Monthly Archives: August 2012

KPSC Official notification on Cancellation of Homeopathy tutors

Kerala Public Service Commission

No. GR I A(1)35416/09/GW Thiruvananthapuram

Dated: 26/07/2012

Notification
It is hereby notified that the notifications inviting applications from candidates for selection to the post of Tutor in Government Homoeopathic Medical Colleges published in the Kerala Gazette dated 30/04/2010, 30/11/2010, 16/04/2010 in 10 subjects as specified below is cancelled.

  1. Tutor in Pathology
  2. Tutor in Case taking and Repertorisation
  3. Tutor in Surgery
  4. Tutor in Practice of Medicine
  5. Tutor in Materia Medica
  6. Tutor in Anatomy
  7. Tutor in Physiology and Bio-Chemistry
  8. Tutor in Organon of Medicine
  9. Tutor in Pharmacy
  10. Tutor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Download the Notification : www.homeobook.com/pdf/homeo-tutor-cancellation.pdf

Vacant posts in Homeopathy-Rajya Sabha Questions & Answers

Vacant posts in CGHS and AYUSH: Rajya Sabha Q&A

Government of India
Ministry of  Health and Family Welfare
Rajya Sabha

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-524 By SHRI ISHWARLAL SHANKARLAL JAIN

(a) Whether more than 18 posts of Homoeopathic doctors are lying vacant in CGHS/AYUSH since 2009;

(b) If so, the action taken to recruit new doctors;

(c) Whether post of Advisor (Homoeo) in AYUSH is vacant since January, 2008;

(d) If so, the reasons for next eligible persons not being promoted to that post;

(e) Whether many CGHS dispensaries/ units are running with single doctors and when the doctors are on leave, the dispensary remain closed causing great inconvenience to beneficiaries; and

(f) Whether doctors on contractual basis are not appointed till regular doctors are appointed; if so, reasons therefor?

ANSWERED ON-14.08.2012

(a) 29 posts of Homoeopathic doctors are lying vacant.

(b) Proposal to fill up the vacant posts of Medical Officer/Research Officer (Homeopathy) has been sent to Union Public Service Commission on 22.05.2012. However, the proposal has been returned by them with certain queries.

(c) The post of Advisor (Homeopathy) in AYUSH has been lying vacant since 1st September, 2008.

(d) As per Recruitment Rules, the post is to be filled up by promotion in consultation with Union Public Service Commission. Accordingly, the proposal to fill up this post has been sent to them on 05.07.2012.

(e) Some dispensaries are running with single doctor, however, when doctors are on leave proper care is taken to avoid inconvenience to the beneficiaries by deploying doctors from other dispensaries/units.

(f) Appointment of contractual doctors against vacant posts is made in CGHS till the regular doctors are appointed. Advertisement in this regard has been published in News paper on 9/8/2012.

Source :  http://karnmk.blogspot.in/2012/08/vacant-posts-in-cghs-and-ayush-rajya.html

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Study materials for Competitive exams in Homeopathy & Medicine

studyDear Friends
If you have any study materials…please mail to us at similimateam@gmail.com

Last moment revision and effective study materials on all the 12 subjects of BHMS syllabus – Useful for various competitive examinations in Homoeopathy & Medicine – like PSC,UPSC,MD Entrance, MOH(UAE) Exams, BHMS,MD(Hom) etc.

Prepared by erudite team of authors who had cracked many competitive examinations .

 

How to prepare effectively for competitive examinations in Medicine
http://www.homeobook.com/effective-preparation-competitive-exam-homoeopathy

Anatomy
http://www.homeobook.com/anatomy-competitive-exam-study-materials

Case taking & repertory
http://www.homeobook.com/case-taking-repertory-competitive-exam-study-materials

Community Medicine
http://www.homeobook.com/community-medicine-competitive-exam-study-materials

Forensic Medicine
http://www.homeobook.com/forensic-medicine-competitive-exam-study-materials

Materia Medica
http://www.homeobook.com/materia-medica-competitive-exam-study-materials

Obstetrics & Gynaecology
http://www.homeobook.com/obstetrics-gynecology-competitive-exam-study-materials

Organon of Medicine
http://www.homeobook.com/organon-of-medicine-competitive-exam-study-materials

Pathology & Microbiolgy
http://www.homeobook.com/pathology-microbiology-competitive-exam-study-materials

Homeopathic Pharmacy
http://www.homeobook.com/homoeopathic-pharmacy-competitive-exam-study-materials

Physiology & Biochemistry
http://www.homeobook.com/physiology-biochemistry-competitive-exam-study-materials

Practice of Medicine
http://www.homeobook.com/practice-of-medicine-competitive-exam-study-materials

Surgery & ENT
http://www.homeobook.com/surgery-ent-competitive-exam-study-materials

Dear Friends
If you have any study materials…please mail to us at similimateam@gmail.com

New Homeopathic Medical College at Calicut, Kerala

KMCT group of institutions will start a Homoeopathic Medical College in the self-financing sector at Manassery, Mukkam of Calicut district.

