Monthly Archives: August 2018

The truth about medical negligence

Sorry about that! A vast majority of people believes that doctors are a negligent lot. This often implies that doctors are not courteous enough, are brusque to the point of being rude, are not available when needed, and prescribe unnecessary laboratory tests, scans and medicines. At a function organised by the Indian Medical Association on […]

‘The Truth About the Drug Companies’

By MARCIA ANGELLOCT. 31, 2004 The $200 Billion Colossus What does the eight-hundred-pound gorilla do? Anything it wants to. What’s true of the eight-hundred-pound gorilla is true of the colossus that is the pharmaceutical industry. It is used to doing pretty much what it wants to do. The watershed year was 1980. Before then, it […]

National snake bite management program

National Snakebite Management Protocol, 2009. India is recognised as having the highest snakebite mortality in the world. Most of the fatalities are due to the victim not reaching the hospital in time and are preventable. Research has shown that PHC doctors do not treat snakebite mainly due to lack of confidence. At the secondary and […]

Zero alcohol

Alcohol use is a leading risk factor for death and disability, but its overall association with health remains complex given the possible protective effects of moderate alcohol consumption on some conditions. With our comprehensive approach to health accounting within the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2016, we generated improved estimates of […]

The Drama and The Tragedy of Indian Healthcare

A bit longish but a very erudite commentary on present scenario on medical profession and health care. *Copied from FB…* (C) Dr. Sachin Landge Translation: Dr. Rajas Deshpande “One doesn’t need to be a doctor to start a hospital, just as one can start a hotel without knowing how to cook”. Big businessmen and corporates […]


IMA पदाधिकारी द्वारा दिल्ली में दिए गये निराशाजनक बयान ने यह साबित कर दिया कि उन्हें NMC बिल से इसलिए परेशानी नही है कि यह गरीब विरोधी है बल्कि उन्हें इस बिल से इसलिए दिक्कत है क्यों कि उन्हें इससे अपने मक्खन मलाई छिनने का खतरा है ..,. मेडिकल विभाग में आपस में ही छोटा […]

Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) Psychiatric illnesses out of private care

‘Health insurance may require Rs 20,000-30,000 crore … first phase involves only the public hospitals’ August 15, 2018, 2:00 AM Beginning today, the Narendra Modi government’s health insurance scheme Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) will be rolled out. Indu Bhushan, CEO of the project, in a conversation with Durgesh Nandan Jha explains […]


*LEGAL & ETHICAL ASPECTS* Following Bombay high court verdict to proceed with criminal prosecution in an incident which involved TELEPHONIC CONSULTATION, the issue came to attention of the public and was widely discussed. Although the particular stand by the high court was not finding negligence in TELEPHONIC consultation, but was due to other reasons also. […]

Ayushman Bharat: 5 Key Features Of Mega Healthcare Scheme

Target beneficiaries of ‘Ayushman Bharat’ scheme are more than 10 crore families belonging to poor and vulnerable population based on SECC database. Updated : August 11, 2018 15:58 IST To ensure that nobody is left out there will be no cap on family size in ‘Ayushman Bharat’ scheme. Ayushman Bharat, often referred to as ‘Modicare’, […]

National digital health authority

In a silent yet tough stance towards data breach, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has released a draft of Healthcare Security Law under Digital Information in Healthcare Security Act (DISHA) and has invited comments from stakeholders and readers on the same before April 21. In the draft document shared, the Ministry of Health […]

Association between physical exercise and mental health

Association between physical exercise and mental health in 1·2 million individuals in the USA between 2011 and 2015: a cross-sectional study Sammi R Chekroud, Ralitza Gueorguieva, Amanda B Zheutlin, Martin Paulus, Harlan M Krumholz, John H Krystal, Adam M Chekroud Summary Background Exercise is known to be associated with reduced risk of all-cause mortality, cardiovascular […]

Health ministry finalises draft Bill to establish National Electronic Health Authority

Health ministry National Electronic Health Authority

Telephonic consultation

Dr Arun Gupta (President , Delhi Medical Council) :- ” I am glad a debate has been started in medical community regarding menace of telephonic consultation. Though the Mumbai high court case which triggered this debate is not entirely about telephonic consultation only, it has other elements as well. Nevertheless let us try to understand […]

Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI),

Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI),


*LEGAL&ETHICAL ASPECTS* Following Bombay high court verdict to proceed with criminal prosecution in an incident which involved TELEPHONIC CONSULTATION, the issue came to attention of the public and was widely discussed. Although the particular stand by the high court was not finding negligence in TELEPHONIC consultation, but was due to other reasons also. Subsequently arrest […]

Immune system: The “seventh sense”

Published Online: 16 January, 2018 | Supp Info: Downloaded from on August 6, 2018 Jonathan Kipnis Department of Neuroscience, Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG), School of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA Viewpoint          The brain is our computing machine that integrates stimuli […]

Neurolysis for Megalgia Paresthetica

Byung-Chul Son, M.D., Ph.D., Deok-Ryeong Kim, M.D., […], and Sang-Won Lee, M.D. Additional article information Abstract article-meta Objective Meralgia paresthetica (MP) is a syndrome of pain and/or dysesthesia in the anterolateral thigh that is caused by an entrapment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) at its pelvic exit. Despite early accounts of MP, there […]

How many doctors does India have?

How many doctors does India have? Going by data given to Parliament by the Medical Council of India (MCI), there are more than 10.8 lakh doctors registered. In reality, no one really knows as is evident from the MCI’s own answer that 80% availability has to be assumed from this total number. Why 80% and […]

How mental illness stopped being “a terrible dark secret.”

The Great God of Depression By Pagan Kennedy Ms. Kennedy is a contributing opinion writer. Aug. 3, 2018 401 Nearly 30 years ago, the author William Styron outed himself in these page s as mentally ill. “My days were pervaded by a gray drizzle of unrelenting horror,” he wrote in a New York Times Op-Ed […]

What Do We Know About Suicides? Let’s Breakdown Myths vs Facts

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History of my Alma mater —————————————— During the British Empire’s government, in 1854 S N Medical College was founded for the practice of British military doctors. The name of S N Medical College was originally Thomson School, named for Lt. Governor Sir James Thomson, founder of the college. Plans for establishing the school were made […]

Pulmonary embolism

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How hospitals discourage doctors: A step by step guide*

* RICHARD GUNDERMAN, MD, PHD | PHYSICIAN | SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 Not accustomed to visiting hospital executive suites, I took my seat in the waiting room somewhat warily. Seated across from me was a handsome man in a well-tailored three-piece suit, whose thoroughly professional appearance made me — in my rumpled white coat, sheaves of […]

If a doctor is awarded death sentence, would it wake us up ?

India is a unique country and to be a doctor of modern scientific medicine in this country requires to have a self destructive streak which is becoming increasingly intolerable. Medical profession in India is the most lackadaisical and laggard when it comes to looking after its own interests. We are taught and continue to learn […]

Hiring non MBBS doctors

Following that, the National Consumer Commission has given the following verdict on the issue of hospitals hiring non-MBBS doctors: “When a patient is admitted in a hospital, it is done with the belief that the treatment given in the hospital is being given by qualified doctors under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. It is […]