Maha: Patients with mental health issues outnumber psychiatrists

The number of patients with mental health issues is rising in the state. But in comparison to this, the numbers of psychiatrists are very low. In a year, only 20 post-graduate students become full-fledged psychiatrists. There are only 40 professors, across 16 government medical colleges in Maharashtra to teach psychiatry to these students

Maha: Patients with mental health issues outnumber psychiatristsPeople 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 […]

Eminent doctors to teach MBBS students across Maha via video conference

The Directorate of Medical Education and Research, Maharashtra has started a video conference lecture series to help MBBS students across medical colleges to gain knowledge from experienced doctors. Around 2,500 students from Maharashtra will be able to attend the lecture at one go through their respective colleges

Eminent doctors to teach MBBS students across Maha via video conferenceWhen a medical student passes the NEET exams they aspire to get an admission into the best medical colleges in Mumbai, but it is not possible for all medical students to meet this dream, due to limited seats in government medical colleges in the city. In order to avoid losing out on academic year the […]

Cut practice Act: Maha law department seeks clarity on imprisonment clause

The Maharashtra government has mulled a law to put an end to the rampant cut commission practice in the state. The draft of the proposed act was sent to the Law and Judiciary department for the approval. But, the Law and Judiciary department has raised certain questions and has referred it back to the Medical Education Ministry

Cut practice Act: Maha law department seeks clarity on imprisonment clauseThe Law and Judiciary Department of Maharashtra has raised certain questions on the proposed Cut Commission Practice Act which is being mulled by the state. After scrutinising the proposed draft of the new law, the Law Department has sent it back to the Medical Education Ministry without approval. According to Dr Praveen Shingare, Director of […]

Maharashtra to continue with bridge course for AYUSH doctors

The state government has decided to continue with the bridge course for AYUSH doctors, which enables them to practice modern medicine. In the revised draft of the NMC Bill, the union government had asked the states to take a final decision on bridge course. From the past three days, homeopathy doctors are protesting at Azad Maidan in Mumbai, demanding inclusion of the bridge course in the NMC Bill

Maharashtra to continue with bridge course for AYUSH doctorsThe issue of bridge course for AYUSH doctors, which will enable and give them license to prescribe allopathy medicine, has been the core issue between the IMA doctors and the union government. Although the union government, after the standing committee on health’s recommendations excluded the bridge course from the NMC Bill amended draft. The centre […]

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

Overall there is a shortage of 81 per cents of specialist in India. And in Maharashtra as well, post of specialist doctors and healthcare remain vacant. To tackle this challenge, the DMER plans to make a database on doctors to keep a check on the and to provide adequate doctors in rural areas

Maha: DMER to prepare database to keep tab on government doctorsThe 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 […]

Treatment in government hospitals in Maharashtra set to become costly

In keeping with the revision in rates from the DMER, Sassoon Hospital in Pune has updated its hospital rates for the same

Treatment in government hospitals in Maharashtra set to become costlyThe Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has revised rates of various medical treatments at Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) and other public hospitals across the states. The DMER last revised these rates on December 30, 2010. Public hospitals do the most expensive tests at a minimum amount. The revisions of these rates occur after […]

Pay more to seek treatment in govt hospitals

The problem of rising prices of essential commodities is one of the most important problems that we are facing now. To top it all, now the treatment in the government medical colleges will be costly

Pay more to seek treatment in govt hospitalsThe costs of the treatments available at the government medical colleges have been revised. Now, due to the government’s decision, people will have to pay more for taking treatments in the government medical colleges. Heart attack, ECG, angioplasty, angiography, CT scan, MRI, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, bone diseases, liver and blood tests, post mortem and the cost […]

Healthy Maharashtra: Govt to track patients from health camps to hospitals

Rural people come for the free treatment in the camps, but cannot afford the treatment in the hospital, due to poor financial conditions. So, the government is creating a database to track such patients and bring them to the hospital for the treatment. Not only this, even the doctors will be given a target by the government to get patients in the hospital

Healthy Maharashtra: Govt to track patients from health camps to hospitalsStill, medical facilities haven’t reached in the rural areas. The number of doctors there is less. Owing to which, the government has started organising medical camps. Rural people come for the free treatment in the camps, but cannot afford the treatment in the hospital, due to poor financial conditions. So, the government is creating a […]

‘Revoke licenses of government doctors working privately’

The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), has written a letter to Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC), by urging it to cancel the license of the doctors who work in the government medical college but also practise privately

‘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 […]

DMER withholds decision to term doctors ‘bogus’

The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), has put on hold the decision of action on the doctors who haven’t completed their bond-service. Earlier DMER had issued a notice stating that it has instructed the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) not to renew the registration of the doctors who have failed to submit the bond-free certificate to them. The notice clarified that such doctors will be treated as bogus doctors and they are liable to action under the Maharashtra Medical Profession Act, 1961

DMER withholds decision to term doctors ‘bogus’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 […]