The lesions and blisters caused by monkeypox virus are, although, very painful, and lead to hospitalisation, the diseases may not be as deadly as Covid-19 for the general public, health experts contended on Wednesday.
The monkeypox virus has, so far, infected over 16,000 people across 75 countries and caused five deaths in Africa.
The disease is not sexually transmitted, but the latest outbreak has been reported among men who have sex with men. However, it can spread among the general population through direct contact with infectious skin or lesions, including face-to-face, skin-to-skin, and respiratory droplets.
Although the disease may typically start with just fever and skin lesions, if left untreated, it can get complicated "by affecting the lungs", Dr. Laxman Jessani, Consultant and Infectious Disease Specialist at Apollo Hospital in Navi Mumbai told IANS.
"If the disease is not controlled, then the disease can go on to infect the lungs, and there can be pneumonia and with pneumonia, there can be increased mortality as well," Jessani said.
"I will not say that all cases turn out to be complicated, but there are a few cases of monkeypox if left untreated, they can have complications like pneumonia," he added.
A 2010 study by the US Pacific Northwest National Laboratory also claims that the monkeypox virus might damage lungs during infection. Not only does the infection from monkeypox virus increase production of proteins involved in inflammation, but it decreases production of proteins that keep lung tissue intact and lubricated, revealed the study published in the journal 'Molecular and Cellular Proteomics'.
However, the co-chairman of IMA national task force on Covid, Dr. Rajeev Jayadevan, disagreed saying that monkeypox may not be dangerous to the people living in good health.
"The person who's in good health, if gets monkeypox is at no greater risk as far as the evidence we have from developed Western nations.
"But extremely rare complications are possible, although such incidents have not been reported, so far," he said.
Monkeypox is a rare viral disease, related to smallpox and cowpox. The virus generally causes pimples or blister-like lesions and flu-like symptoms such as fever. The lesions typically concentrate on the arms and legs, but in the latest outbreak, they're showing up more frequently on the genital and perianal area.
Transmission can also occur from contaminated materials such as linens, bedding, electronics, clothing, that have infectious skin particles. Touching objects that have been contaminated by monkeypox lesions or fluids may also risk the spread.
Jessani said the risk of transmission is only "if one is coming in close contact with infected patients or animals".
"Otherwise the risk is not so much. If you use basic infection control measures like hand hygiene, maintaining social distance, wearing a mask, then the infections cannot transmit that easily," he said.
The experts noted there is "no need to panic" but "to remain vigilant".
According to Jessani, if you notice any symptom like fever or skin lesions, "make sure to report it to the concerned authorities" and get proper treatment. (Rachel V Thomas)
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Indian Medical Association (IMA) had sloganed - stop the legalization of quackery, stop mixopathy, etc., on authorizing Ayurveda postgraduates to undergo training for 58 surgical procedures by the Central Council for Indian Medicine (CCIM) - a statutory body under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India.
However, the former had also called for a nationwide strike on 11th December 2020 toward the CCIM’s move.
Many skilled Ayurveda practitioners can perform surgery in India. However, many Ayurveda colleges have poor quality education due to low patient numbers, which is a grave concern.
Let us try to be objective and realistic in our approach to this matter. We recall the important historical moments that allowed the integration of modern surgical practices into Ayurveda curricula.
Origin of Surgery in the History of Ayurveda
The Sushrute Samhita authored by Sushruta in 600 BC had the following points concerning surgery:
Different types of incisions
Different suturing and bandaging techniques
Techniques of foreign body extraction
Surgical management of obstructed labor
Nagarjuna had, however, redacted Sushruta's original texts from his writings in 400-500 CE. Banaras was the place where Sushruta used to practice surgery. The extracapsular surgery of cataract removal using a sharply-pointed instrument has been described by Henri. This is the earliest surgical technique for treating cataracts.
Sushruta pioneered reconstructive surgery, and Vaidyas still used it during colonial rule. A case report from a Vaidya that used a forehead fold to reconstruct his nose was published in the Gentleman's Magazine in 1794. It made the western world more aware of the procedure.
