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Doctors and experts have raised objection to the course saying it promotes quackery.(Representative Image/https://www.facebook.com/DrishtiMarine)

MP varsity faces flak for unique first-aid diploma

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar, Bhopal
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 02:24 AM IST
The university, which was started in Bhopal in 2011 with a vision to promote Hindi, has introduced three diploma courses - First Aid Specialists, Natural Pharma and Yoga and Natural Therapy. Governor Anandiben Patel is chancellor of the university.
The changes in proportionate deductions will come in handy for policy buyers who choose a room with a higher rent than what is covered in their insurance policy.(Shutterstock)
The changes in proportionate deductions will come in handy for policy buyers who choose a room with a higher rent than what is covered in their insurance policy.(Shutterstock)

How IRDAI’s new rules benefit health insurance policyholders

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 01:17 PM IST
From standardized policy clauses to the inclusion of telemedicine, the benefits are many.
Doctors attend to patients outside the hospital building during lockdown.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Doctors attend to patients outside the hospital building during lockdown.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
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December 31 deadline near, GMCH-32 yet to buy lab equipment

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2019 12:47 AM IST

ENT department of GMCH-32 shifted to main campus from Sector 48

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2019 01:17 AM IST
Department shifted due to non-availability of well-equipped operation theatre
Fees for PG health science courses in Maharashtra may be reduced from the next academic year.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT PHOTO(Representational image))
Fees for PG health science courses in Maharashtra may be reduced from the next academic year.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT PHOTO(Representational image))

Fee regulator changes norms, PG medical fees may dip in Maharashtra

Hindustan Times,Mumbai | By Musab Qazi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 11:00 AM IST
In a meeting held earlier this month, the state Fee Regulating Authority (FRA) said the money spent by medical colleges to pay stipends to resident doctors will no longer be considered an expenditure.FRA follows an expense-based model to calculate fees.
Jan Aushadhi stores are also growing steadily in the country.(SHUTTERSTOCK.)
Jan Aushadhi stores are also growing steadily in the country.(SHUTTERSTOCK.)

Sale of generic medicines saved consumers Rs 2000 cr last fiscal: Pharma secretary

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 11:27 PM IST
Vaghela was speaking at the inaugural edition of the ‘CME Summit and Excellence Awards’ organized by the Indian Health and Wellness Council (IHW).
Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan said resident doctors were misguided and some even went on strike. After he explained to them that the rules were yet to be drafted, they saw reason.(SONU MEHTA/ HT PHOTO.)
Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan said resident doctors were misguided and some even went on strike. After he explained to them that the rules were yet to be drafted, they saw reason.(SONU MEHTA/ HT PHOTO.)

India to get National Medical Commission within six months: Harsh Vardhan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 08:41 PM IST
The Union health ministry will soon notify the National Medical Commission (NMC) Act 2019 that received the President of India’s assent after Parliament cleared it on Monday, August 5.
Despite the Medical Council of India urging doctors to write prescriptions in a clear handwriting, even in capital letters, and issuing several circulars in this regard, many medical practitioners still find it difficult to do so. (Representative Image)
Despite the Medical Council of India urging doctors to write prescriptions in a clear handwriting, even in capital letters, and issuing several circulars in this regard, many medical practitioners still find it difficult to do so. (Representative Image)

Government hospital’s medical prescription leaves patient puzzled

Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 02:03 AM IST
At Lucknow’s Balrampur Hospital, a patient was given a prescription reading ‘Tab 500 mg BD’
The NMC bill has been called a visionary reform by supporters and an assault on the medical profession by critics, almost all of whom are doctors and students of medicine.(HT FILE)
The NMC bill has been called a visionary reform by supporters and an assault on the medical profession by critics, almost all of whom are doctors and students of medicine.(HT FILE)

Bill to regulate medical education gets RS nod

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2019 05:21 AM IST
After tweaks, the bill, which seeks to replace the Medical Council of India with a new body, will be back in the Lok Sabha.
The North Municipal Corporation of Delhi is planning to start postgraduation courses at its medical college Hindu Rao Hospital in Malka Ganj, from 2020-21.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The North Municipal Corporation of Delhi is planning to start postgraduation courses at its medical college Hindu Rao Hospital in Malka Ganj, from 2020-21.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

