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Why most clinics are yet to be accredited by NABH?

Why most clinics are yet to be accredited by NABH?

New Delhi: While browsing through the website of the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH), one very evidently comes across more

Young doctors bound by ‘Woefulness’

Young doctors bound by ‘Woefulness’

New Delhi: The prevailing conditions of the government hospitals in Delhi are hideous. Well known hospitals like AIIMS, Safdarjung and RML don’t have sufficient equipment for treatment. One bed is shared by two-three patients. Urine bags are kept in extremely dirty conditions. The ones who suffer the most are the “young doctors”. more

Regulatory hurdles in setting up a new hospital in India

Regulatory hurdles in setting up a new hospital in India

In a country which has an increasing tax regime yet completely lacks in providing adequate and quality healthcare or medical security to its citizens, private hospitals are the only alternative left for a huge chunk of the population both rural and urban. more

Medical students want the government to increase PG seats

Medical students want the government to increase PG seats

Bhopal: The role of modern medicine and medical education for the humanity has been very important. Many of the unfathomable opportunities, which were once thought to be unachievable, or the diseases, which were once thought to be incurable, are no more a problem to the mankind. But in spite of many achievements of modern medicine, there are certain challenges which still encompass the medical fraternity. One of the biggest challenges lying before the medical fraternity today is the huge gap between medical graduate (MBBS) and postgraduate (MD/MS) seats. more

More than a white coat and a stethoscope

More than a white coat and a stethoscope

Everyone is wise, some share their wisdom and others don’t. For those who don’t, it isn’t because they can’t, but because their hands are busy healing while we pray. more

If a doctor doesn’t love humans, I don’t know who will: Dr Shubrajyoti Das

If a doctor doesn’t love humans, I don’t know who will: Dr Shubrajyoti Das

“Surgery for me has always been a metamorphosis; a realisation of the metaphorical stone blooming into life as a sculpture.” — Dr Shubrajyoti Das more

Why India still moving slowly in the field of medical research

Why India still moving slowly in the field of medical research

The increased longevity of humans over the past century can be significantly attributed to advances resulting from medical research. Among the major benefits of medical research have been vaccines for measles and polio, insulin treatment for diabetes, classes of antibiotics for treating a host of maladies, medication for high blood pressure, improved treatments for AIDS among many. more

Newborn Screening: Is it an ignored necessity in India?

Newborn Screening: Is it an ignored necessity in India?

Newborn screening is a paediatric screening service provided to newly born children to assess the possibility of genetic disorders in the area of “Inborn Errors of Metabolism” and while it is predominant in western countries it is still to find precedence in India. Errors or disorders in newborns could lead to permanent neurological, cognitive, tactile and physical damage in the child. However, if detected early enough, it can be easily treated. more

Is NEET the neat solution?

Is NEET the neat solution?

Chennai: The word NEET has been creating a buzz over all kinds of media in the past few days. The various opinions on this National Eligibility cum Entrance Test are the focus of this article. more

Is medical education heading for a slowdown?

Is medical education heading for a slowdown?

New Delhi: Recently, Goldfield Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Ballabhgarh (Faridabad) was in news for shutting down its operations and Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur (Patiala) was not even able to pay the salary to its faculty and other staff leading to general strike and suspension of the classes. Are these isolated cases or just an indication of harsh and unpleasant things to come? more