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ICMR to test efficacy of two medicines for tackling drug-resistant TB

New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is planning to test the efficacy of two medicines — Metformin and Bedaquiline Delaminate — for tackling the drug-resistant tuberculosis.

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ICMR plans to launch national registry of serious psychiatric illnesses

New Delhi: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is planning to launch a national registry of serious psychiatric problems. The plan is expected to be discussed in detail with the ICMR national board soon.

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Five names shortlisted for AIIMS Delhi director

New Delhi: The search-cum-selection committee headed by Union Health Secretary C K Mishra has reportedly shortlisted five names for the post of director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.

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Panel to meet on January 6 to shortlist names for AIIMS director’s post

New Delhi: A five-member search-cum-selection committee, constituted to shortlist names for the AIIMS director’s post, is expected to meet here on January 6. A total of 53 candidates have applied for the post of director of AIIMS, New Delhi.

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Five-member panel formed to shortlist names for AIIMS director’s post

New Delhi: A five-member search-cum-selection committee, led by Health Secretary C K Mishra, has been constituted to shortlist names for the AIIMS director’s post.

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MCI declares IGNOU’s medical courses as illegal | A new low in medical profession: Doctor tells junior to kill TB patient

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has issued a circular declaring the postgraduate diploma courses in HIV Medicine, Health Management, Maternal & Child Health and Geriatric Medicine offered by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi as illegal.

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Govt planning penal provisions to deter pharma companies from bribing doctors with freebies | Sex determination lands doctor couple in jail for three years

The promised mandatory marketing code for pharma companies, which is to replace the voluntary code in operation since January last year, will have strong penal provisions to deter them from bribing doctors with freebies to prescribe their drugs.

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Two feared dead after fire breaks out in Murshidabad hospital | Government open to ideas to improve surrogacy bill, says Nadda

The fire reportedly originated from an AC machine. Flames were first noticed at the first floor of the hospital near the children ward.

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Cabinet gives its nod to Bill prohibiting commercial surrogacy | Doctors say bill is ‘black day’ for surrogacy

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to the Surrogacy Regulation Bill, 2016, that seeks to prohibit “commercial surrogacy”.

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National Heart Institute organises school health lectures

New Delhi: The National Heart Institute has started a novel initiative of school health lectures based on pilot experiences gained by Prof Shridhar Dwivedi at Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Jamia Hamdard in his previous stint there as Founder-Principal and Dean.

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