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Rise in India’s health budget is “disappointing,” say experts

Health experts have described increases to India’s health budget as “disappointing” despite new money for improved access to low cost generic medicines and higher, publicly funded health insurance cover for poor people.  
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Indian medical council should be scrapped, says parliamentary committee

An Indian parliamentary panel has urged the government to dismantle the Medical Council of India, saying that the organisation had consistently failed to regulate medical education and practice.  
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Phone app 'bridges treatment gap' - BBC News

In rural India, a project is trying to circumvent the need for more doctors, by using existing health resources to identify potential patients through a mobile-based app.  
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over 4 years ago
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How to bridge treatment gap in rural India - BBC News

Out of 100 people needing mental health care in India, only 25 receive it. A mobile app has been developed in an attempt to close this treatment gap.  
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over 4 years ago
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Indian doctor is arrested for not attending court hearing 24 years ago

A senior doctor, who tended to injured people after a workers’ uprising almost a quarter of a century ago, has been arrested in India.  
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UK could turn to India for new GP recruitment drive

The United Kingdom may be about to embark on a refreshed recruitment drive for GPs from India to come and work for the NHS, subject to rigorous testing.  
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Foreign health experts face sack under India’s new guidelines

More than 100 government health advisers could lose their jobs in the coming months because of the Indian government’s new guidelines on consultants who are funded by “bilateral partners and multilateral organisations.”1  
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Foreign health experts face sack under India’s new guidelines

More than 100 government health advisers could lose their jobs in the coming months because of the Indian government’s new guidelines on consultants who are funded by “bilateral partners and multilateral organisations.”1  
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India, Pakistan, and polio

India’s polio free status could be undermined by the failure to eradicate the disease in neighbouring Pakistan, writes Martina Merten  
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India, Pakistan, and polio

India’s polio free status could be undermined by the failure to eradicate the disease in neighbouring Pakistan, writes Martina Merten  
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Health activists join forces in bid to reform Medical Council of India

Public health activists in India have launched a coalition to try to reform the Medical Council of India, the often criticised and controversial regulator of medical education and ethics.  
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Aarathi Prasad: ‘Indians hedge their bets’

Aarathi Prasad describes a push to integrate the modern ‘western’ approach with traditional systems in India such as ayurveda and yoga. But is this truly desirable?  
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over 4 years ago
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Iranian, Indian Cities Ranked Worst for Air Pollution

India is home to four of the 10 cities in the world with the worst air pollution, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.  
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Doctors raise concerns about India’s draft bill to regulate life support withdrawal

India’s first draft bill to regulate decisions to withhold or withdraw life support and medical treatment to terminally ill patients has worried doctors who believe that the proposed rules may involve the courts in medical decisions.  
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Doctors raise concerns about India’s draft bill to regulate life support withdrawal

India’s first draft bill to regulate decisions to withhold or withdraw life support and medical treatment to terminally ill patients has worried doctors who believe that the proposed rules may involve the courts in medical decisions.  
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Doctors raise concerns about India’s draft bill to regulate life support withdrawal

India’s first draft bill to regulate decisions to withhold or withdraw life support and medical treatment to terminally ill patients has worried doctors who believe that the proposed rules may involve the courts in medical decisions.  
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Mum gives birth to ‘heaviest baby’ in India, weighing 15lb - BBC News

An Indian woman gives birth to a 15lb (6.82kg) baby girl, who doctors say could be the heaviest child ever born in the country.  
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India hospital transfusions infect thousands with HIV - BBC News

At least 2,234 people in India contract the deadly HIV virus while getting blood transfusions in hospitals in the past 17 months.  
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over 4 years ago
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Sun Pharma Gets U.S. Subpoena Over Generic Drugs Pricing

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has subpoenaed India's largest drugmaker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd seeking information about the pricing and marketing of the generic drugs it sells in the United States, the company said.  
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over 4 years ago
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India increases retirement age of government doctors to 65

Health experts in India have welcomed a move by the prime minister, Narendra Modi, to increase the retirement of age of doctors employed by the central government from 60-62 to 65 years to meet the shortfall of doctors in the country.  
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over 4 years ago