Monthly Archives: October 2016

Occupational Therapy has key role for enabling lives of people across developed and emerging countries


There many differences between the first world and the emerging economies. Most of the first world counters have advanced economies, matured healthcare systems and its population greying. The Third world or the emerging economies have fast growing economies, you workforce and under under-developed healthcare facilities. Amid these wide ranging variations, Occupational Therapy has a large role to play in promoting ...

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Proper dietary intake of the folic acid in the mothers-to-be as major prophylaxis against Spina Bifida

Raveena Tandon with spina bifida children at Go Folic Campaign by SBF (courtesy:SBF)

  International Federation for Spina Bifida and hydrocephalous observes 25th October as the World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day dedicated to raise awareness, understand and encourage the rights of persons with these conditions. Spina Bifida is a neural tube defect (from which our spinal cord is made in due course of development of the child in the womb). This may ...

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Spiritual, Wellness, Medical Tourism and Buddhism key enablers for five fold bilateral growth in tourism between India and Japan

Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Tourism, GOI addressing India-Japan Tourism Tourism Meet and his (right) A Didar Singh, Secretary General, FICCI; Jyotsna Suri, Immediate Past President, FICCI, Chairperson-FICCI Tourism Committee & CMD – The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group; Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to India; Sumar Billa, IAS, Joint Secretary, Ministry of tourism, GOI and Kuniharu Edina, Senior Vice Commissioner, Japan Tourism Agency in New Delhi on Monday.

Literally stealing out time from his busy schedule, Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, stormed into the proceedings of the first-ever ‘India-Japan Tourism Meet’ organised by FICCI in partnership with the Embassy of Japan to formally inaugurate the said event. “Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi is determined to make tourism the backbone ...

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India plans to introduce ‘Flying Doctors’ to start  Mobile Air Dispensaries in remote areas in North East Region, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh


Appreciating the suggestion from the Governor of Manipur Najma Heptulla, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Jitendra Singh on his present visit to Manipur, shared with media person in Imphal that he appreciated the Governor for having endorsed this idea by citing the ...

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President Inaugurates Sevashram Hospital And Sardar Patel Hospital and Heart Institute In Gujarat

President Pranab Mukherjee visit after inaugurating the newly renovated Sevashram Hospital, at Bharuch, in Gujarat (Courtesy:PIB)

    The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated Sevashram Hospital at Bharuch and SardarPatel Hospital and Heart Institute at Ankleshwar, Gujarat on October 23, 2016. The President said that both Sevasharam Hospital and the Sardar Patel Hospital are driven by similar ethos, a desire to serve humanity and take care of the health of people. The President said that ...

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World Stroke Organization announces new leadership for 2016-18 and 2018-2020

World Stroke Organization Presidents Steve Davis (2014-2016), Wener Hacke (2016-2018) and Michael Brainin (2018-2020)

World Stroke Organization will get its new president in Werner Hacke, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology, University of Heidelberg, Germany from October 2016 to 2018 as post outgoing President Steve Davis will handover the baton to him. World Stroke organization is observing the 10th global world stroke day in Hyderabad (INDIA). Having keen interest in cerebrovascular disorders and ...

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India host World Stroke Organization’s 10th World Stroke Congress

India becomes home to India host’s World Stroke Organization’s 10th World Stroke Congress

Tinu Sethi* | New Delhi The World Stroke Organization (WSO), recognized as the lead global organization for stroke by the World Health Organization is conducting its 10th World Stroke Congress in Hyderabad India, 26-29 October, 2016 to culminate on the World Stroke Day. The success of the World Stroke Congress 2015 lays foundation for high expectations in World Stroke Congress ...

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A third of UN member states don’t permit people with mental illness the right to vote or marry


PWI Bureau| New Delhi On World Mind Matters Day 2016, a global survey funded by the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), of laws and policies in 193 United Nations (UN) member states reveals the level of discrimination faced by people with mental illness in the areas of marriage, voting rights employment and right to contract. WPA reveals global extent of social ...

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India ranks among top three the best in Quality of Medical Care


Taking stock of the growing advancements in the health sector in India, the American Medical Travel Association ranked it among top three countries for Medical Value Travel in the quality of facilities and services rendered. India ended up at the 5th rank on the Global Medical Index that makes it one of the most sought after country for medical intervention ...

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AIIMS GOES DIGITAL pulls out The First Digital Revolution in Public Health Care


Guest Article| V. Srinivas*  Building strong Institutions is one of the major objectives of Good Governance. The Digital India initiative represents a landmark in ushering in the First Digital Revolution in Health Care at AIIMS. The successful implementation of the AIIMS e-Hospital Project and the AIIMS OPD Transformation Project, transformed AIIMS to India’s first fully digital public hospital. In 16 ...

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Dignity in Mental Health

Dignity in Mental Health Guest Write-Up | Dr. Smita N. Deshpande* The ideal concept of health encompasses physical, mental, social and spiritual health. Physical health without enjoying full mental health, leads to loss of social and spiritual health as well. India has a large population of people affected with mental disorders. At least twenty people per every thousand are thought to ...

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