NMC gets 33 doctors on honorarium basis

  • | Friday | 8th December, 2023

Nashik: The civic body has appointed 33 medical staffers in Nashik Road-based new Bytco hospital on honorarium basis, much to the relief of existing employees.The staff, which is expected to join duty shortly includes a general surgeon, two physicians, a gynaecologist, 2 paediatricians, an anaesthetist, 11 medical officers and 13 staff nurses. NMC health officials said that the new Bytco hospital has 200 beds, but inadequate medical staff adversely affected the functioning of the hospitals. So far, 30 of 33 medical staff appointed on honorarium have joined their duties, while remaining three are expected to join within the next couple of days, added an NMC official.NMC has seven hospitals and all of them are facing acute staff crunch since several years. Of the total 950 medical staff, around 450 various posts in the medical department of the civic body are vacant. Hence, the civic body decided to recruit medical staff, including doctors, medical officers and staff nurses on honorarium basis until the recruitment takes place. The civic body has also appointed another 59 medical staff for other six hospitals, including Zakir Hussain, Indira Gandhi, Jijamata, Swami Samarth, Gangapur and Satpur hospitals.We also published the following articles recentlyNMC allowed foreign medical graduates from Ukraine to complete course: Government in Rajya SabhaThe National Medical Commission (NMC) has allowed foreign medical graduates (FMGs) from Ukraine to complete their remaining medical course in different countries. This one-time opportunity is a result of the hardships faced by medical students due to the war in Ukraine. Indian students who completed their undergraduate medicine course before June 30, 2022, can appear in FMG examination and undergo a two-year rotating medical internship. The NMC has also given a no-objection to Ukraines Academic Mobility Program, allowing FMGs to temporarily relocate to other universities. Additionally, the government has increased the number of medical colleges and MBBS seats in India.Breakthrough in medical advancement sets global record for fastest knee joint surgery shares Apex HospitalA team of medical professionals at Apex Super Speciality Hospital performed the worlds fastest knee joint replacement surgery, completing the procedure in just 20 minutes and 7 seconds. The surgery was conducted by Dr Swaroop Patel and was a breakthrough in the field of orthopaedic surgery. The patient, Moti Devi, suffered from severe osteoarthritis, which severely impacted her mobility and quality of life. The innovative surgical techniques and advanced medical technology used in this surgery have the potential to redefine the norms of orthopaedic surgery and reduce waiting times for joint replacements.AIIMS-Bathinda services hit as over 550 nursing staff go on strikeOver 550 nursing staff at AIIMS Bathinda have gone on strike, demanding promotions and adherence to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare guidelines for 96 holidays a year. Wearing black badges in a token strike on November 25, the nurses received no response from authorities. The strike, initiated on December 6, has impacted outdoor and indoor services, while emergency and ICU services remain operational. The management has assigned junior doctors and nursing students to fill in for the striking staff. The dispute centers around recruitment policies formulated by the Indian government, with legal challenges pending.

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