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Cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba will head the search committee tasked to chose the chairperson of National Medical Commission.(ANI Photo)

Medical commission takes another important step, panel to select chairman formed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 11:39 AM IST
The commission will have four autonomous boards, including a Medical Assessment and Rating Board (MARB) to assess medical colleges and develop a system of ranking to help the students make an informed choice.
NEET PG 2020(HT file)
NEET PG 2020(HT file)

NEET PG 2020 registration begins, here’s how to register

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nandini
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 06:46 PM IST
NEET PG 2020 registration process has been started from today, November 1. The exam will be conducted on January 5, 2020. Check full details here.
All PG students shall undertake a rotation in designated district hospitals for a period of three months as a part of the course curriculum. (Representational image)(HT file)
All PG students shall undertake a rotation in designated district hospitals for a period of three months as a part of the course curriculum. (Representational image)(HT file)

PG medical students may have to serve in district hospitals to be eligible to appear in final exam

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2019 05:55 PM IST
Currently, students pursuing undergraduate medical courses are attached to primary health centres or urban health centres for three months as part of a compulsory rotating internship.
A seven-member team headed by the cabinet secretary will select the chairman of the National Medical Commission (NMC).
A seven-member team headed by the cabinet secretary will select the chairman of the National Medical Commission (NMC).

Cabinet secy-led team to select NMC chief from 300 applicants

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 01:41 AM IST
The last date for receiving applications is October 18.
Senior residents desert the newly set-up Palamu Medical College Hospital, Hazaribagh Medical College Hospital and Dumka Medical College Hospital.(HT file)
Senior residents desert the newly set-up Palamu Medical College Hospital, Hazaribagh Medical College Hospital and Dumka Medical College Hospital.(HT file)

Senior residents desert medical colleges for higher pay in Bihar

Hindustan Times, Dhanbad | By Subhash Mishra
PUBLISHED ON OCT 13, 2019 12:25 PM IST
White coat woes some senior doctors in Dumka, Palamu and Hazaribag have been penalised for resigning.
100 new seats in govt medical, dental colleges in Mumbai yet to be filled. (Representational image)(HT Photo)
100 new seats in govt medical, dental colleges in Mumbai yet to be filled. (Representational image)(HT Photo)

100 new seats in government medical, dental colleges in Mumbai yet to be filled

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 06:00 PM IST
After several protests, parents have now started an online petition to convince the state to include the seats in the 2019-20 academic year.
Hazaribagh Medical college building.(HT Photo)
Hazaribagh Medical college building.(HT Photo)

Jharkhand Government to appoint 110 senior residents in 5 medical colleges in 4 days

Hindustan Times, Dhanbad | By Subhash Mishra
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2019 04:20 PM IST
Deputy secretary health, medical education and family welfare department of government Abhishek Srivastava on Saturday issued a vacancy notice for appointment of senior residents and tutors in five government medical colleges
JIPMER PG 2020 entrance examination will be conducted on December 8, 2019, from 10 am to 1pm. (Representational image)(PTI)
JIPMER PG 2020 entrance examination will be conducted on December 8, 2019, from 10 am to 1pm. (Representational image)(PTI)

JIPMER PG 2020 entrance exam: Application process begins at jipmer.edu.in

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2019 04:42 PM IST
Admit card for the entrance examination will be available for download from November 13 to December 8, 2019.
National Medical Commission (NMC) Act, 2019 seems to fail in addressing the larger issues plaguing the medical education and health sector. (Representational image)
National Medical Commission (NMC) Act, 2019 seems to fail in addressing the larger issues plaguing the medical education and health sector. (Representational image)

Gaps in medical reforms remain

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neetu Chandra Sharma
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2019 01:01 PM IST
The National Medical Commission (NMC) Act, 2019 aims to improve access to quality and affordable medical education, and ensure availability of adequate and high quality medical professionals in all parts of the country.
The court noted that the Medical Council of India (MCI) had also ordered the removal of their names from its register for three months.(Representative image)
The court noted that the Medical Council of India (MCI) had also ordered the removal of their names from its register for three months.(Representative image)

