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Notification of TB patients by hospitals is mandatory: Brahm Mohindra
27.02.18 - TEAM PT
Notification of TB patients by hospitals is mandatory: Brahm Mohindra



CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has issued the instructions to the private hospitals and all medical colleges to notify the patients suffering from TB to the health department to ensure the real time monitoring of the patient data.

Disclosing this here, Minister for Health and Family Welfare Brahm Mohindra said that instructions have been already issued to the civil surgeons to take action against institutes not complying with orders of Government of India in this regard.

Mohindra also directed the State Drug Controller to ensure that chemists should maintain the record of schedule H1 drugs including anti TB drugs besides bringing the number of TB patients they were dealing with, in the notice of the district TB officers.

He further said that this is matter of serious concern that around 2 million of people are suffering from TB in India those can easily infected the high risk groups of old aged people, children, diabetic and HIV patients. "As per record of health department as many as 39218 patients were registered in public sectors and 6704 patients were registered in private sectors DURING 2017 ” said Mohindra. 

Health Minister further added that the Punjab Government has been all set to install 7 CB-NAAT machines to diagnose suspected and drug-resistant patients suffering from TB in four districts in addition to one CB-NAAT machine already installed in 22 districts which having excessive migrate population to control Tuberculosis in high risk areas of the State.
 
Highlighting the importance of CB-NAAT machines, the Health Minster said that it has been medically recorded that in some cases microscopic test failed to diagnose TB in affected patients where CB-NAAT machines being high-tech, are most trustworthy alternate of early diagnostic mechanism, thus, help in methodical treatment of patients. "After observing the success rate of CB-NAAT machines, now state government has decided to install additional 7 CB-NAAT machines at high risk areas in district Ludhiana, Patiala, Jalandhar and Amritsar which are having the high number of migratory population”, he added.

He said that due to strong constant efforts of programme managers at state and district level the state has been able to improve its performance compared to 2016 with the success rate of 88 percents. He said that considering the circumstances, it’s our moral duty, if anyone having cough for two or more weeks then one has to get oneself tested from the DoT centres for the early diagnose and treatment which is provided free of cost in all government hospitals.




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“Passing Away Young” & the “thirst to look forever young”
27.02.18 - Manisha Bangar
“Passing Away Young” & the “thirst to look forever young”



I REMEMBER SRIDEVI coming to our residential colony at Napean Sea Road, Malabar hill, Mumbai along with her husband Boney Kapoor as a guest invitee for navratri bash organized by income tax and customs departmental officers and families as they had been doing every year.

Vividly remember this --my daughter had just turned one that year, I was holding our very chubby and curly haired bundle of energy in my arms. She was heavy and I was struggling to keep her still so I stood standing in our colony lawns observing the celebrations when I heard the buzz that this year's surprise would be Sridevi and Boney Kapoor.
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What a surreal make-believe image this filmdom creates of its very human actors full of strengths and flaws both in physical and mental form just like anyone else. They may not even fit the beauty standards of the film world itself to say the least.
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Well they came. Every one thronged to see them close. I have never known myself being star struck or in awe of cine actors so i stood wherever I was like a bystander. Then slowly the crowd thinned away following the music which was playing loud.

Boney as usual looked stocky, out of shape ,baldy and Sridevi in lightly shimmering pastel peach chudidar kameez looked like any other well dressed lady in full poise and a controlled smile.

I remember it so distinctly because not only was I aghast to see such a plain looking not very tall skinny frame inside the elegant dress by also that she was so removed from what and how she looked on the screen. Definitely she was not the woman that Ram Gopal Varma is writing about.

My eyes were on her hands that matched her skin tone which though heavily wheatish showed her hand tendons and veins so prominently that doctors would grade it to be loss of muscle mass bordering on malnourishment.

It was her eyes and especially her eyebrows that had attracted all my attention. They were undoubtedly playful and impressive.

All through the time that I kept holding my daughter the thoughts that raced through my mind were... what a surreal make-believe image this filmdom creates of its very human actors full of strengths and flaws both in physical and mental form just like anyone else. They may not even fit the beauty standards of the film world itself to say the least.

But the sickening larger than life projection like Ram Gopal Varma (not sure if is him or someone else) has done in his message which is circulating in social media is something that is so brutal that it is actually demeaning to the very real existence of humankind or womankind form.

