India’s expansion of public health programmes, such as expanding vaccination under Mission Indradhanush and sanitation services under Swachh Bharat is winning global accolades, including the Goalkeepers award from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Staff appointed under the Mission work on a contractual basis of 11 months, according to the workers, who said that there is no provision for leaves other than 12 casual leaves during the period of employment.
Innovative policies to enhance human resources for health, reduce out-of-pocket expenses are among the key issues to be discussed during At the 72nd Regional Committee Session of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) South- East Asian Region.
To measure how the city fares in terms of healthcare, officials of the Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) have come up with a few parameters such as the number of in-patient hospital beds per 10,000 people, the percentage of ‘affordable’ hospital beds in the city, and the number of people availing tertiary healthcare services.
Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) had called for a statewide strike on August 7 highlighting irregular payment of stipend, absence of clear regulations for tuberculosis and maternity leaves.
Nepal has been hit by heavy rainfall since Thursday. More than 25 districts and 10,385 households have been affected. Thirty five people are reported to be missing in the rain-related incidents that have thrown normal life out of gear in central and eastern parts of the country.
Several patients and family members accompanying them complained of travelling long distances to visit the Civil Hospital in Sector 10, where the out-patient department(OPD), the gynaecology and the emergency departments have been shifted.
CM Adityanath met doctors and officials of Gorakhpur Basti Division at BRD Medical College and reviewed preparations to combat AES and JE and directed them to ensure the success of Daskatak Abhiyan, to be held throughout July.
The junior doctors in West Bengal have decided to call off week-long strike after meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has promised increased security measures to the medical fraternity. In the meeting, which was held at the state secretariat, a doctors’ delegation apprised Banerjee of the problems they have been facing at medical colleges and hospitals and said they fear for their safety. The doctors had called for a nationwide protest on June 11 after two junior doctors were assaulted and seriously injured at NRS hospital in Bengal. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court will hear a plea on Tuesday seeking safety and security of doctors in government hospital.Highlights:
Sunday being a holiday, the out-patient departments remained closed and the number of patients waiting outside hospitals or visiting the emergency wards was also low. The emergency services, however, functioned normally.
He drew the attention of all states and UTs for strict action against any person who assaults doctors. The move comes after the Indian Medical Association (IMA) launched a four-day nationwide protest from Friday and wrote to Union Home Minister Amit Shah demanding enactment of a central law to check violence against healthcare workers in hospitals.
Between Thursday and Friday afternoon, as many as 92 doctors -- professors, associate professors, assistant professors and medical officers -- wrote to the authorities expressing their desire to step down.
Junior doctors across West Bengal continued their stir for the fourth day on Friday, leading to health services being severely affected. The junior doctors have been on strike since Tuesday in protest against the brutal assault on two colleagues in Nilratan Sarkar Medical College and Hospital on Monday night by family members of an octogenarian patient who passed away. On Thursday, they defied a deadline by chief minister Mamata Banerjee to return to work, declaring that their agitation would continue till their demands for security on government hospital campuses are met.Expressing solidarity with the striking doctors in Bengal, the India Medical Association has declared “All India Protest Day” on Friday, with doctors in many parts of the country holding protests.Read | Bengal doctors’ strike enters Day-4, IMA declares ‘All India Protest Day’Here are the highlights: