To provide better healthcare facilities for the people, the National Health Authority(NHA) has adopted the Standard Treatment Guidelines (STGs) for their claim at adjudication. These guidelines have been framed by the Indian Council of Medical Research Institute (ICMR). For developing the adoption and implementation of STG’s in the Ayushman-Bharat Prime Minister Jan Arogya Yojna (AB-PMJAY), […]

The new draft rules issued by the Maharashtra state public health department notifies that patients cannot be detained for non-payment of hospital bills. ‘Under no circumstances, a dead body be withheld for non-payment of a hospital bill or any other reason’ reads the draft rules issued in July that seek to amend the Nursing Home […]

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 […]

The ministries of home affairs and law and justice have asked the health ministry to revisit some of the provisions in draft legislation that seeks to check violence against medical professionals citing certain ambiguities and loopholes. During an inter-ministerial consultation, the ministry observed that while as a general rule, a non-bailable offence carries a term […]

The medical education regulator of the country has recommended the Union Ministry to cap the fee of MBBS course in the private medical colleges. If the Union Health Ministry accepts the recommendation, the fee will be capped around 8 lakh per year. The Medical Council of India-Board of Governors (BoG) based its recommendations on an […]

TodayThe world’s largest study on babies with brain injuries has been launched in India to help prevent epilepsy. Leading experts from the UK and Indian universities will conduct the study. To try and reduce the number of epilepsy cases following perinatal brain injury, the Imperial College, London will lead the Prevention of Epilepsy by reducing […]

The world’s first injectable male contraceptive is getting ready to make its launch soon. The Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR) has completed the clinical trials of the world’s first male contraceptive. It has been sent to the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for approval, according to researchers involved in the project. The contraceptive is […]

India is one of the countries which has the highest incidence of TB in the world, leading to an over 60% reduction in usage of the medicine. Now, to curb the existing scenario, a new, simple and more affordable treatment for latent tuberculosis are on the way! A Mumbai-based pharma company Macleods pharma is all set to become […]

The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh has raised the upper age limit for senior resident doctors from 37 to 40 years from the next academic session. The governing body approved the proposal for increasing the upper age limit for the appointment of senior resident doctors from 37 to 40 years after […]

An advisory issued by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry to the states to delay administering potentially life-saving drug oxytocin to women has baffled the health specialists.  The advisory sent to health officials in all states and Union Territories calls on obstetric staff to delay the drug Prophylactic Oxytocin be given to women only […]