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Book Review: Quality Management in Hospitals (2nd Edition), Dr S K Joshi

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Guest article by Dr Ashok Jahnavi Prasad In no other public activity is the outcome as dependent on efficient management as it is in healthcare delivery. It is therefore completely astounding to note the sparse attention that has been accorded to the crucial discipline of hospital management. Only in the last two decades has the specialty been extended the legitimate attention that is its due. This apathy has been historically global. Hospital administrators were looked upon with a degree of disdain. Most of the hospital superintendents in my medical school days (more than four decades ago) had gravitated to that position after a prolonged clinical career when it was presumed that they had acquired all the skills necessary to function effectively as administrators. The need for specialized training was completely unappreciated. In fairness some of them did demonstrate efficiency but for most it was a welcome sabbatical from years of clinical overload.
Some of the top hospitals in the …

West Bengal’s wait for AIIMS is over

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For the residents of West Bengal, the long wait for All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is over as the Narendra Modi-led NDA government has okayed the proposal of setting up of AIIMS in the state.


While informing about the decision over establishment of AIIMS, union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday said that the centre has approved the setting up of two AIIMS one each in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal under Phase-II of Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Surksha Yojna (PMSSY). The scheme aims at correcting the imbalances in availability of affordable tertiary level healthcare and to augment facilities for quality medical education in the under-served states.
The minister further informed the Lok Sabha that AIIMS in Raebareli is under construction, while AIIMS in West Bengal would be set up at Kalyani, about 80 km from Kolkata.
To expedite the setting up of AIIMS, the health ministry has requested the chief ministers of different states to identify three or four suitable locations…

AIPGMEE 2015 Notification

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Published on 08-08-2014.