Monthly Archives: December 2015

Health Promotion – National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme

This was presented at a workshop on National Vector Borne Disease Control Program at the Government Medical College, Amritsar…

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Quick Case: Giant Cell Tumor of Ilium in a Young Female

By: Dr. Swapan Samanta
A 24 years old female presented with inability to rise, walk or move her waist/lower body parts suddenly for just one month incidentally following…

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Antibiotic Prescribing among Pediatric Inpatients with Potential Infections in Two Private Sector Hospitals in Central India

Citation: Sharma M, Damlin A, Pathak A, Stålsby Lundborg C (2015) Antibiotic Prescribing among Pediatric Inpatients with Potential Infections in Two Private Sector Hospitals in Central India. PLoS ONE 10(11): e0142317. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0142317 Published: November 5, 2015 Abstract Introduction: Infectious diseases are one of the major causes of child mortality in… 

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Facility Delivery, Postnatal Care and Neonatal Deaths in India

India’s under—five child mortality rate has fallen by more than half since 1990 (from 115 to 49 per 1,000 live births in 2013). An increasing proportion of under—five deaths occur during the neonatal period, accounting for nearly…

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Task Specific Credentialing and Training for the Rural Surgical Workforce: A Proposal

One of the major problems in rural surgical facilities is getting qualified staff. The nursing and technical staffs do not wish to work in rural areas unless they are from the particular village or place. Their expectations in terms of salaries and perks are…

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How to Reduce Cost in Rural Hospitals: Presented at the IFRS Meeting by Dr. R.R. Tongaonkar

India is a rapidly developing economy and many corporate are seeing India as a potential area for investment. However the reality is that our per capita GNP is $500 while it is well over $20,000 in the…

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PKDL—A Silent Parasite Pool for Transmission of Leishmaniasis in Kala-azar Endemic Areas of Malda District, West Bengal, India

The leishmaniasis is poverty related neglected tropical diseases that have a major impact on health worldwide. Post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL), a sequel of leishmaniasis generally develops after…

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