Tag Archives: India

My perspectives on clinical establishment act 2010

Clinical Establishment Act . . . The vedas have long ago stated the fact that in kaliyug the do gooders would be hounded out and the the corrupt would flourish.The clinical establishment act seem to fulfill this profesy not in part but in full measures There are stringent and huge monitory penalties for non registration […]

overtesting and overtreatment

There are many reasons why physicians engage in overtesting and overtreatment. Much emphasis has been placed on perverse financial incentives that reinforce such behavior, as well as on commercial marketing efforts designed to create demand for more testing, diagnosis, and treatment.1 2 3 4 5 Physicians themselves mostly cite fear of legal (malpractice) claims as […]

Current Challenges Of Medical Profession-

—————————— Career in Medicine The dilemma that Indian doctors face today is that their profession is based on principles of morality, ethics and Hippocratic oath whereas accountability is based on consumer laws, RTI and Laws of tort. He is confused about the realities of his own practice. Out-of-hours duty and worsening work-life balance is the […]

indian mental health policy

The union health ministry on Friday launched the country’s first ever mental health policy to provide access to good quality treatment to mentally ill people with the focus on those living in poverty. The policy, launched by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, is backed up by the “Mental Health Action Plan 365” which spells out […]

Corruption ruins the doctor-patient relationship in India’,

Oct 05 2014 : The Times of India (Delhi)FOR THE RECORD – Stop corruption or other nations may turn away Indian doctors The British Medical Journal sparked off a furious debate in India’s medical fraternity when it published an article in May titled ‘Corruption ruins the doctor-patient relationship in India’, followed by an editorial written […]

Corruption in medical practice: An open letter to PM, FM and health minister

By TS Kler This is regarding a recent sting operation on some path labs that give cutbacks to referring doctors. I am surprised to know that the Union health minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan, was not aware of it. This practice of giving money to referring doctors is pretty old in this country and I think […]

Don’t force doctors to perform charity

    by Dr Kamal Mahawar Now that I have read the whole transcript of the Medical Consultancy and Other Services (Rationalisation of Fees) Bill tabled by Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury in the Rajya Sabha on August 8, I have to say I have mixed feelings towards it. I will leave it to the political analysts to examine […]

A Tale of 2 Countries

A Tale of 2 Countries: The Cost of My Mother’s Cardiac Care in the United States and India Sowmya R. Rao, PhD⇑ +Author Affiliations Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR), Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, Massachusetts CORRESPONDING AUTHOR: Sowmya R. Rao, […]

Equalise number of UG, PG medical seats: Devi Shetty

#88926355 / gettyimages.com Equalise number of UG, PG medical seats: Devi Shetty Bangalore, Jul 29, 2013, DHNS : The Indian Medical Association (IMA) and the Association of Healthcare Providers India (AHPI) have written to the Ministry of Health demanding equalisation of medical seats in undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) courses. At a press conference on […]

The Wonderful Dr Devi Shetty

Friday, March 15th, 2013 at 4:51 pm   Yet again I have come across another compassionate and amazing man known as ‘The King of Hearts’. I watched a documentary on his hospital that runs at a profit, and had to learn more about him, so here is his story. Dr Devi Prasad Shetty was born […]

‘Production line’ heart surgery

By Chris Morris BBC News, Delhi Out of media player. Press enter to return or tab to continue. Inside India‘s ‘production line’ heart hospital The chest of a thirteen-year-old boy Uday Kumar has been sliced open and a team of doctors are operating on his heart. “This is for patients who have a single ventricle,” says […]


Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty June 23, 2013 To understand Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty’s heart, read this>>>> (He wrote this letter to the children he preformed cardiac surgery on.) A LETTER TO 4000 CHILDREN WITH A SCAR ON THE CHEST My Dear Children: I have been planning to write this letter for quite some time. Maybe […]

female foeticide

Many years ago  the Pathan gangs, were at their heights of power  in the Mumbai  under world , communism was at its peak and the Bolly wood they controlled depicted the business men of India as greedy, corrupt and smugglers while the Pathans and Kabuliwala were shown with high esteem.Erroneously offcoarce! How time changes and […]


