Money Jar/ Saving The holy month of Ramadan has begun and we, the Muslims around the world have started fasting all day for the next 30 days.

During these 30 days, we will not eat or drink anything during day timings (until iftar timing), this means that we will not be spending any money on ordering tea or coffee or buying snack during day time which we do on daily basis throughout the year during office/business hours, and this also means that we will be saving these money.

What you can do with the money you saved? YOU CAN HELP POOR AND NEEDY. Here’s how!

30 Days, 30 Goods

If you really think you can help someone poor and needy, here is a simple plan to use these 30 days and to do 30 goods during Ramadan.

  • Take a money bank or a jar
  • Drop your daily tea/coffee/snack money in this jar
  • On the Eid day, take out the money, go out in the world and give all these money to the poor/needy person who really needs it.
  • This way, you can do two things: You can firstly save money and can follow the fasting guidelines strictly and secondly and more importantly, you can help someone celebrate Eid in a more meaningful way.

So take a jar, start dropping your unspent money in it and help the poor!

(Important Note: Do not count this money towards Zakat/Alms, it should be counted separately from your annual income)

Let’s make Ramadan a month of 30 Days, 30 Goods!

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World Kidney Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide.

Today is the World Kidney Day 2013. And this year’s World Kidney Day focus is on Kidneys for LWorld Kidney Day 2013!ife – Stop Kidney Attack!

Celebrated on the second Thursday in March, the mission of World Kidney Day is to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide.

World Kidney day is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF).

How to protect your kidneys and how to keep them safe!

In an attempt to raise awareness about the importance of kidneys and to educate people on how to protect kidneys, the founders of the World Kidney Day, other hospitals, doctors, health professionals and government and non-profit organizations are sharing tips on how to protect kidneys for life.

Below are some of the tips from the founders of World Kidney Day on how to protect kidneys for life. Take note of these tips and keep your kidneys safe!

Keep fit and active

Keeping fit helps to reduce your blood pressure and therefore reduces the risk of Chronic Kidney Disease.

Keep regular control of your blood sugar level

About half of people who have diabetes develop kidney damage, so it is important for people with diabetes to have regular tests to check their kidney functions.

Monitor your blood pressure

Although many people may be aware that high blood pressure can lead to a stroke or heart attack, few know that it is also the most common cause of kidney damage.

Eat healthy and keep your weight in check

This can help prevent diabetes, heart disease and other conditions associated with Chronic Kidney Disease.

Maintain a healthy fluid intake

Although clinical studies have not reached an agreement on the ideal quantity of water and other fluids we should consume daily to maintain good health, traditional wisdom has long suggested drinking 1.5 to 2 litres (3 to 4 pints) of water per day.

Do not smoke

Smoking slows the flow of blood to the kidneys. When less blood reaches the kidneys, it impairs their ability to function properly. Smoking also increases the risk of kidney cancer by about 50 percent.

Do not take over-the-counter pills on a regular basis

Common drugs such non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen are known to cause kidney damage and disease if taken regularly.

Get your kidney function checked if you have one or more of the ‘high risk’ factors

  • you have diabetes
  • you have hypertension
  • you are obese
  • one of your parents or other family members suffers from kidney disease

you are of African, Asian, or Aboriginal origin

Join Hands, Stop Kidneys Attack.

On this World Kidney Day, let us spread awareness. Our motto on this World Kidney Day is to Share Information, Spread Awareness, Save Lives!

Many non-profit organizations and charity hospitals in India like Al-Ameen Hospital will also be participating in sharing information, spreading awareness and saving lives. We at Al-Ameen Hospital invite you and urge you to join the hands to fight against this killer disease and to spread awareness.

