Month: September 2010

MCI has held Dr. Sukumar Mukherjee and Dr. Baidyanath Halder guilty for causing Anuradha’s death

MCI has already held Dr. Sukumar Mukherjee and Dr. Baidyanath Halder guilty for causing Anuradha’s death.  The third principal accused doctor, Dr. Abani Roychowdhury, was also found negligent by the MCI but since he passed away last year while this appeal was pending before the MCI, his name was removed from the list of parties.   …

Watch Tower: Should doctors resort to strikes?

Resident physicians in several hospitals in Jodhpur, Rajasthan started an indefinite “doctors’ strike” to protest alleged lathi-charge by the police. The regular services in government hospitals were paralyzed bringing endless miseries for the innocent patients, mostly from the impoverished section of the society who cannot afford the expensive treatment in private hospitals. And after almost …

PIL filed against the Rural Health Regulatory Authority Bill

Days after state health minister Surjya Kanta Mishra went ahead with the Rural Health Regulatory Authority Bill, a PIL was filed in Calcutta high court, challenging it. The Bill allows candidates to pursue and complete a three-year course in medicine and practise in rural areas as rural health practitioners. Despite reservations from several quarters, including …