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Eurasian Orthopaedic Forum to take place on June 29-30 in Moscow

Eurasian Orthopaedic Forum to take place on June 29-30 in Moscow

Moscow: The Eurasian Orthopaedic Forum (EOF) will take place on June 29-30 in Moscow bringing together government authorities, medical professionals, entrepreneurs and businessmen to discuss the development of a modern and innovative medical industry. more

Tuberculosis can spread to bones if not treated properly

Tuberculosis can spread to bones if not treated properly

New Delhi: Indian Spinal Injuries Centre treated an unusual case of a banker diagnosed with tuberculosis which subsequently spread to her bones making her limp with pain that was getting progressively worse. more

Two arrested in a case involving server ‘hacking’ of NEET PG

Two arrested in a case involving server ‘hacking’ of NEET PG

New Delhi: Delhi Police have arrested two persons — Abhishek Singh, a native of Varanasi, and Atul Vats, a native of Patna — in a case wherein computer servers were allegedly hacked during the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), held in December 2016 to admit students into postgraduate medical courses. more

Lack of trust between doctors and patients a matter of grave concern

Lack of trust between doctors and patients a matter of grave concern

New Delhi: Violence against doctors and medical staff in India has been on the rise in recent years. Many doctors, paramedics, and nurses are today putting their own lives at risk in the course of duty, facing attacks from the very people they are trying to help. more

IGIMS to serve as nodal TB centre in Bihar

IGIMS to serve as nodal TB centre in Bihar

Patna: Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS), Patna, will be the nodal tuberculosis (TB) centre in the state under the government’s Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP). more

Novartis fined $49 million for bribing doctors to prescribe its drugs

Novartis fined $49 million for bribing doctors to prescribe its drugs

Seoul: Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis has been fined 55.1 billion won ($48.80 million) by the South Korean government for bribing doctors to prescribe its drugs. The government has also suspended insurance coverage for Novartis’ nine medicines for six months. more

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

Dr Kapil Sethi receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr Kapil Sethi receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Washington: Dr Kapil Sethi, a neurologist and former director of the Movement Disorders Programme at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, is the 2017 recipient of the Association of Indian Neurologists in America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. more

Hospitals can’t hold patients hostage for unpaid bills: High Court

Hospitals can’t hold patients hostage for unpaid bills: High Court

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has ruled that hospitals cannot hold patients “hostage” to extract money for unpaid bills. more

Dr Aparna Bhasker’s ‘resignation’ was a ‘symbolic protest’: Dr Lakdawala

Dr Aparna Bhasker’s ‘resignation’ was a ‘symbolic protest’: Dr Lakdawala

New Delhi: In spite of the “world’s heaviest woman” Eman Ahmed’s relatives badmouthing her treating doctors at Saifee Hospital, Mumbai, the doctors have decided to continue providing all the necessary treatment to her. more