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[socialactionfoundationforequity:13599 Man contracts HIV after organ transplant

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Man contracts HIV after organ transplant
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/man-contracts-hiv-after-organ-transplant/146326-19.html

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Posted on Mar 18, 2011 at 10:25am IST Share
New York: New York man has contracted the AIDS virus in the nation's
first case of transmission from a living organ donor since a screening
test was implemented to prevent such infection, the New York State
Department of Health said on Thursday.

The recipient of a live kidney transplant in a New York City hospital
tested positive for the HIV virus, department spokeswoman Claudia
Hutton said.

While screening was properly conducted, the donor apparently
contracted the virus after the screening test but in the days before
the surgery, she said.

"In the intervening time from initial testing, the donor engaged in
some risky behavior and contracted HIV," Hutton said. "The donor and
the recipient are now aware of it and how it happened."

Screening of organ donors went into effect in 1985 at the height of
the AIDS epidemic in the United States to guard against HIV
transmission during a transplant. The New York case marks the first
time since then that a recipient has contracted HIV from a live organ
donor, Hutton said.

The name of the hospital, donor and organ recipient was withheld to
protect their privacy.

In response, the state Health Department has recommended that live
organ donors undergo a second round of blood tests within a 14-day
period before the transplant operation. The department advises that
hospitals conduct a nucleic acid test, which can detect viruses long
before standard tests.

"We are also strongly advising that donors have to be cautioned to not
engage in risky behaviors," Hutton said.

More than 110,000 Americans are waiting for organ transplants,
according to the United Network for Organ Sharing, a nonprofit
organization that works for the federal government to manage the
nation's organ transplant system.

The Center for Disease Control estimates that more than 56,000
Americans become infected with HIV every year.

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:13596 AP negative towards HIV+ kids

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AP negative towards HIV+ kids
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/hyderabad/ap-negative-towards-hiv-kids-339

March 20, 2011 DC Hyderabad/New Delhi

March 19: According to the Central government, more children are
thrown out of schools in Andhra Pradesh for their HIV/AIDS status than
in any other state in India. Over the last three years, 27 children in
the state have been asked to leave their schools on this ground. A few
years back, 20 children were expelled from a public school in Bollarum
after their HIV+ status was revealed. In West Godavari, too, around
100 parents had staged a dharna seeking the expulsion of six HIV-
affected children. They were, however, not expelled and today around
20 HIV+ students study in that mandal school thanks to the awareness
created among parents through collective efforts of various
organisations.

Central government statistics have revealed that as many as 61
children have been expelled or removed from various schools across
India over the last three years after they were found to be HIV-
positive. After Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal has the worst record with
13 and Haryana with nine expelled students.

Other states on the list are Gujarat (four), Kerala (four), Uttar
Pradesh (three) and Maharashtra (one). Sources revealed that all the
schools involved were let off lightly by the Union human resources
development ministry and the respective state education Boards despite
demands for severe penalties and de-recognition of such schools.
"Though there is a provision for much harsher penalties for schools
indulging in such inhuman and insensitive practices, various Boards
have decided to go easy on such schools," said a source.

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Re: Medarticles Request articles

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:13595 All About Holi - Festival of Colors

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:13593 Pretty good Govt jokes continue. "Tighter norms for inspection of Med colleges" "Ethics to be taught in MBBS curriculum" ..Where is the transparency of public administration?

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Dear Mr Kounteya Sinha,

What people in power are doing is nothing but acting whimsically, secretly and undemocratically, refusing peoples' participation and still refusing to learn from the past experience.

The so called computerised system & of not informing in advance the Inspection teams of the colleges to be inspected is nothing but an eye-wash.

Oil PSUs have tried this method in the past unsuccessfully for conducting interviews for selecting Petrol Pump Dealers and LPG Distributors by forming a team of three Officers - selected randomly from different areas of professional discipline & different locations of India -  & then giving them the ticket, booked in advance by Administration in respective names, at eleventh hour.

As a Team Member for conducting such interviews myself while working for Indian Oil, my own experience shows the system is not fool-proof with local vested interest aware of the things and trying their best to manipulate the working.

What is needed for improving the infrastructure at Medical Colleges is making the system transparent. The Format for inspection be made public. The past inspection reports be made public. Concerns citizens - knowledgeable, experienced, desirous, hard working, analytical -  be invited for such inspections to bring out the factual position, on regular basis, for due corrective actions in time.

