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Maharashtra Minister Amit Deshmukh honours Nagpur’s Dr Danish Iqbal with ‘COVID Warrior’ award

Nagpur District Oral Health Officer Dr Danish Iqbal with Maharashtra Minister Amit Deshmukh

Dr Danish Iqbal, Nagpur District Oral Health officer received the ‘COVID Warrior’ award at the hands of Maharashtra Medical Education Minister Amit Deshmukh at a function held at Yashwantrao Chavan Centre in Mumbai on May 17. Also present during the felicitation were Health Minister Rajesh Tope and Dr Narendra Kale. The function was organized by Maharashtra State Dental Council.

During the pandemic, Dr Iqbal was initially appointed as nodal officer of Central India College of Pharmacy in Nagpur’s Lonara and then as the nodal officer of VNIT quarantine centre, which was one of the biggest quarantine centres of Vidarbha.

Dr Iqbal received the recognition for his excellent work done during the pandemic. He worked under the guidance of public health department at civil surgeon office in Nagpur and sub district hospital in Kamptee. Out of the 51,000 dental surgeons in the state, 160 were shortlisted for the recognition. Dr Danish Iqbal received the recognition along with three other doctors from Vidarbha.


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Dr Vedprakash Mishra inaugurates ‘Hello Diabetes’ International Conclave in Nagpur




Amar Ashok Jajoo | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

Dr Vedprakash Mishra, Pro-Chancellor, Chancellor, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, inaugurated the three-day (June 24 to June 25) ‘8th Hello Diabetes Academia 2022’ International Conclave at Hotel Centre Point in Nagpur on June 25. The conclave is organized by Diabetes Care Foundation of India (Nagpur) and Dr Sunil Gupta’s Diabetes Care & Research Centre.

Also present during the inauguration were Dr Vinky Rughwani (Vice President, Maharashtra Medical Council), Dr Shashank Joshi (Core committee Chief), Dr Ajay Kaduskar (President, Association of Physicians of India, Vidarbha Chapter), Dr Vasant Kumar (National President, RSSDI), Dr Bansi Saboo (Immediate Past President of RSSDI), Dr Sunil Gupta (Organizing Chairman) and Dr Kavita Gupta (Organizing Secretary). Dr Nikhil Tandon, Dr AK Das and Dr Anil Boraskar joined virtually and gave messages.

Guests were all praises for Dr Sunil Gupta and his team for enthusiastically promoting education of diabetes over the last three decades and expressed happiness over the international conclave becoming one of the important events in India for diabetes education.

Addressing the gathering, Dr Sunil Gupta spoke about the journey of the conclave, which aims are creating public awareness about diabetes. He underlined that it is not diabetes that kills but its ignorance thereby stating that education is really necessary.

Dr Vedprakash Mishra lamented that despite promising progress made in therapy, loss of life continues alarmingly. He stated that though health is a state subject constitutionally, less than 20% expenditure is incurred on health.

Dr Bansi Saboo expressed the need of awareness about diabetes to spread not only all over India but the whole Asia and other continents. He also praised the innovative ideas of Diabetes Care & Research Centre team to connect people by rallies , skits, slogans, TV Radio and other media.

On the 2nd day of the conclave, here’s what happened:

  • Dr Ch. Vasant Kumar spoke on – ‘Future of diabetes depends on you and your actions’
  • Dr Sarita Bajaj spoke on – ‘Management of Thyroid cases from Thyroid Clinic’ 
  • Dr Sudhir Bhandari ‘Post Covid Syndrome and Diabetes” Diabetes management in chronic kidney disease spoke on – a practical approach’
  • Dr Siddhartha Das delivered ‘Hello Diabetes Academia Hippocrates oration
  • Dr Shashank Joshi informed what’s new from American Diabetes Association 2022
  • Dr Amit Gupta discussed Anemia in Diabetes
  • Dr Vinod Abhichandani spoke on evaluation of diabetes in the young
  • Dr Praveen Kalvit discussed management of Hyperglycemia in liver disease.

Dr Kavita Gupta proposed the vote of thanks. Dr Sarita Ugemuge and Dr Shlok Gupta were Master of Ceremony. The conclave will conclude tomorrow on June 26.

