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Shalby bags award for CSR Initiative

first_img Share News Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Read Article CSRShalby Hospitals MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” By EH News Bureau on July 10, 2017 Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Shalby bags award for CSR Initiative The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Shalby has provided health talks at the offices of various bodies corporate and have also organised multispecialty health campsShalby’s Joint Express and Heart Express initiative has won the ”Best CSR Initiative in Healthcare Award’ (Corporate Sector), at the 7th Healthcare Leaders Forum, New Delhi. The award was received by Ravi Bhandari, CEO, Shalby Hospitals, at the hands of Arun Singhal, Joint Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Government of India at a recently held function in New Delhi.As a part of its CSR initiatives, Shalby has provided health talks at the offices of various bodies corporate and have also organised multispecialty health camps (including arthroplasty) in various towns such as Ajmer, Alwar, and Kota.As a part of the ancillary services, Shalby offers certain educational programmes through Shalby Academy, home-based healthcare services under Shalby Homecare, and also undertake clinical research trials. Through Shalby Academy, it offers educational programmes including diplomas and fellowships in a range of medical and para-medical disciplines. Under Shalby Homecare, it offers home-based healthcare services, which inter alia, include nursing services, physiotherapy services, and home deputation of medical officers. Related Postslast_img read more

Spanish Town Hospital Gets Equipment and Furniture from Spain

first_imgStory HighlightsThe Government of Spain, through its Agency for International Development Co-operation (AECID), has donated some $11.2 million worth of medical equipment and furniture to the Spanish Town Hospital, in St. Catherine.The donation will go to the hospital’s King of Spain Wing, and include over 250 pieces of equipment, supplies and furniture for the Physiotherapy Department and the Surgical Ward.Speaking at the handing over ceremony, on July 13, 2011, Minister of Health, Hon. Rudyard Spencer, expressed gratitude to the Spanish Government for its continued assistance in the development of health services in Jamaica. “The people of Jamaica truly appreciate this gesture and stand to benefit tremendously from this donation,” he said. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedSpanish Town Hospital Gets Equipment and Furniture from Spain RelatedSpanish Town Hospital Gets Equipment and Furniture from Spain Spanish Town Hospital Gets Equipment and Furniture from Spain Health & WellnessJuly 14, 2011Written by: Athaliah Reynoldscenter_img The Government of Spain, through its Agency for International Development Co-operation (AECID), has donated some $11.2 million worth of medical equipment and furniture to the Spanish Town Hospital, in St. Catherine.The donation will go to the hospital’s King of Spain Wing, and include over 250 pieces of equipment, supplies and furniture for the Physiotherapy Department and the Surgical Ward.Speaking at the handing over ceremony, on July 13, 2011, Minister of Health, Hon. Rudyard Spencer, expressed gratitude to the Spanish Government for its continued assistance in the development of health services in Jamaica. “The people of Jamaica truly appreciate this gesture and stand to benefit tremendously from this donation,” he said.He noted that the “kind gesture” is in keeping with the Ministry’s current focus of increasing the number of functional equipment in its public health facilities.Mr. Spencer said as part of this thrust, the Government has signed a Biomedical Agreement with the Cuban Government, which will see Cuban experts coming to Jamaica to work along with local specialists to repair equipment that has been sitting unused in health facilities for some time.“We expect that this will make a significant impact on our ability to provide diagnostic and other services,” the Minister said.Mr. Spencer said he is proud of Jamaica’s longstanding relationship with the government of Spain, noting that the country has, in the past, made several significant investments in Jamaica and at the Spanish Town Hospital.He informed that the rehabilitation of the King of Spain Wing was completed with the support of the government of Spain in February 2009, and that soon, the hospital would be hosting the official opening of its latest project, the Queen Sofia of Spain Women’s Centre.The centre will cater to the welfare of women, providing colopscopy consultations, counselling and maternal health services. Minister Spencer said the facility will greatly contribute to the country’s efforts in achieving its Millennium Development Goals in maternal mortality rate, which is currently set at 36 per 100,000 by 2015.Mr. Spencer further noted that the input of Jamaica’s bilateral partners is critical in assisting the country to achieve its development goals. He argued that while the government has overall responsibility for providing accessible and affordable care to the people of Jamaica, it is also mindful of the fact that it requires partnership and assistance to reach its ultimate health goals.He argued that Jamaica’s prospects for development and the achievement of the Vision 2030 National Development goals are hinged on its ability to forge successful partnerships, especially in the area of health care delivery.Vision 2030 Jamaica is the country’s first long-term national development plan, which aims at enabling Jamaica to achieve developed country status by 2030.  It is based  on a comprehensive vision:  “Jamaica, the place of choice  to live, work, raise families and do business.”Spanish Ambassador to Jamaica, Her Excellency Celsa Nuno, said her government, through AECID, is committed to providing assistance through programmes designed to enhance the institutional strengthening of national health systems.“These programmes ultimately aim at supporting public health providers, so that they have the ability to ensure sustainable and fair coverage of the health needs of the population,” she said.Ambassador Nuno argued that good health was a basic human right and a vital step towards poverty reduction, adding that the development of a society can be judged by the degree of health of its population, as well as the degree to which access to health care is equitable across the social spectrum.The Spanish Town Hospital has one of the highest bed occupancy rates in Jamaica. In 2008, the Spanish Government donated approximately $36 million towards the rehabilitation of the hospital’s King of Spain Wing after it had suffered severe damage from Hurricane Dean the previous year.The building was officially inaugurated in February 2009 by his Majesty King Juan Carlos I. RelatedSpanish Town Hospital Gets Equipment and Furniture from Spain Advertisementslast_img read more

