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Over 100 Delhi Doctors Fall Sick | Rs 25 Lakh Ransom Demanded from Bihar Doctor | 40% of Kerala Doctors Migrate

More than 100 resident doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi have fallen prey to high fever, chikungunya or dengue so far this season.

Over 100 doctors at AIIMS Delhi fall sick with fever, chikungunya or dengue

New Delhi: More than 100 resident doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and their families have fallen prey to high fever, chikungunya or dengue so far this season. “We are left with no other option, and are moving to private hospital for the treatment. Nothing is being done to tackle the situation at the campus. The resident doctors are also not getting beds,” Dr Vijay Kumar, president, AIIMS Resident Doctors Association (RDA), told Mail Today.

Ransom of Rs 25 lakh demanded from Bihar doctor

Saharsa (Bihar): All private clinics and nursing homes in Saharsa remained closed for the third consecutive day on Sunday in protest against the ransom of Rs 25 lakh demanded from Dr Brajesh Kumar Singh. Government doctors associated with Bihar Health Services Association (BHSA) too have joined the stir with Indian Medical Association (IMA) since Saturday afternoon.

Opinion: How resident doctors can win the trust of patients

“Sometimes, all it takes is a proper introduction when you see the patient. If you go and introduce yourself to a patient properly, very few patients will forget that they have seen a doctor. If you can back it up with a compassionate history and a clinical examination patient will never forget you for the rest of his life.”

Chennai hospital installs new MRI system that can reduce scan time by upto 67%

Chennai: Global Hospitals on Saturday inaugurated the country’s first wide-bore 3T Silent Scan MRI with MAGiC, which can reportedly reduce scan time by as much as 67%, at its hospital in Perumbakkam, Chennai. The hospital also inaugurated GE Healthcare’s Discovery IQ PET/CT system that can assist in diagnosis, staging and post treatment monitoring of cancer.

Supreme Court-appointed panel overrules MCI’s decision on new medical colleges

New Delhi: The Supreme Court-appointed panel to monitor the functioning of the Medical Council of India (MCI) has overruled the Council’s decision denying permission for the establishment of 86 new medical colleges for the current academic session starting September 30. The three-member panel headed by former Chief Justice of India R M Lodha, upon review of MCI’s rejections, has granted permission to 26 new medical colleges out of the 86 rejected earlier.

40% of Kerala doctors migrate to western countries

Thiruvananthapuram: According to a report, titled ‘Surgical Workforce in India’ and released by the World Health Organisation (WHO), a total of 7,524 doctors from Kerala, an estimated 40 per cent doctors from the state, have migrated to countries like the US, the UK, Canada and Australia. The WHO report also points out that majority of doctors from the state working overseas are aged between 35 and 44 years. According to the National Sample Survey estimate, as many as 10,613 doctors are working in the state health sector.

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