Health Bulletin 7/November/2022

Here are the top health news for the day:

Health Ministry working on guidelines to scrap bond policy for doctors

In a major overhaul amid massive protests on stringent Bond service terms in Haryana and demands for uniformity across the country, the Union Health Ministry has decided to do away with the bond policy for doctors and is currently finalising guidelines based on the recommendations by the National Medical Commission (NMC).

The information to this effect was shared by the official sources familiar with the matter to the Press Trust of India.

According to the bond policy, doctors are required to serve for a specific period in state hospitals after the completion of their MBBS and postgraduate degrees, failing which they have to pay a penalty (amount specified beforehand by every state and union territory) to the state or medical college.

For more details, check out the link given below:

With Health Ministry Finalising Guidelines, Uniform Bond Policy On The Cards For Doctors


Regular aspirin use can cause stomach bleeding: Study 

A new study, led by experts at the University of Nottingham found that the risk of stomach bleeding caused by using aspirin long-term, can be reduced with a short course of antibiotics, potentially improving the safety of aspirin when used to prevent heart attacks, strokes and possibly some cancers.

The results of the HEAT (Helicobacter pylori Eradication Aspirin) trial, which was led by Professor Chris Hawkey from the University of Nottingham’s School of Medicine and Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre, and funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research Health Technology Assessment programme, are published in The Lancet.

Aspirin in low doses is a very useful preventative drug in people at high risk of strokes or heart attacks. However, on rare occasions, it can provoke internal ulcer bleeding.

Reference:

UoNPressOffice. (n.d.). A major clinical trial shows how to reduce the risk of stomach bleeding occasionally caused by regular aspirin use. EurekAlert! Retrieved November 7, 2022, from https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/970025 

Govt sets up committee to prepare National Drugs Database

In an efforts to ensure the quality and efficacy of medications and uniform administration of drug regulation, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, has formed a seven-member panel to produce a thorough “National Drugs Database” of drug formulations manufactured and marketed in the country.

Regarding the aforementioned, India’s drug controller general, VG Somani has released an office memorandum dated October 27 ,titled “Constitution of a Committee for the Development of the National Drugs Database”, highlighting the importance of a comprehensive database of drug formulations manufactured and marketed in the country.

For more details, check out the link given below:

Govt Sets Up Committee To Prepare National Drugs Database


DVT is not always result of negligence: NCDRC relief to Telangana doctor, Hospital in conducting hysterectomy

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) recently exonerated a Telangana based Hospital and doctor from charges of medical negligence while performing hysterectomy operation on a patient

It was held by the top consumer court that there was no negligence while conducting fibroid uterus trans abdominal hysterectomy after it perused the entire medical record and referred to the expert opinion by the Superintendent of Govt. Maternity Hospital, Hyderabad.

For more details, check out the link given below:

DVT Is Not Always Result Of Negligence: NCDRC Relief To Telangana Doctor, Hospital In Conducting Hysterectomy

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