Hutch-VimpelCom talks may reach fruition soon

first_img Veon may face further legal action over Uzbek scandal AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 11 MAR 2015 Home Hutch-VimpelCom talks may reach fruition soon Talks about a merger between VimpelCom’s Wind and Hutchison Whampoa’s 3, Italy’s third and fourth largest mobile groups, are at an advanced stage, the Financial Times reported.Although there is still no certainty about the deal, if it was to go through Hutchison could get a 51 per cent share in the new entity, said a source.Negotiations around the merger have been one of the longest running in the European telecoms market, starting in December 2013, and are part of Hutchison’s consolidation strategy across Europe.Hutchison’s 3 Group acquired rival Telefonica’s O2 unit in Ireland and participated in consolidation in Austria, and in January this year entered into exclusive negotiations with Telefonica for the potential acquisition of O2 UK.If Hutchison could pull off an Italian merger, it would create the largest operator in Italy, marginally ahead of Telecom Italia. However, Brussels’ anti-trust regulator will have to approve any such deal, and it this week warned that consumer interest will be its priority.A price war initiated by Wind and 3 has meant that Italian operators have suffered a decline in revenue, and a merger could improve their outlook. Hutchison WhampoaVimpelCom Russia regulator approves second operator for 5G trials Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more Tags Russian regulator opens roaming probe into Veon Saleha Riaz Author Related Previous ArticleInterview: Hong Leong Bank CEONext ArticleInterview: Brightstar CEO last_img read more

