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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Doctors' strike: Court directs UP DGP to conduct fair probe 07-03-2014 12:07 AM

    The Allahabad High Court on Thursday directed the Uttar Pradesh DGP to conduct fair investigation into the FIR filed against Samajwadi Party MLA Irfan Solanki in connection with the issue concerning junior doctors. The Lucknow bench of the court also told the DGP that he may proceed with disciplinary and...
  • Doctors' strike: SP MLA Irfan Solanki booked for attempt to murder 07-03-2014 12:03 AM

    Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party MLA Irfan Solanki, allegedly involved in a clash between his supporters and junior doctors here, was on Thursday night booked on charges of attempt to murder, rioting and voluntarily causing hurt. An FIR was filed against Solanki at Swarup Nagar Police Station on a complaint...
  • Mulayam scoffs at reports of patient deaths after doctors' strike 06-03-2014 05:07 PM

    New Delhi: "You shouldn't be giving so much importance to these doctors. They should call off their strike now." That was Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's acerbic response when asked about the ongoing strike by medical professionals in Uttar Pradesh. When queried about patient deaths due to the strike,...
  • 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...
  • Satyamev Jayate: Are doctors really asked to treat rape victims with suspicion? NGO releases excerpts from forensic books 06-03-2014 09:35 AM

    CEHAT (Centre for Enquiry Into Health and Allied Themes), the research centre of Anusandhan Trust, that is involved in research, training, service and advocacy on health, released a series of documents after the second season of TV show Satyamev Jayate aired last Sunday. Some guests invited to the first episode...
  • 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...
  • Allahabad HC orders probe into incident that led to doctors' strike, orders transfer of SSP, DIG, IG 05-03-2014 01:40 PM

    Lucknow: The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court has ordered a judicial inquiry into the Kanpur incident that led to doctors' strike. The probe will be carried out by a former judge. The court has ordered the transfer of the SSP, DIG and IG of Kanpur as well and...
  • 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...
  • Akhilesh Yadav meets striking doctors as health services badly hit across UP 04-03-2014 10:46 PM

    With healthcare services badly affected across Uttar Pradesh for the fifth consecutive day on Tuesday, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav met a team of doctors protesting the arrest of 24 junior physicians following a scuffle with a Samajwadi Party leader. The agitation gathered steam in Agra, Varanasi, Lucknow, Gorakhpur and other...
  • UP doctors stir intensifies, talks fail to end deadlock 04-03-2014 09:25 PM

    The doctors' stir that has hit health services in several parts of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday intensified with 200 medicos in Agra joining the resignation spree to protest the attack on their colleagues in Kanpur, even as talks with the government failed to end the deadlock. As the protest entered...
  • Akhilesh ready to drop charges against jailed doctors; no words on Kanpur SP MLA 04-03-2014 08:18 PM

    As the ruling Samajwadi Party government grapples with the doctors strike across the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav gave an assurance to the striking doctors that all charges against the 24 doctors, who have been lodged in a jail in Kanpur, will be dropped. However, there has been...
  • All charges against arrested doctors will be dropped, assures UP CM 04-03-2014 07:19 PM

    Lucknow: As the ruling Samajwadi Party government grapples with the doctors strike across the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav gave an assurance to the striking doctors that all charges against the 24 doctors, who have been lodged in a jail in Kanpur, will be dropped. However, there has...
  • Mayawati seeks President's rule in UP; makes personal attack on Modi 04-03-2014 06:42 PM

    Lucknow: As the Samajwadi Party government finds itself once again surrounded by a controversy over the ill-treatment meted out to junior doctors in Kanpur, Mayawati on Tuesday hit out at the Akhilesh Yadav government demanding President's Rule in the state. "We want President's Rule in Uttar Pradesh as the Akhilesh...
  • UP: Over 200 doctors at Agra hospital resign, Mulayam chides Akhilesh 04-03-2014 02:27 PM

    Lucknow: The doctors' strike in Uttar Pradesh is turning worse by the moment. More than 200 doctors at the Agra Medical College resigned on Tuesday demanding justice for the junior doctors who were thrashed and beaten up by the police after an altercation by Samajwadi Party MLA Irfan Solanki on...
  • Kanpur doctors' strike: Police lathicharge protesting BJP workers 04-03-2014 01:59 PM

    Lucknow: Bharatiya Janata Party workers who took out a protest march towards Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's residence in support of striking doctors were lathicharged by police. Thousands of doctors are on strike across UP to protest what they call the lawlessness of the Samajwadi Party. "Why didn't the...
  • Kanpur doctors' strike: Lucknow, Delhi hospitals join in 04-03-2014 11:44 AM

    Kanpur: The doctors' strike entered its fourth day in Kanpur on Tuesday. They have been demanding the suspension of Kanpur SSP Yasaswi Yadav following an attack on junior doctors on Friday. The strike has spread across the state and beyond as several government hospitals in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi joined...
  • 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...