Tag Archives: MCI

Medical Crisis in Gorakhpur: An Impassioned Plea

It stands to reason that if a trained family practitioner is available as the first point of contact, no one would feel the need to seek consultation from the tertiary healthcare centres that are mushrooming all over the country and which are making healthcare prohibitively exorbitant for most.

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AIIMS-like Institutions or Medical Education without Faculty

If media reports are anything to go by even the AIIMS (the old and the new ones) are now struggling to recruit faculty. One has to wonder if this is the situation for AIIMS, what is happening to our state medical colleges and of course the private ones? Are medical students in India really getting the education they deserve or are we just giving them the degrees?

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Can an MS in Obs and Gynae perform general surgeries like gall bladder surgery and hernia?

Dr M C Gupta, a doctor turned lawyer, provides medico-legal opinion on if an MS in Obs and Gynae can legally perform general surgeries like gall bladder surgery and hernia surgery.

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Opinion: Allowing foreign trained doctors to teach in India, a welcome move

I was most interested to learn about the recent Medical Council of India’s decision to enable those physicians who hold postgraduate qualifications from English speaking countries viz the US, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand to function as teachers in medical institutions in India.

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It may soon become mandatory for doctors to prescribe generic drugs

New Delhi: The government is preparing to launch a Uniform Code for Pharmaceutical Marketing Practices (UCPMP), which will mandate doctors to prescribe generic drugs rather than more expensive branded ones.

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Doctors with PG from five English-speaking countries can now teach in medical colleges in India

New Delhi: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has amended the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 to make doctors holding postgraduate medical qualifications (MD, MS, DM or MCh) awarded in countries like the US, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand eligible to teach in medical colleges in India.

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No courtroom exposure to medical students as MCI doesn’t prescribe it: AIIMS

New Delhi: In a shocking revelation to an RTI query, AIIMS Delhi & Rishikesh and other medical colleges of the country have informed that they are not taking MBBS medical students to court for giving exposure to court room procedures of recording of medical evidence in order to teach medico-legal practices as the Medical Council of India (MCI) doesn’t mandate it.

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Supreme Court removes 25-year age cap for NEET, says forms can be submitted till 5 April

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday removed the age cap of 25 years for candidates appearing for the NEET-2017 examination for MBBS/BDS courses and allowed filling up of forms through online portal of the CBSE till 5 April.

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President Pranab Mukherjee presents Dr B C Roy National Awards and Hari Om Ashram Alembic Research Awards

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday presented Dr B C Roy National Awards for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 and Hari Om Ashram Alembic Research Awards for the years 2008, 2010, 2015 and 2016 at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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MCI removes limits on number of attempts, upper age for appearing in NEET UG

New Delhi: There will be no limit on the number of attempts for a candidate in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) or the maximum age at which he or she can appear in the test, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has said.

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