Scientists search for ways to impede, treat COVID-19

first_imgNursing homes must identify and bar staff and visitors who may be infected with COVID-19, monitor patients for infection, and take stringent infection-control measures to prevent outbreaks such as the deadly one in King County, Washington, experts said in an epidemiologic study published Mar 27 in The New England Journal of Medicine.Meanwhile, preliminary research from China involving five patients suggests that transfusion with the plasma of recovered coronavirus patients that contains neutralizing antibody could benefit patients critically ill with the pandemic coronavirus and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).Rapid spread points to need for strict infection prevention measuresIn the nursing home study, public health officials in Seattle–King County and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention performed a case investigation, contact tracing, quarantine of potentially infected people, isolation of confirmed and possible cases, and enhanced infection prevention and control.In that outbreak, which involved the Life Care facility in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland, 167 people were sickened from Feb 28 to Mar 18, including 101 of 130 residents, 50 of 170 staff, and 16 visitors. The outbreak threatened the health of residents and strained the ability of hospitals to care for them.As of Mar 18, 30 nursing homes in King County had reported at least one confirmed COVID-19 case. The spread was likely due to staff working at multiple facilities while ill, patient transfers among facilities, scarcity of and frequent changes in types of available personal protective equipment (PPE), and lack of a designated staff member to ensure proper staff use of PPE, the researchers said.The hospitalization rate for residents was 54.5%, while 50.0% of visitors and 6.0% of employees were admitted. Thirty-four residents (33.7%) and 1 of the 16 visitors died. No healthcare worker deaths were reported.The vast majority of residents (94.1%) had underlying health problems, the most common of which were high blood pressure (67.3%), heart disease (60.4%), kidney disease (40.6%), diabetes (31.7%), lung disease (31.7%), and obesity (30.7%). Seven residents had high blood pressure as their only coexisting condition.Median resident age was 83 years (range, 51 to 100), while median visitor age was 62.5 years (range, 52 to 88), and median staff age was 43.5 years (range, 21 to 79).The authors urged nursing homes to provide hands-on training, store adequate supplies, and ensure adherence to infection prevention and control protocols, with routine auditing and feedback from observing staff workflow.”The impact of these policies in protecting long-term care facilities should continue to be evaluated, along with the role of serial testing strategies to identify infected staff or patients as testing reagents and supplies become more available,” they wrote.Researchers test old treatment for new diseaseIn a preliminary, uncontrolled case series in China published in JAMA, scientists reported that four of five patients undergoing mechanical ventilation due to COVID-19 infection had normal body temperatures and lower sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) score (ie, milder illness) within 3 days of receiving the plasma of a recovered patient, or convalescent plasma.Convalescent plasma has been used for different diseases for at least a century on the premise that disease-fighting antibodies in the recovered patient’s blood boost the immune response against the disease in the patient receiving the plasma.The patients, who were 36 to 65 years old, had been given antiviral agents and the corticosteroid methylprednisolone. One patient was on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation life support, and two patients had pneumonia. Four patients had no underlying conditions and received convalescent plasma about 20 days after hospitalization, while a fifth with high blood pressure and mitral valve insufficiency received it at day 10.In four patients, oxygenation increased and viral loads decreased and became negative within 12 days, and neutralizing antibody titers increased 1 to 12 days after transfusion (range, 40 to 60 before and 80 to 320 after 7 days of treatment).ARDS resolved in four patients on day 12, and mechanical ventilation was stopped in three patients within 2 weeks of transfusion, the authors wrote. Three of the five patients were released from the hospital (length of stay was 51, 53, and 55 days), while the others were in stable condition 37 days after transfusion.The investigators note, however, that their results are inconclusive because of the small sample size and study design and call for clinical trials of the treatment method. In a commentary in the same journal, John Roback, MD, PhD, and Jeannette Guarner, MD, of Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, agreed.The two said that the lack of a control group makes it impossible to know whether the transfusion aided recovery or whether recovery might have occurred without transfusion. “In addition, patients received numerous other therapies (including antiviral agents and steroids), making it impossible to disentangle the specific contribution of convalescent plasma to the clinical course or outcomes,” they wrote.They added that, because convalescent plasma was administered for as long as 3 weeks after hospital admission, “it is unclear whether this timing is optimal or if earlier administration might have been associated with different clinical outcomes.” However limited, the study does provide some evidence to support further study of the therapy in larger, randomized, controlled trials, noting that it has been used with some apparent success to treat patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome, H1N1 influenza, avian influenza, hemorrhagic fevers, and other infections, they said.In hard-hit New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Mar 24 that a trial of convalescent plasma in seriously ill coronavirus patients would commence within the week.last_img read more