Five doctors summoned to Delhi court in 2012 infant death case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 08:22 AM IST
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Anuj Agrawal summoned four doctors of two different private hospitals and the medical superintendent of one of the government hospital in East Delhi district under Section 304 (culpable homicide) of the Indian Penal Code.
In the past few years, medical and dental colleges have increased in numbers, taking the total intake capacity of medical colleges from to almost 85,000 seats in the current academic year from the 66,000 seats in 2017(PTI Photo)
In the past few years, medical and dental colleges have increased in numbers, taking the total intake capacity of medical colleges from to almost 85,000 seats in the current academic year from the 66,000 seats in 2017(PTI Photo)

PG medical diploma holders can teach as senior residents

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 01:11 PM IST
The MCI’s board of governors (BoG) amended the teacher eligibility qualifications (TEQ) rules, which now makes post-graduate (PG) diploma holders in medicine eligible to teach as senior residents in medical colleges
The BFUHS has announced fresh schedule of counselling for admission to MBBS and BDS courses.(HT Photo)
The BFUHS has announced fresh schedule of counselling for admission to MBBS and BDS courses.(HT Photo)

MBBS, BDS admissions: SC upholds HC order on micro-quota in Punjab’s private medical colleges

Hindustan Times, Faridkot | By Parteek Singh Mahal, Faridkot
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 08:11 AM IST
The apex court held that the micro-reservation of 1% in MBBS and BDS courses for children/grandchildren of persons affected by terror and anti-Sikh riots will be applicable to the state quota as well as management quota in all private unaided non-minority medical/dental institutions, as was ruled by HC on July 26.
Parents and students at the SMS medical college, Jaipur where a counselling session is in progress.(HT Photo)
Parents and students at the SMS medical college, Jaipur where a counselling session is in progress.(HT Photo)

HC directs fresh mop-up round for MBBS, BDS seats

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 12:58 PM IST
The advocate for the petitioner said the court has directed the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG Medical and Dental admission and Counselling Board 2019 to hold a fresh mop-up round to remove all discrepancies.
(Representative image)
(Representative image)

MCI issues notice to UP varsity over ragging

Hindustan Times, Kanpur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 07:42 AM IST
A group of seniors allegedly forced about 150 first-year UPUMS students to shave their heads and parade on the campus despite a ban on ragging in educational institutes. The photos of the alleged ragging went viral on social media and prompted the university administration to order a probe.
MCI team at Patliputra Medical College Hospital’s surgical department in Dhanbad on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.(Bijay / HT Photo)
MCI team at Patliputra Medical College Hospital’s surgical department in Dhanbad on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.(Bijay / HT Photo)

MCI inspects PMCH, may okay 50 more MBBS seats for Jharkhand

Hindustan Times, Dhanbad | By Subhash Mishra
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2019 02:53 PM IST
So far, Jharkhand has 580 MBBS seats, including 100 each of three newly set up, Palamu, Hazaribagh, Dumka, 180 of RIMS Ranchi,50 each of PMCH and MGMMCH.
Within 12 hours of getting nod from SC, the hospital at Hazaribagh Medical College started providing health service to the patients.(HT Photo)
Within 12 hours of getting nod from SC, the hospital at Hazaribagh Medical College started providing health service to the patients.(HT Photo)

300 MBBS seats added in Jharkhand as SC gives nod to 3 new medical colleges

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Subhash Mishra
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2019 02:34 PM IST
The three new medical colleges in Jharkhand will be set up in Palamu, Hazaribagh and Dumka from this academic session.
The 33-member commission will have 29 doctors as members in different capacities. The states will be represented by 19 members.(HT FILE)
The 33-member commission will have 29 doctors as members in different capacities. The states will be represented by 19 members.(HT FILE)

NMC to be set up in six months: Government

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 12:32 AM IST
The MCI was dissolved in 2018 following allegations of corruption, and a board of governors constituted to take over its functioning.
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’
Doctors and medical students raise slogans during a protest against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bills, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi on, August 5, 2019.(PTI)
Doctors and medical students raise slogans during a protest against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bills, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi on, August 5, 2019.(PTI)

National Medical Commission Bill passed in Parliament, IMA calls for strike

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2019 08:31 PM IST
The provision of NEXT exam and allowing ‘limited access to practice medicine’ for people connected with modern scientific medicine mid-level community health providers has angered doctors.
New Delhi: Members of Federation of Resident Doctors Association during a strike against National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi, Friday, Aug 2, 2019. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma) (PTI8_2_2019_000035B)(PTI)
New Delhi: Members of Federation of Resident Doctors Association during a strike against National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi, Friday, Aug 2, 2019. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma) (PTI8_2_2019_000035B)(PTI)

