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SNCU & CCU Medical Officers might be allowed for WBPGMAT-2016

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The Director, Health Services, Health & Family Welfare Department in Govt. of West Bengal conveyed that Govt. of West Bengal has been actively considering the proposal of inclusion of Medical Officers of West Bengal Health Services deployed in Critical Care Unit and Sick New Born Care Unit who could not render qualifying service as per provision of “ The WBMES,WBHS and WBPH&AS (Placement on Trainee Reserve) Rules 2015” for their provisionally permitting to appear at West Bengal Post Graduate Medical Admission Test 2016 (WBPGMAT – 2016) provided that such doctors have rendered / are to render 3 years of Regular Service on or before 31.03.2016 at CCU/SNCU or Regular Service in CCU /SNCU and in “ Rural areas” taken together. Definition of “Rural areas” is as per aforesaid T.R. Rules -2015 .Such Category of Doctors, only, is provisionally allowed to fill in forms and make on - line payment on and from 26.12.2015 ( from 12.00 noon ) to 29.12.2015 ( up to 4 P M ). Other conditions a…

Biswa Bangla Test Series for West Bengal PG aspirants launched

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PG Times has launched Biswa Bangla Test Series for the benefit of candidates appearing in WBPGMAT-2016.
Questions will be framed simulating the latest WBPGMAT pattern.Students can attend these free tests to get an idea of their preparation.Only one-time registration is required to take the tests.The tests would remain online for an optimum duration. Candidates are advised to take the tests at the earliest.Candidates will get the correct answers and their scores immediately after completing the test.Click Here to Begin

ESIC move into medical projects ill-planned: CAG

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MCI silent on medical college inspection frauds

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In the world of private medical colleges and Medical Council of India's (MCI) inspection of these colleges, doctors who are assistant professors in one inspection can become resident doctors in the next. Despite this fraud being pointed out to the MCI, no action has been taken so far. In a letter to MCI president Dr Jayshree Mehta on November 26, 2015, Prof Raj Bahadur, vice-chancellor of the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences pointed out that three declaration forms of faculty approved by the MCI assessors in Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College and Hospital, Kumarhatti, in Solan, Himachal Pradesh were found to be faulty. Prof Bahadur, who is a member of the ethics committee of the Punjab Medical Council, said that in a committee meeting, they found that Dr Dinesh Kumar and Dr Barinder Pal Singh who were shown as assistant professors in general medicine at the medical college during the inspection on May 12, 2014, were shown as senior residents in the inspection on Janu…

Resident doctors at PGIMER increasingly catching TB

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Resident doctors at the Chandigarh’s tertiary care institute, the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), have been increasingly witnessing a rise in number of TB cases among the resident doctors. Only in the last two years, at least six resident doctors working at the Advanced Paediatrics Centre (APC) got infected with tuberculosis. The facts are further confirmed statistically, with around 1,300 resident doctors working at the PGI, 2 to 3% (around 40) are suffering or have suffered from TB recently. The prime reasons cited for this unprecedented rise in number of TB cases is non-availability of healthy diet, long working hours and poor working conditions. At the ground level, the situation gets worst in various emergencies areas of the institute. The emergency unit is visited by almost 500 patients daily, who are suffering from TB. This puts the doctors at high risk as the TB bacteria spreads through sneezing or cough. In the medicine department, three s…

Labour ministry rejects a 25 lakh bond on ESIC students

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Recently, Labour ministry has confirmed its decision regarding the rejection of mandatory bond of Rs 25 lakh for students of the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC ). While the students will hail this move however, it seems not to have gone well with many of the officials within the ministry, who complained that students will now join the private sector leaving a big gap of expertise at ESIC hospitals. The initial plan for introducing this mandatory bond for the ESIC run medical colleges was to deter the students from joining the private sector after graduation. This was in view of ESIC’s hospitals facing a manpower crunch. This shortage of doctors, is expected to increase as further implied the Mint,  with 54 dispensaries being converted into small hospitals in 2016 under the ESIC network. Currently, it holds a network of 151 hospitals, 36 of which are run by the corporation. The labour ministry data confirms that 1,908 sanctioned posts for doctors in ESIC hospitals, with …

