Happy New Year: Thank You, Doctor! TB survivor pens an emotional letter for doctors

On Monday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve), doctors at Mumbai’s civic-run TB Hospital in Sewri, received a pleasant surprise. It was a surprise which they will never be able to forget in their lifetime

Happy New Year: Thank You, Doctor! TB survivor pens an emotional letter for doctorsWish you a very happy New Year Doctor; these were the words which a TB survivor wrote inside the greeting card which she presented to the doctors who treated her. An 11-year-old girl named Anshika Vishwakarma, had walked into the hospital to wish doctors a ‘Happy New Year.’ These were the very same doctors who […]

Union health ministry notifies Nebulizer, Glucometer as ‘drugs’

The union government has decided to notify commonly used medical devices such as nebulizer, blood pressure monitoring devices, digital thermometer and, glucometer as drugs

Union health ministry notifies Nebulizer, Glucometer as ‘drugs’The union health ministry has issued a notification last week on Monday, December 03, which stated that this will come into effect from January 01, 2020. Experts say with this move the government can now control the prices and also monitor the quality as well India has earned the reputation of being known as the […]

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, […]
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