Maha elections: IMA releases health manifesto to make politicians aware on medical issues

As Maharashtra prepares to go to the polls. Netas are organising big rallies, going on door-to-door visits, making poll promises and giving out sops. They are doing everything to make each vote count. As the election is just 10 days away, the political atmosphere in the state is palpable

Maha elections: IMA releases health manifesto to make politicians aware on medical issuesAll the political parties are unveiling their manifesto and the vision about Maharashtra. A manifesto generally gives a person a rough idea about what the party will do once they come into power. Doctors across Maharashtra are gearing up to meet the candidates across the political spectrum, to make them aware about the health scenario […]

“NMC Bill defies the principles of democracy,” states IMA President-elect

The Indian Medical Association, a strong association of 3 lakh doctors of modern medicine across India, has been fighting against it. From January 2, 2018 to date, IMA has been fighting against this draconian, unjust and cruel act. This article explains why the IMA is opposed to the NMC Bill

“NMC Bill defies the principles of democracy,” states IMA President-electThe Government of India recently demolished the Medical Council of India (MCI), the quasi-judicial body, which has been in force since 1939. On 30th December 2017, the Central Government announced a bill, the National Medical Commission (NMC) in place of the Medical Council of India. The new bill got its approval in the Lok Sabha […]

Indian Medical Association calls off nationwide strike

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) emergency action committee had proclaimed on Sunday a nationwide withdrawal of services on Thursday, August 08. Medical students and resident doctors are on the warpath against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill. They have now decided to postpone the withdrawal of services till a later date

Indian Medical Association calls off nationwide strikeA delegation of IMA under the leadership of IMA National President, Dr Santanu Sen along with other senior leaders, medical student representatives and junior doctors met with Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare. In view of the certain clarifications and assurances given by him and considering the prevailing situation in Jammu […]

NMC Bill: OPD’s to remain shut, IMA to launch hunger strike on July 31

Protesting against the passing of the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill in Lok Sabha on Monday, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has decided to launch a token strike. IMA will withdraw non-essential services from Wednesday, July 31 at 6 a.m. till Thursday, August 01 morning at 6 a.m.

NMC Bill: OPD’s to remain shut, IMA to launch hunger strike on July 31The Indian Medical Association has come to loggerheads with the Union government on the critical issue of National Medical Commission Bill As the NMC Bill has been cleared in Lok Sabha. The IMA has decided to launch a token strike to protest against the mov IMA has decided to withdraw all the non-essential services from […]

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 […]

Doctors, government come to an impasse over NMC Bill

Meanwhile, resident doctors from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and medical students across the country have launched a protest against the NMC Bill. The medical students have already shown the dissent against the government's proposal

Doctors, government come to an impasse over NMC BillThe standoff between the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and the Union government is likely to be aggravated  The IMA has decided to oppose the Nation Medical Commission Bill 2019, which has been introduced in the parliament  by Union Health Minister  IMA alleges the government is legalising quackery by empowering community health providers to practice medicine endangering […]

IMA Pune to rope in medical students to train with senior doctors

The IMA Pune is roping in resident doctors and other medical students, who will get a chance to observe senior doctors working. The students will be working with practising doctors of the IMA, who, in turn, will teach communication skills, and will help them in paper presentation related work

IMA Pune to rope in medical students to train with senior doctorsThe Indian Medical Association (IMA) Pune will now not just be limited to practising doctors. They are roping in resident doctors and other medical students as well. These medical students will get a chance to observe their senior doctors working. The students will be working with practising doctors of the IMA. The Pune IMA doctors […]

Exit exam: Medical fraternity welcomes Cabinet move, but medical students oppose

Union Cabinet approves National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill 2019. The Bill has two major amendments – the final MBBS exam will be treated as an exit exam for post-graduate courses, it has also decided to regulate 50 per cent seats in private medical colleges and deemed universities. The medical fraternity has accepted the decision and has welcomed the move

Exit exam: Medical fraternity welcomes Cabinet move, but medical students opposeWith an aim to bring down the stress levels of the medical aspirants in India and to make sure that the medical students will not be burdened with multiple exams the union cabinet has approved the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill 2019. Wherein, they will only be one NEET exam and final year MBBS results. […]

Final year MBBS exam will be exit exam: Union Cabinet approves National Medical Commission Bill

The Union Cabinet on July 17 approved the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2019 which aims to rework India’s medical education system. The Bill was contentious as it replaced the National Medical Commission with the Medical Council of India (MCI) and also repealed the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956

Final year MBBS exam will be exit exam: Union Cabinet approves National Medical Commission BillMajor reforms in Medical Education Sector – Cabinet approves setting up of a National Medical Commission The final year MBBS exam will serve as a licentiate exam for entrance to post graduate medical courses and as a screening test for foreign medical graduates. The Commission will regulate fee and all other charges for 50% seats […]

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 […]
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