It is proven fact of life that the secrecy in working breeds corruption, has made our country the world famous Corrupt Country and unless the Govt thinks & works in transparent manner with participation by the citizens, wasting public money on Delhi based institutes like Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology to create a special software would serve no useful purpose.   


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http://m.timesofindia.com/PDATOI/articleshow/7745821.cms


20 Mar, 2011 0130hrs IST TNN[ Kounteya Sinha ]

NEW DELHI: The days of unscrupulous assessment of medical colleges by inspectors of the Medical Council of India could soon be over.

For the first time, members of the MCI or its inspectors would not know before hand which colleges they are to assess on a particular day till the morning of the inspection. 

In order to put an end to the practice of fake medical colleges being tipped off before inspection so that they can put in place fake faculty, false patients and hired infrastructure like libraries, the six-member governing body of the MCI has tied up with the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology to create a special software that will randomly choo- se which colleges will be inspected on a particular day and who the inspectors would be. 

The procedure was given the go ahead by Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad a week ago and 8-10 medical colleges have already been inspected this way. Under the new procedure, the inspectors are given a sealed envelope on the morning of the inspection, while on the way to the airport or station which contains information on which college they have to inspect and which state it is in. 

This way, medical colleges don't have time in advance to prepare for the inspection and the MCI team gets the real picture of how the college is being run and whether it should be given registration or be allowed to increase undergraduate and postgraduate seats on the basis of faculty, infrastructure and patients available. 

MCI govening body member Dr Ranjit Roychoudhury told TOI that 130 more inspections will be done this way. "False patients and faculty members are at present brought in hordes in buses on the morning of the inspection by event managers for those who run the colleges to show the inspection team that they have the required faculty, manpower and infrastructure to run a medical college."

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From: Babubhai Vaghela <vaghelabd@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 1:45 PM
Subject: Pretty good joke, I would say reading media news "Ethics to be taught in MBBS curriculum" - What sort of Ethics Dr Manmohan Singh & Smt Pratibha Patil exhibit?
To: kounteya.sinha@timesgroup.com
Cc: riseindiarise@googlegroups.com, "R. K. Srivastava" <dghs@nb.nic.in>, ethics@mciindia.org, Cabinet Secretary to Government of India <cabinetsy@nic.in>, Union Home Minister New Delhi <hm@nic.in>, Union Minister for HRD <hrm@sb.nic.in>, Finance Minister <fm@finance.nic.in>, VEERAPPA MOILY <vmoily@kar.nic.in>, Bar Council of India <info@barcouncilofindia.org>, "K.C Jayarajan President Secretariat New Delhi" <kc.jayarajan@rb.nic.in>, Manmohan Singh <manmohan@sansad.nic.in>, Help Gujarat High Court <rg-hc-guj@nic.in>, Registrar General Bombay High Court <rg-bhc@nic.in>, Delhi High Court <delhihighcourt@nic.in>, Help Supreme Court <supremecourt@nic.in>, Smt Pratibha Patil President of India <presidentofindia@rb.nic.in>


Dear Mr Kounteya Sinha,

I read your article -
Ethics to be taught in MBBS curriculum.

I just wonder whether ethics can ever be taught in a classroom or is it to be practised in daily life?

While leaving apart that moot question, incidental question is whether ethics  needs to be taught first to the Medical Professors or to the Medical Students who are most likely to learn what is being practised and not what is being preached to them?

In relation to the constitution of the present MCI Board, what sort of Ethics do you think Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh exhibit by appointing "Hand-Picked" Half-a-Dozen Doctors secretly and in a great hurry, without inviting applications by issuing Public Notice and without giving opportunity to the eligible & desirous persons, violating fundamental right & tramping Constitution of India?  

And, what sort of Ethics do you think Smt Pratibha Patil President of India exhibit approving those arbitrarily and hence illegally selected Doctors to manage affairs of the MCI affecting the health & the lives of 120 Crore citizens?

Is there anyone in this country to Suo Moto take cognizance of their discretionary & unethical acts? 

What is the Institutional Integrity of Medical Council of India whether during tenure of Dr Ketan Desai as its Head or now?

What is the Institutional Integrity of PMO?

What is the Institutional Integrity of President of India Secretariat?

Does ethics flow from top?  

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Ethics to be taught in MBBS curriculum
Ethics to be taught in MBBS curriculum
16 Mar, 2011 0641hrs IST TNN[ Kounteya Sinha ]

NEW DELHI: Medical Council of India (MCI) has decided to incorporate "medical professionalism" under the revised MBBS curriculum as ethics is increasingly coming under scrutiny. 

