Govt sets up committee to discuss central act for doctor’s security

The central government has set up a committee to discuss the central act. In total, four Rajya Sabha MP’S have raised the issue of attacks on doctors and paramedics

Govt sets up committee to discuss central act for doctor’s security  Are doctors in our country safe and secure? It doesn’t appear to be so as the vicious cycle of violence against doctors shows no signs of slowing down. In what is now evident as a dangerous pattern of doctor attacks, the incidences are fast increasing day-by-day in the country. It has now reached a […]

Over 16 crore Indians consume alcohol, reveals government survey

Recently, social justice and empowerment minister Thawar Chand Gehlot stated in the Rajya Sabha that over 16 crore Indians consume alcohol of whom 5.7 crore people are addicted to alcohol

Over 16 crore Indians consume alcohol, reveals government surveyThe minister also added that after alcohol, Indian people are found to be addicted to cannabis and opioids. The statistics submitted by the Union minister states that 3.1 crore people use cannabis and about 77 lakh people take opioids. The Union minister made this statement while replying to a debate on rising drug addiction among […]

Union Health Ministry collecting data on incidents of attacks on doctors in India

As the number of attacks on doctors is increasing doctors say they work under fear. Doctors feel that their life is at stake while they save the life of their patients. They have been recent attacks over doctors in the state, but the conviction rate is quite low

Union Health Ministry collecting data on incidents of attacks on doctors in IndiaAfter several doctors MP’s raised the issue of increasing attack on doctors and medical professionals in the country, the Union Health Ministry is now collecting the data on the instances of doctors attack in India. Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey while replying to a written question in Rajya Sabha […]

UGC committee to regulate fees for medical courses in deemed universities

Moving closer to fixing MBBS course fee for deemed universities across the country, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has formed a 11-member national-level fee regulation committee

UGC committee to regulate fees for medical courses in deemed universitiesMedical education in India is an expensive affair as students have to shell out lakhs to secure a seat in self-financed deemed universities. A growing number of doctors and medical workers have demanded that fees charged by medical colleges should be regulated. This move comes on the heels of the Madras High Court order made […]

Arun Jaitley suffering from kidney ailment, to undergo surgery tomorrow

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS Hospital on Friday and is scheduled to undergo a kidney transplant operation. Jaitley, 65, has been suffering from a kidney ailment and skipped parliament since Monday

Arun Jaitley suffering from kidney ailment, to undergo surgery tomorrowSources close to minister have said that he was confined to a ‘controlled environment’ at home, was shifted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) last evening. Due to his aliment he has not even taken oath of office after being re-elected to the Rajya Sabha. The minister has also cancelled his scheduled […]

NMC Bill: Resident doctors from AIIMS invite suggestions of healthcare professionals

The RDA AIIMS requests doctors to send in comments and suggestions regarding the NMC Bill after the Rajya Sabha secretariat have published a notification on the same. The deadline for submission is till February 01

NMC Bill: Resident doctors from AIIMS invite suggestions of healthcare professionalsThe Resident Doctors Association of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) have written a letter addressing healthcare professionals to stand against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill 2017. Dr Harjit Singh Bhatti, President of AIIMS Resident Doctors Association (AIIMS RDA) stated, after a series of effort by AIIMS, the Rajya Sabha secretariat has […]

Was cheated by weight-loss pill ad, says Venkaiah Naidu

Even vice president M Venkaiah Naidu has not been spared from the menace of fake advertisements. The vice president ended up losing around Rs 1,230 to a promising weight-loss pill. On Friday, Naidu revealed his experience in Rajya Sabha, of which he is the chairperson, during a discussion on the problem of misleading and fake advertisement

Was cheated by weight-loss pill ad, says Venkaiah NaiduWe all wish to lose weight and look slim and trim. Owing to which, we constantly look for the solutions, opt for dieting or consuming weight-loss pills which are advertised on the Television promising to help us lose weight. As, for individuals with a strong desire to lose weight, diet, weight loss pills may seem […]

Govt to act on e-cigarettes and hookah?

Ask concerned MP’s at the Rajya Sabha during a session to which Minister of Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda gave a detailed reply. While giving this information, the minister gave an assurance of taking action as soon as possible. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of Maharashtra has sent a letter to the Centre regarding the e-cigarette ban

Govt to act on e-cigarettes and hookah?Image Courtesy – http://vaping360.com There have been rampant cases of hookah as well as e-cigarettes smoking in the country. E-cigarette and hookah got more and more young generation into its addiction. The MPs raised the issue in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. To the questions asked by the MP’s, the Minister of Health and Family Welfare […]

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 […]

Parliament gives HIV/AIDS patients equal rights, but health care workers say more needs to be done

Health workers say ‘whenever such a law comes into effect, it is more important to know the fact, how this law will facilitate marginalize people like sex workers, men having sex with men. They should be also considered as affected persons’

Parliament gives HIV/AIDS patients equal rights, but health care workers say more needs to be done  The Lok Sabha on Tuesday gave its nod to a crucial bill, which now will protect those who are affected by HIV / AIDS. The parliament passed HIV / AIDS bill, to ensure equal rights to people affected by HIV / AIDS. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) (Prevention […]