Winter session: Assault on doctors bill likely to be tabled in Parliament

The union government will be table the draft legislation titled ‘The Healthcare Services Personnel and Clinical Establishments (Prohibition of violence and violence and damage to property) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha. This draft was prepared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Winter session: Assault on doctors bill likely to be tabled in ParliamentThere has been an increase in violence against doctors and medical professionals which has been witnessed across the country. The attack on a resident doctor in Kolkata was one of the prominent cases with doctors going on strike in the state of West Bengal. Recommendations were invited for the draft legislation of the Healthcare Services […]

Resident doctors at Sion Hospital seek counselling after doctor attack

A resident doctor was manhandled by relatives of a deceased patient on Monday, August 12. After this incident, many resident doctors fear for their lives and are working in an environment of anxiety and tension. In order to address this issue, doctors from Sion MARD have decided that each resident doctor needs to undergo counselling to help them cope with work

Resident doctors at Sion Hospital seek counselling after doctor attackOn Monday, August 12, a 70-year-old woman was brought in for treatment. Her health eventually deteriorated and she passed away on the same day. The relatives of the woman blamed the resident doctor and alleged medical negligence. 25 people from their deceased patient’s family had come into the hospital to attack the doctor. They pushed […]

Doctor attacks: Senior doctor starts petition on Change.org to #SaveTheDoctor

You can be an agent of positive change by signing this petition seeking strict implementation and enforcement of specific statutes deterring violence against doctors in all Indian states

Doctor attacks: Senior doctor starts petition on Change.org to #SaveTheDoctorEver since the Kolkata doctor attack, the number of attacks on doctors is increasing by the day. Doctors are living under constant fear. Doctors feel that their life is at stake while they save the life of their patients. They have been recent attacks over doctors in the country, but the conviction rate is quite […]

Central MARD doctors to meet CM Devendra Fadnavis to discuss doctor’s security  

Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) are likely be meet Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis next week. The MARD delegation will submit a written appeal to CM Fadnavis to address their security concerns in the government and civic-run hospitals across the state

Central MARD doctors to meet CM Devendra Fadnavis to discuss doctor’s security  In the wake of a recent attack on doctors and security staff inside Mumbai’s civic-run Nair hospital, the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) has decided to meet Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis next week. The MARD delegation will express their concerns on the security of the resident doctors while providing medical treatment While speaking to […]

IMA ponders possible solutions to deal with doctor attacks

In a recent meeting of the doctors and hospital owners in Pune, some IMA members suggested very significant suggestions. Some of the key points from the discussion will be in the line of action in the near future

IMA ponders possible solutions to deal with doctor attacksThe hooligans and crowd attacking the doctor community is a thing of fear these days. Every day, in any nook or corner of India, a doctor or a nurse or any health worker, in a hospital is attacked. These attacks may be of any form, it could be verbal abuse, slapping, beating, injuring, or maybe […]

Pimpri Chinchwad: Dentist and 2 others assaulted by patient’s relatives   

The incident took place on in the Sangvi area of Pimpri-Chinchwad on Tuesday, July 02. In a violent rage, the relatives of the patient attacked the dentist, the receptionist and the father of the dentist. This incidence adds to the list of a growing number of incidents of doctor attacks

Pimpri Chinchwad: Dentist and 2 others assaulted by patient’s relatives   The victims were brutally kicked and punched in the private clinic. Two people were arrested by the police in relation to the attack. The daughter of the accused was seeking treatment under the dentist. They had taken an appointment for Tuesday night from the doctor. But the dentist arrived early in the evening on Tuesday, […]

Doctors creates new rendition of ‘Sonu Song’ to doctor-patient relationship

After Bewafa Sonam became popular across every section of the Internet, a Sonu with trust issues gained popularity through a Marathi song ‘Sonu tule mahyavar bharosa nay ka’ (Sonu don’t you trust me). When the song became viral on the Internet, everyone came up with their own versions of it. But now Baner Balewadi Medical Association has created a song explaining doctor-patient relationship

Doctors creates new rendition of ‘Sonu Song’ to doctor-patient relationshipAfter Bewafa Sonam became popular across every section of the Internet, a Sonu with trust issues gained popularity through a Marathi song ‘Sonu tule mahyavar bharosa nay ka’ (Sonu don’t you trust me). When the song became viral on the Internet, everyone came up with their own versions of it. But now Baner Balewadi Medical Association has […]

#DoctorsDay: Resident doctors at Hindu Rao Hospital go on strike to protest attack against colleague

The strike entered its second day; the doctors went on strike on Sunday, June 30. After the death of a patient at Hindu Rao Hospital, in Delhi, the relatives went into a frenzy; they manhandled doctors and broke hospital equipment

#DoctorsDay: Resident doctors at Hindu Rao Hospital go on strike to protest attack against colleagueIt is a sad reminder that even though we are observing Doctor’s Day on July 01, the incidents of violence against doctors keep increasing. Relatives become embolden and the innocent doctors have to bear the brunt of their anger. The shocking incident took place on Saturday, June 29. At the moment, only emergency services are […]

MP Shrikant Shinde raises the issue of doctors’ attacks in Lok Sabha

Two doctors were injured last week in a brutal attack in NRS Hospital in Kolkata, West Bengal. In response to this protests had erupted across the country. Doctors across India had taken part in a token strike on Monday, June 17

MP Shrikant Shinde raises the issue of doctors’ attacks in Lok SabhaThe country is also facing a severe shortage of doctors with a skewed ratio between doctors and patient. The health infrastructure needs to be developed and a central law needs to be brought in to punish the perpetrators of doctors’ attacks. Shrikant Shinde, Shiv Sena MP from Kalyan, Maharashtra raised the issue of increasing attack […]

Hospitals in Pune utilise new strategic approaches to address security concerns

Doctors in West Bengal on Monday (June 17) called off their strike soon after meeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The logjam ended after seven days of agitation, which was caused after an attack on junior doctor in Kolkata’s NRS Hospital. Hospitals across the country are taking proactive steps to prevent doctors violence. Hospitals in Pune also have come up with ideas which could work as a solution

Hospitals in Pune utilise new strategic approaches to address security concernsRecruiting more bouncers, taking video consent, forming quick response team of doctors, issuing consent forms for even an injection, screening patients before entry, appointing more number of medical counsellors are new strategies hospitals are already increasingly implementing in the wake of rising security concerns. Dr Meenakshi Deshpande, a gynaecologist from Pune, said, “These days we […]
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