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On the occasion of World Health Day, Dr. Satpal organized a ‘health camp’ for the poor farmers living in a nearby village. After check-up, he was shocked to see that most of the farmers suffered from cancer due to regular exposure to pesticides and many were diabetic. - Chemistry

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On the occasion of World Health Day, Dr. Satpal organized a ‘health camp’ for the poor farmers living in a nearby village. After check-up, he was shocked to see that most of the farmers suffered from cancer due to regular exposure to pesticides and many were diabetic. They distributed free medicines to them. Dr. Satpal immediately reported the matter to the
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). On the suggestions of NHRC, the government decided to provide medical care, financial assistance, setting up of super-speciality hospitals for treatment and prevention of the deadly disease in the affected villages all over India.

(i) Write the values shown by

(a) Dr. Satpal

(b) NHRC

(ii) What type of analgesics are chiefly used for the relief of pains of terminal cancer ?

(iii) Give an example of artificial sweetener that could have been recommended to diabetic patients

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Solution

(i)(a) Dr. Satpal organized a health camp for poor families in a village. This shows that he is an altruist.

(b) NHRC realised its responsibility and initimated government on the health issue of villagers and suggested immediate actions to be taken by the government.

(ii) Narcotic analgesics are chiefly used for the relief of pains of terminal cancer.

(iii) Saccharin is an artificial sweetener which could be recommended to diabetic patients.

Concept: Chemicals in Food - Artificial Sweetening Agents and Food Preservatives
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