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AIIMS surgeon performs ‘first of its kind’ knee operation | New guidelines to educate doctors on medical ethics

Dr Rajesh Malhotra, head of the orthopaedics department at AIIMS, New Delhi, on Friday claimed to have performed a first of its kind surgery, aimed at addressing osteoarthritis by operating only on the inside compartment of a knee.

AIIMS surgeon performs ‘first of its kind’ knee operation

New Delhi: An orthopaedic surgeon at AIIMS on Friday claimed to have performed a first of its kind surgery, aimed at addressing osteoarthritis by operating only on the inside compartment of a knee. The ‘Fast Track Unicondylar Knee Replacement’ procedure was done by Dr Rajesh Malhotra, head of orthopaedics department, AIIMS, using computer navigation.

Doctor accused in Hiranandani kidney racket case offered option of illegal donor, claims another complainant

Mumbai: Suresh Lulla, whose mother Dayawanti Lulla, then 54, passed away in 2008 before a kidney transplant could be undertaken, has approached the state government and alleged he was offered an illegal donor for his mother’s kidney transplant by Dr Mukesh Shete, who was then treating her and is one of the nephrologists accused in the kidney racket at Hiranandani Hospital.

80% of doctors in India serve only 28% of the nation’s population: Report

New Delhi: About 80% of doctors, 75% of dispensaries and 60% of hospitals are located in urban areas, serving only 28% of India, the ‘KPMG-OPPI report on healthcare access initiatives’ revealed on Saturday. The report said that in rural India, only 37% of people had access to In-Patient Department (IPD) facilities within a 5-km distance while only 68% had access to an Out-Patient Department (OPD).

Anti-graft activists seek probe into corruption in Dental Council

New Delhi: Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan has sought the health ministry’s intervention to institute a probe against the Dental Council of India (DCI) office bearers and supersede the body with a credible Board of Governors. Bhushan has also claimed that DCI president Dr Dibyendu Mazumder is occupying the post illegally and has failed to check several cases of corruption in the DCI.

MCI to use digital network to detect ghost faculty in medical colleges

New Delhi: The Medical Council of India (MCI) on Friday announced plans to create a digital register of doctors across the country and use biometric-based network to track ghost, or fake, faculty in medical colleges. “We will know how many doctors there are in India and where and how they are practising, everything will be totally transparent,” MCI president Dr Jayshree Mehta said.

CEOs, medical superintendents are accountable for wrongdoings in hospitals

Mumbai: Maharashtra Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant has said that the CEOs and medical superintendents are indeed accountable for the wrongdoings in a hospital. “The transplant law is clear. CEOs and medical superintendents are accountable for wrongdoings in transplant cases,” he has said.

Are there any guidelines regarding treatment provided in ICUs of private hospitals, asks Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Centre, the Medical Council of India (MCI) and state governments and sought their responses within six weeks on whether there are any guidelines for private hospitals to make attendants aware of the treatment being provided to the patients admitted in the intensive care and critical care units.

Hiranandani kidney racket: All five doctors granted bail

Mumbai: All five doctors, including the CEO and the medical director of L H Hiranandani Hospital, who were recently arrested for their alleged involvement in a kidney racket case, were on Thursday granted bail by a court in Andheri.

Indian Radiological and Imaging Association to go on strike from September 1

Pune: The Indian Radiological and Imaging Association (IRIA) will go on a strike and suspend ultrasound and imaging services from September 1 as talks between radiologists and the union health ministry on amendments of the PCPNDT Act have failed.

New guidelines to educate doctors on medical ethics

Bengaluru: The Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS), along with the Bangalore Declaration Group, has compiled a set of guidelines to educate doctors on boundaries and ethics that need to be borne in mind while practising the profession. According to the IPS, the guidelines will soon be uploaded on its website to seek feedback from the fraternity.

Health department officials visit Berhampore Mental Hospital

Berhampore: A two-member probe team from the state health department, comprising of deputy director of health services (administration) Tanima Mandal and deputy secretary Rupam Banerjee, on Friday visited the Berhampore Mental Hospital that has come under the scanner of the National Human Rights Commission following reports of the abysmal condition of the facility.

UP hospital accused of stealing kidney during childbirth

Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh): A 30-year-old woman has accused the doctors of Rohit Agnihotri Hospital here of extracting her right kidney while she was admitted to deliver her seventh child in March. The hospital’s owner, Dr Sushma Agnihotri, has denied the allegations.

Patan medical college doctor abducted by five near Deesa

Palanpur (Gujarat): Dr Rajesh Mehta, head of the department of medicine at Dharpur Medical College in Patan, was allegedly abducted by five unidentified persons from near Aseda village about 13 km from Deesa town on Friday evening.

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