North corporation plans PG course at Hindu Rao Hospital medical college

New Delhi | By Baishali Adak
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2019 04:09 AM IST
Presently, only two MD (Masters in Medicine) courses have been proposed — Community Medicine and Pathology -- with a one-time expenditure of Rs 34 lakh towards creation of fixed assets like faculty rooms, furniture and library, among others.
According to the new bill, during this period, the board of governors will exercise the powers and functions of the MCI as assigned under the IMC Act, 1956.(HT Photo)
According to the new bill, during this period, the board of governors will exercise the powers and functions of the MCI as assigned under the IMC Act, 1956.(HT Photo)

Rajya Sabha supports medical council bill

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 10:08 PM IST
The bill aims at ushering in transparency, accountability and quality in the governance of medical education in the country and provides for the supersession of the Medical Council of India (MCI) for two years with effect from September 26, 2018.
(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Parliament highlights: International Arbitration Centre Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 01:58 AM IST

Parliament highlights: The Rajya Sabha will today debate on electoral reforms, including ‘One Nation, One Election’ bid, electoral bonds and Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). On Tuesday, the government introduced in the Lok Sabha a bill providing for the supersession of Medical Council of India for a period of two years. Follow highlights here:

According to the new bill, during this period, the board of governors will exercise the powers and functions of the MCI as assigned under the IMC Act, 1956.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
According to the new bill, during this period, the board of governors will exercise the powers and functions of the MCI as assigned under the IMC Act, 1956.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha clears bill to replace MCI

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 11:49 PM IST
The Lok Sabha on Tuesday cleared the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which will replace an ordinance promulgated on February 21 that lapsed with the sixteenth Lok Sabha.
Doctors at Lok Nayak Hospital went on strike demanding better security to protect them from violent relatives of patients(Arun Sharma/ HT Photo)
Doctors at Lok Nayak Hospital went on strike demanding better security to protect them from violent relatives of patients(Arun Sharma/ HT Photo)

Stop violence against doctors in India

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 08:35 PM IST
While healthcare requires reform, frustrated families must not target doctors
India had around 1.04 million registered allopathic doctors by the end of 2017 to treat a population of 1.36 billion people, according to the National Health Profile, 2018.(HT file photo)
India had around 1.04 million registered allopathic doctors by the end of 2017 to treat a population of 1.36 billion people, according to the National Health Profile, 2018.(HT file photo)

Consortiums can set up medical colleges

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 07:11 AM IST
The medical education regulator notified the changes on May 14 as part of efforts to encourage private sector participation in strengthening the country’s medical education infrastructure.
After seven years, the MCI issued the Letter of Permission for Barmer medical college allowing the admission on 100 MBBS seats in the college.(HT File Photo/Representative Image)
After seven years, the MCI issued the Letter of Permission for Barmer medical college allowing the admission on 100 MBBS seats in the college.(HT File Photo/Representative Image)

Medical college of Barmer gets MCI nod

Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 01:12 PM IST
Officials claimed that medical college building is almost ready for the functioning and that finishing work is at the final stage while nursing hostels and staff quarters are ready to accommodate students.
Medical students belonging to Maratha community protest at Azad Maidan in Mumbai on May 11.(HT FILE)
Medical students belonging to Maratha community protest at Azad Maidan in Mumbai on May 11.(HT FILE)

After Maratha, Supreme Court stays EWS quota for PG med admissions

Hindustan Times | By Musab Qazi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2019 12:39 AM IST
SC bench says state can’t apply reservation unless number of seats is increased
The court’s order came on a plea filed by a student from General Category saying that unless additional seats are created.(HT File Photo)
The court’s order came on a plea filed by a student from General Category saying that unless additional seats are created.(HT File Photo)

10% EWS quota cannot be applied to PG medical courses in Maharashtra for 2019-20: Supreme Court

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2019 12:37 PM IST
The bench said the Maharashtra government enforced the 10 EWS quota for PG medical courses in March.
Patliputra Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) in Dhanbad is likely to get 50 more MBBS seats from the 2019 academic session(HT File (Representative Image))
Patliputra Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) in Dhanbad is likely to get 50 more MBBS seats from the 2019 academic session(HT File (Representative Image))

PMCH Dhanbad to get 50 more MBBS seats

Dhanbad | By Subhash Mishra
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 08:35 AM IST
On behalf of the state government, PMCH principal Dr Shailendra Kumar submitted the undertaking to the MCI on Tuesday.
The Centre has extended the last date for admission of students for post graduate courses in states to May 31 in a bid to fill up the remaining vacant seats for the academic session 2019-20.(HT file)
The Centre has extended the last date for admission of students for post graduate courses in states to May 31 in a bid to fill up the remaining vacant seats for the academic session 2019-20.(HT file)

