Thursday, 30 June, 2022

Topic: MBBS

Bring back the family doctor. India has too many specialists

Every town and city in India has a multi-speciality clinic or hospital. But where are our family physicians who can tell us ‘go to the doctor’?

All PG medical students will now get a 3-month mandatory posting at district hospitals

Officials say the move will ensure there are more specialists in district hospitals., and will also help PG students understand the district health system better.

Pandemic management to be part of MBBS syllabus now

The move has been triggered by the coronavirus pandemic and aims to prepare doctors for challenges posed by emerging diseases.

Why Indian students will want to study medicine in China despite coronavirus

According to the Ministry of Human Resource Development data, 23,000 Indian students are studying in China and of this, 21,000 are pursuing medicine — as of 2019.

Coming soon: BCom, BTech, MBBS in Telugu, Bengali & all Indian languages

Higher education in mother tongue is likely to be a part of the New Education Policy, which seeks to overhaul India’s education system.

China restricts English-MBBS courses to 45 colleges after record Indian student enrollment

China’s education ministry authorised only 45 out of 200 medical colleges to teach foreign students MBBS in English.

In Lok Sabha, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan introduces bill to reform medical colleges

The National Medical Commission Bill seeks to nationalise standards in medical education and replace the 63-year-old Medical Council of India to reform the medical sector in India.

Gold medalist national-level swimmer studying MBBS hangs himself in Pune

Sahil Joshi participated in at least nine championships and was a very talented backstroke swimmer. The police found no suicide note at the spot.

AIIMS group likens Payal Tadvi’s death to Rohith Vemula, says casteism ‘more invisible now’

An AIIMS social justice group holds talk to address caste discrimination across institutes, but own faculty says ‘it’s not overt, most has subsided’.

Less than 20% with foreign MBBS degrees eligible to work as doctors in India

Those with MBBS degrees from Bangladesh fare the best while the bottom of the list is filled with degree holders from China and Russia.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.