 

 

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Today, finance minister P Chidambaram announced union budget for the year 2013-14. The Healthcare sector got an increase in spending and fund allocation by the government.
Here are some excerpt for healthcare sector from finance minister’s Budget-2013:

  • Finance Minister P Chidambaram proposed an increase in India’s health budget by over 28 per cent in 2013-14 to Rs 37,330 crore (Rs 373 million), putting emphasis on medical education, training and research.
  • He also propsed hike of 24.3 percent for the new National Health Mission that combines the rural mission and the proposed urban mission with proposed fund allocation of Rs 21,239 crore (Rs 212 million). The agenda of the rural mission is to provide better health facilities to people living in remote areas, while the proposed urban mission aims to provide health amenities to those in shanties in cities and towns.
  • P Chidambaram also said that the focus of his government was “health for all”. He added, “I propose to provide Rs 4,727 crore (Rs 42 billion) for medical education, training and research,” the minister said.
  • The minister said the government would mainstream the department of AYUSH – Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Sidddha and Homoeopathy – through the national health mission. “I propose to allocate Rs 1,069 crore (10 billion) to the department of AYUSH,” he added. The AYUSH department is under the health ministry.

Impact on Health of India:

While there is mixed response to the impact of Budget, one thing is sure – India is going to be healthier! Since finance Minister has proposed a hike of 18 percent on cigarette, the price of cigarette and other tobacco products are sure to increase and so more people are expected to quit smoking!

Let’s hope people will start quitting smoking and leaving a healthier life after tax/duty hike on cigarettes and tobacco products. If you want to know how smoking and tobacco chewing can lead to serious health issues, and want to know latest medical and health facts, connect with us on Facebook.

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Al-Ameen Hospital conducted its annual free medical camp in association with Shri Ishwar Prarthana Samaj and Lt. Ravishankar Dharmada Hospital in the city yesterday, 10-Feb-2013. The camp offered absolutely free medical diagnosis, treatment, medicine and lab tests including blood tests to all the patients. Al-Ameen Hospital’s eminent and expert doctors provided dedicated treatments to the patients at the camp. The hard-working staff took care of everything in great extent.

We are glad and we are thankful to each and every of our staff, doctors, supporters and donors who have helped us in helping poor live healthy life. As our Free Medical Camp – 2013 turned to be a big success story, we express our sincere and heartfelt thank to the staff and organizing members of Shri Ishwar Prarthna Samaj and Lt. Ravishankar Dharmada Hospital.

We also present our great thank to our hospital staff members who took extra care and made it happen together!

If you think we are doing humble and real good work, lend a hand and donate to our charity hospital. We provide free medical treatments to poor of the society. Your donated money can help someone live a healthy life, because we believe in ‘Right to Healthy Life’.

Click to view photographs of our Annual Free Medical Camp 2013!

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Cancer - Did you know?The theme of the World Cancer Day 2013 is Cancer – Did you know?

There are myths about cancer around the world. Today, being World Cancer Day – 2013, let us break the myths and bring the facts!

Today is the World Cancer Day 2013. And this year’s World Cancer Day theme or the message is to spread awareness and dispel the myths about Cancer in general public. This World Cancer Day, UICC (Union of International Cancer Control) who run global campaign to spread awareness has chosen tagline “Cancer – Did you know?”

While many hospitals, medical institutions, charity organizations, government agencies and other people are working towards spreading awareness, let us also join the hands and bring the facts to you. UICC has issued four leading myths/misconception about cancer that have been prevailing in wide community of people around the world and we are just extending their hard-work by breaking myths and bringing facts to you.

 

Myths# 1:

The biggest and most common myth about the Cancer among general public across the world is: Cancer is Just a Health Issue.

 

Fact# 1:

While the fact is quiet different. Cancer is not just a health issue but it has wide-reaching social, economic, development and human rights implications.

 

Myths# 2:

Another popular myth is that Cancer is a disease of the wealthy, elderly and developed countries.

 

Fact# 2:

But the fact is much different.Cancer is a global epidemic affecting all ages, classes, and socio-economic groups with developing countries bearing a disproportionate burden.

 

Myths# 3:

But one of the most dangerous and most disappointing myth about cancer is that Cancer is Death Sentence.

 

Fact# 3:

Know the truth: Many cancers that were once considered a death sentence can now be cured and for many more people, their cancer can now be treated effectively.

 

Myths# 4:

Most of the cancer patients live with a myth and misconception that Cancer is My Fate.

