Medical

  • Situation under control at Silgain even as prohibitory orders remain in force 2 days ago

    The situation at Silgain village of Ranchi district where one person was killed and 30 injured in a clash was "under control" even as prohibitory orders remained in force in the area. "Section 144 CRPC was imposed in the area. The situation is now under control," Ranchi district Deputy Commissioner Vinay...
  • Nawada jailor, 3 others booked in undertrial burning case 2 days ago

    An FIR has been lodged against the jailor of Nawada jail and three others following the death of an undertrial Rupesh Paswan, who was allegedly set on fire inside the jail on Sunday, police said. Paswan's mother Chandmuni Devi lodged an FIR with the Nawada Town police yesterday accusing the jailor...
  • West Bengal: Encephalitis toll rises to 111 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Two more persons died of encephalitis in West Bengal since Saturday, taking the toll to 111 as six more were admitted to hospital with suspected infection. "Two persons have died of encephalitis since yesterday, while six new admissions have been made with suspected infection," West Bengal Health Services director Biswaranjan...
  • Raman government failed to provide proper medical care in remote areas July 23, 2014

    Opposition Congress on Wednesday accused the Chhattisgarh government of failing to provide proper medical facilities in the remote areas, particularly in tribal pockets of the state. On the third day of ongoing Monsoon Session, Congress legislator from Dantewada, Devati Karma raised the issue and asked how many contractual doctors were posted...
  • CBI, MCI joint team conducts surprise inspection of a private medical college July 23, 2014

    A joint team of CBI and Medical Council of India (MCI) officials on Tuesday conducted a surprise inspection of a private medical college to probe into alleged irregularities in the allocation of seats and anomalies in basic infrastructure facilities in the college. A senior CBI official said that a 15-member team...
  • Karnataka government bends rules to pay minister's Rs 1.16 cr medical bill July 17, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka Housing Minister MH Ambareesh has created a controversy after the state government agreed to reimburse his Rs 1.16 crore medical bill. As per government rules, ministers are reimbursed up to Rs 5 lakh for their medical treatment. But Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah cited "special cases" to clear Ambareesh's...
  • CIMS Bilaspur to be upgraded to a super speciality hospital July 16, 2014

    To improve health facility in the tribal-dominated Chhattisgarh, Centre has decided to upgrade the Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Science (CIMS) into a super-speciality hospital and set-up a School of Public Health. The decision in this connection was taken during a meeting between Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and Chief Minister...
  • West Bengal: 30 die of encephalitis July 15, 2014

    Jalpaiguri: Thirty people died due to encephalitis in the past ten days at North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, a top official said on Tuesday. "Thirty patients died of encephalitis here in the last ten days. More than a hundred people hailing from the districts of North Bengal were admitted...
  • VHP leader Giriraj's body donated to Army Medical College July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The body of veteran VHP Leader Giriraj Kishore was donated to Army College of Medical Sciences on Monday in the capital for education and research purposes. As per the last wish of Giriraj, who was popularly known as Acharya, senior VHP leaders along with his family members delivered the...
  • Canara Bank withdraws its controversial recruitment form that seeks candidate's medical history July 13, 2014

    Chennai: Canara Bank has dragged itself into a controversy over its recruitment process that needs a candidate to submit his/her private medical details- including a woman's menstrual history, chest measurement and even evidence of pregnancy. "It is an affront on the candidates who already have undergone two streams...
  • Medical Council of India to restore 6,387 medical seats July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Medical Council of India (MCI) has agreed to restore 6,387 medical seats in government colleges which were cancelled earlier this year after state governments promised to upgrade infrastructure and comply fully with the Council's guidelines. MCI chairperson Jayshreeben Mehta said all the state governments have given an undertaking that...
  • Telangana government sanctions 200 additional medical seats July 12, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana government has sanctioned 200 additional medical seats across three medical colleges in the state from the current academic year. Deputy Chief Minister and Medical Education Minister T Rajaiah on Saturday said that Rajiv Institute of Medical Sciences in Nizamabad was allotted 100 additional seats, while Gandhi Medical College in...
  • Medical students doing PG to be posted in rural areas: Government July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to ensure availability of doctors in rural areas, government on Friday said that it is mulling sending medical students pursuing post-graduation courses on village posting and has identified 184 districts in 18 states to push for medical facilities. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that a proposal...
  • Old-fashioned polio jab better than drops? July 11, 2014

    London: Re-introducing a type of polio vaccine that became unpopular in the 1960s could hasten eradication of the crippling disease, according to a new study conducted in India. The study, by Imperial College London and the Christian Medical College in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, suggests that the injected polio vaccine (IPV), which...
  • Budget 2014: Arun Jaitley proposes 5 new IITs, 5 new IIMs, 4 new AIIMS July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major boost to the education sector, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday proposed setting up of five new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). He also proposed setting up of 12 new medical colleges. Jaitley has proposed the setting up of...
  • Rajasthan sets up task force for 7 new medical colleges July 8, 2014

