A letter that was allegedly written by a doctor working in the Srinagar Medical College to the MCI has irked the college authorities. In the letter, the doctor- who is a faculty member of the college urged the MCI to cancel the college’s affiliation until the conditions improve. But instead of taking any positive measures […]

Faced with extraordinary issues like manpower crunch and infection control, the critical care sector in India still does a great job of saving lives. A recent article that appeared in the Indian magazine, The Week points out this often overlooked aspect of our healthcare sector. Some of the aspects that the article try to draw […]

Following the central government’s decision to put a cap on coronary stent prices, a group of doctors has sought a similar cap on prices of intraocular lenses, hip and knee implants and medicines. The Alliance of Doctors for Ethical Healthcare(ADEH), in a letter to the Prime Minister mentioned that these drugs and implants also come […]

Amidst ‘suggestions’ from the union minister of women and child development, Maneka Gandhi regarding the ‘racket’ in C-section deliveries, doctors are strongly criticizing the minister’s comments. ‘Government’s move will eventually harm doctors’ Speaking to the Hindustan Times, Punjab based gynaecologist, Dr Geetanjali Arora mentioned that the minister’s comment ends up trying to breach the foundation […]

In what’s said to be a move to stop pharma companies influencing doctors through expensive gifts, the government is coming out with a Rs. 1,000 ceiling on the value of such giveaways. It’s said that the government also contemplates a blanket ban on expensive “gifts” like luxury vacations and seminars. It’s considered that Rs.1000 would […]

A team of doctors in Delhi have removed from a patient’s body what they claim to be the world’s largest adrenal tumor. 55 year old Ashwini Marwah has been gaining weight steadily over the last few years, so he considered the idea of a bariatric surgery. However, during the investigations the doctors found that an […]

A Mizoram MLA performed a doctor’s duty on Wednesday by doing an emergency surgery on a women, since the surgeon at the hospital was away. Dr K Beichhua, the MLA is an MBBS graduate from the Regional Medical College in Imphal. He decided to perform the operation when he least that the surgeon at the […]

Dr B.C Roy has had many things to distinguish him- from being West Bengal’s Chief Minister to one of Gandhi’s physicians. But none of these things prevented him from what he termed as ‘an example of the American caste system.’ In July 1947, the doctor was visiting the USA. When he, along with five others […]

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare conducts the ‘Mera Aspataal’ (“My Hospital”) survey every year to collect patient’s feedback about government hospitals. In this year’s survey, of the 22% patients who said they were dissatisfied with their experience with AIIMS, the major reason was staff behavior. Although this pertains to just one hospital, doctor’s […]

For a country where malnourishment and lack of access to health centers are as much a part of reality as cows roaming in the busy streets, India has a notoriously low budget allocation for healthcare- around 1.3 percent of its GDP. The ones that are hardest hit by this apathy are the ones who live […]