 

Fact# 4:

But the fact is: With the right strategies, a third of the most common cancers can be prevented. 

 

Join Hands, Prevent Cancer.

On this World Cancer Day, let us spread awareness. Our motto on this World Cancer Day is to Share Information, Spread Awareness, Save Lives!

Many non-profit organizations and charity hospitals in India like Al-Ameen Hospital will also be participating in sharing information, spreading awareness and saving lives. We at Al-Ameen Hospital invite you and urge you to join the hands to fight against this killer disease and to spread awareness.

(Information source: www.worldcancerday.org)

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Save Birds during UttarayanUttarayan is a not just a kite flying festival, it is festival to cheer with friends and relatives, it is festival to cheer up and fall in sweet kite-fight with neighbors and it is festival to enjoy some special food dishes like til-laddu, chikki and til-papdi with friends and family on the terrace.

But did you know? If you become a little careless, your carelessness can cause you and other injuries and even death! Yes, every year we read in newspapers about injuries and even deaths of innocent birds and even humans during Uttarayan festival days. That all happens due to carelessness attitude of kite fliers.

 

Most common reasons to cause injuries or death to birds and human during Uttarayan are as follow:

  • Using glass coated string (Manja) to fly kites which if touches neck of bird or human, can cut it and can cause serious injuries or even deaths.
  • Another major reason is being careless while flying a kite. Many people (especially teenagers and youngsters) fly kites from high corner sides of terrace, sheds and galleries and while they are flying kites, their whole attention is gone to kites only and they forget where they are walking or going and thus many fall off the wall/protection-less terraces, sheds and galleries and get injured or died.
  • Many children run over roads to catch the kites. While they are running blindly, they can come under vehicle and can cause injuries and death to self and even to driver as well.
  • Sometimes, during Uttarayan, two groups fall in fight and stone pelting just because one side cut their kite or make comments. This can become very dangerous and often cause mass-fighting in streets.

How to stay safe during Uttarayan?

Al-Ameen Hospital provides you some safety tips which will help you and other stay safe during Uttarayan. Wish you will find these safety tips useful and will follow them!

Don’t use glass coated string (Manja) to fly kites:
Yes, it causes death to birds and human. Glass coated string is legally prohibited by government laws and using it to fly kites is a criminal and punishable act, so don’t use it.

Be careful and attentive while flying kites:
Flying kites with careless attitude causes falling off the terrace and galleries which leads to serious injuries and death. So be careful and attentive while flying kites from terrace and balcony and other high rise places.

Don’t try to catch kites from dangerous places:
Many people try to catch kites from a dangerous distances. For an instance: Many persons climb and jump to nearby walls/borders and sheds from terrace just to catch a kite and while doing this, they lose balance and fall off and meet with serious injuries and even die. So please don’t do this. Do not try to catch/collect kite from a dangerous place/distance.

Don’t run on road to catch/collect kites:
We notice that many children run on roads blindly to catch kites and doing so they got crashed with a vehicle. This leads to injuries and even deaths of victim and even driver. This is very irresponsible act. Please, do not fly kites on the road and never run on road to catch kites. Life is more precious than kites. Don’t try to catch/take down kite from electric pole.

Wear sunglasses and hat/caps:
Always wear sunglasses and caps and cover your head, eyes and neck to protect them from sunburn. Eyes are precious, take care of your eyes. Do not make direct contact with sun for a long time.

Drink water regularly and eat good food:
Many kite fliers losses their mind and keep flying kites for very long time without taking any break. Well, your body needs water and food to work properly and if you don’t take care of it, you’ll have to suffer a lot. So take regular water and food in-take during kite flying, consider taking a short nape or break to gain more power and immunity!

Don’t shout like a crazy man:
Most of kite fliers keep shouting all day and thus they make their throat over-work during Uttarayan which ultimately lead to soar throat and other throat issues. So don’t be a crazy, be gentle to your own voice and throat. Keep your enthusiasm under control! Don’t shout loudly for all day!