Surgical Practice by Ayurveda Practitioners in The Recent Past
BHU offers Ayurveda and western medicine under the same roof as the Institute of Medical Sciences. These were the founders of this unique institute, who were also graduates of an earlier Ayurveda School that granted AMS (Ayurvedacharya and Medicine and Surgery) degrees to BHU.
Prof. KN Udupa & Professor. PJ Deshpande is two such pioneer. Although they come primarily from Ayurveda, their training in surgery was received from the University of Michigan and the Vienna Academy of Medicine.
These universities welcomed them and trained them in surgery - setting an example of the institutions' values. These teachers, however, even taught MBBS students. Many Ayurvedic Vaidyas studied modern surgery under the instruction and guidance of these professors.Many of these Vaidyas had been trained and were able to spread their knowledge across India.
Hence, Ayurveda has many skilled surgeons. Based on their experience, however, these surgeons might only be able to perform certain types of procedures - anorectal procedures are the most popular. Likewise, Ayurveda has skilled ENT and ophthalmologists who can operate on many cases. Thus, the extent of their clinical exposure during training is one of the main factors that affect their practice.
The Root Cause of The Problem?
Most students see Ayurveda programs as a way to enter western medicine/surgery. These students joined these colleges after they couldn't get into MBBS programs. BAMS is often an option chosen where students are admitted after 3-4 years of unsuccessful attempts for the pre-medical entrance exams.
There are loopholes in the system that have led to the establishment of many substandard colleges. About 250 colleges are currently functional, out of the 400 existing. Many colleges have no patients or teachers. These institutions flourish because of the fake patient records and ghost-teachers presented to the inspecting CCIM Committees.
Students are not exposed to many cases in most Ayurveda colleges. Most cases they see are chronic diseases such as stroke, joint disorders, and skin diseases. The training they receive in any given branch is not the same and can vary from one institution to another.
How & Who Should Get The License And Who Shouldn't?
The current notification by the CCIM makes it crucial for Shalya/Shalakya graduates to be trained appropriately in the listed surgical procedures. Although this does not confer a license or permit to practice surgery, it is a directive that makes surgical training mandatory. The students will be able to practice these skills once they have earned their degrees.
These questions immediately follow:
Is it true that all Shalya Shakya graduates are eligible to practice surgery under this notification?
Does this apply retrospectively or prospectively?
Because this is a matter of modification in the curriculum, it should be applied prospectively and never retrospectively. The blanket approval of all Shalya Shakya postgraduate degree holders to practice many surgeries without first assessing their knowledge and skill in the area is clearly problematic.
After assessing their clinical work, approval may be granted to practice surgery aiming to provide justice to many highly skilled surgeons in this field.
Sushruta Samhita comprises approximately half of its surgical content. Therefore, all postgraduates with surgical specialties have to be trained and practice surgical skills. It is unreasonable to expect them not to use advanced knowledge and resources, as well as the most recent instruments and surgical techniques.
Thus, the logical next steps must be a well-researched curricular framework with facts-based implementation, improved systems of continuous medical training, including hands-on instruction after masters' degrees, and better research in lesser-explored areas.