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World’s best microneedling device maker Dr Andrew Christie visits Nagpur’s COZMODERM clinic




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Dr Andrew R Christie with Dr Shivani Mane and others during his visit to COZMODERM clinic in Nagpur

COZMODERM, one of the leading skin hair aesthetic clinics in Nagpur, recently hosted Dr Andrew Christie Schwarz from Dermapen World, the manufacturer of world’s best microneedling device, which is used to treat various dermatology and skin related issues. 

Dr Andrew R Christie-Schwarz is the Clinical Director and Global Medical Trainer at Dermapen World, Sydney (Australia) and Medical Director at Lipservice Consulting, Paris (France). In the past, he has been featured in Neo Beauty Media in the ‘2019 People Of The Year’ list. Dr Andrew trains over 50,000 medical practitioners each year.

He exclusively visited Cozmoderm Clinic for short a CME and live demonstration. Cozmoderm clinics are one of the leading providers of this world-class technology in India. During his visit, Dr Andrew also did live session with Dr Shivani Mane, Director and Consultant Dermatologist, Cozmoderm Clinics.

Dr Andrew R Christie with Dr Shivani Mane during his visit to COZMODERM clinic in Nagpur

COZMODERM clinic is built with a goal to cater to the patients suffering from skin, hair, nail ailments as well as any cosmetic issues. The clinic offers variety of office-based surgeries and procedures. It is one of the pioneer clinics for lasers in Nagpur with state of art, all US FDA approved machines. Three of these machine launches are for the first time in Vidarbha. The clinic is equipped with comfortable procedure rooms, spacious waiting area, VIP lounge and standard sterile operation theatre. May it be any skin, hair malady or aesthetic discontent or just routine skin care regimen, the clinic has you covered!

Dr Andrew R Christie with Dr Shivani Mane and others during his visit to COZMODERM clinic in Nagpur

Dr Shivani Mane is a consultant dermatologist from Nagpur. After completing her MBBS, she earned her masters degree in Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology (MD DVL).

She further pursued fellowship in Cosmetic Dermatology, fellowship in Clinical Dermatology & Dermatosurgery (Mumbai) and Fellowship in Dermatosurgery (University Of Ferrara, Italy). She is the Director and Chief Dermatologist at COZMODERM Clinic, which has two branches in Nagpur.

COZMODERM – Skin & Hair Aesthetic Clinic in Bajaj Nagar has to its name three machines launched for the first time in entire Vidarbha for laser hair reduction, scar & stretch mark reduction and ultherapy non-surgical face lift.

Contact details of clinic: 7507700030

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Inside ‘Lokmat Times Excellence in Healthcare Awards 2021’ at Nagpur




Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

The second ceremony of distribution of ‘Lokmat Times Excellence in Healthcare Awards 2021’ took place on Wednesday at Hotel Centre Point in Nagpur. The programme was presided by chief guests — former Union Minister and former Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and former Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Devendra Fadnavis — and Chairman at Lokmat Media Group Vijay Darda to name a few.

Renowned physician and Intensivist from Mumbai, Dr Pratit Samdani was the keynote speaker who spoke on ‘Today’s Lifestyle and Health.’

The jury comprised chairman of the jury board and Senior Physician Dr SN Deshmukh, Secretary and Senior Radiologist Raju Khandelwal, eminent Ophthalmologist and MP Padma Shri Dr Vikas Mahatme, Deputy Director of Health, Nagpur Division Dr Sanjay Jaiswal, Senior ENT, Head & Neck Surgeon Dr Madan Kapare, Senior Physician Dr Jay Deshmukh, Senior Gastroenterologist Dr Srikant Mukewar, Senior Gynaecologist Dr Sadhana Deshmukh, Senior Psychiatrist Dr Sudhir Bhave, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences Ravindra Saranaik and world renowned Ayurveda doctor Sunil Joshi along with Lokmat Times Editor NK Nayak.

The Lokmat Times Excellence in Healthcare Award is given to doctors on the basis of their performance. Public opinion polls are also conducted through media and social media.

The Lifetime Achievement Award, Young Achievers Award, and three new awards have been launched this year. These include outstanding contribution towards public health, including the International Award, the Special Award for the Covid Warriors, and the Special Jury Award.
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