Consumption of steroids, tobacco use and even the use of smart phones among children contribute to blindness and visual impairment. Some 80 lakh Indians are totally blind.
Experts have expressed concern over the increasing visual impairment in India. They inform that around 6.2 crore people in India are living with visual impairment.
Out of these 6.2 crore, 20 per cent or 80 lakh people, are blind. It is estimated that India carries 20 per cent burden of blindness of the entire globe.
Dr Atul Kumar, Chief, RP Centre, AIIMS, Delhi, pointed out that a major awareness campaign among the masses is needed to arrest the march of visual impairment and blindness in elderly population and young children.
Dr Kumar informed that disease like diabetes, BP and poor lifestyle contribute to the occurrence of visual impairment. “Diabetes impacts the eyes around ten years after its occurrence. Therefore, people should go for regular eye check-up and consume green vegetables to avoid eye di…
NEW DELHI:The technicians have warned that the protest will be intensified if their demands, including the implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, are not accepted.
Demanding implementation of the 7th pay commission recommendations and immediate cadre restructuring, hundreds of medical lab technicians employed in Delhi Government hospitals gathered outside the GB Pant Hospital on September 1, 2017, and took out a protest march to the office of the Dean, Maulana Azad Medical College, and staged a 'dharna' there.
After submitting memorandum, the workers warned of a continuous protest-cum-pen-down-strike from September 6, 2017, in case their demands are not met.
The protesting technicians, under the banner of Indian Medical Laboratory Technologist Federation, had handed over a memorandum to Delhi chief minister Arnind Kejriwal last month warning of a pen-down strike over their long pending issues.
"The response of the Delhi government on our pending issues has been hi…
NEW DELHI: The disruption in oxygen supply in the Delhi hospital in 2012 had killed five patients who were on ventilator. Now the DMC has said after five years that the Oxygen supplying firm is to be blamed and the doctors were not at fault.
The report of a long-drawn inquiry by the Delhi Medical Council (DMC) made public on August 30, 2017, has held the AMC company responsible for disrupting oxygen supply to the Sushrut Trauma Centre on December 4, 2012, due to which five patients died in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
The report, presented after five years of the tragedy, said that there was no medical negligence on the part of doctors in the matter.
However, DMC Registrar, Dr Girish Tyagi, told DTMT that unfortunately lives were lost, due to administrative lapses. Hence, the Delhi government is requested to fix accountability and to initiate corrective measures to prevent such incidents from happening in future.
“The oxygen supplier firm AMC company had disrupted oxygen supply …