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Speed up government doctors’ recruitment, pleads medical body

Recruitment of general duty medical officers is a long-drawn process going up to a number of years when it comes to hiring through state public service commissions.

24 Apr 2018

Health department staff under burden of diabetes, hypertension: Study

One would expect those working in the health directorate to be the most knowledgeable about diseases and their implications.

23 Apr 2018

Karnataka polls: Doctors put down stethoscope for healthier state

The Indian Medical Association has extended support to doctors contesting elections across party lines.

23 Apr 2018

Bengaluru civil society organisations want aspiring MLAs to strengthen public health facilities

Other demands include making medicines free right from the sub-centre level to the super specialty hospital level, prohibiting doctors to write prescriptions to buy medicines from outside.

22 Apr 2018

Doctors get together to make health manifesto, to submit it to parties

The Indian Medical Association's (IMA) Karnataka chapter, has finalised a health manifesto after consulting with its 177 branches across the state and will be submitting it to presidents of all politi

20 Apr 2018

Price cap may not benefit cataract patients

The Maharashtra government submitted a report recently to the Union health ministry to cap the prices of 18 medical devices that includes intra-ocular lenses (IOL). 

16 Apr 2018

Raichur, Yadgir among 100 backward districts in India

Narendra Modi launched the ‘Transformation of Aspirational Districts’ initiative in 100 most backward districts in the country, among which two districts from Karnataka are included.

13 Apr 2018

82-yr-old Parkinson’s patient oldest in India to undergo brain therapy

  Prof Bhat was suffering from Parkinson’s from the past 11 years. The disease worsened in the last three-four years and he found it impossible to perform his day-to-day activities.

12 Apr 2018

Karnataka: Food Safety Commissionerate marred by under-qualified officers

The Food Safety Commissionerate has requested for an inquiry committee to be set up to check the qualifications of 55 Food Safety Officers.

11 Apr 2018

BESCOM told to pay Rs 2.4 crore compensation to 5 kids

The order from KSCPCR came on March 27 and the compensation is to be paid before May 27.

11 Apr 2018

Bengaluru: Panel orders Rs 90 lakh to teen who lost both arms to electrocution

The  Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has ordered the BESCOM to pay Rs 90 lakh to a 16-year-old boy who lost his arms in an incident of electrocution last year.

11 Apr 2018

Crippling vacancies plague health departments in Karnataka

There are plenty of officers waiting for promotion, but files are not being moved due to beureaucratic lethargy.

10 Apr 2018

Private sector in Karnataka lags in reporting TB cases

Karnataka’s TB notification rate from the private sector was found to be dismally low at 18 per lakh population compared to the public sector at 105 per lakh population.

09 Apr 2018

Insurance companies continue to have a role in ‘Arogya Karnataka’

The World Health Organisation’s foundation is celebrated as World Health Day every year with a theme.

07 Apr 2018

DNB equivalent to MD? Doctors divided

The recommendations were aimed as part of changes to be made in the proposed National Medical Commission Bill. 

27 Mar 2018