Monthly Archives: June 2022

Reaching the Unreachable: The Promise of Telepsychiatry in India

Reaching the Unreachable: The Promise of Telepsychiatry in IndiaAmrita ParekhA 2005 study by the National Commission on Macroeconomics and Health indicated that at least 71 million people in India have a serious mental disorder. Despite this alarming statistic, infrastructure as well as manpower for mental health in the country is severely inadequate. Furthermore, 70% of […]

Telepsychiatry Operational Guidelines – 2020Indian Psychiatric Society, &

Dr Suresh Bada Math, Dr Narayana Manjunatha, Dr C Naveen Kumar, Dr Chethan Basavarajappa & Dr BN Gangadhar Telepsychiatry Operational Guidelines – 2020Indian Psychiatric Society, &Telemedicine Society of India,In collaboration withNational Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, (Institute of National Importance)Bengaluru – 560029ISBN: 978-81-945815-2-9NIMHANS Publication No. 170 Copyright © NIMHANS, Bengaluru -560029May 2020 EditorsDr. […]

Every harm, intimidation, obstruction or hindrance to Healthcare professionals is Violence: Kerala HC

Ernakulam: Observing that even an act of intimidation or obstruction or hindrance to a healthcare service person is a non-bailable offence under the Kerala Healthcare Service Persons and Healthcare Service Institutions Act 2012 (Healthcare Act), the Kerala High Court recently denied granting anticipatory bail to a person who allegedly restrained a doctor from performing her […]


INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES – Mortality and Morbidity Statistics CHAPTER 06 Mental, behavioural or neurodevelopmental disorders This chapter has 161 four-character categories. Code range starts with 6A00 Mental, behavioural and neurodevelopmental disorders are syndromes characterized by clinically significant disturbance in an individual’s cognition, emotional regulation, or behaviour that reflects a dysfunction in the psychological, biological, […]

Personality Test: Your Sitting positions reveals these personality traits

Personality Test: Your Sitting positions reveals these personality traits Do you sit with your knees straight? Knees apart? Ankles crossed? Crossed Legs? Or Figure-Four leg lock? Men Women readers, Know what your sitting position says about your personality and those of the people you know! ROOPASHREE SHARMA UPDATED: JUN 21, 2022 18:47 IST Sitting Position […]

Auto-brewery syndrome

Auto-brewery syndrome or gut fermentation syndrome is a condition in which ethanol is produced through endogenous fermentation by fungi or bacteria in the gastrointestinal (GI) system, oral cavity, or urinary system. Patients with auto-brewery syndrome present with many of the signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication while denying the intake of alcohol and often report […]


On August 29, 1985, Janardhana Poojary, the then minister of state for finance , introduced the NDPS Bill in the Rajya Sabha. As a signatory to the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961, India was obligated to introduce strong legislation to control the manufacture, supply and consumption of drugs, and discontinue its traditional […]


NATIONAL MEDICAL COMMISSIONNEW DELHI, DATEDNational Medical Commission Registered Medical Practitioner (Professional Conduct) Regulations, 2022.The concerns and objections of RMPs:Although there are uncountable number of contentious clauses in the draft,we are picking up a few important ones and expressing our disappointment and dissent. The original clauses are mentioned in black and our concerns are mentioned in […]

Current GKPersonality Test: Your Nose shape reveals these personality traits

Nose Shape Personality Test: Do you have a Fleshy nose? Button Nose? Straight Greek nose? Crooked nose? Nubian nose like former US President Barack Obama? What the shape of your nose tells about your personality? Today, we will tell you your personality traits based on your nose shape.ROOPASHREE SHARMAUPDATED: JUN 21, 2022 18:47 IST Personality […]

NMC Act objections

2 In covering letter, it is mentioned that document is prepared in accordance with Section 27, 30, 31 and 57 of National Medical Commission Act (2019) (for short NMC Act). The relevant Section 27 gives power to Ethical Medical Registration Board (EMRB) as follows: 27. (1) The Ethics and Medical Registration Board shall perform the […]


NATIONAL MEDICAL COMMISSION NEW DELHI, DATED National Medical Commission Registered Medical Practitioner (Professional Conduct) Regulations, 2022. The concerns and objections of RMPs: Although there are uncountable number of contentious clauses in the draft, we are picking up a few important ones and expressing our disappointment and dissent. The original clauses are mentioned in black and […]

Sarojini Naidu Medical College & Hospital

Sarojini Naidu Medical College & Hospital,a specialized Tertiary Level Health Care Institution is situated in Agra. Agra, an historical city is famous for its monuments of archeological importance, the major among which are Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. The antiquity of Agra goes back to the […]


The year was 1957. A middle aged surgeon was working in Uganda, in the Mulago hospital in Kampala.He was a devout Christian and considered himself a missionary. By his own admission, he wasn’t a great surgeon.What he lacked in surgical genius, he made up for in tenacity. One day a boy named Africa walked into […]

Anterior insula as a gatekeeper of executive control – ScienceDirect

Highlights • The anterior insular cortex plays an under-appreciated role in cognitive control. • The anterior insular cortex is positioned to act as a ‘causal outflow hub’ influencing multiple brain networks. • The anatomy and connectivity of the anterior insula supports this proposed gatekeeper role. Abstract Executive control is a complex high-level cognitive function that […]

