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4 days ago
Karnataka private doctors return to work; treat out-patients

Bengaluru, Nov 18 (IANS) Private doctors across Karnataka were back to work on Saturday and began treating out-patients after they called off their five-day strike on Friday. All the private doctors across the state are back to their duties since morning after we called off the strike, Indian Medical Association's (IMA) Karnataka Chapter Secretary Dr B. Veeranna told IANS here. ...

4 days ago
Karnataka doctors end strike on court directive, government assurance

Bengaluru, Nov 17 (IANS) Private doctors in Karnataka on Friday called off their five-day-long strike on a high court directive and the state government's assurance to modify provisions in the amendment bill on the functioning of private hospitals across the state. We have called off the strike as directed by the Karnataka High Court and on the state government's assurance to modify the ...

5 days ago
Government rolls out daily drug regimen for TB

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Health Ministry on Friday said it has changed the treatment strategy for Tuberculosis (TB) from thrice a week to daily drug regimen using fixed dose combinations (FDC). According to the Ministry, the change will bring transformation in the approach to dealing with this disease which accounts for about 4.2 lakh deaths every year. The daily FDC anti-TB ...

5 days ago
OPDs in Karnataka private hospitals to reopen on Friday

Bengaluru, Nov 16 (IANS) Private hospitals across Karnataka, including Bengaluru would reopen their Out Patient Departments (OPDs) on Friday on the advice of the Karnataka High Court on Thursday, said two official of the medical associations. OPDs in all private hospitals across Bengaluru will re-open on Friday as advised by the High Court bench, state Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes...

6 days ago
HC gives go-ahead to Delhi half marathon

New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday allowed Airtel Half Marathon to be held as scheduled on November 19 after the organisers assured the court that they were ready to deal with medical emergencies. A division bench of Justice Ravindra Bhat and Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva was informed by the organisers that they have put in a refund policy for those participant who do n...

6 days ago
Doctor strike shuts OPDs in Karnataka private hospitals

Bengaluru, Nov 16 (IANS) Hundreds of private hospitals across Karnataka on Thursday shut their OPDs again as thousands of doctors intensified their strike against the penal provisions in the amendment bill to the KPME Act drafted by the government. The four-day strike began on Tuesday. The OPDs were also shut on November 3. OPDs in all private hospitals have been shut as we have ...

7 days ago
ADHM organisers hopeful of favourable verdict from HC

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Procam International, the organisers of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, said on Wednesday that they are hopeful that the Delhi High Court will deliver a verdict in their favour and allow them to hold the race as scheduled on Sunday. The high court had earlier issued notice by taking cognisance of a letter written by Indian Medical Association to Acting Chief Just...

8 days ago
HC seeks reply on plea for postponement of Delhi Half Marathon

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought a response from the city government, police and DPCC after receiving a letter from the Indian Medical Association (IMA) urging that the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon scheduled for November 19 be postponed due to poor air quality. Issuing notice to the Delhi government, police, Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) and organi...

8 days ago
Private doctors' strike hits out-patient care in Karnataka

Bengaluru, Nov 14 (IANS) Out-patient services in private hospitals across Karnataka was affected on Monday as some 50,000 private doctors went on a strike to protest against an amendment bill intended to regulate their functioning. The strike will continue till their demands are met, said a senior Indian Medical Association (IMA) official. Out-patients were not seen or treated in private...

9 days ago
Private doctors' strike hits out-patient care in Karnataka

Bengaluru, Nov 13 (IANS) Out-patient service in private hospitals and clinics across Karnataka were affected on Monday as some 50,000 private doctors went on strike in protest against an amendment bill that is intended to regulate their functioning. Out-patients will not be seen or treated in private hospitals or clinics across the state as our members are on strike against the (amendmen...

12 days ago
Delhi Half Marathon may shift to new window

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The alarming levels of pollution in the national capital has forced the organisers of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon to consider shifting the event to a new window. There is a possibility to shift this event to a new window... we may organise the event earlier or later. We have the option of the alternative window. We will discuss with our stakeholders and see wh...

13 days ago
Chinese doctors to perform free eye surgeries in Pakistan

Islamabad, Nov 9 (IANS) The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has announced that a Chinese team of ophthalmologists would perform 500 free eye surgeries at a charity healthcare facility in Karachi in January, the media reported on Thursday. We feel happy to inform the people about the 'Bright Journey Pakistan' project, wherein 500 eye surgeries will be performed by the Chinese ophthalmo...

13 days ago
Air quality in most UP cities turns toxic

Lucknow, Nov 9 (IANS) After the deadly smog in Delhi, the hazardous weather conditions have hit the state of Uttar Pradesh with various cities recording dangerously poor air quality, officials said on Thursday. The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Noida has been noted as the worst in the state in the past 24-hours. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has issued a health warning for ch...

14 days ago
Cancel half marathon, urges IMA as Delhi air quality worsens

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has called for the cancellation of Airtel's Delhi Half Marathon in view of the alarmingly high levels of air pollution. There is need for immediate cancellation of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon to be held at 7 a.m on Sunday, November 19, 2017 in view of the alarmingly high levels of air pollution in the capital, the IMA said i...

19 days ago
40,000 private hospitals, clinics closed in Karnataka

Bengaluru, Nov 3 (IANS) Around 40,000 private hospitals and clinics remained closed on Friday as private doctors went on strike protesting against Karnataka's proposed amendments to a medical bill to fix costs for private hospitals and penalise doctors. Nearly 50,000 private doctors from across Karnataka will abstain from their duties on Friday against the amendments proposed to Karnatak...

23 days ago
60 deaths due to dengue, swine flu, no need to panic: Mamata

Kolkata, Oct 30 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that 60 persons have died of dengue and swine flu in the state this year but claimed the situation was not serious enough to trigger panic. Among the 40 dengue deaths, 13 patients who perished in state-run hospitals were confirmed cases. The government was cross-checking reports of 27 others suspected to hav...

23 days ago
Early e-cigarette use linked to cigarette smoking later

Toronto, Oct 30 (IANS) Use of e-cigarettes by high school students is strongly associated with cigarette smoking later, results of a large study show. E-cigarettes may help to re-normalise smoking, said one of the researchers, David Hammond of the University of Waterloo in Ontario. The study, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), included 44,163 students from ...

29 days ago
Seoul airport plans to open plastic surgery clinic

Seoul, Oct 24 (IANS) Seoul's Incheon international airport is planning to open a plastic surgery clinic in the transfer section, a decision that has sparked controversy regarding the risks involved in boarding a flight after undergoing such procedures. The project, which specifies that the transfer zone of the new passenger terminal will host the 240-square-metre aesthetic clinic, was de...

3 months ago
Oxygen supply interrupted on August 10 night: IMA report

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Friday said that its fact-finding team had found oxygen supply was interrupted for a short while on the night of August 10 at Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College in Gorakhpur, leading to more deaths. The IMA, which had called a suo motu inquiry into the deaths of over 70 children, said its team found out that the liquid o...

3 months ago
Fasting Nepali doctor's condition worsens, supporters clash with police

Kathmandu, Aug 15 (IANS) Supporters of a senior surgeon whose fast unto death seeking reforms in Nepals medical education system entered the 23rd day on Tuesday clashed with security personnel as his condition deteriorated. Supporters of Dr Govinda K.C. scuffled with security personnel when they tried to enter into the prohibited zone outside Parliament Building in Baneshwor, Kathmandu, ...

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