Board of Governorsdistrict hospitalsDistrict Residency ProgrammeMedical Council of Indiamedical studentsMinistry of Health and Family Welfare By Press Trust of India on October 18, 2019 WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha News Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” PG medical students may have to serve in district hospitals to be eligible to appear in final exam Currently, students pursuing undergraduate medical courses are attached to primary health centres or urban health centres for three months as part of a compulsory rotating internship Comments (0) All postgraduate medical students will have to serve in district hospitals for at least three months in order to be eligible to appear in the final exam, a Board of Governors (BoG), vested with the powers of the Medical Council of India (MCI), has proposed.Currently, students pursuing undergraduate medical courses are attached to primary health centres or urban health centres for three months as part of a compulsory rotating internship.The BoG has written to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHF&W) to develop guidelines for implementation of the proposal for postgraduate students in partnership with it and the state governments. It has also sought that this provision comes into force from the next academic session.“The move is aimed at providing practical experience to future specialists in real-life setting of the country’s public health system. Also, this will help in addressing shortage of specialist doctors in district hospitals of rural and remote areas, and help strengthen services at such hospitals,” a senior government official said.The note sent to the MoHF&W said all postgraduate students shall undertake a rotation in designated district hospitals/health system for a period of three months as a part of the course curriculum.For postgraduate students of community medicine, the requirement can be posting at primary health centres and field experience in addition to activities at the district hospital.“Satisfactory completion of this rotation shall be an essential condition before the candidate is allowed to appear in the final examination of the respective postgraduate course. The Ministry of Health is requested to develop guidelines for the scheme in partnership with the state government and BoG in three months,” it read.For the purpose of the proposed programme, a district hospital will be defined broadly as a functional public sector or publicly-funded hospital of about 200 beds or more, with facilities for specified specialities, designated by the Centre or state governments.Medical colleges, both government as well as private, will place their post-graduates at the disposal of the government for rotation/posting for the duration of the course.According to the note, the rotation will be provisionally termed ‘District Residency Programme’ and the postgraduate student undergoing this posting will be termed as ”District Resident.”Suitable guidelines for this rotation of postgraduate students of subjects such as community medicine, forensic medicine and pre-para clinical disciplines will be developed in commensurate with their curricula and training needs.“Ensuring training of doctors in varied settings of health system is a well-recognised principle in medical education. This (proposal) exposes the future physicians and specialists to diverse clinical materials.“District hospitals represent the backbone of the country’s secondary-level public healthcare providing specialty care. These hospitals are closer to people than most medical colleges, and are a overwhelming source of services for the people, rural and urban alike,” a senior government official said.As part of the suggested plan for implementation of the proposal, the BoG said the District Residency Programme may be coordinated by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) and the role will include preparing an annual roster for placement of the batch of postgraduate students. The states with surplus postgraduate students supply may be clustered with supply-deficient states. Read Article Related Posts Share The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Add Comment
Ken Wieland Author HomeUncategorized SoftBank in talks for $1B Brightstar stake – report Related Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 16 OCT 2013 Uncategorized Japan’s SoftBank is reportedly making moves to buy a $1 billion stake in US mobile device distributor Brightstar.According to The Nikkei business daily, SoftBank is in advanced discussions to purchase up to 70 per cent equity in the firm.SoftBank, which owns Sprint, the third-largest operator in the US, is reportedly looking at the Brightstar deal to boost its bargaining power with handset manufacturers.A 16 October statement from Softbank acknowledged that discussions with the distributor were underway but “nothing has been decided at this point”.Brightstar buys handsets from more than 100 manufacturers worldwide, including Samsung, Apple, LG Electronics and Sony. AlcaLu CEO claims “control of destiny” after clearing patent-related loan Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight…More Read more RCom helped by higher voice margins, but still losing customers Previous ArticleWeak demand hits iPhone 5c orders – reportNext ArticleAmazon partnering with HTC for smartphone effort – report UK regulator tones down proposed licence fee hikes BrightstarFinancialSoftBank