Govt. of Kerala and University sanctioned the college.

Management initiated to appoint administrators – like Principal, Hospital supdt etc.. from retired hands.

They will recruit Homoeopathic graduates, postgraduates, nursing  and para medical staffs soon as per the CCH regulations.

The campus is situated in a beautiful place at Manassey, near NIT (National Institute of Technology) Mukkam Calicut.

The Homoeopathic students studying here may get more clinical exposure – since Allopathic, Ayurvedic, Dental, Nursing & Pharmacy medical colleges situated in the same campus

Web : http://www.kmct.edu.in/

KMCT Corporate Office
Malabar Christian College Cross Rd.
Kannur Road Junction
Kozhikode-11, Kerala, India
E-mail info@kmct.edu.in

More details will be published in SIMILIMA soon

Director,North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda & Homoeopathy

Vacancy : 1 

Salary : Pay Band-4 of Rs. 37,400-67,000 with Grade Pay Rs 10,000 +NPA and other allowances as admissible as per Central Government Rules.

Period : Deputation/Contract for a fixed tenure of 5 years or up to the date of retirement or until further orders by the Govt. whichever is earlier

Last date : 21st August, 2012

Place of appointment : North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda & Homoeopathy, Mawdiangdiang (NEIA&H),Shillong (a  newly established autonomous institution under the Department of AYUSH)

Department Of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha And Homoeopathy(Ayush), Ministry  of Health & Family Welfare, Government Of India

Eligibility : Officers of the Central/State Governments/Autonomous Bodies/Research Institutions/Public Sector Undertaking/Semi Government Statutory or Autonomous Organizations funded by the Government with necessary qualification and experience

Submit their application in the prescribed proforma
Shri P.K. Jha, Director, Indian Red Cross Society Building,1, Red Cross Road, New Delhi – 110001

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

(1) Post Graduate Degree in Ayurveda recognized under the provisions of the Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970; OR Post Graduate Degree in Homoeopathy recognized under the provisions of the Homoeopathy Central Council Act, 1973,

(2) Enrolment in the Central/State Register of Indian Medicine/ Homoeopathy as the case may be.

(3) 20 years’ service in a Group A level post having a minimum of three years PG teaching

(i) in a Post with 3 years regular service in PB-4 and GP of Rs 8700 as a Professor or Reader/ Associate Professor or equivalent or corresponding pay scales as applicable to the post or

8 years regular service in a post in PB-3 and GP of Rs 7600 as Professor/ Reader/ Associate Professor or equivalent or corresponding pay scales as applicable to the post .

Desirable:

  1. Administrative experience in the field of Ayurveda or Homoeopathy in Central/State Government/ Autonomous bodies.
  2. Ph.D in Ayurveda / Homoeopathy or in allied sciences.
  3. Publication of original articles in peer reviewed journals/books on Ayurveda or Homoeopathy as the case may be. 

Upper age Limit: Not exceeding 56 years as on the last date of submission of application

Probation period : 2 years

General Instructions:

  1. Eligible candidates may apply for the post in prescribed proforma alongwith photocopies of all relevant documents through proper channel. No advance application shall be entertained.
  2. While forwarding the application the sponsoring authority shall ensure that the particulars of the candidate are verified and that he/she fulfills the eligibility conditions,
  3. Along with a certificate that the Officer is free from the vigilance angle and no disciplinary proceeding is pending or contemplated against the applicant.
  4. Complete ACR dossier/APAR’s of last five years of the applicant must be enclosed with the application.
  5. The candidate once selected will not be allowed to withdraw.
  6. The last date for receipt of applications shall be 21st August, 2012
  7. Application received late or incomplete shall be rejected.
  8. The crucial date for determination of eligibility regarding age, experience, etc., shall be the last date for receipt of applications.
  9. Applicants will be fully responsible for the accuracy of the information they furnish. Any information furnished by the candidate if found wrong at any stage will result in his/her disqualification of the candidature and / or dismissal from the service at any stage.
  10. The terms & conditions for appointment will be as per prevailing DOPT’s instructions.
  11. Department of AYUSH reserves the right not to fill up the post without assigning any reason thereof at any stage of the recruitment process.
  12. The details and proforma can be downloaded from the website of Department of AYUSH www.indianmedicine.nic.in  or North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda & Homoeopathy website www.neiah.nic.in

Director,North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda & Homoeopathy

Vacancy : 1 

Salary : Pay Band-4 of Rs. 37,400-67,000 with Grade Pay Rs 10,000 +NPA and other allowances as admissible as per Central Government Rules.

