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SC slams Bihar for poor condition of medical colleges

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) With some medical colleges run by the Bihar government found to be deficient in facilities and declared unfit for further admissions, the Supreme Court on Monday slammed the state government, saying: You are going to treat human beings, not animals. What would happen to the patients if you have an infrastructure like this? You are going to treat human beings, n...

16 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...

19 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...

21 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...

26 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...

1 month 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...

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...

3 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...

4 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...

4 months ago
Sania highlights importance of health insurance

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Former doubles World No.1 tennis star Sania Mirza on Tuesday highlighted the benefits of investing in insurance after becoming the first customer of India's leading health insurance company Max Bupa's new plan GoActive. We have all heard multiple instances of lifestyle diseases plaguing not just the old, but also the young and fit. So being financially fit by inv...

4 months ago
Punjab Health Minister wants state MPs to oppose NMC Bill

Chandigarh, Feb 7 (IANS) Punjab's Health Minister Brahm Mohindra has urged MPs from the state to oppose the National Medical Commission (NMC) bill recently introduced in the Lok Sabha. While pointing out that the Bill would grossly undermine the role of states and majority of the states will go unrepresented in the NMC, he said that it will also make medical education very expensive in t...

4 months ago
Medical Commission Bill could allow graft: Karnataka doctors

Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) Pointing to the shortcomings in the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, recently introduced in the Lok Sabha, the state doctors' associations on Tuesday said the Bill in its draft state could lead to corruption. The draft NMC Bill addresses the needs of healthcare across India, but there are certain parts which leave the door wide open for corruption, B.S. Aj...

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