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 MBSS 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Bill was contentious as it replaced the National Medical Commission with the Medical Council of India (MCI) and also repealed the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956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 MBSS 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 […]

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 […]

#DoctorsDay: Maha IMA in process of compiling exclusive registry on doctor attacks

The Maharashtra IMA is currently in the process of creating a one-of-a-kind registry on doctor attacks. This will compile incidences where doctors were attacked and how it happened. The ‘violence registry’ will be completed within two to three months

#DoctorsDay: Maha IMA in process of compiling exclusive registry on doctor attacksAt the moment, no such registry is being maintained across the country. This ‘violence registry’ will contain the names of those who have attacked doctors in the past and suspected people, as well. Incidents of manhandling, assaults, brutal attacks, and verbal altercation will be mentioned in the registry. The registry will provide details of the […]

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 […]

As Kolkata doctors call off strike, SC defers hearing on doctors’ security

The Supreme Court Tuesday deferred the hearing on a plea seeking protection of doctors in government hospitals, saying since doctors have called off their strike in West Bengal and other states, there is no urgency to hear the matter. It has promised to keep open the ‘larger issue’ of their safety

As Kolkata doctors call off strike, SC defers hearing on doctors’ securityDoctors in West Bengal on Monday (June 17) called off the 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. The junior doctors, in a statement said, “After an enormous movement, the meeting and […]

‘Only one conviction in nine years under Maharashtra Medicare Act,’ states IMA

The Association of Medical Consultants (AMC) has expressed solidarity with the doctors in West Bengal and supports the Indian Medical Association on its one-day strike

‘Only one conviction in nine years under Maharashtra Medicare Act,’ states IMAThe Association of Medical Consultants in a statement, said, ‘We are shocked by the horrific violence against doctors in West Bengal and the total lack of response from the state government. We strongly condemn the lack of security of doctors, a problem which has now become endemic and is threating to shake the roots of […]

IMA Pune appeals to people to raise awareness on doctor’s attacks

IMA Pune has appealed housing societies and all non-medico professionals to support the protest in Pune. Institutions like the College of Engineering Pune (COEP), BITS-Pilani student Union from the city have showed support to the protest

IMA Pune appeals to people to raise awareness on doctor’s attacksIn a recent incident in West Bengal, Dr Paribha Mukherjee, a young doctor was brutally attacked by a violent mob at NRS Medical College, Kolkata. As part of protest doctors in the country have launched a protest. Dharna/protest meetings is organised by the state units of IMA, a majority of government hospitals across India and […]
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