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Lalu Prasad Yadav’s health worsens, shifted to AIIMS

Ranchi (Jharkhand) [India]: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad Yadav is being taken to the AIIMS Delhi from Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) here on Tuesday after his health condition worsened.

“It was found that he has issues in his heart and kidney. He is being sent to AIIMS Delhi for better treatment. The jail officials will decide (the date),” said Kameshwar Prasad, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) Director.

The Jharkhand High Court on March 11 differed the hearing on the bail plea of Yadav till April 1 in connection with a fodder scam case.

Earlier in February, a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court had sentenced Yadav to five years imprisonment in the fifth fodder scam case and imposed a fine of Rs 60 lakh on him.

Yadav was declared guilty in the fodder scam case on February 15. He was found guilty of illegal withdrawals of Rs 139.35 crore from the Doranda treasury by a special CBI court in Jharkhand’s Ranchi.

The Rs 950-crore fodder scam (the total scam of five fodder scams, Lalu has been proven guilty of) relates to the fraudulent withdrawal of public funds from government treasuries in various districts of undivided Bihar.

The scam came into light after a raid conducted by Deputy Commissioner of Chaibasa Amit Khare at the Animal Husbandry Department in January 1996.

The CBI was roped in by the Patna High Court in March 1996 after increasing pressure to investigate the case. The CBI registered an FIR in the case at a time when Bihar was still undivided.

In June 1997, Yadav was named an accused in the case for the first time in the charge sheet filed by the CBI. (ANI)

Lalu Prasad Yadav admitted to AIIMS after complaint of fever

New Delhi [India]: Rashtriya Janata Party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical science (AIIMS) in New Delhi after he complained of fever, the sources said.
He was admitted to the hospital on Friday. According to the sources, Lalu’s health condition is stable.
Lalu Prasad Yadav had returned to Bihar last month after over 3 years.
The Jharkhand High Court, earlier in April, granted bail to Yadav.
The former Bihar Chief Minister, who was undergoing treatment at Ranchi’s Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences for two years, was shifted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi in January.

Massive COVID wave unlikely if large population already infected, says AIIMS Doctor

Delhi [India] : Responding to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) warning of a new COVID-19 wave, AIIMS Doctor and Epidemiologist Dr Sanjay K Rai on Friday said that it is unlikely if a large population has already been already infected by the virus.
The WHO had earlier warned of a massive COVID-19 wave in Europe and Central Asia. It also said that over 5,00,000 deaths (combined) are likely in this region by February 2022. “When large populations get infected, massive waves of the virus are unlikely. Natural infections lead to natural immunity which leads to a decline in the number of cases. Vaccinations also reduce disease severity and deaths. It will happen in Russia and Central Asia. A wave of infections is going on there, but this will reduce by February. This happened everywhere, including in India. A large amount of the population was infected, then cases started to decline rapidly. Whenever the cases rise rapidly, they decline quickly too,” he said.
He, however, said it was likely that the regions could touch the mark of 5,00,000 deaths by February and even vaccinations would not bring the rising deaths to a sudden halt.
He added that WHO was losing its credibility on the global stage.
“It has been giving controversial statements. It has not been able to figure out the origins of COVID-19. It took them over 1.5 years to understand that natural infections are giving protection to the people but they are still not giving much weightage to it,” he said.
Amid increasing COVID-19 cases in Europe and Central Asia, WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday warned of rising cases and deaths. According to the WHO, every single country in Europe and Central Asia is facing a real threat of COVID-19 resurgence or is already fighting it.

