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IGIMS to serve as nodal TB centre in Bihar

IGIMS to serve as nodal TB centre in Bihar

Patna: Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS), Patna, will be the nodal tuberculosis (TB) centre in the state under the government’s Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP). more

Novartis fined $49 million for bribing doctors to prescribe its drugs

Novartis fined $49 million for bribing doctors to prescribe its drugs

Seoul: Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis has been fined 55.1 billion won ($48.80 million) by the South Korean government for bribing doctors to prescribe its drugs. The government has also suspended insurance coverage for Novartis’ nine medicines for six months. more

Clinical duties made mandatory for doctors holding administrative posts

Clinical duties made mandatory for doctors holding administrative posts

Chandigarh: The Haryana government has directed its doctors posted on administrative duties to perform clinical duties for 1 to 8 days in a month. The doctors will have the option to choose a hospital of their choice for discharging their clinical duties. more

Dr Kapil Sethi receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr Kapil Sethi receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Washington: Dr Kapil Sethi, a neurologist and former director of the Movement Disorders Programme at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, is the 2017 recipient of the Association of Indian Neurologists in America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. more

Hospitals can’t hold patients hostage for unpaid bills: High Court

Hospitals can’t hold patients hostage for unpaid bills: High Court

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has ruled that hospitals cannot hold patients “hostage” to extract money for unpaid bills. more

Dr Aparna Bhasker’s ‘resignation’ was a ‘symbolic protest’: Dr Lakdawala

Dr Aparna Bhasker’s ‘resignation’ was a ‘symbolic protest’: Dr Lakdawala

New Delhi: In spite of the “world’s heaviest woman” Eman Ahmed’s relatives badmouthing her treating doctors at Saifee Hospital, Mumbai, the doctors have decided to continue providing all the necessary treatment to her. more

Doctor resigns citing patient’s ‘uncaring relatives’

Doctor resigns citing patient’s ‘uncaring relatives’

Mumbai: Dr Aparna Govil Bhasker, section chief of bariatric surgery at Saifee Hospital and a member of the core team of doctors treating the “world’s heaviest woman” Eman Ahmed, has “resigned” citing “uncaring relatives” as the reason behind the move. Dr Bhasker was one of the doctors who travelled to Alexandria to bring Eman to Mumbai. more

Supreme Court slaps Rs 1.4 crore fine on two doctors for providing medical shelter to murder accused

Supreme Court slaps Rs 1.4 crore fine on two doctors for providing medical shelter to murder accused

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday slapped a fine of Rs 70 lakh each on Dr K S Sachdev, managing director and Dr Munish Prabhakar, medical director, of Privat Hospital, Gurugram for allowing former Haryana MLA Balbir Singh, against whom non-bailable warrants had been issued in a murder case, to remain in the hospital for 527 days without any justifiable reason. more

Set up committee to consider grievances of resident doctors: High Court

Set up committee to consider grievances of resident doctors: High Court

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday said the Maharashtra government should consider setting up a high power committee to look into the grievances of resident doctors in the state-run hospitals. more

Displaying name, mobile number of government doctors made mandatory

Displaying name, mobile number of government doctors made mandatory

Allahabad (UP): The district health authorities have directed to display the name, designation, mobile number and photograph of doctors on the display board of government hospitals and primary health centres (PHCs) of the district. more