New Delhi (IANS): Countering claims by two BJP parliamentarians, union Health Minister J P Nadda on Friday said tobacco was directly linked to cancer and the central government intended to go ahead with pictorial warnings on tobacco products.
Mumbai: Shiv Sena MP Dr Shrikant Shinde along with Maharashtra health minister Dr Deepak Sawant, MP Arvind Sawant, Dr Pritam Munde and Dr Heena Gavit met union health minister J P Nadda and urged him to look into the problems faced by Indian doctors with foreign medical degrees who wish to work in India.
New Delhi: According to the Medical Council of India (MCI), the total number of registered doctors in the country is 9,36,488 as on December 31, 2014.
New Delhi: In a significant development, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has directed two private hospitals in Delhi to withdraw their advertisements of medical professionals issued in national newspapers and also asked them to issue a corrigendum as a penalty.
New Delhi: Report on Tuberculosis Research Funding Trends, 2005–2013 published in 2014 by Treatment Action Group (TAG), an activist organization, shows annual research and development (R&D) spending by pharmaceutical companies for TB of $99.6 million by this sector in 2013 has fallen below the $99.9 million the industry spent on TB research in 2009, Health Minister J P Nadda informed the Lok Sabha on Friday.
New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party on Friday accused the Congress, the BJP and the Samajwadi Party of trying to restore the clout of former MCI president Dr Ketan Desai in the Medical Council of India “despite the ongoing criminal cases pending against him”.
New Delhi: Eight government medical colleges or institutes across seven states have been upgraded and 50 more government medical colleges across the country are being upgraded or will soon be upgraded under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), according to Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.
New Delhi: In order to give a fillip to the National Mental Health Programme (NMHP), the 12th Plan proposal for NMHP aims at focusing on the functional and service delivery aspects of NMHP to reform the plan in sync with the present day health challenges in the country.
New Delhi: In a move that could further boosts the prospects of medical education in the country, the government plans to establish new medical colleges in some districts of underserved states by upgrading existing district hospitals.
New Delhi: Concerned that only doctors can enquire into cases of medical negligence, a parliamentary panel has recommended that all such cases should be inquired into by a committee of experts drawn from various fields and experience including social activists and patient’s representatives.