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December 3, 2012 Leave a comment

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NEET-PG: Reviews from test-takers on Dec 1 Afternoon Session

December 2, 2012 Leave a comment

Jst done wid my exam.. frustrated.. Cant understand y ppl calling neet easy nd cut-off so high.. It ws nowhere near an easy paper..

its hard to say if its easy or tugh!! ppr was lik in 2 extrm… some wer so silly ques… some othr wer lik nevr herd!! many confusin quest as ll…. i can’t say it was an easy ppr at alllll!!!!!! icon_sad.gif

Hi..appeared for the aftrnoon session…Kind of mixed patterns of question AIPGE+DNB Q. overall i felt tha it was more of like AIPGE . few q were far easy(10%) so those will non determinant types rest were moderate(50) College time universities exam MCQ and twisted (30%) and non answerable(10%). i really doubt 80% would be down at ~65. one should atleast revise sign, symtoms, radiological signs as described in Kalaam”s table ~10Q.

friends..I dont want to spread rumors..called a friend today,who claimed that paper was very easy for him and his friends..all of them are repeating for second time,..out of the 3,two are diploma PGTs ..they read Iams notes(postal) and few subject wise book..
Claimed that paper came from known topics,all known…10-12 qstions data based but answerable..overall review from them is paper was very good and answerable and no offbeat qstions(according to him)

wrote down exam on 30 evening.. exam ke baad all i felt ke nbe vale mera majak uda re the ke beta ghar baith ke padha hai na tuek saal, chal aa dekhe kitne pani mein hai tu.. stupid ppr stupid ques, koi farak ni padna tha chahe ppr 23rd ko hi de diya hota to…

Guys..i appered in d afternoon session..though the paper looks easy bt in real its not..100-110 qn were simple any one can ans…around 10 qn data based..clear understnding reqiured..n sm qns which were really tough..conecpt chahiye…d rest qns were determining…though sm qns wich were pretty over all its a mixed paper..revise ur class notes if way out

n one thing i want to make clear…n qn distribution is nt xact as given in d brochure….maxm no of qns from micro …spm …n biochemistry..vry less qns from medicine n surgery…

there were many qs which i could answer from the appendix given in kalam

For me the exam was tough.. there were around 15 repeats.. about 100 questions are purely simple.. abt 10 qs data based .. to get the rest i shud read a lot ..

i gave the evening paper today…. being a fresher…. i found the paper quite difficult for me…. and i fear next year even with a year of coaching i might not be able to find it very easy because the questions were mostly data based… percentages.. genetics.. lots of physiology and biochem.. three or four clinical based queries… nothing much from surgery.. medicine.. paedia.. around twenty questions were very easy and basic.. things i had read during my ug days but too hard to recall as of now.. some ques were unheard of.. i felt like i was playing kbc.. lol.. hot seat and all.. would have been nice if they focussed more on management of patients and clinical aspect.. mugging up base factuals is of no real use !

overall the paper was tough acc to me..some qs were so easy that anyone would be able to answer,some were moderate and rest needed really entensive reading..many facts and numbers asked..dont think they asked from any particular prev papers..looked like they’d made new questions from textbooks..all the best to the ones yet to give exam..dis neet is based a lot on luck factor!!!

they can ask facts n figures from any corner of any book.. and come up with new ques every time.. how would it be possible for us to remember all d numbers n dates n names of scientists wich are nt even so significant.. its like testing medical general knowledge.. shudnt more attention be paid to clinical management and illnesses… and what if they change the pattern again next year.. we land up being guinea pigs dis year and next year is uncertain.. so we should be prepared for everything..

ya i totally agree…dats wat neet pattern was initally said to be like..more clinically oriented questions..but now what is going to prevail is only mugging and luck…it will take another 5 years to mug all all the facts from various textbooks..jus one hope for this year is that everyone’s sailing in the same boat.. icon_smile.gif

questions 4m basics of every subject
2options easy 2 rule out bt ultimate confusion in remaining 2 as they
r vry close….
subject buks cover major part…
bt still cant ignore rattofying al nos….
try 2 revise any compiled charts b4 xm..
n there r few wich v hear first time in xm hall only…
overall cant say wats gonna happen…

according me paper was tough… u need concept to attempt the questions…….

