Mumbai: 57% of resident doctors in civic-run hospitals face work-related burnout

Job burnout is a special type of work-related stress, a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that also involves a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity

Mumbai: 57% of resident doctors in civic-run hospitals face work-related burnoutPeople from all walks of life are talking about burnout and its impact. Those who experience burnout, report a loss of enthusiasm, feelings of pessimism, and a low sense of personal accomplishment. These feelings can show up in a work or home environment, or both. In India, factors such as extensive working hours, poor facilities, […]

Medical fraternity to discuss ‘Do Not Attempt Resuscitation’ draft prepared by ICMR

These guidelines are for those patients whose resuscitation will prove to be non-helpful  if they are suffering from incurable diseases where chances of their survival are extremely low

Medical fraternity to discuss ‘Do Not Attempt Resuscitation’ draft prepared by ICMRThe Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has prepared ‘Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR)’ draft for doctors who try to revive terminally-ill patients. According to ICMR, these guidelines would help doctors to manage patients in complicated situations better without causing more pain to them. On December 2nd, ICMR is going to organise a national consultation […]

Adopt schools and counsel students on preventive healthcare, Vice President tells private hospitals

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has called upon private hospitals, medical colleges, nursing institutions and people in medical fraternity to adopt schools in their respective neighbourhoods and counsel the students on preventive healthcare

Adopt schools and counsel students on preventive healthcare, Vice President tells private hospitalsThe Vice President wants doctors, actors and media to adopt professional social responsibility. He stated this while inaugurating MGM Healthcare, a 400-bedded Super Specialty Hospital in Chennai Referring to the growing incidence of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), including cancer, heart disorders and diabetes, Naidu pointed out that modern lifestyle changes were aggravating NCDS. Naidu wanted the […]

Hospitals in Pune utilise new strategic approaches to address security concerns

Doctors in West Bengal on Monday (June 17) called off their strike soon after meeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The logjam ended after seven days of agitation, which was caused after an attack on junior doctor in Kolkata’s NRS Hospital. Hospitals across the country are taking proactive steps to prevent doctors violence. Hospitals in Pune also have come up with ideas which could work as a solution

Hospitals in Pune utilise new strategic approaches to address security concernsRecruiting more bouncers, taking video consent, forming quick response team of doctors, issuing consent forms for even an injection, screening patients before entry, appointing more number of medical counsellors are new strategies hospitals are already increasingly implementing in the wake of rising security concerns. Dr Meenakshi Deshpande, a gynaecologist from Pune, said, “These days we […]

As Kolkata doctors call off strike, SC defers hearing on doctors’ security

The Supreme Court Tuesday deferred the hearing on a plea seeking protection of doctors in government hospitals, saying since doctors have called off their strike in West Bengal and other states, there is no urgency to hear the matter. It has promised to keep open the ‘larger issue’ of their safety

As Kolkata doctors call off strike, SC defers hearing on doctors’ securityDoctors in West Bengal on Monday (June 17) called off the their strike soon after meeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The logjam ended after seven days of agitation, which was caused after an attack on junior doctor in Kolkata’s NRS Hospital. The junior doctors, in a statement said, “After an enormous movement, the meeting and […]

Dr Ravi Wankhedkar elected as treasurer of the World Medical Association

Dr Ravi Wankhedkar is the past president of Indian Medical Association, the largest body of the allopathy doctors in India. Dr Wankhedkar is the first Indian to be adorned to this chair

Dr Ravi Wankhedkar elected as treasurer of the World Medical AssociationDr Ravi Wankhedkar from Maharashtra, India, has been first to be adorned to this prestigious post. Doctors from Germany, Japan, France, the USA, South Korea have supported Dr Wankhedkar’s candidature. The meeting of the World Medical Association (WMA) has been held in Chile, South America. In the said meeting, Dr Wankhedkar’s candidature as a treasurer […]

Pune hosts first-of-its-kind workshop on organ donation

For the first time ever, Pune has organised a national level workshop to spread awareness about organ donation and answer vital questions related to it

Pune hosts first-of-its-kind workshop on organ donationThe practical based training on how to counsel relatives of brain-dead patients; how to maintain organs; when to declare a patient as brain-dead and other such topics will be imparted during the workshop. While much is being done to create awareness among common people, the aim of the workshop is to increase awareness in medical […]

India’s first test tube baby speaks about the importance of IVF

For some people, going even a day without listening to a few songs can be rather difficult. Rather than being a mere source of entertainment, studies have shown that music can have a beneficial effect on our physical and mental health

India’s first test tube baby speaks about the importance of IVFDr Subhash Mukherjee became the first physician in India and the second in the world to create a test tube baby. It was sad that his contribution was not recognised until long after his death. When asked about how she took it when her parents told her that she is the IVF baby, she said, “You do […]

IMA redefines medical ethics

With the time, medical ethics are changing. Indian Medical Association (IMA) in its recently held conference in Kerala underlined the need to change and redefine medical ethics in the country

IMA redefines medical ethicsWhen the invasion of technology and advances in modern medicine has led to sea changes in the way patients are treated today, the guidelines regarding medical ethics have never been changed. It is for this very reason that IMA has come up with a document mentioning all the medical ethics that need to be adopted. […]

IMA doctors to protest against NMC bill on Saturday

Doctors from the Indian Medical Association (IMA) will go on strike on Saturday, July 28 to protest against the National Medical Commission (NMC) bill

IMA doctors to protest against NMC bill on SaturdaySpeaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Parthiv Sanghvi, Maharashtra State Secretary, IMA, Said, “On Saturday, we will be organising a protest against the NMC bill. No doctor will work on this day, only emergency services will be provided. We are against the NMC bill as it is anti-poor, anti-people, non-representative, undemocratic and anti-federal in character.” […]
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