Epicor Appoints New Executive Vice President and General Manager

first_imgDUBLIN, Calif. – Epicor Software Corp., a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, has announced the appointment of Craig McCollum as executive vice president and general manager for the company’s retail distribution solutions business to lead expansion in this key sector.   Reporting to Epicor President and CEO Pervez Qureshi, McCollum will have operating responsibility for the retail distribution solutions business, which delivers comprehensive business management solutions for small to midsize retailers across a variety of industries including pharmacies and drug stores, lumber and building materials, lawn and garden centers, sporting goods and the automotive aftermarket. He is based at the company’s worldwide headquarters in Dublin, Calif.   In this new role, McCollum will be focused on revenue growth and expanding the market opportunity for Epicor retail distribution solutions including Epicor Eagle, Epicor Catalyst, Epicor Vision, and Vista Information Services. A proven leader, McCollum brings more than 25 years of experience in business applications sales, marketing and services delivery, as well as strong experience working within both direct and partner-driven sales models.   Prior to joining Epicor, McCollum served as president of True North Strategists, which worked with global technology firms to transform businesses to achieve profitable growth. From 2004 to 2008, McCollum held senior executive sales and operations roles with Microsoft Corp., including vice president, U.S. Dynamics, and vice president, small medium business worldwide sales strategy. Prior to that, he held executive management positions with other leading enterprise software providers including Sage Software, Lawson Software and Fieldcentrix Corp.   With the appointment of McCollum, Paul Salsgiver, executive vice president and general manager for the company’s Epicor Retail business will focus on driving key strategic investments in Epicor retail management software for the soft goods and specialty retail markets including apparel, footwear, discount and general merchandising.                                           AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

John Cena ‘knocks out’ Jimmy Fallon with sixth move of doom

first_imgAdvertisement 4y0prNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2jmnfWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E204h( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) y8gWould you ever consider trying this?😱o71v9Can your students do this? 🌚c2p1Roller skating! Powered by Firework  Advertisement John Cena returned to reality TV for the second consecutive day as he made a special appearance on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ earlier this week after the promotion of his new children’s book on ‘The Today Show’ this Tuesday.Advertisement Firstly, Cena received praise from host Jimmy Fallon for his new hairstyle. The duo talked about the WWE Superstar’s latest movie, ‘Project X’, that he has been filming in China for the last couple of months.Cena revealed that his co-star, Jackie Chan taught him a new finishing manoeuvre, ‘The Sixth Move of Doom.’ The Champ immediately took the help of his Fallon to demonstrate his signature move to the live audience before knocking him out.Advertisement Here’s a look at the video:The 16-time WWE World Champion debuted his new finisher on live TV for the first time this past Saturday at WWE Super Show Down in Melbourne, Australia. Cena’s lightning fist strike knocked out Elias in the middle of the ring for the pinfall and grabbed the win for his team. Advertisementlast_img read more

WGCA Premier Grand Final: Pakenham v Kooweerup

first_imgBy Russell Bennett For an incredible fourth year in a row, Pakenham and Kooweerup are going head-to-head for the WGCA…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Bantam Rep Leafs

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs are in Smithers this coming week to represent the West Kootenay zone at the B.C. Hockey Tier III Bantam Rep Championships. Nelson edged out Castlegar in a thrilling three game series. Staff and management at Mallard’s Source For Sports would like to wish the Reps best of luck with Team of the Week honours. The squad includes, back row, L-R, Sawyer Hunt, assistant coach Sandy Renwick, Michael Viala, Sam Woodward, Nolan Renwick, Grayson Reitmeyer, Dylan Whiffen, Austin Tambellini, Nolan Percival, Keaton Roch and Carson Arcuri. Front, Adam Maida, Sam Weber, Brandon Sookro, Coleton Dachwitz, Tyler Podgorenko and Brayden Pompu. Missing from photo, head coach Jeff Hunt, goalie coach Ian Perrault, trainer, Mark Whiffen and managers Len Maida and Larissa Sookro.last_img