Massive COVID wave unlikely if large population already infected, says AIIMS Doctor

Delhi [India] : Responding to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) warning of a new COVID-19 wave, AIIMS Doctor and Epidemiologist Dr Sanjay K Rai on Friday said that it is unlikely if a large population has already been already infected by the virus.
The WHO had earlier warned of a massive COVID-19 wave in Europe and Central Asia. It also said that over 5,00,000 deaths (combined) are likely in this region by February 2022. “When large populations get infected, massive waves of the virus are unlikely. Natural infections lead to natural immunity which leads to a decline in the number of cases. Vaccinations also reduce disease severity and deaths. It will happen in Russia and Central Asia. A wave of infections is going on there, but this will reduce by February. This happened everywhere, including in India. A large amount of the population was infected, then cases started to decline rapidly. Whenever the cases rise rapidly, they decline quickly too,” he said.
He, however, said it was likely that the regions could touch the mark of 5,00,000 deaths by February and even vaccinations would not bring the rising deaths to a sudden halt.
He added that WHO was losing its credibility on the global stage.
“It has been giving controversial statements. It has not been able to figure out the origins of COVID-19. It took them over 1.5 years to understand that natural infections are giving protection to the people but they are still not giving much weightage to it,” he said.
Amid increasing COVID-19 cases in Europe and Central Asia, WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday warned of rising cases and deaths. According to the WHO, every single country in Europe and Central Asia is facing a real threat of COVID-19 resurgence or is already fighting it.

Manmohan Singh: Thanks to Doctors

New Delhi [India] : Following the discharge of former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh from Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) a day before, his wife Gursharan Kaur on Monday expressed gratitude towards the doctors, nurses and numerous well-wishers for their support.


“My family and I are pleased to inform our all friends and well-wishers that Dr Manmohan Singh is recovering from his bout of dengue fever,” Kaur said in an official statement. “We would like to convey our special thanks to all the doctors, nurses and support staff of AIIMS and numerous well-wishers for their whole-hearted support and hard work for his speedy recovery,” she added.
Dr Singh got discharged at 5:20 pm on Sunday from AIIMS, Delhi. He was admitted to AIIMS on October 13 following the complaint of weakness and was under the observation of doctors since then. (

AIIMS Rishikesh satellite centre to boost health infra in Kumaon

Rishikesh (Uttarakhand) [India] : The satellite center of AIIMS Rishikesh will be opened in Udham Singh Nagar district of the state to provide treatment services to the patients of the Kumaon division.
“Ministry received requests from Uttarakhand Government for setting up of an AIIMS/Satellite Centre of AIIMS, Rishikesh in Kumaon Mandal. Suitability of land offered by State Government may be assessed by Technical Team. Subject to suitability matter may be taken forward”, Union Health Ministry tweeted. Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya for this.
The letter regarding the opening of a satellite center by AIIMS Rishikesh at Udham Singh Nagar has been received by the Director of AIIMS Rishikesh on behalf of Nilambuj Sharan, Economic Adviser to the Government of India.
In the letter of Saran, Economic Adviser to the Government of India, on the lines of the satellite center operated by AIIMS Bhubaneswar in Balasore, Odisha, AIIMS Rishikesh has asked to make necessary arrangements to run the satellite center of AIIMS at Udham Singh Nagar in Uttarakhand.

Oman approves Covaxin COVID-19 vaccines for travel without quarantine

The Government of the Sultanate of Oman on Wednesday added Indian-made Covaxin to the approved list of COVID-19 vaccines for travel to the country without quarantine.

Muscat [Oman] : “COVAXIN has now been added to the approved list of COVID-19 vaccines for travel to Oman without quarantine. This will facilitate travellers from India vaccinated with COVAXIN,” tweeted the Embassy of India in Muscat. “All passengers from India who have received two doses of Covaxin at least 14 days before the estimated arrival date will now be able to travel to Oman without the requirement of quarantine. All other COVID-19 related requirements/conditions, such as pre-arrival RT-PCR test shall be applicable for such passengers,” read the press release of the Indian Embassy.
This notification will significantly ease travel to Oman for Indian nationals who have taken Covaxin. Passengers who have taken AstraZeneca/Covishield are already permitted to travel to Oman without quarantine.
Covaxin, India’s first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine, is developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for Emergency Use Listing has decided that additional clarifications from the manufacturer are needed to conduct a final EUL risk-benefit assessment for global use of the vaccine.
The UN health body said that the TAG expects to reconvene for the final risk-benefit assessment on November 3.
Bharat Biotech has been submitting data to WHO on a rolling basis and submitted additional information at the UN health body’s request on September 27.
Earlier this month, WHO chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan had said that the UN health body’s technical advisory group will meet on October 26 to consider Emergency Use Listing (EUL) for Covaxin.Last week, WHO had said a vaccine recommended by it for emergency use must be evaluated thoroughly.

