Expensive medical infrastructure is one of the main reasons for high-cost treatment. As a result, a large section of Indians cannot access this level of medical treatment as it is well beyond their means.  To make the healthcare affordable to the people, a Bengaluru based ENT Surgeon Dr Kumaresh Krishnamoorthy has decided to undertake a […]

“Private medical colleges cannot collect fees from MBBS and BDS students for five years when the course duration was only four-and-a-half years,” says the Telangana high court to the private medical colleges. A student, D Padma Teja, of Warangal district has filed a petition regarding the fee collection by private medical colleges. Following this, a […]

Tuberculosis continues to be a major public burden for years in India. Though the cases have decreased, the overall eradication of the disease is still a dream.  In 2016, a study published in the medical journal Lancet said that over a million TB cases might be missing from India’s official statistics. The study estimated that over a […]

The newly revised National List of Essential Medicines(NLEM) may contain new advice on the antibiotics to be used for common infections and to be preserved for the most serious medical conditions. The experts’ committee appointed by the government will prepare a new National List of Essential Medicine(NLEM) to decide the group of antibiotics to be […]

The Indian doctors could take pride in the Gurugram doctors who have saved the life of a baby girl in a rare surgery. The doctors have given ‘Noor’ a new lease of life by performing a liver transplant using a bovine jugular vein of a cow to provide blood circulation to the new liver. Noor, […]

The government think tank NITI Aayog is composing a list of top medical devices which have the most potential for export. The move intends to eliminate the barriers in domestic medical device businesses. According to the officials, a tentative preliminary list of 10 devices has been created already. The list of devices under the NITI […]

The Indian Medical Association has issued a strong statement condemning the violence on doctors and nurses who rushed to treat injured students in the Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU). It is for the third time that the IMA is issuing such a statement regarding the violence against the doctors. “How does it reflect on the nation, if […]

Aiming to curb the frauds in the centre’s ambitious healthcare insurance scheme Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), the National Health Authority has served showcase notices to more than 390 hospitals of the over 19,000 empanelled hospitals. Of these, around 171 hospitals have been de-empanelled. FIR was lodged against six hospitals in […]

The Pune chapter of the Indian Medical Association is planning to launch a study to determine per bed charges incurred by hospitals every year. They claim to be frustrated by the financial state into which private hospitals have been pushed by the authorities. For long, the hospitals have been claiming to struggle to run their […]

Can a doctor from the earth be able to treat an astronaut out there in space? Well, a new study suggests it is possible! According to a new case study, an unidentified astronaut aboard the International Space Station had a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clot in the jugular vein of their neck. Two […]