Indian Doctor

  • Indian, Chinese doctors tour China as 'barefoot doctors' 2 days ago

    Beijing: A team of Indian and Chinese doctors have toured southwest China's Yunnan Province to treat patients in remote areas without proper medical facilities, in an effort to retrace the trail of "Barefoot Doctors" first undertaken by legendary Dwarakanath Kotnis. A nine-member Indian team of medics along with nine of...
  • Nigeria: Hospital slams Indian doctors for creating Ebola scare, says no cases reported August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Primus hospital has slammed the five Indian doctors stranded in Abuja, Nigeria of creating an Ebola scare, insisting that no Ebola cases have been registered in their hospital. The hospital has also declared that it has returned the passports of the doctors to the Indian Embassy. The hospital clarified that...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 13, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Ebola scare: Should Indian doctors in Nigeria return? August 13, 2014

    Amid the Ebola outbreak that has claimed 1,000 lives in west Africa, five Indian doctors are still stranded in Nigeria. The doctors desperate to return home, say that their passports have not been returned to them by the hospital authorities. They have also alleged the hospital authorities of threatening to...
  • Stranded Indian doctors in Ebola hit Nigeria plead Indian government to arrange return August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid the Ebola outbreak that has claimed 1,000 lives in west Africa, five Indian doctors are still stranded in Nigeria. The doctors desperate to return home, say that their passports have not been returned to them by the hospital authorities. They have also alleged the hospital authorties of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Australia: India-born doctor escapes deportation May 6, 2013

    Sydney: An India-born doctor in Australia, convicted of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old patient, has walked free from an immigration detention centre. Suhail Durani, 36, was convicted of inappropriately touching the patient and asking her indecent questions in the February 20, 2010, incident at the Royal Perth Hospital. He was held at...
  • Indian doctor jailed in UK over patient's death February 14, 2013

    London: An Indian doctor on deputation in Britain has been jailed for two-and-a-half years for manslaughter after wrongly diagnosing a patient who later died. Bala Kovvali, 64, was found guilty of "criminal negligence" for the "wholly preventable death" of Andre Fellows in June, 2009, at Sheffield Crown Court, on Wednesday. Kovvali...
  • US: Indian doctor, wife plead guilty to tax evasion January 9, 2013

    New York: An Indian doctor and his wife have pleaded guilty to charges of federal tax evasion and to illegally distributing weight loss medicines to patients, agreeing to pay nearly USD 5.2 million in restitution. Rakesh Anand, 57, a licensed physician in Indiana and Illinois and Meena Anand, 53, entered...
  • UAE: Pakistani kills Indian doctor by slitting his throat November 4, 2012

    Dubai: Indian doctor Rajan Daniel's throat was slit inside a hospital in Abu Dhabi by a Pakistani man who blamed him for his relative's death, a media report said on Saturday. The Pakistani was armed with a big knife when he stormed the private hospital on Thursday. He grabbed the...
  • Indian-origin doctor charged with sexual abuse July 16, 2011

    New York: An Indian-origin pediatrician has been charged with sexually abusing girls, some as young as 11, and compiling notes on his computer on how to molest them, a media report has said. 53-year-old Rakesh Punn drugged his victims with sedatives and covered their eyes with gauze or a blindfold during...
  • Indian doc shot dead by Chinese colleague April 28, 2010

    Chicago: An Indian-origin doctor at the Yale School of Medicine was shot dead by a Chinese colleague, who also tried to kill victim's pregnant wife, police said. Vajinder Toor (34) was shot multiple times in the parking lot outside his condominium in the New Haven suburb on Tuesday, according...
  • Indian American doctor couple charged with $31 mn fraud July 19, 2009

    Washington: An Indian-American doctor couple in Houston has been charged with illegally distributing 1.3 million tablets of a drug and defrauding several public and private health insurance companies of $31 million by filing false claims. According to the indictment returned by a federal grand jury on Thursday, Dr Arun Sharma and...
  • Doc analysis why India's healthcare in ICU April 22, 2009

    Indian healthcare system hasn't been able to earn a good name globally. ...
  • Pakistan teen gets new liver, life in Indian hospital November 21, 2008

