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  • ICUs without air-conditioning could shield doctors from COVID-19: Study Oct 19, 2020 07:40 PM IST

    ICUs without air-conditioning could shield doctors from COVID-19: Study

    Frontline health workers around the world have borne the brunt of the coronavirus crisis. More than 500 doctors have died from COVID-19 in India - the world's second-worst hit nation - as infections near 8 million, straining the country's weak and underfunded public health system.

  • Regulate fees of pvt hospitals treating COVID-19 patients: Gujarat HC May 15, 2020 05:33 PM IST

    Regulate fees of pvt hospitals treating COVID-19 patients: Gujarat HC

    The order was passed on Thursday by a division bench of Justices J B Pardiwala and Ilesh Vora which took suo motu (on its own) cognisance of news reports about various issues related to the coronavirus pandemic, including high cost of treatment in private hospitals.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | UK urged to ease visa norms for overseas doctors in COVID-19 crisis Apr 16, 2020 10:56 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | UK urged to ease visa norms for overseas doctors in COVID-19 crisis

    An online petition on the official UK Parliament's petitions website calling on the government to “Give Non-British citizens who are NHS workers automatic citizenship” attracted over 40,000 signatures within days.

  • COVID-19 | Importance of street-level bureaucracy to fight the pandemic Apr 06, 2020 10:24 AM IST

    COVID-19 | Importance of street-level bureaucracy to fight the pandemic

    Street-level bureaucracy is described as public service workers who interact directly with citizens in the course of their jobs, and liaise between policymakers and the general public to implement policy objectives.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Disparity in medical staff distribution as 5 states have 52% doctors Apr 03, 2020 12:52 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Disparity in medical staff distribution as 5 states have 52% doctors

    As the nation fights the pandemic, the uneven distribution of doctors remains a cause for concern in many States.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | DRDO develops bio suits for doctors, paramedics engaged in treating COVID-19 patients Apr 02, 2020 10:38 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | DRDO develops bio suits for doctors, paramedics engaged in treating COVID-19 patients

    Scientists at several DRDO laboratories were involved in developing the "bio-suit" which will act as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the healthcare personnel

  • Private doctors should not close clinics: CM Uddhav Thackeray Mar 27, 2020 07:04 AM IST

    Private doctors should not close clinics: CM Uddhav Thackeray

    Private medical practitioners need to keep their clinics open to treat patients for illnesses other than coronavirus, the chief minister said.

  • Watch | Is India's healthcare system prepared to battle coronavirus outbreak? Mar 25, 2020 10:00 PM IST

    Watch | Is India's healthcare system prepared to battle coronavirus outbreak?

    The spotlight is now on the healthcare system.

  • Strict action to be taken against landlords forcing doctors to vacate premises: Delhi govt Mar 25, 2020 05:29 PM IST

    Strict action to be taken against landlords forcing doctors to vacate premises: Delhi govt

    The Delhi government order said that “such behaviour amounts to obstructing public servant in discharging their duties.”

  • Improve behaviour towards patients: Yogi to doctors Nov 23, 2019 07:33 PM IST

    Improve behaviour towards patients: Yogi to doctors

    Adityanath also attacked previous governments, saying "They never thought about people's welfare".

  • Health | India must close the tortuous discussions on medical device regulation Nov 04, 2019 03:42 PM IST

    Health | India must close the tortuous discussions on medical device regulation

    Niti Aayog’s Medical Devices (Safety, Effectiveness and Innovation) Bill is the latest in India's seemingly never-ending attempt to introduce a comprehensive and effective medical device regulation, which seems to be reaching a jubilee year of sorts.

  • Assaulting doctors on duty can lead to 10-year jail sentence Jul 26, 2019 12:11 PM IST

    Assaulting doctors on duty can lead to 10-year jail sentence

    The draft bill was presented in the second meeting of the 10-member committee constituted by the Union health ministry in the first week of July to examine the feasibility of bringing in a central law to make violence against doctors a criminal offence covered under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrCP).

