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2,500-bed Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences being set-up in Faridabad | SC cancels admission of 100 MBBS students

Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MAM) is setting-up a 2,500-bed multi-speciality hospital along with the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre (AIMS) at Greater Faridabad in Haryana.

Mata Amritanandamayi Math to set-up 2,500-bed Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Faridabad

New Delhi: Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MAM) is planning to set-up a 2,500-bed Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre (AIMS), which would be the largest hospital in the Delhi/NCR region, in the next two years. The foundation stone of the upcoming facility has already been laid in Greater Faridabad by Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar. MAM has already been running Kerala’s biggest hospital by the same name since 1999.

Supreme Court cancels admission of 100 MBBS students of Hi-Tech Medical College

Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court has cancelled the admission of 100 MBBS students of Hi-Tech Medical College in Rourkela who had taken admission in the year 2015-16. “Had this court order come before our admission, we would have chosen a different career. After investing so much of money and time, what we’ll do now,” asked Shakti Swarup, a student of the medical college.

Belgium reports first case of doctor-assisted death for a minor

Brussels: A 17-year-old has committed doctor-assisted suicide in Belgium, the first minor to do so under rules adopted in 2014 allowing euthanasia for people of all ages, the head of the national committee for euthanasia said on Saturday.

Dental council president in trouble as university nixes his membership

New Delhi: The election of Dr Dibyendu Mazumdar as a member of the Dental Council of India (DCI) has been “withdrawn” and “cancelled” by Nilamber-Pitamber University (NPU), Jharkhand which he represented on the council. With his DCI membership itself being terminated by the university, his appointment as the president of DCI too has become untenable.

AIIMS Bhopal students throw ink at Health Minister Nadda

New Delhi: AIIMS Bhopal students on Saturday afternoon threw ink at Union Health Minister J P Nadda, as he did not stop to listen to their grievances. The students have been demanding better faculty and facilities at the institute.

Health Minister Nadda’s car injures two girl students of AIIMS Bhopal

Bhopal: Two girls were injured by an official car carrying union health minister J P Nadda, as the later tried to evade protests by medical students at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhopal on Saturday. One of the wheels of the vehicle carrying health minister ran over the foot of third year MBBS students, identified as Ijya Pandey and Anjali Krishna.

Jharkhand health minister warns doctors against private practice

Ranchi: Jharkhand Health Minister Ramchandra Chandravanshi on Saturday warned government doctors against private practice. “Private practice (by government doctors) will not be tolerated at all,” an official release said quoting the minister, adding, works of all doctors would be reviewed now.

No nephrologist at Meerut district hospital’s dialysis unit

Meerut (Uttar Pradesh): Patients at the four-bedded dialysis unit in P L Sharma District Hospital are left at the hands of the lab technician due to the absence of a nephrologist. The authorities at the hospital say the post of nephrologist is lying vacant since no specialist has applied for the post.

India accounts for 15% of world’s maternal deaths: Report

New Delhi: One-third of the total deaths during pregnancy and childbirth in 2015 happened in India and Nigeria even as the total number of global maternal deaths has almost halved since 1990, a Lancet report revealed. Nigeria with 58,000 deaths accounted for 19% and India at 45,000 deaths, accounted for 15% of the total deaths, according to the report.

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