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The Vizag Case Exposes More Gaps in Surrogacy Bill

Following the recent Vizag IVF Centre case, the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 may need reconsideration towards integrating legal safeguards. The case in hand brings forth a series of grave biomedical and ethical issues as lack of comprehensive physical and psycho-social counselling to all the stakeholders involved in surrogacy namely surrogate mother, intending mother father, egg donor before the initiation of surrogacy under the Surrogacy Bill.

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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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Opinion: The Surrogacy Bill 2016 needs complete overhaul to safeguard interests of stakeholders

The Bill in its enthusiastic drive to control the exploitation of surrogate mothers has made a glaring oversight of the other crucial stakeholder — the infertile individuals who are facing medical ailments and need such treatment.

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Is there a pattern to MCI’s random pick of assessors? | India’s multi-million dollar surrogacy industry takes a hit

Assessors who inspect medical colleges are picked at random through a computerised process, but an analysis of the MBBS inspections this year shows that a handful of them carried out a large number of inspections while many did none.

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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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Maharashtra Medical Council gets show-cause notice from state government | MCI de-recognises 51 medical colleges for academic year 2016-17 | Doctors in the village, by choice

The Maharashtra government on July 27 issued a show-cause notice to the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) directing it to address the issues raised by an inquiry panel and put its house in order in 15 days, or prepare to be dissolved.

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It’s a misconception that through IVF you will have a male child: Expert

New Delhi: Dr Anurag Bishnoi, the owner of an IVF clinic at Hisar in Haryana recently got a Delhi resident arrested for seeking a male baby through pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), through which sex selection can be done.

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12% of India’s population are infertile, says Dr Firuza Parikh

Hyderabad: India bears the brunt of infertility, as 8 to 12 per cent of India’s population are infertile. And so like many countries in the west, the government here should also provide free fertility treatment and help infertile couple, according to a leading fertility expert Dr Firuza Parikh.

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Real-time imaging of embryo development could pave the way for more effective human reproduction therapies

Singapore: Researchers at A*STAR’s Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) have developed advanced microscopy technologies to monitor embryo development in real time, revealing how mammalian cells differentiate during the earliest stages of embryonic life.

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Opinion: Family Balancing, ART & Sex Selective Surrogacy – National, International, Legal Perspectives

Keeping in mind the Indian position on sex ratio, menace of female foeticide, it may be rightfully said that sex selection through any other nomenclature means or techniques must be strictly prohibited, penalized as there ought to be counter balancing of the individual rights towards larger social, legal objectives, social welfare.

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