Senior doctors were seen discussing the causes and effects of lung cancer at VIP Summit 2019 – a one-day conference organised by KRIMS Hospitals, Nagpur, to mark World Lung Cancer Day (on February 4). The conference was based on Interventional Pulmonology, which is a relatively new branch of pulmonology, which deals with advanced machinery used to perform minimally invasive procedures for diagnosis of lung cancer and other diseases.
UK-based senior doctor and Interventional Pulmonologist Dr Mohammad Munavvar was invited as the special guest and faculty at the VIP Summit. The delegates attending the conference included doctors from Nagpur and Madhya Pradesh. Apart from Dr Munavvar, other speakers at the summit were Dr Ashok Arbat, Senior Pulmonologist, KRIMS Hospitals and Dr Sameer Arbat, Interventional Pulmonologist, KRIMS Hospitals.
During his address to the people present, Dr Munavvar spoke on advanced Interventional Pulmonology techniques such as EBUS and indwelling pleural catheter. While Dr Ashok Arbat spoke on medical thoracoscopy, Dr Sameer Arbat spoke about cryobiopsy. The lectures were followed by a workshop where delegates got to use advanced diagnostic machines.
Based on the discussion at the conference, here are some facts about lung cancer:
? Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among males and females in India and the world.
? In India, lung cancer constitutes 6.9% of all new cancers and 9.3% of all cancer deaths.
? Smoking is the main risk for lung cancer.
? 85% of lung cancer cases in India are diagnosed at an advanced stage that is not treatable by surgery.
? Lung cancer is often misdiagnosed and treated as tuberculosis till the right diagnosis is made.
? Smoking incidence has been seen on a steady decline in western countries but is increasing in India.
Also present at the conference were Dr Radha Munje (HOD, Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital), Dr Sushant Meshram (HOD, Government Medical College and Hospital) and Dr Rajesh Swarnakar (Secretary, Indian Chest Society).
Shashi Tharoor is capable of bringing Congress back in power, says Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh
Former MLA and Member of Parliamentary Board, MPCC Dr Ashish Deshmukh speaking about the nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for the post of Congress President on Friday, said, “Dr Shashi Tharoor is a popular Congress MP who has done remarkable work for the nation at the international level. It’s very welcoming thing that the election of Congress President is being done in a democratic manner. This is an important step for decentralisation in the party and the future of Congress is bright. Soniaji and Rahulji Gandhi contributed a lot to strengthen the party.”
Congress leader Deshmukh added, “This is an important step taken by the Congress elites for the elections in a democratic manner so that the party can take a higher flight. Dr Shashi Tharoor has cordial relations with everyone in the party; he has the ability to give a new direction to the party. I believe that he will be able to handle the responsibility of bringing the Congress to power in the country by taking the party forward with new strength. If he seriously deals with issues like unemployment, industry, agriculture, inflation then Congress will have fruitful days. By doing transparent politics, he will definitely convey the thought of Congress to the people at the grassroots level. If you want a rejuvenated, bigger and dynamic Congress party, Dr. Shashi Tharoor is the right candidate. He has the open support of Congress delegates in 12 states and is getting the support of Congress leaders and activists from all over India. He will be elected for sure.”
Deshmukh informed that Tharoor would be visiting Nagpur on October 1 and 2 to hear out all thoughts of Congress delegates.
Nagpur citizens to revel The Raaas Garba next year!
Since The Raaas enchanted and enthralled Nagpur with its quality garba in its first year in 2018, the demand for encore has been reverberating the city. To cater to the huge public demand, the organisers of the king of garbas have decided to continue The Raaas next year on. Like its first year, The Raaas Garba will be presented to Nagpur in association with Nation Next in 2023. Mahesh Kukreja, the key organiser said, “Because of some reasons, we, earlier, thought of giving the event a break.”
He added, “Then COVID-19 struck the world. Now we plan to continue it from next year onwards. While I express my gratitude to Nagpurians to make the event a huge hit, I request the city’s garba revellers to not get fooled as a few garbas are falsely claiming to be The Raaas. We’ll be back next year for sure!”
Mesmerising sunset hues at Ramtek’s Ambala Lake in Nagpur
Ambala Lake in Ramtek city wore a dazzling look at the golden hour of sunset. The verdant surrounding of the lake flanked by the old and famous Shiv temple, lends a soothing and religious aura to the city known for its old heritage and mythological significance.