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Thursday, 19 November 2015

World Toilet Day 19th November

                                                      World Toilet Day 19th November 


Friday, 16 October 2015

WASH Workshop In School and Marginalized Communities

WASH In School 

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Global Hand Washing Day And WASH In School Workshop

Global Hand Washing Day and WASH Workshop was organized in schools and marginalized communities .
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Friday, 9 October 2015

"ROSHNI - An End Of The Darkness" - Teaser

We release the teaser of "ROSHNI -An End Of The Darkness "

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Fight Against Dengue

Dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever, is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash that is similar to measles. In a small proportion of cases, the disease develops into the life-threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever, resulting in bleeding, low levels of blood platelets and blood plasma leakage, or into dengue shock syndrome, where dangerously low blood pressure occurs.

Dengue has become a global problem since the Second World War and is endemic in more than 110 countries. Apart from eliminating the mosquitoes, work is ongoing on a dengue vaccine. Dengue is transmitted by several species of mosquito within the genus Aedes, principally aegypti. The virus has five different types infection with one type usually gives lifelong immunity to that type, but only short-term immunity to the others. As there is no commercially available vaccine, prevention is sought by reducing the habitat and the number of mosquitoes and limiting exposure to bites. 

The dengue mosquitoes can easily breed in the water tanks atop swanky homes, a small pot with clean water in kitchens inside homes, or in rainwater on streets and roads. Hygiene in public spaces, stagnant water at homes and waste management would be the right first steps towards prevention. Following this, people should wear full sleeves and trousers to prevent getting bit by mosquitoes too.

Government says that: “Everything is under control and we are doing all we can.” But the alarming reports in the newspapers about dengue are that there is a huge calamity. Yet, the health ministry acknowledged that whatever the government might do to control dengue, its natural march and cannot be stopped but can at best only be “contained.”
That is tough when there has been so much rain in some cities like Delhi this year (52 rainy days since July and 573 millimeters of rain from the start of August to Sept. 9, according to numbers). There were more than 1,500 confirmed dengue cases and in the city so far this year. 

Government officials say that they have done all that they could to kill the adult Aedes mosquitoes that transmit dengue and their larvae at all the places in the city that they could access. They have resorted to intensive fogging and the spreading of pesticides in public places to kill the mosquitoes and their larvae. But the reality is different. The process fogging is done at very slow pace and is restricted to some areas only.
But dengue is the disease that needs highest sense of civic duty to control. That civic duty entails household responsibilities like covering up water tanks.
If nothing is done, the fear of the disease will disrupt normal life in the country.
While the country is grappling with the problem of hospital beds to accommodate the deluge of dengue patients, some upscale private hospitals have been found wanting in cooperating with the health authorities in tackling the crisis. They have failed to set apart a percentage of beds for the Economically Weaker Section as mandated by orders of the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court. This despite the fact the government doles out favours to them in the form of subsidised water and electricity, concessions on import of equipment and tax waivers.

The two top courts, in their judgments in 2007 and 2011 respectively, had held that private hospitals which had been allotted government land at concessional rates, shall treat 25 percent of EWS patients in OPD (out-patient department) and  10 percent in IPD (in-patient department) completely free of charge in all respects

However, some of the private hospitals supposed to be providing free treatment and reserving beds are either refusing or delaying treatment to poor patients. Sometimes, they furnish inflated bills which patients cannot afford.
Health Minister accepted that private hospitals are flouting the court guidelines. He said: “We have got complaints that hospitals are turning away critical patients citing lack of beds. They want to take cases that can be managed easily”. In the ICUs, beds are hardly available for EWS patients.

