NEET PG 2020 counseling: Medical Counselling Committee issues admission guidelines for reserved category students
The MCC has extended the last date of reporting for first round of NEET-PG counseling till 24 April.
Union Cabinet approves setting up of 75 government medical colleges; move to add over 15,000 MBBS seats
The proposal is part of the phase III of a centrally sponsored scheme for "establishment of new medical colleges by upgrading district or referral hospitals".
State of Working India Report 2019: Country's unemployment crisis is real; boosting investments in health, education can work wonders
The biggest challenge regarding employment in the country is the gap between demand and supply.
Ram Nath Kovind approves ordinance to supersede MCI, paves way for board of governors to reform medical education
The ordinance that Kovind signed will pave way for the creation of a Board of Governors (BoG), who will be tasked with implementing much-required reforms in the field of medical education, enhanced tertiary care and expanded access to medical education in underserved areas.
President gives nod to ordinance disbanding Medical Council of India; interim board to take over defunct body
The Centre took to the ordinance route as it failed to get the National Medical Commission Bill passed in the Monsoon Session of Parliament this year despite it being listed.
UP sees sharp fall in encephalitis cases this year; health minister credits 'concerted efforts of six departments'
A total of 1,427 Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) were reported till 9 August, 2018 in the state which led to 111 deaths. There over 5,400 cases in 2017, leading to 748 deaths, and 4,353 cases and 715 deaths in 2016.
Centre to push amended NMC Bill in Parliament: Will replacing MCI lead to redemption of medical education?
Narendra Modi govt is determined to see the contentious NMC Bill pass, expected to be tabled in Parliament during the upcoming Monsoon Session.
DTE Maharashtra will release the admit card for MHT CET 2018 on 24 April. Candidates must download their admit card from the official website.
Medical reforms in India, part-II: NMC Bill legalises quacks; ill-trained AYUSH doctors will further compromise rural healthcare
The proposed six-month bridge course in the NMC Bill, allowing AYUSH and homeopathy practitioners to prescribe modern medicines, is a devious attempt to propagate its nationalistic propaganda
Medical reforms in India, Part-1: NMC Bill awards quantity over quality, fails to address corruption that plagued MCI
The National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill 2017 does not address the corruption that plagued MCI. Are we to believe that non-doctors will be less corrupt than the earlier corrupt MCI mandarins?
JP Nadda introduces Bill allowing Ayurvedic doctors, homeopaths to practice allopathy after clearing bridge course
Doctors pursuing Indian systems of medicine, including Ayurveda, and homeopathy may be allowed to practice allopathy after clearing a bridge course
Winter Session of Parliament: Bills to overhaul medical education, hike judges' salary to be tabled today
On the 9th day of the Winter Session of Parliament on Friday, the government will introduce a bill to overhaul India’s medical education in Lok Sabha
Anitha suicide: Death of innocence busts NEET myth as the great leveller of India's medical education
In quiet death, Anitha has left us with a deafening indictment of caste, education, and what it means to be a nation.
Anitha suicide: Compensating her kin a crude gesture, Tamil Nadu govt needs to throw students a lifeline
Anitha's suicide is deeply disturbing. The needless death of this young, talented girl leaves one numb. It is obvious that the 17-year-old was pushed into taking this extreme step. A girl who aspired to save lives ended up choosing death.
A draft of the National Medical Commission Bill, with some modifications, has been approved by a Group of Ministers (GoM), the government on Wednesday informed the Rajya Sabha
It's ironic that rare diseases affect over 70 million people in India, yet there is so little being done by way of research, drug creation and counselling of patient and families across the country.
For myriad health challenges, Budget should aim at decentralisation and not focus on building systems
True decentralisation of knowledge, decision-making authority and financial control should be promoted, which is probably the only way to effectively solve the myriad health challenges in a diverse country like India
No succor for the poor: Private medical colleges outsmart govt rules to compensate capitation fees loss
Although NEET was introduced to cut the cost of medical education for poor students particularly private medical colleges, it is doubtful if the original purpose has been served.
The latest Ordinance on the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) by the government hasn’t actually resolved the confusion over the admission process
When the whole country goes into a tizzy on whether it should be NEET or CET, you know that we have not even begun to understand the problem.