Why Parliamentary Committee Rejects NCHRH Bill

Report of the Department-Related Parliamentary Standing Committee On Health And Family Welfare      Sixtieth Report  On   The National Commission For Human Resources For Health Bill, 2011  (Ministry Of Health And Family Welfare)  (Presented To  Hon’ble Chairman, Rajya Sabha On The 30 Th October, 2012) (Forwarded To Hon’ble Speaker, Lok Sabha On The 30 Th , October, 2012) – Rajya Sabha Secretariat New Delhi

The Committee notes that the medical education and healthcare under AYUSH has not been brought under the Bill. The Committee, therefore, heard the views of the Secretaries of Departments of Health and Family Welfare and AYUSH. Both the Departments of Health and Family Welfare and Department of AYUSH desired to keep the Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy out of the ambit of the present Bill on the ground that the Allopathy and the Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy are completely different and the latter needs focussed attention for proper development.

It was, therefore, proposed to be kept on a separate footing due to the apprehensions that if they were brought under one Commission, the focussed attention of the AYUSH may be lost. It was also brought to the notice of the Committee that a separate Department was created in 1995 for Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy to give focussed attention and later it was named as Department of AYUSH in 2003. A separate policy known as ‘National Policy on Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy’ was also formulated in 2002.

The Committee cannot understand the rationale behind having two separate overarching bodies for two different systems of medicine within the country.

The Committee is of the view that there should be only one overarching body and all the health/medical professions should be brought under one single umbrella though with separate Councils.

The Committee, therefore, recommends that the Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy may also be brought under the jurisdiction of the National Commission for Human Resources for Health. The representatives of the Councils of the Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy may also be given representation in all the bodies, i.e., the Commission, the Board as well as the Assessment Committee so that their interests are well taken care of.

Other main points

The Committee takes note of the fact that even though it is more than sixty years since India attained independence, affordable healthcare and health education have been a distant dream for the common people of the country. Even though concerted efforts have been made by the Government, but due to substantial socio-economic and geographical inequalities, those efforts have not made the desired impact. The Committee expresses its concern over the acute shortage of qualified health workers including doctors in the country. It is constraining to note that as per 2001 Census, the estimated density of all the health workers (qualified and unqualified) in India is about 20 per cent less than the WHO norm of 2.5 workers (doctors, nurses and midwives) per thousand population. This shows the substantial shortage of qualified health workers in the country. The Committee also notes the disparities between the rural and urban areas in respect of the availability of health infrastructure. Even though there is a steep increase in the number of medical colleges in the country, the cause of the concern for the Committee is that a number of colleges that have been opened are not evenly distributed. This has resulted in distorted distribution of the country’s production capacity of health workers. The Committee also takes cognizance of the fact that the other health professions such as nursing, pharmacy, etc., are not in a promising state. The nursing education is also in a poor condition resulting in poor quality of the nursing professionals. Similarly, the nurses-doctors ratio in the country is only 0.8:1 as against the ideal ratio of 3:1. Adding to these woes is the criticism being made against some of the National Health Councils, leading to judicial censure on several occasions. The Committee, therefore, takes note of this background in which the Bill has been brought forward by the Government in the Parliament.

Taking note of the importance of the Bill and its likely impact on the availability of health professionals, health infrastructure and ultimately healthcare delivery for the common people of the country, the Committee took the views of a cross-section of the society and various stakeholders. The Committee feels that the need for reforms in health sector is long overdue so as to invigorate the health sector. But several stakeholders have raised serious apprehensions on various provisions of the Bill and effectiveness of various bodies that are proposed to be established under the Bill. In view of the apprehensions expressed by various stakeholders, the Committee, in its meeting held on 17 August, 2012, felt that the Bill, in the present form, cannot be recommended. The Committee, therefore, decided not to go in for clauseby- clause consideration of the Bill and to recommend to the Government to consider all shades of opinion and all the suggestions and bring forward a revised comprehensive Bill before the Parliament.

The Committee, however, makes the following general observations/recommendations to enable the Government to take necessary action at the time of revisiting the Bill:

The National Commission for Human Resources for Health, as proposed in the Bill, is mandated to take measures to determine, maintain and coordinate the minimum standards of and promote the human resources, in the disciplines of health education and training, commensurate with the requirement of such resources in different States and Union Territories. The Committee is aware that ‘Health’ is a State subject whereas ‘Health Education’ figures in the Concurrent List of the Constitution. However, the composition of the Commission gives no representation to the States. The Committee agrees with the viewpoint put forth by the State representatives that the States play a vital role in delivery of healthcare and medical education. States are well versed with existing medical education capacity and know their future requirements better. The Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, during the course of his deposition before the Committee stated that he was open to giving greater representation to the States in the National Commission, the National Board and the National Evaluation and Assessment Committee. It is, in this context, that the Committee is of the considered view that a substantive role should be mandated for the States in the Commission. The Committee, therefore, recommends to revisit the institutions of National Commission, National Board and National Evaluation and Assessment Committee and give adequate representation to the States. Cooperation and coordination of the States is very essential for better provision of healthcare and health education in the country. Discussions may be held with all the State Governments before revising the Bill. Necessary modifications may, accordingly, be made in the Bill.

Some stakeholders favoured strengthening of the existing Councils rather than overarching body as proposed in the Bill. They felt that sufficient safeguards should be provided in the present Councils to ensure their transparent functioning and accountability to the Central Government and the Parliament. The Committee also took note of their concern that the present National Councils have been relegated to maintaining the Central Register only, in the Bill. There was also a mention that in the National Commission, National Board and National Evaluation and Assessment Committee, the representation of several professions has not been indicated. The Committee notes the concern expressed by the Councils that their autonomy and democratic set-up have been taken over under the Bill. The Committee feels that these apprehensions need to be appropriately addressed by the Government in the Bill. There is a need for clarifying all these concerns. The democratic functioning of the National Councils should be appropriately protected, even if they are brought under the overarching body. As regards the existing functions of the Councils, the Committee suggests that Councils may be given the powers to consider all the proposals as per the existing functions and after their due consideration, the three bodies proposed under the Bill i.e the Commission, the Board and the Assessment Committee may be given the power to take final decision in the respective matters. Besides, adequate representation should be given to all the professions in the proposed Commission, Board and Committee.

Some of the stakeholders expressed their apprehensions that there is no element of election in the composition of the Commission, Board and the Assessment Committee. The Bill provides only for the appointment by the Central Government on the recommendations of the Selection Committees. In fact, this has been objected by the State Governments also. The Committee desires, that the apprehensions of stakeholders may be considered by the Government while revising the Bill.

