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 […]

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Mutual trust will improve doctor-patient relationship’

Since ancient times, in India, doctors have been treated with respect and, sometimes, even worshipped like gods. Patients have believed, trusted and had enormous confidence in them. The faith has been so strong that the medical profession was regarded as a noble profession, and their work was honoured with recognition

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Mutual trust will improve doctor-patient relationship’However, the situation has changed drastically over the past few years. Over a decade, or so, patients have increasingly started losing faith and trust in doctors. This is a grim reality, which we cannot afford to ignore anymore. We have to accept this bitter truth, and work towards regaining the lost faith of patients. With […]

#DoctorAttack: Culprits to be imprisoned for 10 years under central law

The number of incidents relating to violence against doctors is increasing day-by-day; now in order to address this the union government has drafted a central law which will guarantee a strict punishment on the offenders

#DoctorAttack: Culprits to be imprisoned for 10 years under central lawThe recent attack on a doctor in Jorhat, Assam has shocked the medical fraternity. The violent incident claimed the doctor’s life. Dr Deben Dutta who was serving voluntarily for patient welfare group was lynched by a mob following the death of a patient. The doctor was not allowed by the mob to be taken to […]

#DoctorAttack: Union health minister approves draft on central act for violence against doctors

Union health minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan has given his approval to the draft of a central law to prevent assaults on doctors. He stated this during a press conference which was held on August 13. This is a positive step as doctors from the Indian Medical Association have been demanding this law since several years

#DoctorAttack: Union health minister approves draft on central act for violence against doctorsThe incidents of doctors attacks have been rising across the country and a centralised law is needed to address this issue. Various states have their own laws, but they prove inadequate and inefficient to bring justice to the victims. While speaking to the press, Dr Harsh Vardhan stated, “I want to convey to doctors that […]

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 […]

Mumbai: Doctors at KEM Hospital protest against violence on doctors

Senior and resident doctors at Mumbai’s civic-run KEM Hospital have organised a token protest to raise their voices against the increasing incidents of violent attacks on doctors in the country

Mumbai: Doctors at KEM Hospital protest against violence on doctorsSenior doctors from civic-run hospitals in Mumbai have come forward to lend their support to resident doctors. On Tuesday, July 23 held a token protest at KEM Hospital. Their demands were to beef up security arrangements across all civic and government-run hospitals and medical colleges. The protest was held to as a mark of solidarity […]

Doctor attack: Union govt holds first ever meeting to discuss central act for doctor’s security

On Friday, July 5, the union government had constituted a committee to discuss over the issues related to doctor’s security and the possibility of bringing in a Central Act to prevent violence against doctors. The committee held its first meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday, July 10. It was attended by health secretaries from Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

Doctor attack: Union govt holds first ever meeting to discuss central act for doctor’s securityThe committee was constituted to examine the pros and cons of bringing out a Central Legislation against the assaults on doctors on duty and clinical establishments. The health ministry has constituted a committee for the first time to look into the aspect of violence against doctors and whether a central act can be brought in […]

Govt sets up committee to discuss central act for doctor’s security

The central government has set up a committee to discuss the central act. In total, four Rajya Sabha MP’S have raised the issue of attacks on doctors and paramedics

Govt sets up committee to discuss central act for doctor’s security  Are doctors in our country safe and secure? It doesn’t appear to be so as the vicious cycle of violence against doctors shows no signs of slowing down. In what is now evident as a dangerous pattern of doctor attacks, the incidences are fast increasing day-by-day in the country. It has now reached a […]

‘Blacklist those who assault doctors’ says Hema Malini in the Lok Sabha

BJP MP from Mathura, Hema Malini raised the issue of attacks on doctors. The actor-turned-politician spoke in response to the growing atmosphere of violence against doctors in the country

‘Blacklist those who assault doctors’ says Hema Malini in the Lok SabhaThe incidence of violence against an intern doctor in Kolkata on June 10 saw a massive uprising of doctors across India. The protest which initially started in Kolkata gained the support of the medical fraternity from all corners of India. While speaking about this sensitive issue, BJP MP Hema Malini in Lok Sabha, said, “My […]

Union Health Ministry collecting data on incidents of attacks on doctors in India

As the number of attacks on doctors is increasing doctors say they work under 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 state, but the conviction rate is quite low

Union Health Ministry collecting data on incidents of attacks on doctors in IndiaAfter several doctors MP’s raised the issue of increasing attack on doctors and medical professionals in the country, the Union Health Ministry is now collecting the data on the instances of doctors attack in India. Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey while replying to a written question in Rajya Sabha […]
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