NMC Bill row: AIIMS doctors invite JP Nadda for a debate

The AIIMS Resident Doctors' Association (RDA) wrote to JP Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare and invited him for an open debate on the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill

NMC Bill row: AIIMS doctors invite JP Nadda for a debateThe National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2017, which was approved by the Union Cabinet on December 18, is to set up a new and transparent system of regulating healthcare.  However, Indian Medical Association (IMA) opposes the bill. It says that the newly introduced bill is flawed then the old one. Informing about the government’s decision in […]

NMC Bill row: NITI Aayog says doctors supported, IMA differs

On Wednesday, in an extensive interaction with economists and experts on ‘Economic Policy- the Road Ahead' in Delhi, the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill was discussed in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. While briefing about the meeting, Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman of the NITI Aayog said, the NMC Bill was supported by all the experts including the doctors. But as per IMA this is factually wrong

NMC Bill row: NITI Aayog says doctors supported, IMA differsThe National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2017, which was approved by the Union Cabinet on December 18, is to set up a new and transparent system of regulating healthcare.  However, Indian Medical Association (IMA) opposes the bill. It says that the newly introduced bill is flawed then the old one. Informing about the government’s decision in […]

NMC Bill: ‘If our demands are not met, we will protest’

After much hue and cry over the National Commission Bill which was sent to the standing committee for recommendations. On Monday, the AIMS doctors discussed it in detail. Here are the highlights of the discussion

NMC Bill: ‘If our demands are not met, we will protest’The National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2017, which was approved by the Union Cabinet on December 18, is to set up a new and transparent system of regulating healthcare.  However, Indian Medical Association (IMA) opposes the bill. It says that the newly introduced bill is flawed then the old one. Informing about the government’s decision in […]

Karnataka: Doctors strike called off

The Karnataka government stared at a crisis, after 20,000 doctors launched an indefinite strike against some provisions of the Private Medical Establishments (Amendment) Bill. They demanded that the Siddaramaiah government drop at least four contentious proposals in the bill. However, the doctors have called off the strike, after their demands were approved

Karnataka: Doctors strike called offIn a step to make healthcare affordable, the Karnataka government decided to fix the rates for different types of treatments and bed charges in private hospitals and nursing homes. The bill, Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (Amendment) Bill 2017, which has been placed on the floor in the house, empowers the state government to fix rates, […]

20,000 Karnataka doctors on indefinite strike

On Thursday, around 20,000 doctors in Bengaluru, joined an indefinite strike, demanding that at least four of the 14 proposals in the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (amendment) Bill, 2017, be dropped. The strike will be called off, once the government approves the demands

20,000 Karnataka doctors on indefinite strikeThe Karnataka government stared at a crisis on Thursday after 20,000 doctors launched an indefinite strike against some provisions of the Private Medical Establishments (Amendment) Bill. They demanded that the Siddaramaiah government drop at least four contentious proposals in the bill. The doctors joined colleagues from at least 14 other districts who were already protesting […]

Assam makes mandatory to take care of parents, Will Maha follow suit?

The Assam Government passed a bill and made it mandatory for the state government employees to take care of their parents and dependent siblings. While most say it is a good step, some experts believe giving tax benefits to those who look after their parents will be a better option

Assam makes mandatory to take care of parents, Will Maha follow suit?The Assam government, on Friday, passed a bill in the state and made it mandatory for the state government employees to take care of their parents and dependent siblings. If not, a 10 per cent is to be deducted from their salary. The Bill, PRANAM (Parental Responsibility And Norms for Accountability and Monitoring) was passed unanimously owing to […]