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Clinical duties made mandatory for doctors holding administrative posts

Clinical duties made mandatory for doctors holding administrative posts

Chandigarh: The Haryana government has directed its doctors posted on administrative duties to perform clinical duties for 1 to 8 days in a month. The doctors will have the option to choose a hospital of their choice for discharging their clinical duties. more

Displaying name, mobile number of government doctors made mandatory

Displaying name, mobile number of government doctors made mandatory

Allahabad (UP): The district health authorities have directed to display the name, designation, mobile number and photograph of doctors on the display board of government hospitals and primary health centres (PHCs) of the district. more

NITI Aayog recommends opening of 187 medical colleges by 2022

NITI Aayog recommends opening of 187 medical colleges by 2022

Chennai: The NITI Aayog has recommended opening of 187 medical colleges in the country by 2022, according to Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu. more

Number of blind people in India comes down from 1.20 crore to 80 lakh

Number of blind people in India comes down from 1.20 crore to 80 lakh

New Delhi: The union health ministry has issued a notification which says any person who is unable to count fingers from a distance of three metres would be considered as blind, as against the earlier stipulation of six metres, which was adopted in 1976. more

Rs 15 lakh fine for medicos who leave their postgraduate course midway

Rs 15 lakh fine for medicos who leave their postgraduate course midway

Patna: The state government has decided that medicos who leave their postgraduate medical course midway would have to pay Rs 15 lakh fine and also return the stipend money they received. Almost 50% PG medical seats, especially in non-clinical courses, remain vacant in the state. more

12 states, 4 union territories favour exit test for MBBS students

12 states, 4 union territories favour exit test for MBBS students

New Delhi: Twelve states and four union territories have favoured making it mandatory for MBBS students passing out of government as well as private medical colleges to clear the proposed National Exit Test (NEXT) to get the ‘doctor’ title. more

ICMR plans to launch national registry of serious psychiatric illnesses

ICMR plans to launch national registry of serious psychiatric illnesses

New Delhi: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is planning to launch a national registry of serious psychiatric problems. The plan is expected to be discussed in detail with the ICMR national board soon. more

District hospitals to be ranked based on their performance

District hospitals to be ranked based on their performance

New Delhi: The government has decided to rank district hospitals on the basis of their performance on health indicators. There are around 700 district hospitals across the country to provide secondary healthcare facilities to the people. more

CMOs directed to cancel licence of private hospitals employing government doctors

CMOs directed to cancel licence of private hospitals employing government doctors

Lucknow: Inspector general of medical and health services has directed chief medical officers (CMOs) to set up a committee in each district and identify the government doctors who are also practising in their own or other private nursing homes despite a ban on private practice by government doctors. more

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