Tag Archives: Dr Manoj Sharma

Some thoughts on the eve of World Cancer Day 2017

A 20-year long perpetual cancer campaign throughout the year on the National Cancer Calendar Dates has done wonders. Thanks to internet and the modern electronic media.

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‘Increasing the retirement age of doctors will further reduce job opportunities for young doctors’

New Delhi: While welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent announcement to increase the retirement age of government doctors across the country from the current 60 or 62 to 65, doctors say increasing the retirement age alone will not solve the problems of patients and doctors.

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Admission to MBBS, BDS courses in only state government colleges exempted from NEET this year

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday signed the ordinances, cleared by the Union Cabinet on May 20, which exempt state governments from implementing the NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) for admission to medical and dental colleges for a year.

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Is medical education heading for a slowdown?

New Delhi: Recently, Goldfield Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Ballabhgarh (Faridabad) was in news for shutting down its operations and Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur (Patiala) was not even able to pay the salary to its faculty and other staff leading to general strike and suspension of the classes. Are these isolated cases or just an indication of harsh and unpleasant things to come?

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Four decades of CT leads to rapid improvement in imaging technology

New Delhi: Forty years after it was first developed, CT imaging is currently used in just about every field of medicine owing to massive advances in the technology and clinical performance. Today, CT enables the diagnosis of a wider array of illness and injury than ever before by giving more detailed images with the help of sophisticated tools and high-resolution scanners.

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Head and Neck Cancer Day: It’s time to take note

New Delhi: As we celebrate Head and Neck Cancer Day on September 12, we cannot forget how the medical fraternity in India have toiled hard to spread awareness about cancer and had to walk a tough road between poor cancer care setup and absolutely no awareness among people about the killer disease.

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An open letter from Dr Manoj Sharma to cancer crusaders and medical physicists

The idea is to, somehow, have at least one cancer awareness campaign/CME/seminar or public programme every month. Although in the beginning this Cancer Calendar Campaign was initiated with the print and electronic media only. This is because this very method does not involve any funds or new infrastructure – a motivation though to get media involved with you.

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Declaring cancer a notifiable disease

The GLOBOCAN 2008 data, which aims to provide contemporary estimates of the incidence of, mortality and prevalence from major type of cancers, at national level for 184 countries worldwide shows that India has 10 lakh new cases of cancer diagnosed per year. The country has 6,35,000 deaths per year due to cancer which clearly shows a significant health burden on the government.

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