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Karnataka Governor T.N. Chaturvedi has issued an order staying the grant of autonomy to Mysore Medical College, Bangalore Medical College and Dental Colleges in the State. The Governor's action follows a complaint by the Central Committee of the Karnataka State Health and Family Welfare Services and Medical Education Department employees.

Colleges which have already been granted autonomy are reported to be vexed by many problems. Even as those problems have not been resolved, why grant autonomy to the medical and dental colleges, they have questioned.

Further, the stipulations laid down by the Medical Council of India (MCI) in matters of recruitment of faculty, promotions and also management are not being adhered to in the...


Following protests by government doctors, nurses and other staff against granting autonomy to Bangalore Medical College, Mysore Medical College and the Government Dental College, the Governor, T.N. Chaturvedi, has asked the State Government to put on hold its decision to grant autonomous status to these colleges.

In a letter of March 13 to Minister for Medical Education V.S. Acharya, Mr. Chaturvedi has said that pending fuller examination, the decision "may better be kept in suspended animation."
Doctors, nurses and paramedical staff working in government hospitals throughout the State have come together under the banner of Karnataka State Health and Family Welfare Services and Medical Education Employees' Central...


A houseful audience in Kalamandira here last evening experienced city doctors' healing touch without the rigours of painful tests and costly drugs — the doctors cast a magic spell on their listeners even as they sang soulfully in the exclusive annual programme Geeth Gaatha Chal.

The singers of the medical fraternity of Mysore, among whom the names of Dr. A.L. Hemalatha, Dr. M.S. Natashekar and Dr. P.A. Kushalappa have been known to be star performers,...


More than 1,000 doctors, medicos, nurses, nursing students and other paramedics marched on the main thoroughfares of the city this morning to register their protest against the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal's verdict.

They demanded the immediate intervention by the Prime Minister and the President of India to resolve the tangle and secure justice for the farmers of Karnataka.

The marchers, all wearing their professional white coat, staged the stir under the auspices...



The State Government has decided to shift the offices of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences to Ramnagar, the Assembly constituency represented by Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy. The project of creating a 'Health City' has also been launched.

Speaking to reporters after the Cabinet meeting, Basavaraj Horatti, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education disclosed that land measuring 300 acres had been identified and approval...


Amritakripa, the 50-bed charitable hospital, constructed in Roopanagar here by Mata Amritanandamayi Charitable Mission based in Amritapuri at Kollam District, Kerala, will be inaugurated on Mar. 1 at 6 pm by Mata Amritanandamayi.

Deputy Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa and Co-operation Minister G.T. Devegowda will be present, said Swamy Ramakrishnandapuri, Treasurer of the Mission.

Addressing media persons at Hotel Sandesh The Prince in city today, he said the hospital will provide free health-care to the poor from the rural areas of Mysore. It will have the best medical equipment and will be extended to 100 beds shortly.

The services available in the hospital will be a smaller version of Amrita Institute of Medical...


The new District in-charge Minister G.T. Devegowda has said that he would carry out a major surgery to the K.R. Hospital here.

In spite of all facilities available at the hospital, they were not being properly utilised. He had already discussed the matter with the officials of the hospital, he disclosed at a press meet here recently.

Persons injured in road accidents and other kinds of mishaps needing emergency medical attention were not being provided with emergency treatment. The injured persons were being sent to other...


Renowned Orthopaedic surgeon of Bangalore Dr. K. Srinivasan conducted a live demonstration of joint replacement surgery at Basappa Memorial Hospital (BMH) here this morning as part of the 3rd meet of the workshop on joint replacement.

The workshop was held as part of the 31st annual conference of Karnataka Orthopaedic Association, which will be inaugurated this evening.

The workshop, chaired by the eminent surgeon was presented by the Department of Orthopaedics, Basappa...


In a country bustling with a population of over 102 crores, sordid stories involving children are common knowledge. On the one hand, when several cases of child abuse go unnoticed, on the other hand, there are people that also believe that they hold it in trust from God to promote the good of mankind.

Perhaps, it is this thought that prompted the Ashadayaka Seva Trust in Medar Block, Bamboo Bazar, Bannimantap, to provide shelter to the deprived children of the streets. The Trust has taken for itself the rehabilitation of the disowned children, for whom the pavements, the bus stands and the railway stations have been their abode until then. The principle of the Trust has been the brain-child of its founder S.K. Suresh. Though his...


As part of the nation-wide Pulse Polio eradication programme, the same will be launched on Feb. 11 (Sunday) in the district, announced S.Selvakumar, Deputy Commissioner of Mysore.

He told reporters in a press meet that 6,320 volunteers supervised by 316 supervisors will administer the polio drops to a target children's population of 3,04,401 below five years comprising 2,08,722 rural and 95,679 urban children in the district in the second round on Sunday. The polio drops will be administered in 1,580 centres, of which 1,280 are rural and 300 are urban, Selvakumar disclosed. Polio drops will also be administered at Railway Station and Bus stands, he added.

Volunteers will reach even remote locations including dwellings of...