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first_img22% of Indian adults suffer from constipation: Abbott ‘Gut Health Survey’ Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Read Article WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Share Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” By EH News Bureau on January 23, 2018 center_img News Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Survey states higher prevalence of constipation in metros; Kolkata at 28% has the highest number of constipation sufferers followed by Chennai at 26%Abbott, recently conducted a nationwide Gut Health Survey to assess the condition of constipation sufferers in the country, as well as the association of constipation with co-morbidities such as diabetes, hypothyroidism, and anorectal disorders. The findings suggest that 22 per cent of the adult Indian population is suffering from the condition, with 13 per cent complaining of severe constipation. 6 per cent of the Indian population suffer from constipation associated with certain co-morbidities.The Gut Health Survey highlights the predicament of these silent sufferers, the cause of chronic constipation and problems associated with it. Abbott partnered with IPSOS, a global market research and consulting firm, that surveyed 4,133 respondents across eight cities – Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Patna, Ahmedabad and Lucknow to understand the seriousness of the issue.Kolkata tops the charts with 28 per cent respondents suffering from constipation. The survey highlights that one-fourth of Kolkata sufferers do not indulge in any physical activity and believe in self-medication rather than consulting a doctor. Chennai, which is next in line to Kolkata, has a 34 per cent population claiming to experience extreme pain while passing stools. Delhi, which has 23 per cent respondents suffering from constipation shows the highest number of people consuming outside food along with high intake of junk food.Patna, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Lucknow and Hyderabad reported lower number of constipation sufferers compared to other three cities in the survey.Key Findings:The eight-city survey highlights higher percentage of constipation sufferers in metros (23 per cent) as opposed to non-metros (19 per cent). Kolkata has the highest number of sufferers at 28 per cent, followed by Chennai at 26 per cent.Various metabolic disorders are likely to cause constipation. For example, diabetics are 2.2 times more prone to constipation vis-à-vis nondiabetics while patients with Hypothyroidism are 2.4 times likely to develop constipation vs patients without hypothyroidism. Moreover, people with anorectal disorders have more than 2.7 times the likelihood of associated constipation. Constipation tends to be more severe when associated with some of these comorbidities.Pregnancy was found to be a common cause of constipation in women, with every 1 in 4 pregnant females (25 per cent) suffering from constipation. It has been observed that constipation is most common in the second trimester. The survey also highlights the fact that 18 per cent pregnant women developed anorectal disorders, thus making it imperative for medical practitioners to identify the condition in its early stage and begin treatment.Practices like irregular eating habits, consumption of junk food and less water intake have been identified as key factors causing constipation. 21 per cent sufferers do not indulge in any physical activity, making sedentary lifestyle an important factor associated with constipation.The survey also brought to light the fact that though 88 per cent of the sufferers are concerned about the condition, very few are willing to discuss it with their immediate family or friends due to the social taboo. According to the survey findings, 49 per cent of the respondents have been shy about seeking medical help to solve their problem. In fact, on an average, respondents admit to waiting for an average of four months before deciding on consulting a doctor.A glaring 33 per cent of the sufferers have never treated constipation, while 48 per cent have resorted to home remedies to treat the condition.Speaking on the importance of Gut Health, Virender Sehwag, Indian Cricketer, who has been associated with Abbott on gut health awareness initiatives said, “Being an athlete, I know gastrointestinal issues can be the root cause for many other health issues including mental health. If we suffer from gastrointestinal issues, it becomes difficult to focus and perform well on field and in life. Having a healthy gut is key as it allows the body to build a stronger immune system.” Infact, the survey results state that after common cold and cough, constipation is one of the most common self-claimed problems for Indians.Dr Kushal Mital, Coloproctologist, Medicare Hospital, Thane, Mumbai, says “The study succeeds in highlighting the issue existing around constipation. One of the key aspects being how people neglect the problem and delay seeking medical help. In fact, constipation can be completely avoided by leading a healthy life style, eating right, embracing physical exercises, having ample of water (1litre/ every 20 kg weight) to keep body hydrated. However, anyone can face the issue but it should be managed or treated early to avoid complications later on.”Dr Ramesh Roop Rai, Professor & Director, Department of Gastroenterology, NIMS Medical College and University, Jaipur, says “The problem of constipation is rising in India, especially in urban population. It is basically due to faulty diet and lifestyle habits. Less