Maharashtra: Dr Chandanwale appointed as additional joint director of DMER

On Tuesday, October 01, the state government issued the orders, of appointing Dr Ajay Chandanwale, as new Additional Joint Director, Directorate of Medical Education and Research, Maharashtra Dr Chandanwale, who is currently, Dean of B J Medical College, and Sassoon hospital, Pune will continue to hold on to the position. In a major development, Dr […]

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#FitIndiaMovement: Simple living and healthy eating is Dr TP Lahane’s fitness mantra

Dr TP Lahane, the Joint director of Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), needs no introduction. He is a ray of hope for many patients and a perfect role model for the budding doctors. Dr Lahane believes in simple living and healthy eating and makes sure that he practises what he preaches. Dr Lahane […]

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Good News: Stipend set to increase from Rs 6,000 to 11,000 for govt interns

The stipend issue has been a bone of contention time and again with the medical students and state government. This is a positive step in resolving issues. Finally, the interns will receive the reward for what they have been fighting for over the past few years. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr T P […]

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Maha: Resident doctors threaten to on strike due to unpaid stipend issue 

The resident doctors of three Government Medical Colleges in Maharashtra have threatened to go on strike. The Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) has written a letter to the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) in regards with this issue. The resident doctors have given an ultimatum to the state government. They have stated […]

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Maha: Patients with mental health issues outnumber psychiatrists

People in Mumbai and Maharashtra are leading stressful lifestyles and have to deal with work pressure, cut-throat competition, isolation, and depression on a daily basis. In a survey carried out by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation during a period of two years, from October 2015 to September 2017, it was revealed that 1,74, 379 patients sought […]

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Maha: DMER to prepare database to keep tab on government doctors

The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) plans to set-up a database on doctors across the state. The reason for this is due to the shortage of doctors and other medical faculty in rural areas. Overall, there is shortage 81 per cent specialist across India This database is being prepared to resolve the problems […]

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‘Revoke licenses of government doctors working privately’

After the two doctors attached to the Nagpur and Yavatmal Colleges, were found working privately. Now, the DMER has taken a note of it. According to an official from DMER, “Three doctors from Yavatmal’s Vasantrao Naik government medical college were practising privately. We have written a letter to MMC on November 24, regarding the revoking […]

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Medical service under National Rural Health Mission to be considered as bond service

Serve bond or face the music: Maha govt to doctors

In a strong move to zero in on doctors who have studied in state or civic-run medical colleges but have not completed the mandatory one-year bond and/or cleared the fees, the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has asked doctors to submit their bond-free certificate to the state medical council. The DMER, on September […]

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Govt redefines ‘near relatives’ to make availability of organs easier

Govt redefines ‘near relatives’ to make availability of organs easier

Soon step-father, step-mother, step-daughter or step-son and their spouses can also donate kidney and liver as the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is set to expand the definition of ‘near relatives’ in the Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act, 1994. In a circular issued by the Ministry on August 21, it said the […]

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