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SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Address:JLN Marg
Jaipur (District Jaipur)
Rajasthan, India
Pin Code : 302004

SMS Medical College, Jaipur Rajasthan is a recognised institute / college. Status: Government. SMS Medical College, Jaipur Rajasthan was established on / in 1947.

Principal of SMS Medical College, Jaipur Rajasthan is Dr Ashok Panagariya, Dr. Subhash Nepalia.

SMS Medical College is situated in Jaipur of Rajasthan state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Jaipur comes under Jaipur Tehsil, Jaipur District.

Fax # of SMS Medical College, Jaipur Rajasthan is 0141-2619171.

Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of SMS Medical College, Jaipur Rajasthan is (are) : 0141-2650585.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at SMS Medical College, Jaipur Rajasthan are 98290-62021.

email ID(s) is SMS Medical College Jaipur Rajasthan

Contact Details of SMS Medical College, Jaipur Rajasthan are : Telephone: +91-141-2619020, 2619171, 261902, 2518380, 2723131


Number of seats in SMS Medical College, Jaipur Rajasthan is 150.
SMS Medical College, Jaipur Rajasthan runs course(s) in Medical, Pharmacy stream(s).
Diploma in Anesthesia
Diploma in Child Health
Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Diploma in Public Health
Diploma in Radio-Diagnosis
Diploma in Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases
DM - Gastroenterology
DM - Nephrology
DM - Neurology
M. Sc - Medical Pathology
M. Sc. - Medical Anatomy
M. Sc. Medical Bio-chemistry
M. Sc.- Medical Pharmocology
M.Ch - Cardio Thoracic Surgery
M.Ch - Neuro Surgery
M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery
M.Ch - Plastic Surgery
M.Ch - Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery
MD - Anaesthesiology
MD - Bio-Chemistry
MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy
MD - Forensic Medicine
MD - General Medicine
MD - Microbiology
MD - Physiology
MD - Psychiatry
MD - Radio Diagnosis
MD - Radiology
MD - Radiothrapy
MD - Social & Preventive Medicine / Community Medicine
MD - Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases
MS - Anaesthesia
MS - Anatomy
MS - General Surgery
MS - Obstetrics and Gynaechology
MS - Ophthalmology
MS - Orthopaedics

Approval details: SMS Medical College is affiliated with Rajasthan University of Health Sciences (RUHS), Jaipur (Rajasthan)


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SMS Medical College administration takes strict measures against ragging

Jaipur: New session of MBBS in Sawai Mansingh Medical College (SMS) Medical College will start from 1 August. The college administration has taken strict measures to prevent any ragging incident from taking place. One complaint from the freshers can land the senior students in trouble. Furthermore, many decisions were made in the meeting of the college anti-ragging committee held on Tuesday.Dr Pradeep Sharma, dean of the college student welfare, said that after a complaint had been lodged by a junior student against a senior student, it would be the senior students responsibility to submit evidence to prove the allegation false.If the senior student fails to submit evidence in his defence, action will taken against him, he added.

SMS Medical College Principal Dr Subhash Nepalia said that action would be taken immediately on receiving complaint from the junior students. He advised the senior students against ragging new student, otherwise they would have to face suspension and legal action.

Recognition of SMS Medical College in trouble

Jaipur: The retirement of doctors of the hospitals associated with SMS Medical College on a continuous basis has raised questions on the recognition of it.As the recruitment is not in sync with the number of retirements, the college may be in for trouble because of the norms of the Medical Council of India.And at the same time, the medical college has also been suffering from staff crunch.Accepting that there would be problems due to the issue, SMS Medical College principal Dr Subhash Nepaliya said that letter would be written for fresh recruitments to fulfill the norms of MCI.

Meanwhile, five doctors retired on Wednesday itself.

Doctors to resign en masse today

Jaipur: Hundreds of medical college teachers have decided for tendering mass resignations due to what they call the state governments negligence over their pay-related matters. Representatives of the Medical College Teachers Association claimed that more than 1,300 medical college teachers will resign on Tuesday.

The representatives of the association took this decision in a meeting held at the Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Medical College auditorium on Monday. Senior doctors from government medical colleges of Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Bikaner, Ajmer and Kota will resign en mass to the state government on Tuesday. This may hit medical services across the state. The state government has been neglecting our demands despite several reminders. Finally, we will submit our resignations to the state government on Tuesday, said Secretary of Jaipur Unit, Rajasthan Medical College Teachers Association Dr RC Yadav.

