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UK NHS may recruit 200 trainee doctors from India to serve in Accident & Emergency departments

UK NHS may recruit 200 trainee doctors from India to serve in Accident & Emergency departments

London: About 200 trainee doctors from India may be recruited to address the shortage of doctors in UK’s Accident & Emergency (A&E) departments. The scheme will start in Greater Manchester, with 20 medics due to be flown from India this year for up to three years. more

Price regulation may disincentivize companies from launching newer, safer and more efficacious stents: NATHEALTH

Price regulation may disincentivize companies from launching newer, safer and more efficacious stents: NATHEALTH

New Delhi: In view of the government’s recent notification to bring stents under the country’s drug price control order, Healthcare Federation of India (NATHEALTH) on Thursday expressed its concerns that regulating stent prices may disincentivize companies from launching newer, safer and more efficacious drug eluting stents in India. more

Parliamentary panel says more funds should be allocated to ICMR

Parliamentary panel says more funds should be allocated to ICMR

New Delhi: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare has recommended allocation of more funds to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). more

Delhi government to set up 100 dental clinics across the city

Delhi government to set up 100 dental clinics across the city

New Delhi: The Delhi government plans to set up around 100 Aam Aadmi Dental Clinics, on the lines of Mohalla Clinics, across the city. more

FIR ordered against private dialysis firm for refusing banned currency note from patient

FIR ordered against private dialysis firm for refusing banned currency note from patient

Gaya (Bihar): Gaya district magistrate Kumar Ravi on Friday ordered ANMMCH superintendent, Dr S K Sinha, to lodge an FIR against B Braun Medical India for refusing old Rs 500 currency note from a woman for conducting dialysis, resulting in her death. more

Bill to ban commercial surrogacy introduced in Lok Sabha

Bill to ban commercial surrogacy introduced in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, Health Minister J P Nadda on Monday introduced the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 in the Lok Sabha, reports Hindu Business Line. more

Indian Medical Association to stage nationwide protest against NMC Bill

Indian Medical Association to stage nationwide protest against NMC Bill

New Delhi: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) is planning to organise nationwide protests on November 16 against the proposed National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill 2016, which seeks to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI) with the NMC. more

Doctor moves High Court for tighter organ harvesting rules

Doctor moves High Court for tighter organ harvesting rules

Kochi: Sixty-eight-year-old Dr S Ganapathy of Maruthadi in Kollam has approached the Kerala High Court alleging that the present system of allowing a team of private-hospital doctors to declare a patient as brain dead for the purpose of organ harvesting is open to wide abuse. more

Senior doctors worried about govt’s decision to remove them from administrative posts

Senior doctors worried about govt’s decision to remove them from administrative posts

New Delhi: While the central government’s recent decision to enhance the retirement age of service doctors from 60 years to 65 years has been hailed as a great step forward to improve the healthcare services and medical education in the country, some doctors are deeply concerned about its implications. more

AYUSH practitioners in Odisha may soon be allowed to prescribe allopathic medicines

AYUSH practitioners in Odisha may soon be allowed to prescribe allopathic medicines

Bhubaneswar: The state government has reportedly decided to impart short-term trainings to the practitioners of alternative medicines and allow them to prescribe selected allopathic medicines to patients. The move is aimed at addressing the shortage of doctors at the primary healthcare centres (PHCs). more