‘One Country One Registration’: MCI to give Unique Permanent Registration Number (UPRN) to all doctors across the country Medical Council of India (MCI) has initiated the process of implementing E-governance through Digital Mission Mode Project (DMMP). MCI has announced an ambitious project, wherein Unique Permanent Registration Number (UPRN) is going to be generated for doctor […]

Finding out in a medical check-up that you are pre-diabetic, altering  diet to control blood sugar levels only to have it not yield any significant result, losing weight rapidly and blurring of vision…these are things that may lead to a diagnosis of type-2 diabetes. And more and more number of Indians are being diagnosed of […]

The abortion petition for the 13 year old rape victim in Mumbai is expected to be filed this week. Many doctors have already voiced their opinion that more importance should be given to the victim’s life than the foetus, reports The Hindu. ‘Carrying baby to full term may be riskier for minor’ The recent case […]

If you thought that you were the only doctor in the country flummoxed by the newly introduced Goods and Services Tax(GST) regime, take heart, because you are not the only one. Even better, the Indian Medical Association(IMA) understands this. To make it easy for doctors and other medical professionals to understand how GST would affect […]

Not that long ago, many doctors and medical professionals believed that India was on the cusp of eliminating syphilis. In fact, the National Aids Control Organization(NACO), in 2011 announced that India was on the verge of eradicating the problem. This bold statement was made in the wake of bringing the incidence of the disease down […]

Doctors now have a new sign to represent their profession. The symbol- just a minor variation of the previous red plus was chosen by the Indian Medical Association(IMA). The reason for the change is that the previous symbol is a patented sign for the International Committee of Red Cross(ICRC). Also, it’s protected under the Geneva […]

Dr. Balwant Ghatpande became one of the oldest Indian practicing doctors on March 15, 2017. On that day, the man turned 102. With an enduring passion for science, the doctor navigates through a changing medical landscape. “I would never retire,” he says. “Until my death I wish to continue to practice medicine. I pray that […]

Dr Thomas A Chandy is one of the few Indian doctors who treated Jewish survivors of concentration camps after the Second World War. The doctor first came to realize that he was treating a holocaust survivor when he saw the number on a patient’s hand. He asked, “What’s that number on your hand?” The Jews […]

It was a chance meeting between the Calcutta-based gastroenterologist, Dr Abhijit Chowdhury and Lillian Lou- a California based scientist that paved the way for a Rs 60 crore, 100 bed superspecialty hospital in Bengal. The meeting took place in a 14th century building in Barcelona, but its benefits would be enjoyed by many Indians in […]

Doctors in India recently removed an 800 gram tumour from a three-year-old Afghan boy’s chest. The surgery has given the child a new lease of life. As per the doctors of Delhi’s Jeewan Hospital who carried out the surgery, the tumor had compressed the whole right lung of the boy who weighed only 10 kilograms. […]