‘Healthcare system need to undergo a holistic transformation,’ states PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the country has rich literature on curing serious illnesses dating back thousands of years but there has been little success in linking this ancient knowledge with modernity

‘Healthcare system need to undergo a holistic transformation,’ states PM ModiPM Modi stated that work has been underway by the Ayush Ministry for the past five years to change this approach. By experimenting and validating with ancient research in laboratories today and presenting it in a way that can be understood by medical science. He also advocated that if the healthcare system of the country […]

Medical education: Union cabinet approves establishment of 75 medical colleges

In a big boost to the medical sector in India, the union cabinet has approved the establishment of 75 new Medical Colleges, which will be set-up 2021-22. This move will add 15,700 MBBS seats in the country

Medical education: Union cabinet approves establishment of 75 medical collegesThe Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given its approval for establishment of 75 additional Government Medical Colleges by 2021-22 attached with existing district/ referral hospitals under Phase-III of the on-going Centrally Sponsered scheme. The establishment of new medical colleges attached with existing district/referral hospitals, would lead to an increase in the availability of qualified […]

SC to hear fresh application in regards to PG medical admission on June 10

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear on June 10 two fresh applications seeking modification of its recent directions passed in a matter related to admissions to post-graduate (PG) medical and dental courses in the 2019-20 academic year in Maharashtra

SC to hear fresh application in regards to PG medical admission on June 10Uncertainty over post-graduate medical and dental admissions in Maharashtra continues as the controversy arising out of scrapping of EWS quota is headed for a fourth round of litigation with the Supreme Court on Friday, June 07 agreeing to hear a fresh batch of students for conducting counselling for all unreserved seats Two applicants had approached […]

SC ask Maha govt to start fresh round of counselling for PG medical students

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, June 4, directed Maharashtra government to hold a fresh round of counselling for the Postgraduate medical and dental admissions. The apex court ruled that the state government should start the counselling process for the students those who belong to the open category

SC ask Maha govt to start fresh round of counselling for PG medical studentsThe Supreme Court also made it clear that henceforth no petition related to post-graduate medical and dental admissions will be entertained by the apex court. While hearing a petition filed by the Postgraduate medical aspirants from Maharashtra, the Supreme Court on Tuesday, June 4, directed Maharashtra government to complete the counselling process by June 17. […]

UGC restricts deemed universities from charging exorbitant fees

As per a new University Grants Commission regulation no deemed university can increase or prescribe fees on their own accord, these include universities that conduct medical and engineering courses

UGC restricts deemed universities from charging exorbitant feesThe new regulation comes as a sigh of relief for students of medical students. Earlier, the deemed universities would overcharge students without a particular reason. No university can change fees as under capitation fee or donation in whatever nomenclature or form, either directly or indirectly. The decision aims to regulate the fee structure to ensure […]

MARD appeals GMC and MCGM Medical Colleges to form panel to address issue of health budget

The Central Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) MARD has written a letter to deans in state and civic-run medical colleges across Maharashtra to forming a panel or committee of all deans to demand for a health budget/budget for tertiary medical care as per the WHO norms

MARD appeals GMC and MCGM Medical Colleges to form panel to address issue of health budgetResident doctors across the state are working with the highest degree of dedication to provide tertiary care to 112,374,333 population. Maharashtra is one of the wealthiest and the most developed in the nation, contributing 25% of the country’s modern yield and 12% of its GDP. But still budget, on health, especially tertiary care, is not […]

Suicide prevention: Nursing staff, teachers in the state to receive mental health education 

To overcome the shortage of mental health professionals in India, the Indian Psychiatric Society, along with civic-run KEM hospital, has planned to launch a mental health education programme for nursing staff attached with government and civic-run medical colleges and teachers across the schools in Maharashtra

Suicide prevention: Nursing staff, teachers in the state to receive mental health education The nursing staff, attached to state-run and civic-run medical colleges in Maharashtra, will be imparted with Mental Illness Education training. The Indian Psychiatric Society and civic-run KEM hospital will begin with the training program from December 2 in Mumbai. India has only 7,000 psychiatrists to cater the 125 crore population. One in every 20 people […]

Maha: Soon,‘Critical Care Course’ for MBBS students in govt colleges

‘Acute Critical Care Course’ is likely to be included in the curriculum of the MBBS in Maharashtra. The Maharashtra University of Health Sciences is considers introducing this course in the MBBS syllabus in government medical colleges

Maha: Soon,‘Critical Care Course’ for MBBS students in govt collegesDr Kalidas Chavan, Registrar of the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences has informed My Medical Mantra about this development. According to a study, carried out by Harvard University, in 2017, 50 lakh people had died in India, due to medical negligence. Experts believe that a specialised course for the doctors and the hospital staff can […]

Mumbai: Sex change OPD inaugurated at St George hospital

The hospital decided to open this Out Patient Department (OPD) as they had received several calls and similar cases, after Lalita Salve transitioned into Lalit Salve. The hospital has seen a positive response toward sex reassignment surgery

Mumbai: Sex change OPD inaugurated at St George hospitalThis is Maharashtra’s first-of-its-kind of an OPD in a public hospital. After Maharashtra police constable Lalita Salve’s sex reassignment surgery, a large number of people have contacted St George Hospital to know about the procedure. The sex change OPD was inaugurated by Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan, and Industries minister Subhash Desai. Dr Tatyarao Lahane, […]

Cabinet approves establishment of two Medical Colleges in Uttar Pradesh

The proposal of the State Government of Uttar Pradesh for the establishment of a new medical college at Deoria at a cost of Rs.250 crore under Phase-II of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme

Cabinet approves establishment of two Medical Colleges in Uttar PradeshThe Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, on Wednesday, July 18, has approved the proposal of the State Government of Uttar Pradesh for the establishment of a new medical college at Deoria at a cost of Rs.250 crore under Phase-II of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme. Under Phase-II of the […]