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30th March, 2018
The battle is still far from being won; the struggle must continue

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The Union Cabinet has cleared some amendments to the proposed National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, which will now be debated in both Houses of the Parliament. Will they pass the amended Bill or will the Bill be passed by vote of voice remains to be seen. IMA and all doctor MPs should continue their efforts to get more amendments done before the Bill is passed.

Final MBBS Exam to be held as a common exam across the country as an exit test called the National Exit Test (NEXT): This is a victory of all. IMA had proposed last year. Now, the students would not have to appear in a separate exam after MBBS to get license to practice. NEXT would also serve as the screening test for doctors with foreign medical qualifications to practice in India. It will make more doctors available to practice. The next debate ….Who will conduct the exam?.... read more

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Six working groups formed for Ayushman Bharat

Six working groups have been formed to look into the issues relating to various preparatory activities for the proposed National Health Protection Scheme / Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM), involving officials from States and Union Territories..... read more

Breaking News

We are on the right path but the struggle must continue

Even Rama, Krishna, Jesus had to fight for their principles. We the doctors should also continue to fight for our and our patient’s rights.
Yesterday the Cabinet Cleared NMC Amendments and the same now needs to be debated by member of parliaments in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Will they or the bill will be passed by vote of voice only the time will tell. IMA and medical professional members of parliament should continue their efforts to get more before the bill is passed..... read more

Cabinet approves certain official amendments to the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved certain official amendments to the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill.
The Amendment to the NMC Bill comes in the backdrop of its consideration in the Lok Sabha on 02.01.2018 and subsequently being referred to the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee (DRPSC).... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 29th March 2018

1. IMA Action committee to meet today at 2 PM on NMC bill
2. Union Minister JP Nadda on Monday urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to ensure the early release of three men from Himachal Pradesh who had allegedly been kidnapped by Nigerian pirates..... read more

Practice Updates

Alcohol-related liver cancer diagnosed at later stages

A new study has suggested that patients with alcohol-related hepatocellular carcinoma have poor survival rates because they are diagnosed at an advanced stage. The study was published online March 28, 2018 in the journal Cancer.... read more

Impact of stroke is not just limited to physical disability

According to a study published March 28, 2018 in the journal Neurology, stroke affects more than just physical functioning. Thinking skills of people with stroke in executive function, or planning and organizing are also adversely affected in these patients.... read more

ACOG publishes committee opinion on employment during pregnancy and postpartum period

In a new committee opinion # 733, April 2018, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has made recommendations on employment during pregnancy and postpartum period and how obstetricians can help women. It says,.... read more

High levels of osteopontin signal increased risk of heart disease in type 2 diabetes

Higher concentrations of plasma osteopontin were associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease with a hazard ratio of 2.00 (95%-CI 1.20–3.35), while no consistent associations were found for the other five bone markers (osteocalcin, osteonectin, osteoprotegerin,..... read more

US FDA approves use of lofexidine for opioid withdrawal

A US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee has recommended approval of lofexidine hydrochloride, a nonopioid, for the mitigation of symptoms in the setting of abrupt opioid withdrawal..... read more

Neurogenic bladder is a complication of congenital Zika syndrome microcephaly

Neurogenic bladder is a central nervous system complications of congenital Zika syndrome microcephaly, suggests a study reported online March 1, 2018 in PloS One. Twenty-one of the 22 children presented with overactive bladder combined with reduced bladder capacity.... read more

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Alarming rise in antibiotic usage in India
Rate of consumption up by 65% in the last 15 years indicating the need for urgent measures to tackle the situation
New Delhi, 29th March 2018: Researchers have identified that the global consumption of antibiotics has soared since the year 2000. This could mean drug-resistant superbugs spiraling out of control and calls for new policies to control and oversee usage of these drugs. With the rate of consumption going up by 65% between 2000 and 2015, the need of the hour is to invest in alternative treatments, sanitation, and vaccination.

Antibiotic resistance, driven by antibiotic consumption, is a growing global health threat. As with climate change, there may be an unknown tipping point, and this could herald a future without effective antibiotics.

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