Yingli to boost UK solar sector by 54 MWThe Chinese solar power company will supply modules to seven projects in the U.K., each being developed by Grid Essence U.K. Ltd. February 26, 2014 Ian Clover Finance Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share Yingli Green Energy one of the world’s leading vertically integrated PV module manufacturers has this week revealed that it is to supply 54 MW of PV modules to seven solar projects in the U.K. The Chinese company’s multicrystalline YGE Series modules are to be used at seven sites across England and Wales, with Grid Essence U.K. Ltd. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Grid Essence Holdings Ltd. overseeing the development of each project. Once complete, the seven sites will produce an estimated 54,500 MWh of green solar power per year. Each of the fully permitted projects is eligible to receive Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Renewable Obligation Certificates, or ROCs. These ROCs can be sold or traded and are used by the U.K.’s electricity suppliers to meet renewable energy production obligations. Yingli’s CEO and chairman, Liansheng Miao, said the company was pleased to be partnering with Grid Essence on these projects, as well as providing a “positive contribution to the burgeoning solar industry in the U.K.” Steve Bourbonnais, CEO and co-founder of Grid Essence, added: “We are honored to cooperate with Yingli Green Energy on these projects, which are critical for us to achieve our renewable energy target within the next five years. “By leveraging our track record of success in solar project development, and combined with Yingli Solar’s great brand reputation, we are confident that this cooperation will bring us a sustainable growth.” Construction of the plants has already commenced, with the 54 MW of modules set to be shipped throughout the month of March. 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Leading digital health and wearables specialist, Fitbit, has announced new features to platform users globally that ‘make exercise tracking smarter and easier than ever’. Fitbit is introducing SmartTrack automatic exercise recognition alongside to enhancements to its PurePulse heart rate tracking in Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge devices. These are respectively billed as, ‘the #1 selling fitness tracker and wearable, and GPS watch in the US.’In addition, Fitbit is launching Exercise Goals within the free Fitbit app to help users find the routine that is right for them, and serve as daily motivation to hit their personalised goals.“At Fitbit we’re always working on innovative features that are easy to use and make tracking health and fitness a fun, motivational experience,” said Tim Roberts, VP of Interactive at Fitbit.“Our users find exercise in all parts of their day, including activities like short walks with the dog or a bike commute to work. These new features allow them to focus on their exercise, giving them credit for their most active moments and letting the technology do the work to automatically track progress toward their fitness goals.”Record workouts automatically with SmartTrackSmartTrack aims to provide a smarter, easier way to track workouts and see how efforts accumulate to reaching fitness goals. SmartTrack automatically recognises select exercises and records them in the Fitbit app, giving users credit for their most active moments, so they are more informed to be able to reach their goals:Automatic exercise recognition – SmartTrack automatically recognises continuous movement when wearing Fitbit Charge HR or Fitbit Surge. It identifies the type of activity and records it in the Fitbit app along with an exercise summary, including duration, calories burned and heart rate stats. SmartTrack is capable of identifying a wide variety of activities, including elliptical, outdoor biking, running, walking, and general categories of aerobic workouts (i.e., Zumba, cardio-kickboxing and other dance classes) and sports (i.e., tennis, basketball and soccer).Personalised settings – Fitbit notes that because everyone’s definition of exercise is different, users can select the types of activities they want recognised as exercise and adjust how long they must be moving before an activity is recorded in the Fitbit app. By default, activities are automatically recognised when users have been active for at least 15 minutes.Enhanced real-time heart rate tracking during workoutsFitbit’s proprietary PurePulse heart rate technology has been updated to provide users with an improved heart rate tracking experience during and after high-intensity workouts such as