Wednesday, 23 October, 2019

Over 1,300 resident doctors at PGIMER go on strike

Doctors' Strike Against NMC Bill Continues, Healthcare Services Affected Doctors’ strike: Emergency services resume at major state-run hospitals in Delhi, OPDs remain closed
Anna Jefferson | 04 August, 2019, 12:38

Healthcare services at government hospitals, including All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Safdarjung and RML in Delhi, are likely to be severely hit with resident doctors deciding to withdraw all kind of services, including that of emergency department, on August 1 to protest the introduction of the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill in the Rajya Sabha.

The resident doctors at various government hospitals in the national capital will continue their strike for the third consecutive day on Saturday, intensifying their protest against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill.

However, around midnight, most of the RDAs announced that they have resumed emergency services.

The bill seeks to regulate medical education and practices in India. Emergency services are running.

"I have been asked by the ministry to inform you that if the doctors do not resume duties immediately, strong punitive action like suspension/termination of service, evacuation of hostel accommodation will be initiated against all doctors on strike", Dr Sunil Gupta, medical director at Safdarjung Hospital, said in the memorandum addressed to the hospital's Resident Doctors Association president.

El Paso Shooting: 20 Dead; Potential 'Nexus To Hate Crime' Being Probed
All three were the scenes of shootings last week - events that together left at least 25 people dead and more than 40 wounded. Beto O'Rourke also commented about the incident on Twitter , urging citizens to follow police instructions and stay safe.

8-time NWA World Champion/WWE HOFer Harley Race has passed away
Harley Race captured the NWA World Heavyweight Championship seven times, which stood as a record until Ric Flair broke it in 1991. Race mastered "the ability to tell a story with your body physically". "He kept fighting till the end", Jason told the outlet.

Former Tennessee Titans shine in Hall of Fame Game
The class of 2019 was introduced before the game and walked across the 50-yard line flanked by players from each team. However, he suffered a toe injury in the fourth quarter and did not come back in.

Section 15 (1) of the bill proposes a common final-year MBBS exam, the National Exit Test (NEXT), before an individual starts practising medicine and for seeking admission to post-graduate medical courses and for enrolment in the State Register or the National Register.

Doctors have shown their dissatisfaction over the ambiguity of the Bill.

Dr Prakash Thakur, RDA-President, Safdarjung Hospital, said the protest will continue. Similarly, they are disagreeing the concept of Community Health Providers (CHP) included in the Bill.

The Bill aims to provide for a medical education system that improves access to quality and affordable medical education, ensures availability of adequate and high quality medical professionals in all parts of the country. "The provisions of the said bill are nothing short of draconian and promote gross incompetence and mockery of the professionals now working day and night", the joint statement said.

Asserting that concerns pertaining to medical fraternity have not been adequately addressed, they have appealed to lawmakers across party lines to demand, discuss and see that their concerns are addressed when the Bill is reintroduced in the Lok Sabha for ratification of official amendments by Rajya Sabha. It was unanimously passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday amid protests by the opposition who called it an act of "diluting power" from the doctors' fraternity to the government. It will decrease the representation of elected members from 75 per cent in MCI to 20 per cent in NMC.

Recommended

  • 'Many killed' in El Paso mall shooting

    'Many killed' in El Paso mall shooting

    It was the eighth worst mass shooting in modern USA history, after the 1984 shooting in San Ysidro that killed 21 people. Eleven other victims were being treated at Del Sol Medical Center, according to hospital spokesman Victor Guerrero.
    Meghan Markle's Thank You Gift to Vogue Contributors Shows Off Calligraphy Skills

    Meghan Markle's Thank You Gift to Vogue Contributors Shows Off Calligraphy Skills

    The multi-talented royal is also no stranger in the kitchen, having included recipes on her now-defunct lifestyle blog, The Tig . Everything you need to know about Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and her new life as part of the British royal family .
    Protesters interrupt Trump rally in Cincinnati, Ohio

    Protesters interrupt Trump rally in Cincinnati, Ohio

    Trump has faced repeated accusations and legal claims that he has encouraged violence against protesters at his rallies. But she doesn't assimilate, and that's the whole thing. "They can call someone whatever they want to", she said.
  • Woman loses hair in clumps after Nair allegedly mixed into her conditioner

    Woman loses hair in clumps after Nair allegedly mixed into her conditioner

    For now, Robinson shows off her shaved head proudly, comforted to know that her hair will grow back. Ashley filed a police report before attending the emergency room for her "red and irritated scalp".
    North Korea wants to host World Cup qualifier with South in Pyongyang

    North Korea wants to host World Cup qualifier with South in Pyongyang

    On July 25, North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles that Seoul officials said flew 600km before landing in the sea. On Wednesday, North Korea tested what it called a "newly developed large-caliber, multiple launch, guided rocket system".
    U.S.  trade deficit falls 0.3% in June

    U.S. trade deficit falls 0.3% in June

    Washington and Beijing are locked in a battle over complaints China steals or pressures companies to hand over technology. The Trump administration has publicly denied that consumers would be significantly harmed by the tariffs.
  • Bank of England cuts United Kingdom  growth forecast

    Bank of England cuts United Kingdom growth forecast

    The document says: "Northern Ireland - [cross] border trade virtually stops, other trade slows". The document was prepared in the last weeks of Theresa May's premiership, Sky reported .
    Active shooter at Walmart in El Paso

    Active shooter at Walmart in El Paso

    The El Paso Police Department has warned civilians that police will be conducting search on a very large area of the city. Local media report multiple people are injured, but police have not confirmed that information.
    Texas refinery fire leaves 37 injured

