US to collaborate with AIIMS, Kasturba Medical College

Advanced genetic tests like exome sequencing are often out of reach of many Indian patients because of the cost, and it often requires a multidisciplinary group of experts. Bielas, the university said, has been working with her partners in AIIMS and Manipal, a city in the southern state of Karnataka for the last four years, building on the technological and organisational infrastructure needed to improve access to genetic testing. Continue Reading

Doctors protest over attack on their colleagues in Kolkata

Healthcare services at private and government hospitals were badly hit in several States, including Delhi, Maharashtra, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh, as thousands of doctors went on strike for a day to express solidarity with their protesting colleagues who were attacked by a mob in Kolkata. Continue Reading

AIIMS Madurai: JICA, Central team inspect site

“Agreement worth Rs 15 crore has been signed to build a compound wall around the 224-acre land where Madurai All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) would be constructed,” said State Directorate of Medical Education Assistant Director, Sabitha. Continue Reading