  • Protect doctors, but keep politics out of healthcare Jun 19, 2019 09:14 AM IST

    Protect doctors, but keep politics out of healthcare

    A number of critical issues in healthcare are crying out for attention

  • Indian Medical Association calls for nationwide doctors' strike today Jun 17, 2019 08:25 AM IST

    Indian Medical Association calls for nationwide doctors' strike today

    The apex medical body is demanding a comprehensive central law in dealing with violence on doctors and healthcare staff, and in hospitals

  • India's Obesity Prevention Initiative - IMA and LOC Will Together Work on Prevention, Treatment and Solution Jul 04, 2018 04:30 PM IST

    India's Obesity Prevention Initiative - IMA and LOC Will Together Work on Prevention, Treatment and Solution

    The conference was attended by surgeons from 16 different countries and over 700 surgeons from all over India.

  • JJ Hospital assault: Sion Hospital doctors observe one-day strike May 21, 2018 03:06 PM IST

    JJ Hospital assault: Sion Hospital doctors observe one-day strike

    Two resident doctors, including a woman, of J J Hospital in Byculla were allegedly assaulted on Saturday by relatives of Zaida Sanaullah Sheikh (45), after she died while undergoing treatment there.

  • Over 500 Canadian doctors protest raises, say they are being paid too much Mar 09, 2018 08:52 PM IST

    Over 500 Canadian doctors protest raises, say they are being paid too much

    The group say they are offended that they would receive raises when nurses and patients are struggling.

  • 1001 Startup Ideas – Social Network for Doctors Apr 24, 2017 10:33 AM IST

    1001 Startup Ideas – Social Network for Doctors

    The startup idea is to establish a social network for doctors. The platform will connect doctors to discuss the symptoms and arrive at a diagnosis.

  • In first TV interview, Yogi Adityanath talks of 'ghar wapsi' through jobs Apr 06, 2017 04:28 PM IST

    In first TV interview, Yogi Adityanath talks of 'ghar wapsi' through jobs

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said his government's focus will be on providing better education and employment facilities in the state and easing the pressure on farmers.

  • Maharashtra doctors refuse to call off strike despite Chief Minister's appeal Mar 23, 2017 09:11 PM IST

    Maharashtra doctors refuse to call off strike despite Chief Minister's appeal

    In Maharashtra 44,000 protesting doctors have refused to call off the strike despite an assurance from Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, that armed policemen will be stationed in sensitive hospitals.

  • 40,000 doctors go on indefinite strike in Maharashtra Mar 22, 2017 08:38 PM IST

    40,000 doctors go on indefinite strike in Maharashtra

    Nearly 40,000 Maharashtra doctors decided today to go on an indefinite strike to support their colleagues agitating over the lack of security to them in the government hospitals.

  • ADEH asks Govt to review pricing of coronary stents Jan 03, 2017 09:22 PM IST

    ADEH asks Govt to review pricing of coronary stents

    Expressing serious concern over affordability in health care, a network of doctors today asked the Centre to review pricing of coronary stents to stop the device industry from making "huge" profits.

  • Running a business from home? Here‘s what you should know Sep 01, 2016 04:04 PM IST

    Running a business from home? Here‘s what you should know

    For many start-ups and small businesses, other than the operational cost, the real estate cost proves to be a major impediment in the intended growth. Thus, a number of small businesses are often run &#82

  • No revenue-share agreement with doctors, clarifies Thyrocare Jun 06, 2016 09:39 AM IST

    No revenue-share agreement with doctors, clarifies Thyrocare

    Thyrocare neither has any revenue share agreement with doctors nor does it pay them any commissions to send patients to their laboratories, says CMD A Velumani.

  • Docs cancel surgeries due to water crisis in drought-hit Latur Apr 08, 2016 09:58 PM IST

    Docs cancel surgeries due to water crisis in drought-hit Latur

    Doctors from the region say they are finding it hard to treat patients and have been forced to put off planned surgeries and are performing only emergency surgeries due to an acute water supply.

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