Sub Logo

Dr K K Aggarwal

Should there be a mourning room in the hospital?

By Dr K K Aggarwal
Filed Under Spirituality - Science Behind Rituals | Tagged With: , , , , , | | Comments Off on Should there be a mourning room in the hospital?

In a survey conducted by Heart Care Foundation of India of 400 people from all walks of life, 90% of the people wanted that wishes of the dying person and dead body should be respected in the hospital setting. They said that doctors should be more compassionate and emphatic at the time of declaring a patient dead.

Unless people are expecting a death, death usually comes as a shock to the family members. It is expected that the relations may be in agony, pain and even anger. Every hospital should have a mourning room where the relatives should be made to sit, counselled and death declared.

After the death is declared, the treating doctors, nurses and hospital staff must sit with the patient’s relatives, counsel them, tell them about the sequence of events before death and also counsel them about how to handle the dead body. People also want to know the cause of death so that similar thing may not happen to another person in the family.

They also want to know if the body is infectious or not and what rituals to be avoided if the body is infectious. They also like to know about how to preserve the dead body till cremation.

They may also like to know whether a postmortem is required to know exact cause of death, which can help future family members of the family.

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

Any chest pain which lasts less than 30 seconds and/or can be pinpointed by a finger is not cardiac pain, said Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India, Dr. Viveka Kumar, Director, Max Heart Centre and Dr. HK Chopra, Vice-President, CSR in a joint statement. They were participating in a seminar organized at Birla Vidya Niketan, Pushp Vihar as part of 19th MTNL Perfect Health Mela.

The audience-based interaction was attended by over 100 teachers and parents. The doctors said that chewing a tablet of 300 mg water-soluble aspirin at the onset of chest pain can prevent death in 22% of cases.

Even if a person dies, one should be able to revive the person in most cases by compressing the centre of the chest of the deceased within 10 minutes of death for the next 10 minutes with a speed of 100 per minute (10×10).

If a person has normal ECG, a pumping action of heart more than 40%, can climb two flight of stairs, walk 2 km without any chest discomfort, he is not a candidate for future sudden cardiac death.

The main Perfect Health Mela will start on 7th November, 2012 at Constitution Club of India and will have a mix of exhibitions, competitions, workshops, seminars, entertainment incorporating all pathies under one roof. The entry to the Mela will be free. The programme will be telecast live on 7th November, 2012 6pm on Fit Dilli in Dilli Aajtak.

170 teachers and principals of MCD south were trained today on adolescent deaddiction by Padma Shri Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal as part of 19th MTNL Perfect Health Mela celebrations. Mr Satish Upadhyay chairman education committee was the chief guest. Dr Aggarwal said that addiction is a disease and should be treated under medical supervision.

Addiction occurs either due to ignorance or under peer pressure. Non fulfillment if desires and in guilt also ends up with addictions.