water and fibre intake, sedentary lifestyle are very much attributed to constipation thereby affecting quality of life. Moreover, many lifestyle disorders like diabetes, hypertension are also associated with symptoms of constipation. Every physician must be aware of the same and proactively enquire about symptoms of constipation and treat it accordingly.”Speaking on the survey results, Dr Rashmi Hegde, Director – Medical Affairs, Abbott India, said, “In the healthcare ecosystem, every player has a role to play to improve healthcare – be it the patient or the treatment providers. As highlighted in the study, a large number of sufferers are present across India and almost half of them are not visiting a doctor for treatment. Being the therapy leaders in this space, we are creating the #ConstipationConversations movement across various platforms to ensure that the ‘silent sufferers’ can speak up. We want to create a healthcare ecosystem that enables people to live a fuller life.” The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Related Posts Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

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first_imgNITI Aayog partners with Piramal Foundation By EH News Bureau on March 20, 2018 The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Read Article Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Related Posts Share Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care appcenter_img News Signs Statement of Intent to Transform Aspirational Districts in healthcare, nutrition and educationPrime Minister, Narendra Modi’s vision for a holistic approach to balanced development across the country, through effective implementation of government schemes in the Aspirational Districts, is expected to lead to an overall improvement in the Human Development Index. For this, it is imperative that all section of society come together and development in these districts turns into a mass movement.Towards this, Niti Aayog and Piramal Foundation entered into a Statement of Intent (SoI) to work closely with the district collectors and key officers to support the “Transformation of Aspirational Districts”.Under the SoI with NITI Aayog, Piramal Foundation will work in close conjunction with the district administration, State Prabhari Officers, Central Prabhari Officers, state government and concerned Central ministries in improving the identified indicators by strengthening the existing public systems specifically in the health & nutrition and education sectors. Piramal Foundation will provide support by focusing on leadership development, change management, technology integration and implementing various innovative practices. The collaboration is for duration of 4 years, with the option to continue, based on mutual agreement.Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog , “All of us are committed to working towards Prime Minister vision to streamline the efficacy of government schemes in the most backward districts of the country. For this, the aim is to create a unified team between districts, states and the center to ensure that these aspirational districts lift themselves up in all parameters. It is believed that Public-Private Partnerships, aided by technology, can bring radical transformation in the country, boosting implementation of various government schemes. NITI Aayog is delighted to partner with Piramal Foundation to implement this initiative across states.”Speaking on the occasion, Ajay G Piramal, Chairman, Piramal Group, said, “We have always believed that Innovation comes with an element of risk – and that is where the private sector can assist the government to absorb such challenges. Social impact at scale necessitates seamless Public-Private Partnerships. Piramal Foundation is delighted to partner with NITI Aayog towards supporting Prime Minister’s mission in these aspirational districts.” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

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first_img News Distributes close to 500 anti-pollution masks to traffic policemen in the Traffic DepartmentOn World Asthma Day, AstraZeneca partnered with Bengaluru Traffic Police to increase awareness on asthma and educate traffic personnel on ways to keep their lungs healthy amidst growing levels of pollution in the city. One in four traffic policemen have reported that they have experienced respiratory problems, making this an issue of great concern amongst this population group. AstraZeneca distributed over 500 anti-pollution masks to traffic control officers with the aim to reduce their risk of asthma and other chronic respiratory conditions.Dr Anilda Dsouza, Head – Medical Affairs, AstraZeneca Pharma India said, “This World Asthma Day, AstraZeneca would like to recognise and appreciate the efforts of the Bengaluru traffic department by supporting the health needs of our city’s unsung fighters. Asthma is a major cause of chronic morbidity and early interventions can help in better outcomes.”AstraZeneca’s asthma education and awareness session was conducted by Dr Padma Sundaram, Consultant Pulmonologist, Manipal Hospital, Bengaluru. The day-long programme was held at the Bengaluru City Traffic Police Headquarters at Infantry Road and saw participation in large numbers by city traffic policemen.AstraZeneca’s respiratory team will follow this up by providing “Simple healthy breathing cards” with tips on how to manage city pollution and ensure lung health. Also, these will be distributed to traffic policemen across the country during the month of May (Asthma Awareness Month).The programme was conducted by AstraZeneca Pharma India under the Healthy Lung initiative, a programme designed to increase asthma awareness and the need for more urgent and early action against the disease. The initiative urges policymakers and other stakeholders in the health system to support measures that can improve asthma diagnosis, ensure referral to specialists as needed, and expand access to newer treatment for better patient outcomes. By EH News Bureau on April 30, 2018 Related Posts AstraZeneca, Bengaluru Traffic Police to increase awareness on asthma The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healphacenter_img Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Share Read Article Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

