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Civil surgeon withholds medical officers’ pay for failure to identify quacks | States approve proposal to replace MCI

Bokaro Civil Surgeon Dr Sobhan Murmu has withheld salaries of medical officers in-charge of Community Health Centres (CHCs) of the district following their failure to submit a list of quacks active in the area.

Civil surgeon withholds medical officers’ pay for their failure to identify quacks

Bokaro (Jharkhand): Civil Surgeon Dr Sobhan Murmu on Wednesday withheld salaries of medical officers in-charge of Community Health Centres (CHCs) of the district following their failure to submit a list of quacks active in the area. “The salary of the doctors will only be released after they identify the quacks and lodge an FIR against them,” said Dr Murmu.

States approve proposal to replace Medical Council of India

New Delhi: NITI Aayog’s proposal to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI) with a National Medical Commission has received the go-ahead with a majority of the states in favour of the recommendations. NITI Aayog on Thursday met representatives from 20 states to hold discussion on the overhaul of the MCI. The final recommendations will now be sent for approval of the Prime Minister.

PGI Chandigarh, Infosys sign MoU to develop anaesthesia information system

Chandigarh: The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Infosys to develop an anaesthesia information system to help hospitals transform patient care experience and streamline operations.

Three more doctors named in Hiranandani kidney racket case

Mumbai: The Directorate of Health Services (DHS), in its final report, has added the names of Dr Suwin Shetty, Dr Veena Sewlikar and Dr B K Kadam, who were part of the local authorisation committee, for medical negligence in the illegal kidney transplant attempted at the Hiranandani Hospital on July 14. In the preliminary report, five doctors, including the hospital CEO Dr Sujit Chatterjee and medical director Dr Anurag Naik, were named for their alleged involvement in the kidney transplant racket.

Thane doctor directed to pay Rs 4 lakh for botched surgery

Thane (Maharashtra): The Thane District Consumer Redressal Forum has ordered Dr Shree Vivek Malvi to pay a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to a patient, Digambar Vittal Rathod, for a botched surgery which left him disabled for life. The order said that by carrying out a faulty operation and not getting the same rectified by another operation as suggested by the experts, besides asking the complainant to continue with the medicine, amounts to deficiency in services.

Doctor, ward boy arrested for rape

Ahmedabad: The Adalaj police on Thursday arrested Dr Rajesh Chauhan and ward boy Chandrakant Vankar for allegedly raping a 22-year-old dengue patient who was admitted in the ICU of Apollo Hospital in Bhat. The girl had alleged in her complaint that when her conditioned worsened she was shifted to the ICU where Dr Chauhan and Chandrakant molested her and later raped her.

Womb Scam: Woman delivers 12 babies, undergoes 14 tubectomy operations in a year

Patna: An investigation into the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) spends in Kaimur district of Bihar has found one woman, listed in hospital registers as Mina Devi, 29, not only delivered 12 babies between July 7, 2009 and February 9, 2010 but was also operated on for tubectomy 14 times between November 8, 2009 and March 28, 2010, now widely known as “womb scam”. The inquiry also showed a doctor claiming to have conducted 725 operations within a week.

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