The latest health audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General states that the medicines distributed under the National Health Mission (NHM) — India’s largest health scheme so far — in 14 states between 2011 and 2016 were past their expiry dates. The report, which is the concluding part of a series on the CAG’s assessment […]

The National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled has asked the Union Ministry to introduce guidelines for the disabled people to pursue medicine through the entry to medical colleges. According to the National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled, guidelines proposed by the Medical Council of India are “arbitrary and blatantly discriminatory” and […]

Indian origin woman cancer expert, Dr. Sudha Sundar became the first female gynecological oncologist to be elected to the prestigious post at the British Gynaecological Cancer Society (BGCS). She was named as president-elect of the BGCS. Currently, she is working as a senior lecturer in  Gynaecological Oncology at the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Cancer […]

To be successful in any field, you need to be passionate towards the job you do. It is the passion that provides you with the will to undertake any risk. And if there is a will, you’ll find a way to achieve it. The story of Dr. Ashwathi Soman, a young physician from Manjeri, who […]

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        Image credits: The Better India. From staying in a slum and selling vegetables to becoming a reputed oncologist- This is the story of a woman who has seen several facets of life. Meet Dr. Vijayalakshmi Deshmane, one of India’s most reputed oncologists, Vice President of Karnataka Cancer Society, and a recipient of many awards. […]

Image Credits: The New Indian Express Doctors of SRM Institute of Medical Sciences, Chennai, saves the life of a 19-year-old teenager, who lived with her vital organs outside the body. The Girl, Sauda Suleiman Amour, from Tanzania was born with a defective abdominal wall so her liver and a part of her intestine jutted out […]

Remember when we were kids, our classmates used to bring a bottle of small white homeopathic pills. More than considering it as a medicine, as kids, we used to have it as a kind of toffee or “sugar pills.” Homeopathy was invented in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann. Today it is the most popular branch of […]

Chikungunya!!! The word chikungunya means ‘to walk bent’. Once, it was considered as a disease of tropics. But now cases have been spotted in more than one-quarter of the countries on earth. Currently, neither there is any drug to treat chikungunya, nor there are any vaccines to prevent it. But Indians can feel proud. A […]

‘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 […]