CLINIC

  • Delhi Medical Council registers FIR against 13 illegal clinics October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: As part of its efforts to curb quackery in the national capital, the Delhi Medical Council (DMC) has filed FIRs against 13 illegal clinics operating in the city. These clinics were being run by doctors who do not have proper degree or diploma in medicine to dispense allopathic medicines...
  • Minor dies after unqualified doctor operates with kitchen knife September 19, 2014

    Patna: A child died after an unqualified doctor operated on her with a kitchen knife in Bihar's Purnea district, police said on Friday. "We have detained the accused doctor after the victim's relatives protested against his negligence and beaten him," a district police official said. Victim's father Prakash Pundit, resident of Dagarua...
  • India's first Internet deaddiction clinic offers counselling to web addicts June 18, 2014

    Bangalore: How addicted are you to the Internet and online games? Are you constantly on Facebook without any reason? India's first Internet deaddiction clinic is trying to solve these and other problems that the virtual world has taken over lives with. During a slow summer vacation, four friends have got together...
  • Health Officer arrested for sexually harassing 37yearold worker February 6, 2014

    A 55yearold health officer of Madhya Pradesh government has been arrested on the charges of sexually harassing a 37yearold woman health worker at a clinic in Bhopal, police said on Thursday. "The accused Dr RS Parihar was apprehended yesterday after the woman filed a complaint against him for allegedly making indecent...
  • CJI inaugurates 2,648 village legal services clinics January 24, 2014

    New Delhi: In a significant step to bring legal services to the doorsteps of people, nearly 2,648 legal clinics were opened on Friday in villages across the country to ensure that no citizen "starves from hunger of justice". The Chief Justice of India Justice P Sathasivam on Friday inaugurated the village...
  • Suchitra Sen critical, surviving on oxygen support January 12, 2014

    Kolkata: Veteran actress Suchitra Sen continued to be in a critical condition on Sunday, surviving on oxygen support and intravenous feeding, doctors attending on her said. The 82yearold actress has been put on BIPAP therapy through an endotracheal tube to control her oxygen saturation level in blood, a medical bulletin issued...
  • Actress Suchitra Sen in serious condition December 29, 2013

    Kolkata: Legendary actress Suchitra Sen is in a serious condition after she was admitted to a private hospital here following a respiratory tract infection, doctors said on Sunday. The 82yearold actress, who lives a secluded life and stays locked up inside her apartment, was admitted to Belle Vue Clinic earlier this...
  • Manchester City football coaching clinics in Delhi from December 18 November 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Manchester City FC football coaching clinics, a grassroots program for young children that aims at improving their technical football skills, will take place in the Capital from December 1 to 8. The clinics will also include coaching on positioning, dribbling, passing and shooting the ball and will be conducted...
  • SC issues notice to Centre, PATH on clinical trials November 11, 2013

    The Supreme Court, on Monday, issued notice to PATH, an international NGO working in the health sector, on a PIL alleging that it indulged in unethical conduct of clinical trials in collaboration with ICMR between 200910 in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. A bench of Chief Justice P Sathasivam and Justice Ranjan...
  • Delhi: Team of doctors helps those in need through mobile clinic November 4, 2013

    New Delhi: A team of doctors in Delhi headed by Reeta Devi have been making sure that those in need get medical care, with their mobile clinic. On a busy day, Reeta Devi and her team of doctors went to Sarai Khaleel in Old Delhi to offer free medical care...
  • No clinical trial of untested drugs in absence of mechanism: Supreme Court September 30, 2013

    No clinical trials should be allowed for new drugs till a mechanism is put in place to monitor them and to protect the lives of people on which drugs are tested, the Supreme Court on Monday said. A bench headed by Justice RM Lodha said that a system must be put...
  • Australia: Indian-origin doctor refutes rape charges September 16, 2013

    A 39-year-old Indian-origin doctor has pleaded not guilty in an Australian court to charges of raping two women during consultations. Manu Maimbilly Gopal, who hails from Kochi in the south Indian state of Kerala, allegedly digitally penetrated two women illegally when they complained of abdominal pain during separate visits to a...
  • Cocaine may alter the brain within hours August 26, 2013

    Washington: Cocaine use may change the brain structure within hours - which could initiate drug addiction, a new study has found. Mice given cocaine showed rapid growth in new brain structures associated with learning and memory, according to a researcher from the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at UC San...
  • US defends study of blood transfusions for premature babies August 24, 2013

    A government-supported study of blood transfusion levels in premature infants adheres to the highest ethical and clinical standards, the National Institutes of Health said this week in response to advocacy group Public Citizen, which has called for the study to be stopped. The Transfusion of Premature (TOP) trial aims to determine...
  • NHRC seeks Health Ministry views on clinical trial guidelines August 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission has written to Union Health Ministry seeking their views on draft guidelines on clinical trials including compensation and risks involved. The guidelines, framed by an expert committee of NHRC, has suggested that ethics committees should be set up in all institutions undertaking studies...
  • Government to introduce landmark bill on surrogacy in Cabinet August 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Women in India cannot act as surrogates for more than three successful births, including of their own children, and it would be mandatory for surrogate mothers to have a minimum twoyear interval between two deliveries to ensure they remain healthy. These landmark provisions are part of the proposed...
  • Bill soon to regulate fast expanding business of surrogacy August 3, 2013

    Keen on bringing a new bill to regulate the fast expanding business of surrogacy and assisted reproductive technology clinics, the Department of Health Research on Friday said there is no proposal to have an expert committee to relook the proposed legislation. Holding that the bill is a comprehensive legislation framed...
  • Clinical trial of untested drugs must be regulated: SC July 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Clinical trials of untested drugs on humans require certain mandatory standards to be followed, the Supreme Court said on Friday while directing the government to put in place a mechanism to monitor them. The apex court directed the Centre to convene a meeting of Chief Secretaries or Health Secretaries...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Doctor arrested for molesting a patient June 29, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: A doctor was arrested in Visakhapatnam on Saturday for allegedly molesting a woman patient at his clinic at Araku valley in the district, police said. According to Police, K Lakshmi(24) along with her brother had come to Araku valley on Sunday for making some purchases but took ill and...
  • Mamata Banerjee discharged from Kolkata clinic April 13, 2013

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, undergoing medical treatment for the last three days, was today discharged from the Belle Vue Clinic after agreeing to advice by doctors to take rest. "The chief minister was insisting on returning home since morning and her doctors decided to discharge her with...
  • Mamata's condition stable, advised total rest April 11, 2013

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was hospitalised after complaints of breathing problem and palpitation, has been advised total rest by doctors who described her condition on Thursday as stable. Doctors at the premier Belle Vue clinic, where Banerjee is undergoing treatment, said she had pain in her...
  • Mamata undergoes checkup at Belle Vue Clinic in Kolkata April 10, 2013

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was taken to a premier private clinic in Kolkata for a check up after she returned from Delhi on Wednesday. "She was taken to the clinic for a check up," a senior Trinamool Congress functionary told PTI here. Panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee, who...
  • Worker admits cutting 10 babies at abortion clinic March 20, 2013

    Philadelphia: A medical assistant told a jury on Tuesday that she snipped the spines of at least 10 babies during unorthodox abortions at a West Philadelphia clinic, at the direction of the clinic's owner. And she said Dr Kermit Gosnell and another employee did the same to terminate pregnancies. Adrienne Moton's testimony...
  • Bangalore: Boy dies allegedly due to anaesthesia overdose February 6, 2013

    Bangalore: A threeyearold boy died allegedly due to an overdose of anaesthesia administered by a dentist during a surgical procedure at a private clinic here today, police said. Shirish was taken to the clinic after he complained of severe toothache and died after he underwent a surgical procedure for the...
  • Trials of untested drugs creating 'havoc': SC January 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday slammed the Centre for its failure to stop illegal clinical trials of untested drugs by multinational companies, saying the drug trials are creating "havoc" in the country and causing death of many citizens. The apex court said that the government has gone into...
  • SC seeks details of clinical trials in the country October 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the central government to provide details of clinical trials being conducted throughout the country, their side effects and deaths, if any. The apex court bench of Justice R.M. Lodha and Justice Anil R. Dave, while asking the central government to furnish the...
  • Drug trials: SC issues notices to Centre, states October 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has hauled up the Centre on clinical drug trials in the country. Issuing notices to all state governments on Monday, the apex court asked them if they were being kept in the loop by the government on the clinical trials. The court further sought details from...
  • 'Untested drugs being sold freely in markets' July 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Almost two months after a Parliament Standing Committee raised an alarm on untested drugs, it has been found that they are still being freely sold in the market. The shocking findings of the Parliament committee had put a huge question mark on the credibility of the Central Drug...
  • Hosni Mubarak clinically dead: reports June 20, 2012

    Cairo: Deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak suffered a brain stroke and was shifted from Yura prison to a military Hospital in southern Cairo, with some media reports claiming he is "clinically dead". The 84yearold former president, who is serving a life sentence, was in a "critical" condition and transferred to Maadi...
  • SC issues notice to Centre on clinical trials February 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the central government on a plea seeking investigation into illegal and unethical clinical trials of drugs which are yet to be approved by the drug controller. An apex court bench headed by Justice RM Lodha issued notice on a plea by...