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  Last Updated: Jan 9, 2013 - 3:25:39 AM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Doctor arrested for rape in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 8 - A 51-year-old doctor was arrested here Tuesday for allegedly raping a nurse at his clinic for the last four years, police said Tuesday.
Jan 8, 2013 - 9:22:03 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors : UK
Indian doctors in Britain fail key exams
London, Dec 23 - Hundreds of foreign doctors, including those from India and Pakistan, are routinely failing key medical exams in Britain, The Mail on Sunday said.
Dec 23, 2012 - 9:14:02 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors : UK
Indian doctor kills self after parents reject British fiancee
London, Dec 17 - A heartbroken India-born doctor in Britain committed suicide after his parents, citing cultural differences, disapproved of his wish to marry a fellow physician.
Dec 17, 2012 - 8:38:31 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Indian-American doctor couple killed in Ohio plane crash
An Indian American doctor couple from New Jersey were killed when their single-engine plane crashed into an Ohio cornfield and burst into flames shortly after takeoff Sunday.
Jun 20, 2011 - 9:44:17 AM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Administrative lapses led to doctor's lynching: Nitish
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Tuesday admitted that administrative lapses led to the lynching of a doctor by prisoners inside a jail.
Jun 1, 2011 - 6:13:59 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Siddhartha Mukherjee won Pulitzer for his book on Cancer
New Delhi, April 19 - When Indian American Siddhartha Mukherjee, a cancer specialist, called his mother at 1 a.m. Tuesday to say he had won the Pulitzer, she thought he was pulling a fast one. The Mukherjee home in the capital's Safdarjung Enclave has been flooded with congratulatory calls since morning.
Apr 19, 2011 - 5:28:52 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors : UK
Britain to grant 20,000 visas to Indian workers annually
Britain is set to welcome 20,000 extra Indian workers annually as part of a secretive trade deal brokered by the European Union -, a media report said.
Feb 21, 2011 - 11:35:57 AM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Doctors need to develop their skill to improve healthcare
Doctors need to attain skill development like entrepreneurs to improve patient safety and quality of healthcare, experts said at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences - here Thursday.
Dec 2, 2010 - 5:53:20 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Medical Council ponders common entrance exam for budding doctors
The Medical Council of India -, the apex medical education regulator, Tuesday said a common entrance exam for medical courses is on the cards.
Jun 29, 2010 - 8:10:18 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Study to Understand Health, Stress and Work-related Issues of Physicians of Indian Origin
Over the last few decades, doctors from India have been filling the workforce shortages of healthcare sector in western world. Several thousand Indian doctors have emigrated to US, UK, Australia and Canada and many have gained prominence in their respective fields.
Jun 29, 2010 - 9:54:19 AM

Healthcare : India Healthcare
25000 NRI Doctors Could Return to India from UK
Nearly 25,000 British doctors of Indian origin are set to return to India within two to four years and some of them are 'most likely to join the seven AIIMS-like institutions' proposed to be set up by the central government.
Jan 6, 2010 - 3:15:32 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Stricter resident doctor duty hour required to prevent medical errors
At the request of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce as part of an investigation into preventable medical errors, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has issued a report recommending further restrictions regarding duty hours for resident physicians and other actions to reduce resident fatigue and ensure patient safety, according to an article published in the January issue of the
Jan 5, 2010 - 4:59:36 AM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Court asks AIIMS to admit OBC candidate to course of choice
New Delhi, Dec 13 - The Delhi High Court has asked the All India Institute of Medical Sciences - to allocate a seat, in the course of his choice, to an aspirant who sought to appear in counselling both under the general and quota seats but was not allowed.
Dec 13, 2009 - 3:51:28 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Court told how savagely India-born doctor was attacked
Melbourne, Nov 9 - India-born doctor Mukesh Haikerwal was so savagely attacked here with a baseball bat a year ago that shocked witnesses heard his skull crack, an Australian court heard.
Nov 9, 2009 - 1:53:18 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Hyderabad woman to head American College of Chest Physicians
Washington, Oct 27 - The American College of Chest Physicians has elected Dr Kalpalatha K Guntupalli, the only woman president of the American Association of Physicians of Indian origin, as its first Asian American woman president.
Oct 27, 2009 - 9:02:54 AM

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Indian American doctor couple charged with $31 mn fraud
Washington, July 18 - An Indian-American doctor couple in Houston has been charged with illegally distributing 1.3 million tablets of a drug and defrauding several public and private health insurance companies of $31 million by filing false claims.
Jul 18, 2009 - 10:31:04 AM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Indian neurosurgeon gets top Canadian award
Toronto, July 2 - An internationally recognised Indian Canadian neurosurgeon is among 60 people honoured with the Order of Canada this year.

Jul 5, 2009 - 3:06:35 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Indian American helps design vaginal ring to prevent HIV transmission
An Indian American endocrinologist has helped develop a vaginal ring that would prevent conception and transmission of HIV infection, by releasing multiple types of non-hormonal agents and microbicides.