boot camp and Zumba. The update is activated when using Exercise Mode on Fitbit Charge HR and multi-sport modes on Fitbit Surge.PurePulse optical technology provides users with continuous, automatic wrist-based heart rate tracking including resting heart rate and heart rate trends over time – ‘without the need for an uncomfortable chest strap.’Fitbit notes that it is dedicated to developing the most consistently accurate wrist-based activity trackers on the market. ‘This software update improves upon an already positive heart rate tracking offering.’Staying motivated with weekly exercise goalsFitbit cites the American Heart Association and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which recommend an average of 30 minutes of exercise each day, five days per week to improve health. ‘While most people are aware of the benefits of being more active and exercising more, these activities can be time consuming and difficult to achieve.’Available for free to all Fitbit device and app users, exercise goals are tracked on a daily basis with a weekly goal set for the number of days they plan to exercise. Exercise goals encourage people to embrace a more consistent workout routine in order to achieve their fitness goals. Fitbit Exercise Goals can be personalised by choosing the number of target exercise days per week and the types of activities that will count toward their goals. Progress toward goals is displayed within the Fitbit app.To receive credit toward an exercise goal, Fitbit device users can:Use SmartTrack or track an activity using Exercise Mode (Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge)Track an activity using Exercise Mode, MobileRun, or log an exercise in the Fitbit app (Fitbit Charge)Track an activity using MobileRun or log an exercise in the Fitbit app (Fitbit Flex, Fitbit One, Fitbit Zip)AvailabilityThe SmartTrack and PurePulse software updates are free and now available globally to all Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge users. Exercise Goals are also available globally to all users of the free Fitbit app for iOS and Windows, with Android coming soon. These features will also be available on all new Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge trackers.www.fitbit.com Related
Related Performance data start-up Lumin Sports has raised AU$650,000 through private investment to drive commercial expansion in 2020.The South Australian company’s software platform was launched in 2018 through a collaboration with global tech giant Dimension Data and World Tour cycling team NTT Pro Cycling (formerly Team Dimension Data).The technology, which interprets complex technical and non-technical data and presents it on a customisable platform in real-time, is now also used by several sporting organisations including Cycling Australia and AFL Club Adelaide Crows.Speaking from his home city of Adelaide during the Tour Down Under, Lumin Sports founder and CEO Ben Tripodi said the target for 2020 was to expand its Australian customer base and increase its focus on the United Kingdom and Europe before turning attention to the United States in 2021.“There was a very deliberate action to keep it at a handful of sports teams while we were building our product support, and now we are really focusing on building our marketing presence, building our brand and growing revenue,” he said.“We’ve been able to focus heavily on product development in the past two years and we now have a commercially viable product that is already being used by a number of teams and we believe will do well in the marketplace.”The platform leverages existing data collection tools and has multiple dashboards with up to 40 data points. It is also linked to an app to send recommendations to athletes such as how much water to drink after competition based on fluid loss data.“Our data visualisation platform is fully customisable and the way that we build the product is very modular, so for every sport it’s customisable, for every team it’s customisable,” Tripodi said.“However, the sports we are focusing on are Premier League Football in the UK, professional cycling, AFL, rugby and then eventually American football and baseball in the US.”Lumin Sports raised an initial AU$140,000 from seed investors at the beginning of last year and was also boosted by a AU$148,000 early commercialisation grant from the Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.The Lumin Sports apps allows athletes to input their own personal wellbeing data. Tripodi said the latest capital raising round was part of a two-year strategy to “move beyond being a cool start-up with cool tech” to becoming a serious global player in the sports data space with a growing list of customers and revenues.He said he was confident of reaching an investment goal of AU$750,000 by the end of February.Lumin Sports hosted a group of clients and potential investors at an event in its home city of Adelaide, South Australia, during the Tour Down Under.In its 22nd year, the January 21-26 Santos Tour Down Under is Australia’s largest cycling race and is the first race of the 2020 UCI World Tour.“We’re very fortunate that we were born out of professional cycling and born out of Adelaide and this is the one time of year when a lot of our clients, partners and prospective partners are all in the same location,” Tripodi said.“For that reason the Tour Down Under is a big event for us each year and can really help us grow.”www.luminsports.com
