Tag Archives: PHC

Medical Crisis in Gorakhpur: An Impassioned Plea

It stands to reason that if a trained family practitioner is available as the first point of contact, no one would feel the need to seek consultation from the tertiary healthcare centres that are mushrooming all over the country and which are making healthcare prohibitively exorbitant for most.

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Three “fake doctors” arrested for practising medicine without having valid degrees

Kolkata: Three “fake doctors” have been arrested within a span of past 10 days from state-run healthcare units and the police believe there could be several more fake doctors working in health institutions across the state.

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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.

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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.

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Need for structured training programmes for GPs and employing them fruitfully

The plight of a fresh pass out MBBS graduate is worth spending some time over if we wish to continue to attract the best and the brightest in the society to a career in medicine. I am not oblivious to the fate of other graduates in the country but as a doctor, I feel I should focus on the doctors and the patients.

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AYUSH practitioners in Odisha may soon be allowed to prescribe allopathic medicines

Bhubaneswar: The state government has reportedly decided to impart short-term trainings to the practitioners of alternative medicines and allow them to prescribe selected allopathic medicines to patients. The move is aimed at addressing the shortage of doctors at the primary healthcare centres (PHCs).

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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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Doctors write to Human Rights Commission complaining long-working hours at public hospitals

Mumbai: The Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) has written to the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (MSHRC) drawing its attention to the long-working hours at public hospitals.

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MLA’s son accused of thrashing a doctor sent to 14 days’ judicial custody

Gaya: A local court has sent RJD MLA Kunti Devi’s son Ranjit Yadav, accused of thrashing a doctor of a government health facility, to 14 days’ judicial custody.

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Manipur’s border hospitals bring succour even to poor Myanmarese

Imphal: Revamping of hospitals in Manipur’s border districts of Chandel, Churachandpur and Ukhrul in northeastern India are not just helping locals but also benefiting poor Myanmarese settled along neglected border areas.

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