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New Delhi: Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain today urged Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung and Delhi Police to ensure the safety of doctors in hospitals in the capital.

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The appeal from Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain follows two incidents of violence against doctors in two hospitals here.

The Minister also asked Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi to probe both the cases and submit a report in 15 days. The two incidents were reported from the Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital and Babu Jagjiwan Ram Hospital.

Jain said: “You are requested to conduct an enquiry in both the incidents and fix responsibility against the guilty. The report … may be sent to me within 15 days.”

In his letter to Jung, Jain wrote: “While you instructed the police to provide adequate security in hospitals, two incidents have taken place…

“In these incidents, policemen were present at the site of the incidents. (But) they did not prevent the occurrence of the incidents and remained spectators.

“It seems there is a deliberate and malafide action on the part of the police to create such incidents and spread disaffection among the doctors to paralyze the services in the hospitals,” Jain wrote.

He said the police should nominate a senior officer to monitor all such cases.

Resident doctors of 22 government hospitals in Delhi went on strike on June 22-23 seeking security and better healthcare facilities.

(IANS)

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Google Claims Eye Doctors Can Turn More Effective Using AI

Without assistance, general ophthalmologists are significantly less accurate than the algorithm, while retina specialists are not significantly more accurate than the algorithm. 

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The research team at Google AI believes that some of these pitfalls may be avoided if the computer can "explain" its predictions. Pixabay

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to evolve, diagnosing diseases has become faster with greater accuracy. A new study from the Google AI research group shows that physicians and algorithms working together are more effective than either one alone.

In the study, to be published in the journal Ophthalmology, the researchers created a system which not only improved the ophthalmologists’ diagnostic accuracy but also improved the algorithm’s accuracy.

The study expands on previous work from Google AI showing that its algorithm works roughly as well as human experts in screening patients for a common diabetic eye disease called diabetic retinopathy.

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To test this theory, ten ophthalmologists (four general ophthalmologists, one trained outside the US, four retina specialists, and one retina specialist in training) were asked to read images with and without algorithm assistance. Pixabay

“What we found is that AI can do more than simply automate eye screening, it can assist physicians in more accurately diagnosing diabetic retinopathy. AI and physicians working together can be more accurate than either one alone,” said lead researcher Rory Sayres.

Recent advances in AI promise to improve access to diabetic retinopathy screening and to improve its accuracy. But it’s less clear how AI will work in the physician’s office or other clinical settings, the team said.

According to the team, previous attempts to use computer-assisted diagnosis shows that some screeners rely on the machine too much, which leads to repeating the machine’s errors, or under-rely on it and ignore accurate predictions.

The research team at Google AI believes that some of these pitfalls may be avoided if the computer can “explain” its predictions.

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Recent advances in AI promise to improve access to diabetic retinopathy screening and to improve its accuracy. But it’s less clear how AI will work in the physician’s office or other clinical settings, the team said. Pixabay

To test this theory, ten ophthalmologists (four general ophthalmologists, one trained outside the US, four retina specialists, and one retina specialist in training) were asked to read images with and without algorithm assistance.

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Without assistance, general ophthalmologists are significantly less accurate than the algorithm, while retina specialists are not significantly more accurate than the algorithm.

With assistance, general ophthalmologists match but do not exceed the model’s accuracy, while retina specialists start to exceed the model’s performance. (IANS)