এমডি হবেন? আগে তিন বছর গ্রামে থাকুন

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মেডিক্যালে স্নাতকোত্তর (এমডি, এমএস) পড়ার জন্য এ বার থেকে সরকারি ডাক্তারদের কমপক্ষে তিন বছর গ্রামাঞ্চলে কাজ করে আসতেই হবে। না হলে স্নাতকোত্তরের প্রবেশিকা পরীক্ষায় বসার সুযোগই পাবেন না তাঁরা।
গ্রামীণ স্বাস্থ্য পরিষেবার হাল ফেরাতে সরকারি ডাক্তারদের জন্য এই নতুন কড়াকড়ি চালু করল রাজ্য সরকার। ‘গ্রামাঞ্চল’ বলতে ঠিক কোন ধরনের এলাকাকে বোঝানো হচ্ছে, তা-ও নির্দিষ্ট করে জানিয়ে দেওয়া হয়েছে! গত ৩ ডিসেম্বর এই নিয়ে নির্দেশিকা জারি করেছে স্বাস্থ্য দফতর। ২০১৬-র এন্ট্রান্স থেকে নতুন নিয়ম কার্যকর হবে বলে জানানো হয়েছে।
সাধারণত এমবিবিএস পাশ করার পর সরকারি চিকিৎসকদের প্রথম পোস্টিং গ্রামাঞ্চলে হয়। কিন্তু দীর্ঘদিনের অভিযোগ, সংখ্যাগরিষ্ঠ চিকিৎসকেরই গ্রামে যেতে অনীহা। গ্রামের দিকে পোস্টিং হলেও কত তাড়াতাড়ি শহরের দিকে ফেরা যায়, সেটাই তাঁদের লক্ষ্য থাকে। ফলে প্রাথমিক স্বাস্থ্যকেন্দ্র, ব্লক প্রাথমিক স্বাস্থ্যকেন্দ্র, গ্রামীণ হাসপাতালগুলিতে চিকিৎসক পেতে স্বাস্থ্য দফতরের ঘাম ছুটে যায়। সেই কারণেই এই নতুন নিয়ম, জানাচ্ছে স্বাস্থ্য দফতর।
এত দিন নিয়ম ছিল— এমডি, এমএস-এর এন্ট্রান্সে বসার জন্য সরকারি ডাক্তারদের ক্ষেত্র…

National Cancer Institute at AIIMS Haryana

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Union Health Minister JP Nadda today laid the foundation stone for India’s largest National Cancer Institute at AIIMS campus in Haryana’s Jhajjar district and said that the institute will be modeled after NCI in the US.
The minister said that the Cancer Institute in Badsa will be “independent India’s largest government-funded hospital project”. The project is planned to be completed within three years, he said after preforming ‘Bhumi Pujan’ ceremony at the site. “The Cancer Institute will be modelled after the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of USA and the government has already entered into a MoU with NCI USA during the visit of Prime Minister to USA in October 2014,” he said. It is slated to be a premier institution for all cancer-related activities in the country and will have linkages with all regional and cancer centres. The institute will have 710 beds out of which 200 beds will be dedicated for Translational Research in India-specific cancers. There will be 372 units of flats …

BHU doctors on protest after colleagues assaulted

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Resident Doctors of the BHU Trauma Centre have been on Protest since yesterday, after  students of the same university allegedly beat up the resident doctors and other staff of the hospital over treatment issues. The incident goes back to Tuesday, a bike accident occurred near the hospital premises itself where an attendant of patient was hit by two student of BHU hospital on a bike. The injured attendant and the bikers were brought to the emergency of the trauma centre, where the Medical officer on duty, informed that this being a RTA has to be reported to the police as an MLC. The students began pressurising the MO, Dr Shrinivas not to make an MLC and continue the treatment. The further insistence of Dr Shrinivas to make an MLC did not go well with students who began to allegedly cause ruckus at the Trauma centre, breaking hospital apparatus and beating up the resident doctor and other medical staff  on duty. The entire footage of the ruckus had been caught on the CCTV camera of th…

Resident doctors cry foul over living conditions

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Ironic situations prevail at the government hospitals of Delhi. On one hand, doctors regularly advice patients to practise good hygiene practises and follow the path of cleanliness, yet on the other hand, resident doctors themselves live in crammed and dirty accommodations which in no way can be considered fit for living, that too for the most skilled labour of the country. Whether its state government hospitals, central government hospitals, or hospitals under autonomous bodies, all seem to be suffering from a severe shortage of accommodations. Moreover, whatever is provided in the name of accommodations, seem to be lacking in basic amenities required for a decent and healthy living. “There are about 1200 resident doctors working in Safdarjung hospital, but there are only 86 rooms provided to them. Most resident doctors are forced to find accommodation elsewhere or are forced to cramp up in the limited accommodations,” said a resident doctor working with Safdarjung hospital. But the…

