IMA members meet Girish Mahajan, demand more safety for doctors

Nearly 1,000 doctors from across the state attended the protest rally organised by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Friday morning. Doctors opined that there is an urgent need for government to ensure that environment remains conducive for doctors to treat patients, especially in public sector hospitals

IMA members meet Girish Mahajan, demand more safety for doctorsFriday morning was an unusual day at Mumbai’s Azad Maidan which saw well-known doctors from the city and across Maharashtra gathering to protest against the brutal attack on resident doctor in Dhule earlier this week. While usually it is the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) which has been at the helm of such protests […]

MARD doctors’ call for ‘mass bunk’ likely to disrupt medical services

MARD is a body of around 4,000 trainee doctors in Maharashtra, who attend medical emergency in government-run hospitals. It has announced mass bunking on March 17, which is likely to cripple medical services across the state

MARD doctors’ call for ‘mass bunk’ likely to disrupt medical servicesCondemning the Dhule incident where a resident doctor was brutally beaten up by a patient’s relatives and friends, Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) have called for ‘mass bunk’ on March 17. “We, at the Central MARD, condemn this coward act at Dhule Civil Hospital. We being doctors are doing our job, working endlessly to […]

Cardiologists fear shortage of stents after NPPA introduces price ceiling

As per NPPA’s decision, maximum retail price of bare metal stents (BMS) and drug eluting stents (DES) will be Rs7,623 and Rs31,080, respectively, inclusive of VAT and other local taxes

Cardiologists fear shortage of stents after NPPA introduces price ceilingA day after National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) fixed ceiling price of stents, fear of severe scarcity of stents worries cardiologists as leading stent manufacturers withdraw stents in name of relabeling products. NPPA on Monday announced price-cuts of life-saving coronary stents by up to 85% by capping them at Rs7,260 for bare metal ones and […]

Early diagnosis, full course treatment critical to cure leprosy, says IMA

Indian Medical Association (IMA), as a part of its Anti-Leprosy Movement, said vaccination with BCG partially protective for leprosy

Early diagnosis, full course treatment critical to cure leprosy, says IMAThe Indian Medical Association (IMA), as a part of its Anti-Leprosy Movement, has made stakeholders aware that the vaccination with BCG (Bacillus Calmette–Guérin) is partially protective for leprosy. Further, a single dose can give only 50% protection and two doses would give the additional cover. In a statement issued on the occasion of anti-leprosy day […]

IMA to launch nationwide protest against Centre’s exit exam proposal

Proposal makes it mandatory for medical students to clear National Exit Test (NEXT) to receive academic title ‘Doctor’

IMA to launch nationwide protest against Centre’s exit exam proposalIndian Medical Association (IMA) will launch a nationwide protest on February 1 against the Union Government’s plan to introduce exit exam after completing Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Science (MBBS) degree. On December 29, 2016, the Union Health Ministry announced the draft Indian Medical Council (amendment) Bill 2016, which makes it mandatory for medical […]

Backlog of medico-legal cases to welcome elected members of MMC

Post elections, newly elected doctors for Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) await state to nominate members to begin Council’s functioning

Backlog of medico-legal cases to welcome elected members of MMCPost elections, newly elected doctors for Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) are now awaiting state government to nominate members to begin Council’s functioning at earliest. Dr Shivkumar Utture, an IMA candidate who won elections, said, “We request government to nominate members at earliest as without that Council cannot start functioning. We are expecting Council to start […]

Ahead of Maharashtra Medical Council elections, IMA fears rigging

Indian Medical Association (IMA) writes to returning officer demanding vigilant supervision of elections, to be held on December 18

Ahead of Maharashtra Medical Council elections, IMA fears riggingAhead of the much-awaited Maharashtra Medical Council’s (MMC) elections, which will be held on Sunday, Indian Medical Association (IMA) has written a letter to returning officer expressing their concern over possible rigging of polls. IMA, the umbrella body of allopathy medicine practitioners, requested the RO to vigilantly supervise entire election process personally for fair and […]
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