Wednesday, August 16, 2017

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/no-longer-obscure-now-a-role-model/article19506602.ece

Panchayat’(Thuvarankurichi) award in the State for best practices in The Hindu Trichy 14.8.2017

Panchayat’(Thuvarankurichi) award in the State for best practices in The Hindu Trichy 14.8.2017

Ponnampatti bags ‘Best Town Panchayat’(Thuvarankurichi) award in the State for best practices in The Hindu Trichy 14.8.2017

The Hindu Tiruchi 14.8.2017

No longer obscure, now a role model

TIRUCHI,AUGUST 17, 2017 00:00 IST
UPDATED: AUGUST 17, 2017 04:53 IST C. Jaisankar

Ponnampatti bags ‘Best Town Panchayat’ award in the State for best practices

Ponnampatti, a town panchayat situated about 60 km from Tiruchi, was a little-known town panchayat unlike Atchirupakkam, Chitlapakkam or Sriperumpudur in the State. But no longer. Ponnampatti has now become the cynosure of all eyes by bagging the prestigious ‘Best Town Panchayat’ award in the State.
The Town Panchayat officials have reasons to be elated. Ever since its Executive Officer S. Sakul Ameed received the award from Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami, he has been overwhelmed by the numerous congratulatory messages. Thanks to the good solid waste management practices, green initiatives, public health initiatives, dedication of staff members and excellent cooperation of residents, Ponnampatti, which consists of nine hamlets, including Thuvarankurichi, stands as a role model for local bodies.
Out of a total 100 marks, the town panchayat scored a staggering 98 on various parameters fixed by the Commisionerate of Municipal Administration for the award. About 30 marks separated Ponnampatti and Irungur in Coimbatore district and Nambiyur in Erode district, which finished second and third.
The Ponnampatti panchayat — with a population of 12,167 — scored almost centum on garbage cleaning, source segregation, drinking water supply, street lights coverage, recycling, avoiding plastic usage, production of bio fertilizer from waste, tax collection, green initiatives, revenue generation and others.
All streets have reflective name boards for easy identification. The residents had shunned the practice of using plastic bags about two years ago since it was banned by the civic body. They invariably use cloth bags distributed by the civic body to buy grocery and vegetable items. Not many local residents except the floating population throw waste in public places.
It is a common sight to see residents wait for helmet and uniform-clad sanitary workers with their segregated domestic waste, suggesting that they were totally at ease with the practice of segregating degradable and non-degradable waste.
“We feel elated to know that our town panchayat has been awarded for best practices. When many other towns and panchayats have been facing acute water scarcity, our residents get bountiful water supply, thanks to the good management,” said M.A. Aleem, a leading neurologist.
“The streets are neat and clean,” added G. Veerabadran (72) of MGR Nagar. He is one of the residents, who follows the best solid waste management practices.
Collector K. Rajamani told The Hindu that the town panchayat had many good practices. It was a step ahead in producing organic manure from waste, garbage management, green initiatives, drinking water supply, street maintenance, revenue collection, among others.
Attributing the success to team work and active cooperation of the residents, Executive Officer Ameed said commitment and follow-up were the key to success. Each and every citizen of the town panchayat had contributed to the award.
The town panchayat has earlier received ISO 9001-2015 certified award for plastic eradication, solid waste management, nursery, gardening and production of organic manure from waste. It also bagged a award from the Collector for achieving cent per cent tax collection for 2015-16 and 2016-17.