As per an MCI note, "medical ethics and professionalism forms the basis of contact between doctors and society and so it is imperative that professionalism and ethical issues in practice should be incorporated into medical curriculum." 

MCI's undergraduate education working group, headed by Professor George Mathew, principal of Christian Medical College in Vellore, has strongly recommended its introduction. 

Professor Mathew told TOI, "the details are still being finalized. We will formally introduce medical ethics in the curriculum." 

Professor Sandeep Guleria, professor of surgery, AIIMS, who is member of the working group, added, "There is a huge problem of ethics in medical profession. Since ethics is a very important part of medicine, we will introduce lectures formally."

http://m.timesofindia.com/PDATOI/articleshow/7715516.cms

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From: Babubhai Vaghela <vaghelabd@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 10:18 PM
Subject: Prime Minister - "Doctors must pass 'skills test' to practice" is a welcome move but has to be taken with a pinch of salt since abundant criminal irregularities in Medical Examinations reported...
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Prime Minister,
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Dear Sir,

"Doctors must pass 'skills test' to practice" is a welcome move. 

However, it must be taken with a pinch of salt since abundant serious and criminal irregularities in Medical Examinations have been reported by media in conducting the tests including the Examiner Doctors making indecent proposals to girl to-be-Doctors with discretionary powers to give marks.

The viva test being too subjective and the assessment of the disease / cause / remedy also being subjective, there are very strong possibilities of discrimination and the exploitation while conducting the test for the to-be-Doctors. It can be on various grounds and, with our deep rooted societal biases, it can play havoc with the non-influential / disadvantaged sections of the society while influential section persons getting undue / unjustified favours. 

That is what the investigation in the matter of corrupt crook of the highest order Dr (sic) Ketan Desai, MCI Chief for two decades have clearly brought out in open with CBI getting tremendous feedback through email & phone call etc in this investigation. And, the newly constituted by arbitrarily selected "Hand-Picked" half a dozen Delhi / Chandigarh based Doctors ruling MCI also show that they MCI is working with utmost secrecy, carrying out Medical Colleges in irregular manner and not putting MCI inspections in public domain. 

It is, therefore, high time that in-built robust grievance redressal system for these to-be-Doctors is put in place before implementing the unilateral undemocratic decision of few Doctors of MCI. 

Let Govt not be in unduly tearing hurry to implement such autocratic decisions but must do it in consultation with the citizens as it is their health and their lives that is going to be seriously at stake and also take experience / openion of  the medical students / professors. 

References:

Girl failing exam asked to sleep with professor -


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Girl examinees accuse professor of sexual misconduct

Bharat Yagnik,TNN,Aug 1, 2010, 03.46am IST

AHMEDABAD: Seven girl students of Jamnagar Dental College have written to state health minister Jaynarayan Vyas and dean of the college alleging physical harassment and sexual misbehaviour at the hands of a senior professor who had come from Ahmedabad to conduct the viva for their first-year final exams.

"Do you know what is a sperm? What are hormones? If you do not know such basic things, how will you fertilise?" the professor is alleged to have asked the dental students.

The girls said that the viva exam by the professor was quite threatening as he slid his feet up their legs underneath the table while asking the questions.

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2010-08-01/ahmedabad/28291729_1_girl-students-professor-dental-students


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Doctors must pass 'skills test' to practice
12 Mar, 2011 0349hrs IST TNN[ Kounteya Sinha ]

NEW DELHI: What an undergraduate medical student learns in one-year compulsory internship after appearing for MBBS examination will now decide whether he or she gets permanent registration to practice. 

Medical Council of India (MCI) is making it mandatory for medical students to appear for a new "skills test" after their internship programme. It will test their "skills to analyze patients and diagnose conditions". 

At present, students get their provisional MBBS degree after appearing for the examination at the end of four-and-a-half years. Permanent registration is given after internship. 

"Medical education is not about theory but practice. The new curriculum and post-internship test will prepare new doctors to deal with real patients and diseases," chief of MCI's governing body Dr S K Sarin told TOI. 

Governing body member Dr Sita Naik added, "Now, no tests are in place to see if they take this year-long internship programme seriously. Most of the students use this time to prepare for their post-graduate examination. Since PG is a multiple answer theory paper, they think this clinical experience from internship is a sheer waste of time." 

Dr Naik explained that "new skill tests will make an assessment of their clinical acumen. If they fail to pass this, they will be denied their permanent registration to practice". 

Governing body member professor Ranjit Roychoudhury said the crucial meeting to finalise the UG and PG curriculum will be held on March 29. Union health secretary K Chandramouli will chair the meeting, which will be attended by top academicians and vice-chancellors. 

