The National Medical Commission (NMC) has come into existence from September 25 as the apex regulator of medical education and profession in India. The NMC, with a new set of frameworks, aims to usher in major changes in the medical education sector. Let’s examine the relevance, provisions, and implications of this newly constituted medical regulatory body

The post-graduate medical education in the country is all set for a radical change as the Board of Governors in Super-session of Medical Council of India have framed fresh rules for all PG students pursuing MD/MS in broad specialities in all medical colleges to undergo a compulsory residential rotation of three months in district hospitals or district health system as part of the course curriculum. Let’s look into the further details of the programme

Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), the flagship health assurance scheme of the Government of India marks its second anniversary on 23rd September 2020. PMJAY is the flagship health scheme of the Government of India to bring quality healthcare to around 50 crore poor and vulnerable populations across India. No wonder that PM-JAY is termed as the world’s largest fully Government-funded health assurance scheme. Here’s a look at some of its key attributes:

As oxygen therapy became critical in the nation’s fight against coronavirus, the country is having a tough time in making the supply meet the ever-growing demand. The shortages of medical oxygen are becoming increasingly apparent in various states across India. Here’s a look at how these shortfalls can pose severe challenges to India’s fight against COVID-19.

Suicide among doctors is a complex, multi-factorial issue that has been plaguing the nation for several decades. However, the arrival of the pandemic and its adverse effects on one’s mental health has rubbed salt into the wound. Studies from across the globe indicate that suicide rates are higher among doctors than in the general population.

Nutrition and dietary plans have taken a front seat in the healthcare routine of individuals all across the globe. In accordance with this, India celebrates the whole of September as National Nutrition Month. However, the country has grave concerns to address when it comes to nutrition!

As the fight against the spread of the coronavirus enters a critical phase, a large number of doctors, nurses, members of ward staff, and other healthcare workers across the country continues to be on the receiving end of the deadly pandemic. The claws of the pandemic seem to be following the healthcare workers irrespective of their roles.

The National Eye Donation Fortnight is observed every year from 25th August to 8th September under the National Programme for Control of Blindness & Visual Impairment. It is a campaign that aims to create mass public awareness about the importance of eye donation and to motivate people to pledge their eyes for donation after death.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will host India Turning the Tide Challenge, the third in a series of MIT-led hackathons designed to create solutions to address those critical needs during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. DailyRounds is a proud partner for the MIT COVID-19 Challenge, a series of virtual hackathons aimed at empowering YOU to take action on the COVID-19 crisis.

On the occasion of the 74th anniversary of India’s Independence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM), a flagship programme that would provide a new landscape for the entire healthcare system in the country. In his address from the ramparts of Red Fort, the Prime Minister said that the mission will herald a new revolution in the health sector. Let’s have a look at the mission in detail as the healthcare sector in the country is all set for a digital makeover.