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Scrapping Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes will reduce medical corruption

We all know that the Indian healthcare system is riddled with corruption. This exists at many levels. Doctors demand cash payments from patients under the table ( sometimes even while the patient is in the Operation Theater, when the family is desperate and vulnerabl......

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The doctor's dilemma: damned if you do, and damned if you don't

I was talking to a leading cardiologist about the recent controversy over treating patients with statins in order to lower their elevated cholesterol level.  He finds himself in a bind, because he doesn't believe in prescribing them routinely. However, if he decides not......

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Violence against doctors - Why doctors don't trust patients anymore

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Why implantation failure is a useless diagnosis

When an IVF cycle fails, the first question the  patient asks the doctor is, "What went wrong?". The standard reply is, " Your diagnosis is failed implantation." The patient is happy that the doctor has finally made a diagnosis , and he is comforted that now that the do......

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Panel Discussion: Medical Errors: Media Reports and Doctors' Viewpoint

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How I overcame my fear of the speculum

This is a guest post from a patient. I am from Bangalore and in IF land from past 11 years. We had tried multiple stimulation cycles, IUIs, and an IVF without success. We had even tried alternative medicines like ayurveda, homeopathy and Unani but without success. We f......

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IVF success story at DrMalpani Infertility Clinic

As busy and happy professionals my husband and myself felt the desire to grow our family much later in our married life, about 2 years ago, after I quit working. After trying to conceive naturally we decided to explore IVF as an option.  There were two main hurdles, fi......

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Advances in medical technology require the Govt of India to amend the PCPNDT Act

The PCPNDT Act was passed in India in 1994 and amended in 2002 with good intentions. It was framed in order to prevent gender selection, control female feticide and balance the sex ratio. At that time , the major technology which was being used to determine fetal gend......

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Misuse of blood tests for female feticide

The PCPNDT Act was passed in India in 1994 and amended in 2002 with good intentions. It was framed in order to prevent gender selection, control female feticide and balance the sex ratio. Since ultrasound scanning was being misused to determine fetal gender , the Govt......

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The PCPNDT Act and double standards

The PCPNDT Act was passed with good intentions. The government hoped that it would help to improve the sex ratio, and the government has been extremely aggressive about ensuring that the act is implemented properly. This is why they monitor ultrasound scans very closely......

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