Ponnampatti (Thuvarankurichi) bags ‘Best Town Panchayat’ award in the State for best practices in The Hindu Trichy 14.8.2017

Ponnampatti (Thuvarankurichi) bags ‘Best Town Panchayat’award in the State for best practices in The Hindu Trichy 14.8.2017

The Hindu Tiruchi 14.8.2017

No longer obscure, now a role model

TIRUCHI,AUGUST 17, 2017 00:00 IST
UPDATED: AUGUST 17, 2017 04:53 IST C. Jaisankar

Ponnampatti bags ‘Best Town Panchayat’ award in the State for best practices

Ponnampatti, a town panchayat situated about 60 km from Tiruchi, was a little-known town panchayat unlike Atchirupakkam, Chitlapakkam or Sriperumpudur in the State. But no longer. Ponnampatti has now become the cynosure of all eyes by bagging the prestigious ‘Best Town Panchayat’ award in the State.
The Town Panchayat officials have reasons to be elated. Ever since its Executive Officer S. Sakul Ameed received the award from Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami, he has been overwhelmed by the numerous congratulatory messages. Thanks to the good solid waste management practices, green initiatives, public health initiatives, dedication of staff members and excellent cooperation of residents, Ponnampatti, which consists of nine hamlets, including Thuvarankurichi, stands as a role model for local bodies.
Out of a total 100 marks, the town panchayat scored a staggering 98 on various parameters fixed by the Commisionerate of Municipal Administration for the award. About 30 marks separated Ponnampatti and Irungur in Coimbatore district and Nambiyur in Erode district, which finished second and third.
The Ponnampatti panchayat — with a population of 12,167 — scored almost centum on garbage cleaning, source segregation, drinking water supply, street lights coverage, recycling, avoiding plastic usage, production of bio fertilizer from waste, tax collection, green initiatives, revenue generation and others.
All streets have reflective name boards for easy identification. The residents had shunned the practice of using plastic bags about two years ago since it was banned by the civic body. They invariably use cloth bags distributed by the civic body to buy grocery and vegetable items. Not many local residents except the floating population throw waste in public places.
It is a common sight to see residents wait for helmet and uniform-clad sanitary workers with their segregated domestic waste, suggesting that they were totally at ease with the practice of segregating degradable and non-degradable waste.
“We feel elated to know that our town panchayat has been awarded for best practices. When many other towns and panchayats have been facing acute water scarcity, our residents get bountiful water supply, thanks to the good management,” said M.A. Aleem, a leading neurologist.
“The streets are neat and clean,” added G. Veerabadran (72) of MGR Nagar. He is one of the residents, who follows the best solid waste management practices.
Collector K. Rajamani told The Hindu that the town panchayat had many good practices. It was a step ahead in producing organic manure from waste, garbage management, green initiatives, drinking water supply, street maintenance, revenue collection, among others.
Attributing the success to team work and active cooperation of the residents, Executive Officer Ameed said commitment and follow-up were the key to success. Each and every citizen of the town panchayat had contributed to the award.
The town panchayat has earlier received ISO 9001-2015 certified award for plastic eradication, solid waste management, nursery, gardening and production of organic manure from waste. It also bagged a award from the Collector for achieving cent per cent tax collection for 2015-16 and 2016-17.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Health effects of Vaginal Glitters

The problem with sex and glitter

From phone cases to vaginal pills, we know glitter can be harmful – so why do we love it so much?
Lost your sparkle? Glitter-filled capsules, a bit like these (below), are being used as a sex aid.

Last month a doctor was compelled to tell women not to put glitter pills inside their vaginas and once again I was reminded of Stephen Hawking’s prediction that humans are heading for extinction. 2017: the year Earth learned why we’re not allowed nice things. Passion Dust Intimacy Capsules are “small, sparkleised capsules that dissolve when inserted into the vagina and release the sweet sparkle that is Passion Dust”. Basically you piss heaven.