MCI warns of shutting Bihar medical colleges

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In a scathing attack on the Bihar government and its medical colleges, the Medical Council of India has said the state government through its chief secretary has been for many years giving undertakings that deficiencies in the colleges would be removed, but it never happened.
Criticizing the state government, the MCI in a letter to the state government recently said its teams inspected colleges for the 2015-16 session. Though the chief secretary had given an undertaking the previous year, the inspection teams found the deficiencies were still "gross in nature that could not be brushed aside". "This demonstrates that your state government failed to honour its commitment to remove the deficiencies. However, keeping in mind the interest of the students, the colleges got a nod for the ongoing 2015-16 session," the letter says.
The MCI will not accept any undertaking for the session 2016-17. "Failure to comply with the norms shall lead to negative recommendation fo…

AAP government conducts sting operation on LNJP hospital

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In a shocking expose, pictures are found of a ” Stranger ” entering and conversing with the doctors of the Orthopedics OT of Lok Nayak Hospital ( LNJP Hospital) while they were performing surgery. As per law, no unauthorised/non-medical personnel is allowed in the Operation Theatre while a procedure is going on. This comes as a result of a Sting operation performed by the AAP government health officials to unearth the growing nexus between government doctors and medical representatives. Medical representatives associated with pharma companies are not legally permitted to enter the premises of the government hospital, and liaison with the government doctors. Mail Today, reports, that this “Stranger”  was a supplier from a private healthcare firm, who not only managed to get inside the operation theatre, but also managed to procure OT clothes and attire. The ISSUE As alleged by government officials, there is growing nexus between doctors and stent/device/implant suppliers in various gover…

AIPGMEE 2016: Review from test-takers on Dec 3

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Comparatively easy paper. 


pictues were only few. 4-5. 


lot of repeats.


mostly one liners. very few long ques.


mostly staight forward ques.


just follow your notes. all mostly from basic and simple ques. some confusing and few tricky ques. ew a bit lengthy ques but can be tackled easily.


Seems easy .. More repeats..


Paper was very basic.lot of repeats.focus on last 3 years questions.


few ques were word to word repeat from last years.


It was an average paper. Easy qns were there but that won't determine your rank. The tough ones will. Personally it was average.


guys i wouldn't say very easy but was ok 
please focus on basics , if you have read textbooks thoroughly in ur UG then you can answer 
pictures were easy nothing to worry about it 
most of them were straight forward one line question 
around 50 questions were tough and 250 question were ok 
not much question from psm and stats




AIPGMEE 2016: Review from test-takers on Dec 2

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Morning session : 5 IMAGE based questions, majority of the questions were one liners, very few clinical scenarios, almost negligible repeats, new questions but topics covered were similar to last year, i found the test to be on difficult side.


Very difficult for me was not even able to think of any guess answer very difficult paper

5-6 images paper was average....overall basics were asked


subjectwise distribution was almost similar to that of prospectus


few repeats were thr.. Paper was on the difficult side..not many images.. Questions and options were kinda confusing. Most of them were one liners but very few had straightforward options.


Total 7 image based questions. Mostly 1-liners. A candida date with thorough studies can score high. Basis questions.


Extremely tough paper got screwed


If you have studied the guide books only 120 to 130 questions it was horrible compared to DNB which I wrote yesterday


images were easy 
many percentageso as numericalso 
lot of one liners with difficult and co…

Docs still wary of assault by irate patients, families

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Almost six months after Delhi government promised doctors better security measures in hospitals, resident doctors say the ground reality has changed little.
After a reported spate of attack on doctors in June by patients’ families, government doctors had gone on strike demanding deployment of security guards. They were protesting over lack of security measures, long work hours, lack of hostels and shortage of drugs at hospitals. OPD services at government hospitals came to a halt during the two-day strike.
In June, the Delhi government invoked Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) against the resident doctors on strike for six months. Under ESMA, resident doctors can be arrested or terminated for staying away from work. 
According to doctors, the need for security stemmed from the poor availability of medicines at hospitals. Patients often end up blaming doctors if any medicine or basic tests are unavailable at the hospitals, according to resident doctors. 
“It is disappointing th…