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Anti-Quota Stir: Resident Docs Demand Experts Panel

Stalemate over the quota issue between government and striking medicos continued today with the resident doctors persisting with their demand of setting up an experts committee// to review the reservation policy. ....The striking medicos are also expected to meet Union Health Secretary P C Hota later in the day. ....The resident doctors association of AIIMS made an appeal to the people to obser...

Seminar On US Medical Licencing Exam For Docs And Medicos

To help International medical graduates prepare for next year's Residency Match programme, Kaplan Medical is holding an educational seminar on United States Medical Licencing Exams (USMLE) here on May 24. // ....Kaplan is authorised under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant foreign students and the seminar would focus on the guidelines and tools that medical graduates needed to win their preferr...

JIPMER Docs In 48-Hour Strike

About 300 resident doctors of JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical College and Research) in Pondicherry have gone on a 2-day //long strike to protest against the government's decision to increase the quota for OBCs in higher educational institutes. ....A spokesman of the Association of Resident Doctors said that they had submitted a memo to the government to have a more practical...

Not Paying Salary To Docs During Strike Isn't Punishment: Ramadoss

Acting tough on the medicos who had resorted to the strike against OBC reservation in educational institutions, Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss today said that not paying salary // to doctors for the strike period was not a punishment. ....'It is not a punitive action. No work, no pay. If court orders to release the salaries, we will do so,' he told reporters when asked to respond to protests b...

Docs In Scotland Want Cigarette Buying Permissible Only To People Aged 18 And Over

Doctors in Scotland are calling for an increase in the age from 16 to 18 to be able to legally buy cigarettes. This is the latest attempt to deter young people// from getting hooked on cigarettes. ....This call was made at the opening of the annual conference of BMA Scotland. A report released on the occasion said that the current law of 16 year olds being allowed to buy cigarettes was made in...

AIIMS Docs Continue Strike; MAMC, LNJP Join In

Health services at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences remained crippled today as doctors and faculty members continued their strike to protest the move to sack its Director P Venugopal//. ....All services, including the OPD and emergency, were closed since last evening as resident doctors and faculty of the AIIMS struck work after its 17-member apex body headed by Union Health Minister A...

Docs wrongly remove a man’s stomach

John Ford, from Bloxwich in Walsall, was wrongly diagnosed with stomach cancer. He was 68 years old then.// ....His stomach was removed. Much later, it was found out that the hospital pathologist had misdiagnosed tests and Mr. Ford had only a benign tumor. The operation was carried out in October 2002 at Walsall Manor Hospital. The pathologist responsible for this mishap had been on loan from the...
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