The Selection Committees proposed to be set up for recommending persons for nominations to the Commission, Board and the Assessment Committee have been questioned by some of the stakeholders. They felt that the selection process for the Selection Committees has been made very ambiguous stating that the Chairperson and Members shall be appointed in such manner as may be prescribed. The Committee agrees that this would lead to doubts in the minds of the people and this needs to be clearly spelt out. The Committee, in this regard, takes note of the Higher Education and Research Bill, 2011 in which composition of the Selection Committee has been clearly spelt out. The Committee recommends that a procedure on the similar lines be spelt out at the time of revising the Bill. The Committee also feels that the members of Selection Committee should be persons of eminence, preferably from the medical field. Besides, the Committee also recommends that there should be only one Selection Committee for all the three bodies.

The Bill provides that the Chairperson or a Member of the National Commission/National Board/National Evaluation and Assessment Committee can be removed by the Central Government at its pleasure which is very ambiguous provision and susceptible to misuse whereas the Higher Education and Research Bill, 2011 provides that the Chairperson or a Member of the National Commission for Higher Education and Research can be removed by the President. The Committee feels that a similar provision may be incorporated in the present Bill. The Committee recommends that adequate safeguards may be provided in the Bill so that the Chairperson and other Members of the Commission, Board, and the Assessment Committee are able to discharge their duties and responsibilities in a fair and objective manner.

It has been brought to the notice of the Committee that though the Bill seeks to abolish the National Board of Examinations (NBE), it fails to define how the existing streams of health education run by the NBE are to be preserved and promoted within the ambit of the Bill. The Committee is given to understand that the NBE has provided standardized examination for post-graduate courses across the country and public sector hospitals like Railway Hospitals, Armed Forces Hospitals and some private sector hospitals like Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Shankar Netralaya, etc. are participating for the post graduation courses. It has been impressed upon the Committee that India is very short of specialists and the NBE provides an opportunity beyond the medical colleges to train the specialists of higher order. The Committee agrees that the NBE performs very important functions and the post-graduate medical education of the highest order is being standardized by it, and if this stream disappears, it is going to affect the specialists, who have been awarded degrees so far. The Committee, therefore, recommends that the above apprehensions be adequately addressed and precise and explicit provisions be made while revising the Bill to protect the existing streams of PG education run by the NBE.

The Committee also takes note of the apprehensions expressed before it about a potential conflict of powers between the Commission, the Board and the Assessment Committee due to lack of clarity regarding the powers of the three bodies. One of the apprehensions was that the Commission gives permission for new courses under Clause 17 of the Bill whereas Clause 30 gives an impression that the Board is fully empowered to recognize new courses and give accreditation to new courses. Similarly, it was also apprehended that there is conflict between Board and Committee regarding accreditation of Health Educational Institutes under Clauses 30 (2) (t) and 37 (1) respectively. The Committee strongly feels that there is a need to clearly demarcate the respective jurisdictions of the three bodies under the Bill.

The Committee also takes note of the apprehensions expressed by some of the professional associations like physiotherapy, dental hygienists, optometrists, occupational therapists etc. They expressed the desire to have separate Council for each of the professions. For example, Dental Hygienists Association felt that they are always relegated to the background and they do not get sufficient prominence. They also felt that their profession has not been appropriately represented in the Bill. The Committee feels that many new fields have emerged in the health profession but the new fields are yet to be granted the status of separate Council so as to ensure their better growth, regulation and standards. The Committee, therefore, recommends that their grievances may also be taken care of and separate Councils may be provided for them, wherever feasible.

The Committee takes note of the provision in Clause 17 (6) which provides that where no order on establishment of institution for imparting health education or a new course of study has been given by the Commission for a period of one year, the same shall be deemed to have been approved by the Commission in the form in which it has been submitted. The Committee expresses its serious doubts on this open-ended clause. The Committee feels that this clause is susceptible to misuse by allowing backdoor entry of health institutions or a new course of study by stalling the decision for one year, which would automatically be treated as approval. The Committee recommends that this provision may be made more stringent and sufficient riders and safeguards may be provided in the clause.

The Committee is also of the view that there is no mention about the Medical Research in the preamble, powers and functions of the Commission nor has been defined under the definition in Clause 2. It has only been mentioned in Clause 30(1)(a) under the powers and functions of the National Board of Examination stating that it is one of the functions of the Board to maintain standards of Health Education and Research. Health Research is covered under the Higher Education and Research Bill, 2011 also. The Committee has noted that in the Higher Education Bill, 2011, Agricultural Education and Research has been kept out of its purview. A comparative perusal of contents of the provisions pertaining to jurisdiction and functions of the Commissions proposed under both the Bills reveals that both the Bills have identical jurisdiction and functions on various aspects of Medical Education and Research. Under such circumstances overlap and conflict of jurisdiction is inevitable. Wherever there is overlap and conflict of jurisdiction between more than one agency on a particular subject, the ultimate sufferer would be its objective i.e. development of medical education and medical research. The Committee is not in agreement with the Ministry’s contention that Health Research requires a forum like National Commission on Higher Education. There is a separate department for Medical Research mandated with the responsibility of development of various aspects of Medical Research and coordination between various National and International Agencies engaged in Medical Research. In the given circumstances, the Committee is of the opinion that it would not be appropriate to keep Medical Education and Medical Research under the jurisdiction of more than one Agency and Ministry. It would not serve any purpose and rather it would hamper its development. The Committee, therefore, strongly recommends that both Medical Education and Medical Research should be brought under the purview of the proposed National Commission envisaged in the Bill. The Ministry may appropriately address this issue while revising the Bill.

The Committee notes that though Health Educational Institutions, Health Institutions and Health Education have been mentioned in the Bill, but Health Education has not been defined while Health Educational Institution or Health Institutes have been defined. The Committee desires that this may be amply clarified. The Committee also desires that health education should be replaced by medical education because it is not the Health Educational Institution, it is Medical Educational Institution which imparts various kinds of medical education. The Committee, therefore, recommends that Health Education, Health Education Institutions/Health Insitution may be replaced by Medical Education/Medical Educational Institutions/Medical Institutions whereever they appear and Medical Education may be appropriately defined.

Similarly, distance education system as has been mentioned in Clause 2(r) is also not acceptable to the Committee. The Committee feels that Medical Education should not be imparted through distance education mode and it should be a regular course.