Doctors alleged that the state government has not acted upon their demands even after repeated requests. We have been demanding from the state government to improve the service conditions of the medical college teachers for the last two-and-half-years. The government has not responded to our demands and now we cant wait further, Yadav added.
The medical college teachers are demanding to revise their pay scales as per the recommendations made by the Central government.

The doctors are not ready to work under present service conditions of the state government. We have demanded the state government to revise the service conditions at par with the recommendations of the Central government, Dr Rajveer Arya, secretary, Rajasthan Medical College Teachers Association said.

The government is paying only `225 against the academic allowance, which has not been revised since past 22 years. Besides, there is no specific procedure for career advancement of doctors teaching in medical colleges, Arya added.

Doctors call off stir after state accepts demands

Jaipur: The Medical College Teachers Association revoked their decision to resign en masse from their duties at Sawai Man Singh Medical College on Tuesday morning, after negotiations with the state government, which continued until late on Monday night, ended successfully.

The association members held a meeting with Industries Minister Rajendra Pareek, Higher Education Minister Jitendra Singh and Health Minister AA Khan. The state government has acceded to the doctors demand for career advancement, which called for three promotions in a span of 14 years. They have also accepted to upgrade the scale of senior professors at state medical colleges, said Dr RC Yadav, Secretary of Rajasthan Medical College Teachers Association, Jaipur unit.

Similarly, the state government has also increased the doctors non-practising allowance from 20% to 25%, while the decision to allow private practice has been sent for a committees consideration.

Yadav said that the government will also facilitate medical college teachers foreign visits for attending seminars held abroad. Similarly, allowances for principals and medical superintendents have been raised to Rs 2,000 per month and Rs 1,500 per month, respectively. The decisions taken during our meeting with state ministers will be beneficial in the long run and will help retain expert doctors in states medical colleges, he added.

On Monday, hundreds of medical college teachers had decided to submit their resignations alleging negligence on state governments behalf. The doctors had demanded revision of their service conditions such that they are on a par with recommendations of the Central government.

Hospital talks tough with striking docs

Jaipur: Authorities at Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Medical College are planning to crack the whip on the striking resident doctors. Principal Dr Subhash Nehpalia has written letters to all the unit heads to send him details regarding attendance of the resident and senior resident doctors.

I have written letter to all the unit heads to provide me report on attendance of these doctors. They cannot go on strike according to their service rules. If they would be found violating the rules then we would take action, Nehpalia said.

The resident doctors strike continued for the fifth day on Saturday at SMS Medical College. Resident doctors of other medical colleges in the state will also remain on strike. Senior resident doctors of SMS are also expected to join the strike on Saturday.

Kanaram, president, Rajasthan College students union along with few others had beaten up two resident doctors on the SMS Hospital campus after an altercation last week. According to sources, Kanaram is traceless since an FIR was registered against him at Moti Doongari police station. He has a final year examination paper on March 8 and has also applied for bail in a sessions court. If the court rejects his plea then he would be left with no option but file a plea in the high court. So, police is closely monitoring all possibilities to apprehend him, a police source said.

Woman doctor alleges harassment

Jaipur: A female resident doctor at SMS Hospital has complained to hospital authorities of "misbehaviour" by a fellow medical officer. The complainant is an anaesthetist and was on night duty at an intensive care unit when the medical officer deputed there allegedly misbehaved with her. The hospital authorities had constituted a four-member committee, including two senior lady doctors, to investigate into the matter, which has already submitted its findings to the office of medical college principal on Saturday evening.

A member of the panel on the condition of anonymity said that the committee did not find any evidence of sexual harassment. "It appears to be an incident of ego clash between the two doctors. There are no witnesses and we do not have evidence to sustain the charge. Despite the committee findings, the complainant is free to go to police," said a committee member.The on-duty nursing staff, however, have countered the claims of the committee stating that the female doctor was indeed upset after the medical officer reprimanded her for skipping the duty.

"The anaesthetist has alleged of misbehaviour, however, if any evidence of sexual harassment comes out in investigation, action will be taken accordingly," said Dr Subhash Nepaliya principal SMS Medical College.

However, the principal is yet to see the report submitted by the committee. According to reports the incident took place at around 4:30 on Friday morning. The doctor has claimed that the accused officer had extended an indecent proposal to her, however, the accused has denied the allegations.

