Medication

  • 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,...
  • Medical officer arrested over bribery charges 11-04-2014 10:41 PM

    Vigilance sleuths caught red-handed Dr Ram Murty Jha, Medical Officer of Primary Health Centre at Murol in Muzaffarpur, on Friday, while accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 from a peon. Vigilance SP Parvez Akhtar said Jha had demanded Rs 6,000 from Sanjay Kumar working as a peon at Kanti PHC...
  • Government to rap 316 students who cleared PMT exam by unfair means 08-04-2014 06:35 PM

    Government Medical Colleges in Madhya Pradesh will be sending notices to over 300 students facing charges of adopting unfair means including impersonation during the Pre-Medical Test (PMT) exams between 2006-2012. Notices would be served to a total of 316 students in six government medical colleges across the state, Directorate of...
  • PMT scam: Father, who got son into a medical college through a gang, arrested 07-04-2014 08:02 AM

    A father of medical student was arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) in connection with the MP Professional Examination Board's (MPPEB) Pre-Medical Test (PMT) scam. Identified as Badrilal Verma, he was arrested by the STF and produced before a court on Sunday, STF sources said. Meanwhile, his sonKundan Verma,...
  • Rape victim immolates herself out of frustration 03-04-2014 05:39 PM

    A married woman immolated herself on Thursday in frustration after a kangaroo court asked a young man who allegedly raped her to seek her forgiveness instead of punishing him in Malda district. The woman, a mother of two children, died at the Malda Medical College and Hospital after battling for...
  • Obama scores victory with 7 million healthcare signups 02-04-2014 11:25 AM

    President Barack Obama claimed a major victory as over seven million people signed up for medical insurance under his signature healthcare law at the end of the six-month open enrollment period. After a floundering start marked by computer glitches galore at its October launch, government run health market place saw...
  • Three students arrested in connection with PMT scam 02-04-2014 08:30 AM

    Madhya Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) on Tuesday arrested three students and their fathers in connection with the multi-crore pre-medical test (PMT) scam, police said. Amit Kanse and his father Satyam, Ravindra Kharte and his father Madan and Rinki Jhauvri and her father Ramprakash, all residents of adjoining Dewas district,...
  • India's Iron man? IIT Roorkee students develop 'soldier' robots to fight wars 01-04-2014 11:31 AM

    Picture this: Robots braving bullets while ferrying weapons and ammunition to soldiers on the battle front. Or, a robotic arm resembling the human variety that can work in hazardous areas like blast furnaces. Students at IIT-Roorkee are swotting to turn these ideas into reality. At the leafy Indian Institute of...
  • Medicine shops closed in protests against new drug policy 28-03-2014 10:56 AM

    Medical stores and pharmacies in Lucknow were closed on Friday to protest the central government's new drug policy. All wholesaler shops have also joined the one-day token protest, an office bearer of the striking drug association told IANS. Only drug stores inside the King George's Medical University will be open...
  • CBI busts medical racket selling MCI licence to Chinese degree holders 25-03-2014 06:13 PM

    New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday busted a major medical racket, arresting eight people, including seven doctors. According to the CBI, the illegal network headed by kingpin Jatin Jogadia gave Medical Council of India (MCI) certificates to students who got their medical degrees from China. The certificates, that allow doctors...
  • Indian Medical Association starts lectures to help students, doctors tackle stress 18-03-2014 07:07 PM

    The Indian Medical Association in Kanpurhas launched a series of lectures by experts to help students and junior doctors cope with psychological pressure, a knock-on effect of their recent face-off with the police. "Students are in depression after the recent fiasco. Mental balance is imperative as they have to deal...
  • 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...
  • Gujarat: Case registered against MBBS students for alleged ragging 12-03-2014 12:25 PM

    Ahmedabad: The police have registered a case of ragging against seven senior MBBS students of Darpur Medical College in Patan, north Gujarat for allegedly ragging their juniors. The seniors allegedly asked five to seven juniors (all boys) to take off their shirts and trousers and dance to music that was...
  • Student barred from board exam after he refused to pay bribe, kills self 10-03-2014 06:15 PM

    A 17-year-old student committed suicide by setting himself ablaze allegedly after a board examination centre in charge demanded money from him to let him sit for the test. According to the police, Neeraj, the victim, apparently could not sit in the exam on Saturday and ended his life in his...
  • Bad weather forces emergency landing of Sharad Pawar's chopper 09-03-2014 09:40 PM

    Mumbai: Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar's helicopter on Sunday made an emergency landing in Beed district because of bad weather, police said. The chopper made emergency landing at 3.11 pm, police said, adding that later the NCP chief left for Parbhani, where he was to attend a political meeting, by...
  • Police announce cash award for arrest of absconding senior IPS officer 07-03-2014 05:03 PM

