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Aruna Naik Memorial Foundation donated an ambulance to Kalyani Hospital and Gajraj Mitra Mandal during an event that took place at Tilak Smarak Mandir recently.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE |
January 7, 2009 12:46:11 am

Ambulance donated
Aruna Naik Memorial Foundation donated an ambulance to Kalyani Hospital and Gajraj Mitra Mandal during an event that took place at Tilak Smarak Mandir recently. On this occasion,Dr Sancheti,director of Sancheti Hospital was present as the chief guest. He handed over the key of ambulance to Sanjay Bhalerao of Sancheti Hospital and Umaji Chavan and Sanjay Keskar,members of Gajraj Mitra Mandal. Dr Sancheti also presented Advanced Sound System to Surudh Mukbadhir Vidyalay and Symbiosis Highschool. Actor Rahul Solapurkar was also present at the event who spoke about mother and her efforts to raise the child. After the event,Vijay Koparkar mesmerised the audience with his Bhairav Te Bhairavi,rendition.

Dr Shirole awarded
Dr Devendra Shirole is awarded prestigious national award of Indian Medical association – Best Adjudged President of IMA State branch for 2007-08. This award was given to him recently at Indore in a special award function organised during the National conference of IMA. Dr Shirole is an immediate past president of IMA Maharashtra state and past president of IMA Pune branch. During his tenure in 2007-08 he has organised West Zone Acadima and Mind Body Medicine conference. He was instrumental in organising Maharashtra wide strike of doctors on October 10 last year due to which the bill against assault on doctors was passed by the Maharashtra Cabinet on October 13 last year. He is a National Faculty of Save the Girl child project of IMA and Maharashtra State Coordinator for IMA GFATM RNTCP PPM Project for Tuberculosis.

Condemning attack
Indian Medical Association (IMA),Pune Branch,strongly condemns the cowardly attack and heinous and atrocious treatment given to Dr Prakash Kankria from Ahmednagar by anti-social elements. “The repeated attacks on doctors,for whatever reasons,have become a tradition of hooligans and anti-social personalities. It hurts the principles of justice and equality. It gives the feeling of insecurity amongst the practicing doctors -from private as well as government. IMA,Pune has always been strongly denouncing such activities,” states the press release from IMA. The ordinance for the doctors’ protection was passed by the previous Government of Maharashtra a couple of months ago; however,it was not converted as a part of criminal act and hence not been applied so far. Indian Medical Association demands to the new government that this ordinance should be converted to the law and be implemented immediately to have feeling of security amongst doctors’ community. We support the agitation of IMA,Ahmednagar Branch,states the press release.

Blizz detox boutique
Given the high risk of being over-weight or accumulating toxic materials in organs and under the skin,detoxification boutiques are welcome move any day. Blizz spectral detox is one of the most effective specific natural heat therapies to get rid of such problems. The boutique uses a therapy called the Fra Infrared Rays (FIR). It is a 30-minute therapy. It carries off deeply embedded impurities leaving the skin glowing and clean. It increases blood circulation,tone,elasticity and fresh color of the skin. Blizz Detox Cabins would be very valuable for those who don’t exercise and those who can’t exercise yet but want an effective weight control and fitness maintenance programme and the benefits of a regular exercise. Dr Shalini Singh,senior doctor shares,”Frequent sessions in Blizz Detox Cabins have enabled my patients gain better health and fitness.”

Going places
Dr Pankaj N Maheshwari,senior consultant in Urology at Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital,Pune was invited to the 26th World Congress of Endo-Urology and Shock Wave Lithotripsy (WCE) held at Shanghai,China recently. WCE conference was hosted by the Chinese Medical Association at the newly made Shanghai International Convention centre and was attended by around 2,800 urologists from all over the world. This is a premier annual conference for the Uro-surgeons world –wide,practicing minimally invasive treatments for kidney ailments. Dr Maheshwari conducted the instructional course on Tricks to avoid complications of lithotripsy. Shock Wave Lithotripsy or SWL is a non-surgical way of fragmenting stones in the kidney so that the stones pass off in urine avoiding open surgery for stones. Although SWL is present for over 28 years and has been hugely successful,the recent research has highlighted some immediate & long-term complications that it might have. Tips and tricks to prevent these complications provided by Dr Maheshwari was much appreciated. He was the chief urologist at R G Stone urology Institute,Mumbai for seven years. Due to his vast experience in endo-urology and SWL,Dr Maheshwari,is considered a national authority for urinary stone disease management. His work on stone disease is quoted in the Campbell’s textbook of Urology.

Dr Bhatia invited
Dr A K Bhatia,senior consultant radiologist and HOD,Apollo CT Centre,Jehangir Hospital has been invited to deliver a guest lecture on ‘Role of Multislice CT in Polytrauma’ and also contribute an article on ‘Managing the Radiology Department’ at the 62nd National Radiological Conference to be held at Patna from Jan 7 to 11. Attended by over 4000 radiologists from around the world,the conference aims to improve patient diagnosis for better care.

Thyroid testing camps
Given the large number(around 4.2 crore) of people in India suffering from thyroid,it has been identified as the ‘next diabetes’. The disease is the most common one yet the most under diagnosed one. Given the present situation,Indian Thyroid Society (ITS) has declared the month of January as Think Thyroid Month and aims to conduct over 70 to 80 thousand tests during the month. Dr R V Jayakumar,chairman,Indian Thyroid Society observes that many doctors simply aren’t communicating with their patients about thyroid risks,symptoms,diagnosis,and treatment. “I don’t know if the problem is lack of knowledge on the part of doctors,the bottom line — millions of people are walking around with thyroid conditions,but they are not getting properly diagnosed and treated.” The ITS advocates consulting your physician about doing a simple blood test called the thyroid stimulating hormone,or TSH,test. At home,one can perform an easy self-examination called the Thyroid Self Test to detect an enlarged thyroid gland. Step-by-step instructions on how to do the Thyroid Self Test and further information on Thyroid are available at http://www.thyroidindia.com or http://www.indianthyroidsociety.com Thyroid testing camps took place in all major cities and towns,over 2.5 lakh tests were conducted in 2008.

In top gear
The Jaihind Festive Bonanza organised by Jaihind Collections made Dr Vivek Saoji,a resident of Kothrud,realise his dream. A slogan writing competition by the shop had Saoji clearing the rounds to finally win his dream car,a brand new Mahindra Scorpio,the first prize in Laxmi Road and Kothrud. Ranjan Nawal and Ninad Sarmokadam were second prizewinners of the contest and won a brand new Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTS-I. Pravin Jain,director of Jaihind Collections,handed over the keys of the swanky new Scorpio and the Bajaj Pulsars to the winners. The contest,which took place in October 2008,was held at both the Laxmi Road and Kothrud showrooms of Jaihind Collections. Participants were judged for the best slogan written by them based on their shopping experience at Jaihind Collections. From the thousands of entries received Dr Vivek Saoji was adjudged as the first prizewinner and Ranjan Nawal and Ninad Sarmokadam as the second prize winners.

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