Drive slow, drive carefully:
This is very important! Drive very slowly and carefully during days of Uttarayan. If you are driving two-wheeler, be very careful. Cover your neck with scarf or neck-belt, wear helmet and pay attention to driving. Recent years have witnessed many two wheeler drivers getting injured or died due to neck cut by glass coated string. Also, you should drive slowly because there may be children running blindly on the road to catch kites.

Rush to Hospital in case of injury or emergency:
In case of injury or emergency, rush to nearby hospital or dial 108 for emergency medical help. Your one call can save a life.

Emergency Bird Help Lines:

Innocent birds are the most surfer during Uttarayan. Hundreds of these wonderful birds get injured and even die just because of carelessness kite flying. If you can’t stop yourself from flying kites, at least stop injuring these birds.

If you find any injured bird during Uttarayan, call on any of following bird helpline numbers and they will come to rescue the bird!

  • 09429 410 109 OR
  • 09429 410 108 OR
  • 09898 302 525 OR
  • 09898 402 525

(Source: Save Birds During Uttarayan campaign)

Share this information, save lives!

Wish you all a Happy and Safe Uttaryan!

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why people smoke?Recent survey has revealed some of the top reasons of why people do smoke. The survey revealed that smokers’ reason for smoking cigarette, range from just for fun to way of relaxation to even nothing!

Let’s take a look at some of these reasons (according to smokers!).

1. Smoking is fun - Many smokers do think that smoking is a fun, and they smoke just for fun! Well, then we have to comment here – all the non-smokers don’t have fun in their lives :(

2. Smoking is oral pleasure - And i thought good food is enough! :(

 3. Smoking is a reward - Many smokers think that smoking is a reward to their good deeds! Whenever they do some good thing or accomplish something, they rush to smoke a cigarette believing that it’s time to have a reward.

4. Cigarette is status symbol – So, non-smokers have no status :(

5. I like to watch the smoke - Then why don’t you become firefighter?

6. I blow my troubles away – And i thought hard-work & prayer is the way to blow the troubles!!

7. Smoking improves my thinking capacity - This means, non-smokers don’t have thinking capacity :(

8. Cigarettes help us to relax – Ohh, You mean all non-smokers live a stressful life! :(

9. With a cigarette I am not alone - This means non-smokers live a lonely life on a lonely planet!!

10. I don’t know, i smoke just for nothing! – You need to see a Psychiatrist!

Guys, No late is too late. Please Stop Smoking, Start Living, NOW! If you need any assistance in quitting smoking, we will be more than happy to help! Just let us know in comment box below! Have a healthy living!

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World Polio Day 2012 brings new hopes for India, an inch away from becoming a polio free nation!

At the time of celebrating World Polio Day 2012, the world is just 1% away from eradicating polio! India has no doubt made tireless efforts and progress in polio eradication and its hard work has produced some great results! Yes, at the moment of celebrating world polio day 2012, India is all set to be declared polio free nation by the year of 2014. And all this is happening because India has been successfully protecting itself against the import of poliovirus from the surrounding countries and by boosting its routine polio vaccination and immunization programs in urban and rural areas of the country.

End Polio Now! Celebrate World Polio Day 2012!

End Polio Now! Celebrate World Polio Day 2012!

Polio Free India by 2014 – A dream not too big!

While World Health Organization (WHO) has already removed India from the list of the countries which are polio endemic, India still needs to be active in the area of polio vaccination program to ensure no polio case is reported by 2014 to earn the ‘Polio Free India’ title.

There are opportunities and threats too!

“While India is just about to become a polio free nation, there is risk too. We need to be active and to be continuously working with polio vaccination programs. As the Deputy Commissioner at Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare – Dr. Ajay Khera quotes,

“However, the risk of polio persists as long as poliovirus transmission continues anywhere in the world,”

while pointing out that among the remaining polio endemic countries of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria, two of them are with close proximity to India.

India working hard to eradicate polio from the nation and surrounding borders

With polio cases near to zero, India is still working very hard to eradicate polio from the country. The government and many non-profit organizations continuously and regularly run Polio immunization and Polio vaccination program in the country and in the border areas that include Indo-Pak border, at Baramulla and Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir, Attari and Wagah in Punjab and Munabo in Rajasthan.

