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Analysis of the Mental Healthcare Bill

The Mental Healthcare Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on the 27th of March. As as a long-term campaigner for the rights of the mentally ill, I have been asked by many colleagues to express my views on it.

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Unable to cope-up with loneliness and depression, doctor commits suicide

Mandsaur (Madhya Pradesh): A doctor committed suicide by hanging himself at his home in Sitamau of Mandsaur district on Wednesday.

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Doctor commits suicide in CHC campus in Rajasthan

Bundi (Rajasthan): Dr Sanket Singh Bhadoriya, a 38-year-old doctor, was on Sunday found hanging from the ceiling fan in a room in his quarter on a Community Health Centre’s campus (CHC) in Hindoli.

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Dr Sarvanan Ganeshan’s death may be a case of murder and not suicide: Police

New Delhi: A murder case was registered on Saturday, over five months after police said Dr Sarvanan Ganeshan, a 26-year-old junior resident doctor of AIIMS, had committed suicide by injecting a medicine in his right arm.

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Dr Ashok Seth, Dr D S Rana selected for Dr B C Roy Award | Apollo Hospitals to develop smart healthcare system

Dr Ashok Seth, chairman of Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi and Dr D S Rana, chairman of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi have been selected for Dr B C Roy National Award 2014-15 for excellence in the field of medicine.

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19 killed as fire engulfs Odisha hospital | Kolkata hospital to pay fine for botched informed consent

At least 19 persons died after a devastating fire broke out in the dialysis ward on the second floor of SUM hospital, Bhubaneswar on Monday evening.

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AIIMS Patna students call off strike | Doctor suspended for issuing exaggerated disability certificates

The AIIMS Patna students called off their strike after seven days on Tuesday following their meeting with a five-member union health ministry team led by its additional secretary Arun Panda on the institute campus.

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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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‘Inhuman and Unnatural’ Pressure to Sell | Ex-army men to administer hospitals | JJ Hospital doctors threaten stir

A six-month investigation by The New York Times has found that in the push to win customers in India’s chaotic and highly competitive drug market, some Abbott managers instructed employees to pursue sales at virtually any cost — in violation of Indian law, professional medical standards and the company’s own ethics guidelines.

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