Tag Archives: Pranab Mukherjee

Dr Tehemton Udwadia honoured with Padma Bhushan for his contributions to Indian medicine

New Delhi: Dr Tehemton Erach Udwadia, a renowned medical teacher, noted gastroenterologist and widely regarded as the father of laparoscopic surgery in India, on Thursday received Padma Bhushan, the country’s third highest civilian award, for his contributions to Indian medicine.

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President Pranab Mukherjee presents Dr B C Roy National Awards and Hari Om Ashram Alembic Research Awards

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday presented Dr B C Roy National Awards for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 and Hari Om Ashram Alembic Research Awards for the years 2008, 2010, 2015 and 2016 at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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President Pranab Mukherjee to unveil list of best medical colleges in India

New Delhi: The union human resource development ministry, which had released the first-ever national rankings of universities and technical, management and pharmacy institutions last year, has reportedly decided to include medical, dental and law colleges from this year for their ranking.

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With one dentist for every 50,000 people, dentist to population ratio acute in rural India

Secunderabad (Telangana): India has over 300 dental colleges producing around 30,000 dentists annually. “These numbers are somewhat inadequate as the ‘dentist to patient’ ratio is small, particularly in the suburban and rural areas. As against an already low ratio of 1:8,000 in urban areas, the dentist to population ratio is acute in rural areas with one dentist for every 50,000 people,” said President Pranab Mukherjee.

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Doctors’ overseas trips financed by pharma companies cannot be accepted as legal, says Income Tax Tribunal

“The payment of overseas trips of doctors and their spouses for entertainment, by the pharma company, in lieu of expectation of getting patient referrals from doctors for its products so as to generate more business and profits, by any stretch of imagination cannot be accepted as legal.”

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Dr Neelam Mohan: I feel there is God in every patient

New Delhi: Dr Neelam Mohan, a pioneering doctor of paediatric hepatology and liver transplantation in India, has been conferred with the prestigious Dr B C Roy National Award for her contribution in the development of paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and liver transplantation.

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Dr B C Roy National Awards presented to 25 eminent doctors

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee presented Dr B C Roy National Awards for the years 2008, 2009 and 2010 to 25 eminent doctors at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday on the occasion of Doctors’ Day (July 1).

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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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Dr V Shanta gets Padma Vibhushan; Padma Bhushan for Dr D Nageshwar Reddy

New Delhi: Cancer specialist Dr Vishwanathan Shanta has been selected for Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award after Bharat Ratna, while gastroenterologist Dr D Nageshwar Reddy has been named for Padma Bhushan, the country’s third highest civilian award. They are among the 112 notable personalities to get Padma awards in 2016.

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Cancer mitigation, prevention challenge for doctors: President

Observing that facilities for early detection, treatment and palliative care were sub-optimal in rural areas where more people live, the President urged the doctors to develop a system for early detection and proper disease management.

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