‘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 […]

#DoctorsDay: Budding docs speak about the changes they would like to see

Doctor’s Day will soon be observed on July 01. Before the advent of this crucial day in the medical field, My Medical Mantra caught up with young guns to know about their thoughts and opinions and the things they would like to see a change in the health sector

#DoctorsDay: Budding docs speak about the changes they would like to see  Future doctors of the country say that much needs to be improved when it comes to health care services in our country. While all these doctors who are completing their education or doing internship, are going through many problems, they want many improvements to be done in medical colleges and hospitals run by government. […]

Maha govt to set-up committee to toughen Anti-Ragging Act

In response to Dr Payal Tadvi’s suicide case, the state government of Maharashtra has decided to form a committee to look into the aspect of strengthening the Anti-Ragging Act

Maha govt to set-up committee to toughen Anti-Ragging Act Soon the Anti-Ragging Act in Maha will be strengthened. The government is deliberating to toughen the act, after the unfortunate incident of Dr Payal Tadvi’s suicide at the hostel in Nair Hospital. The committee will also look into the student-teacher relationship and communication aspect. The members who are appointed to this committee are Praveen Dixit […]

Food safety audits to soon be carried out in canteens of state and civic-run hospitals

Soon canteens at all government and civic-run hospitals will undergo a comprehensive audit. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis informed the legislative assembly on June 20. This has been ordered by state government. The audit aims to find out whether the canteens are preparing the food according to the norms laid down by the FSSAI

Food safety audits to soon be carried out in canteens of state and civic-run hospitalsWhen a person is admitted to a hospital, they and their relatives are tensed and have various thoughts in their minds. But do they ever pay attention to the food being served at the hospital? Now keeping the patient’s health and safety in mind, the state government has decided to launch an audit to inspect […]

Hospitals in Pune utilise new strategic approaches to address security concerns

Doctors in West Bengal on Monday (June 17) called off their strike soon after meeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The logjam ended after seven days of agitation, which was caused after an attack on junior doctor in Kolkata’s NRS Hospital. Hospitals across the country are taking proactive steps to prevent doctors violence. Hospitals in Pune also have come up with ideas which could work as a solution

Hospitals in Pune utilise new strategic approaches to address security concernsRecruiting more bouncers, taking video consent, forming quick response team of doctors, issuing consent forms for even an injection, screening patients before entry, appointing more number of medical counsellors are new strategies hospitals are already increasingly implementing in the wake of rising security concerns. Dr Meenakshi Deshpande, a gynaecologist from Pune, said, “These days we […]
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