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न्यूयॉर्क: एक अध्ययन के अनुसार, सार्स-सीओवी-2 वायरस से गर्भवती महिलाओं को गहन देखभाल यूनिट (आईसीयू) में भर्ती होने का खतरा दोगुना हो जाता है।
क्लिनिकल इंफेक्शियस डिजीज जर्नल में प्रकाशित अध्ययन से पता चला है कि कोविड से पीड़ित गर्भवती महिलाओं में उन लोगों की तुलना में अस्पताल में मरने का जोखिम चार गुना था, जिन्हें संक्रामक रोग नहीं था।
अमेरिका में मैरीलैंड विश्वविद्यालय के शोधकर्ताओं ने कहा, निष्कर्ष बताते हैं कि जो महिलाएं गर्भवती हैं या गर्भवती हो सकती हैं, उन्हें कोविड -19 से बचना चाहिए और उपलब्ध टीकों के साथ जितना हो सके अपनी रक्षा करनी चाहिए।
नादिया सैम-अगुडु, विश्वविद्यालय के स्कूल ऑफ मेडिसिन में बाल रोग के एसोसिएट प्रोफेसर ने कहा, "अगर मां अच्छा नहीं करती है, तो बच्चा भी अच्छा नहीं करता है। चूंकि हमारे पास अभी तक छह महीने से कम उम्र के बच्चों के लिए टीका नहीं है, इसलिए गर्भवती महिलाओं को अपने अजन्मे बच्चों और नवजात शिशुओं की सुरक्षा के लिए टीका लगवाना चाहिए।"
सैम-अगुडु ने कहा कि, वर्तमान में उपलब्ध साक्ष्य से पता चलता है कि गर्भावस्था में उपयोग के लिए संकेतित कोविड -19 टीके सुरक्षित हैं, और उभरते हुए आंकड़े बताते हैं कि वे नवजात शिशुओं के साथ-साथ माताओं को भी सुरक्षा प्रदान करते हैं।
अध्ययन, छह अफ्रीकी देशों - घाना, नाइजीरिया, कांगो लोकतांत्रिक गणराज्य, युगांडा, केन्या और दक्षिण अफ्रीका में अस्पताल में भर्ती 1,315 महिलाओं के आंकड़ों की जांच करता है - जिसमें कोविड के साथ 510 गर्भवती महिलाएं, कोविड के साथ 403 गैर-गर्भवती महिलाएं, और बिना कोविड के 402 गर्भवती महिलाएं।
मधुमेह, एचआईवी, तपेदिक का इतिहास, या सिकल सेल रोग जैसे अन्य जोखिम वाले कारकों वाली महिलाओं को गंभीर कोविड के लिए अधिक जोखिम था। कोविद के बिना 16 प्रतिशत गर्भवती महिलाओं की तुलना में कोविड के साथ लगभग 32 प्रतिशत गर्भवती महिलाओं को अस्पताल में ऑक्सीजन थेरेपी की आवश्यकता होती है।
कोविड के साथ गर्भवती महिलाओं में से 6 प्रतिशत की तुलना में कोविद के साथ लगभग 19 प्रतिशत गर्भवती महिलाओं को आईसीयू में भर्ती कराया गया था, जिन्हें कोविड नहीं था। कोविड के साथ अस्पताल में भर्ती महिलाओं में, गर्भवती नहीं होने वाली 5 प्रतिशत की तुलना में गर्भवती होने वाली 10 प्रतिशत महिलाओं की मृत्यु हो गई। (एजेंसी)
यह भी पढ़े► कोविड रोगियों ने माना स्वस्थ्य होने में योग ने की मदद
No matter where you live, in India or elsewhere, doctors are valued for their skills, knowledge, trust and communication.
According to one study, meaningful doctor-patient communication is a crucial clinical function in building a medical-patient therapeutic relationship and is the basis of the art of medicine.
The impact on medical care results is what defines the doctor-patient relation's importance. The quality of doctor-patient communication and their relationship strongly indicate quality medical care, which plays an essential role in providing general medicine with medical care.
Let us learn more about getting more patients with India’s biggest Ayurvedic doctors platform:
How NirogStreet's Partnership Program Helps Doctors With Potential Patients?
NirogStreet's partnership program seeks to increase the number of online consultations and community education for Ayurveda doctors. This program offers technical assistance, Virtual Inventory, and marketing support for your Ayurveda clinic. Live-streamed community learning and personal earning are the primary focus of the program.
Why Do I Need It?
Boosts Consultation: Especially Online
Enhances current practice
Cuts down on administrative cost
Cuts down courier charges and hassles
It makes your clinic technologically
What Do I Get in This Program?