Period : Deputation/Contract for a fixed tenure of 5 years or up to the date of retirement or until further orders by the Govt. whichever is earlier

Last date : 21st August, 2012

Place of appointment : North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda & Homoeopathy, Mawdiangdiang (NEIA&H),Shillong (a  newly established autonomous institution under the Department of AYUSH)

Department Of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha And Homoeopathy(Ayush), Ministry  of Health & Family Welfare, Government Of India

Eligibility : Officers of the Central/State Governments/Autonomous Bodies/Research Institutions/Public Sector Undertaking/Semi Government Statutory or Autonomous Organizations funded by the Government with necessary qualification and experience

Submit their application in the prescribed proforma
Shri P.K. Jha, Director, Indian Red Cross Society Building,1, Red Cross Road, New Delhi – 110001

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

(1) Post Graduate Degree in Ayurveda recognized under the provisions of the Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970; OR Post Graduate Degree in Homoeopathy recognized under the provisions of the Homoeopathy Central Council Act, 1973,

(2) Enrolment in the Central/State Register of Indian Medicine/ Homoeopathy as the case may be.

(3) 20 years’ service in a Group A level post having a minimum of three years PG teaching

(i) in a Post with 3 years regular service in PB-4 and GP of Rs 8700 as a Professor or Reader/ Associate Professor or equivalent or corresponding pay scales as applicable to the post or

8 years regular service in a post in PB-3 and GP of Rs 7600 as Professor/ Reader/ Associate Professor or equivalent or corresponding pay scales as applicable to the post .

Desirable:

  1. Administrative experience in the field of Ayurveda or Homoeopathy in Central/State Government/ Autonomous bodies.
  2. Ph.D in Ayurveda / Homoeopathy or in allied sciences.
  3. Publication of original articles in peer reviewed journals/books on Ayurveda or Homoeopathy as the case may be. 

Upper age Limit: Not exceeding 56 years as on the last date of submission of application

Probation period : 2 years

General Instructions:

  1. Eligible candidates may apply for the post in prescribed proforma alongwith photocopies of all relevant documents through proper channel. No advance application shall be entertained.
  2. While forwarding the application the sponsoring authority shall ensure that the particulars of the candidate are verified and that he/she fulfills the eligibility conditions,
  3. Along with a certificate that the Officer is free from the vigilance angle and no disciplinary proceeding is pending or contemplated against the applicant.
  4. Complete ACR dossier/APAR’s of last five years of the applicant must be enclosed with the application.
  5. The candidate once selected will not be allowed to withdraw.
  6. The last date for receipt of applications shall be 21st August, 2012
  7. Application received late or incomplete shall be rejected.
  8. The crucial date for determination of eligibility regarding age, experience, etc., shall be the last date for receipt of applications.
  9. Applicants will be fully responsible for the accuracy of the information they furnish. Any information furnished by the candidate if found wrong at any stage will result in his/her disqualification of the candidature and / or dismissal from the service at any stage.
  10. The terms & conditions for appointment will be as per prevailing DOPT’s instructions.
  11. Department of AYUSH reserves the right not to fill up the post without assigning any reason thereof at any stage of the recruitment process.
  12. The details and proforma can be downloaded from the website of Department of AYUSH www.indianmedicine.nic.in  or North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda & Homoeopathy website www.neiah.nic.in

MCI directed to finalise content of rural medical course

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the Medical Council of India (MCI) to finalise within six weeks the curriculum for starting a three-and-half years course for non-MBBS physicians to practise medicine in rural health centres.

Justice Rajiv Shakdher said that on failing to finalise the curriculum of Bachelor of Rural Health Care (BRHC), the MCI secretary shall remain personally present during the next hearing on October 18.

Filing a contempt petition, petitioner Meenakshi Gautam said that on November 10, 2010, the court ordered the MCI to start by March 2011 the BRHC course but no action was taken.

Senior counsel Prashant Bhushan, appearing for Gautam, complained that the delay in starting the course was leading to a serious situation where people in rural areas were being deprived of healthcare facilities.

The union government submitted before the court that it was ready to start the course, but was still waiting for the MCI to finalise the curriculum.

