Rajasthan teacher blew lid off sale of tribal children

The children are mainly mortgaged to shepherds, or Gaderias, a nomadic community with large flocks of sheep.

2 hours ago

NMC Bill retains bridge course, changes terminology

The Bill, which said a number of such practitioners will be permitted to practice as community health providers, is likely to face stiff protest from doctors again. 

23 hours ago

Modi government plans study on how many medical seats India needs

In a significant rise from last year, 79,500 MBBS seats and 28,295 MD/ MS seats are up for grabs across 535 medical colleges in the country.

14 Jul 2019

UP tops NCPCR list of child abuse cases reported at shelter homes

In the last three years, 43 cases of child abuse at shelter homes were reported to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), the highest 26 in 2018-19.

13 Jul 2019

Amended draft Bill triggers concerns on abortion

The decision to drop a clause to permit nurses, auxiliary nurse and midwife and AYUSH doctors to perform abortions has come despite a push by the AYUSH Ministry to endorse the provision.

12 Jul 2019

Soon, you’ll know what’s in your lipstick

Central Drugs Standard Control Organization officials said the new norm will be implemented through an amendment in the Drug and Cosmetics Act.

11 Jul 2019

Centre mulls law to penalise assault on doctors, forms panel

Doctors’ bodies welcomed the initiative but also hoped that recommendations of the 10-member panel are not dumped like the suggestions made by a similar panel earlier.

10 Jul 2019

District hospitals across India to be used to train PG medical students

MCI-BOG chairman V K Paul clarified that the initiative has been planned in addition to the Union Ministry of Health and Family project of upgrading 82 districts hospitals into medical colleges.

07 Jul 2019

Soon, single-doctor clinics, small nursing homes can’t sell branded pills

The decision came following widespread complaints that doctors sell pills to patients without having drug licences, in the name of dispensing medicines, taking advantage of ambiguous norms.

05 Jul 2019

Mandatory for all educational institutes to share data on portal

The proposed portal will be headed by a chairman and will have directors of all other related agencies as members. 

04 Jul 2019

India got new 59 medical colleges in last three years

The highest number of new medical colleges — eight — have been approved in Kerala, while Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh have got seven new colleges each.

03 Jul 2019

HRD ministry to make four-month internship mandatory for all UG courses across India

At present, internships are part of three- or four-year bachelor programmes only in vocational and technical courses.

02 Jul 2019

Top Foreign varsities in India soon?

Government may allow such varsities to set up campus centres in the country

01 Jul 2019

Less than six per cent of professors in top Indian universities are from reserved categories

The revelation has come through the Ministry of Human Resources Development’s response to a question in Parliament, highlighting the poor representation of candidates from socially backward classes.

29 Jun 2019

Harsh Vardhan bans 'unhealthy' snacks including biscuits in his ministry

The new health minister, a doctor himself, has ordered that only healthy snacks will be served during meetings.

29 Jun 2019