US Consulate General to organize a “Taste of America” festival in Agartala on Apr 24

The U.S. Consulate General, Kolkata is organizing a “Taste of America” festival in Agartala on Tuesday, April 24 at Nazrul Kalakshetra from 9:00 A.M. to 8:30 P.M. The first of its kind in the city, this event will showcase different facets of the United States including American music, history, film, art and culture. The “Taste of America” fest will also highlight services offered by the U.S. Consulate General, Kolkata for the citizens of Agartala and Tripura.

A child in Agartala Orphanage needs psychiatrist support

We were, during a recent visit to Prantik, sad to see that the affable and ever cheerful Malati was passing through a bout of depression. She does not go to school and cannot join the rest of the orphanage children in games, being physically challenged resulting from a grievous burn injury; and that may be at the root of the present malady. This calls for professional intervention by a benevolent psychiatrist.

Towards HEPATITIS-B free Agartala city

Hepatitis Foundation of Tripura (HFT) is working in the field of Hepatitis-B prevention since 2002. The basic aim of foundation is awareness generation, immunization against Hepatitis-B and early detection and treatment. The foundation received constant help and support from the Govt. of Tripura, particularly Dept. of Health in its endeavor to make Tripura Hepatitis- B free.

For general awareness - counterfeit drugs kill!

Picture says it all!
There are availability of spurious/counterfeit/below standard 'me too'/sound-alike drugs in developing countries like India because of infrequent and often inadequate counter regulatory measures. Specially in less developed states of India like our Tripura, the problem seems to be more pronounced.
Friends be cautious before buying any such 'me too' brand names of drugs that may fall under such categories. Ethical issues and patient safety must be considered and also we, doctors must keep in mind that short term gains by malpractice may destroy one's long term reputation!

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Blood donation camp - to celebrate foundation day of Tripura Govt. Doctors' Association

Blood donation camp - to celebrate foundation day of Tripura Govt. Doctors' Association ...

This lead is shared by Dr. Kaushik Chakraborty .(Thanks Kaushik!)

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Convergence of MGNREGA with National Afforestation Programme

The mad rush to use MGNREGA to augment the National Afforestation Programme (NAP) has its pitfalls. While wage employment for vulnerable rural people guaranteed under the flagship scheme is a critical necessity in India as of today, success of NAP is of vital importance for humanity at large both for today and tomorrows. The half-hearted MGNREGA mechanism to secure outputs has remained and will remain ineffective by and large given the nature of the programme. An earthen embankment constructed under MGNREGA in uplands for rainwater harvesting may, therefore, remain unfinished, turning out to be a major threat rather than a boon to the neighbourhood.

Professionalism in Government

Decline in professionalism in Government since independence is the result of continued attrition and ruthless marginalisation of professional people vis-à-vis civil servants.