The Committee has received several suggestions from various stakeholders in the form of written representations, written submissions as well as oral evidence. The Committee has dealt with some important suggestions made by various stakeholders and appended all the memoranda/written submissions to the Report. The memoranda/written submissions received from various persons/bodies have been sent to the Ministry for comments. The issues raised by various persons/bodies in the memoranda and the written submissions and the comments of the Ministry are appended. Some of the stakeholders have proposed amendments to various provisions of the Bill. The Committee recommends that the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare may carefully examine all the suggestions made by various stakeholders in the written memoranda, written submissions and oral evidence and also the recommendations made by this Committee while revising the Bill.

All the apprehensions made by various stakeholders may be appropriately addressed. If need be, the Ministry may hold another round of discussions with all the stakeholders before finalizing the fresh Bill.

The Committee, accordingly, recommends that the Ministry may withdraw this Bill and bring forward a fresh Bill after sufficiently addressing all the views, suggestions and the concerns expressed. Before finalising the fresh Bill, the Ministry may hold discussions with all the stakeholders including the State Governments.

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Homeopathy enjoys edge over Allopathy

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Homeopathy enjoys edge over allopathy in many ways. As it is an acknowledged fact that those using allopathic medicines for a long time contract several other diseases. Homeopathy, however, has no such side-effects.

There are many differences in both the disciplines of medicines. Let’s just focus on one main difference and that is the fact that none of the homeopathic medicines introduced during the last two hundred and fifty years was withdrawn from the market.

The more a homeopathic medicine is used the more useful it becomes. Its finer details are brought out with the passage of time and the homeopathic physicians use it with even greater confidence and precision.

In contrast there is a long list of allopathic medicines withdrawn, discarded or banned after they were initially introduced with very high claims. These all medicines were introduced by the “medical science” after great “medical research”! Well! what sort of science it is that changes its stance after every six months?! You may call it business or you may call it the  commercialization of consumer products but of course not science.

A few allopathic medicines discarded, and reasons for their withdrawal during the last 50 years are as follows: Thalidomide(1950s-1960s): withdrawn because of risk of disturbance to the growth and development of embryo or fetus.

Lysergic Acid Diethylamide commonly known as LSD(1950s-1960s) marketed as a psychiatric drug: because it widely caused drug addiction. Diethylstilbestrol(1970s): because of risk of disturbance to the growth and development of embryo or fetus.

Phenformin and Buformin(1978): because of risk of lactic acidosis; Ticrynafen(1982): because of risk of liver damage.

Zimelidine(1983): because of risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome (an acute neurological disorder followed by progressive muscular dystrophy). Phenacetin(1983) an ingredient in “A.P.C.” tablet: risk of cancer and kidney disease.

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North Indian children less healthy than rest of the country: Survey

New Delhi: Schoolchildren in north Indian metros are less healthy than their counterparts in the rest of the country, a report said on Monday.

The third edition of the ‘EduSports School Health and Fitness Survey’ covered over 49,000 children in the age group of seven to seventeen years in over 100 schools in 54 cities across India. The assessments were done in the academic year 2011-12.

A higher incidence of obesity is observed among children from the northern states — Punjab, Delhi/NCR (National Capital Region), Rajasthan, UP (Uttar Pradesh) and Haryana as 24 per cent of them have high body mass index (BMI) as against the national average of 19.9 per cent,” the survey said.

“Low fitness levels coupled with the lack of basic skills to play sports, unhealthy eating habits and dependence on television, internet and video games for entertainment puts an entire generation of children at a risk of growing up to become unhealthy and inactive adults,” it added.

The survey added that nearly 40 per cent of school-going children in India do not have the right BMI and almost 20 per cent of them show signs of obesity, possessing poor body strength, poor flexibility and have undesirable BMI scores.

Geographically, children in the non-metros performed better across various fitness parameters compared to their counterparts in the metros.

One out of four children in the metros is overweight compared to one out of six children in the non-metros. Additionally, children in non-metros also demonstrated better anaerobic capabilities and flexibility.

Further, nearly one in two children covered under the study had poor flexibility levels and body strength making them unsuitable for most sports.

Girls fared better than boys, as a total of 63.9 per cent of them had a better overall BMI and flexibility as compared to 58.2 per cent of the boys.

However, lack of infrastructure to play is not the primary reason behind the falling fitness levels as children from schools that did not have sufficient infrastructure did equally well compared to schools that had sufficient infrastructure for children to play.

“It has been proved that with just a couple of hours of focused physical education programme a week it is possible to effect a small but significant change,” said Saumil Majmudar, CEO and co-founder, EduSports. [Source: IANS]

Private medical colleges buy patients for Rs 500: Minister

steth2Bangalore: Most private medical colleges bring fake patients to hospitals and ‘admit’ them to present before the committee sent by the Medical Council of India (MCI) for annual inspection, according to the state medical education minister S A Ramadas.

“The colleges pay Rs 500 per person to act as a patient and produce them before the committee. Sometimes two to three hospitals exchange the patients just to satisfy the MCI norms,” Ramadas has said.

According to the minister, “Not just the patients, the (private medical) colleges even exchange teaching and non-teaching staff.” [Source]

AYUSH pavilion at IITF-2012 boosts business for Jharkhand

The Jharkhand Pavilion at the India International Trade Fair-2012 (IITF) proved to be a major crowd puller so far as the general visitors are concerned.

According to the Nodal Officer of the State pavilion, this is for the first time that the State Ayush Department is participating in the trade fair. The department has a plethora of native medicinal plants on display, which is further substantiated by the plant properties, medicinal values, its usefulness as well as the places where they are found.

Ayush Department director NK Dikshit said over phone on Tuesday that the department was not only showcasing the wealth of State’s rich flora and fauna, they were also keen on reviving the centuries old native medicinal practice – called Horopathy, which is in itself counting its days as only a handful of people are left who have its knowledge.

At IITF, New Delhi another centre of attraction was the art and craft of a primitive tribe, which is also on the verge of extinction. These are the Sabar tribes known to have dwellings in the district of Saraikela-Kharsawan.

According to the official concerned, these tribes make their living by making Kasi-Khajura grass products and a variety of ethnic items from the Khajur leaves. At the same time, people get attracted because of the demonstration of artisans actually working on it.[Source]

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Punjab CM asks medical fraternity to popularize AYUSH

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh asked the medical fraternity to popularize the Ayush-Ayurved, Yoga, Unani, Sidha, Naturopathy and Homeopathy as an alternative system of medicine to the much publicised Allopathic system by creating awareness amongst the masses at grass roots level in view of its time tested credibility and affordability.

