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Nearly 1,000 nurses of 80 pvt hospitals strike in Jodhpur

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 23:17

Nearly 1,000 nurses of 80 private hospitals in Jodhpur declared an indefinite strike on Tuesday and staged a sit-in at the district collector`s office, demanding better remuneration, perks and facilities, and compliance of certified medical practices.

Medical Council of India to restore 6,387 medical seats

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 00:18

Medical Council of India (MCI) has agreed to restore 6,387 medical seats in government colleges which were cancelled earlier this year after state governments promised to upgrade infrastructure and comply fully with the Council`s guidelines.

Centre`s nod to renew 85 seats of two medical colleges in HP

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 21:17

The Union government has given its nod to renew 85 seats in two medical colleges of Himachal Pradesh, a senior state official said.

MCI agrees to restore medical seats in Bengal

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 20:04

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has agreed to restore all 1,050 medical seats in West Bengal which were cancelled earlier this year after the state government assured of infrastructure upgrade and full compliance of Council`s guidelines.

Centre to look into MCI functioning: Harsh Vardhan

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 18:59

Government will look into the functioning of the Medical Council of India (MCI) as "its works create doubts", Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday.

Girl`s death due to rabies: HC asks family to move DMC

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 21:33

The Delhi High Court today asked the family members of a girl who died of rabies at a private hospital here to file a complaint with Delhi Medical Council (DMC) for a probe into her death and to ascertain whether there was any lapse in her treatment.

HC upholds Medical Council of India order

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 21:17

The Madras High Court today upheld with immediate effect an order of the Medical Council of India in October last relating to rejection of DD Medical College and Hospital`s application for renewal of permission.

Change of course

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 16:16

Dearth of good quality doctors could lie in the MBBS currciulum and its assessment process. Prachi Rege consults experts from the field for immediate treatment.

Indian-origin doctor cleared in UK sex assault case

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 16:19

An Indian-origin doctor accused of performing oral sex on a male patient has been cleared of the charges by a UK tribunal.

MCI’s new course to fix rural healthcare issues

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 17:58

After its decision to shorten the duration of the MBBS course by one year met with stiff opposition from all the quarters, Medical Council of India is now contemplating to introduce a new degree course in rural healthcare. Patricia Mascarenhas finds out more.

Another arrest in MCI registration scam

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 15:55

The CBI has arrested another doctor from Vadodara in connection with alleged scam involving registration with Medical Council of India through fraudulent means.

Former bureaucrats write to PM on Health Secy`s transfer

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 15:11

Former bureaucrats and eminent personalities have written to the Prime Minister protesting the transfer of Keshav Desiraju from the post of Union Health Secretary apparently after he opposed making Ketan Desai, who is facing graft charges, a member of Medical Council of India.