According to the committee members, the female doctor has went missing from her duty twice during the night and she got upset after the accused doctor called her over the phone using strong words.

Shell out more to see SMS Hospital docs at private clinics

Jaipur: You will now have to shell out a fatter fee to see your favourite doctor from the Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Medical College and Hospital.

Rajasthan government on Wednesday approved more than three-fold raise in the private practice fees of medical teachers at the state-run hospital.
The state government on Wednesday fixed the private practice fee of assistant professors at Rs 100 per visit, associate professors at Rs 125 per visit, professor at Rs 150 per visit and senior professors at Rs 200 per visit. While there was no consultation fee slab for a senior professor, the others could only charge Rs 35, Rs 40 and Rs 50, respectively. To keep the medical teachers in good humour, the state government has also decide to create a separate committee which would examine all issues related to private practice of medical teachers. Moreover, the Non Practice Allowance (NPA) for medical teachers and other doctors has also been increased from the existing 20% to 25% now.

Meanwhile, the state cabinet also gave approval to the proposal related to the execution of recommendations of the three-member ministerial sub-committee, which had negotiated with the agitating medical teachers. The Cabinet also cleared the dynamic assured career progression (DACP) scheme demanded by the medical teachers.

Under this scheme, three promotions would be given to any assistant professor joining government services within a time period of 14 years, without the compulsion of availability of a vacant post. After this decision, the grade pay for a senior professor has become Rs 10,000 from the current grade pay of Rs 8,900.

"We welcome the government's decision taken in favor of medical teachers," said Dr RC Yadav, president of the Rajasthan Medical Teachers Association.

SNMC: Doctors’ strike throws health services out of gear

Jodhpur: Health services literally crippled at city’s SN Medical College as resident doctors went on strike protesting alleged manhandling with a resident doctor at the Sawai Man singh Medical College in capital Jaipur.Chaotic scenes prevailed in the hospital campus throughout the day. While overburdened senior doctors struggled to cope with the large number of patients, junior doctors remained busy shouting against the police, demanding action against the culprits.A team headed by CMHO Dr. RC Mathur monitored the situation and asked the senior doctors to look into the operations. He also urged the protesting doctors to end their strike for the cause of patients.Doctors, on the other hand, seem to be adamant on their stand. Talking to Bhaskar, Nitin Dwivedi, President of Jodhpur Association of Resident Doctors (JARD) said that the strike would continue until the culprits were brought before law.

Dwivedi added that the doctors were in consultation with their Jaipur counterparts over the future course of their action and would follow their instructions. Notably, the Jaipur doctors are also on strike over the same issue.

Breakthrough in stem cell transplant stuck in red tape

Jaipur: When doctors at SMS Medical College performed the first kidney transplant using stem cell technology, hopes were high then in patients willing to opt for kidney transplantation. The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) after an evaluation of the results for over nearly a year had permitted for four more such transplantation.

After the first successful transplant, the hospital authorities have been contacted by number of patients seeking treatment under the innovative method. The vital research, however, has been stuck for months waiting clearances at the college level. "We have received the permission and now the proposal is under consideration of stem cell committee," said Dr L C Sharma, superintendent SMS hospital. He, however, restrained from sharing the reason for delay in approvals.The project assures the kidney transplanted patients freedom from lifelong dependence on immunosuppressant medication. The second stage of the project has, however, been going rounds of discussion between the concerned department but a decision has not been reached for nearly four months after being cleared by ICMR. The first such procedure in India was performed on Hari Singh, a 35-year-old patient from Jhunjhunu at SMS hospital on June 11, 2011.

Hari Singh was withdrawn from drugs after nine weeks of the procedure and he successfully managed to remain without them for nearly one year. He has now been restored on medication for preventive purpose. However, the doctors assume that improvements in the stem cell procedure can endogen the period that the patient can remain medication free.

"A patient's body looks at the kidney as a foreign body and tries to damage the transplanted organ. Stem cell procedure helps do develop harmony among the recipient's body and the donated organ thus avoiding need of such drugs," said a doctor at SMS hospital.

Docs say strike till culprits caught

Jaipur: Resident doctors continued their strike for the second day at SMS Hospital on Wednesday as their demand for the arrest of student leaders who thrashed a resident doctor has not been fulfilled.Representatives of Jaipur Association of Resident Doctors (JARD) on Wednesday met principal of SMS Medical College but their talk remained inconclusive.

