Tag Archives: Telemedicine

Govt plans to launch ‘Doctor on Call’ service

New Delhi: The government plans to launch ‘Doctor on Call (DoC)’, a 24-hour seven-days-a-week national health helpline service for addressing the medical queries of the people telephonically.

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National Institute of Telemedicine being set up at PGI Chandigarh

Chandigarh: The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh is setting up the National Institute of Telemedicine, which will feature specialities in the areas of tele-consultation, tele-education, tele evidence and mHealth (mobile health care).

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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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Acclaimed programme fails to improve healthcare for children in Bihar

Durham (North Carolina, US): A widely hailed initiative that combines franchising business models and telemedicine to deliver better quality healthcare in rural India has failed to improve care for childhood diarrhoea and pneumonia, finds a large-scale study by researchers at Duke, Stanford and University College London.

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AIIMS to host World Trauma Congress from Aug 17-20 | Search committee set up for selection of new PGI chief | Govt amends clinical trial procedures

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi will host the World Trauma Congress 2016 from August 17 to 20. According to a recent WHO report, by 2020, trauma will be the third largest killer in the developing world.

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Opinion: Senior doctors should start respecting their juniors

Senior doctors should start respecting their juniors and then patients will also start respecting them. Right now, they are asking people to respect them that ‘I am a big doctor’. In government hospitals, a senior doctor goes on a round, accompanied by 20 juniors, and the patient thinks only he is a doctor and others are not doctors.

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Maharashtra Medical Council gets show-cause notice from state government | MCI de-recognises 51 medical colleges for academic year 2016-17 | Doctors in the village, by choice

The Maharashtra government on July 27 issued a show-cause notice to the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) directing it to address the issues raised by an inquiry panel and put its house in order in 15 days, or prepare to be dissolved.

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Interview: Medical profession has lost its steam to a fair degree because of the commercialization — Dr O P Yadava

If you talk about bottlenecks, the legality involve in telemedicine advice is critical. If something goes wrong then what will happen? The ethical issues, the moral issues, till what levels the telemedicine practice should be done and beyond which level we say ‘now you transfer the patient’. Those nitty-gritties have to be established.

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JIPMER to initiate collaborations with international telemedicine networks

Puducherry: Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) is reportedly planning to initiate telemedicine collaborations with various international telemedicine networks including Telemedicine Development Centre of Asia (TEMDEC), Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) and Trans-Eurasia Information Network (TEIN).

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India helps Nigeria ramp up its healthcare systems

Accra: Oil-rich Nigeria, West Africa’s biggest nation, has seen its citizens spend millions of dollars on medical treatment in India due to an inadequate health delivery sector, but this is changing as the Indian government and private healthcare providers are turning to invest locally to benefit from this huge market.

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