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AIIMS Patna students call off strike | Doctor suspended for issuing exaggerated disability certificates

The AIIMS Patna students called off their strike after seven days on Tuesday following their meeting with a five-member union health ministry team led by its additional secretary Arun Panda on the institute campus.

AIIMS Patna students call off strike

Patna: The AIIMS Patna students called off their strike after seven days on Tuesday following their meeting with a five-member union health ministry team led by its additional secretary Arun Panda on the institute campus. The central team gave the contractor June 2017 final deadline to complete the institute buildings. Panda assured the students that faculty recruitment would resume soon. He agreed that availability of only 55 teachers against the sanctioned strength of 305 was a cause of serious concern.

Doctor’s registration suspended for issuing exaggerated disability certificates to accident victims

Bengaluru: Acting on a complaint by an insurance company for allegedly issuing disability certificates by exaggerating injuries of accident victims, the Karnataka Medical Council (KMC) has suspended for two years the KMC registration of Dr Laxminarayana K, professor and head of the department of pharmacology in Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS), Bellary.

NEET leads to 50% dental seats lying unfilled; Dental Council writes to health ministry for lowering percentile

New Delhi: The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) has led to a situation where dental colleges are finding it difficult to fill even 50 per cent of their BDS seats. The Dental Council of India (DCI) has written to the union health ministry for lowering the percentile to fill up these vacant seats. The dental colleges have to complete the admission process by October 7.

Doctor slits throat, dies

Kochi (Kerala): Dr Raju P B, a 55-year-old paediatrician with Muvattupuzha Taluk Hospital, allegedly killed himself by slitting his throat inside his room on Monday morning. The doctor, who was reportedly suffering from severe depression due to some physical ailments, had slit his jugular vein using a razor blade which the police recovered from the room.

18 medical students suspended

Thiruvananthapuram: As many as 18 medical students, including 10 girls, belonging to 2012, 2013 and 2014 batches, were suspended by the Government Medical College management on Tuesday after serial clashes between students over results of an art festival last week. Nine students of 2012 batch, four of 2013 batch and five from 2014 batch were among those suspended.

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