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DNA: MCI cracks the whip on errant hospitals, doctors; directs them to prescribe generic drugs

DNA: MCI cracks the whip on errant hospitals, doctors; directs them to prescribe generic drugs

The implication of this directive is huge as India moves to mitigate healthcare costs across the nation.

Doctors at Coimbatore hospital perform robotic whipples surgery on 14-year-old girl

Doctors at Coimbatore hospital perform robotic whipples surgery on 14-year-old girl

Hospital Chairman and Chief Surgeon Dr C Palanivelu told reporters here today that the girl was referred to the hospital after being evaluated outside, with pancreatic tumour called solid pseudo papillary tumor of pancreas, which is common in young women in their early 20's.

Docs save 60-year-old's life through new minimally invasive procedure

Docs save 60-year-old's life through new minimally invasive procedure

The man was diagnosed with aortic bio-prosthesis degeneration with severe stenosis -- condition in which calcium gets deposited on the aortic valve in the heart -- was successfully operated using a new minimally invasive procedure called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).

DNA: Modi govt's next initiative - Soon a law for doctors to prescribe only generic drugs – Watch video

DNA: Modi govt's next initiative - Soon a law for doctors to prescribe only generic drugs – Watch video

Zee News Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Chaudhary discussed about the Modi government's plan to bring in a legal framework under which doctors will have to prescribe generic medicines, which are cheaper than equivalent branded drugs, to patients.

Modi govt aims to break doctor-pharma company nexus, medicines will become cheaper

Modi govt aims to break doctor-pharma company nexus, medicines will become cheaper

We will bring in a legal framework by which if a doctor writes a prescription, he has to write in it that it will be enough for patients to buy generic medicine and he need not buy any other medicine, he said.

9 out of 10 patients want their doctors to listen to them during initial consultation: Survey

9 out of 10 patients want their doctors to listen to them during initial consultation: Survey

About 38.8 percent of the patients want the doctor to thank them after the consultation.

28-year-old Mumbai woman accidentally swallows 5.2-cm-long pin; saved by doctors

28-year-old Mumbai woman accidentally swallows 5.2-cm-long pin; saved by doctors

While trying to veil, it went inside her mouth and from there, landed directly into her small intestine.

Doctors at Chennai's Kauvery Hospital remove huge tumour from infant's spine

Doctors at Chennai's Kauvery Hospital remove huge tumour from infant's spine

A five-day old infant recently underwent a risky surgery at Chennai's Kauvery Hospital to remove a 15 cm by 18 cm tumour located on the back of her spine.

Doctors remove rare parasitic twin from 10-month-old girl's back

Doctors remove rare parasitic twin from 10-month-old girl's back

Doctors say parasitic twins - asymmetric conjoined twins in which one depends on the other's bodily functions -- are extremely rare.

World's heaviest woman is all smiles after dropping 140 kilos; at 358kg, she looks 'fit and fine'

World's heaviest woman is all smiles after dropping 140 kilos; at 358kg, she looks 'fit and fine'

Having lost nearly 140 kilos after undergoing bariatric surgery in Mumbai's Saifee Hospital, Eman is on the way to a steady, though slow recovery.

After Bombay HC's rap, resident doctors in Maharashtra call off strike, resume work

After Bombay HC's rap, resident doctors in Maharashtra call off strike, resume work

The BrihanMumbai Mumbai Corp told the Bombay High Court that in the past five days of doctors' agitation, 135 patients lost their lives in Mumbai's government hospitals.

Too much iron in body may damage liver, say doctors

Too much iron in body may damage liver, say doctors

Doctors said that excess build-up of iron in the body, Hemochromatosis, can cuase liver damage.

AIIMS doctors conduct rare joint-replacement surgery on man, 20-year-old walks after a decade

AIIMS doctors conduct rare joint-replacement surgery on man, 20-year-old walks after a decade

Touted to be the second such case in the world, this rare quadruple joint replacement surgery surgery enabled the man walked after more than a decade.

US doctors'' groups oppose Obamacare repeal

US doctors'' groups oppose Obamacare repeal

The American Medical Association, which bills itself as the largest organisation of doctors in the nation, in a letter on Wednesday, detailed its critique of the bill, known as the American Health Care Act that which would repeal Obamacare signed in 2010, CNN reported.

Doctors ask patients to buy medicines from outside at district hospital

Doctors ask patients to buy medicines from outside at district hospital

District Magistrate D K Singh told reporters that a complainant alleged that doctors at the district hospital were asking people to purchase medicines from the market and not from the medical store at the hospital.

Scam in Arvind Kejriwal's 'Mohalla Clinic'? Vigilance Department initiates probe over doctors earning Rs 4 lakh/month

Scam in Arvind Kejriwal's 'Mohalla Clinic'? Vigilance Department initiates probe over doctors earning Rs 4 lakh/month

After receiving several complaints against Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government's 'Mohalla Clinic', the Vigilance Department has initiated an investigation to probe into the matter.

Infants require five times more nutrition during first three years, say doctors

Infants require five times more nutrition during first three years, say doctors

They said iron is one of the critical elements, not just for production of haemoglobin but also for brain development.

Delhi doctors lose license for six months after operating on patients wrong foot

Delhi doctors lose license for six months after operating on patients wrong foot

A report says that the doctors failed to exercise reasonable degree of skill, knowledge and care which are expected of an prudent doctor in treatment of patients.

Seven-year-old Hyderabad girl fed infected IV by doctors, dies

Seven-year-old Hyderabad girl fed infected IV by doctors, dies

Her parents are claiming that she was fed with infected IV which had fungus and an insect in the saline bottle.

Manipal: Doctors remove 'massive' 16kg ovarian tumour from woman

Manipal: Doctors remove 'massive' 16kg ovarian tumour from woman

The patients however is doing well and on road to recovery, claim the doctors.