The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to the Surrogacy Regulation Bill, 2016, that seeks to prohibit “commercial surrogacy”.
Madurai: Madurai City Police have asked the Medical Council of India to take disciplinary action against Dr P Saravanan of Saravana Multispeciality Hospital and its visiting cardiologist Dr Janarthanan for professional misconduct by way of cheating patients by inserting stents that had past their expiry dates. The two doctors are accused of using expired stents on 11 patients operated upon under the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme.
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to the Surrogacy Regulation Bill, 2016, that seeks to prohibit “commercial surrogacy” and allows “ethical altruistic surrogacy” only to needy infertile married couple if their marriage is at least five years old. Only a relative of the childless couple can become a surrogate mother under the new norms.
New Delhi: Leading gynaecologists have termed the government nod to the Surrogacy Regulation Bill, that bans commercial surrogacy, as a black day, and say it will lead to malpractices like surreptitious and illegal surrogacy, that is rampant in kidney transplantation.
Mumbai: The state government has reportedly decided to dissolve the Maharashtra Medical Council and appoint Dr Abhay Chowdhary as the administrator of the quasi-judicial body. Dr Chowdhary is professor and head of microbiology at Grant Government Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals.
Ahmedabad: Five days after he was abducted, police rescued Dr Rajesh Mehta, head of the department of preventive and social medicine at Gujarat’s Patan Medical College, from a Mehsana village on Wednesday and arrested two persons, including his former driver. Dr Mehta’s captors allegedly wanted Rs 2 crore from his family as ransom.
Pune: An assessment of nationwide sales of anti-tuberculosis drugs across the private sector suggests there were 2.2 million TB cases in India in 2014 — two to three times higher than current estimates. These findings are based on a study by researchers at the Imperial College of London and would be published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases Journal.
Gurgaon: The Haryana government on Wednesday transferred child specialist Dr Umesh Mehta and terminated the services of an employee of the civil hospital here for their alleged negligence in the treatment of an 11-year-old girl. The child died without treatment while her mother kept on shuttling from OPD counter to the emergency ward stating the child’s condition was deteriorating but the staff on duty refused to provide her medical aid without patient registration number.
Indore: The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) on Tuesday issued notices to Indore’s bariatric surgeon Dr Mohit Bhandari, Mohak Hi-tech Specialty Hospital and Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences (SAIMS) for alleged botched up weight loss surgery of film and television actor Rakesh Deewana who had died following the surgery here on April 20, 2014.
Mumbai: To increase the government’s share of seats in medical education, a state government-appointed committee has suggested it to convert its district hospitals into medical colleges through public private partnership (PPP) with parties like societies, trusts or not-for-profit companies.
Chennai: A first-of-its-kind leprosy vaccine developed in India is to be launched on a pilot basis in five districts in Bihar and Gujarat. If it shows good results, the vaccine programme will be extended to other high-prevalence districts in the country, according to Dr Soumya Swaminathan, director general, Indian Council of Medical Research.
New Delhi: Vyapam whistleblower Anand Rai has filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court accusing an apex court-appointed Oversight Committee of over-stepping its job of monitoring the work of the Medical Council of India (MCI). The petitioner alleged that the Committee overshot MCI and the health ministry’s disapproval of hundreds of applications made by medical colleges without conducting any “fresh” inspection or assessment.