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.
New Delhi: 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. A similar pattern was revealed when TOI analysed inspections in 2014.
India’s multi-million dollar surrogacy industry takes a hit as clients vanish, clinics shut down, and pay rates fall
New Delhi: When the government barred foreigners from hiring Indian surrogates, the multi-million-dollar surrogacy industry that was at its peak during 2000-2012 went into a decline. After the Cabinet approved the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 last week, IVF clinics have decided not to take even Indian cases.
Jaipur: A day after Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) officials sealed Khandaka hospital for running commercial activities in residential areas, all private hospitals went on indefinite strike in the city terming it as a “repressive action” on private hospitals in residential areas. More than 450 private hospitals in the city stopped functioning at around 4.30 pm on Saturday for indefinite period.
Puducherry: Dr H S Ballal, pro-chancellor, Manipal University, on Friday said the Medical Council of India (MCI) is planning to roll out an MD course in family medicine shortly. He was speaking at the 9th Graduation Day at the Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS).
Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Medical Services Corporation limited has found that drugs worth Rs 2.91 crore, which have been supplied by various companies, are substandard. These generic drugs were purchased for free distribution to the people from all the government hospitals.
Pune: Noted joint replacement surgeon Dr Narendra Vaidya successfully performed 17 knee joint replacement surgeries in just seven hours at Lokmanya hospital in Nigdi on August 17.
Chandigarh: On the directions of the Medical Council of India, the Punjab Medical Council has suspended the license of two more doctors — Dr Ravdeep Singh and Dr Ardaman Singh — for one year for acting as ghost faculty in various medical colleges. Earlier, on the directions of the MCI, the PMC suspended the license of two doctors for the same reason.
Bhubaneswar: Three days after a man was denied a hearse by the Kalahandi district headquarters hospital, and had to walk 10 kilometres to his home with his wife’s body on his shoulder, the district administration on Saturday dismissed a male nurse on charges of dereliction of duty and disengaged the security agency on duty at the hospital.
Lucknow: Struggling to gather correct number of dengue affected patients in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government has started the process of including dengue in the list of notifiable diseases. The state is acting on orders issued by the union health ministry, which on June 9 had asked all states to notify dengue.
Bathinda (Punjab): Senior radiation oncologist Dr Rajesh Kumar Vashisht has been elected as president of the Association of Radiation Oncologists of India (AROI). Dr Vashisht is currently working at Max Super Specialty Hospital, Bathinda.
Nagpur: Dr Anjali Karpate (33), who worked at Mayo Hospital, committed suicide by hanging herself from ceiling fan at her residence in the early hours of Friday. Police are yet to ascertain reason behind the suicide. Anjali’s husband Sanjay too is a doctor and heads a health unit at Kuhi taluka. The couple has a two-year-old child.
Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh): At least 60 unqualified doctors have been booked in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh for treating patients out in the open and in unhygienic spaces.