Medical

  • PM undergoes medical check-up at AIIMS 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday went to AIIMS for a routine medical check-up. The 63-year-old Modi went at 7 AM to the country's premier institute which was turned into a fortress. Sources said it was a routine medical check-up conducted every three months. ...
  • Odisha: 300 students fell ill after eating lunch in school in Ganjam August 20, 2014

    Berhampur: Over 300 school students in Sanakhemundi block of Ganjam district were taken ill after having lunch in the school on Wednesday, police said. The sick students were admitted in the local hospital and their condition stated to be good. "Most of the students were discharged after treatment and condition...
  • SC directs medical examination of Asaram Bapu August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the constitution of a medical board to examine self-styled godman Asaram Bapu for trigeminal neuralgia, which causes severe headaches to those afflicted with the condition. Asaram, 72, is presently in jail after a 16-year-old girl lodged a police complaint on August 20, 2013...
  • Raman asks for providing generic medicines at government hospitals August 18, 2014

    Stressing on the importance of generic medicines, Chief Minister Raman Singh has directed all district collectors to ensure their availability at government hospitals and Red Cross Society-run medical stores in the state. During a video-conference with the district collectors on Sunday, Singh asked them to hold a meeting of member doctors...
  • New health apps, games reward patients who take their medicines August 16, 2014

    San Francisco: A group of ex-gaming industry executives say they can use their design chops to solve a major health challenge: Sick patients neglecting to take their medication and costing employers and insurance providers billions of dollars. Jason Oberfest began thinking about applying game design tricks to complex medical problems in...
  • Police prevents RJD MLA from self-immolation bid August 15, 2014

    Heavy deployment of police prevented RJD MLA Dinesh Kumar Singh from carrying out his threat to immolate himself on the Independence Day over his demand that the state government should declare drought in Bihar. Singh, already on a hunger strike since August 11 and forcibly admitted to Patna Medical College and...
  • Woman constable who shot herself at Bhopal airport shifted to AIIMS August 11, 2014

    A CISF constable, who had shot herself at Bhopal airport after being allegedly scolded by her senior for reporting late on duty, has been shifted to AIIMS in New Delhi as her condition has deteriorated. Constable Ritu Kumari (25) was shifted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) by an...
  • Living It Up: India is the diabetic capital of the world August 10, 2014

    In this episode of Living it Up, we discuss the alarming rise of diabetes in India. Excess sugar may lead to Diabetes. Sugar today is linked to 180,000 deaths. ...
  • Maharashtra: Doctors call off strike; minister assures to accept demands August 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Medical Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) on Saturday called off their indefinite strike across the state after being assured by the state government that their demands would be fulfilled within a fortnight. "We had a late night meeting with State Medical Education Minister Jitendra Awhad and he assured us...
  • News 360: Medical emergency kept Sachin Tendulkar away from Parliament August 8, 2014

    After the uproar due to absence of Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar in the Upper House, the former cricketer responded to the controversy on Friday in a press conference. Sachin said, "My absence in Delhi has been discussed too much. I do not mean to disrespect any institution, there was...
  • Pune landslide toll at 151; relief and rescue operation over August 6, 2014

    Pune: The marathon rescue and relief operation launched at Malin village in Pune's Ambegaon flattened in the July 30 landslide catastrophe, was declared officially over on the eighth day on Wednesday with the final death toll pegged at 151 with eight survivors. The NDRF jawans, who braved inclement weather at the...
  • Ayurvedic medical college recognition cancelled by Central Council of Indian Medicine August 6, 2014

    A medical college in Muzaffarnagar had its recognition cancelled by Central Council of Indian Medicine due to inadequate facilities in the institution, following which seven professors and 49 medical students have been shifted to various government medical colleges in the state. A Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) team visited Swami Kalyan...
  • Rajasthan: Raje plans to downsize Gehlot's free medicine scheme August 6, 2014

    Jaipur: The popular free medicine and diagnosis scheme in Rajasthan could soon be history for 3 crore people out of the state's population. The Vasundhara Raje government now plans to scale down the scheme by limiting it to people covered under the Food Security Act. The Raje government also plans to...
  • Injuries of woman don't suggest gangrape: Meerut Commissioner August 5, 2014

    Meerut: The Commissioner of Meerut division on Tuesday said that injuries of 20-year-old teacher did not suggest gangrape. He added that the matter is being investigated on the basis of the medical report. Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh Police arrested three people, including a village chief and a woman, in...
  • MBBS seats: Harsh Vardhan comes down hard on Medical Council of India August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has come down hard on the Medical Council of India for "punishing" MBBS aspirants instead of medical colleges for not complying with rules, which, he said, has ended up reducing the number of seats and harming career of many students. Vardhan, who had earlier charged...
  • Situation under control at Silgain even as prohibitory orders remain in force July 30, 2014