The petition said: “The court had given the MCI two months’ time to finalise the curriculum and syllabus of the primary healthcare practitioner course…A further period of two months was given to the ministry of health and family welfare for the enforcement of the same.”

“The Medical Council of India apparently opposed the course in 2011 and was not willing to notify it,” the petition alleged.

Link : http://www.aalatimes.com/2012/08/09/mci-directed-to-finalise-content-of-rural-medical-course-in-6-weeks/

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Inauguration of Vijayakar’s international centre at Mumbai

prafulDr Prafull Vijayakar’s International centre for Homeopathic Medicine inauguration

In association with United Nations, University of Peace (ECPD)

On 12th August 2012

At Mumbai

Venue : Predictive Homoeopathy International centre. 4th Road, Next to Regal Enclave hotel, Near Khar railways staion. Khar (w),Mumbai

Also

  • International certificate courses (UN)
  • International diploma course (UN)
  • Free clinical training for institutionally qualified homoeopaths
  • Regular CMEs by Dr Prafull and team

Contact : 022-67354444

Email : predictivehomoeopathy@gmail.com

doctors

Harvard free course on quantitative methods in health research

doctorsHarvard has organised course on quantitative methods for clinical and public health research

It is free as this is introductory course

Mode of training : Online

Dear Homoeopaths, Please register if you are interested

Medical doctors trained in the science of quantitative methods can become top professionals in clinical research and become investigators for trials. Some months ago, I mooted the idea of training for doctors in research methods to the Harvard School of Public Health and was pleased that they responded with the first ever Edx course in Clinical research which is online training in Quantitative Methods in Clinical and Public Health Research. Their goals is to enroll at least 2000 doctors /health professionals/ students interested in research for this introductory course which is free. The faculty is world class and have made a great contribution to global health. Please share this link with others who may be interested in clinical research.

How to register.
Please register for this course PH207x at the following address.
https://www.edx.org/courses/HarvardX/PH207x/2012_Fall/about

The Course Number is PH207x
Classes Start Oct 15, 2012
Classes End Jan 18, 2013
Estimated Effort 10 hours/week

About this course
Quantitative Methods in Clinical and Public Health Research is the online adaptation of material from the Harvard School of Public Health’s classes in epidemiology and biostatistics.Principled investigations to monitor and thus improve the health of individuals are firmly based on a sound understanding of modern quantitative methods. This involves the ability to discover patterns and extract knowledge from health data on a sample of individuals and then to infer, with measured uncertainty, the unobserved population characteristics. This course will address this need by covering the principles of biostatistics and epidemiology used for public health and clinical research. These include outcomes measurement, measures of associations between outcomes and their determinants, study design options, bias and confounding, probability and diagnostic tests, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing, power and sample size determinations, life tables and survival methods, regression methods (both, linear and logistic), and sample survey techniques. Students will analyze sample data sets to acquire knowledge of appropriate computer software. By the end of the course the successful student should have attained a sound understanding of these methods and a solid foundation for further study.

Prerequisites
Students should have a sound grasp of algebra.

Course staff
Earl Francis Cook
E. Francis Cook, ScD, is a Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and at the Harvard Medical School. In the past five years he has taught or directed more than 30 offerings of 8 different courses at HSPH. He developed and directs the Summer-Only Masters of Science (SM) in Epidemiology and the Summer-Only Masters of Public Health (Clinical Effectiveness) (MPH) Degree Programs at HSPH.

He has won Citations for Excellence in Teaching from the Harvard School of Public Health on four occasions, the Alumni Award of Merit from the Harvard School of Public Health for his teaching and mentoring, the Teaching Award from the Center of Clinical Investigation at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and is a member the American Schools of Public Health/Pfizer Public Health Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

Marcello Pagano
Professor Pagano obtained a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University and has spent the last 35 years on the faculty at the Harvard School Public Health teaching biostatistics and advising students. His research in biostatistics continues to be on compute intensive inference and surveillance methods that involve screening methodologies, with their associated laboratory tests, and in obtaining more accurate testing results that use existing technologies. The accuracy of these screening tests is important–for example to maintain the integrity of the nation’s blood supply–and it is doubly beneficial if these methods are also cheaper to implement; thus more testing can be done. This can mean a safer blood supply, for example. His interests extend to the quantitative aspects of Monitoring and Evaluation, especially as they are applied in resource poor settings, and are brought to bear to improve the quality of health services to all.

How to register for the Edx Course PH207x/2012
Please hurry and register for the course click on the link. Registration is fast and it’s free!
https://www.edx.org/courses/HarvardX/PH207x/2012_Fall/about

Affordable diagnostic kits for dengue & chikungunya at Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: HLL Lifecare, a mini-Ratna public sector undertaking headquartered here, is soon coming out with cheap and affordable duplex test kit for ‘chikungunya’ and ‘dengue’ fever tests.

