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More and more donors register at government hospital blood bank

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The number of voluntary blood donors at the blood bank at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital has been on the rise in the last two years, indicating the growing awareness among the masses about the significance of the donation, said D. Saminathan, vice-principal, K.A.P. Viswanatham Government Medical College and Hospital.

Speaking after releasing the supplementary of the blood donors’ directory brought out by the NCC (Air wing) of National College here on Wednesday, Dr. Saminathan said 9,426 units had been collected in 2014 against 8,435 units the previous year.

In December 2014, 216 units were collected at the blood bank. The bank had been catering to the needs of blood at various government hospitals located at Kuzhumani, Kattuputhur, Thuraiyur, Thathaiengarpet, Uppliyapuram, Lalgudi, Inampuliyur, Musiri, and so on. In December, 161 units had been despatched to the needy hospitals.

Explaining the importance of blood donation, Dr. Saminathan called upon the youths to donate blood. The habit of blood donation imposed a sense of discipline among donors as they did not consume alcohol.

Group Captain N. Thinakaran, Commanding Officer, 3 (TN) Air Sqn (Tech) NCC, who received the first copy of the directory, said volunteers derived pleasure through their service to the needy at a critical time.

Flt. Lt. R. Sundhararaman said the directory comprised names of 921 students, with a maximum of 308 volunteers for “O positive” group, followed by 288 for “B positive”. One student was available each for “A1 negative”, “A2 negative”, and “B1 positive” groups.

K. Anbarasu, principal of the college, offered felicitations.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 810889.ece


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Tiruchi cardiologist wins M.G. Garg Award

M. Chenniappan, eminent cardiologist of the city, has been awarded the Dr. M.G. Garg All Time Achievement Award from the Indian Medical Association (IMA). Dr.Chenniappan received the award from Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda during the 89{+t}{+h}annual national conference, NATCON, of the IMA held in Ahmadabad recently, according to a release from W. Justine, honorary secretary, IMA, Tiruchi.


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Trichy hospital gets infra development funds

The super-speciality and trauma care block of the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital (MGMGH) here is set to receive medical equipment worth Rs 22 crore after the state government sanctioned more than half of the allotted funds.

The block was inaugurated almost a year ago, but it lacked equipment. Out of the total allotted funds of Rs 35 crore, Rs 21, 78, 66,400 was sanctioned for buying equipment.

"The director of medical education (DME) will deposit the amount to the personal deposit account of the Tamil Nadu medical service corporation (TNMSC). The fund will be utilised to equip the super-specialty hospital with the latest equipment," Dr P Karkuzhali, dean of MGMGH, told reporters here on Tuesday.

"The purchase of equipment will be completed in a phased manner, and it would take a couple of months to complete the process. The rest of the amount for the equipment will be sanctioned later," she added.

The six-storey super specialty block was one of the major projects under former chief minister J Jayalalithaa. However, the much-needed hospital was unable to serve the patients due to lack of equipment.

Interestingly, the fund for equipment was brought down to Rs 35 crore from the previously allotted amount of Rs 45 crore, after the cost of construction of the building escalated to Rs 65 crore from the estimated Rs 55 crore.

Specialty departments like neurosurgery, neurology, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, medical gastroenterology, surgical gastroenterology, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urology, nephrology, medical oncology and surgical oncology will get essential medical equipment. Besides these, anesthesia, radiology, pathology, biochemistry, microbiology, blood bank, telemedicine, medical education, modular operation theatre (trauma block) and steam laundry departments will also be equipped.

Anaesthesia department will receive equipment worth Rs 3.98 crore, the highest, while urology will receive Rs 2.98 crore. In addition, four aneasthesia work stations will be supplied. A modular operation theatre (OT) in the trauma block will receive equipment worth Rs 1.50 crore. The block has six OTs, but at present, only one is functional. The dean said the rest of the OTs would start functioning soon.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city ... 697837.cms


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Govt med college to get high-end lab

TRICHY: The department of health research (DHR) of ministry of health and family welfare has chosen KAP Viswanatham government medical college (KAPVGMC) here to set up a viral research and diagnostic laboratory (VRDL). To be built at an estimated cost of Rs 2 crore, the lab is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities that can reportedly diagnose various types of viral diseases, including Ebola.

The approval for setting-up the higher level laboratory was obtained after Dr Sridharan Gopalan, former scientist, clinical virologist and a senior expert at Indian council for medical research (ICMR), inspected the hospital facilities on Thursday.

"KAPVGMC has been identified for setting up the high-end laboratory. The proposed lab will become functional soon, and the process is already underway. The fund for the project will be shared by both the central and state governments on 75:25 ratio," Dean Dr P Karkuzhali told the reporters on Friday.

As a part of increasing the viral diagnostic capabilities of existing laboratories in the country through its scheme of 'establishing a network of laboratories for managing epidemics and natural calamities', DHR has already set up a VRDL in Theni government medical college. KAPVGMC will be the second medical college hospital to get the facility in Tamil Nadu.

Biosafety level-2 (BSL-2) laboratory in medical college hospitals will be equipped to carry out serology for viruses and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for molecular diagnosis of viral diseases.

"The new lab will be used to diagnose viral diseases such as dengue, Japanese encephalitis, measles, rabies, swine flu, hepatitis C and HIV in children. The cost of monitoring techniques is expensive outside and VRDL will be useful for the poor people to get the diagnosis free of cost. Ebola can also be diagnosed with the new facility," said Dr S Dhanapaul, head of the department of microbiology, KAPGMC.

He also said that post-graduate students from all disciplines of KAPVGMC can do their dissertations on the facility.

A medical officer, a technician and a worker will be appointed for the lab.

