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UCMS: The cradle of healing, learning & research in health sciences

UCMS: The cradle of healing, learning & research in health sciences

Prof S Dwivedi

The University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS, Delhi has been ranked by India Today as India’s fifth Best Medical College for the year 2017. The top four medical colleges are All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi; Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune; more

Tedros Adhanom is new Director General of World Health Organization

Tedros Adhanom is new Director General of World Health Organization

Dr Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

The World Health Assembly, 2017 on Tuesday elected Tedros Adhanom of Ethiopia as the new Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) to succeed Dr Margaret Chang. Let us extend our felicitations to him and hope that he leads us effectively through the turbulent times that lie ahead. more

Opinion: New Director General of the World Health Organization

Opinion: New Director General of the World Health Organization

Dr Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

The 70th World Health Assembly is imminent and due to take place between the 22nd and 31st May this year. For those who are not familiar, this is the supreme decision making body of the World Health Organization. more

Opinion: Journalism or Sensationalism

Opinion: Journalism or Sensationalism

Dr Kamal Mahawar

Media is a very powerful force in modern societies and with this power comes an enormous responsibility. There is no shortage of systematic health issues that Indian media could highlight for the benefit of the general public. more

Can an MS in Obs and Gynae perform general surgeries like gall bladder surgery and hernia?

Can an MS in Obs and Gynae perform general surgeries like gall bladder surgery and hernia?

Dr M C Gupta

Dr M C Gupta, a doctor turned lawyer, provides medico-legal opinion on if an MS in Obs and Gynae can legally perform general surgeries like gall bladder surgery and hernia surgery. more

Opinion: Allowing foreign trained doctors to teach in India, a welcome move

Opinion: Allowing foreign trained doctors to teach in India, a welcome move

Dr Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

I was most interested to learn about the recent Medical Council of India’s decision to enable those physicians who hold postgraduate qualifications from English speaking countries viz the US, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand to function as teachers in medical institutions in India. more

Hidden beneath that cap — Any guess?

Hidden beneath that cap — Any guess?

Prof S Dwivedi

Putting a cap by elderly, religious minded people as a matter of faith or by politicians on ceremonial occasions or during election days is nothing suspicious but a young man donning a hat or cap walking in a hospital clinic should always be taken with a pinch of salt. more

Charvaiti Charvaiti – the Health Message Behind

Charvaiti Charvaiti – the Health Message Behind

Dr S Dwivedi

Charvaiti Charvaiti (चरवैति चरवैति) is in essence a spiritual aphorism invoking people to keep on moving towards spiritual path. However, it also means that we should keep on moving and keep on walking. Do not stagnate at a place. Don’t be sedentary. Run for some time. more

Opinion: Where CM Devendra Fadnavis Went Wrong About Doctors

Opinion: Where CM Devendra Fadnavis Went Wrong About Doctors

Dr Soham D Bhaduri

The sombre darkness of Friday midnight saw a ray of hope as a few resident doctors in Maharashtra, who had been on strike since March 20th, decided to finally resume their duties. Now that the storm seems to be receding, it provides an opportunity for us to look back at how the entire situation transpired. more

Opinion: Hapless Doctors, Insensitive Judiciary

Opinion: Hapless Doctors, Insensitive Judiciary

Dr Soham D Bhaduri

I am appalled at the way the Bombay High Court on Tuesday came down on resident doctors who decided to depart on a mass leave, following the horrific episodes of violence against doctors we’ve seen in the last few days. more