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Doctor's Day is the birthday of Dr B C RoyDr Bidhanchandra Roy, a former chief minister of West Bengal, some say was the most famous doctor of India. That is why his birthday - and also his death anniversary...
The plan to cap profit margins, offer discounts in case of deaths could deny patients the best possible care in the first 24 hours That the temptation to resort to populist band aids for a broke health system cuts across...
India's $3 bn medical tourism industry and $ 15 billion pharmaceutical exports may bear the brunt of the prime minister's international pitch for Ayushman Bharat For a country that prides itself on being the "pharmacy of the world" and counts...
One-off refunds do not make regulatory success. They are more signs of systemic failure The Medanta refund to the family of the 7-year-old boy who died of dengue, at the behest of the health ministry sets a bad precedent at...
The scheme awaits cabinet nod but states have already flagged these issues in the two-day consultation In their addresses at the End TB summit on Tuesday both prime minister Narendra Modi and health minister J P Nadda spoke at length...
Incidents of assaults against doctors happen regularly but fail to generate even a fraction of the present outrage As the alleged assault on chief secretary Anshu Prakash threatens to catapult Delhi into a political crisis of sorts, one group of...
Indian cricket team has never been part of such a gesture even though breast cancer is the leading cancer among Indian women Pink is usually the colour of gaiety but when the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg turned pink on...
Conditions set in National Medical Commission Bill to allow practitioners of Indian medicine prescribe modern medicines are in reality so stringent that it is virtually impossible that they will ever be met The controversial bridge course for AYUSH doctors to...
It was deja vu on Tuesday as the Lok Sabha decided to send the National Medical Commission Bill to the Parliamentary standing committee for health and family welfare. It is the second time that the committee will scrutinise a Bill...

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