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Next generation optical biometry devices market may grow to $450 million by 2028

Next generation optical biometry devices market may grow to $450 million by 2028

Increasing incidence of eye diseases such as cataract and refractive errors coupled with rising number of eye care clinics and hospitals globally are factors increasing the adoption of next generation optical biometry devices. more

Healthcare should be a mission with ethical & moral values: Rajnath Singh

Healthcare should be a mission with ethical & moral values: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: Healthcare should not be a profession but a mission with ethical and moral values, according to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. more

Biosense Technologies raises $1 million in funding

Biosense Technologies raises $1 million in funding

Bengaluru: Biosense Technologies, which claims to provide quality, affordable and connected point-of-care diagnostics solutions for chronic diseases in India, has raised more than $1 million of direct equity funding from Menterra Venture Advisors and Artha Venture Challenge and more than $2 million of unlocked soft debt funding from their partner network. more

World No Tobacco Day celebrated at ESIC Medical College

World No Tobacco Day celebrated at ESIC Medical College

Faridabad (Haryana): The Department of Community Medicine and the Department of Medicine at ESIC Medical College and Hospital (ESIC MC&H), Faridabad, in collaboration with Manav Rachna Dental College (MRDC), Faridabad organised a three-day event, from May 29-31, to celebrate the ‘World No Tobacco Day – 2017′, which falls on May 31. This year’s theme was ‘Tobacco – A Threat to Development’. more

Pune doctors perform India’s first uterus transplant surgery

Pune doctors perform India’s first uterus transplant surgery

Pune: A team of 12 doctors, led by Dr Shailesh Puntambekar, at Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute (GCLI) here on Thursday performed India’s first uterus transplant surgery, in which uterus of a 44-year-old woman was transplanted in her 21-year-old daughter. The surgery started at 12 noon and ended at 9.15 pm. more

ICMR to test efficacy of two medicines for tackling drug-resistant TB

ICMR to test efficacy of two medicines for tackling drug-resistant TB

New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is planning to test the efficacy of two medicines — Metformin and Bedaquiline Delaminate — for tackling the drug-resistant tuberculosis. more

PGI Chandigarh to have two deans, one for academics and another for research

PGI Chandigarh to have two deans, one for academics and another for research

Chandigarh: The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) will soon have two deans – one for academics (Dean 1) and another for research (Dean 2). The move is expected to boost research at the institute. more

Hospital fined Rs 7 lakh for not taking consent before inserting catheter in a patient

Hospital fined Rs 7 lakh for not taking consent before inserting catheter in a patient

New Delhi: The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has held Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research guilty of negligence for not taking consent before inserting a catheter for central venous line procedure in a patient and directed the Delhi-based hospital to pay a compensation of Rs 7 lakh to him. more

Doctor with ‘poor vision’ who removed woman’s ovary instead of appendix barred from practising medicine

Doctor with ‘poor vision’ who removed woman’s ovary instead of appendix barred from practising medicine

London: The name of Dr Lawal Haruna, 59, has been struck off from the medical register after he accidentally removed a woman’s ovary instead of her appendix when she was admitted to hospital with abdominal pain. more

Three “fake doctors” arrested for practising medicine without having valid degrees

Three “fake doctors” arrested for practising medicine without having valid degrees

Kolkata: Three “fake doctors” have been arrested within a span of past 10 days from state-run healthcare units and the police believe there could be several more fake doctors working in health institutions across the state. more