Doctors trek to Kondaveedu hill

A group of doctors decided to break their routine on Sunday morning and trekked to the hill leading to the Kondavedu Fort to explore the nature at its best. The trekking began at the Chowdavaram Hill on the road leading to the RVR and JC College of Engineering and the group trekked down, after trekking […]


28 doctors dismissed from service

The government has issued orders removing from service 28 doctors in the Medical Education Service for their unauthorised absence from service. The government terminated their service as the doctors did not show any inclination to join back duty, despite several official intimations, an official statement issued by the Health Minister said here. Doctors who are […]


‘650 doctors died during second wave’

Many of them were young professionals: IMA As many as 650 doctors lost their lives during the ongoing second wave of COVID-19 in the country, J.A. Jayalal, national president of the Indian Medical Association, said on Sunday. Addressing an online workshop for doctors on “Deciphering and dealing with deaths – facts and insights,” he said […]


Doctors, nurses called in to work on contract basis

The Namakkal district administration has invited applications from doctors and nurses to work on contract basis for COVID-19 duty. District Collector K. Megraj said in a release that due to increase in COVID-19 cases, doctors, nurses and paramedical staff are being hired on contract basis to ensure better treatment for patients. The interview would be […]


Doctors’ associations call for a lockdown

‘Health infrastructure is overwhelmed’ With cases continuing to surge in Tamil Nadu, doctors’ associations are worried about the “overburdened” healthcare infrastructure and have called for an intense lockdown to cut down disease transmission and step up infrastructural requirements. Government doctors’ associations have already submitted representations, recommending a lockdown. K. Senthil, president of the Tamil Nadu […]


Doctors successfully carry out Coronary Shockwave Lithotripsy

A team of doctors led by Suresh Patted, Head of Department of Cardiology at KLES Prabhakar Kore Hospital, has achieved success in Coronary Shockwave Lithotripsy to open up a calcific blocked coronary artery in a 67-year-old patient. Though the procedure has been available in India since 2018, this was first case in North Karnataka and […]


More than 1 lakh doctors on strike across Maharashtra today; emergency services won’t be hit

More than 110,000 doctors across Maharashtra will go on strike today to protest against the Centre’s notification authorising post-graduate practitioners in specified streams of Ayurveda to perform general surgical procedures. As a part of a nationwide protest, all non-essential, non-Covid and out-patient department (OPD) services at hospitals in the state will be withdrawn from 6am […]


COVID-19 patients dying even after recovery worries doctors

In Kolkata, two practising doctors died earlier this week shortly after recovering from the infection Doctors are now worried about a small but increasing number of patients dying suddenly due to a heart attack or stroke or succumbing to bacterial infection once they leave hospital after being cured of COVID-19. In Kolkata, two practising doctors […]