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Government taking cancer care on mission mode, multiple schemes to help patients: Choubey

first_img Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Read Article The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Comments (0) Ashwini Kumar Choubeycancer careIHW CouncilMinistry of Health & Family WelfareRashtriya Arogya Nidhi Share In a major gathering of health professionals on the World Cancer Day, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey announced that the Narendra Modi-led government has taken up the mission of curbing the dreaded disease from the roots on priority. He also stated that the government has introduced many schemes and policies for cancer patients as it has been observed that 50 per cent of deaths happen due to lack of treatment.Choubey, who was addressing Cancer Summit 2020, said that people should not be scared of the disease and rather should come out in the open as there are many policies in place to take care of their every need.“I am very happy and thankful to the IHW Council that they have taken up the initiative to make people aware about the disease that can take life if not checked on time. The government-funded schemes for cancer patients include Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHF&W) that gives financial assistance as one-time grant up to Rs 1, 00,000 for BPL patients for treatment at super specialty hospitals/institutes or other government hospitals. Another scheme under the MoHF&W is State Illness Assistance Fund (SIAF) in which, BPL patients get treatment for cancer or other life-threatening illnesses if they undergo treatment at the government hospitals for costs upto Rs 1,50,000. We also need to establish cancer tissue banks to make treatment accessible to more people,” he said.Hailing the government’s move to set up Jan Aushadhi stores and regulate drug prices through National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), Dr P D Vaghela, Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, said it has made cancer drugs affordable to a large section of the affected people and may play an important role in addressing the cancer treatment needs of the Indian middle-class.“Health expenditure in India is Rs 2,500 per capita, 50 per cent of which is spent for medicine. Health expenditure is one of the biggest causes of pushing families below poverty line and the middle-class is particularly vulnerable. Therefore, we need to encourage the use of generic drugs. The Jan Aushadhi stores supplies 6,000 types of generic drugs, including 38 types of anti-cancer drugs and at a price that is 50 to 80 per cent less than the market rate. However, it is only multispeciality hospitals where cancer treatments are carried out. We request such hospitals to open Jan Aushadhi stores at their facilities and urge the practitioners to prescribe generic drugs so that the middle class does not suffer due to cancer treatment expenditure. Generic medicines are as good as branded medicines; in fact, the sample success of generic medicines is higher than the branded ones,” said Dr Vaghela at the first Cancer Summit organised by the Integrated Health & Wellbeing (IHW) Council.Dispelling the idea that NPPA is a price control mechanism, Dr Vaghela also said, “We do not want to control the price but we need to regulate profiteering. Through trade margin rationalisation approach, we have made 42 cancer drugs more affordable to patients – cancer drugs that were earlier sold for Rs 10,000 and Rs 25,400 are now available for Rs 892 and Rs 2,510, respectively. It has benefitted 1,000 crore cancer patients in India.”“We want to fight the emperor of all maladies as we can today detect far more cases than before. Also, people these days are aware of the cancer-causing physical and environmental factors they need to be cognizant of. I am a cancer survivor myself as I was diagnosed with the disease eight years ago and was fortunate to have the support of loved ones as well as good healthcare. The disproportionate strain on family savings when cancer strikes and the dread of cost management is real as although we have many toolkits to diagnose cancer, we are yet to make a significant advance. Women are more prone to cancer as the camps to diagnose breast and cervical cancer are just not available. However, we cannot defeat it alone as we need strong alliance and we can see that Biocon’s commitment for affordable cancer care resonates with WHO and the Government of India. Every opportunity to look for precancerous lesions should not be missed if you are going for a regular check-up or the gynaecologist’s office as only then can we truly beat it,” said Dr Christiane Hamacher, CEO, Biocon Biologics.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one-third of deaths from cancer occur due to five leading behavioural and dietary risks. These are high body mass index (BMI), low fruit and vegetable intake, lack of physical activity, tobacco use and alcohol use.“Cancer is a huge concern and a timely one as over 1,300 people die of cancer every year. This causes massive distress on the economy as people who are still in their working years are unable to contribute positively. Today, most cancer deaths are not only caused by tobacco consumption and HPV, but are a result of poor environmental and dietary choices. The government has helped people with cancer with Ayushman Bharat and other initiatives. In the recently concluded budget, the FM announced the initiative for TB-free India with ‘TB Harega Desh Jeetega’ message and I hope in the next budget, we have made enough progress to say ‘Cancer Harega, Desh Jeetega’,” said Kamal Narayan, CEO, Integrated Health & Wellbeing (IHW) Council.The other sessions at the event included panel discussions on government’s perspective on addressing cancer, upgrading the healthcare ecosystem for early diagnosis and initiation of clinical care, accessing state-of-the-art therapeutics at affordable prices and leadership for an effective cancer response. 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Found: Wheelset Porn Courtesy of HED, Sapim, and Chris King

