#Savethedoctors: Doctors from Maharashtra protest over Kolkata doctor attack

Doctors and medical professionals in Kolkata have launched a massive protest after an intern doctor at a government medical college and hospital in the city was beaten up and left with a fractured skull over the death of a 75-year-old patient

#Savethedoctors: Doctors from Maharashtra protest over Kolkata doctor attackJunior doctors are on strike at all state-run medical institutions in West Bengal today after a doctor at a government hospital in Kolkata was assaulted on June 11 over alleged negligence. The assaulted doctor is in critical condition and was beaten up by relatives of a patient who died at the hospital. Doctors from AIIMS […]

Mumbai: Association of Medical Consultant releases patient-doctor manifesto

The Manifesto highlights the rights of both patients and doctors. It helps set the perimeter of their mutual relationship and conduct on 17 different aspects. It is expected to trigger a positive discourse in the doctor-patient relationship which has been marred by distrust and acrimony in India in recent years

Mumbai: Association of Medical Consultant releases patient-doctor manifestoIndia’s first-ever “Patient & Doctor Rights Manifesto” defining the various aspects of doctor-patient relationship authored by the Mumbai-based surgeons Dr Aparna Govil Bhasker and Dr Debraj Shome was released to the Indian people. Dr Vipin Checker, President of the Association of Medical Consultants,  formally launched the document. Dr. Lalit Kapoor who is the founder of […]

Kolhapur: Doctor assaulted by angry relatives after patient’s death  

In a fresh incident of violence against of doctors, a resident doctor was assaulted in a government hospital in Kolhapur by angry relatives of a prisoner who was brought in for treatment

Kolhapur: Doctor assaulted by angry relatives after patient’s death   The incident took place on Friday morning at Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Government Medical College. A resident doctor who was on duty in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) was beaten up by the angry relatives of the patient after the patient’s death. A prisoner named Akshay Kondekar, was brought to the hospital in the wee […]

Aurangabad: Ghati Hospital resident doctors call off mass bunk

Resident doctors agreed to resume their duty after speaking with the hospital administration. They had organised this mass bunk in response to an assault on one of their colleagues

Aurangabad: Ghati Hospital resident doctors call off mass bunkOn Wednesday, April 25, Dr Harshad Chavan was manhandled by a group of 20 odd men who were accompanying a patient at Aurangabad’s Ghati Hospital. To show their solidarity against this attack, 322 resident doctors who work at the hospital had organised a mass bunk. They have not joined their duty since past three two […]

Aurangabad: Resident doctor attacked by angry mob, colleagues on mass bunk

In a fresh case of assault on doctors, on Wednesday, April 25, a resident doctor working at Ghati Hospital, Aurangabad was attacked during his night rounds

Aurangabad: Resident doctor attacked by angry mob, colleagues on mass bunkDr Harshad Chavan had asked a group of 20 odd men who were accompanying a patient, to vacate the ward and wait outside, upon this they lost their cool and began to beat the doctor. In retaliation of this attack, 322 resident doctors who work at the hospital have organised a mass bunk. They have […]

Suspect in doctor’s assault case commits suicide inside police station in Dhule

According to police, relatives have refused to accept suspect Pradeep’s dead body. Relatives demand they will take the body only after an FIR is registered against the doctors.

Suspect in doctor’s assault case commits suicide inside police station in DhuleIn a dramatic twist to the Dhule doctor assault case, suspect arrested in the case allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself inside a local police station. The suspect identified as Pradeep Vetal, was taken into custody, after a resident doctor from Dhule civil hospital Dr Rohan Mhamunkar was allegedly mercilessly beaten up by Vetal and […]

Are the resident doctors safe in the state?

In 2015, when the series of attack on doctors took place, Maharashtra Resident Doctors Association (MARD) had demanded to conduct a security audit of all medical college. In total they were 44 attacks from January 2015 till August 2016

Are the resident doctors safe in the state?The Minister of Medical Education assured that he will provide a healthy environment for resident doctors to do their work and decided to deploy extra security forces in the all medical colleges. They have also planned to appoint Pravin Dixit, former director general to review of security audit of college campus. Vipul Mhamunkar, younger brother […]

This is the law which protects doctors in Maharashtra 

Maharashtra Medicare Services Persons and Medicare Service Institution (Prevention of Violence and Damage or Loss to Property). This law was promulgated on 30th March 2009 It extends to the whole of the State of Maharashtra. It shall come into force at once

This is the law which protects doctors in Maharashtra The law states that: Any act of violence against a Medicare Service Person or damage or loss to the property in a Medicare Service Institution, shall be prohibited Any offender, who commits or attempts to commit or abets or incites the commission of any act of violence in contravention of the provisions of section 3, […]

With the law only on paper, it fails to deter patient’s kin. Doctors continue to remain vulnerable to attacks

The recent attack on resident Doctor in Maharashtra, has once again raised doubt - is the Law to safeguard the caregivers enough? Due to lack of awareness and implementation, the act - Maharashtra Medicare Services Persons and Medicare Services Institutions (Prevention of Violence and Damage or loss to Property) Ordinance 2009 - has failed to deter patient’s kin

With the law only on paper, it fails to deter patient’s kin. Doctors continue to remain vulnerable to attacks“We are aware about the law, we have taken swift action. 9 people have been booked under attempt to murder case” Additional SP Dhule Chandrakant Gawli said, After the growing demand, and sustained pressure from the medical Fraternity, on 30th March 2009, state government had promulgated the act, “Maharashtra Medicare Services Persons and Medicare Services Institutions (Prevention […]

Once again, doctor brutally attacked by angry relatives. Doctors across the state agitated

We have always been soft targets, Doctors are at the forefront when it comes to dealing with patients and relatives. The biggest worry is when mob is allowed inside the hospital. It becomes difficult to handle mob in such cases and our life is endangered. Condemning the attack, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) Maharashtra said will stand strongly with the doctor who was brutally attacked

Once again, doctor brutally attacked by angry relatives. Doctors across the state agitatedA doctor’s advice to shift a patient with a severe head injury to a tertiary care hospital, cost the orthopaedic resident doctor his left eye. Dr Rohan Mhamunkar, a resident doctor from Dhule Civil hospital was mercilessly beat him up with rods and cots on Sunday night by patients relatives. Dr Rohan (31), was on the duty, […]