    The Rajasthan government has set up a separate task force to complete the land allotment process for seven new medical colleges in the state, Medical and Health Minister R S Rathor said. New medical colleges' land allotment and building construction would be completed in the next two years and the academic...
  • New York is 23rd US state to allow medical marijuana July 8, 2014

    New York: Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed a bill making New York the 23rd US state to legalize marijuana for medical use, in a growing momentum. The state's law requires a medical prescription for marijuana and limits its use to help treating patients with cancer, HIV, Lou Gehrig's disease, Parkinson's,...
  • MPPEB scam probe turns murkier: Dean of medical college 'commits suicide' July 4, 2014

    Dean of the Government Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College, allegedly committed suicide by setting himself on fire at his official residence this morning, police said. The deceased identified as Dr DK Shakalye, was alone at home at the time as his wife was out for a morning walk, Garha police...
  • Headbanging causes brain injury in Motorhead fan but doctors say it's a rare case and 'heavy metal fans should rock on' July 4, 2014

    It may not destroy your soul, but it turns out heavy metal music can be hazardous to your brain. At least in some rare cases. German doctors say they have treated a Motorhead fan whose headbanging habit ultimately led to a brain injury, but that the risk to metal fans...
  • Axe the Tax: Middle-class India says Rs 15,000 medical reimbursement not enough July 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Ahead of the Budget 2014, CNN-IBN's Axe the Tax initiative looks at five taxes middle class India dislikes. The middle class India says Rs 15,000 medical reimbursement is not enough in these inflationary times and wants Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to increase the limit. Anantha Bhat's small family makes a...
  • Para teacher shot at by unidentified gunmen, critical July 1, 2014

    A para teacher was on Tuesday shot at by unidentified gunmen at Pataghate village in Lohardaga district, the police said. "The para teacher, Mohan Yadav, was hit by a bullet," Superintendent of Police Mritinjay Kumar said. "His condition was serious and doctors at the Primary Health Centre where he was taken...
  • Rajnath Singh rules out replacing Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan June 27, 2014

    Union Home Minister and BJP president Rajnath Singh on Friday ruled out change of leadership in Madhya Pradesh in the wake of Professional Examination Board (PEB) scam saying a high court directed probe was already underway. "There is no question of it," he told reporters when asked whether there is any...
  • HC quashes Rajasthan Pre-Medical Test 2014, orders re-examination June 27, 2014

    Rajasthan High Court quashed the Rajasthan Pre-Medical Test (RPMT) 2014 which was held last month and directed the  state government to conduct the examination again. The order  was given by a vacation judge bench of Justice M Rafiq. A group  of students, who appeared for the examination, had approached the court...
  • Bihar CM rules out involvement of Maoists in Rajdhani Express derailment in Chhapra June 25, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday ruled out the involvement of Maoists in the Rajdhani Express derailment in Chapra which left four persons dead and said the incident appears to be a result of "error" on the part of Railways. "Prima facie it does not appear to be the...
  • Maharashtra: Medical officer arrested for raping colleague for a year June 25, 2014

    Mumbai: In a shocking incident, a medical officer has been held on rape charges in Maharashtra. The 39-year-old former chief medical officer of Vasai-Virar municipal corporation has been arrested for allegedly raping his colleague over a period of one year. He had recruited the victim to a municipal hospital. The...
  • Chennai: Medical student found dead; senior girl student arrested June 24, 2014

    Chennai: A second-year paramedical girl student of a private medical college in Chennai was found dead in her hostel room under mysterious circumstances and a senior student has been arrested in connection with the case, police said on Tuesday. The body of the 19-year-old girl was found last night and a...
  • MP CM files defamation case against Congress leader over PMT scam allegations June 24, 2014

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has filed a defamation case against Congress spokesperson KK Mishra for alleging the role of his family in the Pre-Medical Entrance Test scam. He had earlier rejected the allegation that his family members are involved in the scam saying that there is...
  • 3-member committee formed to probe CPMT papers leak June 24, 2014

    A three-member committee of the Uttar Pradesh government's IT department has been assigned to probe the Combined Pre-Medical Test (CPMT) papers leak, an official said on Tuesday. Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan has constituted the committee to be headed by Principal Secretary (IT) Jeevesh Nandan and has named Director General Medical Education...
  • 'For Animal Treatment Only' drugs administered to 300 patients in a government hospital June 23, 2014

    As many as 300 patients in a government hospital have been administered antibiotic injections with vials carrying "For Animal Treatment Only" label, prompting authorities to order a probe into the matter. Deepak Verma, the administrative head of the Mathura Das Mathur Hospital, where the patients were administered Meropenem antibiotic, said this...
  • PMT scam: MP CM rejects Congress's allegations of his family's involvement June 23, 2014

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has rejected the Congress's allegation that his family members are involved in the Pre-medical entrance test scam. He has said that there is no proof that his family benefitted from the scam. "Do they not attempt any fact checking before carrying out such...