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Saturday, 02 March 2019 04:01 Written by


Kolkata,01/03/19:Ahead of World Hearing Day, experts have urged everyone to get themselves checked to prevent unsafe listening practices, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimating a rising trend of hearing impairment across the globe. 

“Earlobes have two important functions – localisation of sound and reflecting the unwanted sound. Using earphones, one bypasses them. We think we are hearing very well, but today’s earphone users are going to be tomorrow’s hearing aid users,” said Sudipta Chandra, ENT, head and neck cancer specialist. 

However, there is no significant study that can provide a fixed duration of hours of earphone usage that is safe. Using headphone and portable speakers are fine if the volume is below 85 decibels. 

As per a WHO estimate, there were 466 million persons in the world with hearing loss in 2018 and the figure is likely to increase to 630 million by 2030. Also, 1.1 billion young people are at risk due to unsafe listening practices. 

“This year’s theme of World Hearing Day is ‘check your hearing’. People should act immediately as loss of hearing is preventable, curable and treatable,” another ENT specialst M.N. Bhattacharya said on Thursday. 

He explained that getting an early screening can prevent hearing loss. 

By curable, Bhattacharya meant that the person can hear normally after a small operation or through medication. The problem can also be treated using a hearing aid.







Tuesday, 19 February 2019 08:25 Written by


New Delhi,19/02/19:It is observed that many entitled persons claim extra-ordinary medical reimbursements from central and state governments, autonomous bodies and public-sector-undertakings. Many such entitled persons even get foreign-treatments at public-expenses. 

System should be replaced by Mediclaim-policies for families of entitled ones at public-expense. Provision can also be made for priority treatment of entitled ones in government-hospitals and dispensaries with free medicines and medical investigations. It is highly senseless and nuisance that some privileged ones are even entitled for treatment in foreign countries. 

Since Supreme Court dismissed CIC-verdict for disclosing medical-reimbursement amounts of judges, such details for other entitled ones can also be denied citing Supreme Court dismissal of the said CIC-verdict. Legislation should be amended so that amounts of medical-reimbursement paid at public-expenses may be compulsorily put of websites of respective public-authorities.



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Sunday, 17 February 2019 03:16 Written by


Berhampur,15/02/19:Around 20-30% patients subjected to any surgery have high blood sugars. In fact approximately 80% cardiac surgery patients have high blood sugars. Diabetes in patients undergoing surgery suppresses immunity, increases wound infection with reduced healing, augments blood coagulability and increases duration of hospital stay. So proper antidiabetic therapy with achievement of normal blood sugars is mandatory before posting any patient for surgery. 

To discuss more on this very important topic, Silk city surgeons club in association with post graduate department of General Surgery, MKCG Medical College, Berhampur today has organised a seminar at Christian Hospital premises. Dr Minal Nanda, Chief surgeon, Christian Hospital presided over the meet, where Dr Sunil Kumar Kota, Consultant Endocrinologist, Diabetes & Endocare Clinic, Berhampur was invited as the chief speaker. Dr Siba Prasad Pattanaik, Associate Professor, Dept of Surgery, MKCG Medical College gave a brief introductory overview of the topic and the speaker following which Dr Sunil Kota made a detailed presentation on “Peri operative control of high blood sugars”.

Dr Kota laid emphasis on the methods of blood sugar control during pre operative, intraoperative and post operative period. Patients being subjected to minor surgery and good blood sugar control can be managed with oral drugs alone with occasional need of insulin. But patients posted for major surgery and those with high blood sugars should be managed with insulin. Dr Kota explained the audience about the methods of insulin dose calculation and frequent blood sugar monitoring followed by insulin dose adjustment. Many of the cases can be managed with subcutaneous insulin (insulin injected beneath skin), where as some cases may require intravenous insulin for rapid blood sugar control with more frequent blood sugar monitoring.

Around 80 doctors from Dept of Surgery, MKCG Medical College, Berhampur and other hospitals of Berhampur participated. At the end, a question and answer session ensued followed by felicitation of Dr Sunil Kumar Kota by Prof Raja Rao, Retired Head, Surgery, MKCG Medical College, Berhampur. Lastly Dr Ambuja Satapathy expressed vote of thanks.


Saturday, 09 February 2019 04:50 Written by

Report;Rajesh Mohapatra,Odishabarta 

Roruekela,08/02/19:One of the research scholar of NIT, Rourkela, Moumita Sahoo, Bhaskar Das, Archana Sundarary and physician Sanghamitra Satpathi have worked on the project with Professor. Jayabalan. They researched a cocktail of green tea, soy protein and bacteria extracted from cure may help combat high blood pressure and cholesterol. The curd bacteria can reduce cholesterol levels and suppress a key enzyme that drives blood pressure. But they are yet to validate the finding through animal studies. Prof. Rasu Jayabalan of Life Science department of NITR said we are trying to identify the most promising among probiotics or health friendly bacteria which could substitute for statins. Usually probitotics are naturally occurring microorganism such as certain gut bacteria including Lactobacillus acidophilus, long known to have beneficial effects on the digestive system. Medical researcher across the globe have also been exploring probiotics role in fortifying the immune system, fighting and correcting the adverse effects antibiotics. This team has decided to create a single ‘Nutritional packed functional food’ that would combine the benefits from probiotics curd and anti-oxidants from green tea and protein subunits from soy. Their findings have been published in journal, Food Chemistry. The researchers from NIT have also shown that the soy fortified green tea curd serve an effective carrier to probiotics in sufficient amounts and stored at 4 degree Celsius. But on 21st day, their studies show , there was a six fold drop in the probiotic content of the product. Hence, Jayabalan’s team is all hopeful that natural products along with healthy balance diet will eliminate or at least reduce the need for medical therapy.

