Unique Laparoscopic Surgery for Rectal Cancer performed at Yenepoya Specialty Hospital

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February 19, 2013

Mangalore, Feb 19: A 72-year-old woman suffering from locally advanced rectal cancer was treated wholly through Laparoscopic Surgery by Surgical Gastroenterologist and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon Dr. Vijay Ramachandran at Yenepoya Specialty Hospital, Kodialbail in the city.

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Dr.Vijay with the patient (centre)

The procedure, termed Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection has been performed for the first time in Mangalore. In this procedure, the cancer bearing portion of the rectum and anal canal is mobilised laparoscopically and removed resulting in minimal surgical trauma to the patient. 

The advantages of the procedure include quicker return of bowel function, reduced pain, shortened postoperative stay and cosmesis.

Dr Vijay said that the patient resumed oral intake on the first postoperative day and was discharged on the fifth postoperative day. Although the majority of the surgeries performed for rectal cancer by Dr. Vijay aim at sphincter preservation, abdominoperineal resection is necessitated when the tumour is within 3 cms of the anal verge as in this case.

Dr Vijay elaborated that Laparoscopic Surgery has an established role in the management of gastrointestinal cancers and many such tumours can be successfully removed with the help of laparoscopy.

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Port sites of Laparoscopic Rectal Cancer Surger (left)  Lap APR Specimen (right)


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February 20,2021

Bengaluru, Feb 20: The Covid-19 vaccination coverage in Karnataka has crossed the six lakh-mark on Friday night.

Health officials said on Saturday that as many as 6,32,711 beneficiaries have received the vaccine shots.

On the flip side, only 51 Per cent of the targeted health workers have received their first dose of vaccine and Saturday is the last day for the Phase-1 beneficiaries to get their first dose.

BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad said till Friday around 50 per cent health workers were vaccinated in BBMP limits. Till 8.30 pm, only 4,20,837 health workers out of targeted beneficiaries 8,21,939 were vaccinated, which is 51 percent coverage. As many as 99,326 health workers have taken the second dose, so far.

The vaccination coverage of frontline workers also has been mediocre with 1,12,548 of the targeted 2,84,950 (39 per cent) having received their vaccine shots.

On day 35 of Covid vaccination drive, the state has recorded a cumulative vaccination coverage of 57 per cent, till 8.30 pm on Friday. On Friday alone, 46,534 were vaccinated out of 1,04,121 targeted beneficiaries, which is 45 Per cent of day’s coverage.

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February 19,2021

Bengaluru, Feb 19: The Income Tax Department has detected an alleged cash-for-seat scam running in some Karnataka-based medical colleges, as the CBDT said over Rs 400 crore black money has been generated in the name of capitation fee by these institutions.

A statement issued by the Central Board of Direct Taxes said these alleged irregularities were found after nine major trusts, registered in Bengaluru and Mangaluru, running educational institutes, including medical colleges were raided on Wednesday.

”Searches were conducted at 56 different locations across Karnataka and Kerala,” the CBDT, which frames policy for the tax department, said.

”So far, the evidence gathered indicates that Rs 402.78 crore has been accepted as illegal capitation fee by manipulating the online admission process and the same has not been disclosed to the Income Tax Department,” it said.

It said cash amount of Rs 15.09 crore has been seized and gold jewellery worth Rs 30 crore (weighing 81 kilograms), 50-carat diamonds and 40 kilograms of silver articles have been found from the residential premises of the trustees and are prima facie, unexplained.

”Evidence of undisclosed foreign assets of Rs 2.39 crore in Ghana has also been found apart from evidence of huge investments in 35 luxury cars in Benami names,” the CBDT said.

Describing the alleged modus operandi, the CBDT said it was found that the transparent selection process to medical colleges through the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) has been ”subverted” by trustees and key persons running these institutions in collusion with agents/brokers and some students who got high ranks in the NEET examination.

”The first stage of malpractice is that some high-ranking students in the NEET examination take admission to MBBS courses through State counselling (who have no intention to join the said colleges as they have secured admissions or likely to get admission elsewhere).

”Thereby blocking seats in the medical stream in a medical college during the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) counselling process, in connivance with agents, middlemen, converters (who provide service of converting the regular seats to management seats),” it said.

The CBDT said, later, these students withdraw from the admission process, thereby making the vacant seats available for the college management. Such seats are made available to the college management for filling up through the ”stray vacancies round” (seats remaining vacant or unfilled in a college after a mop-up round), it claimed.

In this round, the statement claimed, the seats are filled by the college management by admitting less meritorious candidates (low rank in NEET) after collecting huge sums as capitation fee, donations in cash which are illegal under the Karnataka Educational Institutions (Prohibition of Capitation Fee) Act, 1984.

”The capitation fee/donations are collected through a network of brokers/agents employed by the key persons/trustees of these medical colleges,” it claimed.

The CBDT said that ”the search operation resulted in detecting incriminating evidence regarding cash-for-seat malpractices for admission to MBBS, BDS and PG seats in the form of notebooks, handwritten diaries, excel sheets containing the details of cash received from students/brokers for admission in these colleges for various years.”

”It was also observed that the management, faculty, staff, meritorious students and brokers are working in close nexus to manipulate the online admission process,” the CBDT said.

It added that there is evidence indicating that one of the medical colleges have some sort of ‘package arrangement’ for passing management quota students in written examination and viva voce for a fixed sum ranging from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2 lakh.

”There is evidence which prima facie suggests that the cash money accepted by manipulating the online admission process in these colleges has been diverted for non-charitable purpose by the trustees, which is clearly in violation of Section 12AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Apart from this, evidence has been found regarding a large number of investments made in immovable properties with huge cash component attracting provisions of Section 69 (unexplained deposits) of the Income Tax Act, 1961,” the CBDT alleged.

It added that one of the colleges has diversified into the business of timber/plywood industries where evidence regarding under-invoicing has also been found.

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February 28,2021

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Udupi, Feb 28: A 45-year-old man was killed on the spot when a speeding car knocked down his motorbike at Sastana, Kota in Udupi district today.

The deceased has been identified as Subhash Amin, a resident of Kota Bannadi and a civil contractor by profession. 

The tragedy occurred when he was riding towards Udupin from Bannady for work. He is survived by his mother, wife and a small child. 

The car was driving by a priest of a church from Kundapur. He was arrested by the local police. 

A case was registered at Kota police station and investigations are on.

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