Either way, when the alarm wakes me up I can feel the torment on my entire body. Irregular sleeping hours and sleep deprivation are now a constant companion. However, I’ll kick start the exhausted body and will be back to work without a second thought. All thanks to my circadian rhythm that has been doing a restless job for the past one month!

The dengue patients have been battling a war with the same old weapon for years. But, all thanks to this doctor whose hard work has helped in detecting dengue at the early stage itself. Now, he got the reward for the contribution to healthcare in the form of India’s fourth-highest civilian award. Dr Navin Khanna, […]

The man behind India’s first indigenously developed vaccine, Dr M K Bhan is no more. Also a former secretary in the department of biotechnology, he was 72 and was battling pancreatic cancer. Dr Maharaj Kishan Bhan, an eminent paediatrician and clinical scientist, Bhan contributed significantly to science and healthcare in India. Born in November 1947, […]

Putting an end to the wait, National Medical Commission has appointed Dr Suresh Chandra Sharma as its chairman. Dr Suresh Chandra Sharma is the Professor and Head, ENT Head-Neck Surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi. Dr Sharma is the first chairman of the National Medical Commission, which is all set to replace the Medical Commission of India. […]

Adding a feather to the country’s crown of achievements and making the country proud, Dr Santhosh G Honavar, a Hyderabad based Ophthalmologist has achieved the unique title of being the first Indian Ophthalmologist to receive the Life Achievement Honour Award, the highest award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology(AAO) conferred to its members. The award […]

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 […]

The news regarding the government plans on finalising a policy to cap margins of medicines and medical devices across the supply chain has been in the headlines recently. Now, a group of civil society bodies have opined that this move alone will not help make these products affordable. They have written to Minister of Chemicals […]

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 […]

A Bengaluru-based scientist’s medical invention gets the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Centre for Devices and Radiological Health’s ‘breakthrough’ tag. The USFDA has designated the invention as a “breakthrough device” in the treatment of liver, pancreatic and breast cancers. “We are pleased to inform you that your device and proposed indication for use meet […]

Recently, a fake doctor was in the headlines for fraudulently working as a surgeon for the past ten years in Uttar Pradesh. He has been arrested when he went to police to complain about getting an extortion call. Similarly, in Maharashtra, a 38-year-old man had been practising as a doctor without qualifications for fifteen years in […]