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first_imgPrivate hospitals run by trusts asked to add ‘charitable’ to names Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app The charity commissioner’s office had received complaints about the charitable hospitals’ reluctance to admit poor patients under the quota reserved for themAll private hospitals in Maharashtra run by public charity trusts have been asked to add ‘charitable’ to their names so that poor patients easily know they can avail free or concessional treatment under the reserved quota. There are 430 charitable hospitals in Maharashtra, including 74 are in Mumbai.Shivkumar Dige, State Charity Commissioner, issued a directive to this effect to all such hospitals last week. “It is difficult for patients to know if the hospital is charitable or not in the absence of the word. Therefore, mentioning the word ‘charitable’ is mandatory so that poor patients can avail free or concessional treatment they rightfully deserve,” the directive issued on July 19 says. It is applicable to all the government-aided private hospitals. The commissioner’s office also asked all these hospitals to inform it about the compliance of the order.Over the past few years, the charity commissioner’s office had received complaints about the charitable hospitals’ reluctance to admit poor patients under the quota reserved for them. As per section 44 A of the Maharashtra Public Trust Act, private charitable hospitals are mandated to reserve 10 per cent of their beds for poor patients and 10 per cent for economically weaker sections of the society.While those with income below INR 85,000 per annum are given free treatment at these hospitals, those with income of INR 1.6 lakh per annum are charged at concessional rates.“The state, therefore, has 5,000 beds for poor patients and 5,000 for the weaker sections as clearly mentioned on the commissioner’s website. But it has been noticed that most of the time, these beds of these charitable hospital remain vacant,” it said.Virendra Mishra, general secretary of NGO Srijan, which holds medical camps in the city for needy people, said, “The move is commendable. It will empower the poor patients.We all know that charitable hospitals get several benefits, including discounted land on long lease and subsidies in utility bills, waivers and exemptions from income tax etc, but most of them hardly pass these benefits to the needy patients.” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 By EH News Bureau on July 30, 2018 Related Posts MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre”center_img Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” News Share WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Read Articlelast_img read more

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first_img Comments (0) By Press Trust of India on March 9, 2020 News Share BhubaneshwarCochin International Airport LimitedIDSPIntegrated Disease Surveillance ProgrammeKochiNovel CoronavirusRegional Medical Research Centre Read Article Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Three-year-old child in Kochi tests positive for novel coronavirusA testing facility for detection of novel coronavirus was unveiled in a government-run medical research unit in Bhubaneshwar, though no positive case of the disease has been found so far in Odisha, a senior official said. The coronavirus testing facility is now available in the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), and the first sample has already been tested at the institute, which was found to be negative, health department’s secretary Nikunja Bihari Dhal said.As many as 131 persons have been put under the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) so far, he said, adding that 10 of them are admitted to three hospitals. Their samples were tested negative, Dhal said. He also said samples of suspected coronavirus cases from private and government hospitals and AIIMS will be sent to RMRC here for testing. While isolation wards with ventilator support have been created at major medical college and hospitals and the Capital Hospital in Bhubaneshwar, screening of all passengers is being done at airports and ports, the official said. The authorities of private hospitals were also asked to create isolation facilities, he said. Besides, workplace advisory has been issued to all government departments and corporates and other institutes.Meanwhile, a three-year-old child has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, officials said in Kochi. The child and its parents who had reached the Cochin International Airport Limited at 6 am on March 7 from Italy were subjected to thermal screening at the universal surveillance system established, officials said. Detecting symptoms of coronavirus in the child, they were immediately referred to the isolation ward of the Kalamassery Medical College Hospital, they said. The samples of the child sent for examination at the NiV lab at Alappuzha have tested positive for Coronavirus, they said. The samples of the parents have also been sent for a lab test, the officials added. Five fresh coronavirus cases, including three who evaded screening on return from Italy, were reported in Kerala, prompting the government to sound a renewed alert and warn action against those hiding travel history to affected nations Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Odisha gets testing facility for coronavirus WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Related Posts MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Add Commentlast_img read more