Difficult to predict time-frame, but Covaxin will get WHO’s approval, says AIIMS Professor

New Delhi [India]: Reacting to World Health Organisation (WHO) seeking additional clarifications for emergency use listing of Bharat Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin, Professor of Centre for Community Medicine (CCM) in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi on Wednesday said that though it is difficult to predict time-frame, Covaxin will surely get the WHO’s approval.
Speaking to ANI, Dr Rai said, “It is difficult to predict how soon we will get the approval but we will get it definitely. When Bharat Biotech and Centre will provide the data, WHO will give its approval. So, we have to wait till then.” “Additional data means there is a certain procedure. They want data related to efficacy, data related to effectiveness, data related to safety,” he added.
Rai further said that there is a committee for approval of all vaccines and new drugs. “WHO has approved only a few vaccines till now. So, the approval of vaccines is under process,” he stated.
Dr Rai said that WHO follows a certain procedure for the approval of vaccines. “There are prescribed procedures and it is a good thing that everything is being scrutinised thoroughly,” he added.
WHO has said that additional clarifications from manufacturer are needed to conduct a final Emergency Use Listing (EUL) risk-benefit assessment for global use of India-made Covaxin.
“The Technical Advisory Group for Emergency Use Listing (TAG-EUL) expects the clarification from Bharat Biotech by end of this week and thus will reconvene for the final risk-benefit assessment on Wednesday, November 3,” WHO said.
“The TAG-EUL is an independent advisory group that provides recommendations to WHO on whether a Covid-19 vaccine can be listed for emergency use under the EUL procedure,” it added.
On April 19, Bharat Biotech submitted its EOI (Expression of Interest) to WHO EUL.
Till date, Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca-SK Bio/Serum Institute of India, Johnson and Johnson-Janssen, Moderna, and Sinopharm vaccines have been approved by WHO for emergency use.

AIIMS Delhi doctor booked for raping colleague; accused absconding

New Delhi [India] : Delhi Police on Friday registered a rape case against a senior doctor of All India Institute Of Medical Science in the national capital.
A complaint of alleged sexual harassment was received from AIIMS, Delhi on October 11 at Hauz Khas police station, informed the police. The victim is also a doctor at the hospital, who had informed the police that a senior doctor colleague had allegedly raped her when she went to his room for a birthday celebration of one of their colleagues on September 26.
Based on her statement, the police registered an FIR under sections 376 and 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Hauz Khas police station and an investigation into the matter was taken up.
During the investigation, a statement of the victim was recorded before the Magistrate under section 164 of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and raids were conducted at possible hideout places to catch the absconding doctor.
Technical surveillance has already been mounted to nab the accused and continuous efforts are going on to trace him out at the earliest, said the police.

Manmohan Singh stable : AIIMS

New Delhi [India], October 15 : Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, who is admitted at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi is stable and recovering, informed hospital official on Friday. Dr Singh, who was admitted to AIIMS on Wednesday, is under the observation of doctors. The eighty-nine-year-old Congress leader had complained of weakness and is stable and under the observation of doctors, hospital sources said.
Earlier in the day, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya visited the hospital to meet him.

