To provide better healthcare facilities for the people, the National Health Authority(NHA) has adopted the Standard Treatment Guidelines (STGs) for their claim at adjudication. These guidelines have been framed by the Indian Council of Medical Research Institute (ICMR). For developing the adoption and implementation of STG’s in the Ayushman-Bharat Prime Minister Jan Arogya Yojna (AB-PMJAY), […]

The new draft rules issued by the Maharashtra state public health department notifies that patients cannot be detained for non-payment of hospital bills. ‘Under no circumstances, a dead body be withheld for non-payment of a hospital bill or any other reason’ reads the draft rules issued in July that seek to amend the Nursing Home […]

The Medical Council of India database on the medical faculty seems unlikely to be true. If the MCI database is to be believed, more than 60% of all post-graduate doctors are teachers in medical colleges. But, the faculty norms suggest there would at best be about one lakh doctors working as faculty, with about 550 […]

The latest research challenges the notion suggested by a growing body of evidence that inflammation and depression are intimately linked. Their findings appear in the journal Psychological Medicine.  Since the past few years, the idea that inflammation may be what drives and characterizes depression has been gaining more and more ground. For example, in 2015, found […]

Doctor’s at Apollo Hospital, Delhi has recently saved the life of a 7-month-old girl suffering from a rare type of heart disease called type-3 truncus arteriosus (TA). The baby had a condition where she had only one great blood vessel parting the heart, which then branched into blood vessels going to the lungs and the […]

The Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) has introduced five security features in its redesigned medical passing certificates to curb the use of fake ones. The security measures include Individual QR codes, embossed logo, holograms, hidden (bleed) lines and watermarks. This step has been taken in connection with the controversial fake certificate scam associated with Maharashtra based […]

Researchers have discovered new cancer therapies that don’t have side-effects that often accompany current cancer treatments. The researchers found this by identifying a protein modification that specifically supports proliferation and survival of tumour cells. The findings were published in the ‘Journal of Biological Chemistry’. A patient might suffer from many side effects which include anaemia, […]

The resident doctors across India have joined hands to start a unique campaign called – “I am overworked.” The move aims at demanding regulated working hours and standardised working and living conditions. It aims at highlighting the issues of unregulated duty hours, poor working and living conditions and an increasing number of depression and suicides […]

The health department of Kerala has decided to extend the OP timing till 6 pm from 9 am in hospitals with more than four doctors. The department has decided to initiate this despite the protest from the doctors. The doctors association has termed the decision undemocratic since the government didn’t discuss it with the respective […]

At 66, Dr Aquinas Edassery could’ve chosen retirement or could’ve run a clinic at home. But she wanted to come out of the comfortable life and serve the needed. From 2013, she chose to work for the tribal people living in the forests of Thuamul Rampur Block in the district of Kalahandi, one of the […]