The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to frame a policy to make it mandatory for the students taking admission in PG and speciality courses in government medical colleges to serve in public hospitals in rural areas for a certain period after passing out. According to the conditions imposed by the states, a student has […]

The Special Newborn Care Unit(SNCU) of the Nashik civil hospital is always colourful. If it’s monday, the colour code for SNCU bedsheets is green, if it’s tuesday, the sheets are blue. Similarly, they have colour-code for each day of the week. Not only does it make the unit more attractive, but also this simple measure […]

The Advanced Cardiac Centre of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has given a new lease of life to an elderly patient. The doctors at PGI has installed two stents in a 103-year-old heart patient. According to the institute’s official statement, the patient was the oldest to have undergone the procedure in […]

Private hospitals have written to the finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman seeking her help to get the pending dues from government cleared. The government has failed to sanction payments of ₹1,400 crore to private hospitals for providing free treatment under central health schemes. Following this, the hospitals have made several attempts to recover their dues from […]

A Bengaluru based oral maxillofacial and cleft surgeon has discovered a new anatomical opening in the lower jaw. This discovery by Dr Nyer Firdoose proves that the human body is not yet completely mapped using technology and there is much to explore. Dr Nyer’s discovery has been published in the scientific journal ‘Surgical and Radiologic […]

The healthcare system of India is always in the news for the wrong reasons. Most of our rural and poor population is denied good quality healthcare leaving them with the quacks. Despite being top in the area of pharmaceuticals, information technology, medical tourism, etc, India still lags when it comes to healthcare. Along with the […]

India is all set to celebrate its seventy-three years of freedom! On this Independence day, as we turn back the pages of the past, it’s pretty clear that the road to development was not an easy one. We have come a long way since 1947. India’s progress can be measured through our world rankings in […]

Over the past years, violence against Indian doctors has been a constant topic of controversy. Following the continuous protest of doctors and the organisations, the health ministry was planning to introduce jail term and fine for the persons who found guilty of physically or mentally abusing doctors. Now, draft legislation seeking to punish people who […]

India’s decision to bar people with certain levels of disabilities from applying to medical colleges has shocked several doctors and doctors’ bodies from the US, UK and Australia. The doctors and doctors’ bodies have written letters expressing shock at India’s decision. Dr Satendra Singh, who challenged the government’s decision, earlier this year has filed the letters […]

Scientists have developed a new method for producing malleable microstructures, like, stents that are 40 times smaller than any produced till date. Such stents, in future, could be used to help widen life-threatening constrictions of the urinary tract in fetuses in the womb. Though stents have been used to treat blocked coronary vessels for some […]