Visibility: Web Profile, Business listings, Your Virtual Business Card
Social Media Reach: Done-for-you Content
Exclusive Webinars: Clinical, Non-Clinical
VaidyaTool: Patient Management System
Recognition: Success Story, Webinar participation, Promotion in the largest
Community of doctors
Inventory of 1000+ Ayurvedic medicines from reputed brands
Free home delivery of medicines to you and your patients (Pan India)
Factor Given Below Are Help Increase Patients in Your Clinic
An effective marketing strategy has proven to be a critical factor in your clinic's long-term results and sustained growth. These healthcare clinic marketing methods have achieved success in the current time.
Get Yourself A Mobile Friendly Website
How does a mobile-friendly website function? Well! There are several factors that makes your website mobile friendly i,e.
Pagespeed insights: tracking overall page speed on mobile and desktop however, it suggest improvements as well.
Mobile-Friendly Test: shows website’s mobile friendly nature in ‘Yes’ or ‘No’.
Test My Site: Evaluating your website for mobile and desktop devices.
A mobile-friendly web site works on all devices and displays well on them, including tablets. Most people visiting your website will abandon it if they can't find their desired content quickly.
Social Media is The Power
Becomig active on Social media can bring thousands or even tens of millions of eyes to updates, educational content, marketing campaigns, and other important information. Social media can be an essential driver of patient acquisition and retention of existing ones.
Being an active doctor on social media:
Enhance patient engagement by allowing you to have conversations that you might not usually have with your patients
Continue activation scale your reach and exposure will increase
Optimize your search engine optimization (SEO)
Building your online reputation
Encourage team-building among your clinic or hospital staff
Build Authentic Relationships
Although inter-personal relationships skills are important, they depend on the context where communication takes place. Consultations may not be relevant to them.
Organizations can develop and sustain strong, long-lasting relationships with their patients. This will allow them to anticipate patient needs better and provide proactive care that results in better health outcomes and a better customer experience.
Ask Successfully Treated Patients For Reviews
Your exceptional services should be made known to the public through patient feedback. This will help you understand your work's strengths and weaknesses and increase your organic impact on potential clients. Patients who have a positive experience at your clinic because of your consultation and treatment will be more likely to share that with their friends and families.
Ask your patients to review the given services
Send them a survey form regarding improvements
Ask them to suggest what is missing or your expectation of medical services
For doctors who have most of their customers or patients in their community, it's vital for them and others to create a sense of community within the area and communicate with each other more deeply.
However, the NirogStreet app has numerous communities formed by expert Ayurvedic doctors from across the country, which you can join to be a part of. Also, you can make your community of doctors. This could prove highly rewarding as it allows you to grow your reach both offline and online.
FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Question)
Q. How can I get more patients in my clinic in India?
Ans. Online reviews are an effective way to draw new patients and expand your practice. Encourage patients to write reviews online. You can encourage your patients to share their feedback online by sending them a follow-up message thanking them for their visit.
Q. How can I grow my clinic?
Ans. Patient Feedback And Reviews. Feedback from patients is a key component in getting your extraordinary services out to the public. Take networking seriously. Your web presence can be improved. Make use of social media.
Q. How do I promote my clinic on Google?
Ans. Go to the link: https://www.google.com/intl/en_us/business/ and start a Google MyBusiness account. Overview, Business Profile, Website buttons. Click on overview to begin. Click on overview to enter the name of the clinic.
Q. Do doctors have their own Google?
Ans. Doctors are increasingly using online search engines to find information. 68% use Google most frequently, and more than half do so at least once daily for professional purposes. The most frequent searchers among doctors are the oncologists, and 45% use search engines at least four times daily.
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The presentation has always been a crucial element irrespective of the profession, and if you are new in the business, it shouldn't be taken lightly.
For some new doctors, there may be some doubt about setting up an account on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn and attracting new clients from these social media sites. But, as more doctors realize there are more new potential clients outside their clinic and If you're not engaging on the internet then your business is missing the chance of attracting new patients?
