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Five doctors sent to jail | ‘It’s very easy to make doctors the scapegoats’ | Kidney racket alleged kingpin flees from train

A holiday magistrate on Saturday sent all five doctors, including the chief executive officer and medical director of Mumbai-based Hiranandani Hospital to judicial custody till August 26.

Five doctors sent to jail in kidney racket case

Mumbai: A holiday magistrate on Saturday sent all five doctors, including the chief executive officer and medical director of Hiranandani Hospital to judicial custody till August 26. They had been arrested in connection with a kidney transplant racket late Tuesday. The magistrate O P Deshmukh, however, has posted a hearing of the bail applications filed by all five doctors on August 16.

Kidney racket: Anticipatory bail pleas of two doctors rejected

Mumbai: A local court rejected the anticipatory bail pleas of Dr Veena Sewlikar (a general surgeon) and Dr Suvin Shetty (a consulting pathologist) in connection with the alleged kidney transplant racket at Hiranandani Hospital after the prosecution told the court that the nature of the offence was very serious and their custodial investigation is required to unearth the entire alleged racket.

‘It’s very easy to make doctors the scapegoats’

“The government should accept responsibility that the Act has failed to help patients with kidney failure. They have created laws which are impossible to implement, and then when they find that the laws are broken, rather than punish the person who’s broken the laws, they end up punishing the doctors who are soft targets,” according to Dr Aniruddha Malpani, Medical Director, Malpani Infertility Clinic.

Kidney racket alleged kingpin flees from train as cops dozed off

Anand (Gujarat): Anand policemen were left red-faced when Dr Amit Ravat, a Delhi-based ayurvedic practitioner and the alleged kingpin of a kidney selling racket, escaped from a train while the three cops reportedly dozed off early on Tuesday morning. Dr Amit Ravat, who was arrested on July 29, was being escorted back from Delhi by Anand crime branch in Swarna Jayanti Express.

Doctors operate on man with heart on the right

Mumbai: Doctors at Jaslok Hospital successfully carried out an angioplasty on Lalit Kothari (61), whose heart was on the right side of the chest, like a mirror image, and the arteries were also all jumbled up. The condition called dextrocardia (right-sided heart) is seen in one in 25,000 live births, while abnormal arteries are seen in around 6-7% of all dextrocardia cases.

Dr Sarin was an utter failure as President of MCI, says Dr Ajay Kumar

“It is the prerogative of the supreme court to appoint whomsoever they want. I can only say that Dr Sarin was an utter failure when he headed the board of governors, which was constituted after supersession of the MCI, and was replaced by Dr Talwar a year after,” said Dr Ajay Kumar, member, National Board of Examination (NBE) and chairman – grievance redressal cell, Medical Council of India (MCI).

CCTV catches doctor trying to kill her dad in ICU

Chennai: The Chennai police have charge-sheeted Dr Jayasudha Manoharan for trying to kill her 82 year-old father — a heart patient on medical support in an ICU — by pulling the plug after getting his thumb impression on a set of papers. The act was caught on a CCTV camera.

PGI study claims to find lesser-known causes of neurological infections

Chandigarh: A study conducted by the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) claims to have discovered hitherto lesser-known causes of two most common infections of the central nervous system – encephalitis and bacterial meningitis — found in the region. The study will help in developing preventive measures and effective treatment.

Dr Arackal Manu Nair sued by 57 patients in UK for performing ‘unnecessary operations’

London: Dr Arackal Manu Nair, an Indian-origin surgeon, is being sued by 57 of his former patients for performing ‘unnecessary operations’ on them. Dr Nair, who allegedly gave prostate cancer treatment to patients who did not have the disease, is also being investigated by the General Medical Council (GMC).

IMA demands law to prevent assault on doctors

Jaipur: India Medical Association (IMA) has demanded an Act from the Centre on prevention of assaults on doctors. “At present there are 18 states having their own Acts for the prevention of assaults on doctors. But, there is no such act in the Centre,” said IMA national president Dr S S Agarwal.

Union Health Ministry green lights AIIMS in Jharkhand

Ranchi: Following green signal from the union finance ministry, the union health ministry has given the go-ahead for setting up of AIIMS in Jharkhand. The state government had earlier suggested Deoghar as a possible site. However, the health ministry has asked the state government to send a list of three or four sites from which one would be chosen by a central team.

Kokilaben Hospital to set up 18 cancer care centres in Maharashtra

Mumbai: Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital (KDAH) on Saturday said it will establish 18 cancer care centres across the hinterland of the state. The first of these centres are expected in Akola, Gondia and Solapur to be operational in 2017. The rest of the rollout is aimed to be completed in the next couple of years.

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