Former PM Manmohan Singh doing fine, better than yesterday: Congress

Congress spokesperson Pranav Jha on Friday said that former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is doing fine and is better than yesterday.
Taking to Twitter, Jha urged all to respect the privacy of the former Prime Minister. “This is to inform that Dr Manmohan Singh ji is doing fine. He is better than yesterday. Let’s all wish him a speedy recovery. Any unfounded speculation is unnecessary and in bad taste. Also, request all to respect the Former PM’s privacy. Thank you! #HappyDussehra2021,” tweeted the Congress spokesperson.
Earlier, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), informed that Singh is stable and recovering.
Dr Singh, who was admitted to AIIMS on Wednesday, is under the observation of doctors.
The eighty-nine-year-old Congress leader had complained of weakness and is stable and under the observation of doctors, hospital sources said.
Earlier in the day, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya visited the hospital to meet him. (ANI)

Rahul Gandhi visits former PM Manmohan Singh at AIIMS

New Delhi [India]: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday visited former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi and enquired about his health.

He also wished him a speedy recovery.
Singh was admitted to AIIMS, Delhi yesterday.

Earlier today Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished for the speedy recovery of former PM Manmohan Singh, who was admitted to AIIMS on Wednesday.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also prayed for the speedy recovery of Singh.

The eighty-nine-year-old Congress leader had complained of weakness and is stable and under the observation of doctors, hospital sources said.

Earlier in the day, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya visited the hospital to meet him. (ANI)

Vaccination of children only way to get rid of COVID pandemic: AIIMS Director

New Delhi [India]: Children between 12 to 18 years of age will be vaccinated against COVID-19 very soon, said Dr Randeep Guleria, Director of All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi.
Speaking to ANI on Friday, Dr Guleria said the current priority is to vaccinate those who can have severe diseases. “As we know that children mostly have mild diseases, so due to the limited supply of the vaccination, we are prioritising those people who can have severe disease,” he said.
“Children will also get vaccinated very soon because that’s the only way to get rid of the pandemic,” added AIIMS Director.
Regarding the coming festive season, Guleria said that people should not forget that the fight against the pandemic is not over.
“I appeal to the public to remain alert and vigilant for the next 6-8 weeks, only then we will be able to see a decline in the overall number of COVID-19 cases,” said Guleria.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) held a meeting on Wednesday to discuss further phased re-opening of schools in the city and the review of the COVID-19 situation and the vaccination programme in Delhi
Earlier in September, Schools in the national capital for classes 9 to 12 re-opened after a prolonged closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking about the data and studies regarding the Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin submitted to the World Health Organization, Guleria said that he is hopeful that India’s indigenous COVID-19 vaccine will get recognition soon, and people, especially those who have taken both the shots of the vaccine to be able to travel abroad.
“As we start moving out from the pandemic it is very important to have the approval so that one does not have to quarantine or isolate at any place,” said Guleria.
Earlier in August, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) had approved Zydus Cadila’s DNA vaccine for emergency use in adults and children aged 12 years and above. Now, the vaccines are waiting to be introduced in the national vaccination programme.

