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Follow a balance diet: Health experts

ON THE concluding day of two days 70th Annual Medical Conference of Indian Medical Association UP State witnessed scintillating discussions on tuberculosis and acute renal diseases here at IMA hall on Sunday.

india Updated: Feb 20, 2006 01:15 IST

ON THE concluding day of two days 70th Annual Medical Conference of Indian Medical Association UP State witnessed scintillating discussions on tuberculosis and acute renal diseases here at IMA hall on Sunday.

Health experts felt that if people want to live a healthy live they have to follow a balance diet besides proper exercises. Principal of GSVM Medical College Dr SK Katiyar made a scintillating presentation on ‘Tuberculosis: A journey through ages’.

Dr Katiyar said that ever since Rifampicin medicine developed way back in 1963 there has been not much development in the manufacturing of tuberculosis drugs. “Pharmaceutical companies do not seem interested in making drugs for tuberculosis because patients inflicted with TB are generally poor and are from developing countries perhaps that’s why drug manufacturing companies prefer manufacturing drugs on cancer, diabetes and alzheimer which are known as rich men’s disease.”

While interacting with medicos who had come to the city from across the State, Dr Katiyar presented a series of eminent personalities who died of tuberculosis. Dr Katiyar said that inventor of telephone Alexander Graham Bell, RTH Laennaeh, who had invented stethoscope, famous actress Vivien Leigh of England, Kamla Nehru wife of Jawahar Lal Nehru and mathematician Srinivasan Ramanujan died of TB at the age of 32.

“Irrespective of this, several great leaders of modern era like Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela have recuperated completely from TB that proves that medical science has advanced over the years and now TB can be treated completely,” added Dr Katiyar.

Followed by Dr Katiyar famous senior consultant nephrologist Dr Ashok Sarin of Apolo Hospital in Delhi and a product of 1970 batch of GSVM Medical College here spoke on the topic ‘Approach to a case of acute renal failure with special reference to Intensive care unit’.

After speaking on the topic Dr Sarin, who is the president of Delhi Nephrologist Society as well, while talking to HT said that many a lives in the country could be saved by keeping the kidneys intact if people live a disciplined live.

Elaborating further Dr Sarin said, “I urge people to refrain from oily food, smoking, alcohol and sedentary life-style because diseases like high blood pressure and heart diseases are inter-connected with renal failure.” “People having urinary infection should immediately consult the doctor as if it goes untreated can lead to kidney problems.”

Later, city president of IMA Dr VC Rastogi said that in such conferences the main purpose is to work on a common strategy to run several national health programmes smoothly and doctors of different places shared their views. “Besides health care IMA ensure several welfare policies for its member doctors in such conferences and check that doctors are benefiting from it properly.”