    Madhya Pradesh Police Special TaskForce (STF) has announced a reward of Rs 3,000 for the arrestof absconding senior IPS officer and suspended DeputyInspector General (DIG) R K Shivhare who is an accused in theMadhya Pradesh Professional Board Examination (MPPEB) scam. The IPS officer who is an accused in thePre-Postgraduate (Medical)...
  • 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...
  • UP: 24 doctors released, threaten hunger strike if charges not dropped 06-03-2014 02:06 PM

    Lucknow: The doctors in Uttar Pradesh have threatened to go on strike with more demands. The 24 doctors arrested in Kanpur are out of jail but have threatened to go on hunger strike if all charges against them are not expunged by 6 pm. All resident doctors in Kanpur and...
  • Uttar Pradesh doctors call off strike after Allahabad HC orders probe 06-03-2014 08:20 AM

    Lucknow: The doctors' strike in Uttar Pradesh has been called off a day after the Allahabad High Court stepped in. The HC had on Wednesday taken suo motu congnizance of the strike and had ordered a probe into the incident that had led to the strike. The Lucknow Bench of...
  • End strike for patients' sake: NHRC to UP doctors 05-03-2014 09:07 PM

    The NHRC on Wednesday urged the Uttar Pradesh doctors to end their strike for the sake of suffering patients. Junior doctors and medical practitioners across the state went on a strike following police action and arrest of two dozen junior doctors of GSV Medical College, Kanpur as a result of...
  • Lawyers go on day-long strike to support doctor's stir in Kanpur 05-03-2014 05:01 PM

    Lawyers in Kanpur on Wednesday extended their support to the doctors' stir by going on a day-long strike. By boycotting work we are not only supporting the affected doctors but also those patients who are left to wander around in need for medical services, Kanpur Bar Association, President Suresh Chauhan...
  • UP doctors' strike enters Day 5, patients bear the brunt 05-03-2014 08:55 AM

    Kanpur: It is Day 5 of the doctors' strike in Uttar Pradesh, which has crippled the state. The protest broke out after 24 junior doctors at Kanpur medical college were held for getting into a scuffle with Samajwadi Party workers. Caught in the crossfire are the patients, with no access...
  • 200 junior doctors in Agra quit over Kanpur row 04-03-2014 06:18 PM

    The doctors' stir that started in Kanpur today spread with 200 junior medicos of Agra Medical College tendering their resignation to Uttar Pradesh government. The development came as the protest against the attack on junior colleagues in Kanpur entered the fifth day today crippling medical services in the district. "The...
  • Fresh guidelines outlined on medical care to rape victims 04-03-2014 11:42 AM

    Nagpur: The Union Health Ministry, which has drawn new guidelines for treating rape victims, has asked all hospitals to set up a designated room for forensic and medical examination of victims besides outlawing the two-finger test performed on them, dubbing it as unscientific. The Department of Health Research (DHR) along...
  • AIIMS doctors to observe 'black badge day' 04-03-2014 09:53 AM

    New Delhi: Resident doctors of AIIMS will observe a 'black badge day' on Tuesday as a gesture to support the ongoing strike by the doctors in Kanpur and all other medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh against the alleged high-handedness of city police and administration. Meanwhile, Indian Medical Association on Tuesday...
  • 300 teachers of GSV Medical College resign, Akhilesh appeals to end stir 04-03-2014 08:11 AM

    Nearly 300 teachers of a medical college resigned on Tuesday in the wake of agitation by junior doctors against the arrest of their colleagues paralysing medical services in Uttar Pradesh, even as Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav appealed to them to call off the strike. "The CCTV footage of whatever happened...
  • Doctors protest against SP legislator for forcing hundreds of patients to fend for themselves 03-03-2014 06:57 PM

    Doctors at the SN Medical College in Agracontinued their protest on Monday against a Samajwadi Party legislator, forcing hundreds of patients to fend for themselves. The doctors formed a human chain on MG Road on Sunday evening and took out a candlelight procession, the strikers said. More than 2,500 private...
  • Doctors stir: 300 medical college teachers to resign 03-03-2014 12:08 AM

    The ongoing agitation by doctors against police lathicharge on junior medicos of a government college on Sunday intensified with 300 teachers deciding to resign on the second day of their indefinite strike. The strike at Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Medical College Hospital in Kanpur, called by the Indian Medical Association, was...
  • Doctors go on indefinite strike protesting lathicharge 01-03-2014 08:08 PM

    Doctors at a government medical college and hospital in Kanpur on Saturday went on an indefinite strike in protest against the police lathicharge against them following their clash with a group of Samajwadi Party supporters, police said. The strike at Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Medical College Hospital, called by the Indian...
  • Health Minister forced to defend sacking of health secretary Desiraju 28-02-2014 08:33 PM

    New Delhi: Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad is on the backfoot, forced to defend the sacking of health secretary Keshav Desiraju. CNN-IBN has accessed a letter written by Azad to the Cabinet Secretary complaining against Desiraju. In the letter, Azad says Desiraju's approach has been a serious embarrassment for...