KRIMS Hospitals recently organized the national conference in Pulmonology – COPD National Update 2017 – at Hotel Radisson Blu, Nagpur. This was the second national conference organised by KRIMS which had organised the first conference – ILD National Update 2016 – last year. The conference was organized with an aim of bringing stalwarts of pulmonology from all over India to Nagpur to enable them to share their knowledge with Nagpur doctors and postgraduate students. The conference was attended by more than 200 delegates including doctors from Kolkata, Aurangabad, Pune and Nagpur.
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a disease in which patients have breathing difficulty and cough. According to WHO (World Health Organisation), COPD is the third largest cause of death all over the world. In India, around 30 million people suffer from COPD and 3 million people die because of it every year. Most of the patients of COPD approach the doctor in the last stage of the disease. Smoking, cooking on chulha and industrial pollution are the main causes of COPD.
The conference started with a quiz for various postgraduate students from medical colleges from in and around Nagpur. It was followed by an informative talk by Dr Sundeep Salvi (CRF, Pune) elaborating on hazards of smoking. Other speakers included Dr Raja Dhar (Fortis Hospital, Kolkata), Dr R Vijaikumar (Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad), Dr Prashant Chhajed (Fortis Hospital, Mumbai), Dr Syed Tousheed (Narayana Hrudalaya, Bengaluru) and Dr Ashok Arbat from KRIMS Hospital who was also the organizing chairman of the conference.
Speaking about the activities KRIMS hospital undertakes for awareness of COPD, Dr Sameer Arbat, the organizing secretary of the conference said, We have more than 12,000 patients visiting our OPD every year. Out of these 12,000, around 4000 patients suffer from COPD. Every Tuesday we conduct a free of cost ‘Patient education clinic’ for the patients and their relatives to educate them about prevention and management of COPD. It is only with public awareness that we can control this serious disease.
Virat Kohli complains of losing his unboxed phone in Nagpur
Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli took to twitter to inform netizens that he had lost his brand new unboxed phone in Nagpur on Tuesday.
Kohli, who is in the city for first test match against Australia on Thursday, said, “Nothing beats the sad feeling of losing your new phone without even unboxing it Has anyone seen it?”
Nothing beats the sad feeling of losing your new phone without even unboxing it ☹️ Has anyone seen it?
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 7, 2023
Food delivery app Zomato was quick to respond by asking the ace cricketer to ‘feel free to order an ice cream from his wife and actor Anushka Sharma’s phone.’
The tweet read, “feel free to order ice cream from bhabhi’s phone if that will help.” However, many users anticipated Kohli’s tweet to be an advertisement for a brand.
feel free to order ice cream from bhabhi's phone if that will help 😇
— zomato (@zomato) February 7, 2023
Anil Deshmukh granted permission to travel outside Mumbai
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Home Minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh on Monday was granted permission to travel outside Mumbai for four weeks by a special court on Monday. Deshmukh had sought permission to visit his constituency, which is also his hometown, Nagpur.
The application was filed by Deshmukh through his lawyer, Inderpal Singh, stating that he is a native of Nagpur with deep family roots in the city apart from being an elected representative of his constituency.
“The applicant craves a benevolent indulgence of this court to permit him to travel outside Greater Mumbai, including District Nagpur, for a limited duration of about four weeks so as to maintain continuity in his social and family ties and also visit his original and permanent home/constituency,” the plea stated.
The plea further added that “the applicant needs to have due legal consultation with his lawyers in New Delhi for further course of strategy in the present and connected cases.”
Interesting facts you didn’t know about Union Budget | Must Read
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her fifth straight Union Budget when she presented financial statements and tax proposals for fiscal year 2023-24.
Here are some lesser known facts about Union Budget…
The British government presented India’s first ever Union Budget on April 7, 1860.
The first budget of independent India was presented by country’s first Finance Minister RK Shanmukham Chetty on November 26, 1947.
Even though traditionally, the finance ministers present the budget, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi are the only Prime Ministers to have presented the Union Budget instead of Finance Ministers.
Until 1955, the Union Budget was presented in English. However, the Congress government then decided to print the Budget papers in both Hindi and English.
In 2019, Sitharaman became the second woman to table the budget after Indira Gandhi who presented the budget for the year 1970-71.
Earlier, the government tabled the rail budget separately for 92 years but since 2017, the rail budget was merged with the Union Budget.
Until 1999, the government tabled the Union Budget at 5 pm on the last working day of February as per British era practice but
former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha changed the timing to 11 am. Years after, late Finance Minister Arun Jaitely changed the budget presentation to February 1.
There’s a customary event called the ‘halwa ceremony’ that is held every year ahead of the Union Budget. It is considered as a gesture of appreciation for all people who have worked on the Union Budget.
To ensure the secrecy of the budget document, a lock-in process is followed – in which all the officials involved
in preparing the Budget come out of Parliament’s North Block only after the Finance Minister has presented the budget.
In 2021, Sitharaman became the first to table paperless Union Budget.
Former Prime Minister Moraraji Desai holds the record of presenting 10 budgets as finance minister, which is the maximum so far.
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