Covid india

Encumbered by the shortage of masks and other personal protective equipment, multiple doctors in government hospitals in India have contracted the novel coronavirus. The healthcare workers were complaining about the lack of PPE and masks for weeks.  According to the ministry sources, almost 50 healthcare providers including doctors, nurses and other paramedical staff have been […]

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 NITI Aayog has come up with a public-private partnership model to link new or existing private medical colleges with a functional district hospital to augment medical seats. The move aims to address the shortage of qualified doctors and bridge the gap in medical education. In its draft guideline named ‘Model Concession Agreement for Setting […]

TodayThe world’s largest study on babies with brain injuries has been launched in India to help prevent epilepsy. Leading experts from the UK and Indian universities will conduct the study. To try and reduce the number of epilepsy cases following perinatal brain injury, the Imperial College, London will lead the Prevention of Epilepsy by reducing […]

The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh has raised the upper age limit for senior resident doctors from 37 to 40 years from the next academic session. The governing body approved the proposal for increasing the upper age limit for the appointment of senior resident doctors from 37 to 40 years after […]

A government report reveals that there is only one allopathic government doctor for every 10,926 people in India against the WHO’s recommended doctor-population ratio of 1:1000. The report was compiled by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI), the National Health Profile, 2019. According to the report, the number of registered allopathic doctors possessing recognised […]

India has secured a place in a rank list prepared by the International journal Pediatric Critical Care Medicine for doing randomised controlled trials (RCTs) on the researches by doctors from across the globe. The doctors of the pediatric department of Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, have been ranked among the top […]

Away from the hustles of crowded cities of Maharashtra, there exists a government hospital with only one doctor. Situated in Nandarbur, the northern tribal district of Maharashtra, the Dhadgaon Rural Hospital has only one doctor and ten Nurses. The only doctor left in the hospital, Dr Santhosh Parmar, MD in gynaecology manages everything in the […]

Five years ago, Whatsapp was just another communication tool for Dr Padmanabha Kamath. But, this interventional cardiologist from Mangaluru still remembers an incident which shook his thoughts and forced him to start a new WhatsApp group, ‘Cardiology at Doorsteps’ (CAD). He was distraught when he read the news of a young auto-rickshaw driver in a […]

The incidents of violence against the doctors in India continue to occur at an alarming rate. To curb the situation, the Pune doctors have decided to stop providing treatment for those who verbally or physically abuse them. The Pune chapter of Indian Medical Association is the first in the country to start such an initiative. […]