Pune: 30 to 40% prisoners at Yerwada jail suffering from skin disease

A health camp was organised at Pune’s Yerwada Central jail on a request made by Maharashtra charity commissioner Shivkumar Dige

Pune: 30 to 40% prisoners at Yerwada jail suffering from skin diseaseDoctors from Pune’s Aundh Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) volunteered to examine the inmates. The health camp was organised on Thursday, July 12. The doctors checked their blood pressure and tested their blood sugar levels, along with doing other medical examinations. Upon doing skin examinations, it was found that many prisoners were suffering from skin […]

Delhi: Resident doctors association opposes 12-hour OPD decision

In a first-of-its-kind move, the Union government has decided to implement a pilot project of 12-hours a day OPD’s in Delhi government-run Safdarjung hospital. But, the government’s decision to extend the duty hours has not gone down well with the resident doctors

Delhi: Resident doctors association opposes 12-hour OPD decisionThe union government has decided to extend the working hours of the Out Patient Department (OPD) in Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital The new duty hours of the OPD’s will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The government in the notice issues has stated that this is a pilot project. Initially to be implemented in Medicine, […]

India a key player in the field of generic medicines, states Commerce min Suresh Prabhu

By the year 2020, India is likely to be among the top three pharmaceutical markets by incremental growth and 6th largest market globally in absolute size

India a key player in the field of generic medicines, states Commerce min Suresh PrabhuUnion Minister of Commerce and Industry, Suresh Prabhu, said that India is recognised globally as one of the key players in the field of generic medicines. He stated this while speaking at a function organised by the Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI), in New Delhi. The minister further said that increase in the […]

Ayushman Bharat: IMA signs partnership agreement with govt

Difference over pricing rates of Ayushman Bharat package rates still a point of contention among the two

Ayushman Bharat: IMA signs partnership agreement with govtIMA signed a partnership agreement with the Government on Ayushman Bharat. IMA National President Dr Ravi S Wankhedkar and Honorary Secretary General, Dr R N Tandon led the team. After three hours of hard negotiations IMA agreed to take up the major responsibility of facilitating the empanelment of small and medium private hospitals. The differences […]

‘Maha studying via model to implement Ayushman Bharat in state’: CM Fadnavis

The Maharashtra government is working and studying to develop a via model for #AyushmanBharat healthcare scheme and State government's Mahatma Phule Jan Arogya Yojana

‘Maha studying via model to implement Ayushman Bharat in state’: CM FadnavisMaharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis stated that the government wants to implement both healthcare schemes. So as to provide financial assistance for the maximum number of people. The Maharashtra government will take criminal action against those who will misuse the healthcare scheme. The chief minister informed the Maharashtra assembly during the question hour on Monday, […]

Low quality healthcare increasing burden of illness and health cost

Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the OECD, World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank

Low quality healthcare increasing burden of illness and health costToday, inaccurate diagnosis, medication errors, inappropriate or unnecessary treatment, inadequate or unsafe clinical facilities or practices, or providers who lack adequate training and expertise prevail in all countries. The situation is worst in low and middle-income countries where 10% of hospitalised patients can expect to acquire an infection during their stay, as compared to 7% […]

Mumbai: BMC approves free medical aid for senior citizens

Mumbaikars above the 60 years of age will now be able to avail of free medical treatment civic-run hospitals. Special wards will be started at KEM, Nair and Sion Hospital

Mumbai: BMC approves free medical aid for senior citizensDr Avinash Supe, Dean of civic-run KEM hospital and Director of all major hospitals had submitted the proposal to the health department. The BMC’s Health Committee has accepted the proposal, and now its standing committee has given the approval. Dr Ajay Rane, deputy-dean of KEM Hospital, said, “Special ward will be erected for elderly citizens […]

China: Doctor performs 9 surgeries before undergoing one himself

A doctor named Liang Fuqun earned massive praise from millions of netizens for displaying selfless dedication in fulfilling his duties while suffering in his own pain. He was captured on video being injected with a painkiller while performing surgery on a patient

China: Doctor performs 9 surgeries before undergoing one himselfWhat if a surgeon gets acute appendicitis in the middle of an operation? If you’re this Chinese doctor, you complete the surgery – and carry out eight more. Obstetrician Liang Fuqun was already feeling abdominal pain before he went to work at a hospital in Si county, Anhui province, in eastern China, on June 24. […]

Sticking to one doctor could save your life, reveals study

Researchers concluded that when a patient was always or repeatedly seen by the same doctor, the death rate went down. The study drew attention to the place of human interactions in medical practice, with its ‘potentially life-saving’ role

Sticking to one doctor could save your life, reveals studySeeing the same doctor doesn’t just give you the comfort of a familiar face – it might save your life. Denis Pereira Gray of St Leonard’s Medical Practice and colleagues at the University of Exeter, UK analysed the results of 22 studies from nine countries which had quite different cultures and healthcare systems. Eighteen of […]

When patients become ‘life-takers’ for lifesavers

Doctors point out reasons which influence the attacks by the patients on doctors. An activist demands that state should improve the public healthcare facilities

When patients become ‘life-takers’ for lifesaversAccording to a recent report in the medical journal The Lancet, over 75 per cent of doctors have faced physical or verbal violence at work at least once in their life. Patients have become ‘life-takers’ of those who are lifesavers – think doctors these days. Recently, hundreds of doctors have gone on a strike and […]
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