Hospitals
Doctor resigns citing patient’s ‘uncaring relatives’

Doctor resigns citing patient’s ‘uncaring relatives’

Mumbai: Dr Aparna Govil Bhasker, section chief of bariatric surgery at Saifee Hospital and a member of the core team of doctors treating the “world’s heaviest woman” Eman Ahmed, has “resigned” citing “uncaring relatives” as the reason behind the move. Dr Bhasker was one of the doctors who travelled to Alexandria to bring Eman to Mumbai. more

Lokayukta seeks report over government doctor conducting operation in private hospital

Lokayukta seeks report over government doctor conducting operation in private hospital

Jaipur: Lokayukta S S Kothari has sought a report from the state health secretary and medical superintendent of SMS Hospital over the action of the government hospital’s Dr Vinod Sharma who reportedly pressurised the relatives of a patient to admit her at a private hospital and then conducted the operation there after taking Rs 50,000 as his fees. The private hospital also charged Rs 60,000. more

Dr Rajesh Malhotra appointed head of AIIMS Trauma Centre

Dr Rajesh Malhotra appointed head of AIIMS Trauma Centre

New Delhi: Dr Rajesh Malhotra, professor and head of the orthopaedics department at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), has been appointed as chief of the AIIMS Trauma Centre. more

Ahmedabad surgeon performs India’s first robotic surgery for a rare medical condition

Ahmedabad surgeon performs India’s first robotic surgery for a rare medical condition

Ahmedabad: Dr Apurva Vyas, head, department of minimal access and gastro intestinal surgery at Sterling Hospital, Ahmedabad, claims to have successfully performed a unique robotic surgical procedure on a 37-year old patient to relieve him of acute pain caused by a rare condition of Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS). more

Narayana Health to acquire hospital in Gurugram for Rs 180 crore

Narayana Health to acquire hospital in Gurugram for Rs 180 crore

New Delhi: Bengaluru-based Narayana Hrudayalaya has entered into an agreement with Panacea Biotec to fully acquire its subsidiary NewRise Healthcare for Rs 180 crore. more

ICMR advises tertiary care hospitals to avoid at least three antibiotics

ICMR advises tertiary care hospitals to avoid at least three antibiotics

Chennai: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has advised tertiary care hospitals to avoid at least three antibiotics — Carbapenems, Polymyxin and Colistin — used to treat multi-drug resistance. more

‘Need for an open conversation to remove away depression’

‘Need for an open conversation to remove away depression’

New Delhi: The National Heart Institute here celebrated ‘World Health Day’ on April 7. The theme for this year’s World Health Day was ‘Depression’ which is so common in the society, including the medical fraternity. The main programme was organised at the NHI auditorium where senior faculty members, administrators, DNB residents and nursing staff took active part. more

Drunk patient slashes resident doctor’s forearm in Mumbai hospital

Drunk patient slashes resident doctor’s forearm in Mumbai hospital

Mumbai: A patient reportedly in an inebriated state slashed a KEM Hospital resident doctor on the forearm while the latter was suturing his wound. more

Parliamentary committee asks health ministry to fill vacancies at AIIMS

Parliamentary committee asks health ministry to fill vacancies at AIIMS

New Delhi: A parliamentary panel has asked the union health ministry to put in additional efforts to reduce the number of vacancies at the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi so that it can maintain the status of institute of national importance. more

Bombay High Court seeks CCTV footage of assaults on resident doctors

Bombay High Court seeks CCTV footage of assaults on resident doctors

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday asked the Maharashtra government to submit the CCTV footage of recent assaults on resident doctors in government hospitals at Dhule and Thane. more