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first_img Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Related Posts By EH News Bureau on April 24, 2020 COVID-19CSRCSR Health initiativeJohnson Controls – Hitachi Air Conditioning Indiamobile primary health centresprimary health centres Share News Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha These mobile PHCs are travelling village to village, addressing medical needs of villagers especially pregnant women who are unable to travel to PHCIn its endeavour to support the Gujarat Government in ensuring successful lockdown and encourage villagers to stay at home, Johnson Controls – Hitachi Air Conditioning India (JCH-IN) has initiated mobile primary health centres (PHCs). To combat COVID-19 it is very critical to ensure lockdown in rural areas so as to minimise the spread of the deadly virus. As part of its CSR initiative, JCH-IN has equipped its PHCs with medical specialists, paramedic and 24×7 kitted ambulance to address the medical needs of villagers at their doorsteps. Also, specially trained staff of the PHC is educating villagers on the significance of sanitisation, social distancing, immunity boosting and other preventive measures to combat COVID-19.Gurmeet Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, JCH-IN said, “The COVID-19 crisis is one of the toughest challenges that mankind is facing today. As a socially responsible company, JCH-IN is committed to support India in fighting the COVID-19 disaster. Generating high decibel awareness around sanitisation and social distancing is a big task in front of rural India. The medical specialists provided by JCH-IN have been advising, guiding and encouraging the rural populace in Gujarat to stringently follow the various Central and State government guidelines issued on combating COVID-19. Also, timely and accurate diagnosis is provided by the medical specialists for ailments is helping the State government medical authorities to mitigate the huge overload on the medical system caused by the pandemic.”With the advent of COVID-19 pandemic in India and its spread to Gujarat, the PHC Karannagar medical apparatus set up in the rural vicinity of Kadi, Gujarat by the CSR division of JCH-IN is completely reoriented to propagate preventive measures, address health needs and educate the villagers on basic tenets of sanitisation, social distancing and strengthening immunity.These mobile PHCs are travelling village to village and addressing the medical needs of the villagers especially pregnant women who are unable to travel to PHC. This has not only ensured timely provision of medical intervention but also reduced risk of COVID-19 exposure by ensuring ailing elderly rural and other susceptible populace do not have to venture out. The confidence-building within the community on the ability to protect self and others against COVID-19 has been the hallmark of the CSR Health initiative of JCH-IN in this rural belt. MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Comments (0) Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app JCH-IN initiates mobile PHCs to combat COVID-19 in rural Gujarat WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Read Article Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Add Commentlast_img read more

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first_imgBalodabazar administration in Chhattisgarh distribute sanitary napkin to women in quarantine #Covid19Azim Premji FoundationBalodabazarChhattisgarhquarantineSanitary napkin WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 By Press Trust of India on May 29, 2020 CSR News Public Health Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Related Posts Comments (0) Add Comment Share MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Read Article The initiative was carried out in coordination with Azim Premji Foundation where 7000 sanitary pads were distributedIn a bid to ensure personal hygiene for women at COVID-19 quarantine centres, the district administration at Balodabazar in Chhattisgarh distributed sanitary napkins, an official said.The authorities kicked off the initiative at a quarantine centre in Karmada village in the district recently, said Ashutosh Pandey, CEO, Balodabazar Zilla Panchayat.“At present, the district has 763 quarantine facilities, where migrant workers were put up following their arrival from other states amid the lockdown,” he said.“At least 7,000 sanitary pads will be distributed to women at these centres,” Pandey said.Balodabazar is the first district in the state to come up with this initiative, which is being carried out in coordination with Azim Premji Foundation, he said.Women migrant workers hailed the move and expressed their gratitude to the administration.“We are glad that the district administration realised the importance of availability of sanitary pads and has come forward to help women in this time of crisis,” said Anita Kumbhkar, who is quarantined at Karmada after returning from Maharashtra. Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine storylast_img read more

