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Over 4000 doctors lose registration in Maharashtra

The government of Maharashtra has revoked the medical registration of 4,548 doctors after the doctors reportedly refused to provide services in rural areas. At a time when chronic shortages of medical staff cause widespread issues across India, the move is unlikely to be well received. Further reducing the number of doctors could place an unnecessary […]

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UK shortage of doctors, is India the solution?

Britain’s ailing healthcare system has embarked on another effort to recruit large numbers of Indian professionals,  despite having promised to stop the practice. Many Indian doctors are heading to the UK to take on the many vacant position within the National Health Service (NHS) While this provides ample opportunity for the Indian doctors seeking job

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Marketing to doctors: Pharma faces crackdown

Drugmakers could face new marketing restrictions in India, should new rules come into force. A set of marketing rules would limit the amount drugmakers can spend on gifts and trips offered to doctors and pharmacists to Rs 1,000 (US$15) per gift. The proposals propose stringent penalties. Violating the rules would result in a marketing suspension

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Planned improvements for healthcare delivery in Madhya Pradesh

Healthcare services in Madhya Pradesh could become more affordable and state-of-the-art. This is thanks to plans by the state government. The state cabinet on June 13 made the decision to upgrade thirteen hospitals in the state to super-specialty status. These hospitals will be equipped more modern, specialised facilities. Treatment will also be free at the

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Martial arts trained doctors, a response to abuse

A rise in attacks on doctors in India has resulted in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) providing martial arts lessons to doctors in a bid to aid in self defence. The plan will provide taekwondo (a Korean martial art) lessons to over 1500 staff of the AIIMS Resident Doctors Association. As assaults

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