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MCI directs two Delhi hospitals to withdraw their advertisements of medical professionals

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.

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Pharma companies spending less money on TB drug research

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.

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AAP accuses Azad, Narendra Modi, Mulayam Singh of trying to restore Dr Ketan Desai’s clout in MCI

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”.

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Govt upgrades 8 medical colleges, 50 more to be upgraded

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.

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Mental health policy in the offing

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.

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Govt plans to open new medical colleges

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.

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‘Medical negligence cases should be probed by experts from various fields’

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.

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Sonia Gandhi discharged from AIIMS

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who was admitted to the AIIMS here on Monday night after she complained of uneasiness in the Lok Sabha, has been discharged from the hospital, a senior doctor said.

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Adolescents in India are anaemic: Health minister

New Delhi: A little over 30 per cent of adolescent boys and 55.8 per cent of adolescent girls in India suffer from anaemia, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad told the Lok Sabha on Friday.

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Yellow fever vaccine shortage overcome: Minister

New Delhi: A total of 6,000 vials of yellow fever vaccine were distributed in India in July to tide over its shortage, the Lok Sabha was informed.

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