Here are the top medical news for the day:

UP hospital that transfused mosambi juice instead of platelets to be demolished, served notice

 Days after a 32-year-old dengue patient passed away after his family alleged that he was transfused with sweet lime juice instead of plasma at the Global Hospital in Prayagraj, a senior government official has revealed that the patient was given poorly preserved platelets. The authorities have ordered the demolition of an illegally constructed private hospital.

Prayagraj District Magistrate Sanjay Kumar Khatri said that the three-member team probing the incident have found that the patient was given a packet of “poorly preserved” platelets and not sweet lime juice. He said, “The panel has submitted its report. It found that there was negligence in the treatment of the dengue patient. The inquiry also found that the platelets transfused to the patient were poorly preserved and that led to his death.” adding, “We are taking action based on this information.”

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‘Poorly Preserved Platelets, Not Sweet Lime Juice’ Transfused To Dengue Patient Says Panel; Prayagraj Hospital To Be Demolished

Tetra sponge left in abdomen during Caesarean: Commission junks plea seeking enhancement of compensation

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has rejected a plea seeking enhancement of compensation to be paid by a Patna hospital for medical negligence during Caesarean operation as a foreign body (i.e. Tetra Sponge) was left in the abdomen of the patient.

Upholding the order modified by the Bihar Commission, the presiding member Dr S M Kantikar of the apex consumer court said that the State Commission was justified while awarding the enhanced compensation to the patient, which does not deserve for further enhancement.

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Tetra Sponge Left In Abdomen During Caesarean: Commission Junks Plea Seeking Enhancement Of Compensation


AIIMS decides to transfer vacant fellowship seats for three consecutive sessions to other departments

In an attempt to address the large number of vacant fellowship seats in every semester, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi has decided to transfer those unfilled seats for three consecutive sessions to other departments who are yet to commence fellowship courses.

Therefore, issuing an Office Memorandum in this regard, the Director of AIIMS New Delhi, Dr. M Srinivas has directed the departments who are willing to commence fellowship courses or increase the seats in their fellowship programmes to submit their proposals to the Dean (Academic) within November 15, 2022.

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AIIMS Decides To Transfer Vacant Fellowship Seats For Three Consecutive Sessions To Other Departments

Pharmacy council of India mandates urgent implementation of Pharmacy Practice Regulations for pharmacists

Through a recent notification, the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) has directed all the State and Union Territory (UT) governments and State Pharmacy Council to immediately implement the Pharmacy Practice Regulations (PPR), 2015.

The Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) in January 2015 had already notified about the implementation of the Pharmacy Practice Regulations (PPR),2015. A letter from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) was also added to the notice. The letter was about the clarification of the procedure of the implementation of the regulation of the state. The MoHFW underlined that the state government may proclaim that the education laws will take effect in the state at any moment after the formation of the state pharmacy councils.

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Pharmacy Council Of India Mandates Urgent Implementation Of Pharmacy Practice Regulations For Pharmacists

E-cigarettes can cause cardiac arrhythmias, warns new research

A new study from University of Louisville researchers in the Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute has found that exposure to e-cigarette aerosols can cause heart arrhythmias in animal models – both in the form of premature and skipped heart beats. The study findings, published Oct. 25 in Nature Communications, suggest exposure to specific chemicals within e-cigarette liquids (e-liquids) promote arrhythmias and cardiac electrical dysfunction.

“Our findings demonstrate that short-term exposure to e-cigarettes can destabilize heart rhythm through specific chemicals within e-liquids,” said Alex Carll, assistant professor in the UofL Department of Physiology who led the study. “These findings suggest that e-cigarette use involving certain flavors or solvent vehicles may disrupt the heart’s electrical conduction and provoke arrhythmias. These effects could increase the risk for atrial or ventricular fibrillation and sudden cardiac arrest.”

Reference:

Carll, A.P., Arab, C., Salatini, R. et al. E-cigarettes and their lone constituents induce cardiac arrhythmia and conduction defects in mice. Nat Commun 13, 6088 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-33203-1

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