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Medical college directed to pay Rs 25 lakh each to 150 students | At premier hospitals, a third of patients say not satisfied

Medical college directed to pay Rs 25 lakh each to 150 students | At premier hospitals, a third of patients say not satisfied

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Monday ordered the management of Dr M C Saxena Medical College in the city to pay Rs 25 lakh damage per student for “wrongly admitting” 150 of them in the MBBS 2015-16 course. more

No takers for MCI guidelines to prescribe generic drugs | 2,000 medicines to become up to 90% cheaper under Amrut Scheme

No takers for MCI guidelines to prescribe generic drugs | 2,000 medicines to become up to 90% cheaper under Amrut Scheme

It seems there are no takers for the fresh guidelines issued by the Medical Council of India (MCI) urging physicians to prescribe generic medicines instead of branded drugs. more

Dr Anil Bhansali, Dr Meenu Singh, Dr Jagat Ram recommended for the post of PGI director | AIIMS director accused of misusing position

Dr Anil Bhansali, Dr Meenu Singh, Dr Jagat Ram recommended for the post of PGI director | AIIMS director accused of misusing position

AIIMS director Dr M C Misra has been accused of “misusing” his position in the appointment of Dr Umesh Kapil, professor of Human Nutrition Unit (non-clinical discipline), as the new head of the department of gastroenterology. more

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

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

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. more

Nimhans develops battery to study ageing brain | 73% doctors at risk of needle stick injuries | Fart causes fire at hospital

Nimhans develops battery to study ageing brain | 73% doctors at risk of needle stick injuries | Fart causes fire at hospital

Doctors from the National Institute for Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (Nimhans), Bengaluru have come up with a neuropsychological battery to study the ageing brain. more

AIIMS, Safdarjung hospital in a tug of war | Tata Memorial Hospital fined Rs 5.2 lakh

AIIMS, Safdarjung hospital in a tug of war | Tata Memorial Hospital fined Rs 5.2 lakh

A battle is brewing between Safdarjung Hospital’s faculty and AIIMS director Dr M C Misra over the control of the new Super Speciality Block coming up in Safdarjung Hospital. more

Over 800 doctors suspended by Karnataka Govt | West Bengal to set up five new medical colleges

Over 800 doctors suspended by Karnataka Govt | West Bengal to set up five new medical colleges

Health and Family Welfare Minister K R Ramesh Kumar said that these doctors, who were appointed by the health department, have been suspended from work after they failed to report to duty. more

Orthopaedic surgeon’s licence suspended for performing neurosurgical procedure | Dr Vikram Patel wins award

Orthopaedic surgeon’s licence suspended for performing neurosurgical procedure | Dr Vikram Patel wins award

Andhra Pradesh Medical Council has stripped Dr A Suryanarayana, an orthopaedic surgeon, of his licence to practise medicine for one year for performing a surgical procedure which should have been done by a neurosurgeon. more

Hospitals, doctors may no longer be responsible for establishing identities of organ donors, recipients

Hospitals, doctors may no longer be responsible for establishing identities of organ donors, recipients

The final draft of the standard operating protocols (SOPs) for kidney transplants makes police verification central to the process of establishing the identities of donors and recipients for every kidney donation — even between blood relatives. more

Dr Ashok Seth, Dr D S Rana selected for Dr B C Roy Award | Apollo Hospitals to develop smart healthcare system

Dr Ashok Seth, Dr D S Rana selected for Dr B C Roy Award | Apollo Hospitals to develop smart healthcare system

Dr Ashok Seth, chairman of Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi and Dr D S Rana, chairman of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi have been selected for Dr B C Roy National Award 2014-15 for excellence in the field of medicine. more