IMA to set-up national level task force to deal with obesity crisis

In its meeting which was held on Friday, June 15 has decided to form a task force which will aim at curbing obesity in the country. The task force will be formed under the leadership of Dr Shashank Shah, a senior bariatric surgeon from Pune

IMA to set-up national level task force to deal with obesity crisisAs obesity in India is on the rise, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has announced to form a national level task force with an objective to curb obesity in India. A recently conducted study concludes that obesity in adults as well as children is becoming acute, which also highlighted obesity is more common among women […]

Sexual health: Indian Medical Association to launch initiative to dispel taboos

This is the first of its kind initiative launched by a medical association and it’s a Pan India Eduinformational Programme.  Noted sexual health physician and counsellor, attached to Sir JJ Group of Hospitals and Mumbai Police Hospital Prof Dr Deepak Jumani has been appointed as the Chairman for this Initiative

Sexual health: Indian Medical Association to launch initiative to dispel taboosIMA National President,  Dr Ravi Wankhedkar shall be launching an Initiative for Sexual Health, an initiative for over 3 and half lakh doctors, all the members of IMA to motivate them to dispel the taboo associated with this subject. The initiative shall be inaugurated by Chief Guest Dr Ravi Wankhedkar Additional  Director General of Police […]

#DoctorsNotGuineaPigs: ‘Not a doctor’s place to be a food taster’

Today, Indian Medical Association (IMA) doctors from Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh have taken a stand against an archaic colonial era rule which requires doctors to taste the test and test the food being served to VIP and VVIP during their visit to a place. My Medical Mantra spoke to senior doctors to know about their take on this vexing issue

#DoctorsNotGuineaPigs: ‘Not a doctor’s place to be a food taster’They have written a letter, voicing their displeasure over this practice to the Madhya Pradesh government and union government. The purpose behind this rule was to make sure that the food was not contaminated or poisoned, but today it is needless and demeaning to doctors. In a show of solidarity, the Maharashtra Association of Resident […]

#DoctorsNotGuineaPigs: Doctors associations lend their support to IMA doctors in MP

Doctors from Gwalior had written a letter to Madhya Pradesh and union government making their stand clear that they will not eat or taste food meant for the VVIPS. Now these sentiments have been echoed by the doctors associations from different parts of the country, including the Indian Medical Association in Delhi

#DoctorsNotGuineaPigs: Doctors associations lend their support to IMA doctors in MPDoctors from the Indian Medical Association, Madhya Pradesh have taken a stand and refused to be guinea pigs for VVIPs and VIPs. The Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD), the Maharashtra Association of Gazetted Medical Officers (MAGMO) and Federation of all India Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) have all lent their support of the doctors from […]

#DoctorsNotGuineaPigs: Gwalior doctors refuse to play guinea pigs to VVIPs

The doctors have refused to play guinea pigs to the VVIPs and the VIPs. Expressing their displeasure, the doctors from the Indian Medical association, Madhya Pradesh, have written a letter to the Madhya Pradesh government and the union government. They have made it clear to the government, that henceforth, the doctors will not eat and certify the food meant for the VVIPs

#DoctorsNotGuineaPigs: Gwalior doctors refuse to play guinea pigs to VVIPs“We are doctors; we will not eat and certify the food meant for the VVIP-VIPs (Very Important Person). Why do doctors always need to eat and certify the food? We will not do this,” states a letter written by Indian Medical Association (IMA), Madhya Pradesh. Fed up with a 200-year-old colonial rule, the doctors have […]

IMA questions efficacy of generic drugs

The IMA had stated generic drugs have been given the biggest thrust by us. We have always maintained the policy of ‘One company one drug one price’ which has been neglected by the central government

IMA questions efficacy of generic drugsMiffed by PM Narendra Modi’s remark on Indian doctors in London, doctors from the Indian Medical Association (IMA) had protested by wearing black ribbons at their workplace on Thursday. It is with deep regret that we put on record our condemnation in the strongest possible words to the recent comments made by our honourable Prime […]

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 […]

Doctor attack: Bring ‘Assault on Medicare Act’ under IPC, demands IMA

During the month of March, Maharashtra witnessed two cases of doctors being attacked within a span of 15 days. The first incident is occurred on March 23 where a resident doctor was attacked at DY Patil Medical College in Pune. The second incident took place on March 31 at Mumbai’s Gokuldas Tejpal Hospital, wherein two family members of a patient attacked a first-year resident doctor who was on duty  

Doctor attack: Bring ‘Assault on Medicare Act’ under IPC, demands IMASince January 2015 to August 2016, 44 cases of doctor’s attack have been reported in total reported. In the year 2016, 198 cases were reported, where doctors were attacked either by the patients relatives or by the patient themselves. As per WHO data in 2014, 600 doctors in 19 countries were attacked while they were […]

NMC Bill: IMA asks doctors to prepare for direct action

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) officer bearers had a meeting with Union Health minister, J P Nadda in Delhi on Monday, April 02. Various issues pertaining to PCPNDT Act and violence against the doctors were discussed in the meeting. After which, the IMA, had asked all of its members to prepare for direct action at a short notice

NMC Bill: IMA asks doctors to prepare for direct actionIMA will be closely monitoring the movement of the NMC Bill in parliament. As mandated in the IMA Mahapanchayat , if the NMC Bill is forced upon the medical fraternity by the Lok Sabha, IMA will declare complete withdrawal of services by all modern medicine doctors throughout the country with immediate effect. Intensify political lobbying […]

NMC Bill: Allopathy and homeopathy doctors clash over ‘bridge course’

All India Homeopathy Doctors Federation have launched a massive agitation in Mumbai, backing the bridge course for AYUSH doctors. The doctors have warned the government, that if their demands are not accepted, they will start a nationwide agitation

NMC Bill: Allopathy and homeopathy doctors clash over ‘bridge course’The All India Homeopathy Doctors Federation launched a massive protest in Mumbai on Monday, April 02 Their demand is not to amend the draft of the proposed NMC Bill and government should consider the old draft which had given them the permission to practice allopathy. Homeopathy doctors have threatened to intensify their protest, if the […]
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