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Tales of a small town surgeon in India: the case for global health investment on essential surgery

Dr A works as a surgeon in a small town of India. Like any other small town doctor, he has settled for a practice here because of the affinity and close proximity to his home. Building up from the scratch, Dr A has slowly set-up an infrastructure that provides the best possible quality and affordable healthcare to patients from surrounding rural areas who can’t afford highly expensive private hospitals or far-off government hospitals.

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AIIMS-like Institutions or Medical Education without Faculty

If media reports are anything to go by even the AIIMS (the old and the new ones) are now struggling to recruit faculty. One has to wonder if this is the situation for AIIMS, what is happening to our state medical colleges and of course the private ones? Are medical students in India really getting the education they deserve or are we just giving them the degrees?

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Why can’t a doctor also be a lawyer?

Decades ago, as a young medical student, I used to hear anecdotal stories about a senior professor of internal medicine viz Dr K B Kunwar, who had decided to train as a lawyer still functioning as a medical professor and managed to procure the foremost honours in the second vocation with the Lucknow University. He never actually got around to enrolling himself as an attorney, which I suspect was because of the very stringent Bar Council regulation that still persists; one cannot be enrolled as an advocate if he/she is actively involved in another profession.

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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.

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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.

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UP Chief Minister asks officials to set-up 25 medical colleges, 6 AIIMS-like institutes in the state

Lucknow: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked officials to work on developing 25 medical colleges in the state in the next five years as well as establish AIIMS-like institutes in six regions of the state.

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It may soon become mandatory for doctors to prescribe generic drugs

New Delhi: The government is preparing to launch a Uniform Code for Pharmaceutical Marketing Practices (UCPMP), which will mandate doctors to prescribe generic drugs rather than more expensive branded ones.

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Doctors with PG from five English-speaking countries can now teach in medical colleges in India

New Delhi: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has amended the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 to make doctors holding postgraduate medical qualifications (MD, MS, DM or MCh) awarded in countries like the US, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand eligible to teach in medical colleges in India.

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No courtroom exposure to medical students as MCI doesn’t prescribe it: AIIMS

New Delhi: In a shocking revelation to an RTI query, AIIMS Delhi & Rishikesh and other medical colleges of the country have informed that they are not taking MBBS medical students to court for giving exposure to court room procedures of recording of medical evidence in order to teach medico-legal practices as the Medical Council of India (MCI) doesn’t mandate it.

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Uttar Pradesh Govt will open six new AIIMS hospitals: Adityanath

Lucknow: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday promised to revamp the healthcare system of the state. He also said that the Uttar Pradesh government will open six new AIIMS hospitals and start two new medical colleges in the state.

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