IMA collects 1,130 units of blood in blood donation drive

In order to commemorate Doctor’s Day and as part of its community outreach vision the Indian Medical Association (IMA) partnered with Abbott in India to conduct a blood donation drive across the company’s offices in India. This was a unique initiative as IMA branches all over India worked to conduct these camps and achieved a milestone of collecting 1,130 units of blood from 33 offices in 20 cities through donation by office staff of Abbott India

IMA collects 1,130 units of blood in blood donation driveStatistics suggest that India fell short of 1.9 units of blood in 2016-2017. If this shortage had been taken care of, it could have aided more than 320,000 heart surgeries or 49,000 organ transplants, according to official data. To put it in perspective, on an average, about six units of blood is needed for open […]

Ayushman Bharat: IMA signs partnership agreement with govt

Difference over pricing rates of Ayushman Bharat package rates still a point of contention among the two

Ayushman Bharat: IMA signs partnership agreement with govtIMA signed a partnership agreement with the Government on Ayushman Bharat. IMA National President Dr Ravi S Wankhedkar and Honorary Secretary General, Dr R N Tandon led the team. After three hours of hard negotiations IMA agreed to take up the major responsibility of facilitating the empanelment of small and medium private hospitals. The differences […]

IMA launches online survey to assess stress levels and suicide risk among doctors

An online survey to assess the stress levels and suicide risks among medical students and doctors was launched today. This will hopefully give IMA a clearer picture about the extent of the issues, the unmet needs of the medical community in India and pointers for the most popular interventions requested by medicos

IMA launches online survey to assess stress levels and suicide risk among doctorsStress among doctors and students in the medical fraternity have become a growing problem. In a recent survey carried out to understand the problems being faced by doctors, such as increased work pressure and stress related to it. The survey brought forth some interesting findings and highlighted the burdens being faced by doctors. In the […]

Ladakh: Maha doctors save passengers from chasm of death

Five doctors from Maharashtra have shown immense determination and went above their call of duty, to rescue four passengers who fell down a 500 metres deep gorge alongside a meandering road in Leh

Ladakh: Maha doctors save passengers from chasm of deathWith curves at every hundred meters, huge mountain ranges on one side and a steep, thousand feet deep valley on the other. Tanglangala pass, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, is the world’s second highest motor able road. On July 02, a group of five doctors, from Jalgaon, Maharashtra, were on their way […]

When patients become ‘life-takers’ for lifesavers

Doctors point out reasons which influence the attacks by the patients on doctors. An activist demands that state should improve the public healthcare facilities

When patients become ‘life-takers’ for lifesaversAccording to a recent report in the medical journal The Lancet, over 75 per cent of doctors have faced physical or verbal violence at work at least once in their life. Patients have become ‘life-takers’ of those who are lifesavers – think doctors these days. Recently, hundreds of doctors have gone on a strike and […]

#DoctorsNotGuineaPigs: ‘Not a doctor’s place to be a food taster’

Today, Indian Medical Association (IMA) doctors from Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh have taken a stand against an archaic colonial era rule which requires doctors to taste the test and test the food being served to VIP and VVIP during their visit to a place. My Medical Mantra spoke to senior doctors to know about their take on this vexing issue

#DoctorsNotGuineaPigs: ‘Not a doctor’s place to be a food taster’They have written a letter, voicing their displeasure over this practice to the Madhya Pradesh government and union government. The purpose behind this rule was to make sure that the food was not contaminated or poisoned, but today it is needless and demeaning to doctors. In a show of solidarity, the Maharashtra Association of Resident […]

#DoctorsNotGuineaPigs: Doctors associations lend their support to IMA doctors in MP

Doctors from Gwalior had written a letter to Madhya Pradesh and union government making their stand clear that they will not eat or taste food meant for the VVIPS. Now these sentiments have been echoed by the doctors associations from different parts of the country, including the Indian Medical Association in Delhi

#DoctorsNotGuineaPigs: Doctors associations lend their support to IMA doctors in MPDoctors from the Indian Medical Association, Madhya Pradesh have taken a stand and refused to be guinea pigs for VVIPs and VIPs. The Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD), the Maharashtra Association of Gazetted Medical Officers (MAGMO) and Federation of all India Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) have all lent their support of the doctors from […]

#DoctorsNotGuineaPigs: Gwalior doctors refuse to play guinea pigs to VVIPs

The doctors have refused to play guinea pigs to the VVIPs and the VIPs. Expressing their displeasure, the doctors from the Indian Medical association, Madhya Pradesh, have written a letter to the Madhya Pradesh government and the union government. They have made it clear to the government, that henceforth, the doctors will not eat and certify the food meant for the VVIPs

#DoctorsNotGuineaPigs: Gwalior doctors refuse to play guinea pigs to VVIPs“We are doctors; we will not eat and certify the food meant for the VVIP-VIPs (Very Important Person). Why do doctors always need to eat and certify the food? We will not do this,” states a letter written by Indian Medical Association (IMA), Madhya Pradesh. Fed up with a 200-year-old colonial rule, the doctors have […]

Doctors Day: Work stress more now than earlier, state doctors

When all their non-medico friends settle down early and have achieved work-life balance, the doctors, on the other hand, have a different life trajectory. Many studies, conducted in recent years, show that doctors are handling a lot of stress.

Doctors Day: Work stress more now than earlier, state doctorsWhen a student opts for the field of medicine, s/he is not opting for the career option that is like any other which their non-medico peers may choose. A medical student has to study for more number of years, settle down late and has to handle an ample amount of workload. When their non-medico friends […]

Indian Medical Association rejects package rates of Ayushman Bharat

On Friday, June 22, the representatives of the Indian Medical Association had a meeting with Ayushman Bharat CEO, Indu Bhushan. After the meeting, the health ministry had issued a press release saying the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has fully backed the Ayushman Bharat Scheme

Indian Medical Association rejects package rates of Ayushman BharatThe Indian Medical Association has rejected package rates of Ayushman Bharat Health Scheme. IMA had an emergency meeting in Delhi, on Sunday, June 24. To discuss the packages rate offered under Ayushman Bharat. On June 22, the Health Ministry has issued a press release, saying Indian Medical Association has fully backed Ayushman Bharat Scheme. Barely […]
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