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Most Doctors have Little or no Management Training, and That’s a Problem – Harvard Business Review.

Rising pressure to achieve better medical outcomes with increasingly limited financial resources has created an acute need for more physician leaders. Several studies have shown that doctors want to be led by other doctors; they trust physician leaders to make the right decisions about redesigning health care delivery and balancing quality and cost. Fair or not, they believe it’s harder for leaders without clinical expertise to see how cutting

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Draft Bill Allows Ayurveda, Homeopathy to Switch to Modern Medicine After ‘Bridge Course’

Draft Bill Allows Ayurveda, Homeopathy to Switch to Modern Medicine After 'Bridge Course' The bridge course will be decided upon at a meeting between the proposed National Medical Commission, which will replace the Medical Council of India, the Central Council of Homoeopathy and the Central Council of Indian Medicine. New Delhi: In a controversial move, the National Medical Commission Bill tabled by the government in the Lok Sabha seeks to allow

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Cabinet Approves National Medical Commission Bill; Common Entrance, Licentiate Exit Exam Proposed.

The Government of India Cabinet approved the draft National Medical Commission Bill, 2017, which seeks to replace the existing apex medical education regulator Medical Council of India (MCI) with a new body to ensure transparency. The draft bill provides for the constitution of four autonomous boards entrusted with conducting undergraduate and postgraduate education, assessment and accreditation of medical institutions and registration of practitioners

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‘Useless’ surgical masks and robots could be scrapped to help save NHS £150 million a year

Surgical masks and robotic operations are a needless waste of NHS money, Imperial College has said, after identifying changes the health service can make to save more than £150 million each year. Researchers from the Department of Surgery and Cancer, found 71 commonly performed procedures or practices that are of high-cost but low-value to patients, which could be stopped. They include hernia repair operations for people with few symptoms, which

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Dengue Day 1 – New Dengue Diagnostic Kit gives out result in 15 minutes.

“Dengue Day 1” – a diagnostic kit is now available to diagnose dengue within 15 minutes, at a cheaper cost compared to other kits presently available in the market – says Dr. Navin Khanna who heads the Recombinant Gene Products Group at the International Centre for Genetics Engineering & Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi. Also the kit helps in finding out whether the virus is in the primary or secondary stage, and it detect all four types

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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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