Jun 18, 2009 - 12:27:59 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Perseverance made me a topper - Dr Rahul Hegde, Rank 22, AIPGE 2009
Dr Rahul G Hegde secured a MD Radiodiagnosis course in Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai after securing 22nd rank in All India Post Graduate Examination (AIPGE) 2009 exam. He did his MBBS from Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College (GSMC) and the King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital, Parel Mumbai. Previously he had secured 6th rank in All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (AIIMS) November 2008 exam, 11th rank in Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh (PGI) December 2008, 56th rank in AIIMS May 2008 , 24th rank in PGI June 2008 and 1126th rank in AIPGE 2008.
Apr 6, 2009 - 7:34:24 AM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors : UK
NHS Doctor Saved From Forced Marriage in Bangladesh
A London-based doctor, who was held captive by her parents in Bangladesh to force her into a marriage of their choice, has been freed and is returning to Britain.

Dec 15, 2008 - 11:07:57 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Colonel arrested for misbehaving with army doctor
An Indian Army colonel was arrested by the Delhi police after a lady officer complained that he misbehaved with her, the police said Saturday.

Dec 13, 2008 - 9:48:10 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Economic crisis hits upcoming convention of Indian doctors in US
Orlando -, Nov 24 - The affluent community of Indian American doctors too has started feeling the pinch of the current economic meltdown the US is facing.

Nov 24, 2008 - 1:54:59 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Indo-Canadian scientist awarded by American Heart Association
New York, Nov 13 - The American Heart Association has awarded eminent Indo-Canadian scientist Salim Yusuf with its Clinical Research Prize for 2008 in recognition of his work in the field of cardiovascular disease.

Nov 17, 2008 - 1:15:12 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
India-born doctor's teenage attackers charged in Australia
Sydney, Oct 25 - Three teenagers have been charged with the savage bashing of India-born doctor and former head of the Australian Medical Association - Mukesh Haikerwal and a spate of attacks on four other people in Melbourne's Williamstown suburb last month.

Oct 25, 2008 - 11:07:19 AM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Cuba breaks national record with 200,000 medical students
Havana, Oct 9 - Cuba broke its record for domestic and foreign students studying medical sciences in the communist island country, with a total of 200,000 this year, the Communist Party daily Granma reported citing public health ministry sources.

Oct 11, 2008 - 11:08:04 AM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Doctors also at risk during surgery
Washington, Aug 30 - Patients are not the only ones at risk during cardiac procedures; doctors also face health risks, especially radiation risk to their eyes.

Aug 30, 2008 - 1:29:33 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Post-graduate diploma for doctors in eastern India
The Christian Medical College, Vellore, will start a distance education programme here offering post-graduate diploma in family medicine for general practitioners - of West Bengal and other eastern states from June.

Apr 19, 2008 - 9:23:57 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Classical medical terminology can endanger patients
The limited and recycled vocabulary of dead languages used in medical terminology is confusing and has the potential to cause serious consequences for patients. Dr Melinda Lyons, University of Cambridge, UK, discusses the issues in a Comment in this week's edition of The Lancet.

Apr 17, 2008 - 4:00:00 AM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors : UK
Indian doctor sentenced for Glasgow airport bombing bid
London, April 11 - Indian doctor Sabeel Ahmed was Friday sentenced to 18 months in jail by a court in London in connection with the failed car bombing of Glasgow airport in Scotland last June.

Apr 11, 2008 - 8:59:04 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Indian-origin doctor gets Ontario's highest civilian award
Toronto, April 11 - Sheela Basrur, the Indian-origin doctor who led the fight against the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome - outbreak here, was Thursday given the Order of Ontario, the highest civilian award in Canada's most important province.

Apr 11, 2008 - 10:29:30 AM

Healthcare : UK : NHS
NRI doctor guilty of unethical tests on British patients
London, March 29 - An NRI psychiatrist from Assam faces the sack after being found guilty of conducting unethical drug tests on mentally ill patients, according to reports Saturday.

Mar 29, 2008 - 6:04:41 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Post Graduate Medical Degrees from UK, US and Canada Recognised in India
Union Health Minister of India Anbumani Ramadoss has said that Union Government of India has taken a unilateral decision to recognise postgraduate degrees in medicine obtained from foreign institutes in UK, USA, Canada and New Zealand. This would mean that Indian doctors who have obtained their postgraduate qualifications from these countries would be able to practice in India as a specialist in their areas of post graduate qualification.
Mar 16, 2008 - 9:21:34 AM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors : UK
Indian doctors among many attacked on duty in Britain
London, Jan 10 - Indian and Indian-origin doctors working in the National Health Service - are among thousands of doctors in Britain who were physically or verbally attacked by patients last year but most choose not to report the abuse, according to a report.

