Do music and schizophrenia has any connection? Well, a new study proves there is some connection between the two. According to a NIMHANS study, listening to Indian classical music has beneficial effects in improving the cognitive functions of patients with schizophrenia. The study examined the effect of music listening on the amplitude and latency of […]

A doctor from China’s Hubei province has reportedly succumbed to the deadly coronavirus, becoming the first medical professional to have fallen victim to it. According to a Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post, Liang Wudong, 62, a surgeon at Xinhua Hospital in the province, died at 7 am on Saturday. The report also says that […]

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organization(CDSCO) has labelled several medicines as “not of standard quality”. The top drug regulatory authority has flagged 47 batches of medicines for failing quality tests, including eye drops, painkillers, vitamin and even antibiotics. The failed drugs include Abbott India’s gallstones medication Udiliv 300, Mankind Pharma’s iron supplement Ferikind-M Suspension and […]

Rajasthan chapter of the Indian Medical Association(IMA) has directed the doctors in Bhilwara region to follow certain guidelines in interactions with medical representatives to ensure the privacy of conversations. Days before, the prime minister has reportedly met the representatives of top pharmaceutical companies and warned them to not bribe the doctors. Now, following this, IMA […]

The government in its new draft policy has proposed financial support of up to ₹15 lakh under the Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi for the treatment of rare diseases that require one-time treatment, such as stem cell transplant and organ transplants. The facility will be available if the patient is eligible under Ayushman Bharat’s Pradhan Mantri Jan […]

The NITI Aayog has come up with a public-private partnership model to link new or existing private medical colleges with a functional district hospital to augment medical seats. The move aims to address the shortage of qualified doctors and bridge the gap in medical education. In its draft guideline named ‘Model Concession Agreement for Setting […]

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. […]