Dr Karkuzhali said that KAPVGMC has sent a proposal to the government seeking approval to start new post-graduate courses in anatomy, physiology, psychology, microbiology, pharmacology and pathology. Currently, the college offers courses in medicine, surgery, anesthesia, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and bio-chemistry.

Besides VRDL, the college has also begun measures to acquire approval for a central government-funded multi discipline research unit (MDRU) at a cost of Rs 5 crore, said the dean.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City ... 391216.cms


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Centre of Excellence in neonatal care to come up in Tiruchi

The State government will set up a Centre of Excellence in neonatal and maternal care in Tiruchi and Tirunelveli at a cost of Rs.20 crore each, according to C.Vijaya Baskar, Minister for Health.

Speaking to reporters here on Sunday after inspecting the facilities available for neonatal and maternity care at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital (MGMGH) in the city, he said a maternity centre would also be set up at Pudukottai at a cost of Rs.20 crore. The government had already given sanction for the projects, and the sites for constructing them had been earmarked, he said. Stating that the centres would be big boost to the people living in and around the three districts, he said the integrated buildings would have all facilities for child and mother care. The construction works would commence soon, he said.

The Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) was low in the State compared to other States in the country, Mr. Baskar said. The number of deaths of children less than one year of age per 1,000 live births in the State was just 21 as compared to the national average of 40, he said. In Tiruchi district, it was 12 per 1,000. In appreciation of the State government’s success in bringing down the IMR , the Central government had released Rs.134 crore as special grant to the State last year.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 650502.ece


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Expo on healthy eating, lifestyle today

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A three-day expo on diabetes and walking contests for adults aged 30 and above are among the activities being organised here to create awareness on the condition in connection with the World Diabetes Day on Friday.

‘Dibatex – 2014’, inaugurated on Thursday, is hosted by I.S. Nursing Home and I.S. Diabetes and Hypertension Centre and goes on until November 16 at the Schwartz Hall on the Vestry School premises.

“According to the International Diabetes Federation, there are 63 million diabetics in India,” Dr. N.S. Prasad told The Hindu .

“We have a large number of undetected pre-diabetes cases,” he said.

With the IDF declaring ‘healthy eating’ to be this year’s theme, the expo is going to feature live demonstrations of nutritionally balanced recipes by the nursing home’s dieticians.

Stalls featuring an array of allied services – blood check-up, awareness literature and diabetic medical accessories – form part of the expo. Cultural performance by students and a debate in Tamil are on the cards.

“In Tiruchi, we see Type II diabetes in people as young as 25 years,” Dr. Prasad said at the inaugural function. Consumption of fast food and the lack of exercise are the main reasons. Around 95 to 98 per cent of reported cases are Type II. Some 15 per cent pertains to gestational diabetes (among pregnant women). The purpose of this expo is to create an awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle and the need for at least half an hour of exercise five days a week,” he said.

Diabetes Club of Tiruchi, a forum of diabetologists in the city, is hosting walking competitions for adults aged 30 and above on November 16. The free event has 20 first and second prizes on offer for men and women, who will be divided into five groups, as per their age. It will start at 7 a.m. at the Indian Medical Association (IMA) Hall on Salai Road, and end at Vestry School at 9 a.m.

Transport for those who complete the contest route back to the starting venue has been organised.

“We want to inform the public that brisk walking is the easiest exercise to prevent diabetes,” Dr. B. Bosco said. “Walking helps raise good cholesterol levels and control blood pressure,” he said.

As the number of those affected goes up, he said the government should focus on “how to keep people healthy” by starting awareness campaigns in schools and colleges. “We should stop aping the Western diet and get children more interested in physical activity,” he said.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 597655.ece


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Climate change spikes conjunctivitis in Trichy, several cases registered daily


TRICHY: The number of conjunctivitis cases is on the rise in the district for the past few weeks due to the sudden change in climatic conditions, which is optimum for viral transmissions.

Doctors have advised people to avoid across the counter medication for the infection, which could aggravate the viral disease.

Scores of people in rural and urban parts of the district were afflicted with conjunctivitis with their eyes turning red.

Normally, conjunctivitis, also called as 'Madras Eye', takes its toll in July and August due to heavy winds. But this year, the virus had spread in October.

The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital (MGMGH) has been witnessing several cases of viral conjunctivitis daily for the past one month.

"Irrespective of age, patients with conjunctivitis are queuing up at the MGMGH for treatment. It takes five to six days to get cured of the virus completely. We advise the patients to be in isolation during the period," Dr P Parthiban, head of the department of ophthalmology, MGMGH, said.

People should not take steroids without prescription as it could affect the cornea.

"Administering steroids bought from medical shops is not a proper treatment for conjunctivitis. It may reduce the inflammation but will cause superficial punctate keratitis (SPK) (spots in cornea)," said Dr Parthiban.

It may be noted that the 'reddish' colour in the eyes will last only for three days but the infection would remain for nearly a week.

As far as Trichy Corporation is concerned, a large number of people were affected with conjunctivitis. This is evident from the number of people visiting doctors in both the government and private hospitals to get treatment for the disease.

"The treatment for viral conjunctivitis is not a challenging one and we have enough facilities to treat it," said Dr S Mariappan, city health officer (CHO), Trichy Corporation.

Students and teachers are the most affected by the virus as they congregate in one place for a long time. Doctors recommend complete rest to the affected students and teachers in order to prevent the conjunctivitis from spreading.

It will not spread through eye-to-eye contact, a city doctor said. It spreads only by touching the affected person and using the things used by them.

In rural parts of the district, medicines for treating conjunctivitis are available in all the primary health centres (PHCs).

"People need not worry about conjunctivitis as it is a seasonal one and not harmful. People can cure it with medicines available in all the PHCs in the district," said Dr I Raveendran, deputy director of health services, Trichy.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City ... 018513.cms


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