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Sunday, 03 February 2019 05:13 Written by

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Rayagada, February 2: Under the banner of Utkal Alumina, a  Multispecialty Health Camp was organized  at  Community Center of Nuagaon. The camp was jointly inaugurated by BDO, Kashipur Mr. Bedabar Pradhan, specialists Dr. Ananta Charan Nayak(Gynic), Dr. M M Purohit(Medicine), Dr. Arun Kumar Tudu(Skin), Utkal dignitaries Mr. Rakesh Mishra, AVP (Admin. CSR & Land), Mr. BRK Padhi, VP MInes, Mr. Siba Sankar Mahapatra, DGM CSR, Sukanta Mahapatra & Binod Pujari. 

While inaugurating the health camp BDO, Mr. Bedabar Pradhan praised this noble effort of Utkal Alumina for providing specialists services to the remote villagers. He also expressed his gratefulness to Utkal Alumina for providing health care services to the villagers at their doorsteps through Mobile Health Care Unit in  collaboration with Help Age India & urged that this type of Multispecialty Health Camps must be organized on regular basis. Head Mines and Head administration assured to extend all sorts of supports in organizing this type of camps in other places in future. 

In total 512 patients from 16 mines periphery villages  such as Ratachuan, Naringjodi, Nuagaon, Maikanch, Kanchguma, Andirakanch, Jogiparitunda, Paikakupakhal, Katakhal, etc. received free treatment and medicines from this camp. All the Utkal CSR staff namely Sushanta Kumar Dhal, Abani Kumar Tripathy, Sudhir Kumar Nayak, Nirupama Barik, Laxmidhar Behera, Sanjeeb Kumar, Ranjan Kar, Pitambar Dhinda, Umakanta coordinated to make this camp successful. The villagers applauded this noble efforts of Utkal Alumina as they were not financially sound to get such treatments in big hospitals. 

Series of such CSR activities are presently taken up by Utkal Alumina Company apart from contributing more than sixty crores of rupees to the DMF(District Mineral Fund), Rayagada for taking up priority projects like health, drinking water, sanitation, education, communication, etc under PMKKY(Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kalyan Yojana). This kind of health camp complements the health activities taken up by the state govt and furthers the convergence approach of the company.


"General Health Camp held at Balipada village of kansa GP by IMFA Mines & Bansidhar Ila Panda Foundation."

Friday, 01 February 2019 07:47 Written by


Kaliapani; Dtd 31.01.2019 Today Bansidhar & Ila Panda Foundation the CSR wing of IMFA organised a General Health Camp at a remote area Balipada village Project UP School in kansa Gram Panchayat of Sukinda Block for the general public. Total 285 patients like women, children, old people and other villagers were treated by the doctors, paramedical staffs and free medicines are distributed. 

Narayan Chandra Dhir- Gen Sec SRCKMS inaugurated the camp where in Bhagwati Mohanta- advisor, Prabhat Pradhan Vice President, Bharat Mohanta- Joint Gen Sec all from SRCKMS, 37 no Zilla Parishad member Pratap Patra, Ghasiram Behera- Samiti Sabhya, Sambhunath Murmu- Social worker of Kansa GP, School Head Master Rabindra Narayan Mohanta, School Management Committee chairman and local leaders/villagers were present.  

The health camp was organised by BIPF the CSR wing of IMFA with Dr. Jaydeb Nanda-Medical Officer, Sukinda, Ayurveda Dr. Rashmi Rekha Parida- Hatibari PHC, Mr. Mahendra Mohanty Malaria technician- Sukinda CHC,Imfa in-house doctors like Dr.Sabyasachi Mohapatra, Padmanav Mohanta, Pharmacist, Bansidhar Mohanty- Laboratory technician along with local Anganwadi Didi and Asha Didi etc. 

Total 295 patients like women, children, old people and other villagers were treated by the doctors, and free medicines are distributed. Blood test done for suspected malaria with 19 no patients where 5 cases found positive. So they were advised for the required treatment accordingly. 

Balipada and Kamarda volunteers and school management committee have helped in the camp. The entire camp was successfully organized by BIPF and Public Relation department of IMFA. The officials from IMFA  Jagan Mohan Mallick, Milan Ranjan Kar, Ansuman Mohapatra, Pankaj Malla, Hiryana Nayak from IMFA and Deepak Mohanty, Purna Mahanta, Hemalata Mahanta from BIPF have organized the successful functioning of the camp. IMFA Branch Committee workers union members like Deepak Maharana, Bharat Rout etc were also cooperated in the camp.

