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PGMED NEWS – MCI to be restructured – say Parliamentary Standing committee on health.

The Parliamentary standing committee on health has called for a complete restructuring of the Medical Council of India (MCI), arguing that it has failed in its mandate as a regulator of medical education and profession. Tearing into the functioning of the MCI, the house panel recommended that the Act under which it was set up be scrapped and a new legislation be drafted "at the earliest".The health ministry too came in for strong criticism for being

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Bedaquiline – New anti – TB Drug.

Bedaquiline - the diarylquinoline TMC207, is a bactericidal antituberculous agent with a novel mechanism of mycobacterial adenosine triphosphate (ATP) synthase inhibition. Bedaquiline received accelerated approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in December 2012 for use as part of combination therapy to treat adults with multidrug-resistant (MDR) pulmonary TB when other alternatives are not available. Dosing consists of 400 mg orally

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Govt of India withdraws customs exemption on 74 drugs

Govt of India withdraws customs exemption on 74 drugs ------As many as 74 drugs, including life saving ones used for treating cancer and HIV, will see sharp rise in prices as the government has withdrawn customs duty exemption on their imports. The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) last week issued a notification withdrawing exemption of levy of basic customs duty on as many as 74 drugs. The medicines on which customs duty will now be imposed

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MAHARASHTRA – the FIRST state in the country where women in Govt jobs can avail up to 180 days’ maternity leave while having a baby through surrogacy.

Maharashtra will be the first state in the country where women employees in government jobs can avail up to 180 days’ maternity leave while having a baby through surrogacy. The existing maternity leave rules provide for 180 days’ maternity leave to pregnant women and 90 days for women adopting children. Source - The Indian Express.

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INDIA to switch to Bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine.

INDIA to switch to Bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine. With India remaining polio free for five years now, the Government of India plans to switch to Bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) from its present Trivalent version, in few months in a globally synchronised manner. Trivalent OPV contains live and weakened versions for all the three types (1, 2 and 3) of wild polio while the bivalent vaccine will contain type 1 and 3. India has already introduced injectable

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Kidney disease due to hyperglycemia starts early in prediabetic state itself

Prediabetes might be a target for early treatment to prevent chronic kidney disease in chronic hyperglycemia. A study of 1,261 nondiabetic people aged 50 to 62 years has suggested that apparently healthy persons who have blood sugar levels higher than normal, but not yet in the diabetic range are still at risk of developing kidney damage. Such individuals are more likely to have glomerular hyperfiltration and albuminuria. In the study, 595 people

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Tamilnadu Medical PG Entrance Exam 2016 – 17 on 14th Feb 2016

The tentative date of the Entrance examination for admission to The Tamil Nadu “Post Graduate Degree / Diploma / 6Year M.Ch(Neuro Surgery) /MDS Courses” 2016 - 2017 session will be 14/02/2016 (Sunday) at Chennai. Refer - www.tnhealth.org

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AIPGMEE 2016. Revised date for Chennai centre candidates – 11th January 2016.

Revised date for Chennai centre candidates. AIPGMEE 2016 – Candidates of Chennai centre whose test was deferred due to inclement weather conditions, kindly note that the revised date for the test is 11th January 2016.For further details regarding test centre, session, timing etc. – kindly refer to detailed communication which is being sent individually to the affected candidates. Refer www.nbe.gov.in/aipgmee

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PGMED NEWS – JIPMER – MD / MS Courses – January 2016 Session. Date of Entrance Examination – 22 November 2015.

Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) – MD / MS Courses – January 2016 Session. Date of Entrance Examination – 22 November 2015 (Sunday) – 9 AM to 12 Noon. Online Registration opens from 31 August 2015 (Monday) – 11 AM. Online Registration closes on 19 October 2015 (Monday) – 5 PM. Download of Hall Ticket from – 04 November 2015 – 11 AM to 22 November 2015 – 8 AM. For details – log on to

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AIIMS PG / Post Doctoral Courses – Jan 2016 Session – Entrance Exam

AIIMS invites Online Application for Entrance Examination leading to admission in Post Graduate Courses (MD / MS / M Ch (6 years) / MDS and Post Doctoral (DM / M Ch/ MD (Hospital Administration) / PhD Courses for January 2016 session. Online Registration for Applications - MD / MS / M Ch (6 years) / MDS - Opens on 25.8.2015 and closes on 17.9.2015 at 5 PM. DM / M Ch/ MD (Hospital Administration) / PhD Courses - Opens on 14.9.2015 and closes on 05.10.2015

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