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26th January 2017
eMedinewS wishes its readers a Happy Republic Day!!!
IMA, eMedinewS and eMediNexus congratulate all Padma Awardee Doctors for the year 2017

Padma Awards - one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.  
These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year. 
Padma Bhushan
1.    Shri Tehemton Udwadia, Medicine, Maharashtra
Padma Shri 
1.    Dr. Subroto Das, Medicine, Gujarat
2.    Dr. (Smt.) Bhakti Yadav, Medicine, Madhya Pradesh
3.    Dr. Mohammed Abdul Waheed, Medicine, Telangana
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"Baar baar poocho": IMA recommendations for effective patient-physician communication

Patient outcomes depend on successful communication especially, in cases where sensitive or personal information is sought. IMA's "Baar baar poocho”"approach aims to sensitize the medical fraternity in this regard.

New Delhi, Jan 25, 2017: In a clinical setting, there are often crowded rooms and physicians get little time to interact with each patient. Sharing private and sensitive information in such an environment can seem overwhelming for the patients. Even if they are willing to divulge the details, they may hesitate to do so in the first sitting itself.

IMA’s "Baar baar poocho" approach warrants that the physician should politely question patients regularly and multiple times, about sensitive information related to depression, alcohol use, smoking habits, drug abuse, and sexual needs and preferences.
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