You Must Register Brain-Dead Cases
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23 April 2010
Following the Tamil Nadu model, medical education minister Ramachandra Gowda on Thursday said registration of brain–dead cases will soon be made mandatory. This is being seen as a move to encourage cadaver organ donation.
Recently, a cadaver kidney organ was transplanted to a 40–year–old patient at the State Institute of Nephro Urology. According to institute director Dr G K Venkatesh, “It’s the first cadaver kidney organ transplantation in a government hospital.” A 45–yearold brain–dead female patient from Manipal Hospital was the donor, while the recipient was a male.
The coordinating authority for braid–dead cases in the state is the Zonal Coordination Committee of Karnataka.
Proteins Key to Health
Given today’s hectic lifestyle, it isn’t surprising that health and fitness concerns are gaining prominence. Speaking at a dietitian meet on ‘Protein requirements for Indians’ and ‘Soy protein in nutrition and health’, experts on Thursday said it’s important to consume quality protein.
Radha Krishna, associate professor of National Institute of Nutrition stressed on the importance of a good diet consisting of cereals, pulses and nuts. “A good proportion of proteins in our daily diet helps us stay fit. Rice being the staple diet in India, we often lose out in intake of certain proteins that are necessary for our functioning,” Krishna explained.
According to diet experts, the individual requirement of protein varies based on factors like body weight, age, physical activity, health condition.