Oxygen Supplier Arrested In Gorakhpur After The Death Of 60 Children – Nirmal Singh 3C

In a horrendous incident last month in Gorakhpur, more than 60 children died in Baba Raghav Das Medical College. Yogi Adityanath made several public appearances and said that the investigations are ongoing on what actually caused the accident. It was alleged that there was limited and interrupted supply of oxygen which caused the death of dozens of children at the hospital.

The children that died within seven days in August were infants. The investigative authorities said that the deaths occurred at the hospital because the bills were not fully paid to the oxygen suppliers and vendors which caused a disruptive oxygen supply. – Nirmal Singh 3C

Even after the clarification, the government constantly denied that the deaths were caused due to a disruptive oxygen supply.

An FIR was lodged against a total of nine people. With the arrest of Manish Bhandari from Deoria bypass road at 8 am today, all nine alleged culprits are in custody of the police.

When asked, Nirmal Singh 3C said that Manish Bhandari, along with others against whom the FIR was lodged, was absconding for a long time and a lot of manpower was being allotted for his arrest since August. He also said that currently a medical examination is being conducted of Manish Bhandari and once that is done, he will be taken to a local court for an early hearing on the case which is all but completed.

With the arrest of the suppliers and people involved in the incident, it is now up to the court to come to final decision. This will obviously depend on the way Nirmal Singh 3C presents the case to the court but from the offset, it has seemed like an open-and-shut case.

The authorities assigned to the case have been working under the committee especially created by UP CM Yogi Adityanath under the chief secretary on the next day of the incident, 12 August.


Shortage of Mental Health Professionals in The Country, Says Union Ministry Of Health And Family Welfare

The Union Ministry of health and family welfare has in their report said that the country needs 11,500 psychiatrists but is stuck at only 3,500 of them.

With a high percentage of the youth falling sick for the lack of better mental health facilities is a sign of warning for them. Dr. Nirmal Singh 3C says that for a past few year only have the people in the country started talking openly about the mental health, before that there was no importance given to the mental health and the people kept suffering in silence.

According to the National crime records bureau, 2015, one student commits suicide every hour in India. With such a high percentage of suicides in the country, there is lack of awareness not only relating to the knowledge about the mental illness but also the treatment facilities for the same. Dr. Nirmal Singh 3C says that the Union Ministry of health and family welfare has said that the country needs 11,500 psychiatrists but has only 3,500 of them. Which means that there is immense shortage of the mental health professionals.

The entire mental health workforce, comprising clinical psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric social workers and psychiatric nurses that India has is of 7,000 while the actual requirement in the country is 54,750. Not even close to what is needed. But it is not that India has a shortage of medical students. Then why is it that one section is being totally neglected by the medical students?

Dr. Nirmal Singh 3C talks about it. He says that seat allocation of the different medical courses in not proper or even close to equal. The number of seats have a major impact on the decision taken by the aspirants and if the country wishes to bridge the gap between the demand and supply of the medial professionals, we need to look at increasing the number of seats in the field of psychiatry.

“The shortage of the mental health professionals and the lack of awareness about the same amongst the majority of the people has resulting in the price of the treatments to go really high and as a doctor I can say that once we start talking about the disease and also improve the number of seats in the field of the psychiatry, we can actually solve the major shortage of the mental health professionals in the country.”- Dr. Nirmal Singh 3C.

Study Says High Intake Of Salt May Double Your Chances Of Heart Failure

Nirmal Singh 3C is really concerned for people take a high consumption of salt in their day-to-day life. According a recent study, consumption of snack items like chips, pretzels and salted nuts that are loaded with salts can be fatal to your health. Yes, the intake of high salts is linked with doubled risk of heart failure.

Nirmal Singh 3C would like to quote Pekka Jousilahti from the National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland, who said, “High salt (sodium chloride) intake is one of the major causes of high blood pressure and an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke.”

“In addition to CHD and stroke, heart failure is one of the major cardiovascular diseases in Europe and globally but the role of high salt intake in its development is unknown,” he further adds.

