“He was near some pines, it is possible he could have been trying to build some type of a shelter due to the extreme weather that we believe was occurring at the time of his disappearance,” said Laurens County Sheriff Ricky Chastain.  

Greenville County Coroner Parks Evans says Garrett’s body was found in woods across the river from Honea Path. Evans says Garrett likely died from hypothermia less than a day after he disappeared.

HONEA PATH, S.C. — Volunteers searching for a missing Laurens County man have found his body near the Saluda River in Greenville County.

The younger Garrett said he and his family would like to thank the local news organizations for sharing the photos and information about his missing father. The younger Garrett said he would also like to thank the dozens of volunteers who met with the family daily to search for the missing man.

Billy Garrett said a six-man search team came across his father Billy Joe Garrett Sr.’s remains while scouring the area behind his home. The younger Garrett said he was on one of the five search teams probing the area when the 82-year-old’s body was found.



Members of Jan Arogya Abhiyaan, a state-wide network of civil society organizations, said the cabinet decision is not right. “It is unconstitutional because if a doctor has to prescribe allopathy medicines he or she must have a registration from the Medical Council of India (MCI) which has to recognise the one-year bridge course,” said senior health activist Anant Phadke of Jan Arogya Abhiyaan.

Family physician Mahesh Wayal, president of Maharashtra Homeopathic General Practitioners’ Association, state branch said, “New drug molecules are being developed and expertise to use them comes with experience and updation of knowledge. In many multispecialty hospitals, 90% of resident medical officers and chief medical officers are homeopaths and ayurveda practitioners. Hence, opposition from Indian Medical Association and Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors is uncalled for. If homeopaths are not allowed to practise allopathy, the healthcare system will collapse.”

“Most hospitals face an acute shortage of MBBS doctors and have to recruite ayurveda practitioners and homeopaths. The bridge course on pharmacology will upgrade doctors’ skills,” said Bomi Bhote, chief executive officer (CEO) of Ruby Hall Clinic.

Appointment of doctors on contract basis would be done under the Rule 11 of the Tamil Nadu State and Subordinate Services Rules. Therefore, reservation would not be applicable in their case.

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday sought to defuse the controversy over the decision to recruit doctors for the proposed multi super-specialty hospital in Chennai, stating that appointments would be made on the basis of the Supreme Court judgment in Indra Sawhney v. Union of India, existing rules and precedents.

Srinagar, Jan 16: While GB Pant hospital, Kashmirs lone tertiary pediatric healthcare facility, continues to report scores of infant deaths every month, doctors at the hospital hold improper management and unhygienic conditions in peripheral hospitals responsible for the alarming mortality rate.They argue that delayed referral of sick newborns from various district and sub-district hospitals apart from poor post delivery management of babies is the main reason for majority of deaths occurring at GB Pant hospital.Official data reveals that mortality rate of out born infants referred to GB Pant hospital is higher as opposed to in-born, which are almost negligible. This pinpoints improper management and unhygienic conditions prevalent in peripheral hospitals, a medico said. As per official figures, in November 2013, out of 59 infant deaths at GB Pant hospital 41 were referral cases, most of who died within 1-24 hours of their admission.The deaths that occurred November last include 11 referral cases from Anantnag, 8 from Kupwara 8, 5 from Srinagar, 4 each from Ganderbal, Kulgam and Pulwama, 3 from Baramulla and one each from Bandipora and Budgam, reveals data. District Shopian has not referred any case during the month.The data reveals that most of the cases are referred from South Kashmir. In November last, 32 cases were referred to GB Pant hospital from South Kashmir out of them 11 infants died within 1 to 24 hours, reveals official data.The data reveals that 34 cases were referred by private nursing homes. All were discharged alive or stable under treatment except one death. This shows the difference between delivery of baby in good and bad atmosphere, said an official. The delayed referral and improper delivery of the child in unhygienic conditions are the reasons for these deaths, said an official.Pertinently, under the international standards, if a patient referred to hospital dies within 24 hours it is not the responsibility of hospital. It is because when a patient arrives in a critical condition to the hospital, doctors first monitor his health and immediately start bringing his/her inner and outer health system in a normal condition to start treatment for the actual health problem, said DAK President Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan.Dr Mushtaq, medical Superintendent LD Hospital informed that delivery in unhygienic atmosphere is dangerous for the health of child. He said professional healthcare resources, and skilled personnel during deliveries are important to avoid any risk to mother and the child. Some causes of congenital infant mortality are malformations, sudden infant death syndrome, maternal complications during pregnancy, and accidents and unintentional injuries, he informed.Refuting the allegations of unhygienic atmosphere and undue delay in referring cases, Medical Superintendent Maternity and Childcare Hospital (MCH) Islamabad (Anantnag) Dr Abdul Majid Miraab said the referred cases are not all the deliveries that happened in the hospital. Out of 32 referral cases of November last, 10 cases are out born referrals, he said.He said most of the referral cases come from peripheral healthcare centres with complicacies and such cases are immediately referred to tertiary-care hospitals. How can MCH be responsible when scores of complicated cases either are home delivery or deliveries happened in far-flung areas, he questioned.Dr Mushtaq said that undue delay in referring the patient could be the cause of infants death. As we have guidelines to refer the the cases involving pregnancy with pressure, a medico has to go through the medical history of the pregnant lady and check all necessary test reports, he informed. He said if a medico fails to refer the patient on time, it can be dangerous for the life of infant.



