The inmates of the Yerawada jail in Pune soon won’t have to go to the Sassoon General Hospital for their check-up. The doctors of the hospital would treat them through a telemedicine facility that will soon be launched, as per Dr Ajay Chandanwale, the Dean of B J Medical College and Sassoon General Hospital. Through […]

Arjun was brought to the Bahraich district hospital in Uttar Pradesh when he was 4 years old. That was in 2008. Now, the boy is 13 years old. However, he’s still in the hospital campus, earning him the moniker ‘the son of the hospital’! It’s said that Arjun shares a special relationship with the hospital […]

The medical fraternity of India could take pride in the Pune doctors who improved the hand mobility of a three year old girl using surgery. The girl, from Iraq was born without thumbs. Living with four fingers in both hands, she had only limited ability to hold objects. The procedure was done at the Inamdar […]

A 14 month old Iraqi child who had disfigured face successfully underwent a high-risk skull reconstruction surgery in a hospital in Delhi. It’s said that the kid is recuperating well. The surgery has once again revealed Indian medical fraternity’s prowess in the global medical field. The boy had to spend his first year with a […]

Government data reveals that every second heart attack patient in the subcontinent takes over 400 minutes to arrive at a hospital. That’s 13 times more than the ideal window of 30 minutes. The two-year data is from the ongoing Management of Acute Coronary Event(MACE) registry of the Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR). It shows that […]

Complementing the rising number of attacks on doctors by patient’s kin is another fact- the dismal number of convictions in these cases. For instance, as per a Time of India report, 53 doctors have been attacked in the last two years, but not even a single conviction has happened. As for the assaults themselves, even […]

Bonded for two years The Odisha government is to launch a system by which medical students would have to execute a two year bond for admission into PG courses in medical colleges. According to a government resolution, both fresh and in-service candidates must sign the bond for gaining admission to PG courses in government medical […]

Even as the central govt. mulls drafting a law for safety of doctors and health professionals at the work place, violence against doctors in Indian hospitals continue. A recent incident One of the recent incidents took place in Karnataka, in the Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences(VIMS) to be precise. On Monday, doctors of the hospital-including […]

Delamanid is one of the two new drugs for TB treatment. The choices for treating multi-drug resistant as well as extensively drug resistant TB is shrinking. In this context, Delamanid is a welcome addition. However, it’s highly unlikely that the drug would get authorization for marketing. The manufactures has submitted the application with the DCGI, […]

Following the central government’s decision to put a cap on coronary stent prices, a group of doctors has sought a similar cap on prices of intraocular lenses, hip and knee implants and medicines. The Alliance of Doctors for Ethical Healthcare(ADEH), in a letter to the Prime Minister mentioned that these drugs and implants also come […]