    Texas refinery fire leaves 37 injured

    Jason Duncan, the plant manager, told a press conference on Wednesday afternoon that all those injured were not life threatening. Some residents are pointing out that there have been a lot of fires at chemical plants in the Houston region recently.
  • 9 killed, 16 injured in Dayton, Ohio shooting

    9 killed, 16 injured in Dayton, Ohio shooting

    Ten people were killed Saturday night when gunfire broke out in Dayton, Ohio , according to police. At least 16 others were taken to local hospitals with injuries, police said.
    U.S.  interest rates cut for first time in a decade

    U.S. interest rates cut for first time in a decade

    There were two dissents from Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren and Kansas City Fed President Esther George. Powell has repeatedly said the central bank makes decisions independently from markets and the White House.
    US Sanctioned Zarif Because They Fear His Negotiating Skills: Iran FM Spokesman

    US Sanctioned Zarif Because They Fear His Negotiating Skills: Iran FM Spokesman

    Germany rejected the request. "They are doing childish things now", Rouhani said on a visit to the northwestern city of Tabriz.

No-deal Brexit an 'instantaneous' shock to economy No-deal Brexit an 'instantaneous' shock to economy He added: "No deal as a crystallisation of a bad economic outcome is not preferable to the possibility of a better economic outcome".

Google's European Android search default process will make it money Google's European Android search default process will make it money Earlier this year , Google announced it would make changes to how its search results within the European Union were displayed. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

Solskjaer has 'no doubts' Pogba will stay at United Solskjaer has 'no doubts' Pogba will stay at United The Norwegian told reporters : "David [de Gea]'s obviously in contention, Ash when he's on the pitch will carry the armband". He's not injured, but I wasn't going to risk anything this weekend.

Gilroy Garlic Festival gunman took his own life, coroner rules Gilroy Garlic Festival gunman took his own life, coroner rules Authorities arrested a man earlier this week on suspicion of making threats online that apparently referenced the deadly shooting. Federal Bureau of Investigation are still probing the violence and have not determined the motive of the 19-year gunman.

Stephen Curry reacts to news of Draymond Green's contract extension Stephen Curry reacts to news of Draymond Green's contract extension However, Green opted to forego any of the drama and secured his bag just a shade under a year before he hit the market. There are bonds on this team that can not be broken and they celebrate in each other's success.

Mainz' Jean-Philippe Gbamin undergoing medical at Everton Mainz' Jean-Philippe Gbamin undergoing medical at Everton Gbamin told evertontv: "It's a big moment with a lot of emotion and now it's on me to prove on the pitch why they bought me". Gbamin moved to Mainz in 2016 from French side Lens and made 86 Bundesliga appearances for the club, scoring three times.

Strictly Come Dancing Odds Shape Up Amid More Confirmations Strictly Come Dancing Odds Shape Up Amid More Confirmations Meanwhile, James said he had "some big shoes to fill" as he was announced to be joining the series. On Wednesday evening, the BBC begins revealing which 15 celebrities will compete on the show.

Google’s ‘Phone’ App Will Now Let Users Make Emergency Calls Without Speaking Google’s ‘Phone’ App Will Now Let Users Make Emergency Calls Without Speaking Google made the announcement earlier today in a blog post that explained the stock " Phone " app is getting the new feature. If you're able to, you can choose to talk with the operator after the automated voice completes the script.

Fortnite Star Player 'Ninja' Leaves Twitch for Mixer Fortnite Star Player 'Ninja' Leaves Twitch for Mixer The terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but it has to be awfully lucrative for Ninja to take up a significantly smaller platform. And they can pay Ninja what has to be an absurd fee to leave his Twitch home behind for the unproven waters of Mixer.

Chick-fil-A named America’s favorite fast food restaurant Chick-fil-A named America’s favorite fast food restaurant Although Chick-fil-A reigns supreme overall, In-N-Out took the top spot when it comes to the burger loyalty category. Second place on the best chicken list was Raising Cane's, a smaller chain located primarily in the South.

Houthi Attack On Military Parade In Yemen Kills More Than 30 Houthi Attack On Military Parade In Yemen Kills More Than 30 The official did not give a breakdown for the casualties at the parade but said several commanders were among the casualties. Aden is also at the center of stormy and often violent divisions within the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis.

OH police officers involved in Stormy Daniels arrest face discipline OH  police officers involved in Stormy Daniels arrest face discipline Police charged Daniels with three misdemeanor counts of illegally touching a patron at the Sirens Gentlemen's Club. Daniels' attorney at the time, Michael Avenatti, called his client's arrest "a setup and politically motivated".

Entenmann's Little Bites Soft Baked Cookies Recall For Blue Plastic Entenmann's Little Bites Soft Baked Cookies Recall For Blue Plastic Food and Drug Administration said Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. issued the voluntary recall for 37 states, which include MA . Recalled cookies contain a single UPC Code (found in the lower right hand corner on the back of the box): 7203002378.

NBA Christmas Day Matchups Leaked, With Celtics Among Teams Playing NBA Christmas Day Matchups Leaked, With Celtics Among Teams Playing We'll also get a look at No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson in his first National Basketball Association season. Toronto will be entering this season without superstar forward Kawhi Leonard after losing him in free agency.

Stella Nyanzi Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison, Strips Before Court Stella Nyanzi Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison, Strips Before Court The verdict should be quashed and Nyanzi, who has been in jail since November past year , freed immediately, Amnesty said. The prosecution said that the post disturbed the peace, quiet or right of privacy of President Museveni.