"We will be on strike till the culprits are kept behind bars. We are now also demanding dismissal of superintendent of SMS Hospital, Dr LC Sharma, as he still is indifferent and insensitive to the issue. He should be either removed or told to improve his conduct," Dr KK Sahu, president of JARD, said. The medical facilities continued to be severely affected in all the hospital under the SMS Medical College.Emergency and ICUs are being manned by 85 medical officers and 35 junior and senior specialist doctors deputed by the health directorate. But the routine work remained affected at the apex hospital of the state due to the strike.
This is the third time during the past 18 months when Jaipur's resident doctors have gone on strike.

"We are fully geared up to tackle any situation at the emergency, poly trauma and ICUs. We have got 50 more doctors from health directorate. We provide security required to doctors but stray untoward incidents cannot be prevented. Resident doctors should come back on work," Dr LC Sharma said.

Docs on warpath: Govt axes nine physicians; pvt docs to join stir

Jaipur: All major hospitals, including the SMS Hospital, in Rajasthan functioned only with teachers attached to the six medical colleges on Thursday, a day after 3000 resident doctors and 6500 in-service doctors of government hospitals went on mass leave on Wednesday. The doctors refused to return to work even as the state government suspended nine doctors and placed under arrest more than a 100 physicians for voluntarily staying away from work.

But, even the limited life-support to health services in state is now on its way out with teachers in medical colleges and doctors in private hospitals also proclaiming support to their warring colleagues and threatening to strike work.Teachers of the SMS Medical College have threatened to go on leave on December 24, followed by indefinite strike if the demands of in-service doctors are not met and the emergency services Act clamped in state, not lifted.

“All senior doctors of medical colleges would go on mass casual leave on December 24, followed by an indefinite strike, if our demands were not met, said RK Jain, president of Jaipur Medical Association and associate professor at the department of plastic surgery at SMS Hospital.State chapter of the Indian Medical Association announced that doctors practicing in private institutions would boycott work from 8 am-12 am on Friday, if doctors’ demands were not fulfilled.

The official spokesperson of medical and health department Govind Pareek informed that nine in-service doctors were suspended. The doctors who have been axed are: Nasrin Bharti (Jaipur), Rakesh Gupta and SK Brajesh (Tonk).

Medicos strike continues in Rajasthan

Jaipur: Despite assurance by a delegation of resident doctors to call off their strike from Wednesday, majority of them did not resume duty and continued their protest in support of agitating government medicos.Out of around 450 resident doctors, only 35 resumed duty in Jaipur and the situation remained almost same in other parts of the state, official sources said here.A three-member delegation of resident doctors, who as a sign of solidarity had joined the strike of in-service government doctors on December 21, met the state medical and health minister Duru Miyan at midnight and assured him of calling off their strike unconditionally from Wednesday morning. However, the strike continued.

"Only 35 residents have resumed duty today. Alternate but sufficient medical arrangements are in place in the hospital," Dr L C Sharma, Superintendent of SMS government hospital, Jaipur said.Sources in the SMS medical college-Jaipur said that the residents are demanding release of their arrested colleagues and lifting of RESMA before resuming duty.

Dr Ashok, who led the delegation last night, was not available for comments.

On the other hand, in-service government doctors continued their strike and deadlock between them and the government continued for the 8th consecutive day today(Wednesday).

SMS hospital doctors call off strike after security assurance

Jaipur: Resident doctors on Wednesday have called off their strike after the Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital authorities have given them assurance of more security and less crowded wards.

The resident doctors at seven hospitals went on strike, following alleged misbehaviour with one of their colleagues on duty in Sawai Man Singh Hospital on Monday night. "We have taken back our strike as authorities have given us a written assurance to ensure security of resident doctors," said Dr Ashok Jhajharia, president of Jaipur Association of Resident Doctors.
The assurance given by the authorities include increasing security staff in the wards and proper monitoring. Hospital authorities are also planning to open an additional canteen in the hospital for the attendants of the patients. "We would be concentrating on proper monitoring in the ward particularly in those where there is more pressure of patients such as medicine ward and neurosurgery ward. We would be more watchful to avoid the situations which led to aggression on resident doctors and attendants of patients," said Dr LC Sharma, superintendent, SMS Hospital.

