Quality assurance programmes for medical schools need of the hour, says WMA

The growth of basic medical education globally, with a rapid increase in the number of medical schools in some countries, raises concerns about the quality of graduates. A well-developed quality assurance program allows schools to identify and address conditions that threaten the quality of their basic medical education

Quality assurance programmes for medical schools need of the hour, says WMAThe World Medical Association (WMA) has called on for quality assurance programmes to ensure that medical schools around the world deliver a high standard of medical education. The association says that well-planned and well-executed quality assurance programmes are essential to guarantee that medical schools meet the necessary goals for preparing practitioners for a medical career. […]

Heath is wealth: On Dhanteras, an NGO starts a health centre

Every festival has its own significance. Dhanteras is an important part of Diwali celebration. It is a first of five day celebration of Diwali festival. Dhanteras is associated with wealth and prosperity. On this auspicious day people buy precious metals gold and silver ornaments and utensils to enhance the household prosperity and to thank lord Dhanwantari, the god of good health. Similarly, this Dhanteras, to help the needy, in order to lead a healthy life, Doctors For You has started a Shravan Health Centre in the slums of Kalwa

Heath is wealth: On Dhanteras, an NGO starts a health centreThey say, ‘Health is wealth’, so acting accordingly, Doctors For You, an NGO that works extensively for the disaster hit population and the slum dwellers, launched a health centre, Shravan Health Centre, Paunpada slums in Kalwa. This was launched as a tie up with Gabriel Project Mumbai (GPM). “This year, on the auspicious occasion of Dhanteras, […]

World Spine Day: Sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise to blame for spinal problems

Our spines are the structure that surrounds the spinal cord, and is extremely important as the spinal cord connects to the brain and is the pathway that allows our brain to interact with the entire rest of the body i.e. all the muscles in the body, organs, and all other systems within the body, and this is the reason, why it is so important to maintain a healthy spine

World Spine Day: Sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise to blame for spinal problemsAn unhealthy spine can interfere with the entire central nervous system and can also cause a host of unwelcome health issues such as pain, numbness, and weakness in the arms and legs, impaired breathing and digestion and impaired control of the bowel and bladder. On the occasion of World Spine Day, doctors informed that around […]

Inspiring: Once wheelchair bound, she is now set to participate in Comrades Marathon

What would you do, if you are told that you would be wheelchair-bound and you would never be able to walk without using a support? You may be cry, lose hope or give up. But, a woman from Pune proved everyone wrong with her 'Never say never attitude'. With her sheer dedication, efforts, determination, devotion and perseverance she went on to climb Mt Everest. Now, the go-getter has qualified for the Comrades Marathon, which is the world's largest and oldest ultramarathon race with an aim to put up a good show

Inspiring: Once wheelchair bound, she is now set to participate in Comrades MarathonIn the year 2011, during Diwali, Aparna Prabhudesai, a 47-year-old Pune resident, suffered her first fracture while starting her bike. Before she could evwn recover from it, within next the 2 months, she had three more fractures. Life took a U-turn when the doctors told her that she would never be able to walk without […]

Strike: The World Medical Association supports Poland’s junior doctors

Junior doctors in Poland, who have gone on hunger strike over poor pay and conditions, and healthcare funding, have received the full support of the World Medical Association (WMA)

Strike: The World Medical Association supports Poland’s junior doctorsAt their annual Assembly in Chicago, WMA delegates passed an emergency resolution expressing their serious concern about the dispute and urging the Polish Prime Minister to step in and negotiate an acceptable solution. The Polish Chamber of Physicians and Dentists says the protest action follows several unsuccessful appeals to the Government to take action on […]

Ready to work in rural areas? DMER proposes 10% quota in medical colleges

The state has been facing shortage of doctors in rural areas. Owing to which, The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) have forwarded the proposal to the state’s medical education ministry. As per the proposal, 250 medical seats will be exclusively reserved for these medical students

Ready to work in rural areas? DMER proposes 10% quota in medical collegesSoon, the state medical education department will be reserving 10 per cent of the medical seats in its medical colleges for students who agree to serve 10 years of compulsory service in rural Maharashtra. The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) have forwarded the proposal to the state’s medical education ministry. “It is a […]

Nagpur: Strike withdrawn, doctors resume their duty

The resident doctors of Government Medical College (GMC) Nagpur have joined their duties again. In the series of meetings Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) assured Directorate of Medical Education (DMER) to call off the strike. After this DMER issued a letter to the Dean of GMC Nagpur to let the suspended doctors join back on the work

Nagpur: Strike withdrawn, doctors resume their dutyThis happened on the backdrop of the fact that 350 resident doctors of GMC Nagpur were suspended a day before. As a part of their protest against lack of security in the hospital premises, the doctors were on mass leave. The hospital administration sent a suspension notice to them. Talking about the decision, Dr Pravin […]

350 resident doctors of Nagpur medical college suspended

In order to acquire security owing to the rising incidents of attacks on the doctors, Nagpur medical college’s resident doctors are protesting. Since, 350 doctors were marked absent on duty; the hospital administration sent a suspension notice to them. Now, there is a nationwide strike of the doctors due to the action taken by the hospital administration

350 resident doctors of Nagpur medical college suspendedOnce again the vital point of doctor’s security has come up. There is a face-off between doctors and the  hospital administration. By demanding security in the hospital, Nagpur medical college’s 350 doctors are on strike, since October 7. The hospital administration hold a meeting with the doctors, but it didn’t suffice the purpose. After which, […]

MARD doctors protest owing to the absence of security

Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) protested by demanding security as the security guards appointed by the government vanished from the hospital. According to the government, they didn’t withdraw the security; the security guards are on strike due to monetary problem

MARD doctors protest owing to the absence of securityDue to the rising incidents of attacks on the doctors, state government and BMC appointed security guards in the government and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) hospitals. But the security guards of Sir JJ Group of Hospitals suddenly vanished. In the absence of security guards,  MARD’s resident doctors association protested in the hospital premises by flashing […]

Critical surgery revives two patients who were almost brain-dead

The patients had stopped breathing and their hearts were not functioning when they were brought in to the hospital. Even the pupils of these patients were not reacting to the light. They were on the second stage of brain death, where the heart stops pumping blood

Critical surgery revives two patients who were almost brain-deadTwo patients who were almost brain-dead had been admitted to a Pune hospital and were brought back to life with timely help and effective consecutive surgeries. These patients were on the second stage of brain death, where the heart stops pumping blood. However, with neuro-surgeries the clots of these patients were removed and they are […]
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