Bomber seniors Andrea Stinson and Shawn DeGroot claim Kootenay Cross Country titles Wednesday in Fernie

first_imgBomber seniors Andrea Stinson and Shawn DeGroot lived up to some pre-race hype by capturing respective Kootenay High School Cross Country titles Wednesday in Fernie.The L.V. Rogers runner, who dominated the West Kootenay circuit for most of the season, won the Senior Girl’s crown in a time of twenty minutes, 17 seconds.The time was 31 seconds better than Prince Charles runner Emily Simpson.DeGroot defended the Senior Boy’s crown, edging Trafalgar’s Micah May by 59 seconds. DeGroot finished in a time of 27:50.May, a Grade 8 runner competing against senior high school, continued his surprising season by capturing the silver medal in the East Kootenay City.The top runners in each category qualifies for the B.C. High School Cross Country Championships November 5th in Kelowna.Stinson held off a push by East Kootenay runners to top the field.After Simpson, three East Kootenay competitors — Tiara Livingston of Invermere David Thompson, Prince Charles runner Wiebke Zimmerman and Lindsay Weech of Fernie — completed the top five finishers.Taylor Wilson of Kaslo’s J. V. Humphries, who pushed Stinson all season, placed sixth.Katy Camilleri of LVR finished tenth while Ellie Hewat of JVH took 13th, Darya Huser of Salmo 16th, and Larissa Napora of LVR 18th.Tasha Hewat of JVH was 20th.West Kootenay runners finished with much better results in the boy’s race.Walker Dempster of LVR finished fourth behind third-place runner Nic Mottl of Prince Charles.Joe Cox of JVH was fifth with Levi Smith of LVR seventh, Conrad Watt of JVH eighth, Owen Thurston of LVR ninth, Cail Spencer of LVR 10th, Eli Bukoski of JVH 11th, Oliver Hail of LVR 18th and James Janz of LVR 20th.LVR boy’s won the team title while Prince Charles of Creston took the girl’s crown. The Bomber girls finished [email protected]last_img read more

Membership and structures

first_imgThe Partnership is a voluntary association of communicators who have come together out of a sense of common responsibility to use the 2010 communication opportunity to create a better life for all.The partnership is not a legal entity – it is a partnership of communicators across sectors and creative and communication disciplinesAll communicators who wish to contribute to the furthering of the communication objectives of the Partnership can become part of this voluntary association.However, the Partnership does not provide access to the 2010 tournament terrain which belongs to FIFA, its sponsors, commercial affiliates and supporters, and the Organising Committee.The Partnership will form alliances with communicators across the African continent and in the diaspora so collectively we can use this opportunity to tell our stories of the African continent.The Partnership is championed by a Core Group of activist members broadly reflective of marketing, media, communication, advertising, public relations, market research, tourism, sports, government, public agencies and parastatals. Within the Core Group all sectors of society – labour, business, government, and civil society – are included.The Partnership will also drive engagements within the clusters which make up the Core Group – marketing and advertising, tourism, media and communication and arts and culture – for sustained coherence and coordination through exchange of information and sharing of strategy and plans.A Task Team drawn from the Core Group drives the work of the Partnership, and meets monthly.Government Communication and Information System and the International Marketing Council provide a joint secretariat to enable the work of the Partnership.The year long schedule of engagements culminates in an annual 2010 National Communication Partnership conference. Relationship to FIFA and the Organising CommitteeThe Organising Committee is a member of the 2010 National Communication Partnership.In 2005 the Organising Committee facilitated a meeting between representatives of the Partnership and FIFA. FIFA gave support to the approach of a partnership of communicators and its objectives of taking advantage of the World Cup opportunity to communicate about the country and continent.last_img read more