Though the agreement was reached on Wednesday morning itself, the written assurance came late in the evening after which the strike was withdrawn. The patients admitted in SMS Hospital and other allied hospitals under medical college suffered as usual as there was nobody to take care of them during days and nights. The condition in intensive care units (ICU) were more critical.

City hospitals sitting on tinder box

Jaipur: Not a single government hospital has acquired a fire NOC (no objection certificate) that ensures that the premises have taken all fire safety and prevention measures.The list also includes state's biggest government tertiary institution SMS Hospital. In view of the recent fire incident in a Kolkata hospital, the Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) has come down heavily on all the hospitals of the city and is making it sure that they strictly comply with all the fire safety measures.

The shocking information has been revealed by the fire cell. Cell officials said the administration of the government officials never applied to get a certificate of fire safety. The National Building Code (NBC) asks every institutional building to get an NOC. The city has six major government hospitals attached to SMS medical college.Commenting on the issue, the administration of the government hospitals said that all these buildings have been developed into hospital when the state government occupied from other parties.
Therefore, they did not apply for NOC as it could be issued at the time of construction or after getting building plans approved. Moreover, they were to maintain all the needed equipment on their own.

Rejecting the claim, chief fire officer (CFO) Ishwer Lal Jat said, "Whether it is a building constructed for a hospital or any other structure that has been converted into a hospital, all buildings for public use should have an NOC."
NBC strictly instructs hospitals, with more than 15 metres height, to get an NOC but the SMS and Zenana hospitals still don't have an NOC.
The Rajasthan Municipal Act, 2009, directs all the hospitals to get an NOC from the Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC). It says that a hospital must get an NOC from the municipality that the premises has all the fire prevention measures.But the provisions have not gone down well with the city hospital as no bylaws have been drafted yet. Therefore, the JMC is willing to draft bylaws for the Fire Act.

Under the ACT, all the city hospitals, below and above 15 metres, will have to get an NOC. Offenders will invite strict actions under the provisions of the fire Act.

Lok Nath Soni, JMC chief executive officer, said fire cell under JMC issued notices to all private and government hospitals. On introduction of Fire Act, Soni said he is unaware of such provision as he has recently joined.

Email account of SMS principal hacked

Jaipur: The email account of principal and controller of Sawai Man Singh Medical College Dr Subhash Nepalia has been hacked. The incident took place on Wednesday when the relatives and friends received Nepalia's mail asking for money to help him. A case has been registered in Moti Doongri Police Station.According to police officials, Nepalia's relatives and friends started receiving mail stating that he [Nepalia] is in Spain and has landed into some serious trouble. In the mail Nepalia requested all the receivers to urgently transfer 3000 Euros in his account. The entire incident came to Nepalia's knowledge when his friends and relatives called him asking about his well being.

"We have registered a case and investigation is on," said official of Moti Doongri police station. Officials said initial investigation reveal the email has been hacked from Nigeria. "We have identified IP address " the police officials said.

"Internet protocol address of the hacker has been identified which has also revealed the location of the hacker. Hacker belongs to Nigeria and his main objective, it seems was to make money out of this exercise," said cyber expert Mahesh Chaudhary, who is part of the investigation team.

Rajasthan to develop central patient database

Jaipur: Patients arriving at government hospitals in Rajasthan may soon be relieved from the trouble of carrying medical records with them. Introduction of an advanced information management system at these hospitals will enable practitioners to upload patient data on a secured network.A patient would just have to tell his unique reference number and doctors treating him will be able to access the data from anywhere in the country.

Health authorities in the state are in discussion with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Noida for introducing its e-Sushrut hospital management information system (HMIS) in state hospitals. With minor amendments to meet local needs, the HMIS to be introduced in state hospital is being called "Megh Shushrut."

"We are now in the process of rolling this out in seventeen district hospitals in Rajasthan, five hospitals associated with SMS medical college in Jaipur" said a CDAC official.Developed on cloud computing architecture, the software will help maintain records of services available at the hospital, vacancies and queues at facilities and management of patient rush. It will also help to maintain patient records right from his registration, billing and discharge in a centralised network, thus avoiding any paperwork.

Integration of facilities such as test laboratory, blood bank and operation theatre will help the patient to get his medical records available online and help the hospital authorities to manage patient flow.

