Jail for doctors involved in cut practice? 

The appointed three-member committee build the framework of proposed law against the cut practice. The committee proposed strict actions against the doctors involved in cut practice. The committee’s recommendation includes an imprisonment up to 5 years or a fine of Rs 50,000 or both

Jail for doctors involved in cut practice? On June 28, 2017, the Medical Education Minister, Girish Mahajan had appointed a three-member committee in order to build the framework of proposed law against the cut practice. The committee has prepared the primary draft of the law and has recommended strict actions against the doctors who are involved in cut practice. The committee has […]

Online Continuous Medical Education, soon a reality in India

The Continuous Medical Education (CME) is mandatory for every doctor in India to ensure they keep updating their knowledge. The points collected from attending CMEs help them in renewal of registration

Online Continuous Medical Education, soon a reality in IndiaThe World Medical Association (WMA), on Tuesday came out with a circular of making the Continuous Medical Education (CME) digital. This means that the CME’s will be conducted online by making it easier for medical professionals across the country more connected and better informed. WMA’s initiative will help to bridge a gap between high and low resource […]

‘Spice’ may grow up to be very popular, say experts

A day after My Medical Mantra reported about the incidence of a new drug, ‘spice’ in the city, social networking websites, Twitter and Facebook, took to discuss the matter in detail. ‘Spice’ Drug, commonly known as synthetic weed is coincidentally reported to be common among young girls and teenagers

‘Spice’ may grow up to be very popular, say experts‘Smoking-up’ is a commonly used term among the teenagers these days. So much seems to be the daze of addiction that most of them don’t realize what’s ‘rolled in those papers’. Shockingly, a new drug seems to have hit the Indian shore. For one, it is dangerous as no one knows about its ill effects completely. […]

‘Spice’ girls baffle Mumbai doctors, psychiatrists

Doctors across the city have been receiving cases of teenagers, mainly girls, between 14 and 20 addicted to synthetic weed or Spice, which gives the same high as weed but cannot be identified through tests

‘Spice’ girls baffle Mumbai doctors, psychiatristsSudeep and Megha Parab noticed a sudden change in the behaviour of their teenaged daughter, Natasha (all names changed), some time back. The 17-year old had bloodshot eyes and she was experiencing sudden mood swings. At times she would be dizzy, and there were instances when she would be constantly irritable. However, when the Parabs […]

Digital detox to recharge and reboot you

A digital detox is switching off electronic gadgets such as mobiles and smartphones, tablets, laptops, and computers for a certain period of time. This allows you to spend some screen-free time and enjoy whatever you are doing

Digital detox to recharge and reboot youFeeling anxious by just thinking about giving up your smartphone and missing out on social media updates for a day? It may not be as bad as you think – if you’re prepared. Dr Harish Shetty, consulting Psychiatrist at Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, explained, “Continuous use of smartphones and other gadgets can cause neck […]

Health ministry gears up to tackle vector-borne disease

The maximum number of cases of the vector-borne disease was reported from Kerala with 9,104 followed by Tamil Nadu with 4,174 till July 2. As many as 10,952 chikungunya cases have also been reported in the country till July 2. Karnataka has recorded highest number of cases with 4,047

Health ministry gears up to tackle vector-borne diseaseThe Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda, held a high level meeting to review the preparedness of the Health Ministry for prevention and control of vector borne diseases (dengue, malaria, chikungunya) in the country today. During the meeting, Nadda asked the states for mounting aggressive IEC campaigns to enhance awareness on […]

State medical council asks doctors to submit one-year bond certificate to renew registrations

Maharashtra Medical Council said this move aims at zeroing in on doctors who have studied in state-run and BMC-run colleges but have not completed one-year bond and / or cleared the fees

State medical council asks doctors to submit one-year bond certificate to renew registrationsMaharashtra government has found a unique way to net doctors, who have completed their degrees from state medical colleges but have not completed the required one-year bond service. The Maharashtra Medical Council (MCC), in a circular dated June 30, has asked the doctors, who have completed their graduation / post-graduation / super speciality / degree […]

Two more fall prey to H1N1; Death toll rises to 61 in Pune

On Sunday, two men fall prey to swine flu thereby increasing the death count of swine flu deaths to 61 so far. Both of them did not suffer any major illness and did not possess any co-morbid conditions. Doctors say that people dying, though not suffering any major illness, is a matter of concern and it is because of delay in taking Tamiflu tablets. They say it is the responsibility of an individual to get vaccinated.

Two more fall prey to H1N1; Death toll rises to 61 in PuneOn Sunday, two men succumbed after they were tested positive for swine flu. A 51-year-old man from Karmala, Solapur district and a 35-year-old man from Lohgaon in Pune did not have any co-morbid conditions, but still they fell prey to swine flu. While the state health department is targeting on people with major illness for vaccination […]

‘Patient’s faith in doctors has faded’

His love for the profession is Dr Utture’s daily motivation. He is an elected member of Maharashtra Medical Council. After the incidents of assaults on doctors have occurred, he feels society has lost respect for doctors

‘Patient’s faith in doctors has faded’The ambiance of Shivaji Park was overwhelmingly enthusiastic at 9am. The rain had finally taken a break after pouring overnight and the sun had made its way out of the clouds. Visitors at Shivaji Park were busy with their physical exercises. Dr Shivkumar Utture joined his friends for a walk in the park. He had […]

Cut practice law a step closer, Maha starts drafting framework

State appointed committee has begun collecting opinions from all the related stakeholders. They have also started to build the framework of the law. The state government feels that cut practice has raised a serious question on medical services. People are also losing trust on the medical professionals

Cut practice law a step closer, Maha starts drafting frameworkOn one hand, eminent doctors from the healthcare fraternity have extended their full support and cooperation to Asian Heart Institute, promising to work as a crusaders against the ‘cut practice’, the Maharashtra government, on the other hand, is working ceaselessly to build a framework of the proposed law against cut practice. The three member committee, […]
1 2 3