Delhi Gears Up to Fight Mosquito-Borne Diseases

With the arrival of mosquito season, the Delhi Municipal Corporation has urged all institutions to take action against mosquito breeding grounds. Delhi Municipal Corporation (MCD) will take legal action against institutions that create mosquito breeding grounds.

Supreme Court Case Prompts Inquiry on Organ Transplant Advisory Committees

The MoHFW is seeking confirmation from each state government on whether they have constituted such a committee as per the Act and its associated rules (Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Rules, 2014). If a committee exists, the state is requested to share a copy of the notification establishing it.

Government Tightens Oversight on Organ Transplants for Foreigners

Hospitals performing transplants, whether from living or deceased donors, must register both the donor and recipient on the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO) website and obtain unique NOTTO IDs. This is crucial for deceased donor allocation and should be completed within 48 hours of transplant surgery for living donors.

Medical Colleges Must Report Intern and Resident Stipend Details

The National Medical Commission (NMC) has directed all medical colleges and healthcare institutions to submit details of stipends paid to interns and resident doctors. Details of Stipend paid to UG Interns,
PG residents and Senior Residents or PGs in Super Specialty must be submitted by Medical College / Medical Institutions by April 23, 2024.

Government Emphasizes Awareness and Collaboration For Management of Heatwaves

The Ministry informed that advisories emphasizing state compliance with the National Action Plan on Heat Related Illnesses were recently issued to Chief Secretaries. These plans detail essential medicine stockpiling, intravenous fluids, ice packs, ORS solutions, and public awareness campaigns. Additionally, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has prepared a guide on recommended practices for both the general public and vulnerable individuals during summer months.

Extension In Deadline For Seeking NBEMS Accreditation

The NBEMS has extended the deadline for submission of applications seeking accreditation for DNB, DrNB, FNB, and Post MBBS Diploma. Initially set for March 15, 2024, the deadline for online application submission has been extended to April 30, 2024.

Union Health Ministry & NDMA Issue Advisory on Hospital Fire Prevention

The advisory underscores the necessity for State Health Departments and State Disaster Management Authorities to collaborate closely. They are directed to ensure that all accredited hospitals within their jurisdictions take immediate action on several fronts including inspections, fire NOC compliance, etc.

NCAHP Reiterates It’s Exclusive Jurisdiction over Healthcare Standards

The National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions (NCAHP) is currently in the process of constituting various special committees tasked with drafting the Minimum Standards of “Registration Norms,” “Practice Norms,” “Institution Standards and Guidelines,” “Professional Status,” “Clinical Establishment Norms,” and “Professional Ethics”. All decisions regarding these standards and regulations will be made exclusively by the NCAHP.