IMA issues self-regulatory measures to bridge gap in doctor-patient relationship

With the help of these measures the IMA seek to heal the rift between doctors and patients. The new guidelines have been laid down after careful introspection. It aims to boost the trust between doctors and patients, especially after the unsavoury incidents witnessed last month

IMA issues self-regulatory measures to bridge gap in doctor-patient relationshipLast month, two private hospitals came under fire for negligence and overbilling patients. These incidents created a great furore among the medical fraternity and general public. Now to make amends, the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the largest voluntary organisation of Doctors of Modern Scientific Medicine today announced certain self-regulation procedures for hospitals and doctors. A […]

Maha govt to implement ‘Pantapradhan Matru vandana Yojana’ to curb infant-mother mortality rate

The state government will implement ‘Prime Minister's Mantru Vandana Yojana’, which has been launched by the central government to reduce the number of maternal and infant mortality rate. Under this scheme, financial support will be provided to pregnant and lactating mothers. This financial assistance will be given to women in three stages of pregnancy and after delivery

Maha govt to implement ‘Pantapradhan Matru vandana Yojana’ to curb infant-mother mortality rateIn India, many pregnant women from economically weaker sections of the society live below the poverty line. In order to earn their daily wage, they have to work during the course of their pregnancy. And after the delivery, even when they are not physically capable, many of them resume work immediately as there is no […]

MBBS curriculum set to change, to focus more on clinical practice

The revamped curriculum aims to focus on clinical practice to help medical students get a hands-on approach. It will give them first-hand experience of different scenarios in the medical field  

MBBS curriculum set to change, to focus more on clinical practiceThe MBBS curriculum is all set to get revamped with more emphasis on clinical practice from the first year. The decision to have a new practical based curriculum for undergraduate medical education in the country was contemplated by the Medical Council of India which has submitted its request to the Government of India. While speaking […]

A guide to understand and tackle falls among the elderly

Recurrent falls are a critical cause of morbidity and mortality in elderly and a marker of poor physical and cognitive status. Studies in Indian population have shown that incidence of falls in elderly (60 years of age and above) ranges from 14 per cent to 52 per cent

A guide to understand and tackle falls among the elderlyWhen a person grows older, mobility concerns come in to play. Falls are one of the major health problems amongst senior citizens and a common cause of injury in this age group; an event which is most of the times accidental and seen mainly in elderly individuals. Recurrent falls are a critical cause of morbidity […]

Health ministry launches mission ‘Sampark’ to trace HIV infected patients

Anupriya Patel, Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), urged to join hands in this fight against HIV to end the epidemic by 2030, at a function to mark World AIDS Day, 2017 organised by the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Health ministry launches mission ‘Sampark’ to trace HIV infected patientsAnupriya Patel launched the National Strategic Plan 2017-24 and Mission ‘Sampark’, to trace those who are Left to Follow Up and are to be brought under Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) services. “I pay tribute to all the lives lost to HIV/AIDS not just in India but globally; today let’s pledge that no more lives are lost to HIV […]

Repeat heart transplant, a miracle, says Reena Raju

The athlete underwent a second heart transplant in September 2017. She said the experience has reinforced her faith prayers and she hopes to spread awareness about repeat transplants though the efforts of her NGO

Repeat heart transplant, a miracle, says Reena RajuReena Raju is a true inspiration. Her zeal for life continued even after she underwent a heart transplant in 2009. Not letting this life-changing moment derail her plans, she pursues athletics at national level, is an adventure sports enthusiast and the founder of NGO, Light A Life- Reena Raju Foundation. Reena is equally positive about […]

Early baldness interlinked with higher heart disease risk in men

The research, to be presented at the CSI's 69th annual conference in Kolkata, studied 790 men under 40 who had coronary artery disease and 1,270 healthy men of a similar age, who acted as a control group.

Early baldness interlinked with higher heart disease risk in menMale pattern baldness and premature greying are more of a risk factor for heart disease than obesity in men under 40, new research suggests. A study of more than 2,000 young men in India showed more who had coronary artery disease were prematurely bald or grey than men with a full head of hair. The […]

‘India has reduced its new malaria cases by one third,’ says JP Nadda

Reiterating the commitment to eliminate malaria, Nadda stated that the focus on the bordering districts and empowering local authorities with information, tools and knowledge will help malaria reductions in India and its neighbours

‘India has reduced its new malaria cases by one third,’ says JP NaddaIndia has reduced its new malaria cases by one third, and even crossed the malaria mortality targets of 2020. This was stated by Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare at the High Level Roundtable on “Accelerating the Elimination of Malaria in the South-East Asia Region”, here today. J P Nadda […]

What is digital pathology? Here’s what you need to know

In essence, digital pathology extends the limits of microscopy, enabling students, educators, researchers, and clinicians to share tissue samples. Images sent or shared over the Internet or through specific analysis software open the path to a new and exciting microscopy tool ensuring optimal patient treatment

What is digital pathology? Here’s what you need to knowFrom simply remotely viewing patient slides, to consulting specialists real time within India and other parts of the world – the applications of digital pathology are endless. Until the advent of this technology, histological slides and photographs the primary ways images seen under a microscope lens could be shared with others. Digital pathology eliminates some […]

India has only 5 doctors for 10,000 people, says study 

For the past few years, there have been constant discussions about the disparity in the doctor patient ratio in the country. A study published in the Indian Journal of Public Health reports that there were only 4.8 practicing doctors per 10,000 populations available in India in 2014, in contrast to the belief of having 7 doctors per 10,000 people 

India has only 5 doctors for 10,000 people, says study There is always a need to talk about the disparity between the number of doctors and patients in India. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the Government of India has 7 doctors per 10,000 populations. However, a study published in the Indian Journal of Public Health […]
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