Yesterday, Dr Rajiv Dhir, my friend and colleague of many years, suddenly decided to hide himself from us forever and hereafter to stay on with us, in our memory and soul.
He was always an active member of IMA and DMA and was working with me for the last several years.
A General Practitioner, Writer, Editor and Leader, he always had a smile and a cheerful word for everybody. It remains upon us to keep his memory alive.
This brings to my mind the question of life after death. Life is nothing but a connection between wave and particle. Death occurs when they disconnect with each other. The particle then merges with the five elements and the wave part stays alive merging with the virtual part of the waves.
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1. Persistent and inappropriate repletion of the same thoughts.
2. When a patient feels very distressed about it.
3. Characteristic of schizophrenia.
4. Characteristic of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
Number of people with HIV infection has halved in India, but more needs to be done Follow the ABC mantra for preventing the infection
New Delhi, 20th April 2018: Recent estimates suggest that the number of people living with HIV in India has more than halved from 5.1 million in 2003 to 2.1 million in 2016. Adult HIV prevalence in India is 0.28%, compared to South Africa’s 18.9%, shows UNAIDS data for 2017.The need of the hour is lower infections in the high-risk groups including transgenders and female sex workers.
India is home to the world’s third-largest HIV population. Some reasons for the decrease in incidence could include intensive HIV prevention campaigns among the most affected; and free testing and treatment under the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) since 2004.