Monday, December 22, 2014

MGUMST Jaipur PG 2015 Notification

Exam on 18.01.2015 at Jaipur.

I thought he was a friend, but he raped me: Delhi medical student
I knew my rapist; we had met through my friends in the medical college where I was doing my MBBS. I used to think of him as an acquaintance and had helped him in his studies.

The day he raped me, it was I who invited him over to my paying-guest accommodation in South Delhi; he had been insisting that I prepare Bengali food for him.
The thing is, I’m from a small town in Bihar. My father is a heart patient and I have a younger sister at a marriageable age. I thought, if I spoke out, my family and my sister’s prospects would be ruined.
I told two of my close friends. “Nobody will trust you, this will be a black mark on you,” they all said. Then they told me if he wanted to marry me it would all be all right. I got confused. I thought if I just carried on with my studies and married him, it would all correct itself.
For a year and a half, he kept stalling but I was so afraid that I let the relationship continue. He would come over using some excuse and rape me. He even raped me when I was very sick with Dengue.
As time passed, his demands grew. He would ask for money or other help and gave me little option but to comply with his wishes. If I tried to argue, he would hit me. There were days I didn’t have any money for myself as I would have given him all my money.
At that time I felt dead inside. I constantly asked myself what would happen if he didn’t marry me; where would I go; what would people think of me. I was so ashamed that I couldn’t make eye contact with people. You see, I had let him into my room. I was sure nobody would believe that I was raped. In our society, people always blame the girl.
Eventually, I got pregnant with his child and he forced me to abort it. After that, he said he wouldn’t marry me because of my caste.
Shattered, I pleaded with him; I fell on his feet crying more than once. Each time, he would hit me and then rape me. During this period, I often went to my college with bruises and lied to people who enquired.
In August this year, he, along with two others, came to my college and dragged me out of my classroom by my hair. In front of my classmates and professors, he assaulted me while his friends shouted that I was a prostitute.
Some people ignored what was happening and others watched the ‘drama’ with amusement. Only much later, after he hit me with a brick, did some senior students took us to a room. There he told them I was an “abnormal psycho girl.” The whole time I was in a state of shock. I kept thinking: Am I alive, is this a dream? Humiliated, I was contemplating suicide, but my seniors and professors convinced me to register a complaint. I went to a South Delhi Police Station to register the complaint, but I went there without a lawyer, which was a big mistake. The cops told me what had happened was a normal part of life and it was my fault because I had allowed him in my home. The IO (investigating officer) made me write a complaint, which she dictated. Later on, I realised she had diluted the FIR (First Information Report) entirely made it sound as if I was overreacting. She refused to register a complaint on the assault on me at the college. For that, she said, I should complain to my institute.
I also found out that my rapist had been in touch with the cops. He had visited the station the same day I did and told them I was a crazy woman.
I still haven’t told my parents but people in my college know. They ostracise me because no one wants to be involved in something as messy as rape.
The day he was sent to Tihar Jail after police filed a charge sheet – he was in court along with his lawyer – he turned around to face me and said, “I’m going to get out of here and then I’ll see you. What will a lone girl do? Nothing.” My rapist is out on bail, and I’ve been getting anonymous calls threatening me and my family with harm if I didn’t withdraw the case.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

17 new medical colleges added in the country in 2014-15

According to Shripad Yesso Naik, minister of state for health and family welfare, a total of 2373 undergraduate medical (MBBS) seats and 1184 postgraduate medical seats have been added in the country in 2014-15 as compared to the previous academic year. The number of medical colleges in the same period increased by 17 to 404 in the current academic year from 387 in the year 2013-14.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha on Friday, Naik said, “As per the provisions of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 and regulations framed thereunder, there is provision of annual inspections of all medical colleges with regard to the availability of the infrastructure required for conduct of various medical courses. In case of deficiencies in infrastructure found by the MCI and upon failure of the concerned institution to comply with the deficiencies within the specific period, the MCI makes recommendation to the government against renewal of seats/batch/course resulting in decrease in number of seats in the institution. In some case the institution itself is closed entirely due to grave irregularities as per the provisions of IMC Act, 1956 and regulations framed thereunder.”

“AIIMS, New Delhi is providing medical services to 28 villages through Comprehensive Rural Health Services Project (CRHSP), Ballabhgarh. In addition, the institute accepts requests for organizations of medical camps in remote and rural areas of Leh and Ladakh. Further, the institute is actively engaged in providing consultation through tele-education and tele-medicine to remote areas of Himachal Pradesh. The Institute has also taken initiative to promulgate Rural Trauma Team Development course to train human resource in saving lives of injured victims by simple basis life support techniques and transfer the patient to closest appropriate facility for definitive care,” the minister added.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Over 2,000 PHCs functioning without doctor

As per Rural Health Statistics (RHS) Bulletin 2014, a total of 2225 (8.89%) Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in the country are functioning without doctor, 9825 (39.26%) PHCs without lab technician and 5739 (22.94%) PHCs without a pharmacist, Shripad Yesso Naik, minister of state for health and family welfare, informed the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

The minister further said that there is a shortfall of 36,346 Sub Health Centres (SHCs), 6700 Primary Health Centres (PHCs), and 2350 Community Health Centres (CHCs) in the country against the specified population norm.