They sold out immediately, hence gynaecologist Dr Jen Gunter explaining exactly how and why glitter has no place in the vagina. If her name sounds familiar, it’s perhaps because she is the person who has, breathing a sigh the size of Center Parcs, decided to take on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop, clarifying the problems with (among other things) their suggestions to steam your vagina before inserting jade eggs inside you for better sex. Glitter, though. Is that what men want, after the candles are lit and the Baileys is drunk? A dick like a disco ball? Would their reaction not be, as I’m pretty sure mine would, when he looks down at this scene like a shattered car windscreen, shock that they were transitioning into some sort of unicorn sex robot, then existential dismay as their genitals glinted shyly in their knickers for months afterwards? It’s not for nothing that Ship Your Enemies Glitter (a company that sends an envelope of glitter through the post, to coat recipients in sparkling debris upon opening) is so popular. Anyway, post-vajazzle, it seems, glitter has migrated deeper into the curious woman, like a feminist metaphor gone rogue.

And this right at the moment we learn glitter itself is… problematic. Though delightful and star-like, glitter flakes are essentially flattened microbeads, a particle plastic banned in the USA and soon to be banned here, too. The size of microplastics allows them to be ingested by the tiniest of organisms, which poses huge problems for aquatic life and, consequently, us. Glitter has been harming some people already though, with a range of iPhone cases containing glitter suspended in liquid being recalled after reports of skin irritation and chemical burns. “One consumer reported permanent scarring from a chemical burn and another consumer reported chemical burns and swelling to her leg, face, neck, chest, upper body and hands,” wrote the US Consumer Product Safety Commission in its press release. Being me, this news took my one-track mind quickly jogging down its well-trod path of toxic femininity – a frilly argument about the inevitable injuries that result from princess culture, not including pay gaps. But it wasn’t satisfying. It left me wanting. Though associated often with girliness, today glitter is bigger than that. It covers everything. To the point that it’s considered one of the most effective forms of forensic evidence – it’s really, really difficult to wash away.

You get the sense, don’t you, that the whole world has been glitter-bombed by a sly, jealous enemy, with these rainbow shards quietly embedding themselves in every aspect of life, and, like sand after a holiday, we’ll find it for weeks after in the oddest places? The thing about glitter is that it is used to make dull things exciting. Which is why it’s been so easy to ignore its darker side. Have we always known glitter was a trick, a distraction? Have we known that and ignored it, and used it to our advantage? As well as covering up birthday card mistakes, we use it to decorate difficult things, like coming out in public, or being female.

Hence the success of Passion Dust, “The pretty little pill that makes you ‘magically delicious’”. Glitter turns an awkward encounter into a princess tea party, vaginal excretions into something safe and cartoonish that taste like Skittles. For all the horrors that vagina glitter implies, I sort of get it. I mean, I get why. I get it as a My Little Pony-flavoured attempt to make every inch of an unwieldy body perfect, to hold it at a distance in order to feel you have at least a little control. Which is not to say Passion Dust can’t produce vaginal wall granulomas, act as an irritant and cause vaginal contact dermatitis, damage the good vaginal bacteria leading to infections as well as in increased risk of STIs. But Lord will it make his penis sparkle like diamonds.

-The Guardian

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Risk of Aquiring Diseases will increase in Vaccines Shortage period. Aleem.M.A., Hakkim.A.M . BMJ 2017;358:j3801

BMJ

News

Doctors are told to use hepatitis B vaccine sparingly because of global shortage

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j3801 (Published 08 August 2017)

Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3801

Rapid response

Re: Doctors are told to use hepatitis B vaccine sparingly because of global shortage

Risk of Aquiring Diseases will increase in Vaccines Shortage period.

Own manufacture of vaccines like hepatitis B Vaccines in all countries are lmportant. We shouldn't relay upon one or a few companies for the production of vaccines and life saving drugs to face the short supply at any time and anywhere in the world.

Competing interests: No competing interests

12 August 2017

M.A. Aleem

Neurologist

A.M.Hakkim

ABC Hospital

Annamalainagar Trichy 620018 Tamilnadu India

@drmaaleem

Friday, August 4, 2017

Need to form judicial-medical experts committee to deal with these cases on a fast track basis. Aleem.M.A., Hakkim. A.M. BMJ 2017;358:j3666

BMJ

Editorials

Restoring balance to “best interests” disputes in children

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j3666 (Published 02 August 2017)

Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3666

Rapid response

Re: Restoring balance to “best interests” disputes in children.

