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 […]

Meet a doctor who ‘acts’ to highlight a social cause

Dr Anant Kadethankar is renowned in Aurangabad as well as in the army hospital. Since the year 1995, Dr Kadethankar is serving the patients for free, in the Aurangabad’s army hospital from past 22 years

Meet a doctor who ‘acts’ to highlight a social causeDr Kadethankar served the country for five years. After that, he started giving free treatment to the patient’s in the army hospital. In the year 2014, the Army honoured him with certificate for treating the patients. He served in Indian Army’s medical core regiment. Dr Kadethankar is multi-talented. He is a cardiologist, an actor, director, […]

No more attacks: Doctors demand stringent law, file petition to PM Modi

Doctors’ association Medicos Legal Action Group (MLAG) is worried, owing to the rising incidents on the attack on doctors across the country. After which, they have filed an online petition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Also, they have urged government to take a stern action

No more attacks: Doctors demand stringent law, file petition to PM ModiAttacks on doctors across the country are increasing. So, government should make a strict law against the attack on doctors, demanded Medicos Legal Action Group. With regards to this, the organisation has filed an online petition to PM Modi. Tow day ago, patient’s relative had vandalised Holy Cross Hospital in Kalyan. Acid bottles were thrown in the hospital […]

DMER withholds decision to term doctors ‘bogus’

The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), has put on hold the decision of action on the doctors who haven’t completed their bond-service. Earlier DMER had issued a notice stating that it has instructed the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) not to renew the registration of the doctors who have failed to submit the bond-free certificate to them. The notice clarified that such doctors will be treated as bogus doctors and they are liable to action under the Maharashtra Medical Profession Act, 1961

DMER withholds decision to term doctors ‘bogus’In a strong move to zero in on doctors who have studied in state or civic-run medical colleges but have not completed the mandatory one-year bond and/or cleared the fees, the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has asked doctors to submit their bond-free certificate to the state medical council. The DMER, on September […]

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 […]

Don’t hold patients at ransom, PMC’s letter miffs pune doctors 

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) in Pune has reacted strongly to the letter. The letter mentions words like exploitation of patients for deposits and the IMA objects to the use of such defamatory words against the medical profession. In response the IMA has sent a letter to the PMC, conveying their stand on the issue 

Don’t hold patients at ransom, PMC’s letter miffs pune doctors A letter dispatched by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has agitated members of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Pune branch. It has objected to the letter which was recently sent by PMC to hospitals in the city. The letter alleges that the hospitals are holding patients at ransom and their relatives are asked to purchase […]

Pune IMA writes letter to police commissioner over posters put up by MNS workers

Last month, the members of Pune based Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) had threatened to go on a protest at private hospitals, if the hospitals do not stop charging deposits from the needy patients. They had also raised the issue of exorbitant fees of private hospitals

Pune IMA writes letter to police commissioner over posters put up by MNS workersRecently, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has been putting up banners and hoarding in Pune demanding that hospitals must not reject patients if they are unable to pay the deposit. Members of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) in Pune have expressed their displeasure over these banners and hoardings put up by the party Now, the IMA […]

To safeguard medical equipment Sassoon Hospital presses for advance tech

The request for the express feeder has been made repeatedly with the MSEDCL since the past 6 years, without the express feeder medical equipments can be severely damaged, if voltage fluctuations take place

To safeguard medical equipment Sassoon Hospital presses for advance techSassoon General Hospital in Pune has demanded an express feeder from the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) to avoid damage to sophisticated equipments such as ventilators and incubators, as they can get damaged due to severe fluctuations in voltage. An express feeder is a sophisticated machine, which can help safeguard machinery in the hospital, in […]

IMA observes nationwide satyagraha on Gandhi Jayanti

Their demands include delinking penal provisions against doctors for minor clerical errors in act like PCPNDT, timely changes Clinical Establishment Act, capping of compensation in cases of medical negligence and withdrawal of National Medical Council Bill and this protest also addressed the issue of assault on doctors

IMA observes nationwide satyagraha on Gandhi JayantiDoctors belonging to the Indian Medical Association (IMA) observed a country wide satyagraha by fasting for an entire day the day of Gandhi Jayanti. The aim is to protest against the no-decision of the government to make any concrete laws to address the increasing assaults on the doctors. The other demands also include the delinking […]

To protest against the assault on doctors, IMA doctors to fast on October 2

Pune chapter of Indian Medical Association (IMA) expressed its disapproval over the current proposed law by the government over cut practice. Further, IMA doctors, across the country, will be going on a symbolic fast on October 2, to protest against the increasing incidents of assaults on the doctors

To protest against the assault on doctors, IMA doctors to fast on October 2On Friday, in a press conference, Pune chapter of Indian Medical Association (IMA) mentioned that across the country, IMA doctors will be going on a symbolic fast on October 2, to protest against the no-decision of the government to make any concrete laws to address the increasing assaults on the doctors. During the interaction, IMA also […]
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