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Doctors as victims: Law to deter assaults on healthcare personnel is needed

It is the professional responsibility of doctors to decry any violence as a danger to the physical and mental health of individuals and of society. The 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi is a good time for us all to work together to create a non-violent society where every citizen feels secure.

Panel begins work on law to address assault of doctors

The committee includes the medical superintendents of AIIMS and RML hospital, representatives of the Home Ministry, Medical Council of India, Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association (FORDA) and Indian Medical Association (IMA), among others.


Bengal doctors’ strike: Docs beat us too, let guilty be punished, say kin of deceased

Following Sayeed’s death, clashes broke out between the junior doctors and the relatives of the patient, leaving one doctor critically injured. Soon after the violence, junior doctors at the hospital initiated cease-work which got support from doctors in 13 state-run hospitals across the state.

West Bengal violence: Attacks on protesting doctors continue

According to the students of Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital, some goons entered the college and issued death threats on Wednesday night forcing the authorities to close the heritage gate.

Bring law to protect doctors: Union health minister Harsh Vardhan to all CMs

Harsh Vardhan also wrote to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee advising “better communication and a compassionate approach” in dealing with the impasse.

For constant guidance, doctors to get mentors to help deal with physical, mental issues

AIIMS constituted a Student Wellness Centre this year, with a dedicated staff of three psychologists. In addition, there is also a 24-hour helpline that connects with a psychiatrist.


Kerala Floods: Team of doctors from Maharashtra return

Last Monday, a team of general physicians, surgeons, gynaecologists, paediatricians, ENT specialists and preventive medicine specialists from J J hospital and Pune’s Sassoon hospital had left for Kerala’s Thrissur, Alleppey, Ernakulam and Pathanamthitta districts.

Mob at Pune hospital ‘thrashes doctors’ after patient’s death

After resident doctors of the Pimpri hospital held protests on Saturday, an offence was registered against a mob of unnamed individuals for assaulting the doctors.

Gujarat: Doctors' panel decides against surgery on 11-yr-old rape victim's child

The baby girl, who was born on March 17 at the civil hospital in Rajkot, was shifted to Ahmedabad on the same day because of a congenital defect called spina bifida, a condition in which her spine and spinal cord have failed to develop fully, leaving her paralysed and fighting for life.

Maharashtra: Govt tweaks policy, gives incentives, fixed salary to attract doctors in state

Posting in tribal areas : Since Oct, 173 doctors have been appointed in rural areas.

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Implant files: How medical devices that are recalled in the US are still in use in India

The Indian Express-ICIJ investigation finds that at least 57 medical devices, many used in critical care, were being sold in India when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clamped down on them for a range of faults over the last two years.

West Bengal: Police constable shot dead

Midnapore, Jan 08 (ANI): A police constable was shot dead by unknown people in East Midnapore district in West Bengal last night. The incident happened around 10:30 pm during the patrolling by cops of Mahishadal Police Station, when they saw two men with a large bag standing beside the NH41. When the cops asked the men to identify themselves and show the bag, they opened fire on the cops and reportedly threw bombs on them as well. The injured constable was carried to the nearby Mahishadal hospital and then to the Tamluk Hospital where the doctors declared him dead. Police force was rushed to the area where the incident took place and a hunt was launched for the two suspects.