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Dr. Ramesh Ranganathan, consultant Neurosurgeon, will speak on 'Raging controversies in modern medicine' at the clinical meeting to be held on Dec. 15 at the Conference Hall of Apollo BGS Hospitals in city at 4 pm.


The Government order granting autonomy to Mysore Medical College (MMC) will be issued before December 14th, announced Dr. V.S. Acharya Minister for Medical Education.

The Minister was speaking after inaugurating MAA "Utsav' on the occasion of the sixth anniversary of MMC Alumni Association in the Platinum Jubilee Auditorium here yesterday.

The autonomy was being granted to the college as well as Krishnarajendra Hospital, its teaching hospital, either on Dec. 13th or 14th, he said adding that although the autonomy was to be granted earlier, the order got delayed because the date for the Chaumndeshwari by-election was announced in the meanwhile.

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A delegation of three doctors from Medical Council of India (MCI) visited Cheluvamba and K.R. Hospital in city today and conducted an inspection.

Dr. Kannan and Dr. Sherval conducted a thorough inspection of the K.R.Hospital while Dr. Asha Shaha inspected Cheluvamba Hospital.

During the inspection, MCI delegates detected numerous...


A team of officials representing Medical Council of India (MCI) is scheduled to visit the Mysore Medical College here tomorrow.

During their visit, the officials are expected to study the teaching as well as non-teaching infrastructure apart from the basic facilities provided to the students of the college.

The officials are scheduled to stay overnight in the city and on Dec. 9, they will inspect the infrastructure at K.R. Hospital and Cheluvamba Hospital.

Although the Central team was scheduled to visit the city on Nov. 18 itself, it was postponed in the backdrop of the model code of conduct stipulated by the Election Commission.


Bangalore Medical College (BMC) and Government Dental College here have been finally granted the much-awaited autonomous status.

The 50-year-old medical college will now be called the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Five major government hospitals in the city — Victoria, Bowring and Lady Curzon, Vani Vilas, Minto Ophthalmic Hospital and the SDS Tuberculosis and Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases — are affiliated to BMC.

According to the Minister for Medical Education V.S. Acharya, a government order in this regard would be issued in a couple of days. "But we have granted autonomy to both the colleges. The appointment of director of the two institutes will...


Dr. S.N. Mothi, Chairman, Asha Kirana Charitable Trust, who was part of the National Agenda Task Force, which wrote the Paediatric HIV / AIDS Guideline, was invited by UNICEF and NACO for the Guideline release function yesterday at Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi.

Dr. Mothi, Master Trainer for Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP), was part of the team that wrote the Paediatric HIV guideline which has to be followed by all the paediatricians treating HIV / AIDS children.

He has trained...