Neurological rehabilitation aids out of common man’s reach: Nimhans chief, Health News, ET HealthWorld

Bengaluru: Technology has the potential to revolutionise neurological rehabilitation and a wide variety of accessories and aids are now becoming available for people with neurological disabilities. However, many of them are out of the reach of common people, said Dr Pratima Murthy, director, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (Nimhans), Bengaluru. “At this point in time, many are in the developmental stage and are quite expensive. Also, they are not easily available. Devices, sensors, robotic approaches, or clothing suitable for patients with disability are becoming available but are outside…

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National tele-mental health programme to be launched : FM – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi : The Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman presenting the Union Budget 2022-2023 informed that a national tele-mental health programme will be launched as pandemic accentuated mental health problems in people of all ages. “The pandemic has accentuated mental health problems in people of all ages. To better the access to quality mental health counseling and care services, a national Tele-mental health programme will be launched. This will include a network of 23 tele-mental health centres of excellence with NIMHANS being the nodal centre and International Institute of Information…

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‘Bizarre’ eligibility norms for posts put docs with disabilities in a bind – ET HealthWorld

NEW DELHI: You are ineligible for the post of ENT, urology or dental surgeon if you cannot use both legs, but eligible if your disability affects both arms. “Why are those with both legs affected barred from these surgical specialties while allowing those with both arms affected? Do they conduct surgery with their legs?” asked a doctor with disability about the bizarre identification of posts. The strange identification of posts for doctors with disabilities came to light when the organisation Doctors With Disability: Agents of Change (DwDAoC) raised the issue…

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‘Parkinson’s cases to double, triple by 2030’ – ET HealthWorld

We need to initiate measures to mitigate the rise in Parkinson’s disease (PD) which is expected to rise 200-300 pc by 2030, said Health & Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar. Addressing officials and reporters at a programme recently, he said that 350-400 people are being affected over 1 lakh population in India. This will increase to 200-300 pc by 2030. Around 1 per cent of the total population will be affected by this disease. The symposium by KCL and PRAI will assist the research work on this, he said.…

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