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first_img MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha News Public Health Data analysed from over 24,000 patients from nine countries including the UK, China and the USA persistent cough and fever have been confirmed as the most prevalent symptoms associated with COVID-19, according to a major international review of patient data.Other major symptoms include fatigue, losing the ability to smell and difficulty in breathing.  The study ratifies the list of symptoms compiled by the World Health Organisation at the start of the pandemic.A team of researchers including a final year medical student from the University of Sheffield combined data from 148 separate studies, to identify the common symptoms experienced by more than 24,000 patients from nine countries including the UK, China and the US. The study – published in the online journal PLoS One – is one of the biggest reviews, or meta-analysis, ever conducted into COVID-19 symptoms. Of the 24,410 cases, the study found:78 per cent had a fever. Although this tended to vary across countries, with 72 per cent of fever reported by patients in Singapore and 32 per cent in Korea.57 per cent reported a cough. Again, this varied across countries, with 76 per cent of patients reporting a cough in the Netherlands compared to 18 per cent in Korea.31 per cent said they had suffered fatigue.25 per cent lost the ability to smell.23 per cent reported difficulty breathing.The researchers believe the variation in the prevalence of symptoms between countries is due, in part, to the way data was collected. Of those patients who needed hospital treatment, 17 per cent needed non-invasive ventilation; 19 per cent had to be looked after in an intensive care unit, nine per cent required invasive ventilation and two per cent needed extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (an artificial lung). Michael Grant, a final year medical student from the University of Sheffield, said, “The impact of COVID-19 on daily activities has been immense. “An accurate estimation of symptom prevalence, as provided by this study, is essential to combat COVID-19”“As a medical student, it has been a tremendous opportunity and a great privilege to contribute to research that will be used to inform public health opinion.”Ryckie Wade, a surgeon and Clinical Research Fellow at the Leeds Institute of Medical Research, who supervised the research, said, “This analysis confirms that cough and fever were the most common symptoms in people who tested positive with COVID-19.“This is important because it ensures that people who are symptomatic can be quarantined. “The study gives confidence to the fact that we have been right in identifying the main symptoms and it can help determine who should get tested.” The study involved academics from the University of Leeds with colleagues from the University of Sheffield, University of Bristol, Imperial College, London, and the Belgium Cancer Centre. The research was funded by the UK’s National Institute for Health Research and VALCOR, in Belgium. The researchers acknowledge there are people who had the virus but did not display any symptoms. COVID 19 SymptomsCOVID-19Imperial Collegepersistent cough and feverPLOS Onethe Belgium Cancer CentreUK’s National Institute for Health Research and VALCORUniversity of BristolUniversity of Sheffield Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Related Posts By EH News Bureau on July 7, 2020 The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Read Article Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Share Study confirms ‘classic’ symptoms of COVID-19 WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Add Comment Comments (0)last_img read more

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first_imgEbony Park HEART Academy Launches Agro-Tourism Project AgricultureMarch 10, 2010 RelatedEbony Park HEART Academy Launches Agro-Tourism Project Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Clarendon-based Ebony Park HEART Academy on Friday (March 5) unveiled its agro eco-tourism project, which is a combination of nature and farm-related activities to attract locals and visitors to the island.The launch was held during Farm Fest 2010, which is Ebony Park’s annual agricultural show.Through the project, visitors are encouraged to experience agricultural life firsthand and participate in activities such as horseback riding, nature trail, fishing, animal petting, bird watching, and a variety of outdoor activities.Chief Technical Director in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Dr. Marc Panton, commended Ebony Park for undertaking the project, noting that agro eco-tourism ventures hold “huge potential” for Jamaica.“We are uniquely poised to utilise our natural resources to increase the income of our farmers, communities and by extension our economy. As a government, we must do more to explore these untapped resources to the betterment of both the agriculture and tourism sectors,” he stated.“We should not only aim to (provide) visitors with enriching, enjoyable and exciting visiting experiences at our luxurious hotels, but in areas that are distinctly and authentically Jamaican. This experience is available through the avenue of agro-tourism,” he added.Governor-General, His Excellency The Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, commended the staff and students involved in the project, noting that it will attract locals and overseas visitors, who are interested in the blend of agriculture and nature tourism activities.In the meantime, he called on the students of Ebony Pak to use the training offered at the institution to help develop the country’s agricultural industry and enhance food security.