EDITORIAL
Editorial: Let There Be Peace! (After Record Compensation)

Editorial: Let There Be Peace! (After Record Compensation)

In what has been deemed as the case which divided the medical fraternity into two blocs over the last two decades, the final nail comes with a sigh of relief to one section whereas it is a disappointment to the other. more

Criminalism against Doctors

Criminalism against Doctors

Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Pathology, Microbiology, Forensic Medicine, Otorhinolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Community Medicine, General Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Orthopaedics, Anaesthesiology — these are the list of subjects in the curriculum of MBBS that a medical student learns apart from the clinical postings which teach him patient care, empathy, decision making etc. A well-structured course as it might seem. But, off late, it’s being observed that there is a deficit in the medical curriculum, it fails to teach SELF-DEFENCE to medical students to live as doctors in the country with violence against doctors increasingly becoming more as a norm than an exception! more

Let’s not make the life of MBBS interns more miserable

Let’s not make the life of MBBS interns more miserable

Every undergraduate medical student has to complete a period of compulsory rotatory internship to get the MBBS degree. Each student is provided with a stipend during this period. ‘Intern’, according to dictionary, is a student or a recent graduate usually in a professional field who works for a period of time at a job in order to get experience or in the field of medicine it is the person who works in a hospital in order to complete training as a doctor. more

Private Hospitals Deserve Payment for Providing Prompt Medical Care

Private Hospitals Deserve Payment for Providing Prompt Medical Care

Mumbai suburban railway lines’ mishaps reportedly consume over 300 lives every month. The Bombay High Court feels that some of these lives could be saved if the private hospitals in the vicinity of the accident areas provide prompt medical care and so recently directed the Maharashtra government to ensure that private hospitals provide prompt medical care to railway mishap victims without waiting for police formalities. more

Don’t force young doctors to serve in rural areas

Don’t force young doctors to serve in rural areas

The acute shortage of doctors in India, especially in rural areas, is a nuisance for the government, a problem that has not been successfully tackled till now. The forced compulsion of one year of rural service after five and a half years MBBS course, just to be merely eligible to apply for a PG seat is however a futile, ineffective and vastly unpopular method to fill this shortage. more

A Doctor’s Murder in Odisha

A Doctor’s Murder in Odisha

So, the long history of people in India taking the law in their hands and dealing out the so-called justice continues. These incidents are mostly incited by few individuals, many times by local goons, who have personal grudges against someone. They make people feel like victims and manipulate the entire mob by way of speech to implant bloodthirsty hatred in their minds. Most of the times it is found that the so-called ‘guilty’ was not at all guilty. He or she was just unlucky to fall prey to the vent of the angered mob or an individual who decided to meet out punishment without any enquiry or established proof. These cases are common in remote and backward places where the law keepers are not so influential or do not have adequate control means. more

Pirated Privacy

Pirated Privacy

Creating a new life — delivering a baby — probably is one of the most wonderful experiences that a woman can have. The excruciating pain, expectations, love and what not! Life comes a full circle! The beautiful experience of motherhood comes after complex physical and psychological changes. Yet delivery is the most private and innate essence of being a woman. And in that, a doctor is the most trusted companion. more

Cribs or Crabs

Cribs or Crabs

In the international scenario, it is not uncommon to see people of Indian origin at the helm of premiere institutes and organizations across the world. There are even many who have been elected to top political posts in their respective countries. We come across such news and names frequently. However, it is a rare sight to see a person being acclaimed and celebrated for his incessant and invaluable contributions from the humble facilities of our motherland. Dr Ketan Desai, who has recently been appointed as the president of ‘World Medical Association’ for 2016 is one such person! more

Doctoring Violence

Doctoring Violence

Physical violence, verbal abuse, thrashing, humiliation and now an all-new dimension to the staggering forms of violence against doctors is abduction. For a profession, which experiences some form of violence almost daily as a ‘part of the job’, the recent “abduction” of a government doctor of Madhepura Sadar hospital in Bihar by the relatives of a patient has shocked the medical fraternity to the core. As if the existing forms of violence against them were not enough to deal with, an ‘innovative’ violent approach against doctors took birth in the small minds of men with huge biceps. more

The sun set in the East?

The sun set in the East?

Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh is one of the premier and oldest medical institutes of the North East region of India. However, its presence in recent news has been for an entirely different reason which is surely a blot on its history. The gruesome murder of a young doctor in the institution’s ICU (doctor’s resting room) that too, on duty, has not only created a shock wave in the nation, but also led to the revelation of certain bone-chilling lapses in the security of doctors’ lives at their work places. more