doctors

Delhi police ‘crackdown’ on doctors: FAIMA calls for nationwide shutdown of healthcare services

New Delhi: The Federation of All India Medical Association (FAIMA) has called for “complete withdrawal from all healthcare services across the country” from Wednesday in protest against “brutality” by Delhi police against doctors. FAIMA has also demanded immediate declaration of the NEET PG 2021 counselling schedule. Resident doctors in Delhi and many...

Centre allows deployment of med interns for COVID management, NEET-PG postponed

The Union government has decided to allow the deployment of medical interns in COVID management duties under the supervision of their faculty, as part of the internship rotation. The decision has been taken in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a bid to combat the growing shortage of human resources. The Prime...

India COVID-19: 61,537 new cases recorded in a day

India recorded 61,537 new cases of COVID-19 taking the total tally to 20,88,61 on Saturday. This is the ninth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 50,000 in the country.  India is the third country in the world to cross 20 lakh coronavirus cases after the United States and Brazil. This is...

Ensure timely payment to healthcare workers: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Centre to ensure that salaries of doctors and frontline healthcare workers combating the COVID-19 pandemic are released on time. The apex court’s direction came after the Centre submitted that four states are yet to follow the directives on timely payment of salaries to healthcare workers. Notably, the four...

8,000 resident doctors on frontline of Covid19 fight in K’taka protest against low stipend

Close to 8,000 resident doctors who form the frontline in Karnataka’s fight against Coronavirus have protested the low monthly stipend being given to them. They said on the one hand the stipend was low while on the other hand the fee for their medical studies had been increased. The doctors said that they were at...

If not humans, treat us like animals but give us some consideration, doc appeals in an anguished post.

As the Indian Armed Forces rained rose petals on hospitals across the country to thank Covid-19 frontline warriors, a heart rending post by a resident doctor has raised questions about the facilities being provided to frontline warriors of Covid19. A Whatsapp post in a group of doctors appealing to the administration to at least show...

Amid inadequate testing across India, West Bengal is “most disturbing”: Doctors

A group of non-resident medical professionals has written an open letter to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee raising concerns over the “gross under-testing” and “misreporting of data” on the cause of death of COVID-19 patients. Identifying themselves as Bengali physicians, health scientists, and healthcare providers with roots in the state,...

Centre brings in ordinance to protect healthcare workers fighting COVID-19 battle from attacks

Attacks on healthcare workers will carry stringent punishment—jail term of up to seven years and a hefty fine—the government said on Wednesday as instances of such attacks spiralled across the country. In an executive order passed urgently this afternoon, hours after Union home minister Amit Shah declared the safety of medical personnel as “non-negotiable”, the...

Exit, entry in hospital suspended as 26 nurses, 3 doctors test positive for COVID-19

A hospital in Mumbai—one of the COVID-19 hotspots in India listed by the government—has been temporarily shut and declared a containment zone after three doctors and 26 nurses tested positive for the highly contagious novel coronavirus. A probe has also been ordered to investigate the unprecedented spike in the number of cases and rapid spread...

Over 50 persons, including doctors, quarantined after women found coronavirus positive post-death

Over 50 people, including doctors and nursing staff of a hospital in Bikaner, have been quarantined after samples taken from a 60-year-old woman, who died, tested positive for coronavirus, officials have said. The staff at the state-run PBM Hospital had handed over the body of the woman to her family members on Friday afternoon but...