The new multiplex molecular diagnostic kit, based on PCR (polymerase chain reaction), has been developed by HLL in collaboration with the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, also based here.

“Making public healthcare affordable has always been our motto. This kit comes as the latest offering from our portfolio to ease the burden of the common man,” said HLL chairman and managing director M Ayyappan.

The decision by HLL to enter this segment comes after ‘chikungunya’ continues to resurface in the country every year, especially during the monsoon season. In 2010, as many as 48,176 clinically suspected cases were reported from 18 states/union territories (135 districts), according to the figures from the Planning Commission.

Likewise, ‘dengue’ is endemic to 31 states and in 2010 a total of 28,292 cases and 110 deaths were reported from 403 districts, recording the highest number in the last two decades. [Source: IANS]

Read more  : http://www.aalatimes.com/2012/08/07/hll-launching-affordable-diagnostic-kits/

Affordable diagnostic kits for dengue & chikungunya at Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: HLL Lifecare, a mini-Ratna public sector undertaking headquartered here, is soon coming out with cheap and affordable duplex test kit for ‘chikungunya’ and ‘dengue’ fever tests.

The new multiplex molecular diagnostic kit, based on PCR (polymerase chain reaction), has been developed by HLL in collaboration with the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, also based here.

“Making public healthcare affordable has always been our motto. This kit comes as the latest offering from our portfolio to ease the burden of the common man,” said HLL chairman and managing director M Ayyappan.

The decision by HLL to enter this segment comes after ‘chikungunya’ continues to resurface in the country every year, especially during the monsoon season. In 2010, as many as 48,176 clinically suspected cases were reported from 18 states/union territories (135 districts), according to the figures from the Planning Commission.

Likewise, ‘dengue’ is endemic to 31 states and in 2010 a total of 28,292 cases and 110 deaths were reported from 403 districts, recording the highest number in the last two decades. [Source: IANS]

Read more  : http://www.aalatimes.com/2012/08/07/hll-launching-affordable-diagnostic-kits/

Electropathy practitioners cannot use Dr prefix, Kerala HC

Mahir Haneef TNN 
Kochi: Practitioners of electropathy or electro-homeopathy shouldn’t use the title doctor along with their names, the Kerala high court has ruled.

More than 150 colleges across the country are offering courses in electropathy, with the most widely pursued one being Bachelor of Electropathy Medicine and Surgery (BEMS), which has a course duration of four and a half years.

When the issue of recognition of electro-homeopathy came up before various high courts, the contention put forward by societies of its practitioners was that no law has banned their practise and they are entitled to engage in a profession as guaranteed by the Constitution.

The Supreme Court on July 24 had issued a stay on a recent order by the Allahabad high court describing electro-homeopathy as an unrecognized system of medicine. 

Dismissing a petition by the Indian Electro Homeopathy Medical Council, the Allahabad high court had held in February that electro-homeopathy is not a recognized system of medicine and cannot be prescribed for curing diseases or for any other purpose.

The Kerala high court’s order banning the use of the doctor title by electropathy practitioners was while considering a petition by Firshad K A of Puliparambu in Malappuram seeking protection from harassment by police.

Firshad had stated in his petition that he holds a diploma in electropathy issued by New Delhi-based Naturo Electro Homoeopathic Medicos (NEHM) and is practising electropathy, which is classified as an alternative medicine.

He complained of harassment by the circle inspector of Nallalam police station in Kozhikode.

Considering Firshad’s petition, the division bench comprising of Justice K M Joseph and Justice K Harilal ordered that Firshad shouldn’t use designations like doctor along with his name and should not practise modern medicine, homeopathy or any other systems of medicine. 

While the petitioner would be free to practise electropathy, his practice should be subject to laws such as Kerala Abkari Act and Drugs and Cosmetic Act, the court clarified. The high court also asked the police not to interfere in the practise unless the petitioner violates any statutory provisions.

Source : http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Repository/ml.asp?Ref=VE9JS1JLTy8yMDEyLzA4LzA4I0FyMDA0MDA%3D

Ayush integration with NRHM–a real boost

AYUSH doctors will also be posted in these centres along with their allopathic counterparts.

A National Eligibility Test (NET) for AYUSH teachers /research fellows/ young post-graduates

NEW DELHI: India has mooted a proposal for universal coverage of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) under the country’s flagship National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).

