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National Doctors' Day 2024: Wishes, Quotes to share with your favourite doc

National Doctors' Day is celebrated annually on July 1. The day celebrates the birth anniversary of Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, an eminent physician and former Chief Minister of West Bengal

National Doctors' Day 2024: Wishes, Quotes to share with your favourite doc
Updated On : 01 Jul 2024 | 1:35 PM IST

Govt fully committed to improving health infra: PM Modi on Doctor's Day

On the occasion of Doctor's Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said his government is fully committed to improving the health infrastructure in India and ensuring doctors get the widespread respect they deserve. July 1 is observed as the National Doctor's Day to commemorate Bidhan Chandra Roy, a renowned doctor who served as West Bengal chief minister too, and whose birth and death anniversary fall on this day. In a post on X, Modi said, "Greetings on #Doctors Day. This is a day to honour the incredible dedication and compassion of our healthcare heroes. They can navigate the most challenging complexities with remarkable skill." "Our Government is fully committed to improving the health infrastructure in India and ensuring doctors get the widespread respect they deserve," he said. In another post on X, the prime minister hailed chartered accountants for their "vital role" in shaping the country's economic landscape. "Happy Chartered Accountants Day! CAs play a vital role

Govt fully committed to improving health infra: PM Modi on Doctor's Day
Updated On : 01 Jul 2024 | 11:25 AM IST

Doctors not mandated to inform patients on drug side effects: Delhi HC

Delhi High Court dismissed a public interest litigation that sought to enforce the compulsory disclosure of drug side effects by doctors to the patients

Doctors not mandated to inform patients on drug side effects: Delhi HC
Updated On : 20 May 2024 | 6:16 PM IST

Half of elderly people skip doctor visits due to money constraints: Study

A new study that surveyed elderly people across India has found that nearly half of its respondents in urban areas do not visit doctors regularly due to financial constraints and logistical challenges and the corresponding figure for rural areas is over 62 per cent. The study conducted by NGO Agewell had a sample size of 10,000. The organisation recently shared examples of some of the responses it received in the course of the survey. It said Prabhkar Sharma, a 78-year-old resident of Agra who has been grappling with arthritis for a decade, found navigating hospitals for routine check-ups painful and difficult which often forces him to postpone essential medical visits. "If there were door-step or mobile health check-up services... it would be very helpful for people of my age group," he told the NGO. In Ludhiana, 72-year-old Rajesh Kumar faces a different predicament, according to the study. Dependent solely on his retirement pension, Kumar finds the exorbitant cost of healthcare

Half of elderly people skip doctor visits due to money constraints: Study
Updated On : 10 May 2024 | 7:20 AM IST

ED not above the law: Delhi court slams agency for 'high handed act'

A Delhi court admonished the Enforcement Directorate for 'overstepping' its bounds by recording statements of doctors of private hospitals

ED not above the law: Delhi court slams agency for 'high handed act'
Updated On : 01 May 2024 | 3:02 PM IST

Doctors advise increased monitoring, awareness amid alert on mefenamic acid

Several medicines in market have mefenamic acid as an active ingredient

Doctors advise increased monitoring, awareness amid alert on mefenamic acid
Updated On : 12 Dec 2023 | 8:30 PM IST

Doctors to get a Unique Identification Number in NMR by the end of 2024

Indian Medical Commission is all set to launch the National Medical Register, which will give unique identification numbers to all the doctors practising in India by the end of 2024

Doctors to get a Unique Identification Number in NMR by the end of 2024
Updated On : 02 Nov 2023 | 4:58 PM IST

NMC to create centralised repository of practising doctors, all to get UID

All medical practitioners will now have to register with the National Medical Commission (NMC) besides state medical councils and get a Unique Identification Number to practice in the country. According to a recent notification, the data will be updated in the National Medical Register which will be made available to the public and displayed on the NMC's website. The website will display information regarding a medical practitioner such as registration number, name, date of registration, place of working (name of hospital/institute), medical qualification, including additional medical qualification, specialty and name of the institute or university where the qualification was obtained. Any person who obtains a primary medical qualification recognised under the National Medical Commission Act, 2019 and qualifies the National Exit Test held under section 15 of the Act, shall be entitled for grant of registration in NMR, it said. Those who obtain a foreign medical qualification and ..

NMC to create centralised repository of practising doctors, all to get UID
Updated On : 15 May 2023 | 2:30 PM IST

Rajasthan Right to Health Act: The provisions and why doctors protested

The Right to Health Bill passed by the Rajasthan Assembly gives residents the right to free consultation, drugs, diagnostics and emergency care at all public hospitals

Rajasthan Right to Health Act: The provisions and why doctors protested
Updated On : 07 Apr 2023 | 1:05 PM IST

30% increase in number of respiratory patients this New Year, say doctors

Respiratory illnesses increase during the winter season due to air pollutants settling down in the atmosphere

30% increase in number of respiratory patients this New Year, say doctors
Updated On : 04 Jan 2023 | 5:20 PM IST

Centre defends Universal Code of Pharma Marketing Practices in apex court

The government further added that it is working on providing statutory backing to the UCPMP code and "it is a time-consuming process, which cannot be completed in haste"

Centre defends Universal Code of Pharma Marketing Practices in apex court
Updated On : 04 Oct 2022 | 3:06 PM IST

Grim diagnosis: Govt health centres face shortage of doctors, shows data

Almost two-thirds of the country's population resides in rural areas and yet only 33 per cent of the total health workers and 27 per cent doctors are available, revealed the 2021 statistics

Grim diagnosis: Govt health centres face shortage of doctors, shows data
Updated On : 14 Aug 2022 | 10:45 PM IST

Govt has taken multiple steps to increase availability of doctors

The Central Government has taken multiple steps to further increase the availability of doctors in the country, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday.

Govt has taken multiple steps to increase availability of doctors
Updated On : 27 Jul 2022 | 1:08 PM IST

Delhi HC to hear PIL seeking action against doctors on Nov 2021 strike

According to the PIL, 'Doctor's Strike' disrupts regular hospital services bringing endless pain, suffering and death to the defenceless patients

Delhi HC to hear PIL seeking action against doctors on Nov 2021 strike
Updated On : 20 May 2022 | 10:32 AM IST

Resident docs of 3 Delhi hospitals boycott routine services; OPDs affected

Resident doctors at a few Delhi government-run facilities also refused to offer services in OPDs, even though emergency services were rendered

Resident docs of 3 Delhi hospitals boycott routine services; OPDs affected
Updated On : 03 Dec 2021 | 8:20 PM IST

Resident docs' body calls for suspension of OPD services from Nov 27

They urged the Union Government and the Supreme Court of India to take note of the grievance of resident doctors of the nation

Resident docs' body calls for suspension of OPD services from Nov 27
Updated On : 27 Nov 2021 | 2:47 AM IST

798 doctors died during second wave of Covid-19; max deaths in Delhi: IMA

Indian Medical Association on Tuesday said that 798 doctors died during the second wave of Covid-19 across the country of which maximum 128 doctors lost their lives in Delhi, followed by Bihar at 115

798 doctors died during second wave of Covid-19; max deaths in Delhi: IMA
Updated On : 30 Jun 2021 | 7:52 AM IST

270 doctors have succumbed to Covid in second wave of pandemic: IMA

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Tuesday said 270 At 78, Bihar saw the maximum number of deaths of medical practitioners, followed by Uttar Pradesh (37), Delhi (29) and Andhra Pradesh (22)

270 doctors have succumbed to Covid in second wave of pandemic: IMA
Updated On : 18 May 2021 | 12:02 PM IST