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 […]

    The medical profession in India is one of the most stressful careers. The increasing patient demand in hospitals and clinics can lead to increased stress among physicians. This over-burden can lead physicians to a state of burnout. Besides the obvious effects on the health and happiness of doctors, physician burnout leads to low-quality patient […]

‘Over 40% of the world’s stunted children live in India,’ reveals a report by an NGO sukarya. According to the report, malnutrition estimates are worrying as poor nutrition causes 45% of deaths among children below five years. The report was released by Ashwini Kumar Choubey, the minister for state and family welfare. Any child is […]

One of the challenges in alleviating TB is the hardship associated with continually monitoring the health of the patients. This is especially true in the case of those patients who approach the state-sponsored hospitals which are under-equipped in many ways. But there’s good news from one part of India. For in Jaipur, the health department […]

Not that people seem to be in need of any extra-reason for playing Pokémon Go, but in case someone is indeed looking for one, there exists an excellent reason. For researchers have associated health benefits to such games. As for Pokémon Go, it leads to substantial amounts of physical activity in players many or most […]

To help the cause of organ donation the Maharashtra government is contemplating a law that would make it mandatory that all private hospitals cater lifestyle medical assistance to the donor’s immediate kinr. State Ministers Deepak Sawant and Girish Mahajan spoke about the same when they were addressing the media on Friday in Mumbai at the […]

Decision has been taken by the Ministry of Health and family Welfare for a policy initiative that will set an upper limit on the fee charged by medical colleges in India-in both the private and government sectors. The idea of capping the fee comes as part of an amendment to the Indian Medical Council Act […]