first_imgThese aren’t the lightest build around, and they aren’t made of the magic plastic.  What they are is a set of wheels I would ride every day, all day, and love it.  This build should be stiff, reliable, and comfortable if set up tubeless with a good tire.StatsHED Belgium Plus Black rim avg. weight – 464 gramsFront Wheel – 790 gramsRear Wheel – 905 gramsTotal – 1695 grams without tape or tubeless valveStan’s Yellow Tape 25mm – 7 grams per layer, 2 layers per wheelStan’s 44mm valve stems, stem and nut only – 8 gramsTotal wheelset weight – 1739 gramsHead over to CyclePath’s blog for more info, and see what other neat things they are working on. We all love to drool over those deep Enve rims, or a set of Zipp Firecrests.  But sometimes, a wheelset of a different variety really grabs the attention.  This build from CyclePath in Portland, OR does just that for me.They have made good use of the recently updated HED Belgium rims that are now wider and Road Tubeless ready.  These rims were announced back in February, but have just now rolled into the shop.  They have been laced to the always coveted Chris King R45 11 speed disc hubs using Sapim CX-Ray spokes.  And as the kids would say, they are murdered out.   The all black rim (non-machined disc specific), black spokes, and black hubs just looks awesome.Click through for weights and build info.last_img read more

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

first_imgThe flu shot can help prevent infection and stop the disease from spreading to vulnerable populations.MARC warns of high flu infection rates in metro area. A notable spike in the prevalence of influenza infections in the Kansas City area prompted the Mid-America Regional Council this week to issue a warning to area residents to take precautions. “Wash hands often, cover coughs/sneezes and get a flu shot,” the organization wrote on its social media accounts. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s influenza surveillance report showed a big spike in the number of visits to healthcare providers for influenza-like illnesses in December — though the number of reported cases appears to be headed back down.Prairie Village start live-streaming council, planning commission meetings. Starting with the city council meeting earlier this week, Prairie Village is now live-streaming its city council and planning commission meetings via the city’s website as well as YouTube and Facebook. The city approved the measure to begin live-steaming meetings in July 2017. Councilmember Serena Schermoly had organized the streaming of meetings on social media shortly after she came onto the council and lobbied for the city to take up the practice itself. You can find the links for the live-streaming destinations as well as archived meeting videos on the city’s website here.Shawnee Chamber announces 2018 Shawnee Tomorrow Leadership class. The Shawnee Chamber of Commerce has announced the 20 participants in this year’s Shawnee Tomorrow Leadership program. The eight-session program provides participants who live and/or work in Shawnee the chance to learn about community groups, city government and civic affairs. This year’s members are:Kristy Acree – Just Found It!Travis Davidson – Burdolski Auto WerksKevin Friedrichs – TerraconMartha Gomez – Intrust BankLindsey Hales – Central Bank of the MidwestLyndsey Harrold – Shawnee Mission HealthCelina Huffman – Shawnee Mission HealthBrenda Mark – CommunityAmerica Credit UnionCole Mayer – McCownGordon ConstructionShannon Moriarty – Sunflower HouseChris Norris – Weaver’s Auto CenterShelby Ostrom – Shawnee Chamber of CommerceJessica Salazar – Overland Park Regional Medical CenterJonnathan Salazar – Arbor Masters Tree & LandscapeSalvatore Scarpa – Shawnee Fire DepartmentLeslie Stover – HCA MidwestKevin Taylor – City of ShawneeTommy Turner – JE Dunn ConstructionKelly Vaille – Construction DesignWorksAlexa Von Arb – Shawnee Gardens HC & Rehabilitation Centerlast_img read more

