Saturday December 7, 2019

Rajiv Gandhi Hospital introduces many new Facilities including Open-Heart Surgery

The new facilities at the hospital includes, open Heart Surgery, 16 bed ICU, OT Complex, Heptatoblery, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Centres and Gastroenterology

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Facility for open-heart surgery gets Inaugurated at the Rajiv Gandhi Super-Specialty Hospital in East Delhi. Pixabay

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday inaugurated facility for open-heart surgery at the Rajiv Gandhi Super-Specialty Hospital in East Delhi.

The new facilities at the hospital includes, open Heart Surgery, 16 bed ICU, OT Complex, Heptatoblery, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Centres and Gastroenterology.

Kejriwal, in his address, congratulated the hospital for the induction of state-of-the-art facilities and said that investing in education and health are the means to becoming a developed nation.

“I am happy that so many facilities are coming up in the Rajiv Gandhi Super-Specialty Hospital. I want to congratulate all the people who have supported us in initiating these facilities for the people of Delhi,” he said.

He also said that no one could have thought that government hospitals could be at par with private ones.

“Back in 2010, GTB hospital was the only hospital with adequate infrastructure and healthcare facilities for the poor. Delhi has witnessed an expansion in health services and many new facilities have been increased at each level.

“Rajiv Gandhi is a state-of-the-art hospital at par with private hospitals. No government could have thought that government hospitals could have facilities equal to a private hospital. The doctors in these hospitals are also efficient,” said Kejriwal.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday inaugurated facility for open-heart Surgery. VOA

He also said that huge inflow of patients in government hospitals a big challenge.

“As our services have improved, people are shifting from private hospitals to government hospitals for treatments. Five years ago, there were 3 crores OPDs in total in all the government hospitals, which has now gone up to 6 crores. The expansion of the healthcare sector in this regard remains a big challenge for us with the increase in facilities.”

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Health Minister Satyendra Jain and MLA Rajendra Pal Gautam were also present at the inauguration ceremony. (IANS)

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Generalised Anxiety Disorder During Teenage Can Lead to Harmful Drinking Habits

Using questionnaire and clinical interview data from more than 2,000 participants, researchers found generalised anxiety disorder at age 18 was linked to frequent drinking

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Research has shown that links between mental health problems, such as Anxiety disorders, and alcohol are common and complex. Pixabay

Researchers at the University of Bristol have found evidence of an association between generalised Anxiety disorder at age 18 and harmful drinking three years later.

The study, published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence strengthens the evidence for a relationship between anxiety and later alcohol use as the researchers accounted for other factors such as adolescent smoking and cannabis use, and parental anxiety and alcohol use.

“Helping adolescents to develop positive strategies for coping with anxiety, instead of drinking alcohol, may reduce the risk of future harmful drinking. However, we cannot determine if the relationship is causal, because we used an observational study design,” said Maddy Dyer.

Using questionnaire and clinical interview data from more than 2,000 participants, researchers found generalised anxiety disorder at age 18 was linked to frequent drinking, frequent bingeing, hazardous drinking, and harmful drinking at age 18.

Generalised anxiety disorder continued to be associated with harmful drinking at age 21.

Drinking to cope was also strongly associated with more harmful drinking, but it did not appear to influence associations between anxiety and alcohol use.

Harmful drinking was measured using a special test developed by the World Health Association.

On average, adolescents with anxiety drank at more harmful levels regardless of whether they tended to drink alcohol for coping reasons or not.

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Researchers at the University of Bristol have found evidence of an association between generalised Anxiety disorder at age 18 and harmful drinking three years later. Pixabay

“Our own research has shown that links between mental health problems, such as anxiety disorders, and alcohol are common and complex,” said Mark Leyshon, Senior Policy and Research Manager at Alcohol Change UK.

For example, anxiety can be both a result of stopping drinking and a risk factor in beginning to drink too much, as this new study suggests.

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“We need more research to help us better understand the connections between alcohol and mental health, as well as high-quality, accessible, integrated support for substance misuse and mental health issues,” Leyshon added. (IANS)