“Young people.you can glean inspiration. (on) how you can contribute through agriculture, which is indispensable to the growth and development of this country. We cannot grow and develop properly if we cannot feed ourselves. We must feed ourselves,” he stated.Farm Fest 2010, which was held under the theme: ‘Creating Pathways For Sustainable Development,’ showcased the best of farm produce and agricultural production practices at the institution.Patrons enjoyed a farmers market, farm tours, live demonstrations of farm practices, fishing, horseback riding, and a kiddies’ corner.Ebony Park HEART Academy is a residential institution for agricultural training, offering specialised skills in areas such as crop and livestock production, horticulture, aquaculture, apiary, food preservation and management, and farm equipment servicing and operations.center_img RelatedEbony Park HEART Academy Launches Agro-Tourism Project RelatedEbony Park HEART Academy Launches Agro-Tourism Projectlast_img read more

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first_imgRelatedPM, Cabinet Members Attend Funeral For Dr. Eldemire RelatedPM, Cabinet Members Attend Funeral For Dr. Eldemire PM, Cabinet Members Attend Funeral For Dr. Eldemire ParliamentMay 28, 2010 RelatedPM, Cabinet Members Attend Funeral For Dr. Eldemirecenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Prime Minister, the Hon Bruce Golding, and members of the Cabinet were among mourners attending the funeral of former Minister of Health and Chairman of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Dr. Herbert Eledmire, in Montego Bay on Friday (May 28).Dr. Eldemire died peacefully at his home in Reading on Thursday, May 20, after A brief illness, at age 79. He was buried in the family plot, Reading, St. James, after a Thanksgiving Service at the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Montego Bay, attended by a wide cross section of the society.Prime Minister, Hon. Bruce Golding (third left), consoles Ms. Jane Eldemire, daughter of the late Dr. Herbert Eldemire, former Minister of Health, during the official funeral service, at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Montego Bay, St. James, on May 28. At second left is son, Herbert Eldemire, Jnr. and at left is a family friend.Presiding Ministers were The Most Rev Edgerton Clarke, Archbishop Emeritus of Kingston; The Most Rev Charles Dufour, Bishop of the Diocese of Montego Bay; and the Very Rev Monsignor Eremondo Mauvesi, Vicar General of the Diocese of Montego Bay.In a tribute to Dr. Eldemire, Prime Minister Golding described his life as extensive and his persona as expansive. He added that he was a man of so many facets, that hours could be spent trying to discuss his good deeds.He recalled some of his personal encounters with the late medical doctor, stating that Dr. Eldemire became, in short order, an iconic figure in the city of Montego Bay. “There are many things that I could recall, as the lasting contributions that he made in the early formative period of an independent Jamaica, when we were in a sense feeling our way as to how we could manage our own affairs,” the Prime Minister stated.Dr. Denise Eldemire-Shearer (right) and her brother, Herbert Eldemire, Jnr., discuss the programme at the official funeral service for their father, the late Dr. Herbert Eldemire, former Minister of Health, which was held at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Montego Bay, St. James, on May 28.He said that Dr. Eldemire did exceptionally well in the Health portfolio (1962-1972), including creating both the Cornwall Regional Hospital and the National Family Planning programme, which have had lasting impact on Jamaica’s development.“I want to remember him also as the consummate politician”, the Prime Minister added, stating that Dr. Eldemire was one of the few people who made involvement in politics a fun thing.Pointing out that Dr. Eldemire had been a personal friend, the Prime Minister lamented his passing adding, “I am going to miss that friendship and the warmth and the sincerity that exuded from him”.In his sermon, Rt. Rev. Monsignor Herbert Panton, said that in trying to develop an acronym to describe Dr. Eldemire and he came up with DOSE- D for Determined, O for Optimistic, S for Single Minded and E for Expectant, all traits that he said Dr. Eldemire possessed.Dr. Eldemire’s former colleague in the JLP, attorney-at-law Frank Phipps, in giving the remembrance, described him as a person who turned possibilities into realities for the benefit of others. Another colleague, Dr. Marco Brown, proposed that the name of the Cornwall Regional Hospital be changed to The Herbert Eldemire Regional Hospital.Dr. Eldemire spent three terms in Parliament between 1962 and 1980, representing North West, Central and East Central St. James, respectively.Cabinet Ministers present at the funeral service included: Minister of Transport and Works, the Hon Mike Henry; Minister of Water and Housing, Dr. Horace Chang; Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon Pearnel Charles; Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett; and Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Dr. Christopher Tufton. Advertisementslast_img read more

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