Vice President addresses annual convocation of Lady Hardinge Medical College

M Venkaiah Naidu today addressed the Annual Convocation of Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), Delhi in his address he stressed upon the need of medical ethics and values

Vice President addresses annual convocation of Lady Hardinge Medical CollegeAddressing the participants, the Vice President stated training of young professionals in the sciences and art of medicine is one of the most sacred duties one can ever perform. “You are not only imparting knowledge and helping students imbibe skills but you are also facilitating the internalisation of a set of values. Patience, understanding, empathy, […]

#DoctorsNotGuineaPigs: Gwalior doctors refuse to play guinea pigs to VVIPs

The doctors have refused to play guinea pigs to the VVIPs and the VIPs. Expressing their displeasure, the doctors from the Indian Medical association, Madhya Pradesh, have written a letter to the Madhya Pradesh government and the union government. They have made it clear to the government, that henceforth, the doctors will not eat and certify the food meant for the VVIPs

#DoctorsNotGuineaPigs: Gwalior doctors refuse to play guinea pigs to VVIPs“We are doctors; we will not eat and certify the food meant for the VVIP-VIPs (Very Important Person). Why do doctors always need to eat and certify the food? We will not do this,” states a letter written by Indian Medical Association (IMA), Madhya Pradesh. Fed up with a 200-year-old colonial rule, the doctors have […]

Emergency care in the rural area: Can doctors be ethical and survive?

Dr Himmatrao Bawaskar, a general physician from Mahad, Maharashtra has raised a question in a paper published in Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. Pointing a finger at the current scenario of medical facilities in rural areas, he has put forth the question whether doctors can be ethical and survive, while providing emergency medical care

Emergency care in the rural area: Can doctors be ethical and survive?Dr Himmatrao Bawaskar is a well-known name in the medical fraternity of the country. He is a renowned general physician, who has been instrumental in providing medical care to the victims of scorpion bites in the rural areas. Over the past 40 years, he has been working relentlessly for the benefit of the people living […]

Venkaiah Naidu: ‘Make mandatory posting of fresh MBBS graduates in rural areas’

The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that a possible solution to address the shortage of doctors in rural areas could be mandatory posting of fresh MBBS graduates in rural areas before granting them their first promotion. He suggested this while addressing the inaugural session of 15th World Rural Health Conference with the theme ‘Healing the Heart of Healthcare - Leaving no one behind,’ organised by the Academy of Family Physicians

Venkaiah Naidu: ‘Make mandatory posting of fresh MBBS graduates in rural areas’While addressing the inaugural session of 15th World Rural Health Conference with the theme ‘Healing the Heart of Healthcare – Leaving no one behind,’ organised by the Academy of Family Physicians, the vice president said that the rural-urban divide in terms of providing effective healthcare services is more pronounced in the low income countries and […]

Prescribe generic medicines in civic hospitals, urges BMC corporator

A corporator from Mumbai has submitted a proposal, to direct all the doctors in the civic-run hospitals to prescribe generic medicines to patients. The proposal will be taken up for discussion in the health committee meeting of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

Prescribe generic medicines in civic hospitals, urges BMC corporatorIn order to make the healthcare services affordable to the poor and needy people, PM Narendra Modi and his government is stressing upon the use of generic medicines. Generic medicines are cheaper and affordable as compared to the branded medicines available in the market. Patients that seek treatment in civic-run hospitals in Mumbai, generally come […]

Why Aspergillosis fungus is misdiagnosed as TB?

Aspergillosis is an infection, allergic reaction, or fungal growth caused by the Aspergillus fungus. Almost everyone encounters the fungus on a daily basis and never contracts the illness. It’s more likely to infect people who lack a crucial enzyme called periodixase. It can be wrongly diagnosed as tuberculosis (TB) or chronic inflammation as pathologist use H & E stain for slide in most medical centre as primary stain and sparsely distributed fungus is often missed out

Why Aspergillosis fungus is misdiagnosed as TB?Have you ever suffered from a nasal inflammation or an inflammation around the cheeks and eyes? Your doctor must have told you that it’s a simple routine infection, and he must have prescribed medicines as well. The resistance power of the immune system, fights with the disease and stops it from spreading any further. But, […]

Maha: 20 doctors with bogus degrees suspended

The Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) has suspended 20 doctors across the state, for submitting fake documents for obtaining additional qualification registration. According to MMC officials, 70 to 100 odd doctors are still on the radar. The MMC had earlier received several numbers of complaints about the bogus doctors. Owing to which, the MMC had started the drive to inspect the documents submitted by the doctors for receiving additional qualification certificate

Maha: 20 doctors with bogus degrees suspendedMMC suspends 20 doctors for submitting forged documents and degrees for registration certificate. 70 to 100 odd doctors are still under suspicion. MMC officers are checking the authenticity of their documents. MMC has suspended the license of four pathologists. In order to curb the menace of bogus doctors across Maharashtra, the Maharashtra Medical Council had […]

NMC Bill: IMA asks doctors to prepare for direct action

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) officer bearers had a meeting with Union Health minister, J P Nadda in Delhi on Monday, April 02. Various issues pertaining to PCPNDT Act and violence against the doctors were discussed in the meeting. After which, the IMA, had asked all of its members to prepare for direct action at a short notice

NMC Bill: IMA asks doctors to prepare for direct actionIMA will be closely monitoring the movement of the NMC Bill in parliament. As mandated in the IMA Mahapanchayat , if the NMC Bill is forced upon the medical fraternity by the Lok Sabha, IMA will declare complete withdrawal of services by all modern medicine doctors throughout the country with immediate effect. Intensify political lobbying […]

NMC Bill: Cabinet approves MBBS as exit exam, state to decide on bridge course

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved certain official amendments to the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill. The Amendment to the NMC Bill comes in the backdrop of its consideration in the Lok Sabha on January 02, 2018 and subsequently being referred to the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee (DRPSC)

NMC Bill: Cabinet approves MBBS as exit exam, state to decide on bridge courseThe Government has considered the recommendations made by the Standing Committee in its report tabled in the House on March 20, 2018 and general feedback, particularly the views of medical students and practitioners regarding certain provisions of the Bill. The amendments include: Final MBBS Examination to be held as a common exam across the country […]

Nashik: Doctors undertake road safety awareness drive

Everyone knows the traffic rules. But, sometimes we tend to neglect it. Accidents can occur if the traffic rules aren’t followed which in turn can be fatal to the health. To create awareness about traffic rules so that people can follow it, the Nashik doctors have come forward

Nashik: Doctors undertake road safety awareness driveFamily Physician’s Association, National Integrated Medical Association and Nashik Traffic police has undertaken an initiative to create awareness about the traffic rules which will help to avoid accidents for 5 days (from Monday to Friday). Through it, awareness is being created at signals by the policemen and the doctors. The doctors are creating awareness about […]
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