Join Hands, Fight against Polio, Make the world Polio Free World

To raise general awareness on the ravages of polio and to garner support to eradicate polio from the world, World Polio Day will be observed tomorrow across the globe.

Many non-profit organizations and charity hospitals in India like Al-Ameen Hospital will also be participating in the event and will be celebrating World Polio Day 2012. We at Al-Ameen Hospital invite you and urge you to join the hands to fight against polio. Let’s create a Polio Free India and let’s eradicate polio from the world together. That’s the message of World Polio Day 2012.

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Today is Global Handwashing Day, it’s 5th Global Handwashing Day. Many of our readers might surprise to find there is a day dedicated to Handwashing habit! But yes it is! 15th October is celebrated as Global Handwashing Day every year, and it’s 5th GHD today! Global Handwashing Day is celebrated since last five years to promote handwashing habit in children and general public around the world.

Like many national and international hospitals and medical charity organizations, Al-Ameen Hospital is also participating in spreading awareness and celebrating Global Handwashing Day! We aim to promote Global Handwashing Day objectives to wider community of the globe via the mediums of internet including web, blogs, facebook and twitter. Our efforts of spreading awareness of the importance of hygienic lifestyle are all thankful to The Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing with Soap (PPPHW).

Spread Awareness, save lives!

Just because lack of awareness and lack of habit to wash hands frequently with soap,

“More than 2 million children under age of five years die across the globe every year due to diarrhea and acute respiratory infections.”

The reason is, simply lack of awareness and habit to wash hands with soap.

If hadwashing habit was widely practiced and developed, these deaths could have been reduced to such a great number, and we could have saved hundreds of thousands of innocent children from dying.

Global Handwashing Day 2012!

Take a Pledge today!

However, no late is too late. It’s time to awake and become aware. Let’s take a pledge today: We will develop handwashing habit in our children and will make them wash their hands with soap very frequently. Not just this, we will also help poor children and people in meeting them with hygienic life resources and will help them get hygiene soap so that their children can too wash their hands and can live a healthy life!

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It’s World Heart Day again! Heart attacks, strokes and other CVDs are some of the most dangerous hurdles to the global human kind and cause biggest threat to the global society. According to the World Heart Federation, every year, almost 3.86 million people die due to Malaria, HIV/AIDS and TB, but CVDs alone cause more than 17 million deaths each year. This report is enough to alarm us against danger of heart diseases.

World Heart Day 2012

World Heart Day 2012

World Heart Day 2012: Focusing on healthier women, healthier world.

World Heart Day 2012 holds special meaning to all of us because this year’s focus is on women and children as the number of CVD cases is rapidly increasing in women and children around the world. Although both men and women can be affected by CVD, the risk of CVD among women is widely ignored. CVD is one of the leading causes of death among women and children which is a very serious issue for the global health. This year’s focus on CVD among women and children is due to this fact and we are all determined and dedicated to reduce the cases of CVD among women and children so as to create a healthier tomorrow for the entire world.

Cardiovascular Disease: Quick rise among youth of the age under 40 in India

India is one of the top nations having very high number of CVD patients. That’s not the end of the story. Among total number of CVD patients, almost 25% are the youth falling under the age of 40. This includes adult youth and children as well. According to Mr. Gulamnabi Azad, Union Health Minister of India, there are around 90 million people who are at risk of cardiovascular disease. Although many cardiologists and heart hospitals in India are constantly working towards curbing fatal CVD, there is a high demand of awareness in general public, youth and children. In India, Gujarat has the highest number of cardiac patients followed by Rajasthan and Punjab.

Our commitment on World Heart Day 2012

On the World Heart Day 2012, Al-Ameen Hospital rededicates itself to the service of poor and strives to provide high quality medical treatments including cardiac care. Let’s get together, join the hands and fight against cardiovascular diseases and make our society, a healthy society.

Spread Awareness, Save Lives!

It is to be noted that most deaths caused by CVD are preventable but due to lack of awareness and education, we fail to act. So to overcome this fatal scenario, awareness and education is the key.

Happy World Heart Day 2012!
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