Doctors perform birth surgeries under candlelight in Kashmir

When the floods wreaked havoc in Kashmir and plunged most parts of the Valley into darkness, few doctors at a lone maternity care hospital here, lent a ray of light to people's lives by performing birth surgeries under candlelight.

Uganda government challenged over carnage in the delivery room

 As she lay bleeding to death in Valente Inziku`s arms in a Ugandan government hospital in October 2010, Jennifer Anguko, pregnant with the couple`s fourth child, wished her husband well as a single parent.

Work hard to reclaim old glory, Vardhan urges med fraternity

 Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan today urged the medical fraternity to work hard and stand united to reclaim the ancient medical glory of India.

RJD MP Pappu Yadav launches drive against doctors, IMA protests

RJD MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav has launched a drive against doctors accusing them of charging "exorbitant" fees forcing the Indian Medical Association to condemn his "extra constitutional" action.

Uttar Pradesh CM showers sops on doctors

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday showered sops on doctors raising the retirement age of faculty members of government medical colleges to 65 years and bringing pay scales of KGMU teachers here on par with SGPGIMS.

Joan Rivers used to audition her surgeons
Joan Rivers used to audition her surgeons

Comedienne Joan Rivers, who died last week following a heart attack, used to make her surgeons go through a tough audition before they could operate on her.

U'khand govt to give tourist status to super specialist doctors

To attract super specialist doctors from across the globe to work in the remote areas of the state, Uttarakhand government has decided to accord them tourist status.

Harsh Vardhan asks doctors to devote time in villages, hill towns

Asking them to "think out of the box" to address nation's health issues, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday made an appeal to all specialised doctors to spend at least a short duration of time in rendering services to patients in villages and hilly areas of the country.

South African doctors give wrong patient heart surgery

Local media said 83-year-old Rita du Plessis was being treated for a respiratory infection, but ended up in theatre for a procedure to remove excess moisture around her heart.

Website to help doctors explain to patients in Bengali

A new website will help bridge the language barrier that often impedes doctors` efforts to explain diagnosis to patients in Bengali.

Indian doctors in Nigeria creating unnecessary scare: Primus hospital

The Primus Hospital here, that employs the four Indian doctors in Nigeria wanting to return home due to an alleged Ebola scare, Thursday accused them of creating `unnecessary scare` and `cheating` their profession.

Indian hospital in Nigeria ask doctors not to abandon duty

An Indian private hospital with a branch in Nigeria has issued an advisory to all its doctors working there to continue offering medical services after some of them abandoned their duty in the wake of Ebola outbreak.

Ebola outbreak: Indian High Commission in touch with doctors, hospital

The Indian High Commission in Nigeria is in touch with the four Indian doctors, who claim they are being forced to treat Ebola patients against their will, and their hospital so that both sides arrive at an amicable solution.

MCI asked to look into bribery charges against doctors

Amid allegations of some doctors` accepting bribes to prescribe branded drugs, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said Medical Council of India has been asked to look into the issue.

Rebuild medical profession`s lost glory: Harsh Vardhan

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Sunday asked doctors to "introspect" and rebuild the "lost glory" of the medical profession in India.

Mobile apps help doctors treat patients via smartphones

Many medical phone apps have recently gained popularity that allows doctors to diagnose their patients through text messages or video-chat on smartphones.

C`garh to offer special package to doctors in Naxal-hit areas

To overcome the acute shortage of doctors in Chhattisgarh`s insurgency-hit regions, the state government is working on a "special package" to offer certain facilities, besides lucrative salary, to the specialists for their posting in such areas.

Punjab wants Centre to relax MBBS admission criterion

The Punjab government has urged the union government to relax the admission criterion for MBBS course for the Scheduled Caste (SC) students.

Nigerian doctors suspend strike citing Ebola crisis: Union

Nigerian public sector doctors on Thursday suspended a nearly five-week long strike over an Ebola outbreak which has killed two people and infected five others in Lagos. 

Website for doctors to communicate better in Bengali

A website will be launched Aug 16 to bridge language barriers in West Bengal that often impede doctors` efforts from simplifying medical terminology and explaining diagnosis to patients in their native language.