‘Bring back our friendly neighbourhood family physicians’

Sound health is a combination of physical, mental and social wellbeing. A state can be healthy only if every individual is physically and mentally fit and socially active. The one person who we can rely on to make us 100% fit with complete assurance is the friendly neighbourhood family physician

‘Bring back our friendly neighbourhood family physicians’A family doctor is like a friend who provides preventive care, teaches us to follow a healthy lifestyle, identifies and treats medical conditions on time. They become a guide who shows us the right path to lead a healthy life. However, today, family doctors hardly exist. The trend is to run to specialists even when […]

IMA meets Prakash Javadekar to discuss biomedical waste disposal

The representative of the Indian Medical Association met with union environment minister, Prakash Javadekar on November 28. They had a meeting with him regarding the high charges which are levied for the disposal of biomedical waste

IMA meets Prakash Javadekar to discuss biomedical waste disposalThe IMA members have asked the minister to lower the rates charged by biomedical waste plans or to run biomedical waste plans through the government. As patients are inadvertently affected due to this, as they have to pay these charges. My Medical Mantra Dr Anil Pachnekar, Vice President, Indian Medical Association, said, “At the moment, […]

IMA opposes government’s move to allow nurses, Anganwadi workers to supply drugs

Soon, community health officers, nurses, ASHA, anganwadi workers can supply drugs. The union health ministry has issued a notification on Wednesday, November 6, seeking suggestions and objections from stakeholders

IMA opposes government’s move to allow nurses, Anganwadi workers to supply drugsThe stakeholders will have to submit their reply within 45 days to the health ministry The notification issued by government states: ‘Drugs supplied by (i) Health Functionaries including Community Health Officers, Nurses, Auxiliary Nurse Midwives and Lady Health Visitors attached to Primary Health Centres/ Sub-Centres/ Health & Wellness Centres in rural and urban areas, (ii) […]

IMA releases mental health guide for medical students

The mental health of doctors is at a tipping point.  Since January, six medical students committed suicide. To reduce these cases, Indian Medical Association has prepared ‘Health and wellbeing guide for medical students’. The book will be helpful for the first-year students adjusting to the new environment

IMA releases mental health guide for medical studentsEntering into the medical field is itself a mammoth task. A student sacrifices everything to get an admission. But, the real struggle begins when he jumps in the pool, without knowing what he/she would be facing. For a young MBBS student, the environment is completely different. He interacts with a verse set of people. However, […]

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 […]
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