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"Health Survey and Planning Committee" 1962
• "Health Survey and Planning Committee"
The system of successive 5-yr. plans
– For organized development of the country –Started in 1951
•As the Second Five Year Plan (1956-61) was ending
– >10 yrs. had elapsed following Bhore committee report
•Guidelines for further development of National health services were needed
– In the context of the Five year Plans
•In 1959, the Government of India appointed another Committee known as
– "Health Survey and Planning Committee",

Bhore Committee

Health Survey and Development Committee, 1946
Appointed by the Government of India in 1943
– Sir Joseph Bhore as Chairman
1. 1. To survey the then existing position regarding the
– Health conditions and
– Health organization in the country
2. To make recommendations for the future development.

Making of an MBBS – Why you should take the UG course very seriously

Aspects to be Built – up During MBBS Course
1.Medical knowledge (theory)
2.Clinical skills

• Clinical History taking
• Physical Examination (General & Systemic)
3.Critical thinking for applying the medical knowledge, clinical skills and analyze the findings to
a. Arrive at the correct diagnosis/differential diagnoses
c. Suggest plan of treatment & Initiate first-line management

Standard Deviation & Standard Error (SD & SE)

The difference between the terms ‘Standard Deviation (SD)’ and ‘Standard Error (SE)’ may be confusing.
Both SD and SE are measures of variation but of two DIFFERENT factors. What are they?
Let us take an example:
We want to weigh a population of 10,000 workers in a factory.
The ideal way to do that would be to:
Weigh each one of the population of 10,000
Calculate the mean weight of the population i.e. Add up all the 10,000 weights and divide by 10,000.

Mild: Conjunctival pallor and/or of tongue
Moderate: Conjunctival pallor and/or of tongue + palmer pallor
Severe: Conjunctival pallor and/or of tongue + palmer pallor + pallor of palmar creases.

Reference:
Regina D et al. Correlation of pallor with hemoglobin levels and clinical profile of anemia in primary and middle school children of rural Telangana. Int J Contemp Pediatr. 2016 Aug;3(3):872-877

Sites to look for pallor: those surfaces of the body which have large number of superficial blood vessels with only slight natural pigments i.e.:
1. Lower palpebral conjunctiva
2. Tongue and oral mucosa
3. Nail beds
4. Palm of the hand

Food Pyramid

The “Food Pyramid” or “Food Guide Pyramid” was introduced by the USDA (US Department of Agriculture) in 1992.
It is meant as a reference for planning a balanced diet everyday.
It defines five groups of foods:
1. breads, cereals, pasta and rice;
2. fruits and vegetables;
3. dairy products; eggs, fish, legumes,
4. meat and poultry;
5. alcohol, fats and sugars –