corona, Patient Zero

Could we defeat coronavirus? Yes, proves the latest information regarding the first patient who was tested positive for the virus in India. As per the media reports, the final test result of India’s first coronavirus patient has returned negative. But the authorities were waiting for the last the final test results to discharge the patient, […]

The deadly coronavirus has already unleashed havoc among the Chinese population. Now it has spread to at least 27 other countries. So far, India has reported three positive cases, all of which are from Kerala. While India has strengthened its efforts to identify the corona cases in the country, no other cases have been confirmed […]

As the coronavirus continues to create a serious impact on the lives of the people, the Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR) is offering an ‘experimental repurposed drug’ for treatment of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus within the country. According to Dr Raman Gangakhedkar, the head of Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases (ECD) division, ICMR, they started […]

With the outbreak of coronavirus, a new strain of virus in China, India also began taking precautionary measures to identify the presence of the virus. According to the Union Health Ministry, a total of more than 9000 passengers from 43 flights was screened for the virus at seven identified airports including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. […]

The Indian Medical Association, Kerala chapter has urged doctors to spend at least 10 minutes on social media every day, to pass on authentic medical information to common people. The move aims at increasing awareness about fake medical news among people. Dr RC Sreekumar, Chairman, Digital, IMA, Kerala said that IMA conducted a “health parliament” […]

Expensive medical infrastructure is one of the main reasons for high-cost treatment. As a result, a large section of Indians cannot access this level of medical treatment as it is well beyond their means.  To make the healthcare affordable to the people, a Bengaluru based ENT Surgeon Dr Kumaresh Krishnamoorthy has decided to undertake a […]

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 […]

Aiming to curb the frauds in the centre’s ambitious healthcare insurance scheme Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), the National Health Authority has served showcase notices to more than 390 hospitals of the over 19,000 empanelled hospitals. Of these, around 171 hospitals have been de-empanelled. FIR was lodged against six hospitals in […]

A recent incident where a doctor refused to treat an elderly patient at an outpatient department at a south Kolkata private hospital has created a stir among the public. Now, the doctors and hospital officials say that it was unethical to refuse an emergency patient even though medics were within their rights not to attend […]

In a first, NITI Aayog has asked the affected patients of J&J’s hip implants to help build consensus on the proposed regulation of medical devices. At present, India doesn’t have a law to compensate patients facing the adverse effects of faulty implants or medical devices. After the J&J hip implant case, which changed the lives […]