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Dr. Geetha Bhat, Endocrinologist, Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, will speak on 'Newer trends in the management of diabetes mellitus' in the scientific lecture programme organised by the Indian Medical Association, Mysore Branch, at IMA House on New Sayyaji Rao Road, on July 19 at 8 pm.


The K.R. Hospital premises witnessed a high drama for some time this morning when the Traffic Police personnel began evicting vehicles parked in the parking lot and abandoned the operation midway. It all started with the Nalla-ppattana Traffic Police personnel rushing to the spot along with Tiger (a vehicle which transports seized vehicles to Police Stations) and began loading the two-wheelers, which were parked there into the Tiger.

The Police personnel had shifted 16 two-wheelers to the premises of Nallappattana Police Station under the...


Former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam today underlined the need to create database of traditional medicinal plants for specific bio-activity and lead for development of new drugs. He was delivering a lecture after unveiling the foundation stone for the JSS Ayurveda Medical College and Hospital Building Complex at Suttur Mutt premises.

New technologies as evidenced by human genome sequencing, proteomics, chemogenomics, ultra high throughput screening is revolutionising drug discovery. Medicinal plants offer enormous scope for development of drugs...


Even as one has to face hardship to obtain genuine bills after receiving treatment in Government hospitals, an incident in which a KR Hospital doctor has issued a fake bill for Rs. 18,000 to a government employee, who was treated in a nursing home, has been reported.

The doctor charged with issuing the duly signed fake bills has been identified as Dr. Ashok Gupta, serving in the Department of Skin Diseases. The Government employee, who has been issued the fake bills amounting to Rs. 18,000, has been identified as Chandrashekharaiah, a 'D' Group staff in the office of the Assistant Director, Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services on Dhanvantri Road, Mysore. Chandrashekharaiah had been treated at Indira Nursing Home...


In an inhuman act, a patient was abandoned in the K.R. Hospital Park yesterday.

The person, aged about 25 years, who identified himself as Sekhar of Melkote, working in Mandya, said he was admitted to Srirangapatna General Hospital for treatment due to ill health. He was operated upon a number of times. Later, the hospital staff told him that he was being shifted to K.R. Hospital for further treatment. They brought him to K.R. Hospital in an ambulance and dumped him in the Park instead of admitting him to the hospital. The K.R. Hospital staff declined to admit him saying that the records were incorrect.

The public, who saw the suffering patient, brought this to the notice of the hospital doctors.
Later, he was...


Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) has decided to adopt K.R. Hospital in the city. This is the oldest hospital constructed by the Mysore kings to cater to the medical needs of the people especially the rural mass.

The decision to adopt the hospital was taken at the budget meeting of MUDA yesterday.
MLCs Marithibbe Gowda and K.T. Srikantegowda observed that only Rs. 25 lakh was provided for the repairs and renovation of some portions of K.R. Hospital. They urged MUDA to adopt K.R. Hospital.

The hospital, which is the oldest and a gift by the Mysore kings to rural poor is in a bad condition and had failed to provide satisfactory service to the people. The hospital which has a history of over half a century should...


Following the publication of the news item titled "Human values missing among doctors" (SOM dated Feb. 29), one of our readers Dr. (Lt. Col.) Y.N.I. Anand gives an account of the evolution of the current day doctor, old or young:

Most of us who graduated nearly four decades ago entered the profession mainly because we wanted to serve the patients and mitigate their sufferings to some extent. We had seen several doctors during our childhood and how popular they were with the patients. I knew personally of an LMP...


Junior doctors working in the State-run hospitals affiliated to Bangalore Medical College here, who had called off their four-day-old strike on Sunday, did a volte-face and struck work again on Monday.

Their colleagues in Hubli , Mysore and Bellary are likely to join them in support on Tuesday. Right now, they are displaying their solidarity with them by sporting black badges.
The doctors had withdrawn their strike following Governor Rameshwar Thakur’s assurance that better police protection will be provided to medical and paramedical staff in government hospitals.

However, following a reported difference of opinion among the junior doctors, they boycotted work on Monday seeking a written assurance from the Government...


Reminiscences-Yaadein, an audio CD of Hindi film songs rendered by Dr. A.L. Hemalatha of K.R. Hospital was released by Dr. Vijayalakshmi Basavaraj, Director, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH) at a function held at Veene Seshanna Bhavana here last evening. K.R. Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr. Geetha Avadhani, who was the guest of honour, lauded the melodious singing of Dr. Hemalatha and compared her to noted playback singer Lata Mangeshkar.

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Medical services at Bowring & Lady Curzon Hospital was paralysed on Thursday as junior doctors traded stethoscopes and scalpel for placards and slogans by going on an indefinite strike
Medical services at Bowring & Lady Curzon Hospital was paralysed on Thursday as junior doctors traded stethoscopes and scalpel for placards and slogans by going on an indefinite strike. The strike is expected to spread across the State from Friday. The agitation was in protest against a mob attack on a house surgeon, a PG student, a nurse and staff of the hospital, following the death of a 28-year-old pregnant woman, Hemavathi, on Wednesday.Most OPD patients were turned away and many surgeries were cancelled, with only critical emergency...