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Programme to eliminate sickle cell anaemia by 2047 to be launched: Finance Minister
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Programme to eliminate sickle cell anaemia by 2047 to be launched: Finance Minister

The government will launch a programme in a mission mode to eliminate sickle cell anaemia by 2047, announced Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting the Union Budget 2023-24 in the Parliament on Wednesday. New Delhi, Feb 1 : The government will launch a programme in a mission mode to eliminate sickle cell anaemia by 2047, announced Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting the Union Budget 2023-24 in the Parliament on Wednesday. "A mission to eliminate sickle cell anaemia by 2047 will be launched that will entail awarness creation, universal screening of 7 crore people in age group of 0-40 years in affected tribal areas, and counselling through collaborative efforts of central ministries and state governments," she said. The Finance Minister further ...
‘Disappointing budget for medical devices sector’
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‘Disappointing budget for medical devices sector’

The Union Budget for 2023-24 is a disappointing one for the Indian medical devices industry as the expectations and assurances given earlier have not been fulfilled, Association of Indian Medical Device Industry (AiMeD) Forum Coordinator Rajiv Nath said on Wednesday. Chennai, Feb 1 : The Union Budget for 2023-24 is a disappointing one for the Indian medical devices industry as the expectations and assurances given earlier have not been fulfilled, Association of Indian Medical Device Industry (AiMeD) Forum Coordinator Rajiv Nath said on Wednesday. According to him, the FY24 budget has given a cold shoulder to the domestic medical devices industry. The only positive announcement was plans for skilling of manpower for manufacturing of medical technologies, he said. "It is h...
Doctors give 42-yr-old woman with 1.6 kg breast tumour new lease of life
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Doctors give 42-yr-old woman with 1.6 kg breast tumour new lease of life

In treating a complex and rare case of breast cancer, doctors have given a new lease of life to a 42-year-old female patient through a mastectomy surgery with a flap cover for removing the 22 x 18 cm dimension and 1.6 kg malignant phyllodes tumour from the patient's right breast and successfully reconstructed it. New Delhi, Feb 2 : In treating a complex and rare case of breast cancer, doctors have given a new lease of life to a 42-year-old female patient through a mastectomy surgery with a flap cover for removing the 22 x 18 cm dimension and 1.6 kg malignant phyllodes tumour from the patient's right breast and successfully reconstructed it. The phyllodes tumours are rare breast tumours that originate in the connective (stromal) tissue of the breast rather than the ducts or gla...
Plastic bags found inside body of Delhi girl, says family
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Plastic bags found inside body of Delhi girl, says family

Family members of a 15-year-old girl, who died two days after getting operated at a Delhi hospital, have alleged that her organs had been removed by hospital authorities. New Delhi, Jan 30 : Family members of a 15-year-old girl, who died two days after getting operated at a Delhi hospital, have alleged that her organs had been removed by hospital authorities. Police said that they are investigating the allegations and proceedings to get an autopsy done by a medical board are underway. The family alleged that after an operation of appendicitis at a hospital, in which she died, plastic bags, used for collecting urine, were found in her stomach area. The deceased's brother Mohammad Irfan said that they were not allowed to visit her in the hospital for several days despite a...
Don’t recruit doctors, nurses on contract basis, demands TN Doctors Association
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Don’t recruit doctors, nurses on contract basis, demands TN Doctors Association

The Tamil Nadu Doctors Association for Social Equality (DASE) has urged the state government not to recruit doctors on a contract basis. Chennai, Jan 28 : The Tamil Nadu Doctors Association for Social Equality (DASE) has urged the state government not to recruit doctors on a contract basis. Association general secretary Dr. G.S. Raveendranath in a statement said that the government must withdraw its decision to recruit doctors, nurses, dentists, dental technicians, medical technicians, and others through contract basis. The general secretary said that recruitment of medical professionals on a contract basis through the District Health Societies should be dropped. He also pointed out that in 2005, doctors were recruited on a contract basis at a consolidated salary of Rs 8...
Maha FDA raids Mumbai pharma co, seizes steroids, sex-boosters worth Rs 51L
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Maha FDA raids Mumbai pharma co, seizes steroids, sex-boosters worth Rs 51L

