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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

Eurasian Orthopaedic Forum to take place on June 29-30 in Moscow

Eurasian Orthopaedic Forum to take place on June 29-30 in Moscow

Moscow: The Eurasian Orthopaedic Forum (EOF) will take place on June 29-30 in Moscow bringing together government authorities, medical professionals, entrepreneurs and businessmen to discuss the development of a modern and innovative medical industry. more

Tuberculosis can spread to bones if not treated properly

Tuberculosis can spread to bones if not treated properly

New Delhi: Indian Spinal Injuries Centre treated an unusual case of a banker diagnosed with tuberculosis which subsequently spread to her bones making her limp with pain that was getting progressively worse. more

Two arrested in a case involving server ‘hacking’ of NEET PG

Two arrested in a case involving server ‘hacking’ of NEET PG

New Delhi: Delhi Police have arrested two persons — Abhishek Singh, a native of Varanasi, and Atul Vats, a native of Patna — in a case wherein computer servers were allegedly hacked during the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), held in December 2016 to admit students into postgraduate medical courses. more

Lack of trust between doctors and patients a matter of grave concern

Lack of trust between doctors and patients a matter of grave concern

New Delhi: Violence against doctors and medical staff in India has been on the rise in recent years. Many doctors, paramedics, and nurses are today putting their own lives at risk in the course of duty, facing attacks from the very people they are trying to help. more