AIIMS Delhi ‘lighthouse’ in the health sector

New Delhi [India], September 25 : Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Saturday said that All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) in New Delhi is a ‘lighthouse’ to all the 22 new AIIMS spread across India.
Mandaviya today presided over an event to mark the 66th Foundation Day of AIIMS, New Delhi in the presence of Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare. This day marks the beginning of undergraduate teaching at AIIMS and it was on this date that the first batch of MBBS classes was held in 1956. “AIIMS New Delhi is a lighthouse to all the 22 new AIIMS spread across India. The students and teachers from here can help these institutes through their rich experience to replicate the success of this AIIMS throughout India,” said Mandaviya during his address at the event.
Congratulating the institute, the Union Health Minister alerted the community to the fact that success increases the expectations and responsibility of the achiever.
Sharing his experience, the Union Health Minister said, “Whenever I go to a hospital, I feel very sad to see the bouncers there, where sick people come for treatment, and not to quarrel. But if they are quarrelling, then they must be angry and this anger must be due to some lack in efforts from our end.”
He further said, “When a doctor sees the patient as a God, long queues of patients don’t bother. In fact, it is in this spirit, patients’ treatment becomes a priority.”
Mandaviya added, “Patriotism is not only a responsibility of the soldiers standing on the border, but it is equally our responsibility to ensure good health of our citizens. If we connect the health of our people with patriotism, then I think positive change becomes inevitable.”
Speaking on the vision of the Central Government, he observed that it is due to the relentless efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that healthcare has been linked with Development in India.
“The Budget Outlay for Health has increased 137 per cent since last year to 2.40 lakh crore. Ayushman Bharat has transformed healthcare in the country where poor patients can access the same non-governmental treatment facility earlier reserved for only those who could afford it,” said the Union Minister.
He also cautioned that governments can only initiate action, passion can only come from service providers and exhorted the community to serve everyone out of a sense of passion and dedication towards the cause.
Speaking at the event, Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, praised the AIIMS community for their endless and selfless efforts at the forefront of Public Service for more than five decades. She said, “With the first heart transplant in India in 1994, first robotic surgery in 2005, the first TMJ (Total Temporomandibular Joint) replacement in 2014, AIIMS has established a high reputation and has contributed significantly in academic, research and patient care.”
Speaking on Antyodaya and Sarvodaya, she congratulated the hospital for offering treatment at the emergency centre free for the first 24 hours and free in-house surgery for all Below Poverty Line (BPL) families and advised the nurses, receptionists and staff to be compassionate to patients who are in their most vulnerable state in the hospital.
Mandaviya gave away 33 awards and medals to faculty members and graduate students. He recounted an event in his early life when he was felicitated for writing an essay on Indira Gandhi which encouraged him to undertake a further effort in the direction and gradually shaping him to what he is today.
The Union Health Minister also digitally inaugurated a high throughput lab in the RAK building that can conduct 50 laboratory diagnostic tests and present results in 2-3 hours. Along with the Minister of State, he inaugurated and an exhibition themed ‘Digital Health and Medical Education’. All the departments displayed exhibits on different topics related to the theme.
Professor Randeep Guleria, Director AIIMS, Vishal Chauhan, Joint Secretary (Health Ministry) and Deputy Director, AIIMS, Dr Anita Saxena, Dean (Academics), AIIMS New Delhi, Dr Peush Sahni, Chairman, Scientific Exhibition Committee and other senior doctors were also present at the event.

AIIMS extends blood sample collection timing for the first time in history

New Delhi [India], September 21 : The timings of blood sample collection for medical tests have been increased by over five hours at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) of Delhi.
This is for the first time in history that AIIMS has revised its timings of blood sample collection. The step has been taken after the Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya during a meeting formed a committee on September 3 to improve the system regarding testing, registration, X-Ray’s etc. The timings of the Central Collection Facility have been revised and have been increased by more than five hours.
As per the revised timings, the Old RAK OPD will now collect blood samples from 8.00 am to 3.30 pm from Monday to Friday, and the fasting timing for sample collection will be 8 am to 11:30 am. While on Saturdays, the timings are 8 am to 10:30 am and 8 am to 11:30 am respectively.
Meanwhile, according to the revised timings in the New RAK OPD, the sample collections timings have also been increased. Now the samples will be collected from Monday to Friday from 8 am to 3:30 pm, and the fasting timings for sample collection will be 8 am to 11:30 am. While for Saturdays, the timings for blood-sample collection will be 8 am to 1 pm and for fasting would be 8 am to 10:30 am.
“The main objective of this committee is to improve the OPD services like registration, testing, Xray’s etc. The committee constituted by the Union Health Minister has nine members. The concern of the Union Health Minister was to conduct tests on the same day to avoid a long waiting list,” Dr Sanjai Rai, Head of Department of Community Medicine and a member of the committee informed.
The Medical Superintendent Dr D K Sharma issued a notice to all concerned departments to inform them of the change of the timings.
The timings of the radiology department have also been changed after the suggestion given by the appointed committee; the revised timings of MRI, X-ray, ultrasound, CT Scan are now 8 am to 8 pm.

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