according 2’s evening time NEET exam was nt very tough..but i found 15-20 Q very tough…MK/Aa and ACROSS se repeat tha..almost 20 qs.. ..5-6 frm DNB guide..baki..ka pata nahi..mere se almost 8-10 qstns silly mistake aur lack of revision se vgalat hue..icon_sad.gif

gave evening dec session…. for a well prepared student…200 is easily attainable… mine was average performance…!… m getting really scared bout cut off… when people in other forum use to say 80% needed for clinical… i used to nt believe…. but after my session…. i think.. above 190 must to be within 3000 rank…!.. m nt trying to scare anyone… but this ia wat i felt…. i also might nt be able to score above 180- 190…. icon_cry.gif

1st pm session:
98% one liner, rest 2/3.
BASIC, & only Basic.
But not at all easy to make most of them correct.
1st & 2nd prof stressed.
Numerical 7-8. every line in a text can be Q: in this pattern

*PG Times respects NBE non-disclosure policy. No questions asked in any of the exams will be disclosed. We strongly urge all candidates to follow the guidelines.


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PM asks Health Ministry and Planning Commission to sort out their differences

December 2, 2012 Leave a comment

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asked health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia to sort out their differences over the planning and formulation of the health policy under the 12th Five Year Plan.

The health ministry is up in arms against the Planning Commission’s suggestion to ‘corporatize healthcare’ which they feel will create a competitive scenario between public and private healthcare institutions. The commission’s decision to regulate hospitals based on number of patients is another sore point. The planning commission on the other hand is opposed to setting up two separate health missions for the rural and urban centres which perhaps explains why the much touted National Urban Health Mission hasn’t been launched yet.
Ahluwalia said that there were several concerns that needed to be sorted out and he will meet Mr Azad to sort out the differences before the 12th Plan goes to the cabinet. The Planning Commission had tried to push for a healthcare model where the public sector would be a mere regulator in the delivery of healthcare services with greater impetus from the private sector.

The commission’s suggestion to have a single National Health Mission instead of a separate national rural and urban health missions also ran into rough weather. Ahluwalia said, “The ministry is of the opinion that NRHM should not be touched and be allowed to run separately.” He was firm against having two separate missions in the country — one catering to urban and the other to rural populations.

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Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University CET 2013

December 2, 2012 Leave a comment
Estd by Govt of NCT of Delhi, NAAC accredited ‘A’ grade university
Sector-16C, Dwarka, Delhi-110078, Tel 011-25302167-169, Website


  • Date of receipt of application with NATA score: 03rd June, 2013 to 01st July, 2013;
  • Date of declaration of first merit list: 11th July, 2013, Thursday;
  • Last date for submitting representations: 16th July, 2013, Tuesday, upto 04.00 p.m.;
  • Date of declaration of final merit list (after considering representations): 18th July, 2013, Thursday
  • Last date of receipt of CET applications
  • CET Code-100: 03rd June, 2013 to 01st July, 2013
  • CET Code-101: 12th February, 2013, Tuesday

For other courses: 09th April, 2013, Tuesday
For the availability of admission brochures for these programmes and other details, kindly visit the university website 

Common Entrance Test (CET) 2013-14

MBA (CET Code-101)

Date of CET: 03rd March, 2013, Sunday, 10.30 a.m. to 01.00 p.m.
PGMC (MD/MS) (CET Code-102)
Date of CET: 30th March, 2013, Saturday, 10.30 a.m. to 01.30 p.m.

BBA, Allied Programmes (CET Code 125)
Date of CET: 04th May, 2013, Saturday, 10.30 a.m. to 01.00 p.m.

DM (Cardiology) (CET Code-132)
Date of CET: 04th May, 2013, Saturday, 10.30 12.00 p.m.

M.Ch (CTVS) (CET Code-133)
Date of CET: 04th May, 2013, Saturday, 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.
LL.M (CET Code-112)

Date of CET: 04th May, 2013, Saturday, 02.00 p.m. to 04.30 p.m.
LE to B.Tech (Diploma) (CET Code-128)
Date of CET: 04th May, 2013, Saturday, 02.00 p.m. to 04.30 p.m.
LE to B.Tech (B.Sc Grads) (CET Code-129)
Date of CET: 04th May, 2013, Saturday, 02.00 p.m. to 04.30 p.m.
M.Ch (Neuro Surgery) (CET Code-134)
Date of CET: 04th May, 2013, Saturday, 02.00 p.m. to 03.30 p.m.
DM (Neurology) (CET Code-135)
Date of CET: 04th May, 2013, Saturday, 02.00 p.m. to 03.30 p.m.
M.Ch (Plastic Surgery) (CET Code-136)
Date of CET: 05th May, 2013, Sunday, 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.
DM (Nephrology) (CET Code-137)
Date of CET: 05th May, 2013, Sunday, 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.

DM (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine) (CET Code-138)
Date of CET: 05th May, 2013, Sunday, 02.00 p.m. to 03.30 p.m.

M.Ch (Urology) (CET Code-144)
Date of CET: 05th May, 2013, Sunday, 02.00 p.m. to 03.30 p.m.

MCA/MCA (SE) (CET Code-105)
Date of CET: 11th May, 2013, Saturday, 10.30 a.m. to 01.00 p.m.

MBBS Stage-I (CET Code-103)
Date of CET: 11th May, 2013, Saturday, 02.00 p.m. to 05.00 p.m.

BDS (CET Code-104)
Date of CET: 12th May, 2013, Sunday, 10.30 a.m. to 01.30 p.m.

Master of Mass Communication (CET Code-106)
Date of CET: 12th May, 2013, Sunday, 10.30 a.m. to 01.00 p.m.

MPT (CET Code-107)
Date of CET: 12th May, 2013, Sunday, 10.30 a.m. to 01.00 p.m.

MOT (CET Code-108)
Date of CET: 12th May, 2013, Sunday, 10.30 a.m. to 01.00 p.m.

MPO (CET Code-109)
Date of CET: 12th May, 2013, Sunday, 10.30 a.m. to 01.00 p.m.

MPH (FE) (CET Code-110)
Date of CET: 12th May, 2013, Sunday, 02.00 p.m. to 04.30 p.m.

M.Sc (EM) (CET Code-111)
Date of CET: 12th May, 2013, Sunday, 02.00 p.m. to 04.30 p.m.

BJMC (CET Code-126)
Date of CET: 12th May, 2013, Sunday, 02.00 p.m. to 04.30 p.m.

M.Tech (IT/CSE/IS), M.Tech (IT/CSE weekend) (CET Code-139)
Date of CET: 12th May, 2013, Sunday, 02.00 p.m. to 04.30 p.m.

M.A. (Eng and Comm) (CET Code-113)
Date of CET: 18th May, 2013, Saturday, 10.30 a.m. to 01.00 p.m.

BCA (CET Code-114)
Date of CET: 18th May, 2013, Saturday, 10.30 a.m. to 01.00 p.m.

B.Sc (H) Nursing (CET Code-115)
Date of CET: 18th May, 2013, Saturday, 02.00 p.m. to 04.30 p.m.

LE to B.Pharm (Diploma) (CET Code-116)
Date of CET: 18th May, 2013, Saturday, 02.00 p.m. to 04.30 p.m.

MBA (SEM) (CET Code-117)
Date of CET: 18th May, 2013, Saturday, 02.00 p.m. to 04.30 p.m.

M.A./M.Sc (Criminology) (CET Code-118)
Date of CET: 18th May, 2013, Saturday, 02.00 p.m. to 04.30 p.m.

M.Sc (Forensic Science) (CET Code-119)
Date of CET: 18th May, 2013, Saturday, 02.00 p.m. to 04.30 p.m.

M.Ed (CET Code-120)
Date of CET: 18th May, 2013, Saturday, 02.00 p.m. to 04.30 p.m.

M.Tech (DC/Sp/RF&M/VLSI), M.Tech (ECE) weekend (CET Code-140)
Date of CET: 18th May, 2013, Saturday, 02.00 p.m. to 04.30 p.m.
M.Tech (Food Technology) (CET Codeo-152)
Date of CET: 18th May, 2013, Saturday, 02.00 p.m. to 04.30 p.m.
B.Tech (CET Code-131)
Date of CET: 19th May, 2013, Sunday, 02.00 p.m. to 04.30 p.m.
Date of CET: 26th May, 2013, Sunday, 10.30 a.m. to 01.00 p.m.
B.Ed (CET Code-122)
Date of CET: 26th May, 2013, Sunday, 02.00 p.m. to 04.30 p.m.
M.Sc (Bio & Conv) (CET Code-123)
Date of CET: 26th May, 2013, Sunday, 02.00 p.m. to 04.30 p.m.

Date of CET: 26th May, 2013, Sunday, 02.00 p.m. to 04.30 p.m.

Date of CET: 26th May, 2013, Sunday, 02.00 p.m. to 04.30 p.m.

M.Sc (NRM) (CET Code-145)
Date of CET: 26th May, 2013, Sunday, 02.00 p.m. to 04.30 p.m.
MBBS Stage-II (CET Code-103)
Date of CET: 08th June, 2013, Saturday, 02.00 p.m. to 05.00 p.m.
BHMCT (CET Code-127)
Date of CET: 09th June, 2013, Sunday, 10.30 a.m. to 01.00 p.m.
B.Tech (Bio Tech) (CET Code-130)
Date of CET: 09th June, 2013, Sunday, 02.00 p.m. to 04.30 p.m.
B.Arch (CET Code-100)

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Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute Kelambakkam PG Admission 2013

December 2, 2012 Leave a comment
Applications are invited from eligible candidates for admission to the following post graduate degree courses in Medicine and Surgical Specialties (MD/MS) for the academic year 2013-14 at Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute
No domicile restriction and candidates belonging to any State/Union Territory of India can apply

MD Pre/Para Clinical Courses (3 years)

MD: Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Community Medicine

MD/MS Clinical Courses (3 years)

MD: General Medicine; Dermatology, Venerology and Leprosy; Anesthesiology, Respiratory Medicine
MS: Orthopedics, Ophthalmology
Eligibility: Eligibility to appear for the All India Level Medical Post Graduate Common Entrance Examination for MD/MS courses, pass in MBBS degree course from a medical college recognized by medical council of India and completion of internship (CRRI) on or before 31st March, 2013
Date of entrance exam 27th January, 2013, Sunday
Exam Centres: Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Padur, Kelambakkam, Kancheepuram Distt
Hall tickets will be issued at Registrar’s office, Administrative Block, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education one day before the All India Level Medical Graduate Common Entrance Examination
Selection: selection will be made on merit, based on the marks secured on the entrance examination conducted by the university on All India basis
Application Form: Application form will be issued from 27th November, 2012, Tuesday
Applications forms can be obtained from the office of the Registrar, Administrative Block, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Chettinad Health City campus on payment of Rs 2,000/- (Rs two thousand only) by cash or by means of a demand draft
If the application form is downloaded from the university website a demand draft for Rs 2000/- (Rs two thousand only) drawn in favour of Chettinad Academy of Research and Education payable at Chennai is to be enclosed
Photo copies of the following certificates duly attested by a Gazetted Officer should be enclosed along with the application form for entrance examination;
  • MBBS degree certificate/provisional pass certificate I/II;
  •  mark sheets of the university examination for the whole of the MBBS course;
  • attempt certificate (first year to final year wherever applicable);
  • community certificate;
  • internship certificate (CRRI);
  • permanent registration certificate issued by medical council of India or respective state medical council;
  • transfer certificate; migration certificate (wherever applicable) and
  • conduct certificate issued by the Head of the Institution last studied
The duly filled in application form with relevant copies of documents should reach the Registrar, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Chettinad Health City Campus, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Padur, Kelambakkam-603013, Kancheepuram Distt on or before 31st December, 2012, Monday, 05.00 p.m.
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NITTE University, Mangalore – PG Courses entrance exams

December 2, 2012 Leave a comment

NITTE University, Mangalore

Estd u/s 3 of UGC Act, 1956, Placed under Category ‘A’ by MHRD, Govt of India
University Enclave, 6th Floor, Medical Sciences Complex, Deralakatte, Mangalore-575018
Tel 0824-2204300/01/02, Fax 0824-2204308
Email, Website

Admission Notice-2013

Important Dates

  • Date of hosting of application format and brochure on the website October, 2012
  • Last date for receipt of application by the university: 22nd December, 2012
  • Date of dispatch of test admission tickets by post by the university: 05th November, 2012 onwards
  • Date for downloading the test admission tickets from the website if not received by post: 02nd January, 2013
  • Date for contacting the university by phone for non receipt of test admission tickets: 24th December, 2012
  • Date of entrance test: 06th January, 2013
  • Date of publication of key answers (provisional): 08th January, 2013
  • Last date for receipt of objection/clarification, if any, for key answers through email: 16th January, 2013
  • Date of publication of key answers (final): 22nd January, 2013
  • Date of announcement of merit list: 09th February, 2013
  • Date of counseling (first round): 21st February, 2013 (MDS),22nd February, 2013 (MD/MS)
  • Date of counseling (second round): 22nd March, 2013
  • Last date for admission: 30th April, 2013
  • Date of commencement of classes: 02nd May, 2013

 NITTE University PG Entrance Test (NUPGET)-2013

Nitte University will be conducting Nitte University All India Entrance Test for Post Graduate Medical and Dental Courses NUPGET-2013 on06th January, 2013 for candidates seeking admission to MD/MS and MDSin its constituent colleges, namely KS Hegde Medical Academy and AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, for the academic year 2013-14
Eligible candidates desiring to appear for the entrance test may download the application form from website
The last date of receipt of application for NUPGET-2013 by the Registrar,Nitte University is 22nd December, 2012

MD/MS/MDS Courses

MD: Anatomy (03), Anaesthesiology (10), Biochemistry (02), Dermatology (02), General Medicine (06), Microbiology (03), Pathology (04), Paediatrics (03), Pharmacology (04), Forensic Medicine (02), Physiology (02), Community Medicine (04), Radio Diagnosis (02), Psychiatry (01)
MS: ENT (03), General Surgery (06), OB&G (04), Ophthalmology (04), Orthopaedics (04)

MDS: Prosthetics with Crown and Bridge, Implantology (09); Oral Medicine and Radiology (02); Conservative Dentistry (08); Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (08); Periodontics (05); Orthodontics (09); Pedodontics (06); Oral Pathology and Microbiology (02)

Eligibility: Candidates who fulfill the following criteria shall be eligible to appear for the entrance test

He/she is a citizen of India

He/she must have studied and passed courses leading to the award of bachelor’s degree (MBBS or BDS as the case may be) from a college recognized by the MCI for MD/MS candidates and DCI for MDS candidates
He/she has completed or is completing compulsory rotatory internship on or before 30th April, 2013

Must be less than 45 years of age as on 30th April, 2013

Applications are liable for rejection if incomplete, received after the last date, not signed by the candidate himself/herself wherever signature of the candidate appears, photographs are not of recent origin

Test Fee: The candidates are required to pay the entrance test fee of Rs 3,000/- through A/c payee demand draft in favour of NITTE Universitypayable at Mangalore

Test Centres: Bengaluru, Mumbai, Delhi, Ernakulam, Mangalore

Application Form: Download application form for applying from website

The filled application with all relevant documents should be sent to the Registrar, Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore (DK)-575018 by speed post so as to reach before the last date or may be handed over in person at the university office on any working day before the last date

Candidates should super scribe the sealed envelope carrying application form application for  


Test admission ticket (TAT) for the entrance test will be sent by post to the postal address furnished by the candidate in the TAT


Last date for receipt of Application by the University is 22nd December, 2012

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AMUPMDC APGM CET 2013 APGD CET 2013 Notification

December 2, 2012 Leave a comment


Shreeji House, 75 Mint Road, Fort, Mumbai-01, Tel 022-22641602/03, Fax 022-22641362
Email, Website


Post Graduate Medical and Dental Courses Admission-2013

AMUPMDC will conduct an All India level CET for admissions to Post Graduate Degree and Diploma Courses in Unaided Private Medical and Dental Colleges of Maharashtra State for the academic year 2013-14
PG Medical (APGM CET-2013): 06th January, 2013, Sunday, 02.00 p.m. to 05.30 p.m.
PG Dental (APGD CET-2013): 06th January, 2013, Sunday, 02.00 p.m. to 03.30 p.m.
Application Form: Application forms and information brochures will be available from 19th November, 2012 to 20th December, 2012 atAMUPMDC office on payment of Rs 1000/- by demand draft in favour ofAMUPMDC payable at Mumbai
Application forms can also be obtained by post from AMUPMDC office with an additional demand draft of Rs 100/- for postal charges
Candidates are requested to send a written application on plain paper mentioning the course applied for
The last date for submission of filled in application forms along with demand draft of Rs 2000/- for exam fee is 26th December, 2012
Asso-CET-2013 for admission to the first year MBBS / BDS / Other Health Science courses will be conducted on 26th May, 2013, Sunday

For details regularly visit website

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Manipal University PG Medical-Dental Admissions 2013

December 2, 2012 Leave a comment


Manipal-576104, Tel 9243777700
Email, Website

Admission Notice-2013

Post Graduate Medical (MD/MS/Diploma) and Dental (MDS/PG Diploma in Dental Materials) Admissions-2013
Applications are invited for various postgraduate medical (MD/MS/Diploma) and Dental (MDS/PG Diploma in Dental Materials) at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Mangalore and Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, Mangalore
Admission Procedure: Admission is based on the rank secured in Manipal University online entrance test (MUOET)-2013 to be conducted between15th February, 2013 and 24th February, 2013 by Manipal University

Visit website and apply online or download pdf application

How to apply: Student can select any one of the following options suited to your convenience

Pay the application fees through credit card, net banking
Pay application fee by demand draft, print and send the complete form with demand draft in the name of Manipal University payable at Manipal or Udupi; or
Write to Manipal University. Director, Admissions Manipal University to request for application form

Last date to apply 25th January, 2013

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GDMOs / Specialist Doctor / Dental Surgeon / Dentist Jobs in MCD Delhi 2012

December 1, 2012 Leave a comment

East Delhi Municipal Corporation MCD Delhi has invited candidates for Walk in Interview for filling the General Duty Medical Officer / GDMOs / Specialist Doctor / Dentist / Dental Doctor vacancies.Interested Doctors may appear for the Interview as follows -

  • General Duty Medical Officer / GDMOs – 14 posts,Qualification – MBBS,Upper Age Limit – 30 years,Pay Scale – Rs. 45277
  • Dental Surgeon / Dentist - 03 posts,Qualification – BDS,Upper Age Limit – 30 years,Pay Scale – Rs. 45277
  • Specialist Doctor – 02 posts (Anaesthesia – 01 / ENT – 01),Qualification – PG Degree / Diploma in concerned speciality,Upper Age Limit – 32 years,Pay Scale – Rs. 47632

Selection Process – Candidates will be selected based on  the performance in the Interview
How to Apply - Those candidates who are interested need to appear for interview at interview venue on the date of Interview.
Venue of Interview - Office of DHA,East Delhi Municipal Corporation,Plot No. – 419,Udyog Sadan,Patparganj Industerial Area,Delhi – 110 092
Interview Date  - Dec 03,2012 (For GDMOs) & Dec 04,2012 (For Dental / Specialist)

For detailed information & application form go to he following link -

Categories: Misc

57% reduction in new HIV infections in last decade

December 1, 2012 Leave a comment

Overall decline in adult new-HIV infections, annual AIDS-related deaths, says NACO report

India has registered an overall decline in the number of adult new-HIV infections and annual AIDS-related deaths across the country, while Odisha, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Chandigarh have shown estimated adult HIV prevalence greater than the national prevalence, according to the latest round of HIV sentinel surveillance and estimations conducted by the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), which was released by Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad here on Friday.

The report notes that India has registered 57 per cent reduction in new HIV infections during last decade and 1.5 lakh lives have been saved due to scale up of free antiretroviral therapy (ART) services since 2004. NACO conducts HIV surveillance and estimations at regular intervals and the latest round was completed in 2011. The data generated is then used for estimation of HIV burden and projection of HIV epidemic trends in the country.

“The HIV estimations 2012 indicate an overall continuing reduction in adult HIV prevalence, new HIV infections and AIDS related deaths in India. The adult HIV prevalence declined from an estimated level of 0.41 per cent in 2001 through 0.35 per cent in 2006 to 0.27 per cent in 2011. The decline was registered in high prevalence areas including Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Manipur, Karnataka and Nagaland. Also of the 1.6 lakh estimated new infections in 2001 among adults, the six high-prevalence States account for 31 per cent of the new infections,” noted the report.

There has also been a considerable decline in HIV prevalence among female sex workers at the national level and decline has also been achieved among men with same-sex partners(7.41 per cent in 2007 to 4.43 per cent in 2011). Stable trends have been recorded among injecting drug users at the national level (7.23 per cent in 2007 to 7.14 per cent in 2011). Besides, North-East States where declines have been achieved, newer pockets of high HIV prevalence among drug users have emerged over the past few years, in States including Punjab, Chandigarh, Delhi, Mumbai and Bihar. In certain northern States, evidence indicates the possible role of migration in fuelling HIV epidemics. Besides high-risk migrants, long distance truckers also show high levels of vulnerability and form an important part of bridge population, says the report.

The data released also notes that the total number of people living in India with HIV/AIDS is estimated at 21 lakh in 2011, children less than 15-year-old account for seven per cent of all infections, while 86 per cent are in the age group of 15-49 years. Of all HIV infections 39 per cent are among women.

Stating that the evidence shows that India is on track to achieve the global target of ‘zero new infections, zero AIDS-related deaths and zero discrimination,’ NACO in its report states that major challenge for the programme will be to ensure that the treatment requirements are fully met without sacrificing the needs of prevention.

Categories: Public Health
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