Chaos at SMS hospital, no cure in sight

Jaipur: Resident doctors continued their strike for the third day at SMS Hospital on Thursday after police failed to arrest the student leaders who thrashed a resident doctor recently.

At least 150 senior resident doctors on Thursday gave a 24-hours ultimatum to the authorities to meet their demands and threatened to go on strike. We will also go on strike if those who had beaten up a resident doctor on the hospital premises are not arrested within 24 hours. After such incidents, we dont feel safe in the hospital, said Dr Rajvendra Choudhary, president, senior resident doctors association.Representatives of the Jaipur Association of Resident Doctors (JARD) met on Thursday. We will be on strike till the culprits get arrested, said Dr KK Sahu, president, JARD.

Medical facilities remained affected in the hospitals under the SMS Medical College. Emergency and ICUs were being manned by medical officers and junior and senior specialist doctors deputed by the health directorate.

Hospital authorities said it is up to police to arrest the culprit. We are trying best to manage with limited manpower. Not a single major problem has been reported, an official said.

Hi-tech cataract machines for dist hospitals

Jaipur: Cataract patients in the states district hospitals will soon be treated using advanced new-age machines. The State Blindness Control Society, a government body, has ordered eight advanced FECO machines for district hospitals in Alwar, Dholpur, Bhilwara, Nagaur, Kota and Jhalawar.

We have been trying to improve our performance as far as cataract surgeries are concerned. In 2011-12 till July, we have already achieved 14 per cent of the annual target against 9 per cent last year by July. We have ordered eight FECO machines for the various district hospitals. The machines are available at a few government hospitals at present, said Dr GS Khatri, director, (blindness control), Swasthya Bhawan.
A budget of `40 lakh for 20 vision centres in various district hospitals has been approved under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) while 10 eye specialists and 20 eye surgery assistants will also be recruited this year.
Doctors say that FECO machine at district-level hospitals will give much-needed relief to patients in rural areas who have to come as far as Jaipur to undergo a cataract operation.

It costs nearly `20-30 lakh to establish a FECO surgery facility. The machine-assisted surgery will now be available at district level also. The machine reduces the chances of error and rehabilitation of patients is also faster. It will help poor patients in the state, said Dr Kishor, associate professor, ophthalmology department, Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Medical College.

To improve the performance of the state, a budget of more than `11 crore has been sanctioned for the current year.A total of 2.51lakh cataract surgeries were done in Rajasthan in 2010-11 in comparison to 7.67 lakh in Uttar Pradesh, 7.80 lakh in Gujarat and 4.29 lakh in Madhya Pradesh.

Danger in bathroom: Gas geyser saves power, risks life

Jaipur: The gas geyser installed in your bathroom may have been cutting your electricity bill by Rs 500, but the fumes generated by it in a poorly-ventilated condition can cause damage to your brain. If you are feeling suffocated in your bathroom installed with a gas geyser or already got a fit then you should beware.

Archana Dixit, 41, from Ajmer, who was an active housewife until three month ago, has now fallen into a vegetative state after she suffered irreversible brain damage. Doctors say that she is suffering from Parkinsonism due to toxicity caused by carbon monoxide (CO) in her brain and blame it on the gas geyser in her bathroom.

Archanas is the first case in Rajasthan of Parkinsonism caused by gas geyser. Her MRI scan clearly shows brain damage increasing in the past three months. Now she is completely in the state of Parkinsonism, as she has lost her memory and keeps on repeating things due to diffused hypoxia damage to her brain, said Dr Bhawana Sharma, associate professor of neurology in Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Medical College.

This is not all. Around half-a-dozen cases relating to people falling unconscious in bathrooms with gas geysers have been reported from different parts of the state at SMS Hospital this year alone. In a case reported from Bharatpur, local doctors, unaware of Parkinsonism, started the treatment for epilepsy on a middle-aged man who fell unconscious in bathroom and started getting regular fits. Later, the fume of gas geyser was identified as the cause of his illness.

The cases may be happening earlier also, but the exact cause was not known. But with serious illness caused to an Ajmer woman (Archana Dixit), it has now been established.