Nirmal Singh 3C noted that more than 4, 000 people presented at ESC Congress assessed the relationship of salt intake and chances of getting heart failure. It is estimated that people generally consume a lot of salt. In short, their salt intake is huge.

Nirmal Singh 3C would further like to mention that the study used 24 hour sodium extraction, which is taken as a gold extraction of salt intake as per an individual level.

This study was further followed up for a period of 12 years via computerized register linkage to National Health Records. These records were rummaged in the medical files from the Causes of Death Register, the Hospital Discharge Register and drug reimbursement records.

Nirmal Singh 3C finds out an estimated association of salt intake quintiles (<6.8g, 6.8-8.8g, 8.8-10.9g, 10.96-13.7g and >13.7g/day) that can cause heart failure.

After this was followed up, more than 121 men and women were noticed to have developed new heart failure. To be exact, let’s jot down the statistics: according to source, area adjusted model, hazard ratios in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th salt intake quintiles, in comparison to the 1st one, were: 0.83, 1.40, 1.70 and 2.10.

“This salt-related increase in heart failure risk was independent of blood pressure.”

“People who consumed more than 13.7 grams of salt daily had a two times higher risk of heart failure compared to those consuming less than 6.8 grams,” he continued. “The optimal daily salt intake is probably even lower than 6.8 grams.

The World Health Organization recommends a maximum of 5 grams per day and the physiological need is 2 to 3 grams per day.”


India Again In The Grip Of A Swine Flu Outbreak, 1,094 Deaths Recorded In The Past Eight Months.

Nirmal Singh 3C says that the number of deaths caused by Swine flu have already reached a high of 1094 in the country. With the spread of the disease at such a pace, a total of 342 people have died in just the past three weeks. The health ministry on Wednesday revealed that the areas that are worst affected by Swine Flu are Maharashtra and Gujarat and the states Rajasthan, Delhi and Kerala are also seeing an increase in the number of people affected by the disease.

Nirmal Singh 3C says that for the past few years, the country has been witnessing the rage of swine flu each year and with still no measures against it, the country should be really worried about it.

The H1N1 strain has increased tremendously in comparison to last year. The number of deaths this is year is already four times more than the casualties in 2016 due to the flu. Nirmal Singh 3C says that the health ministry released the data on Swine Flu that shows that September and October are the peak months for the spreading of the viral influenza. It is only August, and the numbers have gone four times high already.

Nirmal Singh 3C says that the virus spread throughout the country in the year 2009 and ever since then has been claiming the lives of the people. With the spread of disease again this year, it is suggested that people take careful steps to protect themselves. The most vulnerable group for the disease are the pregnant women, children below the age of 5, people that are 65 years of age or above and people suffering from some serious medical conditions.

To keep yourself protected from it, it is suggested that you keep yourself clean, be careful of the surrounding, carry a sanitizer to avoid the germs from coming in contact with your body and to not avoid symptoms of standard, seasonal flu like fever, cough, sore throat, body aches and chills.


More Than 50% Of Child Births Are Attended By Unskilled Women In Rural India – Nirmal Singh 3C

In more than 10 states, 50%-80% child deliveries are attended by women who do not have any experience. This not only puts the life of the child at risk but also brings in health issues for the mother. The target infant mortality rate back in 2015 was 27/1000 live births – the infant mortality rate is 39 in 2017.

According to the recent CAG report, the hospital deliveries in rural parts of the country have gone up to 75%. Still thousands of babies in various states are delivered by unskilled women, risking the life of the mother and the baby. – Nirmal Singh 3C

More than 2 crore babies are born in India every year, making it the largest birth cohort in the world. Out of those 20 million babies, only 2.4% were taken to a hospital immediately after birth, latest National Family Health Survey revealed.

In the CAG facility survey, 514 health centers were surveyed, out of which, 161 centers didn’t have the necessary facilities for child delivery. Other reasons why people do not turn up to the hospitals were distance from the village, unhygienic conditions, no/poor public transport, etc. – Nirmal Singh 3C

Unskilled women attending child deliveries doesn’t look like a serious problem when we compare it to the conditions of the public hospitals and the lack of services available. The hospitals are poorly maintained and the schemes that the government has brought in are not implemented at all. All these issues, when combines, translate heavily into higher maternal mortality rate, infant mortality rate and total fertility rate.

