Odisha sacks 408 doctors for long absence

 Odisha on Friday dismissed 408 doctors for leaving their place of duty without authorisation for a long period, said an official.

Mufti Mohammad calls back doctors who have gone abroad

Doctors from Jammu and Kashmir who have moved out of the country should consider returning to their roots, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said on Saturday while promising a conducive atmosphere for medical fraternity.

Doctors participate in breast cancer awareness drive

Breast cancer awareness drive was organised by a city based hospital on Friday following studies that stated that breast cancer was rising more rapidly than cervical cancer among Indian women, eapecially young women including teenagers.

Doctors to run for diabetes awareness in Delhi marathon

Doctors from different parts of the capital will spread awareness about diabetes by running in a marathon being held by medical networking app Curofy here on Sunday.

Set to expand medical college network in 'big' way: Govt

 Observing that the prestigious AIIMS was overburdened, the government today said it is all set to expand the network of medical colleges in the country even as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley pushed for relaxation in medical council and municipal norms to achieve that goal.

Respect for doctors getting eroded: J P Nadda

Urging medical practitioners to show compassion and kindness while treating patients, Health Minister J P Nadda today said the high respect held by people for doctors is getting "eroded" due to increasing complaints of rude behavior.

Overuse of contraceptives may cause blood coagulation

 Overuse of contraceptive pills by women can lead to increased blood coagulation, with an increased risk of cardiovascular problems, doctors have warned.

Air pollution major cause of eye infection: Doctors

 Air pollution in cities is emerging as the major reason behind the rise in eye allergies and conjunctivitis in people of all ages, doctors say.

'Over 90 percent suicides due to depression'

 India is on the verge of becoming the suicide capital of the world with over 90 percent of deaths caused due to various types of depression including bipolar depressive disorder, doctors said on Thursday.

Dengue crisis: Delhi govt issues notice to 14 doctors

The Delhi government has issued show cause notices to 14 doctors in seven government hospitals for dereliction of duty in dealing with the dengue crisis, as the national capital faced the worst outbreak of the vector-borne disease in the last six years.

Two Indian-origin doctors charged with fraud in Canada

 Two Indo-Canadian doctor brothers, who run their own independent clinics, have been charged with fraud for billing the Ontario government for medical services they never provided to their patients.

Former SC judge favours self-regulation for private healthcare

Self-regulation by doctors in private healthcare system would ensure transparency in hospital-patient relationship, former Supreme Court judge Justice N. Santosh Hegde said on Sunday.

Government doctors in Maharashtra threaten indefinite stir

 Resident doctors in Maharashtra on Saturday threatened to go on an indefinite state-wide strike from Sunday evening to press for their safety demand after three of their colleagues were allegedly assaulted by relatives of a minor boy who died of dengue.

Two questions to detect delirium in seconds

 Asking just two questions may be able to help nurses and doctors quickly and easily identify delirium, a cognitive condition that results in confused thinking and reduced awareness of your environment, says a study.

Doctors and engineers of Lucknow now applying for jobs of janitor

In Lucknow doctors and engineers are applying for the jobs of a peon and servants. A recent vacancy for janitor in Lucknow secretariat caused 23 lakh applications for 368 posts. The applicants includes PhD. Degree holders as well as B.ED. Engineers.

PM Modi hits out at parliament disruption, asks doctors to focus on wellness

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that he was taking the opposition's disruption of parliament, which he attributed to "some people's egos", to the people's parliament to let them decide who is trying to create obstacles in development.

Focus on wellness, well-being: PM Narendra Modi to future doctors
Focus on wellness, well-being: PM Narendra Modi to future doctors

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called on doctors to focus on wellness, well-being and preventive healthcare.

Ban pvt practice by govt doctors during working hours: J&K panel

A Committee of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly has asked the state government to ensure complete ban on private practice of doctors during "office hours" and closure of all unregistered medical shops and illegal sex determination centres in the state.

Weekend patients at higher death risk

A new study has revealed that patients admitted to hospital at the weekend are likelier to be sicker and have a higher risk of death, compared with those admitted during the week.