Why isn’t there a central act to curb doctors attacks? SC asks Centre

The Supreme Court on Friday, September 6, issued a notice to the union government and the health ministry. The notice has been issued in connection with a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed over the increasing assaults on doctors in India

Why isn’t there a central act to curb doctors attacks? SC asks CentreThe Supreme Court in stern words, has asked the union government, ‘Why there is no central law against doctors assaults in India?’ Attack on doctors and medical professionals in India are increasing day by day. Recently, a retired doctor, offering voluntary services in Assam was lynched to death by the patient’s relatives. The most prominent […]

#RakshaBandhan: Mithibai College students tie rakhis to JJ Hospital and Nair doctors

Kshitij under its community awareness campaigns conceptualised ‘Surakshabandhan’, an initiative to express gratitude towards certain people in our country who relentlessly dedicate their entire time in protecting and safeguarding the interests of common citizens. This year, the students of Mithibai College decided to tie rakhis to doctors of JJ Hospital and Nair Hospital in gratitude of the work they do for the betterment of society

#RakshaBandhan: Mithibai College students tie rakhis to JJ Hospital and Nair doctorsIn 2018, Mithibai College’s international intercollegiate cultural festival Kshitij came up with a unique way to celebrate Raksha Bandhan, a festival which signifies the pledge of Raksha. Thus, Kshitij under its community awareness campaigns This year, Surakshabandhan composed of three different activities. Smit Mehta (Chairperson, Kshitij’19) stated: “We at Kshitij believe in giving back to […]

IMA Pune to rope in medical students to train with senior doctors

The IMA Pune is roping in resident doctors and other medical students, who will get a chance to observe senior doctors working. The students will be working with practising doctors of the IMA, who, in turn, will teach communication skills, and will help them in paper presentation related work

IMA Pune to rope in medical students to train with senior doctorsThe Indian Medical Association (IMA) Pune will now not just be limited to practising doctors. They are roping in resident doctors and other medical students as well. These medical students will get a chance to observe their senior doctors working. The students will be working with practising doctors of the IMA. The Pune IMA doctors […]

137 doctors awarded punishment for medical negligence in last three years, states health ministry

While speaking in the Lok Sabha, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, minister of state in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, informed the Lok Sabha about the punishments handed out to doctors in cases of medical negligence by the Medical Council of India

137 doctors awarded punishment for medical negligence in last three years, states health ministryWhile we speak about the rising violence against doctors in India, we rarely speak about the other side of the same coin, which is about the cases of negligence against doctors. When things go wrong in hospitals during the treatment of the patients, the relatives often allege medical negligence against doctors and also file cases […]

‘Code prohibits doctors from taking gifts from pharma companies,’ states Ashwini Kumar Choubey

While speaking in the Lok Sabha, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare said the code of conduct for medical practitioners prohibits doctors from taking gifts, travel facilities, hospitality or cash from pharmaceutical and allied health sector industry

‘Code prohibits doctors from taking gifts from pharma companies,’ states Ashwini Kumar ChoubeyChoubey also said in Lok Sabha that the government has received some complaints of unethical marketing practices by pharmaceutical companies and the CEOs of such companies will be held responsible for such malpractices. The said regulation empowers the Medical Council of India (MCI) and respective State Medical Councils to award punishment to a doctor against […]

MBBS students to learn how to recognise symptoms of mental illnesses

KEM Hospital will be hosting a workshop on Wednesday, July 10, to help undergraduate medical students to identify the signs and symptoms of mental illness among people. The objective of this workshop is to help identify a ‘psychological crisis,’ and inform students about mental health

MBBS students to learn how to recognise symptoms of mental illnessesIt will help students identify patients with depression and other mental health-related illness, so that early intervention can take place and the patient can be referred to a psychiatrist. Around 180 MBBS students will participate in this workshop, they will be split into groups. The workshop will train students on how to identify signs of […]

Govt says no to proposal for lateral entry for dentists and nurse in MBBS

In response to a question raised on the lateral entry of doctors and nurse in MBBS, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey declined the idea stating that there is no such proposal within the ministry

Govt says no to proposal for lateral entry for dentists and nurse in MBBSThe Minister was replying to the questions collectively raised by Adoor Prakash, an MP From Attingal constituency in Kerala and Saugata Roy, an MP from Trinamool Congress, Kolkata. The MP’s wanted to know whether the Government has any proposal to allow lateral entry for Dentistry/Nursing/Paramedical students into MBBS as per the draft New Education Policy […]

#DoctorsDay: ‘Doctors should change their approach towards patients,’ Dr Amte 

July 01 is observed as Doctor’s Day in India. Over the past few years, the number of attacks upon medical professional in India is on the rise. Over 75 per cent of the doctors have faced an attack during the tenure of their medical practice. In Maharashtra too, 53 doctors have been attacked in the past two years

#DoctorsDay: ‘Doctors should change their approach towards patients,’ Dr Amte Manhandling, brutal attacks, assault on the doctors are common terms you might have come across while reading the newspapers these days. These incidences are spreading like an epidemic in India. Day by day doctors are becoming a soft target for patients and their relatives. A few years ago, doctors were revered by patients and relatives. […]

#DoctorsDay: A 6-step plan to help doctors deal with occupational stress

On the occasion of doctor’s day, here are a few factors contributing to a doctor’s stressful life along with an expert plan for stress relief

#DoctorsDay: A 6-step plan to help doctors deal with occupational stressAll over the world, individuals are generally advised to speak to a doctor when stress-related issues feel too challenging, and rightly so. Doctors are trained to understand the causes and effects of stress which enables them to point us to health resources for stress management. While they may be quite adept at managing their own […]

#DoctorsDay: India faces a shortage of 600,000 doctors, reveals shocking study

India is going through a shortage of an estimated 600,000 doctors and 2 million nurses, say scientists who found that a lack of staff who are properly trained in administering antibiotics is preventing patients from accessing life-saving drugs

#DoctorsDay: India faces a shortage of 600,000 doctors, reveals shocking studyIn India, there is one government doctor for every 10,189 people (the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a ratio of 1:1,000), or a deficit of 600,000 doctors, and the nurse: patient ratio is 1:483, implying a shortage of two million nurses. Whereas, 65 per cent of health expenditure is out-of-pocket, and such expenditures push some […]
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