Bihar: Most children from BPL background, PHC’s lack basic facilities

Most families, who lost their children to encephalitis, are from BPL background. Of the 104 PHC’s near Muzaffarpur and around the area, only five PHC’s were eligible for government ratings. Media reports and government findings are highlighting reasons beyond litchis

Bihar: Most children from BPL background, PHC’s lack basic facilitiesMajority of the families, who lost their children to encephalitis,  falls in Below Poverty Line background. Out of 104 Primary Health Centre’s (PHC) near Muzaffarpur and the surrounding area, only five PHC’s were eligible for government ratings, and they, too, were rated zero. Media reports and government findings highlight reasons beyond Litchis. The Supreme Court, […]

Maha PG medical admissions: SC declines to hear a petition on Maratha reservation

The Supreme Court on Monday, June 24, declined to entertain a petition filed against Maratha reservation in post-graduate medical and dental admission process, this year

Maha PG medical admissions: SC declines to hear a petition on Maratha reservationThe petition was filed by one of the doctors from Maharashtra, challenging the ordinance which gave 16 per cent reservation for medical aspirants the from Maratha community. The Maharashtra government had passed an ordinance approving 16 per cent reservation for Maratha community in medical and dental courses. The order of the Supreme Court is seen […]

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 […]

SC to hear fresh application in regards to PG medical admission on June 10

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear on June 10 two fresh applications seeking modification of its recent directions passed in a matter related to admissions to post-graduate (PG) medical and dental courses in the 2019-20 academic year in Maharashtra

SC to hear fresh application in regards to PG medical admission on June 10Uncertainty over post-graduate medical and dental admissions in Maharashtra continues as the controversy arising out of scrapping of EWS quota is headed for a fourth round of litigation with the Supreme Court on Friday, June 07 agreeing to hear a fresh batch of students for conducting counselling for all unreserved seats Two applicants had approached […]

No 10% EWS quota in PG admission in Maharashtra, rules SC

In what comes as a major setback to Maharashtra government, the Supreme Court on Thursday, May 30, has struck down the Economically Backward Section (EWS) quota in post-graduate medical and dental admission

No 10% EWS quota in PG admission in Maharashtra, rules SCThe Supreme Court ruled that the EWS quota will not be applicable during the current year’s admission process. The court also said that the admission process started a long before the quota provision came into force. Chief Justice Ranjan Gogai and Justice Aniruddha Bose said that 10 per cent quota cannot be granted at the […]

Maratha reservation ordinance: Bombay HC issues notice to Maha govt

In the latest development on the Maratha reservation for post-graduate admissions, the High Court has issued a notice to the state government to respond to the petition filed in the high court by three students from the open category

Maratha reservation ordinance: Bombay HC issues notice to Maha govtThe Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court has issued a notice to Maharashtra government and the advocate general on Monday, May 27. The court has asked the state government to file a reply by June 10, in connection with the Maratha quota ordinance in the post-graduate admission process. Three students from the open category have […]

Maratha reservation: SC asks open category students to approach High Court

The Maratha reservation issue refuses to die down with medical students still at loggerheads over the ordinance which was issued, allowing for 16% quota for Maratha community students. On Tuesday, May 21, three students from the open category had filed a petition in the Supreme Court

Maratha reservation: SC asks open category students to approach High CourtNow in a new development, the Supreme Court has responded to the open category medical students. The court has stated that the petition needs to be redirected to the Bombay High Court. On Monday, May 20, after Maharashtra Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao, signed the government’s ordinance clearing the Maratha quota during the current year’s admission […]

Maratha reservation in PG: Medical aspirants from Mumbai move SC against ordinance

On Tuesday, May 21, Maharashtra Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao, signed the government’s ordinance clearing the Maratha quota during the current year's admission process. Earlier the Nagpur bench of Bombay High court and, SC had also ruled that reservation will not be applicable during the current year

Maratha reservation in PG: Medical aspirants from Mumbai move SC against ordinanceTwo days after Maharashtra Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao, signed the ordinance, which allows Maratha reservation (SEBC) in the Post-graduate medical and dental college admission, medical aspirants from Mumbai, has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the decision. The medical students have moved to the court on Tuesday, May 21. The SC had earlier […]

Pharmacist Association to approach SC, demanding pharmacist to be present wherever medicines are handled

According to the pharmacist at the Primary Centre, or government dispensaries level the staff or the doctor’s handles medicine. But, this is not good as far as the patient’s safety is a concern

Pharmacist Association to approach SC, demanding pharmacist to be present wherever medicines are handledThe Pharmacist Foundation in Delhi is contemplating to knock on the doors of the Supreme Court. Their demand is that the SC should issue a common order to all the state governments to ensure the presence of a pharmacist wherever the medicines are handled The Pharmacist Foundation states: as per the Drug and Cosmetic Act, […]
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