homoeopathic Consultant

3. Ayurveda

I. Dr. B N Sinha (Former Principal Tibia College)
II. Dr. S V Tripathi (Chief Physician Ayurveda, Moolcahnd Medcity)
III. Dr. Shashi Bala (HOD, Ayurveda , Moolcahnd Medcity)
IV. Dr. Rakhi Mehra (Ayurvedic Consultant)

4. Naturopathy

I. Dr S N Yadav (HOD, Sewak Ram Naturopathy Centre)
II. Dr. S K Bhatia, Naturopath, Astrologer and Meditation expert

5. Acupuncture

I. Dr. R K Tuli (Senior Consultant, Holistic Medicine, Apollo Hospital)
II. Dr Rajesh Bhayana (Consultant acupuncturist, Yoga & meditation expert)

6. Vetnary doctor

I. Dr. Uday Kakroo

7. Astrologers

I. Pt. Ashok Aggarwal
II. Pt Narendra Shri

8. Dharamgurus

I. Acharya Dr Sadhvi Sadhna Ji Maharaj
I. Dr. A.K. Merchant (Head, Bahai Foundation of India, National trustee lotus temple)
II. Rabbi Ezekiel Isaac Malekar (Priest and Honorary Secretary, Judah Hyam Synagogue)
IV. Moderator: Dr. K K Aggarwal (Padmashri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee and President, Heart Care Foundation of India )


1. Should we eat gur and chana once a week?

Consensus: Yes especially for the married women. Eating in fasting state is better. Those who n note at should eat a tablet of iron and folic acid every week to prevent anemia. In astrology it is mentioned to eat gur on Sunday and chana on Saturdays. All agreed that byproducts of gur are harmful like refined sugar etc. Unprocessed gur can even be eaten by diabetics.

2. Can we eat ice cream after food?

A: No. One should not combine hot food with ice cold foods

3. How much transfats one can eat?

We do not worship GOD with transfats. It is harmful to the body. Natural transfats in fruits and vegetables is OK.

4. Can one eat proteins supplements for body building?

A: No. Natural supplements are ok. Artificial supplements are harmful to the body. Sprouts pulses are good source. N long run they are harmful.

5. Should one eat eggs?

A: Those who aspire a spiritual life or believe in naturopathy or astrology should not eat. During vrats and spiritual fasts also one should not eat eggs. As per Ayurveda eggs are only taken under doctor’s supervision. Also do not eat if your astrologer, religion or doctor has asked you not to eat. Those who eat eggs should not eat more than 2 white of an egg or one egg with yellow in a day.

6. Can we combine two fruits with each other?

Naturopathy, Judaism and Bahai’s Faith prohibits combing different fruits together. Water melon should be eaten alone and not combined with other fruits. One must eat seasonal and locally grown fruits only. Yahudi’s eat only one type of fruit at a time. One should not eat preserved fruits. As per homeopathy one can combined different types of fruits.

7. Can one combine milk with salt?

In homeopathy there is no restriction. Kashmiri Pandit’s add salt to the tea. Jainism, Judaism and Baha’i Faith are silent about the issue. Ayurveda and Jain dharma prohibits salt and milk combination. Curd can be added with salt.

8. Can one eat garlic?

Those who aspire a spiritual life should not eat. During vrats and spiritual fasts also one should not eat garlic. Most pathies describe its use as a drug (Allopathy, homeopath and Ayurveda). If you have to eat it as a drug it should not be more than a clove. Those who want to eat it for taste can eat it in moderation. Jain dharma disallows it but Judaism and Bahai’s Faith allows it under moderation. As per astrology it is linked to ketu star.

9. Should one eat cereals every day?

Spiritual Gurus said it should not be eaten during fasts. Only Sikhs do not observe any fast. As per Ayurveda any change of season it should be avoided. In animals they fast only when they are sick. In Judaism fast is done after 40 years of life.

The consensus was that one should not eat during fast and one should do 80 fasts in a year.

10. Can one sat curd at dinner?

Many religions like Judaism and Baha’i Faith are silent about it but all agreed that one should not eat fermented food alone after sunset.

11. Can one eat fish with milk?

As per Ayurveda and Judaism it is linked to vitiligo. Judaism prohibits eating fish with curd.

12. How many meals one should take in a day?

1. Eat as per your hunger
2. One meal is better than two meals and 2 are better than 3 meals in a day.
3. If two meals than morning meal should be heavier
4. If three meals the dinner should be the lightest.
5. Many religions prefer eating before sun set ( Jainism, Judaism)
6. As per naturopathy one should eat as many times a s he passes motion in a day
7. Night food should be taken 3 hours before sleep.

13. Which foods do not contain cholesterol?

Plants food is zero in cholesterol.