The P.B. Bell Companies, a leader in multifamily housing and real estate development and management, is celebrating the official grand opening of Almeria at Ocotillo, a luxury community in Chandler, Ariz. Grand opening festivities mark the completion of the community’s second and final phase, an accompaniment to Almeria’s first phase, which opened last spring.Located near Dobson and Queen Creek Roads, Almeria at Ocotillo features a total of 389 modern apartment homes in one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. The second phase added 194 apartment homes to the community.The resort-like Almeria community, nestled in the master-planned Ocotillo area in south Chandler, includes premium features in its units, such as large pantries, stainless steel and energy-efficient appliances, wood laminate flooring, wood blinds and granite and quartz countertops.Its addition to the upscale Ocotillo area comes as Chandler continues to see considerable job growth, and with that, an increasing need for housing to accommodate its expanding resident population.“Almeria was planned, designed and built in accordance with Chandler’s future growth initiatives in mind,” Chapin Bell, President of P.B. Bell, said. “The amenities and the overall living experience at Almeria all speak to luxury, right down to the details. It’s like living at a resort that’s close to work, shopping and anything else a person would want to do.”Located at 2471 W. Edgewater, Almeria at Ocotillo brings upscale relaxation and recreation to the doorsteps of its residents. Both parcels at Almeria have frontage on Ocotillo’s interconnected lakes and water features, with community common areas and units designed to take advantage of the lake views, waterfalls, picnic areas and a nearby 27-hole golf course designed by Ted Robinson.The community features a trio of resort-style swimming pools and a complementary splash pad for Almeria residents, as well as a pair of healing spas, and a premium workout facility complete with a spinning room, a yoga studio, strength and cardio equipment and on-demand fitness.In addition, the community’s pools feature cabanas and premium lounge chairs, while conversation seating surrounds outdoor firepits. Almeria’s agility park includes shade and seating, and an on-site dog spa provides residents an opportunity to primp their pets at home.
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Share 130 Views no discussions LocalNews Minister happy with Titou Gorge Enhancement Project by: – August 27, 2014 Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share Workmen on Titou Gorge Enhancement ProjectRoseau, Dominica – Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau Valley Constituency and Minister for Employment, Trade, Industry and Diaspora Affairs Dr John Collin McIntyre is pleased with the progress of work on the Titou Gorge Enhancement Project. Minister McIntyre has welcomed the project and described it as a necessary upgrade for the Titou Gorge facility.Minister McIntyre said the enhancement to Titou Gorge is also necessary to ensure the proper disposal of waste so as not to pollute the water resources in the area. “One of the main reasons for the bridge as well as pedestrian crossings, visitor crossings and vehicular access sometimes was to make sure that we allow access to the sort of waste disposal type trucks which can come into the area, empty the septic tanks and then they can dispose of the faeces in an appropriate manner, rather than allowing it to be drained through the normal septic tank and soak away type system which would have polluted our river in that area,” Minister McIntyre said.Workmen on Titou Gorge Enhancement ProjectMinister McIntyre stated that through the National Employment Programme, the Titou Gorge site has already been greatly enhanced.“Anyone who visits that area will see the stonework which was carried out on the facility itself and which was paid for through our training programme called “Traditional Stone Cutting and Placement”. This has helped to build and really create a sort of beautiful type of building using local resources, of course, which is stone and which compliments the National Employment Programme which continues to make in-roads in taking care of lower unemployment in Dominica and creating employment for our people,” Minister McIntyre stated.The Titou Gorge Enhancement Project includes construction of a section of road leading to the river crossing and a bridge across the river. The project cost two hundred and sixty-nine thousand, nine hundred and seventy-one dollars and sixty eight cents ($269,971.68) and employs upwards of ten people.