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13 days ago
SC notice to Centre, MCI on plea challenging NEET's upper age limit

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Centre and the Medical Council of India (MCI) on a plea by a batch of students challenging 2018 MCI regulation prescribing the upper age limit of 25 years for those appearing in National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for admission to undergraduate medical courses - MBBS and BDS. While for the students belonging...

16 days ago
NRSI to approach government for law to legalise nursing practice

Kolkata, June 1 (IANS) Regretting that the nursing practice was still not legalised in India, a premier organisation promoting the profession on Friday said it would approach the government for enactment of a law in this regard. Our practice is not legalised, because there is no Nursing Practice Act. Nurses cannot take decisions, like in child birth cases, as the signatures are done only...

18 days ago
Row pricks India's first acupuncture watchdog in Maharashtra

Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) An unholy row has erupted over the recent formation of the much-anticipated Maharashtra Acupuncture Council (MAC) -- India's first -- with allegations of favouritism, nepotism, and flouting of norms. The MAC -- a watchdog body on the lines of the Medical Council of India -- was announced last week by the State Medical Education Department, with Rumi F. Beramji as it...

20 days ago
Delhi proposes 50% profit cap on medicines at private hospitals

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The profits on medicines and consumables at private hospitals and nursing homes here is proposed to be capped at 50 per cent, according to a draft advisory of the Delhi government. Health Minister Satyendar Jain told the media here on Monday that the draft advisory will now be put in the public domain to invite objections and suggestions within 30 days. A final a...

20 days ago
Delhi proposes 50% profit cap on medicines at hospitals

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The profit per cent on medicines, consumables at city private hospitals and nursing homes has been proposed to be capped at 50 in a draft advisory, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said here on Monday. Addressing the media, Jain said the draft advisory would now be put in the public domain for objections and suggestions for 30 days. According to the draft ...

23 days ago
States can allocate leftover PG seats in medical courses: SC

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said the state governments across the country can allocate remaining seats in post graduate medical courses in private medical colleges on the basis of all-India NEET merit list. A vacation bench of Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice Indu Malhotra also extended the applicability of its order passed for private unaided medical colleges...

27 days ago
SC seeks Centre, Kerala reply on plea against nativity criterion

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday sought the response from the Centre, Kerala and the MCI on a medical college plea seeking direction to provide for the option of filling up seats through central counselling. It also asked to quash a Kerala government decision fixing a nativity criterion for admission. A bench, headed by Justice A.M. Khanwilkar, asked the Central and s...

1 month ago
Crony capitalism in India ended with insolvency code: NITI Aayog CEO

Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) The world of crony capitalism in India has ceased to be with the introduction of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Thursday. The world of crony capitalism in India has come to an end. Today, if you don't repay (the loan), you will lose your business empire. One after another, the businesses are losing their empire because it is goi...

1 month ago
CBI files case against Hyderabad's Shadan medical college

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday registered a case against Hyderabad-based Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences and some individuals on charges of criminal conspiracy and under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The case was registered against Santosh Kumar and Sandeep Kumar, both Lower Division Clerks in the Medical Council of India (MCI), private person Sushil Kumar, Shadan In...

1 month ago
Mizoram's first medical college to open in August

Imphal, May 5 (IANS) Mizoram's first medical college is slated to open its doors in August. The Mizoram Institute of Medical College of Research is located at Falkawn and has all the necessary infrastructures as required by the Medical Council of India (MCI), L. Fimate, the Director of the college, told IANS on Saturday. The MCI has recommended the Letter of Permission for settin...

1 month ago
Pradhan seeks MCI visit to operationalise Odisha medical college

Bhubaneswar, April 27 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday requested Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda to send an MCI team to the Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College in Odisha so that it can be made functional. In a letter to Nadda, Pradhan requested him to direct Medical Council of India (MCI) officials to conduct second inspection at the hospital in Baripada f...

1 month ago
NHS officials flay decision to deny visas to Indian doctors

London, April 27 (IANS) Senior officials of Britain's National Health Service (NHS) have condemned a decision by the British government to refuse visas to 100 Indian doctors. The Indians were denied visa after they were recruited as part of a long-running scheme in north-west England which supplies junior doctors to more than 30 NHS trusts. Such doctors have been coming to Britain from I...

1 month ago
31.1 lakh new job created between Sep 17-Feb 18, says Niti Ayog

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Niti Ayog on Thursday said 31.1 lakh new jobs were created in formal sector between September 2017 to February 2018, stressing that these eye-opening numbers put end to all speculations on job creation. The government think tank said this was based on the additions made in payrolls from Employees' Provision Fund Organisation for all age-groups. Niti Ayo...

2 months ago
SC reserves order on TN doctors' plea for quota in admission to PG courses

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order on a batch of petitions by the Tamil Nadu Medical Officers Associations and others seeking direction to provide quota for in-service doctors for admission to post-graduate degree courses. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra reserved the order as Tamil Nadu doctors challenged a 200...

2 months ago
Fate of 180 MBBS students at stake as Kerala Governor returns bill

Thiruvananthapuram, April 7 (IANS) Kerala Governor P.Sathasivam on Saturday returned a bill seeking to regularise the admission procedures of 180 third year MBBS students at two self-financing medical colleges in the state. Sathasivam's action came two days after the Supreme Court ordered cancellation of admissions of these students as it upheld the appeal by the Medical Council of India...

2 months ago
Kerala politicians caught off guard as SC cancels 180 MBBS admissions

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered cancellation of admissions of 180 third-year MBBS students in Kerala, leaving both the ruling and opposition political leadership red faced as the Assembly had unanimously passed a bill a day earlier to regularise the admissions. The Supreme Court verdict came on an appeal by the Medical Council of India a...

2 months ago
Majority supports NMC amendments: Survey

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) A majority, 61 per cent of the people, support the government move to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI) with a state-appointed regulatory body, according to a pan-India survey on the proposed amendments to the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill. The bill also proposes renewal of licences of doctors every three years. The survey conducted by...

2 months ago
Bridge course should not be made mandatory: Parliamentary panel

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Bridge course should not be made mandatory to promote medical pluralism, fees should be regulated for 50 per cent seats in private medical colleges and a common database should be created for all human resource working in the healthcare sector, as per a Parliamentary panel about the National Medical Commission Bill, 2017. The Committee is of the view that the b...

3 months ago
Eminent cardiologist B.K. Goyal passes away

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Renowned cardiologist B.K. Goyal passed away here on Tuesday following cardiac arrest, a family member said. He was 82. He collapsed at his home in Malabar Hill on Tuesday morning and was rushed to the Breach Candy Hospital where he was declared dead. He is survived by his son Rahul Goyal, and three daughters -- Sandhya Mittersain, Alka Jhunjhunwala and Vars...

4 months ago
Students to qualify NEET to study medicine abroad

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday extended the rule to qualify common national entrance examination NEET for students wanting to study medical course within India to include those who aspire to pursue MBBS in a foreign country. It is now mandatory to qualify NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) to pursue foreign medical course, said the Ministry of He...

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