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  • Assault on doctors: AIIMS strike called off 13-07-2014 11:27 PM

    New Delhi: A strike by doctors at AIIMS on Sunday was called off late in the evening after hospital officials agreed to fulfill their demands for adequate security following an attack by a patient's relatives on three senior resident doctors. The doctors had gone on an indefinite strike demanding adequate...
  • AIIMS doctors go on strike after three colleagues assaulted 13-07-2014 07:40 PM

    New Delhi: Three senior resident doctors at AIIMS were allegedly assaulted by a patient's relatives following which doctors at the premier hospital went on an indefinite strike demanding adequate security measures. The doctors alleged that those accompanying the patient to the Surgical Emergency of the institute brandished guns and created...
  • Sanjeev Bhaskar 'thrilled' to be a part of 'Doctor Who' 12-07-2014 12:07 PM

    London: Sanjeev Bhaskar, best known for starring "The Kumars at No. 42", is set to appear in an upcoming episode of "Doctor Who". The comedian will play an "important" role in the final episode of the new series, reports dailystar.co.uk. Sanjeev had previously lent his voice to "Doctor Who" audio...
  • Maharashtra: Doctors end strike after assurance from Prithviraj Chavan 07-07-2014 04:33 PM

    Mumbai: Members of Maharashtra Association of Gazetted Medical Officers (MAGMO), who were on strike since July 1, on Monday called off their stir after meeting Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. Chavan told reporters that most of the demands of MAGMO had been accepted earlier and the government is positive on some...
  • Maharashtra health minister appeals doctors to withdraw strike 02-07-2014 11:36 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Health Minister Suresh Shetty has appealed to striking medical officers under the public health department to end their agitation and resume duty. In an statement issued here on Wednesday Shetty urged doctors not to cause trouble to citizens. On June 2, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan held discussions...
  • 'I think I suffer from all these diseases I'm studying, like Hypochondriasis': 10 problems only medical interns understand 01-07-2014 10:36 AM

    Happy doctor's day! If you're a medical student, you're only halfway there yet but you'll ultimately be a doctor one day. There are certain things only a medical intern understands, like the depressing feeling of watching all your friends graduate, get a job, and get married while you're still studying...
  • India needs more doctors than ever before: Harsh Vardhan 30-06-2014 08:36 PM

    New Delhi: Noting that doctor-to-population ratio in the country is much less than the standard prescribed by the WHO, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said India needs more doctors now than ever before. "India needs more doctors now more than ever before. Building healthy lives would enable us realise...
  • Om Vir Singh murder case: Notice issued against doctor for sheltering accused 14-06-2014 02:56 PM

    The health department has issued a show cause notice to a doctor for cancellation of his licence and started inquiry of his hospital after he was arrested for allegedly sheltering the accused in the murder of local BJP leader Om Vir Singh on Friday. A notice was issued against Dr...
  • Delhi BJP to launch membership drive, target professionals 05-06-2014 11:29 PM

    New Delhi: The BJP's Delhi unit will launch a 15-day membership drive targeting the city's professionals, especially doctors, engineers along with youngsters and women, a statement said. The drive will take place between June 15 and 30 across the national capital and will "try to connect" with all sections of...
  • 9-year-old boy dies due to alleged medical negligence, two doctors arrested 03-06-2014 09:10 AM

    Two doctors of a reputed hospital in Ghaziabad were arrested on Monday after their alleged negligence led to the death of a nine-year-old patient here in the district. SS Bhagat and Sachin Mittal, both employed with the hospital, have been arrested, police said. According to the police, Dev Sharma was...
  • Badaun gangrape: Maneka Gandhi to set up centres for rape survivors 02-06-2014 05:05 PM

    New Delhi: Women & Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday insisted that her department was taking the Badaun gangrape case very seriously and it topped their priority list. Speaking to reporters in New Delhi, the newly-inducted Minister also said that rape crisis centres would be set up by the...
  • Indian doctor awarded gold medal by Australian Medical Association 28-05-2014 04:34 PM

    A prominent Indian-origin doctor has been awarded the Australian Medical Association's highest honour for his outstanding service to the medical profession and the community. The Australian Medical Association (AMA) honoured Mukesh Haikerwal, who is a former president of the association, with the AMA Gold Medal. Presenting the medal to him...
  • Doctor arrested for taking bribe to issue disability certificate 22-05-2014 12:09 AM

    An orthopaedic doctor posted at a government hospital in Rajasthan's Alwar district was arrested on Wednesday for accepting Rs 2,500 as bribe to issue a disability certificate to an accident victim. The Rajasthan Anti Corruption Bureau arrested Amarchand Mawar while accepting the bribe, an ACB PRO said. Dr Mawar had...
  • AIIMS doctors protest against killing of doctor in Assam 13-05-2014 08:17 PM

    New Delhi: Resident doctors at AIIMS on Tuesday observed a 'black badge day' to protest the gruesome murder of a postgraduate student of Assam Medical College in hospital's intensive care unit (ICU) possibly after a failed rape attempt. The doctors also demanded enhanced security on the hospital premises to prevent...
  • Indian doctors more likely to be stopped from practicing in UK: Report 06-05-2014 05:53 PM

    London: Indian doctors are at least four times more likely to be struck off from practising in UK than medics who are trained locally, according to latest figures. According to statistics from the General Medical Council (GMC), in the past five years, 117 doctors trained in India and Pakistan have...
  • PMCH doctor facing sexual harassment charge freed 01-05-2014 12:00 AM

    The Principal of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), Amarkant Jha Amar, who was earlier detained on charge of sexual harassment by a woman patient, was allowed on Wednesday to leave after giving an undertaking. Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj said that after serving him notice under section 41...
  • Manesar: Doctor raped sister for 11 years, arrested 27-04-2014 09:06 AM

    Manesar: A doctor from a private hospital has been arrested on charges of allegedly raping his sister for 11 years. The 27-year-old survivor claimed that she was sexually assaulted by her brother who stays in Manesar, since she was a teenager. His sister alleged that he sexually abused her repeatedly...
  • Bhopal: Doctors keep dead woman on the ventilator for a week, booked 26-04-2014 10:16 AM

    Bhopal: In a shocking incident in Bhopal, four doctors of a private hospital have been booked for allegedly keeping a dead person on the ventilator for a week. A case of cheating for monetary gain has been registered. The deceased's family had filed a complaint alleging that the hospital kept...
  • Gujarat doctors to offer discount to patients who vote 19-04-2014 10:55 PM

    Ahmedabad: The doctors in Gujarat will give minimum 25 per cent discount on consultation fees to patients who show their inked finger to prove that they have cast their vote during the Lok Sabha polls, Indian Medical Association (IMA) said on Saturday. IMA president Dr Jitendra Patel said the move,...
  • Harshvardhan appeals to doctors to support Modi 13-04-2014 03:59 PM

    Harshavardhan, president of the Delhi unit of BJP, on Sunday called upon the medical fraternity to help Narendra Modi become the Prime Minister. Addressing a gathering at 'Doctors Meet' in Vishakhapatnam on Sunday, Harshavardhan said the people of the country wanted to see Modi as the Prime Minister. "As a...
  • I correct 'God's mistake', says South Korean sex change doctor 02-04-2014 04:57 PM

    As Dr. Kim Seok-Kwun begins surgery to create a functioning penis for a Buddhist monk who was born female, he is well aware of the unease his work creates in this deeply conservative country. The devout Protestant known as the "father of South Korean transgender people" once wrestled with similar...
  • White House stands by Vivek Murthy as 'America's doctor' 20-03-2014 12:56 PM

    In the face of strong opposition from the powerful gun lobby, the White House is standing by President Barack Obama's pick for surgeon general, Indian American Vivek Murthy, an ardent supporter of Obama's healthcare law. However, it is "recalibrating our approach" as White House Press Secretary Jay Carney put it,...
  • Pakistani tribunal upholds conviction of doctor who tracked Osama 15-03-2014 02:42 PM

    A Pakistani tribunal on Saturday upheld the conviction of Shakil Afridi, the doctor who helped the CIA track down al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, but reduced his 33 years sentence by 10 years. The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Tribunal had sentenced Afridi to 33 years in jail and also...
  • Doctors' strike: High Court directs government to transfer SHO 13-03-2014 12:08 AM

    Allahabad High Court on Wednesday directed the UP Government to transfer the SHO of Swaroop Nagar police station in Kanpur where striking doctors were beaten up by police. The Lucknow bench of the court also directed SSP Kanpur and the principal of GSVC medical college to appear before it on...
  • Smartphones can now diagnose diseases in real time 11-03-2014 04:29 PM

    Houston: Doctor in your pocket! Smartphones are not only capable of providing directions or sending photos and videos to your friends, they can also diagnose diseases in real-time, scientists say. Researchers from the University of Houston are developing a disease diagnostic system that offers results that could be read using...
  • Looking back at the days of practising surgery

    Just Asking |  S K Srivastava
    Having practiced surgery, in public and also in private sector hospitals, I am full of memories - of gratitude, of indifference and threats, dejection and...

  • Ajay Mishra appointed as new SSP of Kanpur 10-03-2014 10:48 PM

    IPS officer Ajay Mishra, posted with Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS), was on Monday appointed as Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kanpur. "Mishra has been appointed by the state government as new SSP of Kanpur. He was posted in ATS," IG, Law and OrderAmrendra Sengar told reporters in the district. SSP...
  • UP CM says sedition charge against students serious, Jaitley disagrees 07-03-2014 06:27 PM

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has said that the sedition case being slapped against the Kashmiri students is a serious matter. He also said that he has asked for a probe in the matter and will take action on the basis of the probe. Speaking to CNN-IBN...
  • Mulayam plays down patients' deaths, asks journalists if they lost their dear ones 07-03-2014 11:37 AM

    Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday tried to play down the death of patients as a result of the doctors' strike, and asked journalists if anyone had died from their families. Asked by media persons at the Raj Bhavan as to what was his take on the suffering...
  • Patna doctors refuse to operate on hepatitis patients, demand insurance cover 07-03-2014 11:24 AM

    Doctors at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) are allegedly refusing to treat hepatitis patients due to fears of infection, and have demanded insurance cover. "In the last one month, six hepatitis patients have returned without surgery after doctors refused to operate on them," said a doctor of the...