Addressing a public gathering at the launch of four day Arogya Mela, jointly organised by the GoI and State Ayush Department in collaboration of FICCI, the Chief Minister said that the Ayush system especially Ayurveda had comparatively lesser side effects than allopathy and was also cost effective.

Appreciating the efforts of the State Ayush Department to hold this Medical Camp-cum-exhibition, Badal asked the doctors to ensure proper follow up in the cases of patients who were diagnosed with serious ailments. He said the state government had already held two mega medial camps at village Badal in Muktsar district and Mansa where 19,000 and 27,000 patients were medically checked up and given suitable treatment besides medicines free of cost.

He said since Health and Education were the core sectors for the development of any state or country, therefore the SAD-BJP alliance government had focused all its attention to develop these sectors by allocating maximum funds. He assured the Health and Family Welfare Minister that the State Government would leave no stone unturned to promote Ayush system of medicine in the state as the health of citizens of all age groups was the primary concern.

Speaking on the occasion, the Health and Family Welfare Minister Madan Mohan Mittal said that all out efforts were made to upgrade the infrastructure in all health institutions across the state in order to provide the best diagnostic and health care facilities to the people from all sections of the society especially the rural folk. He said after Faridkot district a vigorous campaign was being launched by the Health Department to detect the Cancer cases across the state from December 1 to 31, 2012.

Prominent among others who were present included MLA Ropar Dr. Daljeet Singh Cheema, Principal Secretary Health and Family Welfare Vinni Mahajan, Commissioner Ayush Department Punjab Raj Kamal Chaudary, Director Ayush Dr. Rakesh Sharma besides senior functionaries of Department of Ayush, GoI. [Source]

Research in Homoeopathy: The need for awakening

research9Dr Sreevals G Menon MD

Homoeopathy seems to be at a very interesting and revolutionary phase in time. On one hand, the commercial viability of Homoeopathy through clinic chains is on the rise and on the other, the system faces immense threats and sarcasm from factions of the scientific and medical community. There are groups who prefer to stay non-believers in Homoeopathy and ignore its potential as a therapeutic method, no matter whatever comes up in favour of Homoeopathy, from any angle justifying its significance.

Today we find India positioned quite strategically on the world homoeopathic map with near half of the worlds’ happenings in our discipline focused in the country. Our teachers and doctors rise to international significance and their messages, teachings, experience and views are carried worldwide. The most attended LIGA event in history in December 2011 almost proved to the world, the role of India and how we have positioned ourselves globally in the field of Homoeopathy. At the same time, one needs to ponder on significant and interesting issues.

Have we genuinely done enough apart from having hundreds of graduate and academic institutions in Homoeopathy across the nation and being quite successful in having government patronage even from pre-independence years?

Could we rightly instill the faith in Homoepathy to the graduates and postgraduates delivered out of such academic institutions and engage a greater majority in the profession in various domains, be it medical practice (individual/institutionalized), research and academics?

Could we engage ourselves with our healthcare counterparts from the conventional, traditional and complementary streams effectively in integrated and inter-disciplinary research? Could we initiate any moves in this direction which have huge research prospects?

Being a country pregnant with huge masses in various social orders and strata using Homoeopathy in variable proportions, could we efficiently reflect the success of our discipline in many states at the grassroot level to various developing countries out there and help them replicate the same there and help ease their challenges in healthcare for masses?

Could we convince & use the international health-related organizations in this direction.

Could we efficiently and effectively carry the message of genus epidemicus and get it to the prophylaxis spectrum on the WHO map?

Could we appreciate and nurture offshoots and ramifications from classical Homoeopathic approaches with right support from the state and help them emerge?

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148 villages to get Ayush dispensaries at Madhya Pradesh

ladiesThe State Cabinet sanctioned AYUSH dispensaries in 148 villages where no Government health service is available in a radius of 5 km. The decision was part of the Jan Sankalp 2008 decision to make medical facilities available in rural areas.

The Cabinet also sanctioned construction of three roads. Sabalgarh-Karoli Road will be built under BOT by the Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation. Construction of this 12.90 km road will cost `81.51 crore. Toll collection right will be granted to the private investor. Besides, payment of six-month annuity will also be made. This is a unique scheme in the country. Project’s concession period will be 15 years.

A decision was taken to institute departmental enquiry against three retired officers responsible for irregularities in recruitment in Government Autonomous Unani Medical College in year 2009. The Cabinet decided to cancel its order dated January 31, 2012 regarding filling up posts of Deputy Director Ayurved/ Divisional Ayurved Officer in the AYUSH department through direct recruitment.[Source]

Kerala planning separate department for Ayush: Minister

The State Government is planning to set up a separate department for Ayush,  for the administration of the Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani systems of medicine,  Health Minister V S Sivakumar has said.

Speaking at the second session of a seminar on ‘Conservation of our traditional medicinal plants’  to sensitise mediapersons and people’s representatives  organised under the aegis of the Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) and State Medicinal Plant Board here, he said that the Central Government had started allotting substantial funds for the development of these sectors at the national level.

He said that Kerala would benefit greatly once the department is set up as there would be huge Central assistance for this sector.

The Minister said that the State Government has plans to plant medicinal plants in all schools in the state.  Efforts have already been made to plant medicinal plants on all  government office premises.[Source]

Thousands get treatment at ‘Ayush Health Fair’ at Raipur

About 2,340 patients were offered free treatment at a daylong district-level ‘Ayush Health Fair’ at Pandit Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Mangal Bhavan in Mathpuraina in the city on Monday.

The fair was organised by District Ayurved Office, Raipur, and inaugurated by local Corporator Lekh Ram Sonkar.

The specialists in the field of Ayurveda, Homeopathy and Unani medicine along with specialists in the stream of Obstrestics, Paediatrics and Opthalmology offered their services at the fair. A total of 56 patients were referred for further treatment at the fair.

AYUSH doctors for safe abortion in primary health centres

AYUSH doctors to conduct safe abortion in 25,000 primary health centres,

NEW DELHI: India, where a woman dies of unsafe abortion every two hours, may soon allow abortion services in its 25,000 primary health centres, which are the first points of care for India’s rural population.

The health ministry is also looking to allow “mid-level service providers” like staff nurses and ayurveda, unani and siddha (AYUSH) doctors to conduct safe abortions ( thanks to the lack of MBBS doctors in the country’s rural areas, who are the only ones allowed to conduct an abortion.