    The situation at Silgain village of Ranchi district where one person was killed and 30 injured in a clash was "under control" even as prohibitory orders remained in force in the area. "Section 144 CRPC was imposed in the area. The situation is now under control," Ranchi district Deputy Commissioner Vinay...
  • Nawada jailor, 3 others booked in undertrial burning case July 30, 2014

    An FIR has been lodged against the jailor of Nawada jail and three others following the death of an undertrial Rupesh Paswan, who was allegedly set on fire inside the jail on Sunday, police said. Paswan's mother Chandmuni Devi lodged an FIR with the Nawada Town police yesterday accusing the jailor...
  • West Bengal: Encephalitis toll rises to 111 July 27, 2014

    Kolkata: Two more persons died of encephalitis in West Bengal since Saturday, taking the toll to 111 as six more were admitted to hospital with suspected infection. "Two persons have died of encephalitis since yesterday, while six new admissions have been made with suspected infection," West Bengal Health Services director Biswaranjan...
  • Raman government failed to provide proper medical care in remote areas July 23, 2014

    Opposition Congress on Wednesday accused the Chhattisgarh government of failing to provide proper medical facilities in the remote areas, particularly in tribal pockets of the state. On the third day of ongoing Monsoon Session, Congress legislator from Dantewada, Devati Karma raised the issue and asked how many contractual doctors were posted...
  • CBI, MCI joint team conducts surprise inspection of a private medical college July 23, 2014

    A joint team of CBI and Medical Council of India (MCI) officials on Tuesday conducted a surprise inspection of a private medical college to probe into alleged irregularities in the allocation of seats and anomalies in basic infrastructure facilities in the college. A senior CBI official said that a 15-member team...
  • Karnataka government bends rules to pay minister's Rs 1.16 cr medical bill July 17, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka Housing Minister MH Ambareesh has created a controversy after the state government agreed to reimburse his Rs 1.16 crore medical bill. As per government rules, ministers are reimbursed up to Rs 5 lakh for their medical treatment. But Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah cited "special cases" to clear Ambareesh's...
  • CIMS Bilaspur to be upgraded to a super speciality hospital July 16, 2014

    To improve health facility in the tribal-dominated Chhattisgarh, Centre has decided to upgrade the Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Science (CIMS) into a super-speciality hospital and set-up a School of Public Health. The decision in this connection was taken during a meeting between Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and Chief Minister...
  • West Bengal: 30 die of encephalitis July 15, 2014

    Jalpaiguri: Thirty people died due to encephalitis in the past ten days at North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, a top official said on Tuesday. "Thirty patients died of encephalitis here in the last ten days. More than a hundred people hailing from the districts of North Bengal were admitted...
  • VHP leader Giriraj's body donated to Army Medical College July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The body of veteran VHP Leader Giriraj Kishore was donated to Army College of Medical Sciences on Monday in the capital for education and research purposes. As per the last wish of Giriraj, who was popularly known as Acharya, senior VHP leaders along with his family members delivered the...
  • Canara Bank withdraws its controversial recruitment form that seeks candidate's medical history July 13, 2014

    Chennai: Canara Bank has dragged itself into a controversy over its recruitment process that needs a candidate to submit his/her private medical details- including a woman's menstrual history, chest measurement and even evidence of pregnancy. "It is an affront on the candidates who already have undergone two streams...
  • Medical Council of India to restore 6,387 medical seats July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Medical Council of India (MCI) has agreed to restore 6,387 medical seats in government colleges which were cancelled earlier this year after state governments promised to upgrade infrastructure and comply fully with the Council's guidelines. MCI chairperson Jayshreeben Mehta said all the state governments have given an undertaking that...
  • Telangana government sanctions 200 additional medical seats July 12, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana government has sanctioned 200 additional medical seats across three medical colleges in the state from the current academic year. Deputy Chief Minister and Medical Education Minister T Rajaiah on Saturday said that Rajiv Institute of Medical Sciences in Nizamabad was allotted 100 additional seats, while Gandhi Medical College in...
  • Medical students doing PG to be posted in rural areas: Government July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to ensure availability of doctors in rural areas, government on Friday said that it is mulling sending medical students pursuing post-graduation courses on village posting and has identified 184 districts in 18 states to push for medical facilities. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that a proposal...
  • Old-fashioned polio jab better than drops? July 11, 2014

    London: Re-introducing a type of polio vaccine that became unpopular in the 1960s could hasten eradication of the crippling disease, according to a new study conducted in India. The study, by Imperial College London and the Christian Medical College in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, suggests that the injected polio vaccine (IPV), which...
  • Budget 2014: Arun Jaitley proposes 5 new IITs, 5 new IIMs, 4 new AIIMS July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major boost to the education sector, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday proposed setting up of five new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). He also proposed setting up of 12 new medical colleges. Jaitley has proposed the setting up of...