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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

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

Medical officers to teach in only new medical colleges: Rajasthan Govt

Medical officers to teach in only new medical colleges: Rajasthan Govt

Jaipur: The state government has assured existing medical college teachers that its March 7 order, which enabled medical officers to teach in government medical colleges, will be applicable only to new medical colleges. more

West Bengal government introduces Bill to regulate private hospitals

West Bengal government introduces Bill to regulate private hospitals

Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Friday passed the West Bengal Clinical Establishments (Registration, Regulation and Transparency) Bill, 2017. more

‘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