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

People 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, […]

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Tamil Nadu: Govt fixes duty timings of PG students attached to govt medical colleges

The mental health of young doctors working in government medical colleges is at a tipping point. Stress, massive workload, erratic duty hours, lack of sleep, and the working environment is taking a toll on their mind. With an aim to reduce the mental pressure on doctors, Directorate of Medical Education (DMER) Tamil Nadu, has taken […]

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Parental pressure compels resident doctors to leave Sewri TB Hospital

  The civic-run Sewri Tuberculosis (TB) Hospital has been facing a shortage of staff and resident doctors. Major surgeries have been pending since the past few months. According to experts, fear of contracting the infection is the main reason why young doctors do not want to work at the TB Hospital. Dr Lalitkumar Anande, Medical […]

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Resident doctors at Sion Hospital seek counselling after doctor attack

On Monday, August 12, a 70-year-old woman was brought in for treatment. Her health eventually deteriorated and she passed away on the same day. The relatives of the woman blamed the resident doctor and alleged medical negligence. 25 people from their deceased patient’s family had come into the hospital to attack the doctor. They pushed […]

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Now one phone call will help reduce depression in MBBS students

This programme and helpline has been launched in light of the horrific suicide or Dr Payal Tadvi in Nair Hospital. The programme will start with immediate effect from August 09. This decision was taken with the help of the feedback received from students during workshops which were conducted following Dr Payal’s suicide. For MBBS students, […]

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Maha: MARD doctors call off strike, resume duty

Doctors from around 16 colleges had withdrawn their services. The doctors were protesting against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill and increase of stipend amount The strike Pan Maharashtra Agitation involved more than 4,000 resident doctors from all over Maharashtra. The state government had also proposed to impose the MESMA Act over resident doctors if […]

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Maha govt to impose MESMA Act on MARD doctors

  Doctors across Maharashtra have gone on strike from August 07. Doctors from Mumbai’s government and civic-run hospitals also participated in the strike. The residents from government medical colleges in Mumbai are protesting at Azad Maidan. The strike Pan Maharashtra Agitation involves more than 4000 resident doctors from all over Maharashtra. The government has taken […]

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Maha: MARD doctors go on indefinite strike over NMC Bill, stipend issue

The residents from government medical colleges in Mumbai are protesting at Azad Maidan. The strike Pan Maharashtra Agitation involves more than 4000 resident doctors from all over Maharashtra. Their main demand from central government to reconsider the draconian NMC Bill as few things in it is unacceptable. The aspect of community health providers is one […]

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IMA Pune to rope in medical students to train with senior doctors

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) Pune will now not just be limited to practising doctors. They are roping in resident doctors and other medical students as well. These medical students will get a chance to observe their senior doctors working. The students will be working with practising doctors of the IMA. The Pune IMA doctors […]

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Hospitals charging money from patients under PM-JAY to face stern action

Hospitals in Pune utilise new strategic approaches to address security concerns

Recruiting 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 […]

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