Top happenings in the field of
health in the year 2011 were released by Padmashri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal President Heart Care Foundation of India. Here is the gist:

1.     January 24: Eminent Hindustani classical vocalist Pandit Bhimsen Joshi died of old age related ailments.

2.      January 26: Renowned gynaecologist Indira Hinduja, cardiologist Jose Chacko Periappuram, orthopaedican S P Mandal, cardiologist Mansoor Hasan, endrocrinologist Sivapatham Vittal, gastroentrologist Madanaur Ahmed Ali and A Marthanda Pillai, a neurologist from Kerala were awarded Padma awards..

3.     April 5: Anna Hazare did a fast from 5 April 2011 to 9 April 2011.

 4.     April 24: In Prashanti Nilayam Specialty Hospital Sri Sathya
Sai Baba died at 7.40 a.m. due to cardio-respiratory failure and multi
organ failure. He was terminally on prolonged ventilator.
5.     May 16: The Union Health Ministry reconstituted the Board of
Governors for the Medical Council of India with Professor K.K. Talwar
former Director, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and
Research, Chandigarh as the Chairman.
6.     June 1:  44-year-old Sunita, got a heart transplant at Ganga
Ram Hospital.
7.     June 9: MF Husain, one of India’s best-known artists, died of a
heart attack at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London.
8.     June 12: Baba Ram Dev was in the news because of failure of
continuing Satya Graha for more than seven days despite being a Yogi.
He broke his fast over black money on Jun 12 in Haridwar.
9.     June 15: In Dehradun Swami Nigamanananda, an ascetic who
valiantly fought against the stone quarries and pollution of River
Ganga, by observing a fast for 114 days, died at Himalayan Institute
of Medical Science.
10.   August 4: Sonia Gandhi got treated in US for an unknown illness.
11.   August 14: Shammi Kapoor died of chronic renal failure at age
79. He was on ventilator.
12.   August 20 -28: Anna Hazare did his fast at Ramlila Maidan in New
Delhi. He lost 7.5 kg and was very dehydrated after the 288 hour long
13.   August 20-28: Dr Naresh Trehan in the news for treating Anna Hazare.
14.   September 7: Amar Singh , a kidney transplant patient, was sent to jail.
15.   September 7: Eleven people were killed and 62 injured in a
powerful blast outside Delhi high court gate.
16.   September 23: Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, who overcame an impaired
eye to become a visionary and pioneering captain of the Indian Test
team, has died in Delhi at the age of 70.

17.   October:  Perfect Health Mela this year was organized at
multiple locations.
18.   November 5:   Celebrated Indian folk singer and composer Bhupen
Hazarika, known as the Bard of Brahmaputra, died at the age of 86.
19.   November 11:  Fourteen persons died and 40 others suffered
injuries when a major fire engulfed a congregation of eunuchs at a
community centre in an east Delhi.
20.   November 16: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gave birth to a baby girl at age 38
21.   November 26: Yuvraj in the news for NHL, chest tumor.
22.   December 1:  Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao became parents to
a baby boy born to a surrogate mother.
23.   December 3:  Dev Anand died in his room at The Washington
Mayfair Hotel in London at the age of 88 (4 December 2011 by Indian
Standard Time) of a cardiac arrest.
24.   December 8-11: Emedinews brought out daily news letter for
cardiological society of India 63rd annual conference.
25.   December 9:  89 people, most of them patients, died when fire
swept through a Kolkata AMRI hospital.
26.   December 13: Government postponed the NEET UG test by another
year after opposition from several states like Maharashtra, Andhra
Pradesh, Gujarat, West Bengal, Goa etc.
27.   December 21: The Clinical Establishments (Registration and
Regulation) Bill, 2010 was decided to be implemented in Delhi.
28.   December 21: Delhi is going to have three more new medical colleges.
29.   December 23: The National Commission for Human Resources for
Health Bill, 2011, to bring all independent bodies such as Medical
Council of India (MCI), Dental Council of India (DCI), Pharmacy
Council of India and Nursing Council of India under one umbrella, was
30.   December 24: The fear of Japanese Encephalitis was in the news.
On Dec 24th the government announced a national programme to the tune
of nearly Rs 2,000 crore to combat Japanese Encephalitis and Acute
Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in the upcoming Union budget.
31.   December 27: Anna Hazare began a 3 day hunger strike at MMRDA ground
32.   December 27:  Sachin Tendulkar was in new for his nervous ninety.
33.   December 27: At age 36 star Shilpa Shetty is pregnant
34.   The winter this year was the coldest winter in the last ten years.
35.   Nothing happened in the sector of Anti-Quackery Bill.


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