Medical debt

Elizabeth and Nick Woodruff of Binghamton, New York, were sued for nearly $10,000 by the hospital where Nick’s infected leg was amputated.Heather Ainsworth for KHN and NPRElizabeth Woodruff drained her retirement account and took on three jobs after she and her husband were sued for nearly $10,000 by the New York hospital where his infected […]

PSYCHE AND SPIRIT: connecting psychiatry and spirituality

PSYCHE AND SPIRIT: connecting psychiatry and spirituality Newsletter of the WPA Section on Religion, Spirituality & Psychiatry (SRSP)Special Issue June 2022OBITUARYEditorial Board: Alan Fung and Peter J. Verhagen http://www.religionandpsychiatry.orgRemembering our friend and colleague Dr. Avdesh Sharma(1956-2022)Peter J. VerhagenThis special edition of the WPA SRSP’s Newsletter Psyche & Spirit is in memory of our chair (2020-2022), […]

मेडिकल कॉलेज आगरा

बहुत अच्छा प्रयास हो रहा है मेडिकल कॉलेज अपने गौरव की पुनर्प्राप्ति की ओर अग्रसर है। अविभाजित भारत में जब चार मेडिकल स्कूल थे उनमें से एक है मेडिकल कॉलेज आगरा। लाहौर कोलकाता मद्रास और आगरा कितनी बड़ी बात है। बीच का समय ऐसा था जब वह सम्मान नहीं रहा जो सम्मान आज से 30 […]

From Leadership in Indian Psychiatry: Converting Thoughts to Action

From Leadership in Indian Psychiatry: Converting Thoughts to Action (1947-2022) EssaysinHonourof ProfessorB.S.Chavan(400pages) Eds. R. Srinivasa Murthy and Nitin Gupta Released on March 24,2022 Psycho-Oncology: Caring, sharing and being connected-What matters when Facing uncertainities of life- Personal experiences Rajeev Gupta in conversation with R.Srinivasa Murthy Introduction Illness is a great leveler in life. Major illnesses ‘changes […]

Retirement for doctors RETIREMENT for Practising Doctors : WHY & HOW. Practitioners’ Blog : 2022 🍁 As regards accepting Retirement from Professional Work, Doctors are a different breed , because usually they are never contended with the quantum of patients they might have treated in their lifetime. They often tend to envy those colleagues who are getting […]


PRIMARY CARE PSYCHIATRY PROGRAMAbout the Program The Primary Care Psychiatry Program (PCPP) is an initiative from the Tele Medicine Centre, National Institute of Mental Health And Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru, India which has now evolved into a diploma course as ‘Diploma in Primary Care Psychiatry (DPCP)’ as a prototype course. Training modules for primary care psychiatry. […]

St. Petersburg

St. PetersburgI went of St Petersburg with Kailash viswnani. There were a number of physicians in this group. We were staying in hotel Holliday inn, St Petersburg. It was the largest hotel I have seen. May be having more than thousand rooms. Our bus was to depart for morning tour and I went for the […]

Maya is different from the world ……

Maya is different from the world …… Dr. Rajas DeshpandeNeurologistPune / Mumbai Two years ago, they first came to me with Vasudhatai with Parkinsons. No artificial affection helped them sleep on the examination table from the chair. “It’s okay, are you okay?” Do you want any more? “He kept asking the patient like this. All […]

Study finds unexpected side effects of common painkillers

New Haven [US], June 3. 2022 (ANI): According to a new study, common painkillers can have unexpected and unexplained impacts on numerous conditions, including heart disease and cancer, even at equal doses.The findings of the research were published in the journal ‘Immunity’. Now, a new Yale-led study has uncovered a previously unknown process by which […]


pharmaceutics Review Pharmacogenomic Characterization in Bipolar Spectrum Disorders Stefano Fortinguerra 1,2 , Vincenzo Sorrenti 1,2,3 , Pietro Giusti 2, Morena Zusso 2 and Alessandro Buriani 1,2,* 1 2 3 Received: 25 November 2019; Accepted: 19 December 2019; Published: 21 December 2019 Maria Paola Belloni Center for Personalized Medicine, Data Medica Group (Synlab Limited), 35131 Padova, […]

Level 1 or level 2 ultrasound

Rs 1.25 crore Compensation slapped on Radiologist for failing to diagnose Structural Anomalies in anomaly scanBy – Barsha MisraPublished On 2022-06-01 10:37 GMT |Update On 2022-06-01 10:37 GMTRs 1.25 crore Compensation slapped on Radiologist for failing to diagnose Structural Anomalies in anomaly scan New Delhi: Holding a Nagpur-based Radiologist guilty for his failure to detect […]

Ethics & Medical Registration Board National Medical Commission

Medicolegal ‘action Group Trust lRegO,l SCO 1066-1067, Aerodale Market, New Sunny Enclave, Sector 123, Kharar, Mohali (M) 98882 07176, 18008917671 Convenor & lrlanaging Trustee Dr. Neeraj Nagpa! 09316517176 Mohali Secretary Dr. Ashwini Setya 09810088834 Noida Treasurer Dr. Mrs. Kamna Nagpal 09814013735 Mohali Trustees:- Founder Trustee Dr. Sandeep Dhavan Dr. Neetu Bedi Chandigarh Dr. Sumant Sehga! […]