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Nepalese police arrests 36 ‘fake’ doctors

Kathmandu: Nepalese police have arrested 36doctors, including six women, working in reputed hospitals as part of a major crackdown on medical professionals in the country who have obtained medical degrees and licences by using fake academic credentials. The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police detained 36 doctors as part of ‘Operation Quack’ on charges

Prez exhorts young doctors to serve in rural areas

Shimla: President of India Pranab Mukherjee on Friday called for strengthening and expanding the health services in rural areas and exhorted the young doctors to serve the people with dedication. Presiding over the Golden Jubilee convocation of Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) here, the President said that medical care is basic requirement of people and

Resident doctors go on strike in Delhi, patient dies

New Delhi: Nearly 25,000 resident doctors of the central and Delhi government hospitals went on a one-day strike on Thursday to protest against de-merger of NPA from their basic salaries. In the alleged absence of timely treatment following the strike, a septuagenarian woman patient died at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJPN) hospital. Resident

Doctors break silence on rot in India’s medical sector

New Delhi: There is a huge nexus among corporate hospitals, pharma companies and doctors who engage in exploitative practices called ‘target system’ and ‘cuts’ with the motive of earning profits, claims a book by doctors, who broke their silence on rampant malpractices. In a chilling narrative, the book ‘Dissenting Diagnosis’ says ‘packages’ offered by multispeciality