Tag Archives: NRHM

Memoirs of a doctor serving in a remote Indo-Bhutanese border village

My excitement knew no bounds that day. As the place I was going to serve in neared, my anticipation reached its zenith. After all, I was visiting a borderland, a place of unique scenic escapades, the countryside seemed luring and there were mountains all around. Mountains where lay my calling.

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Civil surgeon withholds medical officers’ pay for failure to identify quacks | States approve proposal to replace MCI

Bokaro Civil Surgeon Dr Sobhan Murmu has withheld salaries of medical officers in-charge of Community Health Centres (CHCs) of the district following their failure to submit a list of quacks active in the area.

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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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‘74% of doctors cater to 31% of India’s population’

Sonipat (Haryana): India urgently needs to resolve issues pertaining to its healthcare sector in the light of the gross neglect the sector has witnessed over the years, experts have suggested.

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India needs extensive universal health coverage policy: Experts

New Delhi: India’s universal health coverage policy needs to be extensive, considering the role of the states and Centre and lower than expected performance of healthcare services, experts opined here on Saturday at a conference on healthcare.

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Remove Jharkhand CM aide over medicine scam, Modi urged

Ranchi: Former Jharkhand chief minister Babulal Marandi has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking removal of the principal secretary of Chief Minister Raghubar Das till the conclusion of a probe against him in a medicine scam in Bihar.

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21 infants dead in 4 days, Odisha rights panel seeks report

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Monday directed the state health department to submit an inquiry report into the death of 21 infants in four days in a hospital in Cuttack.

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Doctor terminated, another suspended for being absent from duty

Jammu: State health minister Chaudhary Lal Singh on Monday ordered the suspension of a doctor and termination of another doctor after they were found absent from duty during a surprise visit to Primary Health Centre at Tikri in Udhampur district.

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IMR, MMR, TFR show accelerated decline post launch of NRHM

New Delhi: Although goal of IMR, MMR and TFR were not achieved, the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR), Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) and Total Fertility Rate (TFR) have shown accelerated decline post launch of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), Health Minister J P Nadda said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

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Holistic healthcare system need of the hour: Pranab Mukherjee

Puducherry: A holistic healthcare system — universally accessible, affordable and effective — is the need of the hour, President Pranab Mukherjee said while speaking at the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), held here on Friday.

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