The health camp by IMFA/ BIPF was well appreciated by the local people.



Wednesday, 23 January 2019 03:44 Written by


Ganjam, January 22, 2019: Tata Steel in association with its CSR wing, Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS) Gopalpur unit organized one-day free Mega Health Camp along with awareness campaign on Good Health at Kainchapur village under Ganjam block on January 22, 2019. The objective of the camp was to provide specialized health care services to the community and create awareness about good health. Mr. Jyotisankar Ray, BDO Ganjam and Mr G. Santosh Reddy, Sarapanch, Kainchapur Gram Panchayat inaugurated the Health Camp and appreciated Tata Steel for the health care facilities being provided to the rural community. 

More than 500 patients from villages of Jharapadar, Puintala, Sana Kainchapur, Mali Jagannathpur, Bada Kainchapur and Jhadakuda benefitted from the day long Health Camp. Free medicines were provided along with consultation by specialist doctors from MKCG Medical College, Berhampur and MEDICA Hospital. Doctors across disciplines like Dr. Jogendra Patra, Medicine, Dr. Santi Priya Murmu, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Rina Mehera, Pediatric, Dr. N C Mahanta, Medical Officer of MEDICA Hospital attended to the patients. Apart from free health check-up and medicines, 109 people under went eye check up by Miss Bhagyalata Gauda, Chief Vison Care Technician of Sankar Eye Hospital among which 21 patients were detected for cataract operation and will be operated soon at Sankara Eye Hospital, Samarjhola through financial assistance offered by Tata Steel Rural Development Society. The pathological tests were also conducted for 78 diabetic patients. 

Officers of Tata Steel Rural Development Society and Mr Nalinikant Raut of Sankar Eye Hospital present on the occasion were instrumental in smoothly conducting the health camp. TSRDS has been conducting Mega Health Camps every year in this region along with weekly mobile medical unit facilities with free medication to the 39 peripheral villages of plant area. TSRDS conducted 4 Mega Health Camps at Luhajhar, Damodarpalli, Subaliya and Kainchapur Gram Panchayats in this financial year 2018-19. More than 2200 patients have benefitted from these health camps.


Friday, 18 January 2019 10:47 Written by


Berhampur dated 17th Jan 2019:  Diabetes is gradually increasing in prevalence with around 11% of Indians suffering from this lifestyle disorder. As an ominous sign, India is being designated as Diabetes Capital of world. With an aim to convert India into Diabetes Care Capital of World, several initiatives are required. One such noble step was adopted today by DIABETES & ENDOCARE Clinic Berhampur lead by its dynamic endocrinologist Dr Sunil Kumar Kota. A unique interactive question and answer session with audience in the name of Madhumeha Panchayat was organized today evening at Diamond Jubilee Town Hall, Berhampur. 

Dr Sruti Jammula gave the introductory note followed by the meeting presided over by Dr Sunil Kumar Kota. Dr Ramesh Ch Chyaupatnaik, Hon’ble MLA, Berhampur and chairman, Ganjam District Planning Committee was Chief guest with Dr Rajendra Prasad Das, Hon’ble vice chancellor, Berhampur University; Sri Chakravarti Singh Rathore, Commissioner, BeMC; Sri Subash Ch Maharana, Chairman, BDA and Prof P C Sahu as the guests of honour. Dr R Ch Chyaupatnaik laid emphasis on increasing awareness of general public on this important disorder. Dr R P Das said lifestyle modification is of paramount importance while dealing with Diabetes. Regular medication intake and timely follow up with doctors is the way out as per Sri Subash Maharana. Sri Rathore congratulated Dr Kota for this noble initiative and lauded the unrelenting efforts by Dr Kota to educate the masses, further asking him to continue providing the service to other sections of society. 

After a brief inauguration, the interactive question and answer session was moderated by Dr Sunil Kumar Kota. Among the experts Prof P C Sahu, Prof Saroj Panda, Prof B Nageswar Rao Subudhi, Dr P C Patra, Dr J Bharatudu, Dr Uma Shankar Mishra, Dr Ganeswar Sethy, Dr Uma Prasad Padhy were present who answered several queries for over 2 hours, raised by the audience pertinent to Diabetes. Majority questions were about dietary changes, exercise, treatment, complications, usage of drugs and their side effects. Insulin generated a lot of interest among the audience. Special emphasis was laid upon prevention of diabetes; diabetes in children and pregnant ladies; clarification of misconceptions and myths being rumoured in social media. About 350 people from several walks of life participated in the event. An educational leaflet on Diabetes & Thyroid was distributed among the audience. Several people thanked Dr Kota for this first ever knowledge churning session on Diabetes for general public. Lastly Dr Sunil Kota thanked the esteemed experts, revered guests, participating audience, volunteers and media personnel for their whole hearted support in making this event a hugely successful one.

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