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  • Shortage of doctors in ESI: Government 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Labour and Employment Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday said that senior officers will be deputed to investigate complaints that some doctors of Bhubaneswar ESI hospital were engaged in private practice. Replying to suplementaries in Rajya Sabha, he said if doctors are engaged in private practice it is...
  • Watch: New trailer for 'Doctor Who' features Peter Capaldi as the new doctor, along with a bunch of monsters and aliens July 14, 2014

    The Doctor is ready to see you now.'Doctor Who' fans, rejoice! The trailer for the latest season of the long-running British series is here! Featuring the 12th doctor Peter Capaldi, the series features the Doctor and his colleague Clara Oswald in TARDIS."Where are we going?" asks Clara. "Into the darkness,"...
  • Assault on doctors: AIIMS strike called off July 13, 2014

    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 security...
  • AIIMS doctors go on strike after three colleagues assaulted July 13, 2014

    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 a...
  • Sanjeev Bhaskar 'thrilled' to be a part of 'Doctor Who' July 12, 2014

    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 stories,...
  • Maharashtra: Doctors end strike after assurance from Prithviraj Chavan July 7, 2014

    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 of...
  • Maharashtra health minister appeals doctors to withdraw strike July 2, 2014

    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 July 1, 2014

    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 June 30, 2014

    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 the...
  • Om Vir Singh murder case: Notice issued against doctor for sheltering accused June 14, 2014

    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 Ramkumar...
  • Delhi BJP to launch membership drive, target professionals June 5, 2014

    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 June 3, 2014

    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 admitted to...
  • Badaun gangrape: Maneka Gandhi to set up centres for rape survivors June 2, 2014

    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...
  • Indian doctor awarded gold medal by Australian Medical Association May 28, 2014

    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 at the...
  • Doctor arrested for taking bribe to issue disability certificate May 22, 2014

    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 demanded...
  • AIIMS doctors protest against killing of doctor in Assam May 13, 2014

    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 any...
  • Indian doctors more likely to be stopped from practicing in UK: Report May 6, 2014

    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 May 1, 2014

    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 of...
  • Manesar: Doctor raped sister for 11 years, arrested April 27, 2014

    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 till...
  • Bhopal: Doctors keep dead woman on the ventilator for a week, booked April 26, 2014

    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 April 19, 2014

    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 April 13, 2014

    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 doctor, you...
  • I correct 'God's mistake', says South Korean sex change doctor April 2, 2014

    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' March 20, 2014

    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, to...
  • Pakistani tribunal upholds conviction of doctor who tracked Osama March 15, 2014

    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 levied...
  • Doctors' strike: High Court directs government to transfer SHO March 13, 2014

    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 March...
  • Smartphones can now diagnose diseases in real time March 11, 2014

    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...
  • Ajay Mishra appointed as new SSP of Kanpur March 10, 2014

    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 Order Amrendra Sengar told reporters in the district. SSP Kanpur Yashaswi...
  • UP CM says sedition charge against students serious, Jaitley disagrees March 7, 2014

    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 March 7, 2014

    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 of...