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Radiology body says ₹1 CT scan not like 300-400 x-rays, calls Dr Randeep Gulerias remarks ‘unscientific’

Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS

Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS

The Indian Radiological and Imaging Association (IRIA) on Wednesday quashed AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Gulerias claims that CT is equivalent to 300-400 x-rays and should be avoided for mild COVID-19 cases. IRIA released a seven-point rebuttal while calling Dr Gulerias claims ‘unscientific’ and ?irresponsible.

The statement read: This is a very retrograde and was the situation 30-40 years ago [sic]. The modern CT Scanners use ultra low dose CT which has radiation comparable to only 5-10 x-rays. Radiologists all over the world follow the ALARA principle (as low as reasonably achievable) and give the minimal radiation possible during the scan?

Also read : 1 CT scan equivalent to 400 X-rays! AIIMS Chief warns against risk of cancer

The statement further read: Also the statement that CT Chest can cause Lung Cancer is alarming. The radiation dose from a single CT Chest is almost equivalent to the background radiation received by any person over a year, the body said, adding, (s)uch type of unscientific and irresponsible statements from such senior health authorities creates confusion among the public and hampers COVID 19 treatment.

Explaining the importance of CT scan, IRIA said that while RT-PCR test is the gold standard in detecting COVID-19 in a patient, CT scans can help in cases where the test is negative due to double mutant, technical errors or low viral load.

CT Chest is helpful to stage the disease mild, moderate or severe, thereby contributing significantly in management. Moreover the progression of the disease can be monitored by CT especially in patients who are deteriorating, the statement read.

 

 

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Union Minister Dr Bhagwat Karad unveils Dr Kavita Chandak’s book ‘Healing women with Homeopathy’

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Dr Kavita Chandak at National Conference of Homeopathy held in Aurangabad

Minister of State for Finance Dr Bhagwat Karad recently unveiled Dr Kavita Chandak’s book ‘Healing women with Homeopathy’ at the recently held National Conference of Homeopathy (HAMI 2022) in Aurangabad. Prominently present during the conference were renowned homeopath Dr Arun Bhasme and 3,000 other doctors.

In her book, Dr Chandak, who hails from Nagpur, has covered the most important and widespread gynecological disorders such as menarche, over dysmenorrhea to menopause; reflects issues from which women suffer frequently like sterility, polycystic ovarian syndrome, breast issues, pregnancy-related conditions like constipation, morning sickness, heartburn, uterine prolapse, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and urinary problems, to mention a few.

Dr Chandak has also given a thorough explanation on topics like cancer of the breast, uterus and cervix, which are the most prevalent types of cancers in women. Her book contains a study of several homeopathic remedies with special emphasis on gynecology through the chapters like the core of a few important female remedies and the homeopathic gynecological kit. The book also gives a glimpse of rare and lesser-known remedies.

It is worth noting that Dr Chandak holds two golden book world records for treating kidney disorders and a case of mucormycosis. She is also the recipient of ‘The Excellence in Homeopathy award 2022’ given by Hpathy.com to 66 renowned homeopaths throughout the world. Over the years, Dr Chandak has organized more than 800 free medicine distribution camps. She provides her services through her web clinic in 20+ countries. Her area of specialization is behavioral psychiatric disorders like autism and ADHD.

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COVID से बचने के लिए mask पहनने का सही तरीका क्या हैं? | Healthy India

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Pulmonologist Dr Sameer Arbat explains the right way to wear mask in order to protect ourselves from COVID-19.

 

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‘No cause for concern:’ Sharad Pawar after testing COVID positive

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Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar

NCP Chief Sharad Pawar (81), on Monday afternoon, said he had tested positive for COVID, but there was no cause of worry.

Pawar tweeted, “I have tested Covid positive but there is no cause for concern. I am following the treatment suggested by my doctor.”
He requested all those who had come in contact with him in the last few days to get themselves tested and take necessary precautions.

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