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AIIMS doctor treats cancer patient with the help of alcohol

AIIMS doctor treats cancer patient with the help of alcohol

New Delhi: Dr P S Chandra, professor of neurosurgery at AIIMS, has successfully treated a 28-year-old pregnant woman, paralysed below the waist for several months due to a rare spine tumour, by pumping in a measured amount of ‘absolute alcohol’, a neuro-toxic drug, into the tumour to destroy the lump. more

Dr O P Yadava selected for Dr B C Roy National Award

Dr O P Yadava selected for Dr B C Roy National Award

New Delhi: Dr O P Yadava, CEO and Chief Cardiac Surgeon, National Heart Institute, New Delhi and Director, All India Heart Foundation, has been selected for Dr B C Roy National Award 2017 in the category “to recognise the best talents in encouraging the development of specialities in different branches in medicine.” more

‘MCI must be replaced with National Medical Council’

‘MCI must be replaced with National Medical Council’

Patna: The Medical Council of India (MCI) must be replaced with the National Medical Council (NMC) since the “MCI is a British idea and its time is over”, according to Dr P K Sinha, medical superintendent, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS), Patna. more

Doctor who came to attend medical conference in Jaipur arrested for alleged involvement in sex racket

Doctor who came to attend medical conference in Jaipur arrested for alleged involvement in sex racket

Jaipur: A doctor, who is a resident of Amreli district in Gujarat and had come to attend a medical conference in Jaipur, was on Thursday night arrested along with four girls suspected to be involved in an alleged sex racket. more

President Pranab Mukherjee to unveil list of best medical colleges in India

President Pranab Mukherjee to unveil list of best medical colleges in India

New Delhi: The union human resource development ministry, which had released the first-ever national rankings of universities and technical, management and pharmacy institutions last year, has reportedly decided to include medical, dental and law colleges from this year for their ranking. more

MRI, PET, CT scan ‘available free of cost’ at 21 private diagnostic centres in Delhi

MRI, PET, CT scan ‘available free of cost’ at 21 private diagnostic centres in Delhi

New Delhi: Patients referred either by 30 Delhi government hospitals or 23 state-run polyclinics in the city can undergo major tests such as MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), PET (positron emission tomography) and CT (computerized tomography) scan free of cost at 21 private laboratories in the city, according to Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain. more

Medical colleges directed to display complete list of admitted students on their websites

Medical colleges directed to display complete list of admitted students on their websites

New Delhi: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has directed all medical colleges to post the complete list of admitted students on their more

UGC releases list of journals that will be used to evaluate researchers’ work

UGC releases list of journals that will be used to evaluate researchers’ work

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has published a list of more than 38,000 journals that it will use to evaluate researchers’ work in an attempt to crackdown on the number of subpar studies entering academic literature. more

Two doctors barred from practising for 6 months for wrong foot surgery

Two doctors barred from practising for 6 months for wrong foot surgery

New Delhi: Delhi Medical Council (DMC) has barred two orthopaedic surgeons – Dr Ashwani Maichand and Dr Rahul Kakran – from practising for six months after finding them guilty of performing surgery on the wrong foot of a 24-year-old man at Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh in June 2016. more