Hospitals continue to stay jam packed with patients and their relatives. As the government hospitals are obliged to take in patients and cannot refuse, there are patients lying unattended on the floors and 3-4 on one bed for obvious reasons.  There isn’t any more space in the hospitals – hallways are overflowing, OTs have been converted into wards to allow care for more patients and doctors are working around the clock. Almost all government-run hospitals are struggling to cope with the crush of patients, with limited beds to offer. Images of three or four patients sharing one bed have been shown on TV channels. This cannot happen in private hospitals, they have to provide equal efficient care to all those they admit but these hospitals are refusing patients because they are not equipped to handle such large number of cases. Even if they have beds, they don't have enough doctors and ICU equipments.

Medical community has been struggling to make ends meet. Even now Doctors are working 48 hrs straight in order to see maximum patients.
The present picture shows the irresponsible behavior of hospitals. The news of private hospitals and nursing homes in Delhi not admitting the patients are putting a big question mark on the Government’s management and Hospital’s ideology. From big hospitals to private clinics, the lack of proper treatment and ruthless behavior of doctors is putting patients’ life at risk.
Private hospitals have also been asked not to charge more than Rs. 600 for the dengue test, which is offered free of charge in government facilities. The government has warned private hospitals that they could lose their license for turning patients away but still they are charging around Rs. 1200.

The Indian Medical Association has said that the current virus type is less fatal compared to the one in 2013 and has appealed to people not to panic or demand hospital admission unless it is urgent. There is no need of platelets transfusion unless a patient has active bleed and count of less than 10,000.
Doctors are firmly warning patients to only buy medicines from the hospital’s pharmacy or a pharmacy outside, not something been loosely sold by someone who claims to be working for the hospital.

More could be done to tackle the disease. One method for example, long used in Singapore, would be to remove breeding spots for the mosquitoes—by draining even small pools of water in urban areas—or to attack the vector by other means, such as insecticides. This helps, too, against other diseases spread by mosquitoes, such as malaria. A laudable effort announced by India's prime minister, Narendra Modi, to "clean up" India, could yet see more done to drain standing water.
Not everyone with dengue dies but dengue nonetheless is a fatal condition. According to the WHO protocols followed worldwide, there is no treatment for dengue other than supportive care which is increased fluid intake and paracetamol.This can easily be done at home.

It is the responsibility of government to invest and take charge of the healthcare system. Also all the private and big hospitals should come forward and help to cope with the prevailing situation. If the private hospitals successfully increase the number of beds, there will be an average increase of at least 3,000 beds for patients in the capital. These will be used only for fever and dengue patients and no private hospital should turn away patients. Also upscale hospitals like Medanta, Fortis, Apollo, etc should provide free of cost treatment to poor patients so that nobody dies due to lack of proper treatment.

By Abhinav Aggarwal 
(Online Volunteer -Karnal )


Dengue is transmitted by the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito. This dengue mosquito usually attacks during the day.

Dengue symptoms appear 4-5 days after being infected.

·         Sudden, high fever   

·         Severe headaches

·         Pain behind the eyes    


    Severe joint and muscle pain
·         Fatigue
·         Nausea
·         Vomiting

   Mild bleeding (such a nose bleed, bleeding gums, or easy bruising)

Dengue fever strikes the patient suddenly and remains for a long time. It is usually accompanied with severe headache and bone pain. Dengue fever can disappear soon but it usually reappears with skin rashes.

Dengue is common in India and cases generally peak in October, after the monsoon rains. 

The mosquitoes that carry the dengue virus typically live in and around houses, breeding in standing water that can collect in such things as used automobile tires. 

Dengue can be thoroughly examined through a chemical process. The two tests that diagnose dengue are Antigen tests and Anti body test.
If you think you may have dengue fever, you should use pain relievers with acetaminophen and avoid medicines with aspirin, which could worsen bleeding. 
Dengue can be prevented if you take following precautions:
·         Stay in air-conditioned or well-screened housing
·         If sleeping areas are not screened or air conditioned, use mosquito nets.
·         Avoid being outdoors at dawn, dusk and early evening, when more mosquitoes are out.
·         When you go into mosquito-infested areas, wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, socks and shoes.
·         For your skin, use a repellent containing at least a 10 percent concentration of DEET.


By Shweta Birla