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Abdul Ghafur: Adventurous, emotional, outspoken

Abdul Ghafur, consultant in infectious diseases at Apollo Hospital in Chennai, India, convened a meeting of the medical societies of India in 2012 that generated the Chennai Declaration, a plan to tackle the challenge of antibiotic resistance. He trained in India and then worked as a registrar at the Royal Free Hospital in London from 2003 to 2008. He argues that a perfect strategy for controlling antibiotics in developing countries may not be possible but that rules should be liberal at first, becoming gradually more restrictive. He is a member of the Longitude Prize Advisory Panel.  
bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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Why India should worry about a coepidemic of diabetes and tuberculosis

More collaboration may be needed between largely private sector diabetes care and the public tuberculosis control programme, finds Talha Burki  
bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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Hearing in the first six months of life is vital for normal development - video

Neeti Kailas tells the story of how she created a portable diagnostic device to pioneer hearing loss screening in India  
the Guardian
about 5 years ago
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Textbook Of Medical Physiology

The book presents an exhaustive and thorough exposition of the fundamentals of medical physiology. The exposition is divided systematically into three sections covering General Physiology, Systemic Physiology and Specialized Integrative Physiology. Each section begins with a brief Introduction highlighting the topics covered. The subject is then explained in a graded manner with a large number of tables, flowcharts and diagrams to aid understanding. The level of exposition in the book is sufficiently detailed for it to serve as a useful text for undergraduate courses as well as for PG entrance examinations About the Author : - Indu Khurana, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India.  
Google Books
almost 5 years ago
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Surgical team in India calls for mandatory enforcement of WHO safety checklist

A team of gastrointestinal surgeons in India has called for mandatory enforcement of the World Health Organization’s surgical safety checklist across the country, after implementing it in their own department and observing lower postoperative complications and mortality.  
bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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State governments’ delays in fund transfer are affecting India’s national health mission, report says

Health ministry officials in Delhi are concerned that delays in the release of funds by state governments are hurting India’s National Health Mission and AIDS prevention programmes, Reuters reports.1  
bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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Experts question how India will meet promises on public health after cut in budget for 2015-16

A proposed 16% cut in funding for the Indian health ministry for the coming fiscal year has triggered concerns over how the government will keep the pledges it made last year to provide free drugs and diagnostic tests and universal healthcare coverage.  
bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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Blood transfusions caused nearly 9000 cases of HIV in India in past five years

In the past five years as many as 8938 people in India have contracted HIV through blood transfusions, the Times of India has reported, raising concerns among experts.  
bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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Outbreak of swine flu in India is no worse than seasonal flu, say specialists

The outbreak of H1N1 influenza in India this year, which has killed 875 people since 1 January, is not yet a major concern because the incidence and mortality are no different from those caused by seasonal flu in developed countries such as the United States, infectious disease specialists have told The BMJ.  
bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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More blood for India

“By donating a unit of blood a year a person can get more blessings than by going to a place of worship,” said Harsh Vardhan, then union health minister, launching “national voluntary blood donation fortnight” on 1 October. With this date already established as “national voluntary blood donation day,” Vardhan urged people to also turn their birthdays into opportunities for donating blood.  
bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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Study finds “know-do” gap in treatment of pneumonia and diarrhoea in children in rural areas

Many rural paediatric healthcare practitioners in India are not correctly diagnosing and managing pneumonia and diarrhoea, two of the leading causes of children’s deaths, a study has shown.  
bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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India’s health ministry and doctors call for higher taxes on tobacco

India’s health ministry has asked the finance ministry to substantially raise taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products, expressing concerns over the economic burden imposed by diseases associated with tobacco and the failure of the existing tax structures to curb tobacco consumption.  
bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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Surgical team in India calls for mandatory enforcement of WHO safety checklist

A team of gastrointestinal surgeons in India has called for mandatory enforcement of the World Health Organization’s surgical safety checklist across the country, after implementing it in their own department and observing lower postoperative complications and mortality.  
bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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Obama is urged to support India in supplying world with generic drugs

Leading American organisations have asked President Obama to support India in providing “high quality” and “low cost” generic drugs that are essential to promoting healthcare around the globe.  
bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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Surgical team in India calls for mandatory enforcement of WHO safety checklist

A team of gastrointestinal surgeons in India has called for mandatory enforcement of the World Health Organization’s surgical safety checklist across the country, after implementing it in their own department and observing lower postoperative complications and mortality.  
bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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“Mission Indradhanush” targets India’s unvaccinated children

A media campaign to encourage the uptake of childhood vaccination in India was launched this week, with the aim of 90% of children receiving full vaccination by 2020.  
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almost 5 years ago
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Adding vitamin D to standard tuberculosis treatment is not beneficial, finds study

Supplementing conventional tuberculosis treatment with vitamin D does not shorten the time taken to clear the infection, a study conducted at 13 sites in Tamil Nadu, India, has found.  
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almost 5 years ago
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Inhaled measles vaccine is less protective than injected vaccine, study shows

Aerosolised measles vaccine is immunogenic but less so than subcutaneous vaccination, says a study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine comparing these two approaches among children in India.  
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almost 5 years ago
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India’s health ministry and doctors call for higher taxes on tobacco

India’s health ministry has asked the finance ministry to substantially raise taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products, expressing concerns over the economic burden imposed by diseases associated with tobacco and the failure of the existing tax structures to curb tobacco consumption.  
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almost 5 years ago
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More blood for India

“By donating a unit of blood a year a person can get more blessings than by going to a place of worship,” said Harsh Vardhan, then union health minister, launching “national voluntary blood donation fortnight” on 1 October. With this date already established as “national voluntary blood donation day,” Vardhan urged people to also turn their birthdays into opportunities for donating blood.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago