PGI TO HOLD SERIES OF LECTURES ON HEALTH ISSUES
Sahitya Akademi, Government of India, has nominated Jaspal Kaur Kaang as a member of its Punjabi Advisory Board for a period of five years.
Chairperson of department of Guru Nanak Sikh Studies Jaspal Kaur Kaang is a nominated member of senate, and is a prominent scholar of Punjabi literature with 10 books and more than 40 research papers to her credit.
Kaang is a member of various administrative and academic bodies.
She has been allotted a major research project on “Application of teaching of Guru Granth Sahib in solving human problems of Modern times” from UGC recently. She was also nominated in Sahitya Akademi’s Punjabi Advisory Board in 2003-2007.
To create awareness about common health issues among patients, attendants and the general public, the Post- Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here would organise a series of public lectures.
The first in the series would pertain to itching disorders and would be delivered by Dr Tarun Narang from the department of dermatology, PGIMER, on Friday at 12.30pm on the 3rd floor in C block of the New OPD, PGIMER.
In the coming days issues like dental care, respiratory allergies and asthma, itching disorders, hepatitis-jaundice, common urinary problems, diarrhoea and dysenteries, brain attacksstrokes, voice and hearing problems, and bone and joint related problems would be discussed.
A PGIMER press release said that often dermatologists were able to diagnose the cause of itching with a careful physical examination; however, to determine the specific cause of itch, a panel of blood tests, skin scraping or biopsy might be needed.
“If the itch is due to a skin disease or infection, treatment of the causative condition itself, in combination with topical medications and oral antihistamines, usually relieves the symptoms. If the itch is secondary to an internal disease, patients may require treatment of the disease with oral medication,” the release said.