The move will be a major push for the country’s traditional medicine, which will not only be made available in all public health facilities — primary and community health centers and district hospitals under the 12th five year plan — AYUSH doctors will also be posted in these centres along with their allopathic counterparts.

So far, only 24.6% of the public health facilities have availed central assistance for AYUSH medicines and 8.7% PHCs, 5.8% CHCs and 13.9% district hospitals used the centrally-sponsored scheme for setting up the infrastructure required for co-location of AYUSH facilities.

The department of AYUSH is also looking at putting together a composite National Essential Drug List containing both allopathic and AYUSH drugs. Clinical management protocols or a “joint behaviour change plan” incorporating AYUSH-based lifestyle guidelines for adolescent health, geriatric care, mental health, non-communicable diseases, anemia and nutrition are also being developed. “Standardization of classical formulations, AYUSH therapies and yoga practices to be given due focus,” the steering committee on AYUSH said.

Plans are also afoot to establish a permanent national museum to showcase India’s rich medical heritage. T

The steering committee has called for the introduction of a National Eligibility Test (NET) for AYUSH teachers /research fellows/ young post-graduates.

“Persons who have qualified NET should be preferred for various research schemes,” said the recommendation.

Experts say the AYUSH system can play a major role in promotive, preventive, rehabilitative and community healthcare as AYUSH medicines play a significant role in developing the immune system and increasing resistance to diseases.

Source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Boost-for-traditional-medicine/articleshow/15396590.cms

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Exim Bank offers loan to promote Ayush products

homeo20Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) has offered a loan of Rs 4.62 crore to Traditional Ayush Cluster of Tamil Nadu Pvt Ltd (TACT) to set up common infrastructure facilities for Ayush (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) products in Sriperumbudur, near here

The aim is to promote exports of Aysuh products through a cluster approach, according to Exim Bank officials. Exim Bank and TACT, a special purpose vehicle by the Department of Ayush, Government of India, signed a loan agreement on Thursday for setting up the facilities.

The company would set up facilities for testing and analysis, product validation, safety studies and manufacturing. Besides, a facility is being developed to support entrepreneurs compete in the international market, and to develop a research and development centre for Indian Systems of Medicine (ISM) products, especially Siddha and Ayurveda.

TN has nearly 900 units in the ISM sector and contributes close to 7 per cent to the overall industry turnover.

Link : http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/exim-bank-offers-loan-to-promote-ayush-products/482177/

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How to start & review a journal club & articles–useful links

journals4Dear friends,
If you have any useful links please forward to us

One can create free E-portfolios online and for academics one good site is academia.edu

To incorporate reflections one may have to use blogs : http://userdrivenhealthcare.blogspot.in/2008/12/patients-journey-finding-keys-to-locked.html

Dr. Chinmay for the information on Online Nursing Journal Club  being organized at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System  http://www.stjosephshealth.org/index.php/nursing-resources/on-line-journal-club

Some advice and tools: http://academia.stackexchange.com/questions/103/advice-and-tools-for-hosting-an-online-journal-club

A scholarly publication: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20216996

An example at Nature Network: http://blogs.nature.com/actionpotential/2008/01/online_journal_club.html

A dedicated web site: http://www.journalclub.org/

A practising example for nursing education: http://www.stjosephshealth.org/index.php/nursing-resources/on-line-journal-club

A commercial site: http://www.evidenceinmotion.com/journalclubpromo.aspx

A feature of a scholarly publication: http://www.acponline.org/clinical_information/journals_publications/acp_journal_club/
Obviously there are various others too which I’m not mentioning here to avoid cluttering.

A blog: http://www.communitymedicine.co.in/2012/07/design-effect-short-review.html

How to Review a Journal Article : www.homeobook.com/pdf/how-review-journal.pdf

Critical Reviews of Journal Articles : www.homeobook.com/pdf/critical-review-journal.pdf

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How to write & evaluate a thesis or dissertation–useful links

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An interesting website download the software for thesis writing and research activity.
http://www.readcube.com/

Assignment Calculator is a good resource.
https://www.lib.umn.edu/help/calculator/

Thesis and dissertation writing in a second language – a handbook for supervisors. 

Research in Medicine | Planning a project – writing a thesis. 

The student’s guide to preparing dissertations and theses. 

Guide to the successful thesis and dissertation – A handbook for students and faculty.

