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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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World’s First Leprosy vaccine developed in India, to go on trial.

The first exclusive vaccine for Leprosy made in India, will be piloted in five districts of Bihar and Gujarat in a few weeks as a part of the country's efforts at eradicating the crippling disease that affects 1.25 lakh people every year. About 60% of the global leprosy patients live in India, where detection and treatment leave many of them crippled. If the pilot phase shows satisfactory results, the programme will be implemented in other high-prevalence

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NEET ordinance: Supreme Court to hear challenge on 7 July

A Supreme Court bench presided by justice Anil R. Dave will hear on 7 July a legal challenge to an ordinance, which pushed back holding the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) by a year. The court was hearing a plea brought by health activist Anand Rai, known for exposing the Vyapam scam—an admission and recruitment scandal in Madhya Pradesh—against the Centre’s decision to promulgate the ordinance. The petition that sought the quashing

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POLIO VIRUS found in Hyderabad – alert in Telangana State.

The Telangana government on Tuesday sounded a "global emergency" after an active strain of wild polio virus (P2 strain) was detected in a water sample collected from a sewerage sample taken from the Amberpet sewerage treatment plant on May 17. The government has decided to conduct a special campaign against polio in Hyderabad and parts of Ranga Reddy from June 20 to June 26, and to innoculate more than three lakh children in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy

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Cannot conduct NEET in 2016 – says MCI

The Medical Council of India will not be able to conduct the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for medical courses across the country this year, says Council vice-chairman Dr C V Bhirmanandham. Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court had cleared the decks for NEET by setting aside its 2013 order by which the common test for admissions to MBBS, BDS and PG courses in all medical colleges was quashed. "Till the matter is decided, NEET can be implemented,"

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Supreme Court of India allows Common Entrance Test (NEET) for Medical Courses.  

The Supreme Court of India allows for implementation of National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for medical courses across the country. Hearing a review petition on NEET, the top court said it will hear the case afresh on validity of the common entrance test. "Till the matter is decided NEET can be implemented," the top court said.  

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5 Healthcare ATMs launched in 4 states in India

A total of five healthcare ATMs have come up in four states  Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh  under a Health Ministry pilot that combines telemedicine with a free drugs programme. Each ATM will be manned by a multipurpose public health worker (MPHW) or an auxiliary nurse midwife (ANM) armed with a multi-parameter patient vital monitor and other devices required for checking basic health parameters.After the patient has

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