In a swoop, the Maharashtra FDA has seized large stocks of over Rs 51 lakh of sex-enhancer drugs and steroid injections used for body-building, an official said here on Wednesday. Mumbai, Jan 25 : In a swoop, the Maharashtra FDA has seized large stocks of over Rs 51 lakh of sex-enhancer drugs and steroid injections used for body-building, an official said here on Wednesday. Acting on a tip-off, the Food & Drugs Administration and MHB Colony Police Station laid a trap and nabbed a person red-handed on January 24 while supplying steroids and sex-power drugs near the Bhagwati Hospital in Borivali west. His questioning and further investigations led them to the Kosher Pharmaceuticals, in Borivali west, which was jointly raided by the FDA and police teams, said Assistant FDA...
Strong indications of AQI improvement, actions under Stage I & II to remain: CAQM
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Strong indications of AQI improvement, actions under Stage I & II to remain: CAQM

After the overall air quality of the national capital suddenly deteriorated since late Saturday night with the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) clocking 407 on Sunday, the Sub-Committee for invoking actions under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) of the Commission for Air Quality Management in NCR & Adjoining Areas (CAQM) met to take stock of the situation. New Delhi, Jan 22 : After the overall air quality of the national capital suddenly deteriorated since late Saturday night with the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) clocking 407 on Sunday, the Sub-Committee for invoking actions under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) of the Commission for Air Quality Management in NCR & Adjoining Areas (CAQM) met to take stock of the situation. However, the CAQM said that thi...
First Covid, now layoffs: Indian professionals undergo tremendous stress, anxiety
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First Covid, now layoffs: Indian professionals undergo tremendous stress, anxiety

Amid the growing layoffs, there has been a surge in the number of patients coming from various companies -- both office-goers and those working from home -- with panic anxiety attacks and depression as they fear losing control over their immediate future plans, mental health experts said on Monday. New Delhi, Jan 23 : Amid the growing layoffs, there has been a surge in the number of patients coming from various companies -- both office-goers and those working from home -- with panic anxiety attacks and depression as they fear losing control over their immediate future plans, mental health experts said on Monday. About 3,000 tech professionals are losing their jobs on an average daily in the month of January, including thousands in India. According to health experts, the las...
Stones removed from 3-year-old’s urinary bladder
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Stones removed from 3-year-old’s urinary bladder

Urinary bladder stones were removed from a three-year-old boy by doctors at a Hyderabad hopital. Hyderabad, Jan 22 : Urinary bladder stones were removed from a three-year-old boy by doctors at a Hyderabad hopital. The boy was suffering from difficulty while passing urine, and used to cry every time, and was suffering a frequent episodes of high grade fever for over a month. The child was initially treated for urinary tract infection with medication by a children specialist which gave some temporary relief but then the same complaints recurred again. He was referred to Asian Institute of Nephrology and Urology's (AINU), HITEC City branch, where he was diagnosed with two stones - one in the urinary bladder and another in the left ureter (a tube which connects the kidney an...
Telangana begins 2nd phase of free eye screening programme
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Telangana begins 2nd phase of free eye screening programme

The second phase of Kanti Velugu, claimed to be the world's largest eye screening programme, began across Telangana on Thursday. Hyderabad, Jan 19 : The second phase of Kanti Velugu, claimed to be the world's largest eye screening programme, began across Telangana on Thursday. Ministers, MPs, MLAs and other elected representatives inaugurated mass eye screening camps in all of the state's 33 districts. The camps will be conducted in all gram panchayats and municipal wards over next 100 days to screen 1.5 crore people. Free medicines and spectacles will be distributed among the beneficiaries. Health minister T. Harish Rao along with minister for animal husbandry T. Srinivas Yadav inaugurated a camp in Ameerpet area in Hyderabad and distributed spectacles. They interact...