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‘Inhuman and Unnatural’ Pressure to Sell | Ex-army men to administer hospitals | JJ Hospital doctors threaten stir

A six-month investigation by The New York Times has found that in the push to win customers in India’s chaotic and highly competitive drug market, some Abbott managers instructed employees to pursue sales at virtually any cost.

JJ Hospital doctors threaten stir after department head ‘slaps’ student

Mumbai: JJ Hospital resident doctors have threatened to go on strike after a student was allegedly assaulted by the head of gynaecology department, Dr Rekha Daver, on Thursday.

Doctor resigns from Sion Hospital’s transplant panel

Mumbai: The Mumbai Urological Society decided late on Thursday that they will stop performing organ transplants in the city with immediate effect. During the day, one of the city’s foremost nephrologists and transplant physicians, Dr Viswanath Billa, resigned from the BMC-run Sion Hospital.

Narayana Health launches robotic surgery training programme

Bengaluru: Narayana Health on Thursday launched a robotic surgery training programme. Supported by Infosys Foundation that has partly invested in the Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, the unit has been set up at the Infosys Institute of Robotic Surgery, Narayana Health City.

NITI Aayog invites comments on National Medical Commission Bill

New Delhi: A high-level committee headed by NITI Aayog vice chairman Arvind Panagariya has proposed to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI) with a National Medical Commission. The four-member committee formed in March made its preliminary report public on Wednesday and invited public comments on the National Medical Commission Bill, 2016, till 31 August.

Tata Memorial Hospital launches website for cancer centres to share their patient data

Mumbai: Four years after the National Cancer Grid (NCG) was formed to link cancer centres across the country, the Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) on Wednesday launched a virtual platform where these centres — up from 14 in 2012 to 85 now — will share their patient data, a site at https://tmc.gov.in/ncg/.

Driven to Suicide by an ‘Inhuman and Unnatural’ Pressure to Sell

Indore (Madhya Pradesh): A six-month investigation by The New York Times has found that in the push to win customers in India’s chaotic and highly competitive drug market, some Abbott managers instructed employees to pursue sales at virtually any cost — in violation of Indian law, professional medical standards and the company’s own ethics guidelines.

Fearing arrest, two doctors move court for anticipatory bail

Mumbai: Dr Suvin Shetty, a full-time consultant pathologist with Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, and Dr Veena Sewlikar, a consultant general surgeon, moved Dindoshi sessions court for anticipatory bail on Thursday in connection with the kidney transplant racket.

Ex-army men to administer district hospitals in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal: The state health department is looking for ex-army personnel to fill in hospital administration jobs in all 51 district hospitals of Madhya Pradesh. It is believed that former army men are better suited for hospital administrators’ profile, as civil hospitals require discipline and security.

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