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Healthcare Startup Pristyn Care Faces Scrutiny Amid Patient Backlash and Financial Delays

The healthcare startup finds itself grappling with a trifecta of challenges: a surge of discontent among patients, a significant employee attrition rate, and the postponement of its FY22 financial statements. Moreover, accusations have arisen suggesting that the company may be encouraging patients to opt for surgical procedures—its medical practitioners are purportedly evaluated based on their […]
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Streamlining Patient Care: New Guidelines for Inter-Departmental Referrals

In a significant move towards improving patient care and coordination within hospitals, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has issued new guidelines for inter-departmental referrals. These guidelines are designed to standardize the referral process, ensuring that patients receive comprehensive and efficient care. This article explores the importance of these guidelines, the challenges they address, […]
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China unveils world’s first AI hospital with 14 AI doctors

In a remarkable leap in healthcare innovation, China has introduced the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) hospital, aptly named “Agent Hospital.” This revolutionary facility is set to redefine conventional healthcare practices and save millions of lives by leveraging advanced AI technology. With 14 AI doctors and four virtual nurses, the hospital promises to make healthcare […]
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Karnataka’s Pvt. hospitals directed to install color-coded boards with registration numbers and other details to weed out fraudsters

Introduction In a decisive move to curb the prevalence of fake medical practitioners and ensure transparency in healthcare, the Karnataka Health Department has mandated all private medical establishments to display color-coded boards. This directive aims to help patients easily identify the type of medical practice and verify the legitimacy of healthcare providers, thereby protecting public […]
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Institute of Mental Health, neurosciences by next year

Introduction In an exciting development for healthcare in Tamil Nadu, the state is set to inaugurate the Tamil Nadu Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (TN-IMHNS) early next year. Modeled after the esteemed National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) in Bengaluru, this new facility aims to provide a comprehensive approach to mental health […]
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IOTA Diagnostic Develops M-Strip Device For Cervical Cancer Screening

Introduction In a groundbreaking development for women’s health in India, IOTA Diagnostic has received approval from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) for its innovative M-Strip device. This device, designed for cervical cancer screening, represents a significant advancement by allowing women to collect samples at home using menstrual blood. This innovation offers unprecedented privacy, […]
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Karnataka Gets Its First-Ever WhatsApp Chatbot For Snakebite Awareness

Introduction Snakebites are a critical public health issue in India, causing nearly 58,000 deaths annually. Karnataka alone reported 6,500 snakebites in 2023, highlighting the urgent need for effective awareness and prevention strategies. In a groundbreaking initiative, the Humane Society International (HSI) India has launched Karnataka’s first-ever WhatsApp chatbot dedicated to snakebite awareness in Mysuru. This […]
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High court slaps Rs. 1 lakh compensation on NMC, state, provides relief to PwD doctor denied SRship

Introduction The journey of Dr. Ravi Singh (name changed for privacy), a dedicated and accomplished doctor, recently faced an unforeseen challenge. As a physician with a benchmark disability, his aspiration to serve as a Senior Resident was thwarted by age limitations, prompting a significant legal battle. This blog explores his struggle, the legal intricacies involved, […]
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Karnataka’s New Measure to Identify Genuine Medical Practitioners: Color-Coded Boards for Private Hospitals

The Karnataka Health Department has introduced a new directive aimed at combating the presence of fake medical practitioners. To ensure that patients receive care from qualified professionals, all private medical practitioners must now display color-coded boards with important registration details in front of their establishments. New Requirements for Private Hospitals Color-Coded Boards: The directive requires […]
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Digital Revolution in Healthcare: Over 3 Crore OPD Registrations through ABHA-Based Scan and Share Service

The National Health Authority (NHA) has marked a groundbreaking achievement with over 3 crore OPD registrations generated through the ABHA-based Scan and Share service. Launched under the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) in October 2022, this service transforms how patients register for outpatient appointments, making healthcare more accessible and efficient, especially for vulnerable groups. Transforming […]
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NEET-UG 2024 Results: Addressing Controversy and Ensuring Fairness

The NEET-UG 2024 results, announced on June 4, have sparked significant controversy. Over 24 lakh candidates appeared for the exam, conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) across 4,750 centers. However, concerns about irregularities and allegations of paper leaks quickly emerged. Key Points of the Controversy High Number of Perfect Scores: This year, 67 students […]
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