Sunday, March 2, 2014

Adolescent Health Programs in Goa

I convey my sincere appreciation and gratitude to all professionals on behalf of Indian Association for Adolescent health (IAAH) for organizing 4 sessions in different places in Goa:
1. A session on "Adolescent Health: Current Issues & the Role of Health Professionals" was organized by Medical Education department of Goa Medical College. I am grateful to  Dr. Kaur, Dr. Himangini Shah, Dr. Jagdish Cacodkar, Dr. Umesh Kamat where junior and senior medical faculty were present.

2. Dr Radhika Nayak, Principal Dempo College of Commerce & Economics, Panaji, IMA 1st Vice President Dr Prasad Netravalkar at Panjim, Goa
3. Dr Shailesh Hede, IMA Bardez President, and Ms Carol Noronha, principal Nursing Institute Bambolim actively organized the session for nursing students where they participated in role play and breathing exercises.

4. Shri Vaman Bhadri, Principal CTN Higher Secondary School & Super School Complex Curchorem and all the Schools of our Quepem Taluka who attended the session at Ravindra Bhavan. The session conducted at Ravindra Bhavan drew a record crowd of 1210 High School students across 14 schools and the session was unprecedented in the history of the Town. There was truly no square inch of place available freely to even stand! The students have gone home with a lot of inputs to improve their health & deal with stress. Dr. Jagdish commented in his email to Dr. Jugal Kishore "I do not recollect any such session in my 16 years of conducting /attending any Training in Adolescent Health."

Dr Ashish Mittal and Dr. Pratap Jena were also present in all the sessions.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

National Consultative Meet on Youth and Adolescent Health

The National Consultative Meet was held in Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi on 1st Feb, 2014 and was attended by close to 200 delegates and experts from the fields of nutrition, reproductive health, administration, education, media, psychology, nursing and social work. The meeting deliberated in the light of presentations made by the members, based on literature reviewed, and developed a consensus for the topics covered. The program schedule is given below with participants and speakers:
Venue: 3rd Floor Lecture Theater, Department of Community Medicine, MAMC, New Delhi

Saturday 1 Feb 2014 (TENTATIVE PROGRAM)






Welcome address                  Dr. Jugal Kishore, Prof & Secretary General IAAH
Introduction to IAAH             Dr. Prema Bali, President IAAH, Former
                                                      Professor Community Medicine AIIMS
Address by Guest of Honor  Dr. Deepak K Tempe, Dean MAMC
Address by Special Guest     Dr. Mahesh Verma, Director Principal, MAIDS, New Delhi
Address by Special Invitee   Dr. JK Das, Director NIHFW, New Delhi
Address by Chief Guest        Mr. Amod Kanth, Gen Sec PRAYAS JAC SOCIETY

Vote of thanks:                      Prof. Surrinder H Singh Vice President IAAH


Tea Break


Scientific Session “Road Map Formulation for Youth & Adolescent Health”




Topic & Speakers

Dr. Suneela Garg, Director Professor Community Medicine MAMC, New Delhi
Dr. Vasanthi Krishnan, National Coordinator (NHCRSC), IEC Div NACO and Vice President IAAH
Need for Skill development for adolescents
Mr. Sharda Prasad IAS ( Retd)  Advisor to Government of Arunachal Pradesh.
Mental health problems in adolescents and youth
Dr. Rajesh K Sagar, Professor Psychiatry AIIMS; Secretary Central  Mental Health Authority, MoHFW, Government of India
Social and sexual health issues among adolescents 
Dr. Prema Bali, President IAAH, Former Professor Community Medicine AIIMS
Evidence based interventions to address Adolescent Oral Health
Dr. Vikrant Mohanti, Head Community Dentistry and Tobacco cessation Clinic, MAIDS, New Delhi




National Consultative Group Work
Group 1
Reproductive Health & HIV/AIDS, Gender and Sexuality (Lecture Theater 3rd Floor)
Dr. Harish Pemde, Professor Pediatrics, LHMC   
Dr. Manisha Gohel, Assist Prof Com Med, PSMC, Karamsad,

