IMA Pune designs first-of-its-kind medicolegal certification course for doctors

The current curriculum does not offer any dedicated course to medical students on medico-legal topics and future doctors start their practice with many ununderstandable areas related to it.  When medico legal cases are hampering doctor-patient relations, Indian Medical Association (IMA) Pune have come ahead to make doctors more aware on medicolegal issues

IMA Pune designs first-of-its-kind medicolegal certification course for doctorsIn order to make doctors more competent and confident while handling patients, IMA Pune had recently organised a certification course on medico-legal issues. The branch has also compiled material on the topic which is available on demand to any practicing doctor or medical student.  The course will be organised by IMA Pune on its demand […]

IMA soon to release guidebook on vaccines for doctors

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) is going to release a national guideline book on vaccination on November 17

IMA soon to release guidebook on vaccines for doctorsIn order to make doctors aware about new vaccines that are coming up, a national level guideline book named as ‘Life Course Vaccine: Paediatric to geriatric’ will be released. Dr Jayesh Lele, convenor of the vaccination committee and national secretary at the Hospital Board of India, IMA said, “There are many new vaccines that are […]

Medical Council of India ordinance has mala fide intention, states IMA

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) Action Committee in an emergency session in Mumbai condemned the supersession of the Medical Council of India (MCI) on Friday, September 28

Medical Council of India ordinance has mala fide intention, states IMAThis action of the Government at a juncture when the election to MCI has been announced is unwarranted and mala fide. The composition of the Board of Governors (BOG) itself is unacceptable. Directors of major National institutions would scarcely find time to administer more than 450 medical colleges and their post-graduate, under graduate courses. Moreover […]

IMA expresses concerns over patient’s rights charter to union govt

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has written a letter to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) expressing their grievances over certain shortcomings in the patient’s rights charter

IMA expresses concerns over patient’s rights charter to union govtThe IMA has stated that while the patient’s rights charter emphasises and addresses the rights of the patients. It fails to highlight the importance of the responsibilities a patient has towards healthcare providers. In a letter addressed to Dr Anil Kumar, Chief Medical Officer at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; IMA National President, […]

IMA redefines medical ethics

With the time, medical ethics are changing. Indian Medical Association (IMA) in its recently held conference in Kerala underlined the need to change and redefine medical ethics in the country

IMA redefines medical ethicsWhen the invasion of technology and advances in modern medicine has led to sea changes in the way patients are treated today, the guidelines regarding medical ethics have never been changed. It is for this very reason that IMA has come up with a document mentioning all the medical ethics that need to be adopted. […]

#HealthOfKerala: ‘For a moment, I felt that Kerala had drowned underwater’

Bharat Salunke says that he and his neighbours were shell-shocked as they did not expect the scale of devastation and life and loss of property would be so great. He said that they feared that they would die by drowning in the flood as the rain defied their expectations and was rapidly rising around them

#HealthOfKerala: ‘For a moment, I felt that Kerala had drowned underwater’“I had no idea had rained of for how long it had rained for, but the rain was continuously pouring outside and it just wouldn’t stop,” said Bharat Salunke, a 47-year-old man who was rescued from the second floor of his building by the authorities. He spoke how he felt that he and his neighbours […]

#HealthOfKerala: ‘Now I will have to rebuild my home, but how do I start?’

The devastating floods in Kerala have put its resident in extraordinary situations where there have lost virtually all that they ever had and owned. People are now struggling with basic necessities of daily life. Rebuilding a life from rock-bottom seems impossible at this moment in time

#HealthOfKerala: ‘Now I will have to rebuild my home, but how do I start?’“The rains have completely destroyed everything we had, our homes have gone, engulfed in the floodwaters, and now filled with muck. We have no clothes and it feels like everything has ended,” these are the words of Saraiamma, a 73-year-old woman from Aranmula, Pathanamthitta district. She lamented, “The torrential rains have finished taken everything we […]

#HealthOfKerala: Rehabilitation and public health a dual priority for Kerala

As efforts to restore essential services is going on parallel with relief and rescue in Kerala, it is important to take into the account the severity of the natural calamity which has battered the state. As the fear of that an outbreak of disease is eminent, the role of the doctor is crucial in helping citizens in this time of crisis

#HealthOfKerala: Rehabilitation and public health a dual priority for KeralaThe threat of disease is now a key concern, given the lack of clean drinking water. Animal carcasses and mosquitoes raise the risks. The health ministry has set up 3,700 medical camps across the state and put six specialised medical teams on standby. The issue of rehabilitation is another vital subject which is playing a […]

#HealthOfKerela: ‘This is the first time, I have come back to my home after the flood’

As floodwaters drained and rains let off across the state on Monday, lakhs of people confined to relief camps or who became homeless struggled to bring back some similarity of normalcy to their lives

#HealthOfKerela: ‘This is the first time, I have come back to my home after the flood’Kerala got some respite from rain on Monday but the state faces the huge task of rehabilitation. 223 deaths have been reported and 10.28 lakh people are staying in 3274 relief camps, of which more than one lakh are kids below 12 years of age People who returned to whatever remained of their house have […]

#HealthOfKerala: Doctors from Maha prepare strategy for medical relief mission

The team of 100 doctors from Maharashtra have spilt themselves into three groups to cover more ground. As night falls, the doctors have chalked out a plan for the medical relief mission for Tuesday morning

#HealthOfKerala: Doctors from Maha prepare strategy for medical relief missionThe doctors from Maharashtra will have a long day ahead of them on Tuesday, August 21 as they carry out their task of providing medical relief and examining the flood-affected people in the state. Kerala has witnessed its worst floods in nearly a century. As water begins to recede in certain parts of the state, […]
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