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EM Course to Begin in Baroda Medical College

EM Course to Begin in Baroda Medical College
13 Oct 2010

The Gujarat government will extend all help to the Baroda Medical College for starting a three-year course on Emergency Medicine.

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Driving Force of Emergency Medicine in India - Salaries & Pay Packets

Driving Force of Emergency Medicine in India - Salaries & Pay Packets
26 Sep 2010
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Current salaries of emergency physicians working in India were compiled by EmergencyMedicine.in to give a baseline estimate for both doctors as well as institutes.

EM physicians seem to recieve a higher pay than other specialty physicians. We also detected that hospitals had a preference for EM physicians trained by specific institutes and for those with management level experience. These physicians were receiving a higher level of pay.

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A Mess in New Delhi

A Mess in New Delhi
10 Sep 2010

In Government hospitals, two patients lying on the same bed and waiting endlessly for the doctor to come is not an uncommon sight. Emergency services remain the worst affected, especially at odd hours. And, there is no specialisation in the field of emergency medicine in the country yet.

- The Times of India Click here to read full article

Indias First MCI Recognised Emergency Department at Hyderabad

Indias First MCI Recognised Emergency Department at Hyderabad
07 Sep 2010

Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad will have Indias first Emergency Medicine Department recognised by the Medical Council of India (MCI), by the first quarter of 2011. Besides the 60-bed EMD, trained emergency super-specialists (Code Blue Team) will be available 24x7 to attend to emergency cases within the crucial Golden Hour.

- Deccan Chronicle Click here to read full article

EM Was Recognised in India More Than 22 Years Ago

Emergency Medicine Was Recognised in India More Than 22 Years Ago
01 Sep 2010
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MD (Accident & Emergency Medicine) was first started in India by Sri Ramachandra Medical College (SRMC) Chennai in early 2000, followed by Vinayaka Missions University Salem. These institutes, which were training postgraduates in EM for many years, are currently awaiting Medical Council of India (MCI) approval for the recognition of their alumni, as well as, permission to continue their training.

The MCI had recently announced the recognition of emergency medicine as the 30th specialty on 21st July 2009 (Read our previous article). After this event, MCI approved MD (Emergency Medicine) is available at B.J.Medical College & NHL Hospital in Gujarat. There are no more than 6 seats here as of today. Other colleges, including AIIMS, are due to begin postgraduate training in EM.

However, the MCI Recommendations on Postgraduate Medical Education 1971 (revised upto 1988), showed that Accidental & Emergency Medicine was a recognised MD degree back then. It is listed as the 24th specialty. Whether it was officially removed or accidently missed in the updates of the Recommendations, is unknown.

It is finally left to speculation on why emergency medicine education has been neglected for more than 22 years in India.

The 1988 document was forwarded by Dr. Augustine John who is a practicing emergency physician in India.
(EmergencyMedicine.in is not able to authenticate or provide the link to this document as it is not available on the MCI official website www.mciindia.org)