HRE Wheels Expands International Sales Team

first_imgSAN DIEGO, Calif. – HRE Wheels says it has been rapidly expanding its international sales arm, with a new GmbH division in Stuttgart, Germany, to support Western Europe and new dealers in emerging markets across Southeast Asia and the Middle East. The latest addition to its sales team, Laurent Lebouder, joins HRE as a new international sales manager to handle customers in Southeast Asia, South America, and the Middle East, as well as assisting with customer support in North America.   HRE designs, engineers and manufactures three-piece and one-piece forged aluminum alloy wheels for racing, performance and luxury cars, as well as SUVs from its San Diego, Calif.-based, TÜV-approved facility. HRE’s wheel sets are built-to-order and offer a customized choice of offsets, widths and finishes, and are sold through select high-end car dealerships, specialty retailers and performance companies worldwide.   “I have always wanted to work for a company that manufactures top-tier luxury goods, and HRE Wheels makes the best product in its market. I’m new to the automotive industry, but as an avid sport bike rider and road racer I am excited to meet customers and experience what the aftermarket has to offer,” said Lebouder.   After moving from France in 1991 to San Diego, Lebouder went to San Diego State University to pursue his degree and at the same time learned both English and Spanish to prepare for a sales role here in the states. With a background in biotech sales, he understands the stringent manufacturing standards and expectations involved when dealing with high-tech consumer goods. His linguistic and diplomatic skills will also be a welcome addition to HRE’s growing multi-lingual sales team, the company adds.   “We are thrilled to welcome Laurent to the team,” said HRE CEO Chris Luhnow. “Two years ago we set out to become more than an aftermarket parts manufacturer – to become a luxury goods design and engineering firm with concierge level service and product so exceptional it is sought-after around the world. As our international customer base continues to grow, Laurent will be a vital part of our team overseas and here in the U.S.”     AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Clyde & Co and BLG confirm merger

first_imgPartners at top-40 firms Clyde & Co and Barlow Lyde & Gilbert have voted to proceed with a merger. The management of both firms have agreed the move, which will bring together the insurance specialists. Clyde & Co posted a £212m turnover for the last financial year, while BLG recorded a 17% turnover rise in 2010/11 to around £95.5m. Clyde & Co senior partner Michael Payton said: ‘We are absolutely delighted with the outcome of the votes. There is huge enthusiasm and we look forward to the finalisation of the agreement and proceeding towards integration. ‘We are all alive to the benefits that the combined firm will provide for our people and our clients, both in the insurance market and more broadly in the area of dispute resolution, both in the UK and across our international network.’ Barlow Lyde & Gilbert senior partner Simon Konsta said: ‘The result of the votes is an exciting and very positive step forward and reflects our belief in the potential of a combination between our two firms. We are pleased that the partners and our clients have responded positively so far. ‘We look forward to working with Clyde & Co to establish a final agreement that meets both firms’ strategies.’ Clyde & Co currently boasts more than 1,300 staff in 24 offices worldwide, while BLG has around 300 employees – 100 of them partners – in England, Brazil, China and Singapore. The firms put out a joint statement this afternoon confirming the vote, and saying there will be further statements as the final details of the merger are agreed.last_img read more

Monash potholes persist

first_imgBy Mitchell Clarke Two potholes situated in the outbound right lane of the Monash Freeway before Cardinia Road are expected to be completely…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Brayden Hellekson wins Bronze Medal at Canada Winter Games

first_imgWho says Kootenay Boys aren’t tough.Brayden Hellekson proved it, and then some, after stopping Seamus of Newfoundland with a second-round technical knockout to capture the Bronze Medal at the Canada Winter Games Thursday in Red Deer, AB. Team BC’s Hellekson, who trains with the Nelson Boxing Club, earlier defeated Quinn Neald of Saskatchewan by Decision in the consolation round of Canada Winter Games Boxing.Hellekson, the 2019 Provincial Champion, is representing BC in the 178-pound class. He opened by beating Alberta’s Josh Peck by referee stoppage after the first round. Peck retired in the corner after absorbing several hard punches during the round.In the semi-final round, Hellekson lost a close decision to Isiah Haya from New Brunswick. Hellekson knocked Haya down in the first round, but the Maritime fighter came back strong in the final two rounds to win the decision.Meanwhile, Nelson’s Keiran Marchand, who competes for the Whistler Nordic Development Centre in Biathlon, placed 11th Tuesday in the 10-kilometer pursuit.Marchand opened the Games Sunday, finishing 12th overall in the 7.5-kilometre men’s sprint.Reece Hunt of Nelson, part of the Team BC, begins play Sunday as Women’s Hockey opens up play. Hockey will be played at the downtown and Kinex Arenas along with the Centrium in Red Deer. Team BC had their highest finish ever, winning the silver medal in 1991. B.C. finished sixth at the last Canada Winter Games held in Prince George in 2015.last_img read more

