Ansal University partners with Heart Care Foundation of India

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Delhi, July 6, 2019:  Ansal University, India’s leading private university, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI), a leading national non-profit organization committed to making India a healthier and disease-free nation, on Doctor’s Day (1 July 2019).

The partnership is intended towards setting up a Centre of Excellence at Ansal University campus to impart students training in advance areas relevant to emerging healthcare industry.

The MoU was signed by the Registrar, Ansal University and Padma Shri Awardee, Dr K K Aggarwal, President, HCFI.

Through this specialized centre, the University aims to introduce new healthcare and related courses for its students and make use of HCFI’s expertise in various aspects. Since its inception in 1986, the HCFI has been using consumer-based entertainment modules to impart health education and increase awareness about preventive health amongst people. In addition to this, the NGO conducts programmes and camps to train people on the technique of hands-only CPR through its CPR 10 mantra for revival after a sudden cardiac arrest. HCFI currently holds three Limca Book of World Records for the maximum number of people trained in hands-only CPR in one go.

“This association with HCFI is a step towards a better, vibrant future for our students. HCFI is an entity known for its exemplary work in the field of heart care and medicine and with their help, we will be able to hone potential doctors and professionals in the field of medicare. Our aim is to enhance the future of the healthcare sector which is on its path to achieve an exponential growth in this area in our country”, said Prof (Dr) Raj Singh, Vice Chancellor, Ansal University.

“We are happy to be associated with the Ansal University for a one-of-its-kind Centre of Excellence aimed at developing new courses and training students in techniques like CPR. It will not only help them understand the basics of these essential techniques and develop expertise in them but also set a new standard in the delivery of healthcare education”, said Padma Shri Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India.

Through the Centre of Excellence, the HCFI will develop short-term courses on CPR, first-aid, etc. which will either be new or integrated with existing ones. HCFI will also tie-up with UNESCO for developing a Bio Ethics Course apart from others focusing on health educators, breeding checkers and multipurpose educators. The new-formed alliance is aimed towards setting a benchmark in the medical industry and raising the bar of fine-quality education.

About Ansal University and Healthcare Foundation of India:-

Ansal University

Ansal University was established in 2012 under the Haryana Private Universities Act 2006.Located in the heart of Gurgaon, India’s largest hub of National and Fortune 500 companies, it has eight schools offering programmes in Architecture, Design, Law, Management, Hospitality, Engineering, Health Sciences and Planning & Development.Ansal University has been awarded the National Education Excellence award “Best Private University in Northern India 2017” along with “CSR Excellence in Education” award for 2 consecutive years i.e. 2017 and 2018. Sushant School of Art and Architecture at Ansal University is the flagship school which started in 1989 and has been consistently ranked No. 1 Private Architecture School in India by Outlook Magazine.

Healthcare Foundation Of India

Heart Foundation Of India was Founded in 1986 as a National Charitable Trust with the basic objective of creating awareness about all aspects of health for people from all walks of life incorporating all pathies incorporating low cost infotainment modules under one roof. Amongst other key achievements, HCFI is the only NGO in the country on whose community based health awareness events, Government of India has released two commemorative national stamps ( Rs one in 1991 on run for the heart and Rs 6.50 in 1993 on heart care festival- first perfect health mela). Government of Rajisthan also released one Cancellation stamp ( February 2012 during first mega health camp at Ajmer)

Trust is the foundation of a doctor-patient relationship: HCFI

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Modern medicine is patient centric and based on partnership

New Delhi, 30th June 2019: As per a recent study, patients who had higher levels of trust in their doctors took their blood pressure medicine 93% of the time versus 82% for those who had lower levels of trust. Additionally, having trust in the medical profession was linked to greater resilience (ability to adapt to difficult life circumstances) and better health-related quality of life. There is a need to raise awareness on the fact that doctor-patient trust is the foundation of the practice of medicine. It is a fiduciary relationship, the latter being the Latin word for “confidence” or “trust.”

A patient who does not trust his doctor will not confide in him nor will he be motivated to adhere to the prescribed treatment plan. Modern medicine today is patient-centric based on partnership, where the patient is an equal partner in the diagnostic and therapeutic process. Patients rely on doctors to take care of their health, so it is important that patients trust their doctors.

Speaking about this, Padma Shri Awardee, Dr KK Aggarwal, President, HCFI, said, “ack of communication is a major cause of disputes between doctors and patients today. This can be tackled by the triad of ‘Plan, Communication and Documentation’, where ‘Plan’ means observations and treatment decided by the doctor and if the same is ‘Communicated’ to the patient, ‘Documented’ and then implemented, there can never be a dispute. Any disparity between your plan and the outcome leads to a dispute. A patient who does not trust his doctor will not confide in him nor will he be motivated to adhere to the prescribed treatment plan.”

Adding further, Dr Aggarwal, who is also the Group Editor-in-Chief of IJCP, said, “The five components of a better doctor-patient relationship are: Acknowledge, Introduce, Explain, Define the duration of time and finally Thank the patients. If you cannot practice compassion-based medicine, then at least practice etiquette-based medicine. The three components of a good doctor are: Available, Behavior and Competency.  Remember that an available and well-behaved doctor is much more important than a doctor who is competent.”

Modern medicine today is patient-centric based on partnership, where the patient is an equal partner in the diagnostic and therapeutic process. Be courteous with the patients and explain the management plan in a language that they can understand. This is the concept of informed consent

To build a successful doctor-patient relationship

  • Do what you say: For example, if you have told your patient that you would be late by one hour, make sure that it is only one hour and not later than that
  • Document what you speak and
  • Preserve what you document

Budget 2019 must focus on making One Health a reality in India: HCFI

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All health-related aspects must come under the ambit of single department

New Delhi, 28th June 2019: As the nation gears up for the first set of policies to be announced by the new government, it remains to be seen what the powers-that-be have in store for India’s healthcare sector. Making simple, accessible, and affordable healthcare a reality is the need of the hour as is the idea of ensuring that the concept of One Health turns into a reality in the country.

In most nations world over, inter-sectoral coordination has been established by the concerned governments, to consult with each other, share their knowledge, and provide effective and efficient means to control emergence of such diseases as per protocols set by the World Health Organization under their one health programme.

Speaking about this, Padma Shri Awardee, Dr KK Aggarwal, President, HCFI, said, “The time has come for health professionals, environmentalists, and agriculture professionals to work collaboratively and develop solutions to various problems which are increasing with each passing year. Although the One Health programme is in place in India, it does not seem to be getting the right results due to different administrative and ministerial controls. It has often been seen that allocation of budgets are spread over different ministries looking after the human, animal, agriculture, and environmental health programmes.”

One Health is a concept that incorporates human, animal, plant, and environmental health (air, water, earth) under one roof. It recognizes that the health of people is connected to the health of animals, plants and the environment.

Adding further, Dr Aggarwal, who is also the Group Editor-in-Chief of IJCP, said, “At present, the ministries of health, agriculture, rural development, environment, road transport, climate change, earth sciences, water, Women and child development, Swatch Bharat Program, ICMR, ICAR, IARI, etc., are looking after their respective matters of human concern.”

The Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI would request the government to consider the following while framing guidelines for the budget.

  • Bring administrative and budgetary control of all such schemes of all segments that deal with health of humans, animals, environment-climate change, agriculture production, and disease control, under one roof namely “One health Program”. This will enable the scientists working in these sectors independently on prevention and control of diseases that have potential to shift their host from one sector to other, and these can be better researched and controlled.
  • Allocate common budget or link these budgets for these programmes so that more intersectoral cooperation and sharing of knowledge takes place. Besides, overlapping of programmes in these ministries will also go away to a large extent and thus would also result in more saving of financial outflow.
  • Provide emergent care services free of cost or reimbursed to the private sector by the government.

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