Try this too : http://medicaleducationunit.yolasite.com/protocol-and-thesis-workshop-handouts.php

McGill Univ: http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/students/thesis/guidelines/

Chandrasekhar, UWA: http://ciips.ee.uwa.edu.au/pub/HowToWriteAThesis.pdf

Troy Univ: http://www.troy.edu/

Faculty of Medical Sciences, Delhi Univ (Art. 17): http://www.fmsc.ac.in/pg-ordinance.pdf

CTRI: http://ctri.nic.in/Clinicaltrials/news.php?lid=17

This is a good presentation for format of the thesis such as titles, font size, spacing, references, etc., although it does not say much about format of the tables where many PGs need guidance. Some of you may find the following a more complete guide for theses and papers: http://medicalbiostatistics.com/WritingTipsMainPage.pdf

Please see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf-sSA8ZWyk&feature=plcp

Thesis for postgraduate Homeopathy Scholars
http://www.homeobook.com/thesis-for-postgraduate-homeopathy-scholars

Topics for Thesis/Research in Homoeopathy
http://www.homeobook.com/topics-for-thesisresearch-in-homoeopathy

Basics of writing a Homoeopathic Thesis
http://www.homeobook.com/basics-of-writing-a-homoeopathic-thesis

Science and art of writing a Synopsis for dissertation
http://www.homeobook.com/science-and-art-of-writing-a-synopsis-for-dissertation

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National Continued Homoeopathic Educational Campaign-IV

Organized by Homoeo Express Group at Bhopal

On dated: 2nd Sep 2012

The Conference in Bhopal is expected to catch the attention of over 250 delegates from all over India.

Besides a brilliant scientific programme, the Conference will also have a Trade Exhibition from most of the leading companies in Homoeopathy, Institutes and Publication houses.

The success of the Conference  will depend on your participation and support and we look forward to it.

Guests of Honour:

  • Dr.Arun Bhasme – Vice President,CCH
  • Dr.Aayesha Ali – Registrar, Homoeopathy Council Madhya Pradesh
  • Dr.Anurudh Verma  – Member CCH (U.P)
  • Dr.Mohd. Zakariya – Member CCH (M.P)

Speaker:
Dr.Tanveer Hussain (Ludhiana) – Fifty Millecimal Scale

Dr.Saurabh Kumar (Indore) – Dr.S.Kumar’s School of Materia Medica

Dr.Nishant Nambisson (Bhopal) – The Repertory

Dr.Pankaj Srivastava (Lucknow) – Homoeopathic Management For Ortho Diseases

Dr.Rajendra Rajput (Bhopal) – Understanding Personality

Participation Fees:
For Students: 300 Rs
For Doctors:   500 Rs

Venue: Regional Science Centre, Banganga Road,Shyamla Hills, Bhopal (M.P)

Additional enquiries and doubts that you may have can be addressed to homeoexpress@gmail.com or 09755555008.

Dr.Saurabh Kumar
Chief Editor”Homoeo Express”

Industry seeks exemption in barcoding system for Ayush sector

Even as the implementation of barcode is mired in legal wrangle, the industry has moved the commerce ministry to exempt all Ayush products from the provisions requiring barcode affixing on export formulations and extracts.

A team of senior industry leaders have taken up the matter with the commerce ministry recently and the issue was raised at the meeting of the Consultative Group on Pharmaceutical Exports, chaired by Commerce Minister Anand Sharma last month.

The matter is expected to be examined by the Committee of Secretaries which will be constituted to go into the different issues confronted by the pharmaceutical industry as per the direction of the Commerce Minister, sources said.

Industry leaders suggested that the most players in the Ayush sector  were not in a position to invest further and implement the trace and track technology even for the tertiary packaging which was made mandatory from October last year.

The Commerce Ministry had extended the implementation of the barcoding for secondary and primary packaging for another six months to January 1, 2013, even as a case is pending in the Madras High Court over the issue.

As per the commerce ministry’s notification dated January 10, 2011, barcoding was to be enforced in the country in phased manner from October 1 last year. The trace and track technology has been made compulsory for tertiary level packaging from October 1 last year and that on secondary level packaging was to be made compulsory from January 1, 2012 and the new system was to be made mandatory on primary level packaging from July 1, 2012.

Source : http://pharmabiz.com/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=70385&sid=1

Coffee is good for Parkinson Patients

A cup of coffee may be a good morning pick-me-up for Parkinson’s patients who are experiencing motor control issues.

Researchers in Montreal followed 61 diagnosed Parkinson’s patients over a 6-week period. 30 were given caffeine pills twice a day; the other 31 were given a placebo.

The results, just published in the journal Neurology show that caffeine helps Parkinson’s patients with motor function though it does little to improve sleepiness, which is another symptom of the disease. The caffeine group averaged a three-point improvement in the speed of their movements and reported less stiffness.