"We intend to announce the new curriculum on March 29," Professor Roychoudhury said. According to Prof Roychoudhury, the new curriculum will focus on hands-on teaching. "Passing the MBBS exam will not be enough. They have to pass the skills test, and show that they are ready to take on the real world of medicine and patients," he said.


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[socialactionfoundationforequity:13594 Re: Complaint by Bhutan on Bitumen Supply by Indian Oil - “I’ve told them that they are the god and whether they give us excess or less, we’ll have to take it anyhow.”

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On Mar 18, 9:43 pm, Babubhai Vaghela <vaghel...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Dear Mr G C Daga,
>
> This has reference to the media news on the subject matter.
>
> In my openion, in all fairness to Bhutan - a clean country that is dead
> against corruption - our neighbour and to the esteemed customer of Indian
> Oil Corporation Limited, the investigation in the serious complaint on
> quality / quantity needs to be carried out jointly and not only by IOC
> Officers.
>
> While at their end, they have already taken action of suspending the licence
> of M/s KSD, it may not be out of the way to compensate Bhutan for the loss
> they suffered if everything is not fine at our end supplying the product on
> ex-MI basis.
>
> Kindly look into for corrective actions on priority so as not to displease
> the customer of last 36 years and express the sentiment that "*they are the
> god and whether they give us excess or less, we'll have to take it anyhow*".
>
> Regards,
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> --------------------------------------------------------------------------- -----------------http://www.bhutan.gov.bt/government/whoiswho.php
> <http://www.bhutan.gov.bt/government/whoiswho.php>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------- -----------------
>
> *Onus on supplier-transporter nexus: IOCL*
>
> *The Indian Oil investigation team points its finger of blame*
>
> *Bitumen Supply 16 March, 2011 - *A nexus between the Bhutanese supplier and
> their transporter might have resulted in underweight bitumen barrels
> entering Bhutan, according to the five-member investigation team from Indian
> Oil corporation limited (IOCL), the principle suppliers, who were in the
> country recently to investigate the issue.
>
> The team, which was in Phuentsholing and Thimphu on a two-day visit from
> March 13, carried out a random verification of bitumen barrels of KSD
> Supplies and Bhutan Tshongley in Phuentsholing, where a shortfall of about
> five to 10kg were found, while some weighed two to five kilograms more.
> Water content was also found to be very high.
>
> The investigation report was submitted to the trade department yesterday.
>
> IOCL officials said, of the 60,000MT of bitumen they supplied in a month
> from their refinery in Haldia, West Bengal, around 15,000MT were packed in
> barrels. Of this, two to five percent of barrels a month were supplied to
> Bhutan. "The remaining quantity is supplied to other areas in West Bengal,"
> IOCL's chief manager of consumer and sales division, Saibal Das, said. "No
> complaints on quality or quantity have been received from other areas, apart
> from Bhutan."
>
> Bitumen is a product supplied on ex-MI basis, meaning IOCL's responsibility
> ceases once the product exits the gate of their premises at Haldia.
>
> IOCL officials also asked trade officials to visit their refinery to be
> assured of the quality and quantity.
>
> They said a representative of KSD Supplies visited the refinery to check the
> filling and stacking and a quality assurance letter was signed between KSD's
> representative and IOCL.
>
> KSD's representative, Binay Jain, who visited the refinery, said it wasn't
> an assurance letter he signed, but a report after random checking of bitumen
> barrels at Haldia. "They can't make such baseless allegations," he said,
> adding there was an excess of about 2.6 kg a barrel at the refinery.
>
> Bhutanese contractors, who have imported bitumen in the past, said they have
> found old shoes and rags inside the barrels.
>
> The senior divisional consumer sales manager, Sujon Bhattacharya, said
> there's no scope for water at a temperature of 1130C. They said their
> refinery in Haldia followed standard norms in filling and stacking, where
> they do not put water, because at a temperature of 1130C, mixing water
> wasn't possible as it led to huge expansion of foams inside barrels.
>
> Sick and leaked drums are also instantly separated at the source, they said.
> Presence of foreign materials inside the drum wasn't possible, since bitumen
> was directly pumped from filling machines and then sealed.
>
> IOCL officials said tampering en route was possible, as many technologies
> were available for squeezing out bitumen from barrels within a short period
> of time, and that there's a possibility to refill bitumen by a third party
> in barrels, which are similar to IOCL's.