The CAG report has also found loopholes in the implementation process of RBSK [Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram], a flagship program that was launched in 2013 to screen more than 27 crore children from birth to the age of 18 for development delays, diseases, disabilities, deficiencies, birth defects, etc. – Nirmal Singh 3C

Public Money Will Improve Private Healthcare in India – Nirmal Singh 3C

The condition of public healthcare in India is unforgivable and unpardonable to say the least – the shameful condition of the healthcare services are inclined heavily on the involvement of the private sector. Two recent developments have pointed in the direction of private sector and public sector joing hand to make things better for 1.3 billion people who expect top-of-the-line healthcare.

But with private sector coming in the picture, it is important that the association is not merely driven financially but is also aware of the basic principles of justice. – Nirmal Singh 3C

The idea behind the two sectors coming together is to provide the best possible healthcare services to the private patients; something which isn’t possible at the government’s own facilities.

Delhi government announced recently that it is willing to pay for the surgeries of private citizens at private hospitals, especially the surgeries that cannot be conducted at its own facilities. This will help people who cannot afford private hospitals.’ – Nirmal Singh 3C

The private healthcare sector in India is one of the best in the world. Patients from all over the world visit the country for receiving high-end healthcare services and surgeries. When the private sector is capable to offer high quality services; the cost of those services breaks the spine of the patients. Also, the services are highly unregulated. The amount spent on healthcare services in India, due to its unregulated structure, is one of the major sources of poverty, too. – Nirmal Singh 3C

The new scheme put forward by Delhi government is new for the common man of the city, but the government officials and employees have been using the same service for years – use of public funds to get private healthcare.

One similar scheme, Central Government Health Scheme [CGHS], has been active for decades and has been taken in by many states. The scheme blatantly violates the whole idea of justice and discriminates heavily among people who are employed by the government and who are not. The scheme has always been neglected by the policy makers as they are the first in line to be benefitted from such biased policies. – Nirmal Singh 3C

Reason Why Expensive Wine Tastes Better

According to reports by Nirmal Singh 3C, expensive tastes better because the higher price tag on the bottle tricks the reward centre in the brain-the taste processing region. It’s called the marketing placebo effect, which is the phenomenon that identical products are perceived differently due to the difference in the prices.

“However, it has so far been unclear how the price information ultimately causes more expensive wine to also be perceived as having a better taste in the brain,” said one of the researchers at Nirmal Singh 3C.

Thirty participants took part in the study with an average age of 30 years. 15 were men while 15 were women. The researchers studied how different prices are translated into taste experiences in the brain.

The wine tasting took place in an MRI scanner, which allowed brain activity to be recorded online. Each time the price was shown first. Only then around a millilitre of the respective wine was given to the participants via a tube in their mouths. The participants were then asked to rate via a button on a nine- point scale how good the wine tasted to them.

Their mouths were then rinsed with a neutral liquid and the next identical wine sample was given for tasting. Researchers conducted the tests using an average to good quality red wine with a retail bottle prize of 12 euros. In the MRI scanner, the price of this wine was shown randomly as 3, 6 and 18 euros.

Identical wine leads to a better taste experience when a greater quality expectation is associated with the wine due to its price.

The measurements of brain activity in the MRI scanner confirmed this. The research team discovered that above all parts of the medial pre-frontal cortex and also the ventral striatum were activated more when prices were higher.

While the medial pre-frontal cortex particularly appears to be involved in integrating the price comparison and thus the expectation into the evaluation of the wine, the ventral striatum forms part of the brain’s reward and motivation system.

“The reward and motivation system is activated more significantly with higher prices and apparently increases the taste experience in this way,” said an expert from Nirmal Singh 3C. When prices are higher, it leads us to believe that a taste is present that is not only driven by the wine itself, because the products were objectively identical in all of the tastings.