Rare: Pune doc removes tumour from pregnant woman’s placenta, saves uterus

Doctors in Pune recently witnessed a rare case wherein a tumour was growing in the placenta of a pregnant woman. Although, it was a challenging surgery, the doctors extracted the tumour with removing uterus of the woman

Rare: Pune doc removes tumour from pregnant woman’s placenta, saves uterusSanjeevani Narote, a 19-year-old pregnant woman from Satara district of Maharashtra, came to the Sassoon Hospital with the complaints of heavy bleeding. When doctors examined her they found a tumour had developed in her placenta. Dr Pradip Sambarey, Professor and Head of Gynaecology Department in Sassoon hospital in Pune, said, “She was a patient who […]

IMA issues self-regulatory measures to bridge gap in doctor-patient relationship

With the help of these measures the IMA seek to heal the rift between doctors and patients. The new guidelines have been laid down after careful introspection. It aims to boost the trust between doctors and patients, especially after the unsavoury incidents witnessed last month

IMA issues self-regulatory measures to bridge gap in doctor-patient relationshipLast month, two private hospitals came under fire for negligence and overbilling patients. These incidents created a great furore among the medical fraternity and general public. Now to make amends, the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the largest voluntary organisation of Doctors of Modern Scientific Medicine today announced certain self-regulation procedures for hospitals and doctors. A […]

MBBS curriculum set to change, to focus more on clinical practice

The revamped curriculum aims to focus on clinical practice to help medical students get a hands-on approach. It will give them first-hand experience of different scenarios in the medical field  

MBBS curriculum set to change, to focus more on clinical practiceThe MBBS curriculum is all set to get revamped with more emphasis on clinical practice from the first year. The decision to have a new practical based curriculum for undergraduate medical education in the country was contemplated by the Medical Council of India which has submitted its request to the Government of India. While speaking […]

Maha: IAS officer builds medical training academy for tribals

Every weekend, medical students conduct free coaching classes for students at Bijudhavadi village in Melghat. The aspirants are children of tribal people from the area studying in different Ashram Shalas. The classes began during first week of September

Maha: IAS officer builds medical training academy for tribalsIn order to bridge the gap between the demand and supply, in regards with providing healthcare services to Melghat region in Maharashtra, an IAS officer along with few medical students from B.J. Medical College Pune, has started an initiative to train tribal students to appear for the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET). Melghat has […]

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 […]

No more attacks: Doctors demand stringent law, file petition to PM Modi

Doctors’ association Medicos Legal Action Group (MLAG) is worried, owing to the rising incidents on the attack on doctors across the country. After which, they have filed an online petition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Also, they have urged government to take a stern action

No more attacks: Doctors demand stringent law, file petition to PM ModiAttacks on doctors across the country are increasing. So, government should make a strict law against the attack on doctors, demanded Medicos Legal Action Group. With regards to this, the organisation has filed an online petition to PM Modi. Tow day ago, patient’s relative had vandalised Holy Cross Hospital in Kalyan. Acid bottles were thrown in the hospital […]

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 […]

Doctors and pharmacists face-off on generic medicines

To make medicines affordable for common man, the government has also given the option of generic medicines. Owing to which, Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) has written a letter to doctors by urging them to prescribe generic medicines in bold letter, along with branded. Still, the doctors don’t follow it. Even, PM Narendra Modi had asked patients to use generic medicines

Doctors and pharmacists face-off on generic medicinesAccording to Maharashtra Registered Pharmacists Association, doctors purposely avoid prescribing generic medicines. Kailas Tandle, president, Maharashtra Registered Pharmacists Association said, “MMC has written a letter to the doctors urging them to prescribe generic medicines. Before this, central government also gave a letter. Still, few doctors avoid prescribing it.” According to the Maharashtra Medical Council’s letter, […]

Pune: NGO writes to CM regarding the Clinical Establishment Act

The state government has not taken any steps to enact the Maharashtra Clinical Establishment (Registration and Regulation) Bill. Even though, it has been approved by the law department. The bill still has to see the light of day

Pune: NGO writes to CM regarding the Clinical Establishment ActAn NGO based in Pune called Jan Arogya Abhiyan has written a letter to Chief Minister and Health Minister of Maharashtra, urging them to discuss the issue pertaining to the Maharashtra Clinical Establishment (Registration and Regulation) Bill before the Vidhan Sabha, with specified provisions to protect the interests of patients. The letter mentions that, this […]
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