Sir, The press has gone hammer and tong aginst doctors.The basicassumption is the erroneous guideline of MCI which statesthat the Doctors must as far as possible write only genericbrands,.Technically all the medicines in india or most ofthem are generic as they are not made by patent holders andare therefore cheap.Still some of them are manufactured […]

clinical establishment act

The Government of USA enforced certain public health laws in USA because of the general consensus among the population is USA was that Doctors were bad and fleecing patient and then dumping them.In short doctors in USA were seen to be not doing there duties.Offcoarce this had to do something with the econnomic slump and […]

IMA Objections to CEA draft standards

Executive Summary Clinical Establishment Act 2010 and Rules 2012 DEMANDS An independent authority rather than the Government, should be the regulator. Accreditation and not licensing should be the process of registration. All Treatment protocols of WHO, international and national professional associations should be accepted. Government should refrain from framing protocols. Fixing of fees and charges […]

Evaluation of the radioprotective effect of bael leaf (Aegle marmelos) extract in mice.

Jagetia GC1, Venkatesh P, Baliga MS.   Author information   Abstract PURPOSE: To investigate the radioprotective activity of a leaf extract of bael leaf (Aegle marmelos) (AME) in mice exposed to different doses of gamma-radiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The acute toxicity of AME was evaluated in Swiss albino male mice administered various intraperitoneal single doses of AME. […]

inside narender modi’s brain

INSIDE MODI’S BRAIN Is Narendra Modi a logical thinker or a dreamer. Mirror deconstructs the incumbent PM’s skill set Credited with a landslide victory that notched several firsts in Indian politics, AM peeks into the psyche of the 63-year-old `chaiwallah’ fromVadnagar,NarendraModi.A close look at his administrative decisions suggests Modi is a left-brain person with a […]

5 Positive Points of Narendra Modi

5 Positive Points of Narendra Modi Positive Traits, Good Things & Positive Points of Narendra Modi Narendra Modi, the most loved politician in recent times has got many skills to notice. Below are the 5 positive points of Narendra Modi which makes him stand out among Indian politicians:   #1: Excellent Oratorical Skills Time and again […]

Should there be an ‘Exit Test’ for MBBS graduates?

  GUEST ARTICLES Should there be an ‘Exit Test’ for MBBS graduates? Saturday, March 22, 2014 by Dr Praveenlal Kuttichira Tweet ‘The Hitavada – The People’s Paper’ of March 10 carried an article titled MCI clears ‘Exit Test’ for MBBS pass-outs. The article was written by Mr Vikas Vaidya from Nagpur dated Feb 9. The matter never appeared […]

cost of medicines

Medicines for rich patients only? Gopal Dabade, Mar 13, 2014 : Cost of medicines is the most debated topic even among civil society members and several heads of governments. Modern medicines play an important role in saving lives and also in improving quality of life. Not many know that vast majority of people do not […]

मानसिक बीमारी

_ नियोक्ता, दोस्तों और पड़ोसियों के मानसिक बीमारी के बारे में बहुत असहज महसूस हो सकता है. कई लोगों के बजाय इसके साथ सौदा से इस मुद्दे से बचना होगा. वे यह शर्मनाक है और डरावना लगता है. कलंक बीमारी खुद से भी बदतर हो सकती है. एक सर्वेक्षण में पाया गया है कि श्रमिकों […]

पागलपन क्या है?

_ पागलपन क्या है? एक प्रकार का पागलपन एक गंभीर मानसिक बीमारी है. इस बीमारी से लोग परेशान है और बेतरतीब सोच, भाषा, और व्यवहार. वे देखते हैं, सुनने के लिए, हो सकता है, या चीजें हैं जो वास्तव में वहाँ नहीं कर रहे हैं लग रहा है. कभी कभी एक प्रकार का पागलपन के […]

अवसाद क्या है?

अवसाद है जब आप उदास लग रहा है और दैनिक जीवन में रुचि है. आप अन्य लक्षण के रूप में अच्छी तरह से हो सकता है. अवसाद गंभीर करने के लिए हल्का किया जा सकता है. यह एक कम समय या एक लंबे समय के लिए पिछले कर सकते हैं. हम सब समय है जब […]