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24th August 2016
Plea filed in SC against MCI Oversight panel led by Justice Lodha
(The Hindu) A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court accusing an apex court-appointed Oversight Committee led by former Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha of over-stepping its given job of monitoring the work of Medical Council of India (MCI).
A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court led by Justice Anil R. Dave, in a judgment in May 2016, had invoked its rare and extraordinary powers under Article 142 of the Constitution to set up a three-member committee, headed by Justice Lodha, to oversee the functioning of the Medical Council of India (MCI) for at least a year. The 165-page verdict had endorsed a Parliamentary Standing Committee report of March 2016 that medical education and profession in the country is at its "lowest ebb" and suffering from "total system failure" due to corruption and decay.
The Committee, also comprises Professor (Dr.) Shiv Sareen (Director, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences) and Vinod Rai (former Comptroller & Auditor General of India).
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Dengue fever is harder to treat in obese and overweight patients
Individuals who have a high body mass index are more likely to suffer severe capillary leakage
and even worse Dengue infection.
New Delhi, 23rd August 2016: The National Capital city is going through a lot of chaos and disorder amid the prevailing medical crisis because of Dengue and Chikungunya outbreak. People living with other lifestyle diseases like obesity, diabetes and heart disease must be more careful since they can develop complications.

Dengue and Chikungunya are flu-like viral diseases that are transmitted through the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes. The Aedes mosquito often breeds in standing water, discarded tires, flowerpots and vases, oil drums and water storage containers.
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National Heart Institute launches school education programmes commemorating 35 years of its inception
In light of the increasing prevalence of coronary heart disease among the younger generation, this initiative aims at raising awareness among school children
The National Heart Institute (NHI) is celebrating 35 years of medical excellence and commitment to the delivery of quality healthcare. To commemorate this occasion and as part of the celebrations, the Institute will be organising school education programmes in one school in Delhi NCR every week for the next one year, making it a massive effort on raising large-scale preventive health awareness by the Institute. The first event was organised today at Amity International School, Pushp Vihar and the second will be held in Amity International School, Saket tomorrow.
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