India has been quite vocal in expressing shock on Savita Halappanavar’s death in Ireland. But India itself has a shamefully high death rate due to unsafe abortions or lack of availability of abortion services.

National Rural Health Mission chief Anuradha Gupta said abortion-related deaths contribute to 8% (approximately 4,600 deaths annually) of all maternal deaths in India.

Experts say even as India protests to Ireland around Savita’s death, it is actually among the 11 countries responsible for 65% of all maternal deaths globally resulting from unsafe abortions.

“Savita’s death is one among 358,000 maternal deaths annually (based on 2008 WHO data) around the globe. Since she died, more than 1,000 other women have also died every day, due to the combination of obstetric complications and inadequate, inappropriate or no treatment,” an expert on abortion services said.

India has been dragging its feet on a proposal to extend the cutoff time to legally terminate an unwanted pregnancy to 24 weeks since 2006. At present, according to the country’s Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act (MTP), 1971, women can abort an unwanted pregnancy till 20 weeks.

A committee was constituted to draft recommendations to The MTP Act in 2006. A number of meetings were held till 2010 to finalize the amendments with the primary focus of allowing nurses and AYUSH doctors to carry out abortions.

Studies show that only one MTP trained provider is available for 2.24 lakh rural population.

NRHM’s Gupta told TOI, “There is a high attrition rate among MBBS doctors working in rural areas whereas among staff nurses and AYUSH doctors, it isn’t so. With proper training, this cadre can be effective in carrying out safe abortions, healthy deliveries and insertion of intra uterine devices.”

According to health ministry data, the number of induced abortions has started to dip in India. However, in absolute numbers, India in 2008 saw 6.41 lakh abortions across 12,510 institutions approved to carry out medical termination of pregnancy.[Source]

Abuse of PAN Number – do not quote for Tatkal bookings

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Do not quote PAN for Tatkal bookings. Indian Railways display PAN as identity proof for Tatkal bookings.

The Railways have collect PAN for Tatkal bookings and display the PAN+ name, sex and age of passengers on reservation charts pasted on railway compartments.

This is a boon for benami transactions. It is mandatory for traders like jewelers to collect tax (TCS) from customers on purchase of jewellery worth Rs.5 lakh & bullion worth Rs.2 lakh. While complying with TCS rules for collection, payment, and uploading of TCS information (e-filing of TDS returns) jewelers have to furnish PAN of customers. Customers it is not convenient to provide PAN.

To accommodate high net worth customers, traders have a easy source of benami PAN numbers, name, sex and age from reserved railway compartments. A traveler recently noticed a chap copying PAN particulars along with name, age and sex pasted on reserved compartments, and when confronted with the help of railway police, he admitted that he gets Rs.10/- per PAN particulars from jewelers. These persons are copying PAN information of senior citizens, women etc. from sleeper class with the intention that passengers in sleeper class are not serious taxpayers and generally salaried class.

This wrong usage of a PAN number is known to the regular taxpayers, who regularly check their tax credit on form 26 AS provided by the Income Tax department on their website. This form 26-AS is updated only on filing of e-TDS returns by the traders.

There is almost 6-12 months time delay for the PAN holder to know that a transaction of above nature has taken place on his name and that too only if he goes through form 26 AS. On noticing the tax credit of above nature while reconciling form 26 AS for tax credits for filing the return during subsequent financial year i.e. July / September, the taxpayer has an option to exclude the same and go ahead in filing the return. In that case, the department will first initiate action from the taxpayer’s side asking him to explain the sources of money for the above transaction done in his name and to prove that he has not carried on the above transaction. The onus lies on the genuine taxpayer for the fault committed by the traders. This dispute may even take more than 2 years for settlements.

In conclusion, the only way to protect you from these fraudulent transactions is to avoid quoting PAN details for identity proof.

I guess, same holds good for passport number also. Best is a driving license, voter ID card or some such relatively innocuous proof.

Another matter of concern is the CVV on the credit cards. It is easy for the counter clerk to glance at the obverse of the card ostensibly to compare the signatures, and memorise the CVV.

I have pasted a sticker, thick enough to obscure the CVV on the back of my credit card . Thus even if the card number is stolen, the CVV cannot be readily glanced at and remembered. Of course, you may have to note down the CVV elsewhere if you are the forgetful type.

I am curious to know if the same holds good for credit cards in Foreign countries. Do they also exhibit the CVV on the card?

UP-Fresh NRHM appointments in 6 districts

Lucknow: State health department officials have detected anomalies in the appointment of allopathic and AYUSH doctors and other staff in Gonda and five other districts. The appointments were taking place under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) for Ashirwad Child Health Guarantee Scheme and were stalled after chief medical officer of Gonda alleged that local MLA and state minister for revenue and rehabilitation in the Samajwadi Party government Vinod alias Pandit Singh was forcing him to appoint his candidates.

The process of appointments is now being given final shape in other districts. Health officials claim the process would be finalised by the end of November. In Gonda and the remaining five districts, process of appointment would start all over again. This means the list of candidates selected earlier stands cancelled. Health and family minister Ahmed Hasan told reporters that procedural anomalies had come into light in six districts, including Gonda, Bahraich, Sultanpur and Siddharthnagar.

The minister added that strict action would be initiated against errant officers. Action would be taken once police report from Gonda comes in. Commissioner Lucknow division, who was appointed to probe the matter, has already submitted his report. “Those who have flouted the norms for vested interest will not be spared,” said the minister.

The incident came into light in October and led to a freeze on appointments. Though he didn’t defend his fellow minister, the health minister raised a finger on the integrity of chief medical officers (CMOs) posted in various districts. At around 10pm on October 13, he froze appointment of over 15,000 health personnel, including doctors, nurses and technicians for NRHM’s Ashirwad Child Health Guarantee Scheme. The minister had ordered scrutiny of the recruitment process in every district, during which period the department will not issue any appointment letter to the candidates selected so far.

Because of the non-availability of MBBS doctors, both AYUSH and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) doctors are to be hired for the scheme on contract basis for a year under NRHM.[Source]

Govt assistance to Ayush industry to setup quality control labs

Joseph Alexander, New Delhi

In order to assist the Ayush industry to catch up with the international demands on the quality front, the government is planning to give assistance to the manufacturing units for establishment of in-house quality control laboratories, among a slew of measures.

