A draft bill by the health ministry to penalise those assaulting doctors and other healthcare professionals has been rejected by the Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA). Home Ministry states that there is no need for a separate law in this regard, officials said. The proposed bill, which sought to punish people who assault on-duty doctors and […]

As incidents of violence against doctors continue to occur, the health ministry is planning a 10-year jail term, and a fine between Rs 2 lakh to 10 lakh, for persons who found guilty of physically or mentally abusing doctors. This strong message to the public is according to the draft bill provisions meant to prevent […]

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has instructed the state health departments to increase conducting screening camps for students at schools. The decision was following the findings of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on an increased burden of non-communicable diseases in every state. “Looking at the findings of ICMR, we have found […]

The Union Ministry of Health is creating an expert group to provide technical assistance to the Board of Governors that supersede the Medical Council of India. The group will include expert faculty from government colleges. The team will assist the Board of Governors (BoG) in assessing colleges for registration or renewal of licences. The separate […]