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Karnataka Private Doctors strike called off

Private doctors in Karnataka have called off their protests against amendments in the KPME or Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Bill following a meeting with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in the north Karnataka town of Belagavi where the legislature session is on. Dr Sudarshan Ballal of the Manipal Group of Hospitals, told NDTV, "We are hopeful that our concerns will be addressed and we have called off the protest." The protest had crippled

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Urgent need to address the doctor patients ratio in India.

 Delhi, 12 November 2017: As per a recent study, the average time that primary care consultants in India spend with patients is only about two minutes. This is in contrast with first-world countries where the consultation crosses a duration of 20 minutes.A short consultation time not only affects patient care adversely but also increases the workload and stress of the consulting physician. The IMA says the results show up in the form of spending

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Govt. announces launch of a new Food Regulatory Portal

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries and FSSAI have announced a powerful new tool called Food Regulatory Portal. Planned as a single interface for food businesses to cater to both domestic operations and food imports this portal would be a game changer for effective and transparent implementation of the food safety laws in the country. Aiming to create an enabling environment for businesses to operate the portal is strategically aligned with

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Delhi schools, colleges to remain shut till Sunday as smog continues

he Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government has ordered the schools and colleges in Delhi to remain shut till Sunday due to alarming levels of pollution. The order in this regard was passed by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday. "Delhi's air quality is getting worse. In this situation, there can be no compromise on children's health," Sisodia, who is also the Education Minister, said in a tweet. The directive came as the air quality

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NEET PG 2018 is on 7th January 2018

National Board of Examinations (NBE) has notified National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for admission to MD/MS/Post Graduate Diploma Courses 2018 Academic Session (NEET PG 2018). The Examination is on 7th January 2018. Candidates can register for NEET PG 2018 through online from 31st October 2017 to 27th November 2017. For Information Bulletin and further details - log on to www.nbe.edu.in    

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TNMC Notification – to update the address of Doctors in Tamilnadu & Pudhucherry

TNMC Notification - to update the address of Doctors in Tamilnadu & Pudhucherry In view of election of Seven Members for Tamilnadu Medical Council, as per Tamilnadu Medical Registration Act 1914 - the doctors from Tamilnadu and Pudhucherry are instructed to update their present address. For further details, please refer to www.tnmedicalcouncil.org.

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No more reservation of PG Medical seats for TN Govt Doctors.

The Doctors in Tamil Nadu were protesting against the system of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate Admissions (NEET- PG). The Tamil Nadu state offers 50 percent reservation of seats to the doctors serving in government institutions. NEET PG puts the medical practitioners serving in government hospitals at a disadvantage - as they were denied 50% reservation of seats in Medical PG Entrance - as per the order of Honourable Madras

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NEET-PG 2017 to be held during December 5-13

Union health ministry of India has announced the examination schedule of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for the Post-Graduate medical courses for the 2017 academic session. The common test to MD, MS and PG Diploma courses will be held by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) at 86 centers in 41 cities between December 5th and 13th, 2016. For the dental post graduate courses (MDS), the exam will be held from November 30th to December

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New blood group found in India: Gujarat doctors verify sample with WHO

New blood group found in India: Gujarat doctors verify sample with WHO A new blood group has been found in India. The blood samples taken in a laboratory in Gujarat are found to be absolutely unique. The blood cannot be categorized in the existing groups of ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘O’ or ‘AB’. The blood sample has been named by the doctors as ‘INRA’. While the first two letters stand India, the latter two letters indicate the name of the person

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The New Draft Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016

PGMED NEWS : The New Draft Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 Commercial surrogacy is banned in most developed countries, including Australia, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Sweden, New Zealand, Japan and Thailand. Now the new bill has banned it in India too.But the bill allows altruistic surrogacy, where women (near relative) can legally carry someone else’s child if no money (other than medical cost and insurance), favor or coercion is involved.Under

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