The proposal, right now under the consideration of the health ministry, is to seek the approval of the Planning Commission to increase the limit of assistance to Rs.1 crore per unit to the Ayush manufacturers for setting up in-house quality laboratories. Right now the assistance is nominal and no special scheme is in existence. As per the available information with the authorities, there are 7699 licensed manufacturers of ayurvedic medicines alone in the country, apart from those into other branches of traditional medicine and homoeopathy. Most of the units were finding tough to meet the quality standards of exports due to the high investments required.

Another proposal that is being pushed for approval is for setting up Ayush Jan Aushadhi retail outlets for promoting the availability and use of classical formulations in the rural areas. This will be on the similar lines of the existing generic stores for the allopathic medicines being run under the Department of Pharmaceuticals. The Department of Ayush has reportedly sought an assistance of Rs.100 crore in this regard.

Besides, the Department is also planning to hold a comprehensive survey on usage and acceptability of Ayush streams of treatment. National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) has been finalised to take up the survey on Ayush-based health seeking behaviour of people and extent of usage among communities, sources said. [Source]

Vasan Eye Care requires BHMS doctors

eyeVasan Eye Care Has The Following Openings at Its Large Tertiary Eye Care Hospital Across Delhi & NCR (Gurgaon, Greater Kailash 1, Pitampura, Preet Vihar, Janakpuri, Pusa Road) and Chandigarh

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Qualification: M.Sc./ MSW/ B.Sc./ BHMS/ BAMS

Experience: Relevant experience. Females preferred.

Location: Delhi, Gurgaon, Chandigarh

Walk in for an interview between 10.00 am & 4.00 pm Pusa Road: 24th & 25th November 2012 – Vasan Eye Care Hospital, Opp. Metro Pillar No. 125

Interested candidates may send their resumes by email or call +91 88606 29262 for more details.

Website: www.vasaneye.in

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Secondary Dengue Responds to Homeopathy

mosquitoLab finds homeo cure for dengue

A homeopathic drug extracted from a plant native to the US and used as a traditional medicine in that country the 19th century, promises a cure for dengue, says a study by the state-run King Institute of Preventive Medicine.

The King Institute team headed by a Chennai-based homoeopath administered the drug extracted from Eupatorium perfoliatum to 50 patients with secondary dengue and found all of them recovered.

“The platelet counts came under control for almost all patients and blood tests showed marked improvement,” said King Institute director Dr P Gunasekaran.

The study, lead by Dr N R Jayakumar of Madan Homoeo Clinic, was presented at an international symposium on ‘Challenges and strategies in the prevention and management of viral infections’ at Central Learther Research Institute recently.

Jayakumar said it wasn’t a new idea to administer the drug to patients with dengue. Earlier the drug was given to patients in Delhi and Sri Lanka during epidemics. In June, the drug was administered to dengue patients at the Madurai Government Rajaji Hospitals. “We wanted to scientifically prove the drug is efficient. The patients were given two doses a day. The platelet count of all the patients improved. The good thing about this drug is that it can also be given alongside allopathic medicines,” Dr Jayakumar said.

In allopathic medicine, there is no drug for this disease. The only treatment is IV fluids to replace body fluids. Most patients we chose for the study had platelet count less than 10,000. We prevented death and blood transfusion in all the 50 patients who took this drug,” said Dr Gunasekaran.

Dengue virus is spread by aedes mosquito. The symptoms include fever, headache, body pain and rashes. Some patients develop life-threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever, resulting in bleeding, low levels of blood platelets and blood plasma leakage [Source]

Indian scientists unravel secrets behind hospital infections

Kolkata: Giving an insight into how and why hospital-borne infections spread, scientists at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology here have said bacteria play hide and seek with the human body’s defence cells by surrounding themselves with sugar molecules to fool cells.

Researchers led by scientist Chitra Mandal have unravelled the sinister mechanism by which the bacteria that goes by the name of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, responsible for hospital-borne infections, invades the human body, eludes the neutrophils (immune cells responsible for defence) and establishes infection.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a rod shaped, airborne disease-causing bacterium, a pathogen commonly found in patients with low immunity and in patients who have been hospitalised.

Besides hospital-borne infections like pneumonia, Pseudomonas aeruginosa is also responsible for urinary tract infections (UTIs), respiratory infections and other afflictions.

These infections can lead to complications and even death.

“Be it burns, wounds, you name it, this bug is present,” Mandal, head of the Cancer Biology and Inflammatory Disorder Division, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) – Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, told IANS.

Neutrophils, which form the first line of defence, are the most abundant class of white blood cells that help the body to fight infection.

They protect the body against invading pathogens like bacteria and parasites and remove wastes, foreign substances and other cells in a process where they eat or engulf these particles.

According to the study published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology in 2012, as part of the evasive tactics used by the bacterium, it first picks up specific sugar molecules called sialic acid (Sias) from its environment (the human body in this case) and surrounds itself with it.

Highlighting the importance of the research, microbiologist Nemai Bhattacharya of the School of Tropical Medicine told IANS: “These bacteria are difficult to deal with because of their capability to resist common antibiotics. They have been found to grow in antiseptic solutions as well. Studies such as the one done by the scientists provide valuable insights into the bacterium’s activities.” [Source]

Assocham Summit ‘Curing the Incurables: Sharing of Innovations’

PatientThe Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) will organise the 10th Knowledge Millennium Summit ‘Curing the Incurables: Sharing of Innovations’ in New Delhi on January 16, 2013.

Today’s medical sciences irrespective of the systems create effective treatments for diseases and injuries by building on innovations and knowledge. With the convergence of many scientific and technology breakthroughs, the pace of medical invention is accelerating, resulting in better clinical outcomes, less invasive procedures and shorter recovery times, and thus improving overall health of people.

In spite of advances in medical care, we are faced with challenges of rising prevalence of certain incurable diseases like Cancer, AIDS, Influenza, Asthma and Diabetes. Moreover, India is the second most populous country of the world; as a result supply of healthcare services falls significantly short of the demand. Thus, the medical technology industry in India needs to innovate in order to address the challenge of low penetration and meet the healthcare needs of all income segments. Consequently, frugal innovation is the way to go. Frugal approaches to innovation are particularly critical in the Indian medical technology industry to make modern care accessible, available and affordable to all.

The overall objective of the Summit is to deliberate on the innovative methods to cure all chronic and incurable diseases by sharing of innovations in healthcare using all the available therapies viz Modern Medicine, Homoeopathy, Ayurveda, Naturopathy and various other forms of complementary/alternative medicines to bring about a holistic cure and restore natural remission.

