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#Budget2017: J P Nadda hails 27% increase in outlay for health budget

#Budget2017: J P Nadda hails 27% increase in outlay for health budget

New Delhi: Describing the General Budget 2017-18, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament on Wednesday, as a landmark budget, Union Health Minister J P Nadda stated that the budget estimates for health show an appreciable increase of more than 27%. more

#Budget2017: Govt to create 5,000 postgraduate medical seats every year

#Budget2017: Govt to create 5,000 postgraduate medical seats every year

New Delhi: The government has decided to take steps to create additional 5,000 postgraduate medical seats per annum, according to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. more

Govt planning to make doctors work in rural areas

Govt planning to make doctors work in rural areas

Indore: Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Faggan Singh Kulaste has said Centre is mulling to make it mandatory for doctors to work in rural areas for a stipulated time to overcome shortage and boost healthcare services there. more

UK NHS may recruit 200 trainee doctors from India to serve in Accident & Emergency departments

UK NHS may recruit 200 trainee doctors from India to serve in Accident & Emergency departments

London: About 200 trainee doctors from India may be recruited to address the shortage of doctors in UK’s Accident & Emergency (A&E) departments. The scheme will start in Greater Manchester, with 20 medics due to be flown from India this year for up to three years. more

Price regulation may disincentivize companies from launching newer, safer and more efficacious stents: NATHEALTH

Price regulation may disincentivize companies from launching newer, safer and more efficacious stents: NATHEALTH

New Delhi: In view of the government’s recent notification to bring stents under the country’s drug price control order, Healthcare Federation of India (NATHEALTH) on Thursday expressed its concerns that regulating stent prices may disincentivize companies from launching newer, safer and more efficacious drug eluting stents in India. more

Parliamentary panel says more funds should be allocated to ICMR

Parliamentary panel says more funds should be allocated to ICMR

New Delhi: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare has recommended allocation of more funds to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). more

Delhi government to set up 100 dental clinics across the city

Delhi government to set up 100 dental clinics across the city

New Delhi: The Delhi government plans to set up around 100 Aam Aadmi Dental Clinics, on the lines of Mohalla Clinics, across the city. more

FIR ordered against private dialysis firm for refusing banned currency note from patient

FIR ordered against private dialysis firm for refusing banned currency note from patient

Gaya (Bihar): Gaya district magistrate Kumar Ravi on Friday ordered ANMMCH superintendent, Dr S K Sinha, to lodge an FIR against B Braun Medical India for refusing old Rs 500 currency note from a woman for conducting dialysis, resulting in her death. more

Bill to ban commercial surrogacy introduced in Lok Sabha

Bill to ban commercial surrogacy introduced in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, Health Minister J P Nadda on Monday introduced the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 in the Lok Sabha, reports Hindu Business Line. more

Indian Medical Association to stage nationwide protest against NMC Bill

Indian Medical Association to stage nationwide protest against NMC Bill

New Delhi: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) is planning to organise nationwide protests on November 16 against the proposed National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill 2016, which seeks to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI) with the NMC. more