Studies have shown that people who use caffeine are less likely to develop Parkinson’s, but this is one of the first studies to show that caffeine can help with movement symptoms for people who already have the disease.

Source : http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/videos/news/parkinsons_caffeine_080212.html

Difference between Poor & Rich – interesting analysis

1. The difference between the poor countries and the rich ones is not the age of the country.

2. Countries like India and Egypt, which are more than 2000 years old and are still poor.

3. On the other hand, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, were unknown100 years ago, and today they are developed and rich.

4. The difference between poor and rich countries does not reside in the available natural resources.

5. Japan has a limited territory, 80% mountainous, inadequate for agriculture and cattle raising, but it is the second largest world economy. The country is like an immense floating factory, importing raw material from the whole world and exporting manufactured products.

6. Another example is Switzerland, which does not plant cocoa but has the best chocolate in the world. In its little territory they raise animals and plant the soil 4 months per year. That not being enough, they produce dairy products of the best quality. It is a small country that transmits an image of security, order and labour, which made it the world’s ‘safe deposit vault’.

7.Executives from rich countries who communicate with their counterparts in poor countries observe that there is no significant intellectual difference.

8.Race or skin colour are also not important: immigrants labeled lazy in their countries of origin are the productive power in rich European and other developed countries.

9. What is the difference then?
The difference is the attitude of the people, formed along the years by education and culture.

10. On analyzing the behavior of the people in rich and developed countries, we find that the vast majority follow the following principles in their lives:

  1. Ethics, as a basic principle
  2. Integrity
  3. Responsibility
  4. Respect to the laws and rules of the land
  5. Respect to the rights of other citizens
  6. Loving their work
  7. Strive for saving and investment
  8. Will to be of superior action
  9. Punctuality at work and play 

11. In poor countries, only a minority follow these basic principles in their daily life.

12. We are not poor because we lack natural resources or because nature is cruel to us.

13. We are poor because we lack attitude.

14. We lack the will to comply with and teach these functional principles of the rich and developed societies. 

Amazing Mathematics!

If:   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Is represented as: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

Then: K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E

11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

And: H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K

8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

But: A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E

1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

Anxiolytic effect of Pulsatilla nigricans in Swiss albino mice

Research paper of Dr.R.Lakshmipathy prabhu – Evidence based study in homeopathy  published in Elsevier’s British Journal Of Homeopathy, UK. Main journal having high impact factor and peer review journal.
This evidence based study accepted in US.

Dr.R.Lakshmipathy prabhu. BHMS, MS(clinical Research).
Dept Of Pharmacology, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute, Chennai

Anxiolytic effect of homeopathic preparation of Pulsatilla nigricans in Swiss albino mice

  • R. Lakshmipathy prabhu
  • Ruckmani
  • D. Venkatesan
  • N. Madhusudhanan
  • R. Pavithra

Department of Pharmacology, Chettinad Hospitals and Research Institute, Kelambakkam, Chennai, Tamilnadu 603103, India

Received 4 October 2011; received in revised form 9 May 2012; accepted 18 May 2012. published online 09 July 2012.

The homeopathic preparation of Pulsatilla nigricans is used in the treatment of anxiety related disorders. Though in clinical use for many years, the anxiolytic activity of Pulsatilla nigricans (Puls) has not been evaluated experimentally. Hence the present study was conducted in Swiss albino mice to evaluate the anxiolytic activity of Puls and compare its activity with the standard anxiolytic drug, diazepam.

Methods
Twenty four mice were divided into 4 groups of 6 animals each, control, standard and two test groups. The control group was treated Ethyl alcohol 10 ml/kg. The standard group received Diazepam, 1 mg/kg. Puls 3x and 6x solutions were given at the dose of 10 ml/kg to the test groups. All animals were given the test and control treatments orally for 15 days. The anxiolytic effect was tested on days 1, 8 and 15 using the Elevated Plus Maze (EPM) and Open Field Test (OFT).

Results
Both diazepam and Puls showed significant anxiolytic activity in EPM and OFT test compared to control. The total number of entries and time spent in open arm in EPM was increased by both diazepam and Puls, the effect of 3x dilution of Puls was greater than diazepam.

In the OFT the number of squares crossed, rearing and assisted rearings decreased with both diazepam and Pulscompared to control and the anxiolytic effect of diazepam was greater than Puls. The anxiolytic effect is greater for the 3x dilution than 6x dilution of Puls.

Conclusion
The study showed an anxiolytic effect of homeopathic preparation of Pulsatilla nigricans comparable to that found with a standard drug.

Read full article : http://www.homeopathyjournal.net/article/S1475-4916(12)00032-X/abstract
www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S147549161200032X