IMA meets Prakash Javadekar to discuss biomedical waste disposal

The 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, […]

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

The 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) […]

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IMA releases mental health guide for medical students

Entering 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, […]

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#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 […]

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Digital detox to recharge and reboot you

Feeling 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 […]

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Maha elections: IMA releases health manifesto to make politicians aware on medical issues

All 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 […]

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IMA expresses displeasure over revised rates of Ayushman Bharat

The 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. […]

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

The 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 […]

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“NMC Bill defies the principles of democracy,” states IMA President-elect

The 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 […]

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Indian Medical Association calls off nationwide strike

A 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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