Prof. Aaron Ciechanover, Recipient of Nobel Prize in Chemistry in the year 2004 has very kindly given his consent to be the Millennium Speaker this time. His Nobel Prize is recognition for his revolutionary work on characterizing the method that cells use to degrade and recycle proteins using ubiquitin.

Date: 16th January 2013

City: New Delhi

Venue: Hotel Le-Meridien, New Delhi

ContactSandeep Kochhar

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Dr Muhammed Rafeeque selected for the AMCH IRB USA

usaDr Muhammed Rafeeque, Family Homeopathic clinic, North Paravur, Kerala, has been selected as the Institutional Review Board (IRB) member of The American Medical College of Homeopathy, Arizona, USA.

The IRB is the authority to review the research proposals that involve human subjects.

He is the only member from Asia 

The American Medical College of Homeopathy (AMCH) was established in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1999. Originally named the Desert Institute School of Classical Homeopathy, it changed its name to the American Medical College of Homeopathy in 2006.This is the first homeopathy college to achieve accreditation in the US.

He is the Author of four books on Homoeopathy:-

  1. Be a Master of Materia Medica (Extract of Materia Medica with related Rubrics)
  2. Rapid Prescribing Using Perculiar Symptoms
  3. Drug Addiction and its Side Effects – A Homeopathic Approach
  4. Sea Un Maestro de la Materia Medica Homeopatica

Dr Muhammed Rafeeque’s website : http://www.familyhomoeopathy.com/

AMCH New IRB Members:

    • Joie Rowles, PhD, HMA (Co-Chair)
    • Bonnie Phelps PhD (Co-Chair)
    • Kim Arcoleo (Member)
    • Brigit Ciccarello (Member)’
    • Melanie Grimes (Member)
    • Amy Loschert (Member)
    • Sharon McDonnough-Means (Member)
    • Anna Vakil (Member)
    • Ambika Wauters (Member)
    • John Reed (Member)
    • Muhammed Rafeeque (Member)

 Link :  http://amcofh.org/research/institutional-review-board

AYUSH-Health action plan to be implemented in Madhya Pradesh

Action plan “AYUSH-Sampoorn Swasthya Sab ke Liye” (AYUSH total health for all) — a unique initiative of its kind in the country — is going to be implemented shortly in Madhya Pradesh to achieve target of health for all through Ayurved, Homoeopathy and Unani systems of medicine.

Under the five-tier action plan, AYUSH medical education will be expanded, AYUSH domestic remedies will be promoted and AYUSH first aid, medical service and specialised medical service will be made available, an official statement said.

This unique action plan is to be implemented in Madhya Pradesh’s 1625 Ayurved, Homoeopathy and Unani dispensaries, 31 hospitals, 36 AYUSH Wings and nine AYUSH Medical College Hospitals.

Under the Action Plan, clusters comprising 30-35 villages have been formed. Their headquarters will be sector’s Government AYUSH Dispensaries. The sector in-charge will implement the action plan with the cooperation of AYUSH Medical Officer, People’s Representatives, panchayat office-bearers and school principals.

First aid service will be made available through AYUSH paramedical stall at each AYUSH sector for common ailments including cold, ordinary fever, cough, malaria, malnutrition, anaemia, injury, burns.

AYUSH medical system’s knowledge will be used and cooperation of AYUSH staff will also be sought in various programmes like family welfare, de-addiction, heart disease, diabetes, filaria, mental disease, old age related ailments and control over malnutrition [Source]

Changing Mindsets; WHO on Health Policy and Systems Research

whoThe World Health Organization has launched the first global strategy on health policy and systems research (HPSR) at the Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Research. This document represents a unique milestone in the evolution of health policy and systems research and has three broad aims. 

First, it seeks to unify the worlds of research and decision-making and connect the various disciplines of research that generate knowledge to inform and strengthen health systems. Second, the strategy contributes to a broader understanding of this field by clarifying the scope and role of HPSR. It provides insight into the dynamic processes through which HPSR evidence is generated and used in decision-making. Finally, it is hoped that this strategy will serve as an agent for change and calls for a more prominent role for HPSR at a time when the health systems mandate is evolving towards broader goals of universal health coverage and equity.

This strategy on health policy and systems research is intended to augment and amplify WHO’s previous affirmations on the importance of health research, by explaining how this evolving field is sensitive and responsive to the needs of those who are responsible for the planning and performance of national health systems – decision-makers, health practitioners, citizens and civil society. By doing so, it does not move away from the field of health research – it aims to move the field ahead.

Source:http://www.who.int/alliance-hpsr/whostrategyhpsr/en/index.html

Delhi Homoeopathic Board re-constituted

Dr. K.K. Juneja Re-nominated as Chairman, Board Of  Homoeopathic System of Medicine, Delhi (Govt.of NCT Delhi)

Delhi Homoeopathic Board is reconstituted  after completing the process of Elections held earlier and Govt. Nominations by the Hon’ble Health Minister Dr.A.K.Walia.

The Newly Constituted Board team comprises of:

  • Dr.K.K.Juneja- Chairman,
  • Dr.Aditya Kaushik -Vice Chairman ,
  • Dr.R.C.Aggarwal -Member
  • Dr.R.K.Sahota – Member (All Elected).
  • Dr.Narender Nath ,Hon’ble MLA- Member
  • Dr.Surender Verma (Dy.Director (Homeopathy),Dte. of ISM&H – Member
  • Dr.Anil Kumari ( Principal, Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College) – Member
  • Dr. LaL Singh- Member
  • Dr.Maan Singh- Member (All Nominated)
  • Dr.A.K.Gupta – Ex.Officio/ Advisor –Press & Media
  • Dr.Pritam Singh – Advisor- Scientific
  • Dr.Anil Mehra –Inspector
  • Mr.G.S.Rawat, Registrar – Secy.

The first inaugural meeting of the Board was held with the introduction and welcome of the members and pursuing the earlier uncompleted tasks were taken up and the Chairman Dr. Juneja urged all the members to work tirelessly and also informed about the upcoming meetings with Hon’ble Health Minister to discuss and work for the betterment and upliftment of Homoeopathy specially for the problems of  New Amendments , Starting of Homeopathic Pharmacy Course, get exemption of  Homeopathy from   Clinical Establishment Act 2010 etc. All presented in the meeting assured of smooth and better functioning of the various activities of the Delhi Homoeopathic Board.

