AIIMS Delhi and the Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR) are collaboratively working on a technique for postmortem without dissecting the body. According to Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, it is likely to be functional within the next six months. With its implementation, India will become the first country to start “Virtual autopsy” in the South-East […]

To become a doctor is a dream of many. But one can feel the real struggle when they jump to the environment of the medical college. It can take a toll on the mental health of the students. Considering the back-to-back incidences of medical students’ suicides and violence against resident doctors, Indian Medical Association(IMA), in […]

In a significant step towards creating grafts that are more like the natural skin, a team led by an Indian origin scientist has developed a novel way to 3D print living skin complete with blood vessels. The study is published in the journal Tissue Engineering Part A. Three-Dimensional printing or 3D bioprinting combine cells, growth […]

Long working hours, no sleep, no breaks! That’s how most of the Indian resident doctors work. The long run of the resident doctors from ward to ward is just similar to that of athletes participating in a marathon. Their battle over the working hours is years old. Often people blame doctors even for a small […]

The doctors in India have cautioned the general public about the presence of human carcinogen called NDMA, or N-Nitrosodimethylamine in Zantac and its generic forms and asked for an urgent advisory by the Indian drug regulator. Earlier, the drugmakers and global public health regulators claimed to have taken steps to remove supplies of a popular […]

India is all set to celebrate its seventy-three years of freedom! On this Independence day, as we turn back the pages of the past, it’s pretty clear that the road to development was not an easy one. We have come a long way since 1947. India’s progress can be measured through our world rankings in […]

Burnout! We all know what it is and how it feels like to face that situation. A feeling of extreme stress, it is so common that everyone in any career is susceptible to burnout. The World Health Organisation, for the first time, has recognised burnout in the International Classification of Diseases, or the ICD-11, the […]

The Supreme Court has recently held that a doctor or surgeon cannot assure that the outcome of any surgery would be beneficial. The decision was held in response to a case between Dr SK Jhunjhunwala vs Mrs Dhanwanti Kumar. The appellant, Dr Jhunjhunwala, a doctor by profession had been practising medicine in Calcutta since 1969. […]

Decoding some doctor’s handwriting is the most nerve-wracking task for the patients, their attendants or sometimes for other doctors. It is a fact that most of the general public couldn’t understand the prescriptions. What some doctors write on the prescriptions, either they or the pharmacists could apprehend it. A patient can understand nothing but some […]

Sariful Alam was on his way to college from home at Sylhet in Bangladesh when he met with an accident. He was a final year MBBS student when the fate played this game on him in 1995. Alam had multiple injuries in the accident with fractures of two major bones, including the right arm and […]