Delhi: Resident doctors association opposes 12-hour OPD decision

In a first-of-its-kind move, the Union government has decided to implement a pilot project of 12-hours a day OPD’s in Delhi government-run Safdarjung hospital. But, the government’s decision to extend the duty hours has not gone down well with the resident doctors

Delhi: Resident doctors association opposes 12-hour OPD decisionThe union government has decided to extend the working hours of the Out Patient Department (OPD) in Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital The new duty hours of the OPD’s will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The government in the notice issues has stated that this is a pilot project. Initially to be implemented in Medicine, […]

Comic book character to inform kids about TB

A Delhi based NGO has developed a comic book character to help inform kids about tuberculosis (TB). The character named ‘Knight Wolf’ is portrayed as a superhero that fights TB and raises awareness about the disease

Comic book character to inform kids about TBCases of tuberculosis are on the rise across the country, children are susceptible to TB due to their underdeveloped immune system. 2,430 children under the age of 15 diagnosed with TB, informs Maharashtra Health Minister Deepak Sawant. Since January 2018 till April 2018, 2,430 children under the age of 15, have been diagnosed with tuberculosis. […]

WorldNoTobaccoDay: Tobacco consumption down by 6.5% in Delhi

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) has shown that the prevalence of Tobacco has decreased in Delhi. The Delhi government has launched 1 to 1 community-based campaign. The campaign appeals citizens to adopt one tobacco user and encourage him or her to quit tobacco

WorldNoTobaccoDay: Tobacco consumption down by 6.5% in DelhiThe Global Adult Tobacco Survey (2) factsheet for Delhi state, was released on the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day. The prevalence of tobacco use in Delhi. has reduced by 6.5% as compared to 6% for all India average A staggering 2700 people lose their lives every day in India, due to tobacco consumption.  […]

Delhi: Kejriwal govt set to cap profit margins of private hospitals by 50%

Delhi government would become the first state in India to cap profit margins of private hospitals. The government has prepared a draft, which will be open to suggestions and objection for 30 days. The move to curb the profit margin came after the public outrage over the death of a child due to dengue and hospital billing the family over 15 lakh for treatment

Delhi: Kejriwal govt set to cap profit margins of private hospitals by 50%The Delhi government has come out with a draft advisory to cap profit margins of the private hospitals. The draft is kept open for public suggestions and objections for the period of 30 days. After completion of 30 days, the draft will be implemented will be applicable to all private hospitals and nursing centers. With […]

Why force patients to buy medicines from hospital pharmacies: SC asks govt 

The Supreme Court has taken a stern view on the practice of the hospitals to compel patients to buy the medicines from the hospital pharmacy itself. The SC has issued a notice to the centre seeking a response on the same

Why force patients to buy medicines from hospital pharmacies: SC asks govt The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the union government, to all the states and the union territories. The SC has sought government’s response over why not to restrain the private hospitals from forcing patients to buy medicines from the hospital pharmacies. A petition was filed by a Delhi-based student, Sidharth Dalmia and his […]

India initiates process to develop national essential diagnostics list

The National Essential Medication List (EML) in India has been helpful in capping prices of a variety of products, and has increased access to important medicines. For the next step, a smaller working group will be created by the government, to move forward with the EDL process, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year

India initiates process to develop national essential diagnostics listThe Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Delhi, along with several partners, including WHO India and McGill University today convened the first national consultation on Essential Diagnostics List (EDL). To improve access to drugs, since 1977, the World Health Organization (WHO) has published a Model List of Essential Medicines. India has published a National EML […]

India: One bed per 2,046 patients in government hospitals

In a written reply, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, stated that admission to the inpatient ward was based on availability of beds and patients who were admitted as per need/acuity of care. In case of non-availability of beds, patients are referred to other hospitals in Delhi with similar trauma and emergency care facilities only after stabilisation of patient

India: One bed per 2,046 patients in government hospitalsAshwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, replying to the question in the Lok Sabha, stated, whether the ratio of hospital beds per thousand population is very low in India as compared to other developing countries. He said, “As per the provisional data of National Health Profile – 2017, compiled by […]

Learning CPR is the need of the hour

Youth festival held at Delhi’s Zakir Hussain College highlighted the importance of CPR technique

Learning CPR is the need of the hourA survey conducted by an online doctor consultation platform indicates that about 98% of the country’s population is not trained in the basic life-saving technique of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). CPR is the most crucial and basic procedure to save a life in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest. Padma Shri Awardee Dr K K […]

PM Modi to inaugurate World TB summit

India continues to have the highest number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in the world, stated the Global TB Report 2017 released by World Health Organization (WHO). In India, an estimated 27.9 lakh patients were suffering from TB in 2016 and up to 4.23 lakh patients were estimated to have died during the year. Owing to which, in the month of March, a world TB summit will be conducted under the guidance of the experts in Delhi

PM Modi to inaugurate World TB summitTuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that usually affects the lungs and weakens the immune system. As per information received by My Medical Mantra, the summit will be held from March 13 to 16. PM Modi will inaugurate the same. Speaking about the 1st TB summit which will be held in India, Dr Sunil Kharpade, deputy director general […]

NPPA: ‘To claim higher margin, doctors-hospitals prescribe branded medicine’

Since the analysis done by NPPA is a matter of public concern, it is being up in public domain with the objective of removing information asymmetry between patients and the hospitals and for the greater transparency in healthcare system m in public interest

NPPA: ‘To claim higher margin, doctors-hospitals prescribe branded medicine’On Tuesday evening, the National Pharmacists Pricing Authority (NPPA) tweeted, ‘NPPA uploads analysis of bills of some hospitals based on complaints of overcharging.’ On seeing the upload, a list of medicines, their actual price as well as the profit margin was unveiled. “It is amply clear that for claiming higher margins, doctors and hospitals preferred […]
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