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PGI Chandigarh to organise conference on organ transplant | PGI director Dr Yogesh Chawla’s tenure comes to an end

As the tenure of PGI director Dr Yogesh Chawla ends on Thursday, dean of the institute, Dr Subhash Verma, has been asked by the union health ministry to take over as PGI director until the new director is appointed.

PGI Chandigarh to organise two-day conference on organ transplant

Chandigarh: The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh will organise a two-day conference to discuss newer techniques of organ retrieval and transplantation, paediatric transplantation and post-transplant complications, from October 7 to 9.

PGI director Dr Yogesh Chawla’s tenure comes to an end, dean to take over the charge for now

Chandigarh: As the tenure of PGI director Dr Yogesh Chawla ends on Thursday, dean of the institute, Dr Subhash Verma, has been asked by the union health ministry to take over as PGI director until the new director is appointed. Dr Chawla, who joined as the institute’s director in October 2011, will now go back as head of the institute’s hepatology department. There are a few months to go before Dr Chawla attains the retirement age of 65 years.

MCI overhaul: Government may seek Parliament nod in Winter Session

New Delhi: The Government may table the National Medical Commission Bill, 2016 in the coming Winter Session of Parliament. The Bill seeks to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI) with the National Medical Commission (NMC) as a part of major reforms in the medical education system in the country.

AIIMS doctors to help in treatment of Jayalalithaa

Chennai: A team of experts — comprising Dr G C Khilnani, professor, pulmonary medicine; Dr Anjan Trikha, professor, anaesthesiology; and Dr Nitish Naik, professor, cardiology — from AIIMS Delhi, arrived in Chennai on Wednesday to provide consultations on further treatment for Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, who has been under treatment at Apollo Hospitals here since September 22 when she was admitted with complaints of fever and dehydration. London-based intensivist Dr Richard Beale, who was in Chennai last week at Apollo to assist with the treatment, is also expected to be back soon.

India’s first medical devices manufacturing park to be set-up in Chennai

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday gave its approval to HLL Lifecare, a public sector undertaking (PSU) under the union health ministry, to sub-lease over 300 acres of land at Chengalpattu near Chennai to set up the country’s first medical devices manufacturing park.

First dengue vaccine gets approved in 11 countries, but not in India

New Delhi: Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines business unit of Sanofi, on Tuesday, announced that its Dengvaxia dengue vaccine has now received its 11th marketing approval. To date the vaccine is approved in Mexico, Philippines, Brazil, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Guatemala, Peru, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore. According to the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI), the marketing approval to the vaccine has still not been granted in India because the regulator is keen to know the efficacy on the Indian population.

50% of medical students opt out of one-year bond to serve in rural areas

Mumbai: An RTI query has revealed that out of 645 students, after passing out from undergraduate and postgraduate courses, of government-run Grant Medical College, Mumbai, 354 students opted out of a one-year bond, to serve in rural Maharashtra, in the past five years (2011–2015). In 2013, the Bombay High Court instructed the state to ensure that all doctors, after their MBBS and PG courses, serve in rural hospitals.

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