#SaveMeritSaveNation: Medical students to protest against reservation at Azad Maidan

The protest will be held on Sunday, August 25 at Azad Maidan, the doctors and students will raise their voices against excess reservation being granted in medical education.  The protest will start at 11 am. The key aim of this protest is to demand #RightToEquality for all citizens

#SaveMeritSaveNation: Medical students to protest against reservation at Azad MaidanIn Maharashtra, the reservation was 52% till the academic year 2018-19. This included Constitutional reservations for Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) and also for various Other Backward Classes (OBCs) as well as the 2% given to Special Backward Classes (SBCs) in Maharashtra. In 2019-20, the reservation went up to 74%. This extraordinary situation […]

Maharashtra to continue with bridge course for AYUSH doctors

The state government has decided to continue with the bridge course for AYUSH doctors, which enables them to practice modern medicine. In the revised draft of the NMC Bill, the union government had asked the states to take a final decision on bridge course. From the past three days, homeopathy doctors are protesting at Azad Maidan in Mumbai, demanding inclusion of the bridge course in the NMC Bill

Maharashtra to continue with bridge course for AYUSH doctorsThe issue of bridge course for AYUSH doctors, which will enable and give them license to prescribe allopathy medicine, has been the core issue between the IMA doctors and the union government. Although the union government, after the standing committee on health’s recommendations excluded the bridge course from the NMC Bill amended draft. The centre […]

Mumbai farmers protest: Doctors and Mumbaikars help to heal injuries

After walking fort over six days, protesting farmers from across Maharashtra reached Mumbai. The ones, whose health is deteriorated, were treated. Also, the Mumbaikars joined their protest

Mumbai farmers protest: Doctors and Mumbaikars help to heal injuriesThousands of farmers from across Maharashtra, who started on a ‘Long March’ from Nashik last Tuesday, descended in south Mumbai’s Azad Maidan on Monday to press for their demands of unconditional loan waiver, and transfer of forest land to tribal farmers who have been tilling it for years. Many people have suffered foot injuries and […]

NMC Bill: ‘Our dreams will be unfulfilled’

The MBBS Students protested at the Azad Maidan against the NMC Bill. As per the students, they fear that their dream of becoming doctor will be crashed

NMC Bill: ‘Our dreams will be unfulfilled’On Friday, a bill for setting up a National Medical Commission that seeks to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI) was introduced in the Lok Sabha by Union health minister JP Nadda. However, IMA opposes the bill. Today, the state government sent it to the standing committee. Owing to which, today, The Indian Medical […]

‘Our next step is indefinite strike’, warns IMA

There has been a tussle between government and the doctors regarding the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill. The NMC Bill isn’t a good one according to the doctors and the IMA is strongly opposing it. Owing to which, the MBBS students are protesting at Azad Maidan, The IMA is holding General Body Meetings (GBM) at their offices across Maharashtra. Also, the IMA conducted a press conference regarding the same at Juhu in Mumbai

‘Our next step is indefinite strike’, warns IMAToday, The Indian Medical Association is observing a nationwide strike. As per the IMA, the National Medical Commission bill is anti-poor, anti-people, non-representative, undemocratic and anti-federal in character. “National Medical Commission (NMC) in the present form is not acceptable to us,” said a statement by Dr Parthiv Sanghvi, State Secretary, IMA. The doctors will not be […]

IMA members meet Girish Mahajan, demand more safety for doctors

Nearly 1,000 doctors from across the state attended the protest rally organised by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Friday morning. Doctors opined that there is an urgent need for government to ensure that environment remains conducive for doctors to treat patients, especially in public sector hospitals

IMA members meet Girish Mahajan, demand more safety for doctorsFriday morning was an unusual day at Mumbai’s Azad Maidan which saw well-known doctors from the city and across Maharashtra gathering to protest against the brutal attack on resident doctor in Dhule earlier this week. While usually it is the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) which has been at the helm of such protests […]