Salud said he’s open to tweaking next season’s schedule for Gilas. “We could advance the schedule so Gilas has more time to train for the World Cup and if the SBP decides, the Asian Games,” he said. “I’m sure coach Chot will propose a schedule where the Gilas players can get together for practice during the season so the chemistry stays strong. We’re not making any commitments as yet. The PBA Board will decide on how we go about coordinating with Gilas and the SBP.”

About 20 percent of patients they see get hyperbaric treatments. About 80 percent come in with wounds that refuse to heal. They often receive patients that are told they are never going to get better. San Antonio has the highest amputation rate in the nation. Dr. Dunn, who has a surgical background, is trying to prevent amputations.

Salud said Gilas’ silver showing at the recent FIBA-Asia Championships reestablished the identity of the Filipino game. “Our performance did wonders,” he said. “First, it reestablished our identity as a power in Asian basketball. Second, it showed our character as a nation. And third, it gave us national pride. To those who didn’t believe we could compete with the big boys of Asia, we proved our capability.”

After retiring from the military, he and some friends from the Air Force started a program at the Methodist Hospital, and then installed the chamber at the Nix with the idea to bring in doctors, nurses and technicians for a weeklong course to learn the basics of hyperbaric medicine.

The Philippines hasn’t played at the FIBA World Cup, previously known as the World Championships, since Manila hosted the event in 1978. Nic Jorge coached the team to a winless record. And the national team hasn’t won a FIBA World Cup game since beating the Central African Republic, 87-86, at the 1974 tournament in Puerto Rico. The Philippines wound up 13th of 14 that year with a squad made up of Jimmy Mariano, Joy Cleofas, Tembong Melencio, Robert Jaworski, Francis Arnaiz, Abet Guidaben, Ramon Fernandez, Bogs Adornado, Yoyong Martirez, Manny Paner, Dave Regullano and Big Boy Reynoso. Before beating the Central African Republic, the Philippines claimed its only other win in a 101-100 squeaker over Australia. The Philippines’ leading scorers were Adornado (18.0 points a game), Jaworski (14.3), Paner (11.9) and Fernandez (10.4).

The hyperbaric chamber at Nix was introduced in 1985 by Paul Sheffield, PhD. Sheffield was a colonel in the Air Force for 20 to 30 years as well as the Director of Aerospace Physiology. They developed the pressurized suits that the air crews wear in the military and in NASA. He was also interested in hyperbaric medicine and helping the Air Force develop a hyperbaric treatment to help air crew who had been in low pressure (putting them in high pressure to hopefully get rid of bubbles in the blood).