Public health being a state subject, the primary responsibility to provide improved access to healthcare services is that of the state governments. However, under the National Health Mission (NHM) financial support is provided to state and union territories governments to strengthen their healthcare systems to provide better and easy access to healthcare services, Naik added.

Save doctors from becoming extinct

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Armed Forces PG Notification 2015

Rajasthan govt to introduce incredible shortcut to specialization!

To deal with the acute shortage of specialist doctors in government hospitals, the state government has set the stage for the introduction of a year-long certificate course to upgrade MBBS doctors in various specialties.
The decision recently announced by Health Minister Rajendra Rathore will churn out “specialist” doctors in different specialties including gynaecology and obstetrics, paediatrics, anaesthesia, orthopaedics, radiology, emergency medicine, and general surgery.
The short cut formula is touted as an attempt to fill around 1,576 specialist positions long vacant in the state. The new course is expected to be introduced from December 10 in all six government-run medical colleges located at Jaipur, Kota, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Udaipur.
However, the candidates willing to enrol in this course must have an experience of five years in government service and would be required to furnish a non-refundable bond of Rs 5 lakh. Doctors who have less than 10 years of service left will not be eligible for the course. Rajasthan University of Health Sciences (RUHS) would facilitate the examination process and awarding of certificates to successful doctors.
Experts opine that the new strategy is not an intelligent move by the government to bail out itself from the shortage of specialist doctors. According to them, the move is going to train an army of amateurs with little experience. Experts also believe that any course that does not have an approval of the Medical Council of India (MCI) will hold a little value and the competency of doctors hence trained will remain under scepticism.
Dr Ashok Mittal, director and chief orthopaedic surgeon, Old Mittal Hospital, Ajmer told India Medical Times, “The one year certificate course for MBBS doctors is like churning out a team of quacks. One year of training does not make a doctor specialist in a certain discipline; in fact, a doctor goes through rigorous training of three years to become a specialist. This is not an intelligent decision by the state government. The doctors born out of this course will not be registered as specialist by the Medical Council of India; they would not be competent enough to practice in any other state either. There will be a mess and confusion. It is like killing the noble medical profession.”
“The government is taking this step just to fill up the vacancies while the talent of specialist doctors posted in rural areas is going waste. Specialist doctors posted in rural areas have forgotten how to perform a surgery because of lack of practice. What is the use of doing postgraduation in surgery when they are sitting idle in a village at a time when the state badly needs 1800 odd specialist doctors?” he asked.
Dr Narendra Saini, honorary secretary general, Indian Medical Association (IMA), told India Medical Times, “If Rajasthan government intends to introduce a training course to train MBBS doctors as specialist then it should collaborate with the Medical Council of India. The intention behind the move might be good but it needs to take the MCI into confidence, as it is the supreme authority to supervise medical education in India.”
“Skill enhancements are different from the course that Rajasthan government wants to introduce but I sincerely believe that the state government should take all stakeholders into confidence. If it has an approval of the MCI such courses can be replicated in other states too,” Dr Saini added.
Likewise, other senior doctors point out that an MBBS doctor needs to do a three-year PG course for becoming a specialist doctor. So, a one-year course for the MBBS doctors may not resolve the crisis but produce doctors who would have much less understanding than postgraduate doctors.
Dr Neeraj Nagpal, convenor of Chandigarh-based Medicos Legal Action Group, told India Medical Times, “The doctors trained as specialist under the said course can practice in a certain specialty but they cannot be called as specialist. Imparting services for a certain specialty after appropriate training is not wrong but that doctor should not present himself as a specialist ethically. His name plate should not claim him as a specialist, this otherwise would be illegal.”
Dr Ved Prakash Mishra, chairman (academic), Medical Council of India, told India Medical Times, “Medical Council of India has clearly laid out the nomenclature of a specialist doctor and any training that falls out of its purview does not come under the category of a specialist. A recognized specialist holds a postgraduation qualification and has undergone a proper training. Specialist outside the definition of MCI is only dilution of the provisions and cannot be recognized as specialist.”
Rajasthan is reeling under the shortage of specialist doctors in spite of the state health department trying hard to find specialist doctors. Though, the other states are also facing a similar situation but Rajasthan has highest vacancies of specialist doctors, as also pointed out by former union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan in the Parliament. There are a total of 10,999 posts in health department, including all the cadres of doctors. But, almost 3,000 posts are lying vacant, including 1,576 specialists.
The state government has built many trauma centres, sonography centres, maternal care and neo-natal care centres in rural areas, but there are no orthopaedicians, radio-diagnosis specialists, gynaecologists and paediatricians to serve.
The state government is hopeful that after receiving training from RUHS, the MBBS doctors would at least be able to handle cases in rural and district level hospitals more efficiently. Only time would tell, how effective the course would prove in resolving the medical crisis in the state.