 

Need to form judicial-medical experts committee to deal with these cases on a fast track basis

In recent days inadequate knowledge gathering through the net and social media may mislead people in many ways regarding the medical management of diseases and looking after terminally ill patients. People may request the treating doctors or the insurance company or the government to prolong the life of their patients as in this case till a newer line of treatment, with or without drugs available.

So a permanent a committee with judicial and medical experts should be formed at district, state, natonal and international levels to make the final concrete decision in cases like this within a specific period of time.

Competing interests: No competing interests

04 August 2017

M.A. Aleem

Neurologist

A.M.Hakkim

ABC Hospital

Annamalainagar Trichy 620018 Tamilnadu India

@drmaaleem

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Thuvarankurichy Mohideenandavar Jumma mosque centenary function news in Trichy Dinamani on 31.7.2017

‘State has submitted reply on AIIMS site’ -The Hindu Tiruchi 31.7.2017


The Hindu Tiruchi 31.7.2017
TAMIL NADU

‘State has submitted reply on AIIMS site’
C. Jaisankar
TIRUCHI, JULY 31, 2017 00:00 IST
UPDATED: JULY 31, 2017 04:57 IST
Centre responds to RTI query

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has said that it had recently received a response from the State government on the selection of site for establishing an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), adding that a final decision in this regard will be taken based on the State’s inputs.

The Ministry’s statement came in response to a Right To Information (RTI) query by Tiruchi-based neurologist M.A. Aleem. The response, signed by K. Vinod Kumar, Under Secretary, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, stated that the Tamil Nadu government had submitted a reply on July 12, 2017, in response to the clarification and additional details sought by the Ministry with regard to the selection of site for AIIMS.

Mr. Kumar further noted that proposals to establish six AIIMS, including one in Tamil Nadu, was announced by the Union Finance Minister in his budget speech for the year 2015-16. Following this, the State government was requested to assess and identify three to four locations for hosting AIIMS. A final decision would be taken based on the inputs submitted by the State government in a letter dated July 12, 2017, he said.

Dr. Aleem, former Vice Principal of K.A.P. Viswanatham Government Medical College, said that Sengipatti in Thanjavur district, which was in close proximity to Tiruchi, Ariyalur, Perambalur and Pudukottai districts, was an ideal location for establishing AIIMS in the State. He stressed that the Tamil Nadu government and the Centre should not let the issue drag on any longer, and that a formal decision should be announced immediately, upon considering all parameters.

Thuvarnkurichy Mohideenandaver mosque centenary (1917-2017) celebration held on 30.7.2017. K.Mohamed Ibrahim preside the function. A Jamal Executive secretary of Jamath welcome the gathering on the presence of Dr.S.shahul Hameed EO of ponnampatty Town panchayat. N.Amjed Ibrahim former Thasildsr and M.Jamal former Trusty. Dr.M.A.Aleem delivered a speech on alcohol. Prof.Kamaludeen former MIET Arts college, A.K.Abdulkadir chennai , A.U. Abubacker Usmani Imam Msjid Mohamed pallavakkam chennai , TSAA . Abdul Salam Bakavi Kadib , J Asraf Ali Deputy Kadib of Mohideenandaver Mosque Thuvarnkurichy, Dr.MM.Shahul Hameed correspondence Aiman college Trichy. M.Sadeedudeen principal Alhuda Arabic college chennai given special lectures.m M.Mohamed Ali chairman Maharaja Group of company, A.Jamal Mohamed Gani Sales, M Kaja Mohideen Maharaja and Italia shoes chennai, M.Mohamed Ismail Bharath Metriculation school TVK, A.Abdul Malik Ex. Chairman ponnampatty Town panchayat, VPM.Jamal Mohamed Raja Rani Group, Tirupur Thuvarankurichy Muslim Jamath , Bismilla S.P.Mohamed Ali, VMSI. S.Shrbudeen, Uppu A. Raja Mohamed organised the function. M.U.Liakatali Ammbalam All India congress Trichy south district deputy president sponsored lunch. TSK.Habeeb offered vote of Thanks. More than 2000 men and women of Thuvarankurichy Muslim jamath participated in this centenary function with great enthusiasm.