Dr. Vasanthi Krishnan, National Coordinator (NHCRSC), IEC Div NACO
Dr. Nandini Sharma, Dir Professor Com Med MAMC, New Delhi
Dr. JG Prasuna, Prof Com Med LHMC
Dr. JP Kapoor, Director School Health, Govt of NCT Delhi
Dr. Sonia Trikha, Practicing Gynecologist worked in Unicef and WHO
Dr. Ashok Kumar, Training in-charge, MCD
Dr. Vidya Surwade Assoc Prof, Saraswathi Institute of Medical Sciences, U. P.
Dr. Manju Toppo, Associate Professor Com Med GMC Bhopal
Ms. Shah Mittal, Bhopal, Unicef
Dr. Pragya Sharma, Assoc Prof Com Med MAMC
Dr. Ragini Sahay, Associate Professor, NOIDA
Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, Assistant Professor, Com Med LLRM Medical College Meerut
Dr. Anjana Verma, MAMC
Dr. Pallavi Boro, MAMC
Group 2
Employment and Skill development  (Conference Room)
Mr. S Krishnan IAS (Retd) Former Secretary to Government of India
Dr. Niti Pall, CMO HCL  
Dr. Saudan Singh, Dir Prof & HOD Com Med VMMC Safdarjung Hosp
Mr. RK Mandal, Principal, Bangalore
MR. Satish Bali, Senior Architect, New Delhi
Ms. KG Santhya, Population Council
Dr. Amod Kumar Prof. HOD Community Health, St Stephan Hospital
Dr. OP Kansal, Advisor-Injection Safety, BD Medical, Gurgaon, Haryana
Dr. Madan Gopal, Health Insurance Min. of Labour
Ms. Vinita Srivastava, Associate Professor Engineering College, Ghaziabad
Ms. Monika Sharma, Teacher, School Gautam Nagar, New Delhi
Dr. OP Rajoura, Associate Professor Com Med UCMS New Delhi
Dr.Tapas Kumar Roy Associate Professor Com Med LHMC New Delhi
Dr. Ashish Mittal, CEO, OHMCS
Dr. Jitender Meena,  MAMC New Delhi
Dr. Anshul Shukla, MAMC New Delhi
Mr. Jivika Mittal, Journalist Drug Today             
Group 3
Adverse Effects of Substance Use, tobacco and Mental Health (Seminar Room)
Dr. RC Jiloha, Director Professor & Head GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi
Dr. DR Gaur, Professor & Head Community Medicine MAMC Agroha Haryana
Dr. Paras Agarwal, MAMC,
Dr. Rajesh Sagar, Professor Psychiatry AIIMS and Member Secretary Central  Mental Health Authority, MoHFW, Government of India
Dr. Rahul Bansal, Prof & Head Com Med Subharthi Medical College, Meerut, UP
Dr. Dinesh Kataria, Professor Psychiatry, LHMC New Delhi
Ms. Nirmala Singh Vice Principal Nursing College, RML Hospital
Dr. OP Jhirwal, Associate Prof. Psychiatry IBHAS, Delhi
Dr. Junaid, Professor Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
Dr. Vikrant Mohanti, Assistant Professor MAIDS, New Delhi  
Ms. Savita Verma, Senior Freelance Journalist
Dr. Arun Kumar, SHKM Govt Medical College, Nalhar Mewat, Haryana
Dr. Aisha Parveen, Assistant Professor Jamia Hamdard, Delhi
Dr. Amrinder, Star Dental India 
Dr. Drishti, MAMC, New Delhi
Dr. Neha Gupta, SRF, Com Med MAMC, New Delhi
Group 4
Nutrition and Life Style Disorders (Senior Resident Room)
Dr. D Bachani, Dir Prof & Head LHMC, Dy Commissioner NCD, MOFHW
Dr. Brahm Prakash, Chief Medical Director Northern Railways
Dr. T Anand, MAMC, New Delhi
Dr. Sangeeta Yadav, Dir Professor Pediatrics MAMC, New Delhi
Dr. Eram Rao, Associate Professor, Food and Nutrition, Delhi University
Ms. Nishu Chaudhry USAID Consultant (Media Planning) IEC Division, MoHFW 
Dr.  Manish Goel, Associate Professor, LHMC, New Delhi
Dr. Om Lata, Assistant Professor Physiology, AIIMS, Jodhpur
Ms. Usha Kumar, Regional Director Education, Govt of NCT Delhi
Dr. Meeta Jain, Assistant Professor, Com Med LHMC New Delhi
Ms. Seema Rani , Assistant Professor Nursing College Jamia Hamdard
Dr. Sadia Nikhat, Assistant Professor Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
Ms. Swati Sharma, Scientist (TIFAC) Dept.of Science and Technology, Govt.of India
Dr. Tapas Nair, MAMC, New Delhi
3:30 -4.15 PM
5.00 PM
Presentation by the groups 10 minutes each
Valedictory Function
5.15PM onward
High Tea

