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30th  May 2016
Passion, dedication and personal attention are keys to success, says Dr Neelam Mohan
Dr BC Roy National Awards for the years 2008-2010 have been announced. We will be presenting conversations with the winners of the Dr BC Roy National Awards regularly in eMedinewS.
Today, the first of these conversations features Dr Neelam Mohan, a pioneering and dynamic Pediatric Gastroenterologist in the country in conversation with Dr KK Aggarwal.
How does it feel to be conferred with one of the most prestigious awards in the medical field?
It’s like asking an actor getting an Oscar award or Filmfare award … it’s really a lovely feeling. You feel good that all hard work and efforts are appreciated.
What motivated you to choose an unconventional specialty like Liver transplant, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the 90s?
I was keen to pursue a career in medicine that was new, different and unique. After completing my Postgraduation in Pediatrics, I had shortlisted three choices - Cardiology, Gastroenterology and Genetics.
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Anti-fever drugs will not reduce fever in patients with a heat stroke​
New Delhi, May 29, 2016: Over 300 people have died across India because of the ongoing heat wave. Heat strokes are a medical emergency, and death can be prevented if treatment is initiated early. 
The most common mistake that is made while treating a patient with high fever due to a heat stroke is giving him/her anti-fever medicines and waiting for it to respond, said Padma Shri Awardee, Dr K K Aggarwal, Hony. Secretary General, IMA & President HCFI. 
The only treatment of very high fever in cases of heat stroke is the rapid reduction of the patient's body temperature by physical means. 
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