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IMA Pune to rope in medical students to train with senior doctors

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) Pune will now not just be limited to practising doctors. They are roping in resident doctors and other medical students as well. These medical students will get a chance to observe their senior doctors working. The students will be working with practising doctors of the IMA. The Pune IMA doctors […]

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137 doctors awarded punishment for medical negligence in last three years, states health ministry

While we speak about the rising violence against doctors in India, we rarely speak about the other side of the same coin, which is about the cases of negligence against doctors. When things go wrong in hospitals during the treatment of the patients, the relatives often allege medical negligence against doctors and also file cases […]

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‘Code prohibits doctors from taking gifts from pharma companies,’ states Ashwini Kumar Choubey

Choubey 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 […]

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MBBS students to learn how to recognise symptoms of mental illnesses

It 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 […]

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Govt says no to proposal for lateral entry for dentists and nurse in MBBS

The 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 […]

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#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. […]

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#DoctorsDay: A 6-step plan to help doctors deal with occupational stress

All 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 […]

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#DoctorsDay: India faces a shortage of 600,000 doctors, reveals shocking study

In 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 […]

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#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. […]

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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 […]

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