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Vital Signs Monitoring Devices: Get to know the Pulse Better

Vital Signs Monitoring Devices: Get to know the Pulse Better

Snehal Chougule

The global vital signs monitoring devices market has gained enough traction owing to the unfortunate increase in instances of critical medical conditions. The projected financial figures give a clear pulse of the present market scenario. more

Some thoughts on the eve of World Cancer Day 2017

Some thoughts on the eve of World Cancer Day 2017

Dr Manoj Sharma

A 20-year long perpetual cancer campaign throughout the year on the National Cancer Calendar Dates has done wonders. Thanks to internet and the modern electronic media. more

‘It’s sad to know that an innocent lady had to endure 13 years of custody because of general apathy towards mentally ill’

‘It’s sad to know that an innocent lady had to endure 13 years of custody because of general apathy towards mentally ill’

Dr Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Last week, the Supreme Court of India, in a landmark judgement, directed the State of Chhattisgarh to release a lady convicted of killing her four-year-old daughter after 13 years in prison. In the landmark judgement, Justice A K Sikri and Justice A M Sapre found that the lady in question was suffering from a disorder which would suggest that she was plagued with insanity at the time the crime was committed. more

Budget Proposals: Doctors demand Income Tax exemption for small hospitals in rural areas

Budget Proposals: Doctors demand Income Tax exemption for small hospitals in rural areas

Dr Neeraj Nagpal

There is no shortage of MBBS doctors to work in villages but there is a desperate shortage of regular jobs for them. Every job advertisement of every State Government for Permanent posts of Medical Officer in State Medical Services is applied for by MBBS doctors upto 10 times the number of posts advertised. more

Opinion: India needs to treble its Healthcare Budget

Opinion: India needs to treble its Healthcare Budget

Dr Kamal Mahawar

A recent piece published on India Medical Times reported that medical students want the government to increase postgraduation places. It is indeed sad that students have to point out to us what is obvious and something really associations like Indian Medical Association ought to be pushing for. more

A small country with a big heart

A small country with a big heart

Dr Shakti Gupta

A key to a healthy relationship between neighbouring countries is to respect each other’s concerns. The phrase “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs” does not have to be read in the context of a particular political philosophy considering that Communist and Socialist thinkers are credited with its origin; it is relevant for all ideologies across countries. more

Providing adequate healthcare and saving precious life during and after armed conflict

Providing adequate healthcare and saving precious life during and after armed conflict

Dr Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

“The only eventuality that is truly worse than winning a war is losing a war!” — Duke of Wellington

The central role of health workers during and after an armed conflict has always been a matter of debate. As a medical practitioner and a health worker who has been involved in providing medical relief in conflict zones at different stages of my career, what has always puzzled me is how little consideration is given to the health consequences both at the time when the war is being prosecuted and following the termination of armed conflict. more

Opinion: The Current Idea of National Exit Test for MBBS Graduates is Good But Immature

Opinion: The Current Idea of National Exit Test for MBBS Graduates is Good But Immature

Dr Soham D Bhaduri

The Union Health Ministry recently issued the draft Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill 2016 which seeks to make a National Exit Test (NEXT) mandatory for MBBS passouts to become practising, licensed physicians. Those of my medical colleagues who might have followed my columns here and elsewhere would know how dear anything relating to medical education is to me. more

Physiology Behind Porn-Watching & Increase in Rape Incidence

Physiology Behind Porn-Watching & Increase in Rape Incidence

Srinath K M

Porn watching has become the oxygen of the modern society! With increase in incidence of rapes in the current Zee-generation, socialists claim porn-watching habit to be the major culprit! Is their stand viable to accept? more

Opinion: Exit test if done right can do wonder for raising the standard of medical education in India

Opinion: Exit test if done right can do wonder for raising the standard of medical education in India

Dr Kamal Mahawar

I have long argued for a common robust exit test to raise the standards of undergraduate medical education in the country and hence the draft bill suggesting government’s desire to move ahead in this direction is welcome news. The move will have several positive offshoots. more