    New Delhi: A 14-year-old child from Pakistan gets a new lease of life in an Indian hospital. Mobeen Ahmed has won the toughest battle of his life thanks to Indian doctors. Diagnosed with liver cirrhosis, he was months away from death, when his family brought him to Delhi' s Apollo...
  • Indian doctor couple among Magsaysay winners July 31, 2008

    Manila: An Indian couple providing medical care and education to tribal people, a Philippine governor crippled by polio and an unconventional Japanese publisher are among the winners of this year's Magsaysay awards. The announcement was made on Thursday. The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation named Prakash and Mandakini Amte...
  • LSU campus murder case cracked, three arrested May 23, 2008

    New Delhi: Two Indian doctors were murdered in December 2007 at the Louisiana State University in US, Police have now arrested three African-American men for the murder of the two doctors. The students, Chandrasekhar Reddy Komma and Kiran Kumar Allam— from Andhra Pradesh — were found shot dead at...
  • House of Lords rules in favour of Indian doctors May 1, 2008

    London: It’s a landmark judgment for Indian doctors working in the UK as the House of Lords dismissed a government appeal that preference should be given only to those from the European Union. After two years of court battles, Britain's highest court of appeal has ruled in favour of Indian...
  • Govt woos Indian docs abroad, to approve foreign degrees December 14, 2007

    New Delhi: The government is considering a proposal to recognise medical degrees of developed countries, including the US and the UK, to encourage Indian doctors settled abroad to return here, Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said on Friday. Dr Ramadoss has sought support of the Medical Council of India in recognising the...
  • Debate: India docs better than western counterparts? November 8, 2007

    In the time of the festival of lights, a new little Lakshmi will certainly brighten our Diwali this year. After a 27-hour surgery by a team of 36 doctors, two-year-old Lakshmi has been successfully separated from her parasitical conjoint twin. The next 72 hours are critical for the little child. A...
  • Indian doc develops enzyme that can destroy HIV September 14, 2007

    Bangalore: Dr Indrani Sarkar has has every reason to be excited. Her PhD thesis, which started in 2002 at the Max Planck Institute in Dresden, Germany, has thrown open the doors for developing enzymes that can destroy the dreaded Human Immuno-deficiency Virus or HIV within infected cells permanently. Indrani and...
  • US, UK draining poor countries of expert doctors: study July 20, 2007

    Mississippi: It took primitive conditions at a government hospital to end Dr Minerva Rasalan's dream of helping the poor in her native Philippines and send her on a mission toward permanent residency and practice in the United States. During her time at the underfunded hospital, she found pregnant women assigned two...
  • Why UK will be ill at ease without Indian docs July 12, 2007

    London: The failed bombings have led Britain to consider closing its doors to migrant doctors, thereby giving an opportunity of sorts to doctors within the European Union to get work in this country. But Indian origin medics warn their loss may not be Britain's gain. “The funny part is that quite...
  • Britain to review rules affecting HSMP June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: The British government is considering a review of the new immigration laws, after witnessing resentment of thousands of Indian doctors who fear losing jobs due to the altered laws. Britain’s Immigration Minister Liam Byrne held a meeting with representatives of the HSMP Forum at the House of Commons....
  • Indian docs in UK cured of worries June 20, 2007

    London/New Delhi: Indian doctors in UK have won a significant legal battle in the High Court of Justice in Britain. The British government has conceded to their demand to withdraw a rule that would have excluded them from job interviews if they did not possess visas beyond August 1, 2007. The...
  • UK visa rule on hold, docs relieved March 5, 2007

    London: An emergency injunction on Sunday brought temporary relief to thousands of Indian doctors who have been shortlisted for job interviews by the National Health Service. This injunction comes after the British Health Department agreed to put on hold the new immigration rules announced last year. That means Indian doctors...
  • Indian docs in UK get a breather March 5, 2007

    London: There's good news for the doctors of Indian origin working in Britain. According to a new order issued by UK’s Department of Health, even those doctors who don't have visas beyond August 1, 2007, will be eligible for this year's recruitment to the National Health Service. This comes even...
  • UK tells Indian doctors: pack up June 20, 2007

    London: Thousands of trainee Indian doctors in UK may have to return home soon as the London High court has upheld new rules, abolishing permit-free training for overseas doctors. The diagnosis is serious, not only for trainee Indian doctors working in the UK but also for the ones seeking training posts....