Jan 10, 2008 - 4:35:20 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors : UK
New British rules favour non-EU workers for high-end jobs
London, Jan 2 - British employers may no longer have to advertise highly paid jobs locally before hiring overseas as new rules from July open up opportunities for Indian and other non-European white-collar workers.

Jan 2, 2008 - 7:29:12 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Father of dead student demands Rs.5 mn from AIIMS
New Delhi, Dec 30 - The father of an All India Institute of Medical Sciences - student, who died of dengue last year, has asked the institute to pay him Rs.5 million as compensation, saying a government enquiry had put the blame on negligence by doctors.

Dec 30, 2007 - 1:10:22 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Australian court clears Haneef, family unlikely to sue
Bangalore/Sydney, Dec 21 - A court in Australia Friday cleared the way for Indian doctor Mohammed Haneef to return to his job as registrar in a Gold Coast hospital, leading to double Eid festivities at his home in the southern Indian city of Bangalore.

Dec 21, 2007 - 4:38:22 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Australian court clears Haneef, family says its Eid gift
Bangalore/Sydney, Dec 21 - An Australian court Friday cleared the way for Indian doctor Mohammed Haneef to return to his job in a Gold Coast hospital, leading to double Eid festivities at his home in the southern Indian city of Bangalore.

Dec 21, 2007 - 1:45:15 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors : UK
New steps to curb overseas doctors in Britain
London, Oct 9 - Indian doctors should think several times before coming to Britain for jobs - the employment situation has been difficult for non-European Union doctors, and new proposals have been drawn to guarantee jobs to doctors trained in Britain.
Oct 9, 2007 - 3:46:42 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Over 600 post-graduates to wait one more month for degrees
New Delhi, Sep 25 - Over 600 post-graduates of the premier All India Institute of Medical Science - will have to wait one more month to get their degree certificates.
Sep 25, 2007 - 8:21:17 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Medical seats in JIPMER increased to 100
New Delhi, Sep 21 - It's good news for medical college aspirants. The central government Friday increased the number of MBBS seats from 75 to 100 at the Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research -, Pondicherry.
Sep 21, 2007 - 4:27:04 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
NRI docs' healing touch for Bengal's poor
Kolkata, Sep 13 - Thanks to the initiative of around 20 NRI doctors, mostly from Britain and the US, a hospital is being set up here with the aim of providing quality healthcare at a low cost to the poor.
Sep 13, 2007 - 9:00:17 AM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
India to recognise foreign medical degrees
Chennai, Aug 26 - India will provide 'unilateral recognition' to post-graduate medical degrees of foreign universities, union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said here Sunday.
Aug 26, 2007 - 7:09:38 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Over 200 AIIMS post-graduates yet to get degrees - over a signature
New Delhi, Aug 18 - Over 200 post-graduates of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences - here are yet to receive their degree certificates, making it difficult for them to apply for jobs. They have been told that Health Minister A. Ramadoss is yet to put his signatures on them.
Aug 18, 2007 - 1:33:22 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Another Indian doctor to head home from Australia
Canberra, Aug 16 - Indian doctor Mohammed Asif Ali, who is being investigated after admitting to lying on his resume, will fly out of Australia Thursday night.
Aug 16, 2007 - 2:41:09 PM

Medical News : Professionals
India far from being a knowledge power: Arjun Singh
New Delhi, Aug 11 - Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh Saturday expressed scepticism over India's knowledge power status and said the country needed more funds and dedication for improvement in the education sector.
Aug 11, 2007 - 8:09:37 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors : UK
Now probe into competence of Indian doctors in Britain
London, Aug 10 - Indian doctors are among several overseas doctors whose competence to practice in Britain's National Health Service - is being investigated following an increasing number of complaints registered with the General Medical Council -.
Aug 10, 2007 - 12:29:14 PM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Pune docs to Dutt's rescue...Munnabhai way
Pune, Aug 10 - Even as Sanjay Dutt gets busy doing carpentry in the Yerawada Jail here, his hardcore fans outside are planning on a novel approach to help...the Munnabhai way.
Aug 10, 2007 - 10:20:58 AM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors : UK
Asian doctor charged with sexual assault
London, Aug 10 - An Asian doctor working in Britain's National Health Service - has been charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl at a hospital in Norfolk and making indecent photographs of a child.
Aug 10, 2007 - 9:10:36 AM

Medical News : Professionals : Doctors
Release full transcript of probe, Haneef tells Australia
Bangalore, Aug 1 - Indian doctor Muhammad Haneef Wednesday contested claims by Australian authorities that they have fresh evidence of his involvement in the failed British terror plot and challenged them to come out with the full transcript of his police interrogation and an online chat with his brother.
Aug 1, 2007 - 8:49:52 PM

Medical News : Professionals
Apex court adjourns hearing on government's quota plea
New Delhi, July 31 - The Supreme Court Tuesday adjourned to Aug 7 the hearing of the central government's latest plea for revival of the suspended law for the reservation for Other Backward Class - students in government-funded higher educational institutions.
Jul 31, 2007 - 2:32:49 PM

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