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Delhi high court bans the online sale of medicine. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice VK Rao passed an interim order on a PIL asking for a ban on “illegal” sale of medicines online. Online pharmacies are often selling medications without prescriptions. Also, self-medication with antibiotics and narcotics will raise public health problems as well as dangerous complications for society. The Central Government has been advised to look into this matter. (Source)
GST like federal structure for healthcare policy is being considered. This is meant to ensure the application of healthcare benefits across states, irrespective of the political standing of the State Government.
Medicolegal course for doctors organized by Pune IMA, to empower doctors and ensure patient safety standards.
From the world of Bacteria
Doctors in Christian Medical College Vellore have identified a rare superbug. They found that 31%of 86 patients admitted with sepsis at the hospital over two years period were infected with a dangerous variety of Klebsiella.
It’s a highly virulent and multidrug-resistant variety of Klebsiella pneumoniae
With NHS lifting its cap on Indian doctors, hospitals in Kolkata are facing an exodus. Many healthcare professionals are leaving seeking opportunity for further studies and better career prospects.
For the one trying beauty therapy from alternative experts
One woman went to a Botox party. She voluntarily allowed a beautician to inject some sort of filler in her lip. The woman wakes up in the morning with a swollen lip, caused probable blockage of blood vessels in her lips and it became huge. Was the beautician capable of handling the complications?
Until the person prescribing you medicine or injections is medically qualified and has a license to practice and manage complications, you will be at risk. Rules and regulations will help only if you are sensible to choose wisely.
Rachael Knappier’s lips tripled in size after she got fillers from a beautician at a botox party.
She’s now warning others about the dangers of getting cosmetic treatments from non-medical professionals.
— ITV News Central (@ITVCentral) December 6, 2018
More Zika cases reported from Gujarat, Rajasthan. In Rajasthan, this brings the total toll to 131.
The new recommendation by IAP mentions the use of painless vaccine again. More on this later. That’s it for today. Hope you liked this Health News update. Let me know in the comments below.
Disclaimer: This is a curated list and no claims of completeness are made. Kindly make all healthcare decisions after consulting your doctor in person.