Pune: Doctor organises exhibition underlining why anaesthesiologists are unsung heroes

On the operation table, our lives are in the hands of the anaesthesiologist. Even though they play such a crucial role, during highly sensitive procedures, their contribution is often overlooked by the patients. It is therefore imperative for people to understand the importance of the anaesthetist. And what they do, how to cooperate with them and why their role is so pivotal? It is for this very reason that an anaesthetist from the Pune has arranged an exhibition displaying posters which is giving information on all things related to anaesthesia

Pune: Doctor organises exhibition underlining why anaesthesiologists are unsung heroesDuring an operation, our life is in the hands of the anaesthesiologists. But despite the highly sensitive role that they play, they are all but invisible to their patients. Patients will always remember the name of their surgeon, but a very few will know the name of their anaesthesiologist . The training of anaesthesiologists is […]

Maha: Soon,‘Critical Care Course’ for MBBS students in govt colleges

‘Acute Critical Care Course’ is likely to be included in the curriculum of the MBBS in Maharashtra. The Maharashtra University of Health Sciences is considers introducing this course in the MBBS syllabus in government medical colleges

Maha: Soon,‘Critical Care Course’ for MBBS students in govt collegesDr Kalidas Chavan, Registrar of the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences has informed My Medical Mantra about this development. According to a study, carried out by Harvard University, in 2017, 50 lakh people had died in India, due to medical negligence. Experts believe that a specialised course for the doctors and the hospital staff can […]

India: 39% first year students express regret after joining MBBS, reveals study

A recently done survey suggests that self-interest was the major reason for opting MBBS. Parent’s pressure was also observed as one of the reasons for opting MBBS. Almost one third of the students were having the feeling of regret for opting medical profession. Special attention should be paid towards such students

India: 39% first year students express regret after joining MBBS, reveals studyMedicine is considered as one of the most nobles professions in the country. The doctors well-respected in society and this inclines most of the students to choose medical education as their career of choice after completion of secondary schooling. Students view this profession as promising mainly due to the fact that it offers them a […]

Maha govt appoints committee to fix working hours of resident doctors

The duty hours of resident doctors working in government-run hospitals are soon going to be fixed. The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), Maharashtra has formed different committees to decide upon the working hours of resident doctors

Maha govt appoints committee to fix working hours of resident doctorsEarlier, there were no guidelines in place to determine the working hours or what type of work was to be assigned to resident doctors in their first, second, and third year of residency. There is a high workload on resident doctors due to a shortage of doctors in government hospitals. On September 25, The Bombay […]

IMA soon to release guidebook on vaccines for doctors

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) is going to release a national guideline book on vaccination on November 17

IMA soon to release guidebook on vaccines for doctorsIn order to make doctors aware about new vaccines that are coming up, a national level guideline book named as ‘Life Course Vaccine: Paediatric to geriatric’ will be released. Dr Jayesh Lele, convenor of the vaccination committee and national secretary at the Hospital Board of India, IMA said, “There are many new vaccines that are […]

Young doctors must first work in rural areas: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has told authorities to make it mandatory to young doctors to work in rural areas at least for two to three years before they get their first promotion

Young doctors must first work in rural areas: Vice President Venkaiah NaiduNaidu was addressing the 11th International Dental Students & 5th Dental Surgeons Conference, jointly organised by Dental Students Welfare Association and Dental Surgeons Conference. Dental students and dental surgeons from different parts of India and abroad have participated in this conference. The Vice President said that the most common oral diseases are dental cavities, periodontal […]

Mumbai: MARD doctors to be able to participate in hospital review meeting

Members of Maharashtra Resident Doctors Association (MARD), will be able to participate in the monthly review meeting of the civic-run hospitals in Mumbai

Mumbai: MARD doctors to be able to participate in hospital review meetingThe civic-administration has taken the decision to allow the doctor’s representatives to attend the hospital meetings. The major civic hospital in Mumbai are Nair, KEM, Sion, Cooper, and Shatabdi Hospital. The resident doctors can now put-forth their concerns and demands in the meetings with the dean and the other senior doctors. Earlier on the senior […]

Maha: Bombay HC raps state govt, BMC over govt doctors petition

The number of patients that these doctors treat in a course of one day is overwhelming. There is a huge patient load on resident doctors, with early morning OPD’s and continuous rounds examining and monitoring patients in hospital wards. The doctors end up sacrificing their own health and personal time for the benefit of the patients

Maha: Bombay HC raps state govt, BMC over govt doctors petitionThe Bombay High Court has issues show cause notice to the state government, state health ministry, Directorate of Medical Education, along with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in connection with the petition filed by doctors working for state and civic hospitals. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Central MARD president, Dr Lokesh Kumar Chirwatkar, said, […]

Doctors from Nandurbar make a short film on doctor-patient relationship

Vipareet, a short film by doctors from Nandurbar district of Maharashtra underlines the fractured relations between doctor and patient. When the doctor patient relations have reached to its low point, it is doctors now who are trying to have healthy relations with patients now

Doctors from Nandurbar make a short film on doctor-patient relationshipThe short film is directed, acted and funded by like-minded doctors who want to restore the doctor-patient relations back to normal. The film mentions that even doctors are human beings and so they should not be seen as God. Even they experience pain and anguish and they work long-hours at times going without sleep. Yet, […]

IMA redefines medical ethics

With the time, medical ethics are changing. Indian Medical Association (IMA) in its recently held conference in Kerala underlined the need to change and redefine medical ethics in the country

IMA redefines medical ethicsWhen the invasion of technology and advances in modern medicine has led to sea changes in the way patients are treated today, the guidelines regarding medical ethics have never been changed. It is for this very reason that IMA has come up with a document mentioning all the medical ethics that need to be adopted. […]
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