A team of doctors from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry claims to have successfully performed the country’s first cadaveric skin transplantation done in a government hospital.
Puducherry: A team of doctors from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) led by Dr Ravi Kumar Chittoria, head of the department of plastic surgery, claims to have successfully performed the country’s first cadaveric skin transplantation done in a government hospital. They harvested skin from a brain dead girl and transplanted it on two patients, who had sustained severe burn injuries. The transplantations were performed on October 9. Both patients are responding well and are under observation.
New Delhi: The Medical Council of India (MCI), in a gazette notification issued on October 8, has asked doctors to prescribe drugs rationally and with generic names written legibly, preferably in capital letters.
Ranchi: Government doctors can earn money from private practice but only after duty hours, according to the state government. “No government doctor can practise at any district other than their place of posting and can only do so after regular duty hours,” said Health Minister Ramchandra Chandravanshi. The government has also stayed firm on biometric attendance of government doctors, something the doctors wanted to be scrapped.
New Delhi: The government’s decision to re-employ Dr G K Rath as professor of radiotherapy, chief of BRAIRCH (AIIMS Cancer Centre) and head of the upcoming National Cancer Institute for three years, extendable by two years after review, on contract basis with all administrative powers intact after superannuation has rung alarm bells among both faculty and former professors of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. They feel this departure from the norm could compromise the autonomy of the institute’s faculty.
New Delhi: The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has directed Madras Medical Mission Hospital to pay a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the kin of Dr S J S Paul who, following a coronary artery bypass graft surgery on July 11, 2007, suffered brain damage due to lack of oxygen and subsequently died on July 28, by holding it negligent in monitoring whether he was getting enough oxygen while admitted in the hospital ICU.
Pune (Maharashtra): The unsatisfactory response to reporting tuberculosis (TB) patients to the government, after TB was declared a notifiable disease, has prompted the state government to draft a bill that proposes to impose a fine of Rs 10,000 to Rs 50,000 on errant private practitioners.
Patna: The Bihar chapter of Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists (IAPM) has filed a PIL in the Patna high court, seeking a directive to the government to crack down on fake path labs. “According to MCI rules, one pathologist can give services in not more than five labs and that too within a prescribed distance. Patna has at best 50 trained pathologists, but even a conservative estimate puts the number of labs in the city at 2,000. Who are managing them?” asked IAPM’s Bihar chapter joint secretary Dr Prabhat Ranjan.
New Delhi: “Our interview with the Authorisation Committee lasted for not more than two minutes. No questions were asked. The papers were glanced at and an approval was given in a jiffy,” claims Bhanu Pratap Singh (43), one of the 17 accused on the chargesheet by Delhi Police in the kidney racket unearthed at Apollo Hospital, New Delhi. On being allegedly persuaded by Rajkumar Rao, another accused in the kidney racket, Bhanu agreed to sell his kidney to 42-year-old Mamta Desai from Maharashtra, who was desperate for a kidney, for Rs 4.5 lakh earlier this year to pay off his debts.