Sumi Sukanya Dutta

Curious case of a bill that aims to regulate several healthcare professions

Allied and Healthcare Professionals Bill, aimed at regulating 59 professions in the health sector, that includes physiotherapists, dieticians and optometrists, has earned a notorious reputation.

14 Mar 2018

Supreme Court ruling on end-of-life care: Experts demand fresh legislation by government

The Supreme Court ruling on end-of-life care has been widely hailed by medical fraternity but the "impractical mechanism" laid down to implement it has  also led to demands of a new legislation.

13 Mar 2018

ICMR to release a report on end-of-life care that will be used in implementing SC ruling on 'living will'

Officials in country’s top health research authority said that the report, to be released in Bengalauru, will define over 25 terminologies related to end-of-life care.

11 Mar 2018

Private hospitals to run government’s primary health care scheme

Private sector hospitals in India are gearing up to run an ambitious primary health care scheme that the government has announced but cannot implement on its own.

11 Mar 2018

Process to frame euthanasia rules begins

Hospitals across the country have initiated a process to frame guidelines for doctors in the wake of the landmark Supreme Court verdict on end-of-life care.

11 Mar 2018

Supreme Court ruling on end-of-life care: Hospitals huddle to frame guidelines for doctors

The Association of Healthcare Providers of India decided to form a national and several state level committees to come up with directives on how hospitals and doctors should go about the ruling.

10 Mar 2018

Medical community welcome 'living will' judgement but some also caution against misuse and pressured use

It’s a profound, landmark judgement which will define doctor-patient relationship and ensure the process of dying is extremely private as it should be, said a critical-care expert.

09 Mar 2018

Only 3 per cent IIT hopefuls don’t take coaching

About 38% of successful JEE candidates gave their schools a miss to attend coaching classes for cracking one of the toughest engineering entrance tests in India.

04 Mar 2018

No taker other than Karnataka for government initiative on rare diseases

NO states other than Karnataka availed a central scheme which subsidises costly treatment of rare diseases, revealed sources in the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

03 Mar 2018

Unscrupulous 'health' journals and plagiarised research papers by doctors under MCI scanner

The Medical Council of India has raised concerns about thousands of doctors in the country using “shady” medical journals or plagiarised articles passed as original research work.

27 Feb 2018

NCW receives high number of complaints from distressed NRI wives

During 2016-17, 496 cases were registered with the NCW’s NRI cell with the highest number of cases reported from Maharashtra.

25 Feb 2018

PM research fellowship can't stop brain drain from top engineering, tech institutes, say faculty, students at IITs

Government’s flagship PM Research fellowship scheme for PhDs at IITs and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore is being touted as a measure to check brain drain of "brightest minds".

24 Feb 2018

Patients, health groups demand regulation of healthcare charges

Several patients and health groups, on Thursday, criticised excessive and unethical pricing by private hospitals and stressed need for regulation of healthcare charges.

22 Feb 2018

Health groups say government favouring private sector by not purchasing from vaccine manufacturing PSUs

Several health groups are disappointed that the apex court has refused to entertain a review petition to recall its earlier order in which it had dismissed a case dealing with revival of the PSUs.

19 Feb 2018

No fear of stent shortage: Indian makers reap benefits as price cap hits imports

The fear that price capping of coronary stents has led to shortage of the medical device used in angioplasty, which is being largely filled by Chinese products, has been put to rest.

18 Feb 2018

Spare the rod for late fees: National Commission for Protection of Child Rights tells schools

NCPCR has asked states to issue directives to private schools to not harass students over delay in or non-payment of tuition fee and instead deal with parents on financial issues.

18 Feb 2018

Indian children are born politicians, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi at "Pareeksha Pe Charcha"

The Prime Minister's Office had received thousands of questions from students across the country, ranging from stress and parental pressure to yoga and how to deal with the competition.

16 Feb 2018

FSSAI proposes rules for food sold, supplied in schools across India

Under the proposed rules, schools will be asked to make distinction between eatables marked green, yellow and red.

14 Feb 2018

HRD ministry claims 'overwhelming' for event where PM Modi will give tips of dealing with exam related stress

The event titled “Pareeksha Pe Charcha”, which follows the release of a book penned by the PM -“Exam Warriors”, is scheduled to be held on February 16 in New Delhi.

13 Feb 2018

MCI diktat on barring NIOS students from NEET angers medical aspirants

The govt decision has triggered protest in various cities with affected medical aspirants joining hands to challenge the changed rule in the Supreme Court.

12 Feb 2018

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