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Dr Kunal Saha to file review petition against Supreme Court’s decision

New Delhi: Dr Kunal Saha whose petition against the West Bengal Medical Council for not taking any disciplinary action against Dr Sukumar Mukherjee considered responsible for the death of Dr Saha’s wife, Anuradha Saha, was rejected by the Supreme Court on Friday, has said he will file a review petition against the court’s decision.

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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.

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Supreme Court asks Dr Kunal Saha to let his wife’s soul rest in peace

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked US-based Dr Kunal Saha, who lost his wife in 1998 in Kolkata due to medical negligence and subsequently won a record compensation from the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) against the hospital and the negligent doctors but still continued to pursue the case for cancellation of practice licence of those doctors, to let his wife’s soul rest in peace.

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Kolkata neurosurgeon, hospital directed to pay Rs 25 lakh for botched brain surgery

Kolkata: The West Bengal Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed Dr Alok Kumar Khan and the Calcutta Medical Complex Nursing Home to pay a compensation of Rs 25 lakh and a litigation fee of Rs 50,000 to the widow of a patient who died due to a botched brain surgery and follow up treatment by Dr Khan.

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How India tackles adverse drug reactions — by ignoring data

With 10 percent of 3.63 trillion medicines popped worldwide in 2015, India is the world’s third-largest medicine market. It stands to scientific reason that these drugs will have side effects.

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Bengal worst in healthcare: People for Better Treatment

Kolkata: Expressing alarm over the increasing incidents of medical negligence in West Bengal, People for Better Treatment (PBT), an organisation crusading against the menace, on Wednesday blamed the Mamata Banerjee government for the state being the “worst” in providing healthcare.

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Many Indian doctors under pressure to meet revenue targets: BMJ

London: Many doctors working in India’s private hospitals are under pressure to carry out unnecessary tests and procedures to meet revenue targets, according to The BMJ.

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‘Doctors of modern medicine in India are the new Untouchables’

Denial of human rights in India to persons of select groups or castes is nothing new. In fact it is age-old tradition zealously defended by many custodians of religion and culture.

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Notices issued on a plea seeking inquiry into alleged rigging in MCI election

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the union health ministry and the Medical Council of India (MCI) on a plea seeking CBI inquiry into the alleged “manipulation and rigging” in election, held in December last year, of the MCI office bearers.

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Should IMA be a party in review petition against record compensation for medical negligence?

New Delhi: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has appealed for review of a recent Supreme Court judgement in which the apex court awarded a record Rs 6.08 crore compensation in a case of medical negligence.

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