Tag Archives: Quacks

The enduring conundrum of euthanasia

Like the controversy over abortion, the euthanasia debate is conceptualized as a conflict between the sanctity of life and freedom of choice. Proponents of euthanasia fight for the ‘right to die’ in the name of patient autonomy, while opponents of euthanasia claim that freedom has its limits, and that other values, primarily the ‘sanctity of life,’ must trump individual rights.

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MCI declares IGNOU’s medical courses as illegal | A new low in medical profession: Doctor tells junior to kill TB patient

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has issued a circular declaring the postgraduate diploma courses in HIV Medicine, Health Management, Maternal & Child Health and Geriatric Medicine offered by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi as illegal.

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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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Opinion: What doctors can learn from quacks

Just like there are good doctors and bad doctors, I think there are good quacks and bad quacks. That might sound surprising, but just getting a qualification doesn’t make a person a good doctor; and similarly, the absence of a qualification doesn’t make someone a bad quack.

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Five quack doctors arrested in Mumbai

Mumbai: In a joint operation, the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) along with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) arrested five alleged quack doctors from Borivali and Malad on Wednesday.

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Training quacks will help in rural healthcare: Amartya Sen

Kolkata: With the healthcare system not up to the mark in rural areas, Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen on Wednesday said training of quacks might help in tackling the situation.

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Hyderabad police arrest over 100 in drive against quacks

Hyderabad: In a major drive against quacks, police in Hyderabad’s old city have taken into custody 107 medical practitioners for alleged violation of rules.

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TNMC registered doctors to get encrypted certificates

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Medical Council (TNMC) has reportedly decided to issue encrypted certificates to TNMC registered doctors that will allow patients to use a mobile app to swipe the certificate and verify details of the doctor to ensure they are not quacks.

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Dearth of doctors ails Odisha health sector, quacks rule roost

Bhubaneswar: An acute shortage of doctors plagues Odisha, with quacks ruling the roost in rural areas and the urban health sector at the mercy of paramedics and pharmacists.

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Aurangabad health department cracks down on quackery

Aurangabad (Maharashtra): The Aurangabad district health department has issued notices to 139 people suspected to practise medicine in the district without a valid degree and ordered them to submit their degrees and affiliations to the department by July 22.

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