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Doctors’ Body Launches Campaign Against New Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita: A Fight for Justice and Protection

New Delhi, July 2024 – The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has initiated a month-long nationwide campaign in response to the newly implemented Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS). This legislation has stirred significant concern within the medical community, particularly due to its provision mandating jail terms for doctors found guilty of medical negligence. The IMA deems this […]
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‘Not going to die an ordinary death’: Widow of soldier killed in Siachen fire shares heartbreaking story

New Delhi, July 2023 – On a cold, unforgiving night in Siachen, a short circuit triggered a devastating fire at an Indian Army ammunition dump. Amidst the chaos, a young and brave Army doctor, Captain Angshuman Singh, only 23 years old, displayed unparalleled courage as he rescued several soldiers. Tragically, Captain Singh succumbed to severe […]
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WB Hospital Halts Cataract Surgeries After Complications: A Call for Vigilance in Medical Procedures

In a concerning development, a government-run hospital in Kolkata’s Metiabruz has temporarily halted all cataract surgeries following complications reported by more than 25 patients. This incident highlights the critical need for stringent safety protocols and thorough investigations to ensure patient safety in medical procedures. The Incident Last Friday (28th June 2024) and Saturday (29th June […]
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Assam Government Imposes Restrictions on Private Practice During Duty Hours for Government Doctors

In a significant move to enhance the integrity and commitment of government doctors, the Assam Government has issued a directive restricting them from engaging in private practice during official duty hours. This decision, spearheaded by the Medical Education and Research Department of Assam, aims to ensure that government doctors are fully dedicated to their public […]
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Navigating AYUSH Licenses: A Comprehensive Guide for Traditional Medicine Practitioners

The practice of traditional medicine in India has a rich history, encompassing various ancient systems such as Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy (AYUSH). To ensure these practices are regulated and safe for public use, the Ministry of AYUSH issues licenses for businesses involved in manufacturing, marketing, and exporting these products. This blog post provides […]
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Revolutionary Testing at Child PGI: Multiplex PCR for Tropical Fevers

Child PGI in Noida has introduced a groundbreaking testing method called Molecular Real-Time Multiplex PCR for diagnosing tropical fevers. This innovative technique is a significant advancement in medical diagnostics, particularly for identifying multiple pathogens from a single sample. Advanced Diagnostics for Better Patient Care Dr. Sumi Nandwani, head of the microbiology department at PGICH, emphasizes […]
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Controversy Surrounding New Medical Negligence Laws: Doctors’ Day Developments

On July 1st, 2024, coinciding with Doctors’ Day, the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS) was introduced, replacing the Indian Penal Code (IPC). This new legislation has stirred significant controversy within the medical community, primarily due to its mandatory punishment provisions for medical negligence. Key Changes in the Law Medical Community’s Reaction The new law has sparked […]
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Union Health Ministry’s New Guidelines for Ethical Use of Leftover Medical Samples: A Step Forward in Medical Research and Innovation

The Union Health Ministry has recently issued comprehensive guidelines for the ethical use of “leftover, de-identified, and anonymous” medical samples from diagnostic or surgical procedures. These guidelines pave the way for utilizing these specimens, which include organs, tissues, cells, body fluids, and other biological materials, for commercial research and development purposes while ensuring patient confidentiality […]
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CSIR-NIIST and AIIMS Delhi Collaborate to Revolutionize Biomedical Waste Management

In a groundbreaking move to address the pressing issue of biomedical waste disposal, the CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSIR-NIIST) in Thiruvananthapuram has partnered with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi. This collaboration aims to validate an innovative technology developed by CSIR-NIIST that promises an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly […]
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