Striking doctors reach out to patients for support

New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 09:43 PM IST
A doctor being beaten up was Ramesh Kumar’s— who had come to Dr Ram Manohar Lohia hospital for the treatment of his 2-year-old daughter suffering from high fever—guess too.
New Delhi: Members of Federation of Resident Doctors Association during a strike against National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi, Friday, Aug 2, 2019. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma) (PTI8_2_2019_000035B)(PTI)
New Delhi: Members of Federation of Resident Doctors Association during a strike against National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi, Friday, Aug 2, 2019. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma) (PTI8_2_2019_000035B)(PTI)

PGI doctors to boycott work today onwards in protest against NMC Bill

Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 09:26 PM IST
Services at Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, and Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, will remain unaffected.
Thousands of patients were affected for the second day on Friday as nearly 20,000 resident doctors and medical students in Delhi continued their protest against the National Medical Commission (NMC) bill.(Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times)
Thousands of patients were affected for the second day on Friday as nearly 20,000 resident doctors and medical students in Delhi continued their protest against the National Medical Commission (NMC) bill.(Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times)

Doctors’ strike enters second day in Delhi; thousands affected

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutta
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 02:57 PM IST
The doctors have been protesting against the NMC bill, which was passed by the Rajya Sabha with some amendments on Thursday.
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.
Patients outside a department at AIIMS as resident and junior doctors are on strike protesting against National Medical Commission (NMC) bill, Thursday August 1, 2019.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
Patients outside a department at AIIMS as resident and junior doctors are on strike protesting against National Medical Commission (NMC) bill, Thursday August 1, 2019.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

Services in Delhi government hospitals affected as 20,000 striking doctors protest NMC bill

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 05:29 PM IST
Several government hospitals, including AIIMS and Safdarjung Hospital, had to scale back on their routine clinics and cancel scheduled surgeries on Thursday with nearly 20,000 resident doctors and students striking work.
GIMS is located in Greater Noida, near Kasna. It sees patients from Greater Noida, Jewar, Dadri as well as from Hapur and Bulandshahr.(gims.ac.in)
GIMS is located in Greater Noida, near Kasna. It sees patients from Greater Noida, Jewar, Dadri as well as from Hapur and Bulandshahr.(gims.ac.in)

Government medical college in Greater Noida to start MBBS programme from August 1

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Shafaque Alam
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 09:59 AM IST
GIMS was founded in 2008 as Manyawar Kanshiram Multi-Specialty Hospital. The 300-bed Institute gets around 1,500 patients every day at its out-patient department.
Genuine concerns over the National Medical Commission Bill have been addressed and the legislation will be one of the biggest reforms, Union minister Harsh Vardhan said in Lok Sabha on Monday.(ANI file)
Genuine concerns over the National Medical Commission Bill have been addressed and the legislation will be one of the biggest reforms, Union minister Harsh Vardhan said in Lok Sabha on Monday.(ANI file)

National Medical Commission bill to be biggest reform, says Harsh Vardhan

PTI, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2019 06:16 PM IST
Genuine concerns over the National Medical Commission Bill have been addressed and the legislation will be one of the biggest reforms, Union minister Harsh Vardhan said in Lok Sabha on Monday.
A top official in CBI confirmed that the charge sheet has been filed in a Delhi court recently, although the agency officially refused to share details of those it has named as accused. ()(HT file photo)
A top official in CBI confirmed that the charge sheet has been filed in a Delhi court recently, although the agency officially refused to share details of those it has named as accused. ()(HT file photo)

CBI files charge sheet in case involving ex-High Court judge

New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 08:27 AM IST
Former judge IM Quddusi was arrested along with others in September 2017 for allegedly conspiring to settle a MCI (Medical Council of India) debarment order against a Lucknow based private medical college.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan introduced The National Medical Commission Bill, 2019, to provide for a medical education system that also encourages community health perspective and makes services of medical professionals accessible to all citizens.(Agencies)
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan introduced The National Medical Commission Bill, 2019, to provide for a medical education system that also encourages community health perspective and makes services of medical professionals accessible to all citizens.(Agencies)

Bill to improve India’s medical education system introduced in Lok Sabha

IANS, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2019 06:36 PM IST
A Bill that seeks to improve access to quality and affordable medical education and ensures availability of adequate and high quality medical professionals all over the country was introduced in the LS on Monday.
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