J P Nadda asks states to implement the Clinical Establishment Act

The Union Health Minister on Thursday wrote to Chief Ministers of all states for the adoption and implementation of Clinical Act in order to stop ill practices in the private health sector

J P Nadda asks states to implement the Clinical Establishment ActThe much debated Clinical Establishment Bill might finally get to see the light of day, as Union Health Minister J P Nadda has written to all states asking them to implement the Clinical Establishment Act. The medical fraternity and health activist across the state have welcomed this step taken by the central government. Dr Ravi […]

Father of nephrology, Dr Chugh no more

Determined, strong-willed and proficient are words synonymous to Dr Kirpal Chugh. Chugh, who was 85-years-old, was an inspiration for many and passed away on Sunday morning, due to blood cancer. While the entire medical fraternity is saddened because of his death, My Medical Mantra remembers him for his wonderful achievements

Father of nephrology, Dr Chugh no moreOn Sunday morning, Dr Kirpal Chugh passed away owing to blood cancer, with which he was diagnosed with about two years ago. He will be fondly remembered as the father of nephrology in India, who single-handedly separated this discipline from medicine and then developing it into a super-specialty. He was a renowned professor and the former […]

‘Doctors should look at traditional medicine with modern perspective’

My Medical Mantra speaks with Dr Suresh Patankar regarding his nomination to the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), Government of India. It is a statutory body under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare which monitors and regulates higher education in Ayurweda, Siddha and Unani

‘Doctors should look at traditional medicine with modern perspective’Dr Suresh Patankar, a Pune-based urologist and President of Ace Multispecialty hospital, has been recently nominated to the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), Government of India. The CCIM is a statutory body under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare which monitors higher education in Ayurweda, Siddha and Unani. It regulates Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani. […]

After Dr Amarapurkar’s death, activist draws attention to deaths of conservancy workers

Dr Deepak Amarapurkar, an eminent gastroenterologist from Bombay Hospital lost his life after falling into a manhole near India Bulls Centre One. His body was found in Worli by Mumbai Fire Brigade. After this shocking incident, a social activist, Ramesh Haralkar has raised an important question regarding the safety and security of BMC’s conservancy who clean Mumbai’s numerous manholes

After Dr Amarapurkar’s death, activist draws attention to deaths of conservancy workers“The death of Dr Amarapurkar is very unfortunate. No one should die in this way. Can we now pay attention to the deaths of conservancy workers which occur in manholes?” This is question was raised by Ramesh Haralkar, President of Safai Kamgar Parivartan Sangh while speaking to My Medical Mantra. Dr Deepak Amarapurkar, an eminent […]

Twitter expresses shock over untimely death of Dr Amrapurkar, hold administration responsible

After the death of Dr Deepak Amarapurkar, eminent personalities expressed shock over his tragic demise. Many of them have held the administration responsible for this tragedy. Several netizens also expressed their anger over negligence of the authorities

Twitter expresses shock over untimely death of Dr Amrapurkar, hold administration responsibleDr Deepak Amarapurkar’s death came as a severe jolt to many, not only those within the medical fraternity, but also to others, like his patients and friends who were touched by him in a way . Shocked by his untimely death, Dr Amarapurkar’s friends and colleagues from the medical fraternity say it is an irreplaceable […]

Medical fraternity welcomes recommendations on surrogacy bill

Among the several suggestions given by the Parliamentary Standing Committee it includes allowing widows, live-in partners, same-sex couples and single parents to benefit from surrogacy. The committee also noted that commercial surrogacy is an economic opportunity available to a surrogate mother and should not be looked down upon or dismissed in a paternalistic manner

Medical fraternity welcomes recommendations on surrogacy billDoctors’ fraternity welcomed the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare’s suggestion for reforms related to the surrogacy bill. On Thursday, the committee noted several discrepancies in the draft of the Surrogacy Bill 2016 and suggested amendments in Rajya Sabha. Among the several suggestions given by the committee includes allowing widows, live-in partners, same-sex […]

Anaesthetic drug addiction: a problem among medical practitioners

Doctors say that they are witnessing a rise in the number of doctors who themselves are coming to them complaining about their addiction to anaesthetic drugs. Being from the medical field, it is easier for them to acquire anaesthetic drugs, say experts

Anaesthetic drug addiction: a problem among medical practitionersWhat would you do if someone in your family is addicted to a drug? Most probably, you would opt to visit a doctor for de-addiction. In a surprising turn of events, doctors across Maharashtra say that they are seeing a rise in the number of doctors complaining about their addiction to anaesthetic drugs. About six […]

IMA organises ‘Chalo Dilli’ 60,000 doctors participate in protest

The last few months have seen several other initiatives by the IMA on this front such as Stop NMC Sathyagraha, two National Protest Days against violence on doctors, NO to NEXT strike in medical colleges, and the National Black Day against West Bengal Clinical Establishments Act

IMA organises ‘Chalo Dilli’ 60,000 doctors participate in protestMore than 60,000 doctors from across India participated in the protest organised by the Indian Medical Association – umbrella body of modern medicine practising doctors in India. While around 43,000 doctors were protesting online, Dr KK Aggarwal, the national president of IMA said around 15,000 where present in Delhi to raise voice against atrocities faced […]