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 Medical Council of India database on the medical faculty seems unlikely to be true. If the MCI database is to be believed, more than 60% of all post-graduate doctors are teachers in medical colleges. But, the faculty norms suggest there would at best be about one lakh doctors working as faculty, with about 550 […]

The government’s proposal to cap trade margins for all medicines outside price control at 30% has been agreed by the domestic drug industries and trade. This move will reduce the prices of nearly 80% of formulations. The drug pricing regulator, pharma lobby groups and industry associations have reached in an agreement regarding the price control […]

The district hospitals can foresee delivering improved medical services soon. The board of governors of the Medical Council of India has agreed to launch a district residency programme from the current academic session. With the implementation of this, PG medicos across the country will have to compulsorily serve in a designated district hospital for three months. […]

Assaults on the doctors and other healthcare professionals have become a trend in our society. Not long before, a young intern of Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata suffered skull damage after a brutal attack in June. Now adding a new case to this trend, a postgraduate medico at Minto Ophthalmic Hospital […]

Erramatti Mangayamma wouldn’t have thought that her delivery could create a stir across the country. When 74-year-old Mangayamma from Andra Pradesh delivered twin girls through IVF, she set a world record by reportedly becoming the world’s oldest mother. Without doubt, it is a medical breakthrough, but does that mean that there isn’t a fine line […]

A 74-year-old woman from Andhra Pradesh might have become the oldest ever to give birth after delivering twin girls on Thursday. The woman, Erramatti Mangayamma was able to conceive through IVF and delivered the twin girls via cesarean section in a private hospital in Guntur. According to the Times of India report, Mangayamma had married […]

The government has decided to make it mandatory for all medical colleges to have emergency medicine department by 2022. This initiative aims at improving the trauma care of the country. V K Paul, the Board of Governors chairman said that they want to develop a cadre of emergency medicine specialists so that one doesn’t have […]

After a long wait, the cabinet has approved the National Medical Commission Bill 2019(NMC). The bill aims at overhauling the systems in medical education in India and replace the Medical Council of India with a National Medical Commission. The Bill will reduce the cost of private medical education, ease the burden of entrance exams on […]

After capping the price of stents and knee implants, the government is now planning to further regulate the medical devices industry in the next five years. The government is now working on a proposal to formulate a pricing policy for over 6,000 medical devices like pacemakers, hearing aids, glucometers, and blood pressure instruments. The proposal […]