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, […]

#NoMoreShor: Doctors and medical students spread awareness on ‘Green Diwali’

Diwali is a festival of celebration, love and extravagance and the thought of celebrating Diwali without crackers is one that is hard to imagine. However loud crackers cause a lot of distress for elderly people, young children, strays and pets not to mention the environment pollution caused by smoke and fumes. Diwali is a festival of lights and there are several alternative ways to celebrate the festival

#NoMoreShor: Doctors and medical students spread awareness on ‘Green Diwali’The season today, though, has also come to symbolize the bursting of loud and bright firecrackers. But this practice isn’t without consequence, and the pollution caused by the firecrackers, whether in the form of noise or air, is harmful to the environment.   This year, do the environment a favour and celebrate a clean and […]

Digital detox to recharge and reboot you

A digital detox is switching off electronic gadgets such as mobiles and smartphones, tablets, laptops, and computers for a certain period of time. This allows you to spend some screen-free time and enjoy whatever you are doing

Digital detox to recharge and reboot youFeeling anxious by just thinking about giving up your smartphone and missing out on social media updates for a day? It may not be as bad as you think – if you’re prepared. Dr Harish Shetty, consulting Psychiatrist at Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, explained, “Continuous use of smartphones and other gadgets can cause neck […]

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 […]

IMA expresses displeasure over revised rates of Ayushman Bharat

Earlier this week, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has revised the rates of packages in the Ayushman Bharat scheme. There has been an increase in the rate of 270 packages, addition of 237 new packages

IMA expresses displeasure over revised rates of Ayushman BharatThe Governing Board of National Health Authority took a serious note of that and decided to undertake an exercise to remove the aberrations and anomalies in the Health Benefits Packages. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has stated that it is not satisfied with the revised rates which have been included in the Ayushman Bharat scheme. […]

World Medical Association condemns the latest killing of a doctor in Assam

The rising tide of violence against health professionals across the world has been highlighted by the World Medical Association (WMA)  following the case of a 73-year-old doctor who was killed in Assam, India last week

World Medical Association condemns the latest killing of a doctor in AssamThe senior resident doctor was allegedly absent from duty when a tea planter was brought into the hospital in a critical condition. The worker subsequently died and according to reports, this led to an outbreak of violence, during which the doctor was violently attacked and died. WMA President Dr Leonid Eidelman said the case was […]

“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 […]
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