Uproar in Assembly over Umaid Hospital deaths

Jaipur: The issue of deaths of 15 women due to excessive bleeding after childbirth at Umaid Hospital rocked the state Assembly on Thursday as Opposition staged a walk-out after an uproar for half an hour. Jodhpur MLA Suryakanta Vyas raised the issue in the House.
The Opposition was demanding chief minister Ashok Gehlot to give clarification on this issue. Health minister AA Khan tried to address the House on the issue, however, the Opposition paid no heed to it. It is a very serious matter that 15 women died and the government is not keen on coming clean on the issue, said Vasundhara Raje, Opposition leader, said.Earlier, BJP MLA from Jodhpur Suryakanta Vyas alleged that senior doctors were never available at the Umaid Hospital and only the resident doctors were treating the patients. She also said: One bed in the hospital was shared by three expecting.Apparently, the exact cause of the deaths in Umaid Hospital will only be known after the reports of experts from PGI Chandigarh. Four high-level committees, two from New Delhi, one from Jaipur and a local committee had already probed the deaths of 15 women in Jodhpur. These committees have blamed it on multiple reasons which included infection IV fluid, bacterial infection in hospital, spurious drugs and even inefficient hospital staff and under-trained doctors but failed to pinpoint on the exact cause.It can be recalled that 15 women died of excessive bleeding after childbirth in Umaid Hospital from February13 to March 6 while three others died later on. One woman is still fighting for her life in intensive care unit. The statement released in Assembly, on Thursday, cite the excerpts from two-member committee from SMS Medical College that the septicemia or bleeding diathesis is not related to the present illness (pregnancy). The committee recommended further investigation to evaluate presence of toxins, pyrogens or chemicals in the IV fluids which caused septicemia in a very short period.
The authorities have now shifted labour room of Umaid Hospital to emergency ward as labour rooms are being renovated after orders from chief minister. Presently to lessen the work pressure on Umaid Hospital, a gynaecology wing worth Rs 34.91 crore is also built in Mathura Das Mathur (MDM) Hospital.

Spurt in cadavers in SMS Medical College

Jaipur: They can t speak, see or even breath, but are still considered best teachers for fledgling doctors. Silent teachers are on rise at Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Medical College in Jaipur, the premier government medical college of Rajasthan.Cadavers (corpses) often considered silent teachers for budding doctors are rising at Anatomy Department of SMS Medical College.

Out of the total 41 cadaver donations at the department since 1988, eight have been reported in 2012 only.
While six human bodies have been donated in March this year, two were donated in April. Seven of these bodies were from Jaipur, while one came from Bharatpur district. Thanks to growing public awareness about body donations and relaxation in related formalities by the high court, there has been a spurt in cadaver donations, particularly this year, head of SMS Medical College Anatomy Department Dr Sangita Chauhan told.

Surprisingly, out of the eight cadaver donations which have the SMS Medical College way this year, none have been pledged in the past by the person concerned, but proactively donated by their kin after the death, to further medical studies by budding doctors.

Importantly, maximum 11 cadaver donations were reported at the premier medical college in 2010, but with already eight donations being reported in first four months of 2012, the figure of 2010 could easily be surpassed, particularly keeping in mind growing awareness about body donation.

The first cadaver donation at the medical college reported in 1988 was that of a man who was hanged to death for heinous crime, but there was zero donation for 16 long years (1989-2004). The second cadaver donation was reported in 2005, while two more followed in 2006, ensued by five in 2007, two in 2008 and two in 2009, 11 in 2010 and nine in 2011.
While, the actual cadaver donations have been 41 till date, the total pledges to donate body, number at 646 till date, out of which308 were made in 2011. Of the pledges made in 2011, 205 were made by Jain social group. As many as 67 voluntary pledges to donate body have been made in the first four months of this year only, Chauhan informed.
While, it s the elderly population, particularly superannuated persons who mostly make the pledge of their body donation, the donation pledge is also gaining currency among the youngsters.

Around 20 per cent of donation pledges made with the medical college are of youngsters, particularly young couples, which is an encouraging development, Chauhan said.The cadavers are generally needed for study by MBBS students, besides MD students and also for examinations. Also, these cadavers are needed for research studies.

Around 20 bodies are needed by the SMS Medical College for academic purposes annually, but with cadavers also coming in form of unclaimed bodies from police and mortuary, besides unclaimed bodies of patients enrolled with wards like the Chest and TB department, there has hardly been any shortage of bodies for the college in last few years.

Instead other medical colleges, including Ajmer and Jhalawar have been outsourcing bodies from SMS Medical College for their educational purposes, Jain maintained.

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