His description is as best that of a star struck fantasizing adolescent boy with dreams of making big in cine world at the same time someone looking for a imaginary muse who would continue to inspire him in his own journey. The fictitious image that he created of Sridevi proves just that.

My daughter is growing up and I am happy that though she admires a lot of teenage singers who have attained stardom but has never been starstruck even as we kept coming across famous personalities and film actors in our life's journey whether in India or overseas. And if she were to read Ram Gopal Varma piece I am sure she will shirk in disgust.

It's sad what Sridevi did to herself...

Perhaps to keep up the "fantasy world image" created by likes of Ram Gopal Varma. Perhaps she too started believing in it herself and got lost in an unreal imaginary world.

The unquenchable desire to look ever young got her on the inexorable downward slide where she started becoming an artificial version of her original self and died young.
 

 
 
 
The author is a Mumbai-based medical practitioner.
 
 

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MARIJUANA AND THE VULNERABLE KIDS
Legal Status To Cannabis Usage: Can We Afford It?
18.02.18 - Sanjeev Ahluwalia
Legal Status To Cannabis Usage: Can We Afford It?



CANNABIS USAGE IN CANADA is looking to get a legal status with the anticipated decision of the federal government to legalize the use of non-medical marijuana from July 2018. One comes across numerous reports that highlight the virtues of pot smoking and I am not debating on that. However, I feel   these kind of reports/ads that emphasize the benefit of marijuana consumption deliver a wrong message to the school going kids, who are in their teens and even in their tweens (defined as someone between an age of 9-13). 

 
A significant majority among kids,  perceives that marijuana consumption is absolutely harmless for them. Pot's reputation as a "nature's medicine" continues to grow irrespective of the fact that it might bring adverse effects in teenagers whose brains are at a crucial stage of development. Scientific studies have indicated that marijuana consumption hijacks normal brain functioning in teens, kicks in severe learning disabilities. 

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According to a high profile study published in Lancet - a peer-reviewed general medical journal - a hazy future is predicted for the kids who use cannabis regularly as 60 per cent of them are less likely to finish their high school or get a university degree than their weed-free peers.
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Many scientists believe that marijuana may have permanent effects on brain development. Some long term studies have reported a permanent loss of IQ in adolescents following "wake and bake habits". Researchers found that individuals, who began using cannabis heavily as adults did not show similar losses in IQ, but quitting pot did not seem to restore intellectual functioning in those who had been chronic pot users as teenagers. Cannabis use in teenagers has also been reported to induce hallucinogenic effects; from mild ones to being schizophrenic; the psychotic symptoms are reported to increase with progression in age. 

According to a high profile study published in Lancet - a peer-reviewed general medical journal - a hazy future is predicted for the kids who use cannabis regularly as 60 per cent of them are less likely to finish their high school or get a university degree than their weed-free peers. The journal has concluded that the prevention or delay of cannabis use during adolescence is likely to bring broad health and social benefits for the kids. 

The legalization of marijuana for non-medical use is bound to make the availability of it, hell of a lot easier, for the vulnerable kids. Already a significant chunk of the high school going kids in Canada, as revealed by the statistics, smoke weed regularly or for recreational purposes. Someone needs to seriously put it across to the susceptible teens that probably smoking pot at the age of 35 might not bring damaging effects, but it would be a sure invitation to failure, if this indulgence starts during the tween or teen years.

*Note: I am not an expert on this and these are just my observations based on some search I did on this topic, as a concerned parent.
 

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THE GORAKHPUR DEAD SPEAK TO PUNJAB  From Patiala to Gorakhpur, the tale of the dead

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RELAX! ALL 30 WERE DERA PREMIS – Panchkula says something stinking about its conscience

LET'S KILL PAASH – Dr Sumail Singh Sidhu on the importance of Paash

A DOKLAM IN EVERY FIELD: Farmers not only produce food. They produce peace.

SURGICAL STRIKE YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT: When Indian jawans killed everyone at Pak post

PUNJAB: AN IDEA IN SEARCH OF WORDS: Punjab, more than a poster boy of progress or a renegade from modernity

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BUDGET 2018
National Health Protection Scheme: 10 crore families to get benefit from Oct 2
02.02.18 - TEAM PT
National Health Protection Scheme: 10 crore families to get benefit from Oct 2



A day after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced the world's largest government-funded healthcare programme in Union Budget 2018-19, finer details of the scheme have come in.
 
