17December2018

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Dr. Dinesh Pendharka with BJP leader Vijay Jolly at inauguration of hospital
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Sarvodaya Hospital sets up Cancer Care Centre in Delhi

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NEW DELHI: Delhi has got a standalone cancer daycare centre in Greater Kailash for people who need chemotherapy, immunotherapy or targeted cancer therapy, but do not wish to visit a hospital.

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Arogya Dhoots to assist abandoned patients in Hyderabad hospitals

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Hyderabad’s Osmania General Hospital (OGH) has launched Bed Side Assistance service for unattended, abandoned patients and senior citizens. The service has been launched in association with Helping Hand Foundation (HHI). It has 20 Arogya Dhoots trained in basic home care and bed side care.

Dr. Ravi Wankhedkar , National President, IMA.
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IMA opposes government's moves on National Medical Commission bill

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NEW DELHI: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has again strongly opposed the draft Bill that seeks to replace the Medical Council of India with a new body, claiming it will cripple the medical profession.

Dr Rajeshwari Pawar
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Pune docs educate 1700 people on menstrual health

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Doctors from Pune’s Motherhood Hospitals, in association with NGO Spherule Foundation, educated a gathering of 1700 girls and boys about menstrual health on December 17, 2018. By educating such a huge gathering, the doctors also made an attempt to enter the event in the Guinness Book of World Records.

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Indian Govt. changes referral system under CGHS

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NEW DELHI: The Indian health ministry has changed the referral system under Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) permitting beneficiaries to seek consultations and treatment from specialists at empaneled private hospitals only after due referral from CGHS, that too within 30 days of referral and with limit imposed on specialist consultations.

Ashwini Kumar Choubey, MoS, Health and Family Welfare
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Despite government's claims, TB patients increasing in India

Rohit Shishodia
Even as the Indian government claims that it will eliminate tuberculosis by 2025, the on ground statistics reveal a completely different picture. Instead of getting reduced, the cases of TB have increased substantially in 2018. In the first 11 months of calendar year 2018, as many as 35,000 more TB patients were reported as compared to the full year in 2017. This information has been given by India’s Minister of State for Health, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, in the Rajya Sabha.

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