Issue Date: May 15, 1995
The All-India Association for Voluntary Donations of Human Organs After Death has launched a campaign against illegal organ transplants, directed at nurses, clerks, ward boys and other paramedical personnel. A reward of Rs 11,000 awaits anyone providing information on such operations. Following a tip-off, representatives of the Association will verify the legality of an operation and, if necessary, arrange for a police raid to arrest the surgeons. The identity of the informant is kept a secret.
Issue Date: Apr 30, 1995
FOR the poor villagers inhabiting the underdeveloped villages of central Bihar, an access to cheap and timely health care is a distant dream. However, for the last 2 years, in many villages of Arrah, Gaya, Patna and Nalanda, 60 young and committed health workers are working hard to transform this dream into a reality.
Issue Date: Jan 31, 1995
Heart surgeon K M Cherian has become the first doctor in India to perform heart surgery using a new technique known as trans-myocardial revascularisation (TMR). Performed previously only in the US, TMR reduces the recovery time for heart surgery and prevents an excessive loss of blood, obviating the need for blood transfusions.
Issue Date: Nov 30, 1994
A Bangladesh High Court order brought a doctors' strike to a grinding halt, In response to a writ petition filed by Mohiuddin Farooque, secretary general of the Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association, a mandatory injunction was issued on October 4, directing the 2-week strike to be discontinued immediately. The doctors were demanding the withdrawal of suspension orders, higher budget allocations for health education and services, and better jobs.