>
> IOCL officials also said KSD and Bhutan Tshongley had the same transporter,
> Kalpana road carriers, while Bhutan bitumen had a different transporter, AS
> transporter, which did not report any discrepancies.
>
> Bhutan bitumen, however, imports bitumen in tankers to process it in to
> emulsion, but faced a similar shortfall of about 200kg for a truckload, when
> they imported in barrels last month.
>
> KSD Supplies said the investigation report is one-sided.  "When no tampering
> is visible on the barrels, KSD won't accept it," the proprietor, KS Dhendup,
> said, adding that they were told the barrels were forklifted. "The fork
> marks were clearly visible on the barrels, with no tampering of any sort."
>
> Both the supplier Bhutan Tshongley and KSD said that their consignment from
> the IOCL always came within the stipulated time of three days from Haldia to
> Bhutan a distance of 850km. "We know that our transporters aren't capable of
> doing it," said KS Dhendup.
>
> KSD supplies said they enquired with some transporters in India and found
> that there were cases where some faced a similar situation.
>
> The issue started after Wangchuk Construction had bought 1,000 barrels of
> bitumen worth Nu 5.8M from KSD last month, but found that the consignment
> was short by Nu 1.1M in weight. The proprietor then filed a complaint with
> the trade department, and a joint inspection was carried out on February 12
> by trade, roads and standard quality and control authority officials, in the
> presence of both the parties.
>
> Apart from KSD, Bhutan Bitumen and Bhutan Tshongley, had also filed
> complaints with IOCL when the bitumen barrels indicated shortage in weight.
>
> Bhutan Tshongley's proprietor, Sangay Dorji said he doesn't see any solution
> to the issue. "They are aware that there are no other alternatives for
> Bhutan," he said. "We don't have a choice but to go back to them," he said.
> "I've told them that they are the god and whether they give us excess or
> less, we'll have to take it anyhow."
>
> IOCL has been the sole supplier to Bhutan for the past 36 years.
>
> http://www.kuenselonline.com/2010/modules.php?name=News&file=article&...
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------
>
> *KSD Supplies' license suspended*
>
> *Trade dept. pulls up company for failure to compensate client*
>
> *Bitumen Scam 17 March, 2011 - *The trade license of KSD Supplies has been
> suspended, as it failed to compensate the contractor, who had bought from it
> underweight bitumen barrels.
>
> A letter from the trade department to the regional director states, "The
> trade license of KSD Supplies is to be suspended immediately for violation
> of his obligation and pending investigation".
>
> The trade department had directed KSD Supplies to compensate Wangchuk
> Construction, either by cash or replace the shortfall with bitumen by March
> 10.
>
> KSD Supplies imports bitumen from Indian Oil Corporation ltd (IOCL) in
> Haldia, West Bengal, and the sole supplier of bitumen to Bhutan.
>
> The proprietor of KSD Supplies, K S Dhendup, said he had not yet received a
> copy of the letter. He said he would be able to comment only after he gets
> the letter.
>
> Wangchuk Construction had bought 1,000 barrels of bitumen worth Nu 5.8M from
> KSD, but the consignment was short by Nu 1.1M in weight.
>
> A joint inspection was carried out on February 12 by trade, roads and
> standard quality and control authority officials in presence of both the
> parties.
>
> Karma Tenzin of Wangchuk construction said he would file a court case
> against KSD Supplies.
>
> A five-member investigation team from IOCL was also in the country recently
> to investigate the issue, as KSD Supplies denied any involvement in bitumen
> barrels that entered underweight. They maintained that they would be able to
> refund, only after they are refunded from IOCL, since the barrels came
> intact, without any visible signs of tampering.
>
> In its report to the trade department, IOCL officials stated that collusion
> between the supplier and their transporter might have resulted in
> underweight bitumen barrels.
>
> The IOCL officials carried out a random verification of bitumen barrels of
> KSD Supplies and another supplier that also faced a similar situation,
> Bhutan Tshongley, in Phuentsholing. A shortfall of about five to 10kg was
> found, while some weighed two to five kilograms more. Water content was also
> found to be very high.
>
> KS Dhendup, however, said the allegation was baseless and that their
> conscience was clear. "If we were involved, we wouldn't have insisted on an
> investigation but settled the issue with the contractor."
>
> The trade department imposed a temporary ban on bitumen imports on March 1.
> Some contractors have complained against the ban "Not only will our work be
> delayed, our overheads will increase as well," said one.
>
> *By Kinga Dema*
>
> *http://www.kuenselonline.com/2010/modules.php?name=News&file=article&...
> *

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