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“Stroke Rehabilitation: Translating Evidence to Practice”: A workshop par excellence

“Stroke Rehabilitation: Translating Evidence to Practice”: A workshop par excellence

Tinu Sethi | Rehab Editor Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya National Institute for Persons with Physical Disabilities (Divyangjan) conducted a workshop on “Stroke Rehabilitation: Translating Evidence to Practice” on 19 November 2016. It was a hands- on workshop that aimed at disseminating the various therapeutic approaches in treating brain stroke and related evidences based on recent researches to support the same. The ...

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Healthcare Leader President elect @FICCI for 2017


Pankaj R. Patel, Chairman and Managing Director of Zydus Cadila – Cadila Healthcare has been elected President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) for the year 2017. Patel spearheads Zydus Cadila, an innovation-driven global healthcare company which manufactures and markets a wide range of products ranging from APIs to formulations, vaccines, biologicals and niche technologies. With over ...

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India is opening up to further ease of doing business: Jaitley

The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley inaugurating the Economic Editors’ Conference-2016, organised by the Press Information Bureau, in New Delhi on November 10, 2016.
	The Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arjun Ram Meghwal, the Finance Secretary, Ashok Lavasa, the Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Shaktikanta Das, the Revenue Secretary,  Hasmukh Adhia, the Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Anjuli Chib Duggal, the Chief Economic Adviser,  Arvind Subramanian and the Director General (M&C), Press Information Bureau, A.P. Frank Noronha are also seen.

Expecting a positive impact of recent decision of demonetising of higher value currency notes, while allaying fears that people making small deposits for exchanging old currency notes will not be harassed-The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley inaugurating the two day Economic Editors Conference (EEC)-2016 in New Delhi said that the Government has endeavoured its best to take a number ...

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Costa neoClassica in India creates buzz among travel agents, corporates and event planners


As Europe’s leading cruising company, Costa Cruises readies for launch of Costa neoClassica in India, which will be homeporting in Mumbai from December 2016. Now Indians can look forward to embarking on a cruiseliner from Mumbai and going to enchanting destinations within India such as Goa and Cochin and also to the very popular Maldives and Colombo. Costa neoClassica will perform a series of weekly sailings ...

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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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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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India launches Mothers Absolute Affection (MAA) campaign to promote breastfeeding aimed at reducing child mortality

Madhuri Dixit brand ambassador of MAA campaign

The national health indicators like Infant Mortality Rate (IMR), Maternal Maternity Rate (MMR), Total Fertility Rate (TFR) and under five mortality are declining faster in India than the world pace. The Health Minister highlighted the life cycle approach of the Ministry and stated that a Continuum of care approach has been adopted by the Ministry with the articulation of ‘Strategic ...

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India vows to fight malaise of mental illness

Health is being in a state of bliss physically, mentally and spiritually. Mental illnesses are emerging as a major cause of morbidity in our country. As per World Health Organization estimation, one in four persons will be affected by a mental illness at least once in their lifetime. The available data taken from 2005 shows, that 6% to7% population in ...

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