Ayushman Bharat Health Scheme

There is a good news for the healthcare of the poor in India.So far the poor & even middle class families have been struggling to meet the healthcare expenses which are increasing every year due to the newer modalities available.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced  Ayushman Bharat or National Health Protection Scheme on Independence Day. The project will be launched on September 25,  also called ‘Modicare’, The ambitious ‘Ayushman Bharat’ or National Health Protection Scheme aims to cover over 10 crore vulnerable families (approximately 50 crore beneficiaries) and provide health cover up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year. The programme is probably the world’s largest health protection scheme. The benefits of the scheme are portable across the country and a beneficiary covered under the scheme will be allowed to take cashless benefits from any public/private empanelled hospitals across the country The scheme will aim to target over 10 crore families database. To ensure that nobody from the vulnerable group is left out of the benefit cover, there will be no cap on family size and age in Ayushman Bharat scheme. The insurance scheme will cover pre and post-hospitalisation expenses.

Let us hope that the implementation of this policy remains perfect and healthcare sector and doctors fully co-operate with government to make it a roaring success.

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Chemical peels are also effective for skin rejuvenation!

Botox and fillers may be the minimally invasive cosmetic procedures of our time, but the chemical peel is still going strong.

In simple terms, chemical peels use acid (there are different types) to break down the top layer, or layers, of skin to help diminish the look of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone. Believe it or not, chemical peels have been around since the mid-1800s, though they really seemed to gain mainstream popularity in the late ’90s and early 2000s.
Chemical peels run a range of different types of products that can be used, and there’s a big difference in how deeply the chemical that’s being applied affects the skin
There are three types of chemical peels ― superficial, medium-depth and deep-depth.
When people refer to chemical peels,they’re usually talking about superficial peels (sometimes referred to as “lunchtime peels”). These are the mildest of the bunch, as they require little downtime. You may experience some redness for 20 minutes to half an hour afterward, and you may experience some dryness or flaking over the course of a few days, but otherwise, you can get back to business as usual. Typical acids used in superficial peels include glycolic, salicylic, kojic acid and malic acid, Yagoda said. Superficial peels are good for treating fine lines and wrinkles, large pores and dark spots, and to help tighten the skin.
If you have a big event, doing a light chemical peel a few days before is spectacular.
Medium-depth peels generally use trichloroacetic acid at concentrations of 35 percent or less. These types of peels usually use a pure form of the acid that isn’t neutralized, and they aren’t typically made available for spa facials. Medium-depth peels can help treat skin that has a significant amount of photodamage, sun spots, mild to moderate acne scars, crepey skin under the eyes or dark circles.
The downside is the recovery period, which runs anywhere from five to seven days. The skin is left raw and red, and needs to be constantly covered with ointment, though it shouldn’t be painful.
The deepest peels, which target more serious skin issues such as severe acne scars, excessive sun damage or looseness of the skin, also uses trichloroacetic acid, though at concentrations starting at 50 percent to 70 percent, or phenol acid. The deep-depth peels may not be suitable for those with darker skin tones, as they could result in scarring or hypopigmentation. Typical downtime is about seven to 10 days, but could even last two weeks.
For those who regularly get peels, the strength of each peel can be increased each time. As a result, the person’s tolerance increases, and over time, patients are able to get stronger peels with decreased downtime.

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Heat, sweat and dust

The weather in most of India these days is unkind to the skin. The heat, sweat and dust clogs up the pores of the skin and making it difficult for the skin to breath.  Acne can flare up and the skin lacks radiance and lustre.

Wear cool cotton clothes and always wear a sunscreen and carry an umbrella to protect yourself from the sun. Wash your face several times a day with plain water. Avoid harsh soaps. Rose water is an excellent toner for the summer.  Eat light, fresh food and avoid oily and spicy food.

Stay healthy this summer.

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