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Collaborative Program of Indian Association for Adolescent Health: Health checkup for non-communicable diseases and Stress Management training of Nursing students at SKIMS, Soura, Srinagar

 Team of Doctors headed by Dr. Anjum conducted health check up: A program of Department of Community Medicine and Indian Association for Adolescent Health
 Participating in Stress Management Training of Nursing students

 Dr. Majid and Dr Rouf attending the stress management training
Dr. Anjum with her PG discussing with Dr. Jugal Kishore
Dr. Jugal Kishore delivering the session on stress management

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Indian Perspective of Salutogenesis

Concept of salutogenesis was given by Antonovsky wherein health was seen as a movement
in a continuum on an axis between total ill health and perfect health. Person has ability to
comprehend the whole situation and the capacity to use the resources available and this is
called as Sense of Coherence (SOC) which can be measured by objective tool. This concept
of health is not new in Indian culture, rather well developed, and started in more than two
thousand five hundred years back when Gautam Buddha and Mahavira explained their
experiments to achieve perfect health. Their focus was on training of mind with moral and
ethical value system. The followers of those principles were ensured that they get the best
level of their health. There is a need to explore those principles in present context and
objective criteria should be developed to measure such phenomena and their effects on
human health.  
Keywords: Sense of coherence, Eightfolds path, Buddha,
Reference: Jugal Kishore, Tanu Anand. Indian Perspective of Salutogenesis. RR: Journal of Medicine. 2013; 3 (1): 25-28

Health Status of Sewage Workers in Delhi

Sewage contains numerous toxic substances which include poisonous gases and infective
agents. As a consequence of this, sewer workers often suffer from a constellation of
symptoms known as the sewer worker’s syndrome. Very limited data on the occupational
health and safety status of sewage workers is available in India. A cross-sectional study
was conducted in Delhi involving 200 sewage workers and their health profile was
studied using standard procedures. It was found that majority of workers have had cuts
or injuries, experienced irritation of eyes and suffered from skin rashes. One-fifth of
workers reported syncope, and some temporary loss of consciousness. The other major
chronic symptoms included headache (48.5%), skin rashes (45.5%), skin irritation
(41.5%) and body ache (41.5%). 8.5% had raised white blood cell count, 11.7% showed
raised ESR than normal and 30.2% had mild restrictive respiratory changes while 20.7%
showed changes ranging from moderate to severe restriction or obstruction. The study
concluded that sewage workers are suffering from high morbidity and need urgent
attention for the health and safety programs and training focusing more on preventive
measures and change in their life style.
Keywords: Sewer workers syndrome, Sewer, Occupational problem, Eosinophilia
Reference: Ashish Mittal, Pranjal J. Goswami, J. Kishore, J. John. Health Status of Sewage workers in Delhi. RR: Journal of Medicine. 2013; 3 (1): 17-24.