Free Camps for Hepatitits

Begusarai, march 25: Indian Institute of Homoeopathic Physicians Begusarai branch had organised free camps for Hepatitis and polio. The camps were conducted consecutively in three different places Begusari, Lohiyanagan and Bathole Hindustan Bureau chief Sri Vijay Shankar inaugurated the camp. Dr.Anand presided over the camp Sri Ashok kumar Agranal, Chairman of Municipal Corporation, Vijay Shankar, journalist Dr.Vijay kumar Gupta, the editor of ‘HomoeoGagan’ magazine and editor of ‘Advent of Homoeopathy’ Smt.Mettu Singh were honoured with awards. S.N.Gupta, Dr. Uma Singh, Dr. Amarendra, Dr. B.K.Tiwari were present on the occasion. Dr.D.P.Chaudhary had organized these camps.

Reported by Dr. Mithilesh Prasad and Dr. Anand Prasad

     Fish medicine samples collected for examination

Samples of the fish medicine have been collected on Tuesday and submitted to the laboratories of Indian Institute of Chemical Technology and Drugs Control Administration for examination. DCA in charge Director R Ranga Rao ascertained that the sample amount was sufficient for the purpose. Tests will be conducted to detect the presence of any allopathic drugs, including cortico-steroids used for treating asthma, in fish medicine. The steroids give quick relief from asthma but has negative long-term effects on patients.
We will test the samples for commonly-used asthma drugs like salbutamol, formoterol, beclomethasone and salmetrol,” Rao said, adding the tests were expected to be completed within ten days. Rao said the DCA labs were not equipped to handle fish samples and they were not planning to analyse them there.  
IICT labs will test the samples for the presence of herbs that are known to have a positive effect on asthma patients. The tests will also try to ascertain whether the fish medicine samples contain any herbs prescribed in Ayurvedic texts for treatment of asthma. IICT Director J S Yadav was not available for comment. The commissioner of the Directorate of Indian Medicine and Homeopathy, T Janardhan Naidu, said that his department was not conducting any tests, but have handed over the samples to IICT for detailed analysis.  
Meanwhile, Harinath Goud of the Bathini family said that taking medicine samples for testing was nothing new for the family.   “Medicine samples were collected once in 1960s,” Goud added.

Medicos family get together
     KODAIKANAL, MAY, 28: Medicos from government Homoeopathic Medical College, Tirumangalam, 1993 batch enjoyed this summer at Kodaikanal. This evergreen memorable get together was organized by the team leader of that batch, Dr.Prem kumar and co assisted by Dr. Chidambaranathan and Dr.Sundari Dr. Vetriselvan a batch mate and well-known practitioner
of Villupuram said. “ Kodaikannal climate is so pleasant now. We
stayed at Queens International Hotel for three days. We enjoyed along
with our family members, the
natural sceneries and delighted
with horse riding, cycling and boating. Our children also liked this new environment, they enjoyed in playing. We shared our sweet memories
and a movement of relaxation b etween our busy schedules

common Entrance Test for private professional colleges

CHENNAI, JUNE, 14: The Permanent Committee headed by Retired Judge S S Subramani today gave permission to Tamilnadu Private Professional Colleges Association, Health Sciences, to conduct a separate Common Entrance Test (CET).
        The Subramani Committee was formed to pass guidelines for the conduct of separate CET for admission in management quota seats, unaided and private medical and paramedical colleges.
        Announcing the guidelines, Subramani said, the separate CET should be conducted before 25 July. Counseling for medical and dental, immune system, medicine and homeopathy and all para medical courses should be conducted at the same time. Single Window System should be followed, he said.

Fourteenth Convocation of MGR Medical University

    CHENNAI, JUNE 25: The Fourteenth Convocation of MGR Medical University held at the “University Centenary Auditorium” Chennai. About 6,992 graduates had been awarded degrees and diplomas, 45 of them receiving Gold medals, 17 silver medals and 39 cash awards. Her Excellency, the Governor of Tamilnadu P S Rama mohan Rao presided, Dr.G.Lakhsmi pathy delivered convocation address, Hon’ble Health Minister of Tamil Nadu Thalavai Sundaram and MGR University Vice-chancellor C V Bhirmanandham commended the outgoing students of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and Indian systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy.

Homeopathy house staff

 CALCUTTA, JUNE 7: After deciding to hand over reins of primary health centres to homeopaths and ayurveds, the government will introduce house staff ship for students of homeopathy. Placing a report before the high court, health secretary K.K. Bagchi said today the health department would soon announce the decision to introduce one-year house staff ship for homeopathy students who have spent a year as interns in their colleges.
“The house staff ship for the homeopathy students will be very much like the one the allopathic students go through after completion of their MBBS,” Bagchi said. The health secretary’s report to the court followed a petition by some homeopathy students who had completed a five- year course and were serving as interns.