Recently in the News

Submitted on 27th Feb 2012. Courtesy: Star of Mysore

Residents of Koorgalli staged a protest in front of Cheluvamba Hospital accusing the doctors of negligence after a woman reportedly gave birth to a stillborn male baby.

Mangala, 20, wife of one Vijay, a resident of Koorgalli, was admitted to Cheluvamba Hospital yesterday for delivery.

Manjula was taken to the Labor Ward at 2.30 am in the wee hours of this morning after she complained of labour pain, where she is learnt to have delivered a stillborn baby. But the kith and kin of the woman, who gathered in front of the hospital after learning about the baby's death, staged a protest accusing the doctors of negligence.

Hosiptal Medical Superintendent Dr. Krishnamurthy, Devaraja Inspector Shantamallappa and staff...

Submitted on 27th Feb 2012. Courtesy: Star of Mysore

In a heart-rending incident, an eight-month pregnant woman died after consuming formalin, a preservative and sterilising agent, mistaking it for water, in Cheluvamba Hospital here on Sunday.

Rajeshwari (19), wife of one Bangarashetty of Kestur in Chamarajanagar district, is the unfortunate woman.

Rajeshwari was admitted to Cheluvamba Hospital on Sunday afternoon after she complained of labour pain. She was reportedly taken to the Labour Ward at about 8.45 pm for preliminary tests. Feeling thirsty, she took a nearby bottle containing formalin mistaking it be water and drank it. Writhing in pain for a while, Rajeshwari died a while later, despite the doctors' best efforts to save her life, it is learnt.

Submitted on 27th Feb 2012. Courtesy: Star of Mysore

Irated patients of KR Hospital, alleging that the hospital refused free treatment to the poor non-BPL card holders, vented out their fury yesterday, with a group led by one Babu of N.R. Mohalla staging a demonstration infront of the hospital Medical Superintendent's office, demanding free treatment to poor patients.

The KR Hospital authorities who are required to treat the poor freely, are in fact asking for income certificate and BPL cards to do so, they alleged while raising slogans against the hospital doctors and management.

The protestors also entered into a verbal duel with the authorities, which led to tension in the premises for sometime.

Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr. Geetha Avadhani, who rushed to the...

Submitted on 27th Feb 2012. Courtesy: Star of Mysore

The newly installed 7 ft x 2.5 ft concrete statue of Swami Vivekananda at the Mysore Medical College and Research Institute (MMC & RI) Men's hostel, opposite MUDA on JLB Road in city, will be unveiled at 5.30 pm tomorrow by Medical Education Minister S.A. Ramdas.

The statue has been built at a cost of Rs. 50,000 collected from medical students to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the hostel and 150th birthday celebrations of Swami Vivekananda.

Dr. Geetha Avadhani, Dean, MMC & RI, will preside over the function.

Ramakrishna Ashram President Swami Mukthidanandaji will be the guest of honour and Hostel Warden Dr. C. Rajan will be present.

CAVA student Deepak and his team have sculpted the statue under...

Submitted on 27th Feb 2012. Courtesy: Star of Mysore

Dr. C. Rajan, Professor of Medicine, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute (MMC&RI), will be retiring on Feb. 29 after serving in the Health and Medical Education Department for 33 years.

Born on Feb. 13, 1952 to late Ambigamal and late Chinnappa at Kolar Gold Fields in Kolar district, Dr. Rajan (MBBS, MD-General Medicine, Mysore) joined service in 1979 at a Primary Health Unit (PHU) in Gendehalli, Hassan district.

After serving for 16 years in rural areas, he served as Senior Specialist / Blood Bank Officer at K.R. Hospital, Mysore (1997-99); as lecturer in medicine at MMC&RI (1999-2005); as Assistant Professor of Medicine (2005-07); as Professor of Medicine at BMC, Banga-lore and also at MMC&RI.


Submitted on 27th Feb 2012. Courtesy: Times of India

The community service by the Mysore Youth Forum joined by the students of Mysore Medical College and Research Institute has helped clean the precincts of the Krishna Rajendra Hospital. A group of youths including working professionals and students washed the vicinity and painted it as part of their spot-fixing initiative. The initiative is aimed at maintaining hygiene in the vicinity of the hospital so that patients of the government hospital are safer.

Their efforts are fully appreciated by the public, authorities and elected representatives, who are now embarrassed about the work since the group of young brigade has delivered what they could not.

MMCRI dean and KRH medical superintendent Dr Geetha Avadhani told TOI: "It'...

Submitted on 27th Feb 2012. Courtesy: Times of India

With exams round the corner, memory-enhancing drugs are flying off the counters at pharmacies in the city.

With students trying every trick in the book to recollect what they have learnt , sale of memory pills, which are easily available, have increased. Though doctors say it doesn't help much and insist on hard work, students prefer to bank on these pills.

Pharmacies are selling these pills, which are also available in their ayurvedic, allopathic and homeopathic forms. According to chemists, parents and students are purchasing these medicines. They say the sale of memory-enhancing medicines go up especially during exams. February witnesses the sale spiralling by another 30 per cent. However, physicians and psychiatrist...

Submitted on 16th Feb 2012. Courtesy: The Hindu

M.B. Boralingaiah took charge as the Superintendent of Police of Udupi district from the Additional Superintendent of Police M.V. Venkateshappa at the District Police Office here on Friday.

An IPS officer of 2008 batch, Dr. Boralingaiah hails from Mallanayakahalli village in Maddur taluk of Mandya district.

He completed his MBBS at the Mysore Medical College in 2004. He was successful in his third attempt in clearing the civil services examinations.

Besides receiving training at Hyderabad and then at Gulbarga, Dr. Boralingaiah served as an Assistant Superintendent of Police at Tiptur in Tumkur district for one-and-a-half-years before being promoted and posted as Superintendent of Police of Udupi district.


Submitted on 12th Dec 2011. Courtesy: The Times of India

The Mysore Medical College Alumni Association will conduct its annual 'MAA UTSAV 2011' at its Platinum Jubilee auditorium, JK Ground on December 10 and 11.

About 9,000 students who have passed out of the institution since it was started about a century ago, are expected participate in the event. The annual get-together will felicitate 20 senior doctors of the 1953 batch for their service to the community.

The event will be inaugurated by senior surgeon Dr TC Chandrashekar, vice-dean, Bangalore Medical College, at MMC Platinum Jubilee Auditorium on December 10 at 5pm. Annual general body meeting and elections and valedictory function will be held on December 11.

Dec 10: MAA oration will be presented by Dr R...

Submitted on 7th Dec 2011. Courtesy: Star of Mysore

With the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) picking up fast, the State Government is learnt to be funding crores of rupees for schemes covering children.

Preparations are said to be underway to establish a hi-tech 20-bed Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Cheluvambha Hospital here. In that context Mysore Medical College and Research Institute (MMC&RI) Dean and Director Dr. Geetha K. Avadhani and Cheluvamba Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr. B. Kri-shnamurthy had reportedly submitted a proposal to NRHM Director S. Selvakumar.

Pregnant women from the neighbouring Kodagu, Mandya, Hassan and Chamarajanagar districts too visit Cheluvamba Hospital for deliveries. Realising the necessity, Selvakumar is learnt to have...