Thuvarnkurichy Mohideenandaver mosque centenary (1917-2017) celebration held on 30.7.2017. K.Mohamed Ibrahim preside the function. A Jamal Executive secretary of Jamath welcome the gathering on the presence of Dr.S.shahul Hameed EO of ponnampatty Town panchayat. N.Amjed Ibrahim former Thasildsr and M.Jamal former Trusty. Dr.M.A.Aleem delivered a speech on alcohol. Prof.Kamaludeen former MIET Arts college, A.K.Abdulkadir chennai , A.U. Abubacker Usmani Imam Msjid Mohamed pallavakkam chennai , TSAA . Abdul Salam Bakavi Kadib , J Asraf Ali Deputy Kadib of Mohideenandaver Mosque Thuvarnkurichy, Dr.MM.Shahul Hameed correspondence Aiman college Trichy. M.Sadeedudeen principal Alhuda Arabic college chennai given special lectures. M.Mohamed Ali chairman Maharaja Group of company, A.Jamal Mohamed Gani Sales, M Kaja Mohideen Maharaja and Italia shoes chennai, M.Mohamed Ismail Bharath Metriculation school TVK, A.Abdul Malik Ex. Chairman ponnampatty Town panchayat, VPM.Jamal Mohamed Raja Rani Group, Tirupur Thuvarankurichy Muslim Jamath , Bismilla S.P.Mohamed Ali, VMSI. S.Shrbudeen, Uppu A. Raja Mohamed organised the function. M.U.Liakatali Ammbalam All India congress Trichy south district deputy president sponsored lunch. TSK.Habeeb offered vote of Thanks. More than 2000 men and women of Thuvarankurichy Muslim jamath participated in this centenary function with great enthusiasm.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Antibiotic Resistance in India. ALEEM.M.A., A.M.Hakkim. BMJ 2017;358:j3418

BMJ

Analysis

The antibiotic course has had its day

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j3418 (Published 26 July 2017)

Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3418

Rapid response

Re: The antibiotic course has had its day

Antibiotic Resistance in India

In developing countries like India, the empirical prescription of antibiotics for viral infections is one of the important causes of the development of resistance to antibiotics.

So strict adherence to the guidelines and evidence based prescription are important to prevent antibiotic resistance.

Competing interests: No competing interests

28 July 2017

M.A. Aleem

Neurologist

A.M.Hakkim

ABC Hospital

Annamalainagar Trichy 620018 Tamilnadu India

@drmaaleem

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Dr.M.A.Aleem Neurologist on Stroke in 27. 7.2017 Trichy Dinamani Health 2017 booklet

Kalam 2nd death anniversary 27.7.2017

Trichy MLS new office bearers elected for the year 2017- 2020

Trichy MLS election was conducted on 23.7.2017 and the new team  elected as follows- Dr.M.K. Mohamed usman as president, K.syed Jafar as General Secretary , Umar Iqbal and Dr.M.A. Aleem as Vice President, P.M.Mohamed Iqbal and Dr.A.syeed Jakir Hassan as Joint secretary and A.Mohamad Jalludeen Akbar as Treasure along with 23 Executive Nembers for the year 2017-2020 . All elected members were given with certificate by Election officer Advocate M.S.Vinoth on 26.7.2017 in the presence of Prof. Kader Mohideen president IUML and Mohamed Nizar president Trubu mosque Trichy