The KEM Hospital Research Centre Pune on Wednesday launched a short film to create awareness about respiratory diseases. The 15-minute film is financially supported by the NIHR Global Health Research Unit in Respiratory Health (RESPIRE) at the University of Edinburgh, UK.
The film is a story targeted at rural audience which aims to raise awareness about respiratory health, focusing on COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and asthma, including preventive measures, available treatments, and rehabilitation possibilities. The film also sheds light on the important work done at the pulmonary rehabilitation centre at KEM Vadu.
Dr Parag Khatavkar, chest physician, KEM Hospital Research Centre, said that respiratory diseases, especially COPD and asthma are amongst the most misunderstood and underdiagnosed diseases. The film will help increase awareness about the disease and its diagnosis.
The film also attempts to debunk myths, misconceptions and superstitions surrounding the disease and tries to de-stigmatise the use of inhalers and similar treatments.
Diksha Singh of KEM Hospital Research Centre who conceptualised and coordinated the film production process said the film will be screened in urban and rural areas and posted across social media platforms. The film will also be screened in the waiting areas of general and chest department OPDs, private chest clinics and study clinics at the Vadu rural health programme.
The Indian Army on Wednesday recovered the bodies of two terrorists who were killed along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, officials said. The two terrorists were killed on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday when army personnel foiled their bid to infiltrate into this side of the LoC in the Nowshera sector. The bodies of two terrorists were recovered during a search operation, an army officer said.
A special police officer, who allegedly bludgeoned his pregnant wife to death in Billawar of Kathua district on Tuesday, was arrested on Wednesday, said officials. SPO Mohan Lal, posted at district police lines in Kathua and a resident of Dharalta in Billawar, was evading arrest after he allegedly bludgeoned his pregnant wife Asha Sharma, 27, to death on Tuesday.
Snakes kill more than 45,000 people in India each year, while only 30% of the victims reach hospitals to seek medical treatment, said the Indian Council of Medical Research, which has released a study on the incidence, mortality, morbidity and socioeconomic burden of snakebite in the country. As per the Registrar General of India- Million Death Study (RGI-MDS), the number of deaths due to venomous snakebites in India is 46,900 per year.
A joint team of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (ABVIMAS), Manali, and Lahaul and Spiti police has recovered the body of a Bengaluru hiker two months after The deceased mountaineer, Vedvayas, who worked at a private security company in Bengaluru, fell into a deep crevice while on a hiking expedition to 6,264-metre CB-13. The deceased mountaineer, Vedvayas, who worked at a private security company in Bengaluru, was part of a five-member trekking team.
Puts speculations of joining BJP to rest; meets HPCC chief Pratibha in Shimla; says factionalism in Congress a matter of concern In what is being seen as a bid to contain the factionalism in the Congress, party's prominent leader and former Union minister Anand Sharma, whose resignation from the steering committee stirred the political circles, on Wednesday held a close-door meeting with HPCC chief Pratibha Singh at state headquarters Rajiv Bhawan.