Committee to review fire safety guidelines for hospitals | Court seeks report on doctors in Govt hospitals | Medical teachers on hunger strike

Thursday, November 3, 2016

In a move to avoid fire accidents in hospitals, the union health ministry has set up a committee to review fire safety guidelines for hospitals.

Union health ministry sets up committee to review fire safety guidelines for hospitals

New Delhi: In a move to avoid fire accidents in hospitals, the union health ministry has set up a committee to review fire safety guidelines for hospitals. The committee, with representations from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) and Safdarjung hospitals, will review the existing norms, the gaps in its implementation as well as the need for smoke management in hospitals. The committee has been asked to submit its report within a fortnight, health minister J P Nadda said.

Court seeks report on doctors in government hospital

Madurai (Tamil Nadu): The Madurai bench of the Madras high court directed the state principal health secretary on Wednesday to file a report on the present strength of doctors, nurses and paramedical staff in government hospitals across the state and the sanctioned strength.

Hundreds of patients cured of mental illness have nowhere to go

New Delhi: It’s been seven years and Sagnik Singh, 38, is at a mental hospital in Kolkata. After proper treatment for mental illness he is now fit to be discharged, but his family is not ready to accept him. The Supreme Court has now expressed its concern on the issue and asked benevolent citizens to adopt such people from the hospitals.

Pakistan court stays execution of mentally-ill Imdad Ali

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has stayed the execution of a mentally-ill man who was due to be hanged this week for the murder of a cleric 15 years ago. Imdad Ali, 50, has schizophrenia. He has spent 14 years on death row. The Supreme Court recently ruled that schizophrenia was “not a permanent mental disorder”, meaning he could therefore be executed. The court will now consider reprieve petitions from a civil society group and police in Punjab province.

Medical teachers launch chain hunger strike

Patiala (Punjab): Medical and dental teachers of government medical and dental colleges in Patiala on Wednesday started a chain hunger strike to press the government to accept their long-pending demands, including time-bound promotions with financial benefits.

Indian orthopaedic devices market expected to reach $2.5 billion by 2030

Hyderabad: The Indian orthopaedic devices market, currently worth around $375 million or Rs 2,400 crore, is expected to grow around 20% a year for the next decade to reach $2.5 billion (Rs 16,000 crore) by 2030, according to Sathguru Management Consultants. Knee and hip joints constitute 54% of the orthopaedic devices market, while the rest comes from trauma-spine implants.

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