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Lady Hardinge Medical College to upgrade many departments to Super-Specialty
After the completion of the first phase of redevelopment, the Lady Hardinge Medical College is all set for the second phase of expansion. Lady Hardinge Medical College is making arrangements to convert the existing departments into super-specialty wards in an attempt to improve medical services. Medical, obstetric and gynecological, surgical, orthopedics, and nuclear medicine departments are soon to be upgraded accordingly.
"The proposal for converting all these departments into super-specialty has been sent to the Union health ministry and we are waiting for the final approval. Meanwhile, we have started chalking out the initiatives. The departments are also preparing to expand their services," said the Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Ram Chander.
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Dr Archana Sharma suicide case - PIL moved in SC seeking guidelines to protect treating doctors
On account of continuous assaults on treating doctors under the cover of medical negligence across the country on a regular basis, Indian Medical Association (IMA), Dwarka has recently filed Public Interest Litigation (PIL) demanding guidelines for protection against doctors across the country.
Plea seeks directions for constituting a CBI enquiry into the circumstances which led to the unfortunate death by suicide under mysterious conditions of a young gynaecologist.
"CBI enquiry is needed in order to find out the actual perpetrators of the entire incident and bring them to justice to deter other such potential wrongdoers,' reads the petition.
Dr Lal PathLabs launches pilot project to transport blood samples using drones
Dr. Lal PathLabs has announced the launch of the pilot project to transport blood samples using drones to underserved and inaccessible locations.
The pilot projects are being launched across multiple remote, semi-urban, and rural locations to experiment with multiple-use cases that eliminate challenges like congestion due to traffic, poor road conditions, and inaccessibility.