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President Pranab Mukherjee presents Dr B C Roy National Awards and Hari Om Ashram Alembic Research Awards

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Dr B C Roy National Awards and Hari Om Ashram Alembic Research Awards

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday presented Dr B C Roy National Awards for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 and Hari Om Ashram Alembic Research Awards for the years 2008, 2010, 2015 and 2016 at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. more

50% of healthcare beneficiaries travel over 100 kms to access quality care: Report

50% of healthcare beneficiaries travel over 100 kms to access quality care: Report

New Delhi: With a 22% shortage of primary health centres (PHCs) and 32% shortage of community health centres (CHCs), it is estimated that 50% of beneficiaries travel more than 100 kms to access quality care, reveals a NATHEALTH-PwC Report on ‘Funding Indian Healthcare – Catalysing the Next Wave of Growth’. more

Dr Randeep Guleria takes charge as Director of AIIMS Delhi

Dr Randeep Guleria takes charge as Director of AIIMS Delhi

New Delhi: Dr Randeep Guleria, professor and head, department of pulmonary medicine and sleep disorders, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, on Friday took charge as director of the medical institute. more

Who will save the doctors?

Who will save the doctors?

New Delhi: Recent incidents in Maharashtra have posed a serious threat to a whole professional community who are regarded as our lifesavers. In two weeks, there were at least three reported incidents of violence against resident doctors in Dhule, Nashik and Sion. In all of the three more

Dr Jagat Ram appointed as Director of PGI Chandigarh

Dr Jagat Ram appointed as Director of PGI Chandigarh

New Delhi: Dr Jagat Ram, head of the ophthalmology department and senior most professor of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, was on Friday appointed as new director of the institute. more

MCI removes limits on number of attempts, upper age for appearing in NEET UG

MCI removes limits on number of attempts, upper age for appearing in NEET UG

New Delhi: There will be no limit on the number of attempts for a candidate in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) or the maximum age at which he or she can appear in the test, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has said. more

National Health Policy 2017 aims to provide universal health coverage, quality healthcare at affordable cost

National Health Policy 2017 aims to provide universal health coverage, quality healthcare at affordable cost

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the National Health Policy, 2017 (NHP 2017), which aims to provide universal health coverage and deliver quality healthcare services at affordable cost to all the people of the country. more

Dhule doctor who was mercilessly beaten up by patient’s relatives may lose vision

Dhule doctor who was mercilessly beaten up by patient’s relatives may lose vision

Mumbai: Dr Rohan Mhamunkar (35), an orthopaedic doctor who was brutally beaten up by irate relatives of an accident victim at a government hospital in Dhule on Sunday night, could lose vision in his left eye. more

Punjab medical teachers seek resignation of Dr K K Talwar

Punjab medical teachers seek resignation of Dr K K Talwar

Chandigarh: The Punjab State Medical & Dental Teachers Association has demanded immediate resignation of Dr K K Talwar, Health and Medical Education Advisor to Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, for misguiding the previous government on various issues related to medical education and medical faculty working in the state-run government medical and dental colleges. more

Doctor arrested for conducting sex determination tests

Doctor arrested for conducting sex determination tests

Mumbai: Dr Madhukar Chandrakant Shinde, 45, a government doctor who has been absconding from work in Ratnagiri for a year and half, was nabbed by a Pune rural police team in a decoy operation. more