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AIIMS, Safdarjung hospital in a tug of war | Tata Memorial Hospital fined Rs 5.2 lakh

A battle is brewing between Safdarjung Hospital’s faculty and AIIMS director Dr M C Misra over the control of the new Super Speciality Block coming up in Safdarjung Hospital.

AIIMS, Safdarjung hospital in a tug of war over ‘super speciality block’

New Delhi: It will take another two months for the Emergency and Super Speciality block of the Safdarjung Hospital to be operational. But ahead of the inauguration, a battle is brewing between the hospital’s faculty and AIIMS director Dr M C Misra, who wrote to Union Health Minister J P Nadda, asking that the Super Speciality Block be handed over to AIIMS. However, the move has been strongly opposed by Safdarjung’s faculty members who wrote to Nadda objecting to Dr Misra’s proposal.

Max Healthcare to invest Rs 320 crore in Delhi cancer care centre

New Delhi: Max Healthcare Ltd plans to invest Rs 320 crore to build a dedicated cancer care centre with around 350-400 beds at its hospital in Saket, New Delhi. Excluding land costs, setting up a bed at an oncology centre in Delhi-NCR costs about Rs 80 lakh. Currently, cancer treatment accounts for about 14% of Max Healthcare’s total revenue.

Dalmia’s start up aims to utilise idle capacity of diagnostic labs

New Delhi: Dalmia Medicare, a new start up from Dalmia Group, aims to help increase profitability and earning of diagnostic laboratories in India by way of increasing capacity utilisation. Sanjay Dalmia, chairman of Dalmia Group, claims that currently these laboratories have up to 60 percent un-utilised capacity and the new aggregation model will help bring down the idle capacity to 20 percent after the business reaches its peak.

Tata Memorial Hospital fined Rs 5.2 lakh for medical negligence

Mumbai: The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission held Tata Memorial Hospital guilty of medical negligence in a case in which the hospital transfused large doses of “mismatched blood group” to Madhuwala Choudhary (55) leading to the death of the patient. The commission slapped a fine of Rs 5,20,000 for negligence, along with nine per cent interest rate on the amount from the year 2005.

39 doctors booked for sex test in Karnataka in 14 years

Bangalore: As per the state health department records, 39 doctors have been booked in Karnataka for conducting sex determination test in the past 14 years since the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act came into force in the state in 2002. Another 33 doctors are under trial for the crime but haven’t been penalized yet because of lack of proof.

NEET PG 2017: Registration date extended to November 7, 2016

New Delhi: The online registration date for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to the postgraduate medical and dental courses has been extended to November 7, 2016 by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). The board will be conducting NEET PG 2017 for medical courses from December 5 to 13 while for the PG dental courses, the examination will be held from November 30 to December 3 in 86 centres across 41 cities. The result will be declared on January 15, 2017.

Rs 19 crore sanctioned for Shahu Maharaj Medical College

Kolhapur (Maharashtra): The state government sanctioned Rs 19-crore fund for the expansion of Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Government Medical College last week. The funds were sanctioned for the construction of a building, an examination hall and a lecture hall at Shenda park.

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