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Bengaluru: On World Optometry Day, Project Vision presented certificates to eight visually challenged students who had completed their computer training on Thursday. March 23 is observed as World Optometry Day. Optometry is defined as the professional practice of eye and vision care for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases and conditions of the eye and visual system. The training programme was supported by Essilor Manufacturing India Private Limited. 

Hubli: Samaja Parivarthana Samudaya's SR Hiremath has urged the government to dismiss Dr Dattatreya Bunt, director of KIMS Hospital, Hubli. Speaking to mediapersons here on Friday, Hiremath observed that Karnataka High Court, Dharwad bench has already ordered that Dr Bunt was ineligible to continue in the post. In this backdrop, the state government should not waste time to dismiss him, he observed. He alleged that Dr Bunt has violated laws to become the director. He is also involved in irregularities in the hospital, he alleged.

Bengaluru: Narayana Health City saved a child born with Meconium Aspiration Syndrome (MAS) using Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), the first hospital to do so in the city.

Bengaluru: A recent survey carried out by city's People Tree Hospitals found extremely low-level of awareness about lifestyle diseases. Out of 1,000 people surveyed, around 17 pc (one in every five patients) didn’t know they were diabetics. As a result, they didn't go for any tests or followed the strict regime they are supposed to follow. The survey still threw many shocking results: 35 % of them had high blood pressure, of which more than half of them were newly detected, and only 35% of them had a normal BMI (Body Mass Index).

Bengaluru: Stressing on the need to sensitise people on the harmful consequences of obesity and its association with kidney disease, doctors in the city held a walkathon – to mark World Kidney Day – here in the city on Thursday. The walkathon was organised by Regal Hospital. Speaking on the occasion, hospital CEO Dr Suriraju V said kidney disease is more likely to develop in obese people including in those with diabetes and hypertension.

Bengaluru: In one of the rarest cases, a four-year-old girl got a new lease of life after her mom donated a kidney. Initially, the kid couldn't find a donor of her age and hence had to undergo dialysis for 1.5 years. It was a challenge to accommodate adult kidney but with current advancements of medical science and expertise, the girl's kidney was successfully transplanted. Priyanka, 31, who donated kidney to her child, was felicitated on the eve of International Women's Day by the city's Rainbow Children's Hospital on Tuesday.

Bengaluru: A free breast cancer screening camp will be held by Narayana Multi-speciality Hospital at Whitefield and HSR Layout. A mobile mammography unit – ‘Ayana’ bus – will travel to four different locations to create awareness on breast cancer and early detection. On March 6, the camp will be held at Narayana Multispecialty Clinic, AECS Layout, Whitefield. Patients will be provided with a detailed breast examination apart from teaching methods of self-breast examination.

Bengaluru: From a dedicated call-in number and discounts on services, to home-delivered medicines, senior citizens in the city can now benefit from a host of privileges offered under Swarnayu, a senior citizen's club launched by Vikram Hospital. Senior citizens (above 60 years) need to enrol in the club to receive benefits which also includes priority access to the city’s best consultants across 36 specialities at Vikram Hospital.

Bengaluru: In a crude display of insensitivity, the Kannada and Culture Department has asked 80-year-old noted litterateur KT Gatti to produce income certificate to claim his medical reimbursement for Rs 4,260! According to a report in Kannada daily Prajavani, Gatti has been provided with an identity card by the state government which makes him eligible for the medical reimbursement. For the past three decades, the state government has been providing medical treatment for eligible writers and artistes by providing them with an identity card.

Bengaluru: In a huge relief to lakhs of patients, the Centre issued the notification for fixing the ceiling price of coronary stents. Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilisers and Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar said the ceiling prices of Bare Metal Stents (BMS), having 10% market share, had been capped at Rs7,260 and Drug Eluting stents (DES), having 90% market share, at Rs. 29,600. 

Bengaluru: The Organization for Rare Diseases India (ORDI), a non-profit organization committed to addressing the challenges of the rare disease community in the country, on Thursday announced the launch of 2017 Race for 7.  Launched in 2016, Race for 7 is a 7000-metre run/walk to raise awareness for the 7000 documented rare diseases and the intent is to target 7000 participants, each to represent one of the seven thousand rare diseases. The event will be held on February 26 to commemorate Rare Disease Day.

Bengaluru: Sankara Eye Hospital, Bengaluru, in association with Manashanti Trust is organising a two-day free consultation for senior citizens at the hospital on February 18th and 19th, 2017 (Saturday & Sunday). All citizens above 45 years of age can avail this opportunity. The comprehensive health checkup will include free consultation on eye care, ECG & blood pressure, dental, bone density, speech and hearing tests. 

Bengaluru: Narayana Health City in Bengaluru on Wednesday launched a nation-wide awareness campaign to observe ‘Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week’. 

Bengaluru: Often parents and teachers are faced with challenges and concerns with children's development or emotional and behavioural issues. To address these issues, People Tree Maarga (a super specialty psychiatric hospital in Yelahanka New Town) held a unique seminar and awareness programme on children's developmental and mental health to parents and teachers.

Bengaluru: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is expected to visit Bengaluru to get his high blood sugar treated, an official said on Sunday. The Delhi government official said Kejriwal's sugar level is "quite high", and he will be visiting Bengaluru for treatment on February 7. The Chief Minister is expected to return to the national capital after 10-12 days, the official said, adding that Kejriwal, who was vrelentlessly campaigning in Punjab over the last one month, has been on three doses of insulin a day. 

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