In a move that has raised the eyebrows of the medical community, the government has brought out a notification that will allow Ayurveda doctors to be trained and legally allowed to perform a variety of general surgical, ENT, ophthalmology, ortho, and dental procedures. The move, supposed to have widespread implications on the future of the healthcare system in the country, has drawn criticism and discussions from different corners. Let’s look into it in detail.

The Haryana government’s decision to hike the MBBS course fee in its medical colleges by nearly 66 per cent has met with sharp criticism from the medical fraternity, which said the move is “aimed at benefiting private players” and making medical education “unaffordable” for aspirants from lower-middle and middle classes. The critics also lashed out at the decision to increase the fee at a time when doctors are at the frontline fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, calling the move “shameful”.

As the number of patients, who are left experiencing symptoms months after being infected is on an exponential rise, scientists and doctors, across the globe are now beginning to urge the global community to focus on something called long COVID and even the World Health Organization is beginning to take note and initiate public health action against it. So, what is long COVID and why do you need to know about it urgently?

The medical students of the current batch are yet to get a real taste of this core learning procedure, all thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the unprecedented pandemic hitting the country, all the medical colleges across the nation, which are considered as the powerhouse of India’s healthcare setup, have been converted into dedicated COVID facilities. This transformation has certainly brought in a shadow of uncertainty over the clinical exposure of current medical students.

The story of India’s first ‘saviour sibling’ has made national headlines. At the same time, it has also raised questions about the ethics of using medical technology to create a child only to save or cure a sibling. Let’s put on the ‘critique shoes’ and look into it in detail.

The Covid-19 pandemic has taught us several lessons. One among them is that you can’t fight a deadly virus all alone. If one of us is unsafe, all of us are. This is why the phrase ‘vaccine nationalism’ becomes a matter of serious concern even when the development of the vaccines are in progress.

As we are approaching the probable one-year anniversary of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 infecting the first human, experts are faced with yet another critical question: can a person catch the disease more than once? The answer to this question influences, among other things, the prospects of the vaccine and its ability to protect us from the […]

For months, the coronavirus put many areas of breast cancer on pause but October is when we get to really shout about it as the whole world observes the thirty-one days as breast cancer awareness month. This global health campaign helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection, and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease. Let’s look into the details and relevance of the ‘pink month’

The death of Dr. Anoop Krishna, a young orthopaedic surgeon based in Kollam, Kerala, has left the entire medical community shaken. According to the police, 35-year-old Anoop died by suicide and wrote ‘sorry’ on a wall in his house. They are probing whether the doctor took the step as he had received a lot of flak recently on social media for a surgery at his hospital in which a seven-year-old child had died. Doctors in Kerala have come out in support of Anoop, condemning such ‘trial by media’ without understanding facts. So let’s look at the factual side of things which led to the death of a successful young doctor.