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.” […]

The grim reality of medical students in India

We are all here, young doctors with white coats, ready to serve the country irrespective of what society thinks of doctors, we are here to save you all, to heal your pain, to cure it. We just expect the world around us to remember that we are humans entering early adulthood having limits to every aspect of ours!

The grim reality of medical students in India“The medical fraternity is like a public toilet, the ones outside are waiting eagerly to enter it and the ones in it want to exit it.” I feel really sorry to start with this bitter metaphor, but reality is always hard to digest. In awe if the idea of serving mankind and saving human lives, […]

Doctors Day: Work stress more now than earlier, state doctors

When all their non-medico friends settle down early and have achieved work-life balance, the doctors, on the other hand, have a different life trajectory. Many studies, conducted in recent years, show that doctors are handling a lot of stress.

Doctors Day: Work stress more now than earlier, state doctorsWhen a student opts for the field of medicine, s/he is not opting for the career option that is like any other which their non-medico peers may choose. A medical student has to study for more number of years, settle down late and has to handle an ample amount of workload. When their non-medico friends […]
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