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Fee unification: Exorbitant hike in medical PG fee

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The Kerala government has passed orders fixing the fee for PG medical courses(clinical) at ₹14 lakh. Non-clinical PG degree would cost ₹8.5 lakh. This fee would be applicable for colleges under the Kerala Christian Professional College Management Federation for the academic year 2017-18. The fee was arrived at following discussions between the federation representatives and the Health Minister. The annual fee for the PG diploma (clinical) course would be ₹10.5 lakh. The fee for the superspecialty course would be ₹18.5 lakh. The fee for the NRI quota would be ₹35 lakh. The R. Rajendra Babu Fee Regulatory Committee on Friday passed order making this fee structure applicable to all other self-financing colleges in the State.

NEET PG scam: Medical entrance server was hacked, two held, say cops

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With the arrest of two people, Delhi Police have cracked a case wherein computer servers were allegedly hacked during the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET-PG), held to admit students into postgraduate medical courses in December, 2016. Raids are also being held in Delhi, Bengaluru, Bihar and other cities to nab the rest of the accused, which include some doctors, police said. Police said the arrested persons have been identified as Abhishek Singh, a native of Varanasi, and Atul Vats, a native of Patna. “Police received information on January 20 that some people cracked the online medical entrance examination, held between December 5 and December 13, after hacking the servers. With the help of technical surveillance, police identified the accused and teams were formed to unearth the conspiracy,” police sources said, adding that a case has been registered following a complaint by Inspector Ashish Kumar, who was the leading the investigation team before Inspector Lokendra Ch…

Doctors with PG from abroad can teach in medical colleges

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Physicians holding postgraduate medical qualifications awarded in countries like the US, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will now be eligible to teach in medical colleges in India. 
Medical Council of India (MCI) has amended the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 to usher in the change which could help meet the shortage of teachers in Indian medical colleges, including those in the state where numerous teaching posts are lying vacant. Till now, those with an overseas PG medical degree had to clear an eligibility test for registration and thereafter apply for a teaching job in Indian medical schools.

A postgraduate degree — MD/MS/DM/MCh — is the minimum qualification required to apply for the post of assistant professor in Indian medical colleges.

While students with medical degrees from the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada were exempted from the Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGA) examination in order to pursue medical practice in India, they were not allowed to hold te…

DNB July 2017 Session Notification

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DNB July 2017 session Notification




Violence against doctors a non-bailable offence

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Fulfilling the long time demand of the serving doctors in Himachal Pradesh, the State government on Thursday introduced an amendment bill in the Assembly concerning the safety and security of the doctors and making any kind of violence against them a non-bailable offence. State Health Minister Kaul Singh Thakur presented the Himachal Pradesh Medicare service persons and Medicare service institutions (prevention of violence and damage to property) amendment bill 2017. This will be an amendment to the 2009 Medicare Act. Jail term The amended bill has made any offence against the doctors cognizable and non-bailable with a provision for upto three years imprisonment. Section 4 of the 2009 Act had a provision to define any offence as cognizable but bailable. The Himachal Medical Officers Association had been demanding for a long time that the Act be amended and the offence be made non-bailable in view of incidences of violence against the doctors on duty.

Give women the choice: Why the 20 week abortion limit must be relaxed in case of foetal abnormalities

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By Devi Shetty and Sneha Iype Recently, the Supreme Court turned down a request for termination of pregnancy from a 27 week pregnant lady, with a Down syndrome foetus. Indian law prevents termination of pregnancy after 20 weeks of gestation for major foetal abnormalities. However, many developed countries like Canada allow the termination of pregnancy even at an advanced stage, in case of foetal abnormalities. The time has come for us to review the law with restricting termination of pregnancy to within 20 weeks. If the mother feels that she is not mentally ready to take care of a child with incurable cardiac problems or Down syndrome, she should have the right to terminate the pregnancy at a later stage. Operating on a new born baby with a hole in the heart and watching him or her grow up and celebrate life is the most joyful experience a surgeon like me (Shetty) can have. Unfortunately not all the stories I have for my children has a happy ending. About 5% of the children with incur…

स्टूडेंट्स के साथ मारपीट के बाद स्ट्राइक पर बीएचयू के जूनियर डॉक्टर, मरीज हुए बेहाल

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बीएचयू के सर सुंदरलाल अस्पताल में सोमवार की रात जूनियर डॉक्टर्स और छात्रों के बीच हुए विवाद का असर दूसरे दिन भी दिखा। घटना के विरोध में देर रात जूनियर डॉक्टर हड़ताल पर चले गए। वहीं, डॉक्टरों पर कार्रवाई की मांग को लेकर मंगलवार को छात्रों ने केंद्रीय कार्यालय पर जमकर हंगामा किया।
कुछ छात्रों ने केंद्रीय कार्यालय चौराहे पर सड़क जाम कर दी तो सौ से अधिक छात्र केंद्रीय कार्यालय पहुंच गए। छात्रों को केंद्रीय कार्यालय तक पहुंचने से रोकने की सुरक्षाकर्मियों की तमाम कोशिशें धरी रह गईं। सुरक्षाकर्मियों ने अंदर से कार्यालय का चैनल को बंद कर दिया तो छात्र वहीं धरने पर बैठ गए।

एक ओर जहां छात्र जूनियर डॉक्टरों पर कार्रवाई की मांग पर अड़े रहे, वहीं दूसरी ओर हड़ताल के जरिए जूनियर डॉक्टर भी अपना विरोध दर्ज करा रहे हैं। डॉक्टरों की हड़ताल के चलते मरीजों और तीमारदारों को खासी दिक्कतें उठानी पड़ीं।

सोमवार को विज्ञान संस्थान का छात्र शुभम सिंह अपनी दादी के इलाज के लिए अस्पताल आया था। उसकी दादी को प्रसूति तंत्र विभाग में भर्ती किया गया था। शाम को शुभम लेबर रूम में प्रवेश कर गया जहां किसी भी पुरुष अटेंडेंट क…