The Board has been functioning for the development of Homeopathy. More than 3500 Homoeopathic doctors are registered with this  Board.  Delhi Homoeopathic Board has been carrying out the inspections also to curb the Quackery and Mal Practices.  Annual CME program for the  Homoeopathic Doctors is organized on the World Homoeopathic Day ,while celebrating the birth anniversary of Dr.Samuel Hahnemann, founder of Homoeopathy. Having a Dr. Hahnemann Hall in Delhi for Homoeopaths , where facility of conducting Seminars and Conferences can provided is also a dream of Homeopaths of Delhi which the Board would have to look into in the coming time.

Reported by Dr.A.K.Gupta

Jharkhand Rural Health Mission AYUSH Medical Officer Vacancies

Contractual appointment of Allopathic and AYUSH Doctors for School Health Programme and mainstreaming of AYUSH Under National Rural Health Mission.

Department of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of Jharkhand

Advt No. – 07/2012 Last date for Application – 10 December, 2012

Jharkhand Rural Health Mission Society invites application from the suitable candidates for the contractual appointment of Allopathic and AYUSH Doctors for School Health Programme (SHP) and mainstreaming of AYUSH. All the positions are for the Primary Health Center (PHC) and Community Health Center (CHC) in the rural area under District Rural Health Society.

Vacancies

  • Medical Officer School health Prohgramme : 388 Vacancies
  • Medical Officer – AYUSH :42 Vacancies

Last date : 10th December, 2012.

1. Number of posts can be increased or decreased as per the requirement.

2. Out of 388 post of Medical Officer – School Health Programme, 194 positions will be from Allopathic Stream (MBBS) and 194 will be from AYUSH Stream (BAMS/BHMS/BUMS).

Selection of Medical Officer – SHP from AYUSH Stream and Medical Officer – AYUSH will be done as per the para-5 of Govt. Order No.- 324 (3) dated-25/11/2008.

3. However, in case of requirement/non availability/non selection of suitable candidates in one stream for the position of Medical Officer – SHP, the Society reserves the right to complete the remaining positions from the eligible candidates available in other stream/s.

Essential Qualifications
Allopathic Doctor
: MBBS from a Medical College recognized by Medical Council of India.Must have completed compulsory rotating internship on 01/04/2012.

Ayurvedic Doctor: BAMS/GAMS from recognized university/ college (mentioned in 2nd schedule of CCIM act, 1970) with completion of compulsory internship.

Homeopathic Doctor: BHMS or DHMS before 1983 from recognized university/ college(mentioned in 2nd schedule of CCH act, 1973) with completion of compulsory internship.

Unani Doctor: BUMS/GUMS from recognized university/ college (mentioned in 2ndschedule of CCIM act, 1970) with completion of compulsory internship.

Must have valid permanent registration Number from the State Council of Jharkhand (Medical/AYUSH). However, Candidates having registration from Bihar AYUSH Medical Parishad,prior to formation of Jharkhand AYUSH Medical Council and having residential certificate of Jharkhand can also apply.

Candidates having higher qualification in the relevant area may get preference/ weightage in the selection process.

Remuneration:

  • Medical Officer – SHP: Rs. 25,000/- per month consolidated
  • Medical Officer – AYUSH: Rs. 20,000/- per month consolidated*

(*Remuneration of Medical Officer AYUSH may be considered for revision, subject to approval from GoI)

General information and Instructions:

  1. The appointment would be purely on contract for one year. However, the contract of service may be renewed at end of term, subject to satisfactory performance and requirement of the society. Performance will be reviewed after 3 months of the first contract, if work is not found to be satisfactory, then the service may be terminated without any notice.
  2. Any claim for absorption at the regular position in the Department of Health and Family welfare shall not be entertained in future.
  3. Doctors will be recruited against specific health facility. All the positions are non-transferable in nature and any request for relocation in future will not be entertained. Candidates willing to serve anywhere in Jharkhand should only apply. However, the society reserves the right of relocation in future as per the requirement.
  4. The objective of the assignment for the Doctors is to implementation of all the interventions under School Health Programme and effective functionalization of the Primary Health Centers/ Community Health Centers in rural areas under District Rural Health Society.
  5. Selected candidates will be required to remain at place of posting during duty hours. Doctor will have to reside within 8 KM of their place of posting. During off- duty hours they must be available on call within a response time of half an hour. They will be required to maintain their own mobile phones.
  6. Candidates applying for more than one post shall submit separate application for different positions.
  7. Candidates Submitting CGPA score cards for the academic qualifications must submit the conversion chart along with the mark-sheet.
  8. Society reserves the right to short-list limited number of candidates for posts advertised on the basis of either age, qualification, experience or any other suitable criteria as decided bythe society.
  9. Society reserves the right to conduct interview/written test or any such suitable process for selection of suitable candidates.
  10. Applications of the candidates, who have worked with the Society or any other Govt. Organization/Institution earlier and/or their services were terminated on the Disciplinary ground or any other ground, shall not be considered for any of the mentioned positions.
  11. These posts may be discontinued at any time depending upon the requirement or validity of the project.
  12. Society reserves the right to cancel any or all positions at any stage of recruitment process.
  13. At any stage of recruitment, it is found that candidate does not fulfill the eligibility criteria and/or that he/she has furnished incorrect/false information/certificate/documents or has suppressed any material fact(s), his/her candidature will stand cancelled.
  14. The decision of the Society in any matter relating to the recruitment at any stage of the recruitment process will be final and binding upon the candidates.
  15. No correspondence or personal queries in this regard shall be entertained.
  16. Details can be seen at www.jharkhand.gov.in/ notice board, jrhms.jharkhand.gov.in
  17. Reservation policy of Govt. of Jharkhand will be applicable.

Mode of Application:

1. Candidate full-filling the mentioned criteria for the advertised position shall only apply in the prescribed format enclosing the copy of the self attested certificates and mark-sheet with the Application Form. Application received without the mentioned application fee shall not be entertained.

2. All the applications must reach by 5 PM on 10th December, 2012.

3. Application form complete in all respect, should be sent in a sealed envelope by Registered/Speed Post super-scribing “Advertisement Number – ________ , Application for the post of _________________________ & Post Code ______” at the following address.

To, The Director in Chief,
Jharkhand Rural Health Mission Society,
Govt. Vaccine Institute Campus (RCH Building),
Namkum, Ranchi – 834010

Application format & More details : https://www.onlinefilefolder.com/4scm6e6mCfSjkF

Source :  http://jharkhand.gov.in/

Courtesy : Dr Shama Bano