On Friday, NITI Aayog members spoke at length about the government’s new ambitious healthcare scheme which looks to cover 10 crore families. They said that all will get ‘free health insurance’ and every family member will get the benefit of living.

There’s no cap on the number of family members who can avail the scheme.  The costs will be covered 60% by the Centre and 40% by states. Called Ayushman Bharat, it was implemented from October 2. NITI Aayog added that the scheme will cost exchequer to the tune of Rs 10,000-12,000 crore.

While the Centre will bear an annual burden of around Rs 5,000-6,000 crore towards premium on health cover, the remaining amount will come from the state governments, he said.

The expenditure on the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS), which seeks to provide health cover of Rs 5 lakh to 10 crore households, will be borne jointly by the centre and the states, said Niti Aayog advisor Alok Kumar.

Kumar further said that the premium for each household for the insurance cover would work out to be between Rs 1,000 and Rs 1,200, which will be borne by the state.
 
They added that education and health cess funds will be used to raise the money. The template of the scheme is almost ready and will help 10 million families get healthcare.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the world's biggest health cover plan announced in the Budget will be cashless and not a reimbursement scheme and promised more funds if required depending on the rollout later next financial year.
 
While the process to avail the scheme will be completely paperless and cashless, one would only need Aadhaar to enrol in the policy.

The National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) touted as ModiCare envisaged to provide medical cover of up to Rs 5 lakh to over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families, constituting 40 per cent of total population.

"It takes care of hospitalisation, the secondary and tertiary care. Obviously, it will involve various state hospitals and selected private hospitals. It can be on trust model, it can be on insurance model. It's not on reimbursement model because too many complaints come on the reimbursement model," he said here.

The model is now being worked out between NITI Aayog and Health Ministry, he said adding the date of implementation would be next financial year and sometime in the course of the year it will be worked out.

If assuming the model to be insurance led, the premium shrink with the increase in number of policy holders, he said at an event organised by Open magazine.

The scheme although appreciated by experts also raises apprehension about its implementation and the initial corpus of just Rs 2,000 crore.

Assuring that the scheme will be entirely state funded, Jaitley said initial funds of Rs 2,000 crore has been allocated and whatever funds required, as the scheme rolls over, would be made available.

"In the coming year, I see more comfortable situation as far as revenues are concerned because the graphs as far as direct tax is concerned would move very fast," he said.

Following demonetisation and implementation of Goods and Services Tax, the number of direct tax assesses have gone up ... once anti-evasion measures, I do expect a little bump up in the GST collection also. I don't see revenue going to be a major challenge in that," he said.
 

Disclaimer : PunjabToday.in and other platforms of the Punjab Today group strive to include views and opinions from across the entire spectrum, but by no means do we agree with everything we publish. Our efforts and editorial choices consistently underscore our authors' right to the freedom of speech. However, it should be clear to all readers that individual authors are responsible for the information, ideas or opinions in their articles, and very often, these do not reflect the views of PunjabToday.in or other platforms of the group. Punjab Today does not assume any responsibility or liability for the views of authors whose work appears here.

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Most shared Punjab Today articles: 

AMARINDER, BADALS, KHAIRA, AROOSA ALAM & A JOURNALIST OF TRIBUNE

BUT AAP WON'T GET IT. TUM TO THEHRE SHEHARI 

NAPOLEON PAINTING ROW: Punjab Govt insists on riding its high horse

PLAYING WITH SIKH SENTIMENTS: Punjab Govt’s ad depicts Tenth Sikh Master astride Napoleon’s horse

HOW DHUMAL WAS ASSASSINATED POLITICALLY, BY THE BJP

SUKHBIR IS RIGHT – On 97th anniversary  Panth Khatre Vich Hai. Where does this threat come from?

SHIROMANI AKALI DAL – Abhi to party shuru huyee hai...

MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS IN PUNJAB: How Congress, SAD, AAP have framed issues  

DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT

VIDEO - CLASS 5 STUDENT THREATENS REVOLUTION

CHAI PAR SUICIDE? Meet Mankar. Sorry, he’s dead. Modi met him, though - for Chai Pe Charcha

1984 - A RIOT OR A GENOCIDE? Controversy explodes in Canada again as Hardeep Puri tweets

PUNJAB VIDHAN SABHA: They are publishing a new book, so please go read an old one

JAANE KYA DIKH JAAYE! Rajasthan, where they write poems hailing Shambu Lal Regar 

'IF NOT VANDE MATARAM, then will you salute Afzal Guru?' 

LAHORE NU SALAAM – LAHORE CHODD AAYA - Prof. Randhir Singh

THE LOOT THAT RAJASTHAN COMMITTED – An insult bigger than Bollywood’s Padmawati! 

TRIBUNE’S HARISH KHARE SHATTERS EDITORIAL SILENCE OVER CARAVAN REPORTAGE  

THE DANGER OF RENAMING A COLLEGE 

ARNAB GOSWAMI WATCHES PADMAWATI, KARNI SENA IS HAPPIEST

DESH CHORR DO – VANDE MATARAM MAN TELLS SIKH LEADER TO LEAVE COUNTRY

DYAL SINGH COLLEGE TO VANDE MATARAM MAHAVIDYALAYA - A DESIGN NEFARIOUS?

HONESTY CERTIFICATE TO MAJITHIA TRIGGERS CRISIS IN TRIBUNE 

THE FINAL HONESTY CERTIFICATE: ISSUED BY THE TRIBUNE

WAS IT MEANT FOR TRUMP? OR US?  – Bush, Obama said this on Diwali

WALKING IN STEP, HAND ON THE SHOULDER Aye Bhayee, Bina Dekhe Chalo

CHALO, PATAAKE CHALAYEN – CM Amarinder Singh & Parkash Singh Badal Jee

NO TIME TO READ THIS STORY? – That’s OK - Please do not feel guilty 

ELECTION COMMISSION - YOU FAILED TO CONVINCE. TRY AGAIN.

THIS IS WHY ELECTION COMMISSION DID NOT ANNOUNCE GUJARAT POLL DATES – Decoding the mystery 

BJP TO EDUCATE FARMERS ABOUT AGRI & RELIGION LINK – Will tell them Modi did so much 

AYE BHAI, BINA DEKHE CHALO –  Walking with the blind in Chandigarh

BAD, BAD WOMAN! – Punjab’s top playwright slams woman complainant against Langah

MR PRESIDENT, PLEASE TAKE BACK HIS GALLANTRY MEDAL – On Amod Kanth’s badge of shame

OPEN SALE AT GNDU – Have Rs 25,000? Get your compartment cleared. Rs 50,000 for two subjects

SUCHA SINGH LANGAH : KAMAAL JAARI HAI... Sucha Singh Langah wins, even in his darkest moments

ABEY TU BAHAR NIKAL, CHOWK MEIN AA   The 10-yard-radius protest

PATIALA, VIA PANCHKULA. HAIL DEMOCRACY! Halaat kharaab nahi hone chahiye!

PEHLU KHAN CASE   Will Govt Now Compensate The Magnificent Six? The Nation Needs to Know

MR HOME MINISTER, WILL YOU BE VISITING FAROOQ AHMAD DAR'S HOUSE? 

THE RYAN DEBATE: HOW INDIA MISSED THE GREAT CCTV ANGLE?  Not covered by cctv, so not covered by tv either

POLITICAL ECONOMY OF RETIREMENT AGE ROW   What’s wrong with retirement age policy?

THE GORAKHPUR DEAD SPEAK TO PUNJAB  From Patiala to Gorakhpur, the tale of the dead

WE WILL KILL 40-50 – Haryana BJP, Govt calculated death toll before firing first bullet

RELAX! ALL 30 WERE DERA PREMIS – Panchkula says something stinking about its conscience

LET'S KILL PAASH – Dr Sumail Singh Sidhu on the importance of Paash

A DOKLAM IN EVERY FIELD: Farmers not only produce food. They produce peace.

SURGICAL STRIKE YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT: When Indian jawans killed everyone at Pak post

PUNJAB: AN IDEA IN SEARCH OF WORDS: Punjab, more than a poster boy of progress or a renegade from modernity

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