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‘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

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

Andhra Pradesh government to track doctors’ movement through RFID

Andhra Pradesh government to track doctors’ movement through RFID

Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh): The state health department is considering a proposal to implement the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system to track the movements of government doctors and medical staff. more

Karnataka joins the list of 13 states where integrated medical practice is legal

Karnataka joins the list of 13 states where integrated medical practice is legal

Bengaluru: Karnataka has reportedly joined the list of 13 states, including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, and Uttarakhand, where integrated practice — practise of modern medicine by traditional medical practitioners — is legal. more

Over 9.8 lakh allopathic doctors registered in India

Over 9.8 lakh allopathic doctors registered in India

New Delhi: As per the information provided by the Medical Council of India (MCI), there are a total 9,88,922 allopathic doctors registered with the state medical council or MCI as on June 30, 2016, according to Minister of State for Health Faggan Singh Kulaste. more

Health ministry limits NEET attempts to three; NEET-2017 to be counted as the first attempt

Health ministry limits NEET attempts to three; NEET-2017 to be counted as the first attempt

New Delhi: The union health ministry has clarified that NEET-2017 will be counted as the first attempt while considering the number of attempts a medical or dental aspirant has made in order to qualify for appearing in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test – Under Graduate (NEET-UG). more

#Budget2017: J P Nadda hails 27% increase in outlay for health budget

#Budget2017: J P Nadda hails 27% increase in outlay for health budget

New Delhi: Describing the General Budget 2017-18, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament on Wednesday, as a landmark budget, Union Health Minister J P Nadda stated that the budget estimates for health show an appreciable increase of more than 27%. more

#Budget2017: Govt to create 5,000 postgraduate medical seats every year

#Budget2017: Govt to create 5,000 postgraduate medical seats every year

New Delhi: The government has decided to take steps to create additional 5,000 postgraduate medical seats per annum, according to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. more

Govt planning to make doctors work in rural areas

Govt planning to make doctors work in rural areas

Indore: Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Faggan Singh Kulaste has said Centre is mulling to make it mandatory for doctors to work in rural areas for a stipulated time to overcome shortage and boost healthcare services there. more