The Danger of the Known: OTC Drugs

Government of India has issued a gazette notification for seeking suggestions from the stakeholders regarding the decision to cover 16 drugs under OTC (over the counter) category. Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines can be sold directly to people without a prescription from healthcare professionals. The OTC medicines are used to treat minor illnesses and their symptoms, including pain, coughs and colds, diarrhea, constipation, acne, and others.

A 17-year-old footballer has died after suffering a heart attack in training : Anamay

A young 17-year footballer Joel Lobanzo died of sudden heart attack during the training session. Immediately after the massive attack medical supervisors tried resuscitation measures but were ineffective. The young athlete remained in critical condition for a day and died later. Joel Lobnazo played for Royal Antwerp a popular football club in Belgium.

A professional physically sound athlete is not supposed to be categorized as risk bearing individual for sudden cardiac arrest. But this is a case and research suggests that sudden cardiac death kills 1 in 100,000 to 1 in 300,000 athletes under age 35, more often males.

Fire At State Government-run ESIC Kamgar Hospital, Marol MIDC: 8 Deaths, 145 Injured

Death of 8 victims in the fire tragedy has highlighted the concerns about fire safety measures followed in the government run hospitals. The fire broke out at around 4pm on 18 th December 2018, at ESIC hospital. This was a government-run, five-storey facility situated in the MIDC area.