Last date for PG medical admissions 2019 extended to May 31

PTI, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2019 04:52 PM IST
The Centre has extended the last date for admission of students for post graduate courses in states to May 31 in a bid to fill up the remaining vacant seats for the academic session 2019-20.
Officials said the interest levels of candidates in the non-clinical subjects is so low that even after the ministry brought down the cut off by 6 percentile points, still many seats went vacant.(HT File)
Officials said the interest levels of candidates in the non-clinical subjects is so low that even after the ministry brought down the cut off by 6 percentile points, still many seats went vacant.(HT File)

Centre, MCI to meet over tepid response to non-clinical subjects

New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2019 10:06 PM IST
Officials said the interest levels of candidates in the non-clinical subjects is so low that even after the ministry brought down the cut off by 6 percentile points, still many seats went vacant.

Maharashtra MBBS, BDS admissions: 2 colleges may add 200 seats

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Bhandary, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2019 12:56 AM IST
At the beginning of the last academic year, the number of seats in government-run and deemed medical colleges was increased, but those in private ones had reduced, keeping the overall intake capacity almost the same
Picture for representation only.(HT PHOTO)
Picture for representation only.(HT PHOTO)

PG medical admissions in Maharashtra from Monday

Hindustan Times | By Musab Qazi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 12:37 AM IST
The results of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) were declared on January 31
Rajiv Gandhi Medical College, also known as Kalwa medical college received recognition from the Medical Council of India in 1998.(Praful Gangurde)
Rajiv Gandhi Medical College, also known as Kalwa medical college received recognition from the Medical Council of India in 1998.(Praful Gangurde)

Kalwa medical college to start postgraduate course in forensic medicine from June

Hindustan Times | By Ankita G Menon, Thane
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2019 12:24 AM IST
The college authorities are hopeful that the remaining seven faculties will also get permission soon as this will allow them to have around 70 students in PG course
Established in 2004, the FRA is a quasi-judicial body responsible for regulating fees of all unaided private professional colleges in the state.(HT PHOTO)
Established in 2004, the FRA is a quasi-judicial body responsible for regulating fees of all unaided private professional colleges in the state.(HT PHOTO)

Undergrad medical courses at private colleges in Maharashtra to cost 25% more

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Bhandary, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 02:58 PM IST
State caps minimum fees at 7 lakh, allows hike for equipment upgrade at institutes
Earlier this month, FRA ruled that the “excess” fees charged by colleges from students admitted under 35% management and 15% non-residential Indian (NRI) quota in the current academic year should be used to reduce the fees for 2019-20.(HT file phot)
Earlier this month, FRA ruled that the “excess” fees charged by colleges from students admitted under 35% management and 15% non-residential Indian (NRI) quota in the current academic year should be used to reduce the fees for 2019-20.(HT file phot)
The recruitment of teachers in Bahraich, Basti, Faizabad, Shahjhanpur and Firozabad Medical Colleges will begin through societies after the state cabinet’s approval, an official said.(HT file)
The recruitment of teachers in Bahraich, Basti, Faizabad, Shahjhanpur and Firozabad Medical Colleges will begin through societies after the state cabinet’s approval, an official said.(HT file)

Societies to conduct recruitment test for 5 new medical colleges

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2018 05:30 PM IST
The medical education department has decided to constitute societies to conduct recruitment test to expedite the appointment of teachers in five new medical colleges.
The proposed amendment has been strongly opposed by the Maharashtra state branch of Indian radiological and imaging association (MSBIRIA) who have decided to knock the doors of the Bombay high court.(HT representational photo)
The proposed amendment has been strongly opposed by the Maharashtra state branch of Indian radiological and imaging association (MSBIRIA) who have decided to knock the doors of the Bombay high court.(HT representational photo)

Sonography rights to Ayurveda doctors not acceptable, say radiologists

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nozia Sayyed
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 03:53 PM IST
Central council of Indian medicine’s proposal to amend the PCPNDT Act, 1994, has been met with opposition from radiologists
The new MBBS syllabus, which focuses on skill-based and hands-on training, will be published next month and come into effect from the 2019-20 academic session.(Agenies)
The new MBBS syllabus, which focuses on skill-based and hands-on training, will be published next month and come into effect from the 2019-20 academic session.(Agenies)

Medical council to launch new MBBS syllabus next month for the 2019 session

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 12:22 PM IST
India’s medical education curriculum is getting a makeover after 21 years with the MCI, the country’s medical education regulator, revising the syllabus for the bachelor’s degree programme in medicine.
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