New doctors find it challenging to seek digital marketing professionals for their medical practice. And NirogStreet, a tech-driven platform for more than 1,00,000 doctors, is now incorporating necessary steps to make Ayurveda mainstream by promoting and empowering new doctors with the latest trends & technology to harness their online presence leading to potential patients across the world.
Here are some simple ways for your healthcare marketing & for your online presence:
Target Keyword on Your Website
The way you target symptoms to reach diseases and keyword targeting will help you keep your posts on track and optimize your posts to boost their visibility on the results of google searches and social media.
You've probably realized that it's crucial not just to create a functional site; you must also have a site that search engines can find. One method of doing this is to include relevant keywords within your site's text.
These are the keywords you want to show up for your target audience or patients seeking your services. For instance, if you're a primary care doctor located within New Delhi, you may consider including "New Delhi primary care doctor" or "New Delhi doctor's office" on your site.
Be sure to include them in the text of your website, as well as in meta descriptions and page titles, as well as in the image alt tags, as well as in your blog articles.
Utilize Google My Business
Google Business is the largest platform for obtaining online appointments for doctors. And it's free, but you must place your Google Maps in the first three of Google Search Engine.
Google My Business allows you to see your clinic on local listings and maps. Every doctor should sign up for a Google My Business account, which is easy and cost-free. It is also possible to include clinic photos, addresses, service hours, time of operation, contact number, and address of the hospital or clinic.
Patients can also send messages or make an appointment, and doctors can add educational or testimonial videos for patients on Google business. The most intriguing aspect of Google enterprise is that we can ask patients to write reviews of the services they received, and a positive review works as word of mouth for other patients. Let's learn more about patient review in the next point given below.
A reputable online presence is incomplete without reviews because most patients seeking your clinic visit google rating before consultations. This means that potential patients will most likely believe the reviews posted online, and it's crucial for you to concentrate on getting positive reviews.
Reviews can encourage interaction between customers and your website. Ensure that you encourage happy content customers to check out your reviews site and leave comments. Be sure to ensure they are happy by responding to each review, avoid negative reviews and if possible seek out those patients and ask them to clarify their problem.
One out of 20 searches on Google daily is linked to health care. They are also more likely to visit sites that have excellent scores. Why not concentrate on creating a robust online presence? The NirogStreet partnership program will help you achieve this and much more, click here to read more.
Making a solid, precise profile on listing websites for businesses such as Justdial, Sulekha & others can be highly beneficial to expanding the visibility of your business. Local Search Engine offers local search-related services to its users.
NirogStreet for doctors includes various important information such as the services we offer, the clinic's location, hours of operation, address, contact information, and pictures. This information can benefit patients who want to get in touch with the relevant doctors.
Patients can also provide comments or feedback on the services offered, which could boost the popularity, transparency and confidence among patients. Making a profile on business websites will increase your visibility on Google search results bringing prospective patients to your clinic.
Social Media Pages
Creating profiles on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn & Youtube is essential to gain the desired fame and expand the reach of your business. Social media is among the most cost-effective marketing strategies to improve your company's visibility.
Today every doctor must be active on social media platforms. The creation of profiles on social media websites has many benefits, including increased brand recognition, traffic to our website, improved search engine rank and efficiency in conversion, greater patient satisfaction, effective marketing and a good level of loyalty to your business.
Medical professionals can maintain contact with patients or their followers through social media platforms and quickly provide information to people or raise awareness within society on diseases and precautions. Social media is an efficient and results-oriented method to reach the maximum number of patients and increase business growth.
So, even if you are a new doctor, the Partnership program at NirogStreet is all set to boost your online reputation and offer you new clients.
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FAQs(Frequently Asked Question)
Q. How can I get more patients online?
Ans. Establishing a robust online reputation by considering digital marketing best practices, including building websites and social media sites, keyword targeting, service promotion, business listings, etc. Joining NirogStreet’s partnership programs offers all these benefits along with some more.
Q. How do online clinics work?
Ans. Virtual clinics can be established for each service offered by the hospitals. Patients can be directed to specific web pages to access detailed information regarding consultations. On the other hand, the clinicians have direct face-to-face participation, which is considered an online waiting room for all the services you'd prefer patients to receive.
Q. How do I start an online medical consultation business?
Register in the NirogStreet partnership program.
Download the NirogStreet mobile app and submit your details along with your medical registration certificate.
Setup Online Practice. Once your details are verified by NirogStreet Team, you are ready to consult patients online or can set up your Online Practice.
Invite Patients. You will be assigned a unique ID from NirogStreet.
Q. How do you promote a health clinic?
Ans. Social media has become integral to hospital or clinic marketing, and its importance is growing yearly. Using your social media profiles, you can connect with thousands of prospective patients and patients who have had positive experiences at your hospital to share their recommendations on your Twitter and Facebook pages.
Q. How do I promote my clinic on Google?
Get a website
Get the Seo part done
Begin content marketing
Initiate paid search
Create social media profiles
Q. What app do doctors use for telemedicine?
Ans. NirogStreet is one of the popular telemedicine apps in the Ayurveda ecosystem. Some of the key features and services it provides include a comprehensive medical directory, online consultations, and booking of appointments online. Avail all the benefits by registering yourself in NirogStreet’s partnership program.
Q. Is online doctor consultation legal in India?
Ans. There is nothing illegal about online medical consultations online; however, such talks should not be followed by giving prescriptions. Also, a general suggestion can be offered; however, it is impossible to prescribe any medication, and it is not allowed in India or most parts of the globe.
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Are you tired of not seeing any results in your fat loss journey even after putting in tons of effort? The journey to losing weight is a lengthy process and requires strong determination. However, it's not just a strong mindset and intention that will help you achieve your goal. Following a strict diet, restraining yourself from tempting food, and working out extensively, are all part of it, but even then you may not see the desired results.
You may be wondering why? And the answer is that there are some very simple mistakes that can totally ruin your fat loss journey. Unknowingly, we tend to make simple, stupid mistakes that make our weight loss journey a long and tiring one.
Nutritionist Nicky Sagar breaks down simple mistakes that can ruin your fat loss journey:
One thing that we always ignore is sleeping enough. Sleeping less has severe impacts on our weight loss journey. From sleep, your body gets the required energy and helps you in your workout and productivity. But when you sleep less, your body does not have the energy to work out. Also, not sleeping enough leads to the consumption of unhealthy snacks which in turn store fat in your body. Sleeping for 6-8 hours is helpful if you wish to quicken your fat loss journey.
Definitely, exercising is an integral part of your weight loss journey. But one common mistake is exercising extensively and not following a healthy lifestyle. Your healthy lifestyle will include mindful eating, cutting down on packaged foods, and sleeping adequately. Only working out for hours and hours will not fetch you any positive outcome.
Skipping on Meals
People have a misconception that if you don't eat, you will lose more weight. This is a total myth. When you are skipping meals, you are keeping yourself hungry and deprived of the necessary nutrients. This will not just affect your overall health but you will end up munching mindlessly on snacks as you will be always hungry. Eating consistently and in the right portion is the correct way to follow in your fat loss journey.
Low Water Intake
Drinking enough water actually aids in speeding up your weight loss process. If you keep your body water-deprived, you will be inclined to eat more food automatically. Simple because your body requires a certain amount of water every day to ensure the smooth function of all organs. Besides, water helps in boosting your energy levels, builds muscle strength, and aids in increasing the rate of metabolism.
Munching on Packaged Foods
Packaged foods is quite harmful if we wish to cut down on fat from our bodies. Most packaged food has a lot of preservatives and contain added sugar, high levels of salt, and other ingredients which you are not even aware of. So, instead of snaking on these packaged foods, carry an apple or a banana, or a box of dry fruits to munch on whenever you feel hungry.
So, stop stressing now, correct these mistakes in your fat loss journey and see the healthier version of yourself. (N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe)
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