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Doctors acting as a rubber stamp for drug companies?

New Delhi: A report by the parliamentary standing committee for health and family welfare, which looked at the functioning of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), reveals that some drug companies have been writing scientific recommendations of their own products and submitting them to the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) after getting them endorsed by top doctors for a quicker marketing approval.

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Kolkata hospital blaze kills 90, India mourns

Kolkata: In the worst fire tragedy in any hospital in India, 90 patients and staffers were killed in Kolkata’s AMRI (Advanced Medicare Research Institute) Hospitals when a terrible blaze engulfed its annexe building early Friday, trapping dozens of helpless patients while doctors and others fled to safety.

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IPGMER Kolkata lacking basic devices to train its PG students of radiology

Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (IPGMER), Kolkata, is reportedly lacking basic devices to train its PG students of radiology. These students are being taken to the neighbouring Bangur Institute of Neurology for practical classes. Teachers at the institute say it is a restrictive practice and that students are being imparted a “half-baked and dated” knowledge that could seriously jeopardise their careers apart from endangering the lives of their patients.

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