Catch the Spirit of Appalachia adds gift to endowed fund at SCC

first_imgIn 2016, Catch the Spirit of Appalachia (CSA) established an endowed scholarship through the Southwestern Community College Foundation.The local non-profit heritage group recently added a gift of $2,000.This brings the total amount of the endowed scholarship fund to $20,000.“We are grateful to the Ammons sisters, CSA and the CSA Board for their loyal and continued generosity to support SCC and our students,” said Brett Woods, SCC Foundation director.The scholarship fund was created by the CSA board of directors and founders to help SCC students preserve the Appalachian traditions of the area.“We are so happy to add to our endowment,” said co-founder Amy Ammons Garza.  “We wanted to round off the amount to $20,000, so we’re excited to be able to accomplish that feat.”CSA was founded by Garza and her sister Doreyl Ammons Cain in 1989 to teach local children about mountain music, art and storytelling. CSA became a 501(c)3 nonprofit heritage organization in 1991.“The SCC scholarship fund is part of Catch the Spirit of Appalachia’s vision of honoring our mountain heritage through the arts,” said Cain. “What better way than helping our youth accomplish their dreams.”For information on how to donate to the fund or create a fund, contact Woods at [email protected] or 828.339.4241.last_img read more

Canadians and US differ on 737 MAX training

first_imgThe 737 MAX Potential differences are already emerging regarding the return to service of  Boeing’s troubled 737 MAX fleet, with the Canadians calling for simulator training for proposed software changes.The stance comes after a US Federal Aviation Administration board stopped short in a draft report of requiring simulator training and said revised 737 MAX training involving expanded computer-based courses was “operationally suitable”.The report is still open for public comment and Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau has already warned that computer-based training would not go far enough to satisfy Canada.“It’s not going to be a question of pulling out an iPad and spending an hour on it,” Garneau told Reuters.“Simulators are the very best way, from a training point of view, to go over exactly what could happen in a real way and to react properly to it.”The 737 MAX fleet has been grounded since March 13 after a software enhancement, the maneuvering characteristics augmentation system (MCAS), was implicated in two MAX crashes within five months of each other.The crashes involving Indonesia’s Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines together killed 346 people.Canada said previously that it intended to conduct its own review of the changes to the MAX software and training.A Canadian requirement for simulator training could affect US and other carriers wanting to fly MAX services to Canada even if it was not necessary for the US.The comments underscore the difficulty Boeing and the FAA may face in getting consensus from international regulators involved in the process of certifying changes to the plane and determining it issafe to fly.The FAA draft report from the Boeing 737 MAX Flight Standardization Board did not cover the software fix itself and noted Boeing was “still expected in the coming weeks to submit the final software package for certification”.READ Our 737 MAX coverageBoeing has modified MCAS with the aim of preventing similar accidents and has proposed more computer-based training for 737 pilots to give them a better understanding of the MAX speed trim system, the MCAS function and associated procedures.The board found Level B training was sufficient for initial, transition and upgrading training between 737NG and the 737 MAX aircraft.Level B training is aided instruction using methods that could include an audio-visual presentation, tutorials on computers or stand-up instruction.But it said the training must include a special emphasis on the function of MCAS as part of the speed trim system and the software’s role in providing pitch stability.“MCAS ground training must address system description, functionality, associated failure conditions, and flight crew alerting,’’ it said.  “These items must be included in initial, upgrade, transitlast_img read more

Azzurri to break records in Bosnia?

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Italy can write history against Bosnia-Herzegovina tonight as they have already equalled the record of nine consecutive wins set by Vittorio Pozzo in 1939. Never have Italy won 10 matches in a row, but tonight the possibility presents itself at the Bilino Polje stadium in Zenica. This Azzurri can also pick up their sixth successive victory away from home – another feat never to occur in the history of the Italian national side. The last time an Italy team managed to win five consecutive matches on the road was 56 years ago, in 1963. On this spectacular run, Mancini’s side have kept eight clean sheets in their last 11 games, five of the eight coming in European qualifiers. Winning nine on the trot also means they will have found the net in each of those fixtures, as only a 0-0 draw with Portugal in the Nations League stops them embarking on a run of 11. They may even prolong their streak of scoring at least two goals in their eight last matches, given Bosnia have conceded at least twice in their previous five. Finally, it’s worth bearing in mind that Federico Bernardeschi could become the first player to score in three consecutive matches since Eder performed the feat in 2017.last_img read more