NMC Bill: OPD’s to remain shut, IMA to launch hunger strike on July 31

Protesting against the passing of the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill in Lok Sabha on Monday, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has decided to launch a token strike. IMA will withdraw non-essential services from Wednesday, July 31 at 6 a.m. till Thursday, August 01 morning at 6 a.m.

NMC Bill: OPD’s to remain shut, IMA to launch hunger strike on July 31The Indian Medical Association has come to loggerheads with the Union government on the critical issue of National Medical Commission Bill As the NMC Bill has been cleared in Lok Sabha. The IMA has decided to launch a token strike to protest against the mov IMA has decided to withdraw all the non-essential services from […]

Doctor attacks: Senior doctor starts petition on Change.org to #SaveTheDoctor

You can be an agent of positive change by signing this petition seeking strict implementation and enforcement of specific statutes deterring violence against doctors in all Indian states

Doctor attacks: Senior doctor starts petition on Change.org to #SaveTheDoctorEver since the Kolkata doctor attack, the number of attacks on doctors is increasing by the day. Doctors are living under constant fear. Doctors feel that their life is at stake while they save the life of their patients. They have been recent attacks over doctors in the country, but the conviction rate is quite […]

Resident doctors from AIIMS meet Dr Harsh Vardhan express reservations on NMC Bill

Resident doctors attached to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) met Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan on Friday, July 26. The doctors discussed the issues related to National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, and have submitted a memorandum to the Union Health Minister

Resident doctors from AIIMS meet Dr Harsh Vardhan express reservations on NMC BillAfter the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the resident doctors association (RDA), have come out to protest against the NMC Bill terming it as anti-poor. The deadlock on the NMC Bill between the doctors and the union government is expected to increase in coming days. Both the doctors and the government are at the loggerheads on […]

IMA Pune to rope in medical students to train with senior doctors

The IMA Pune is roping in resident doctors and other medical students, who will get a chance to observe senior doctors working. The students will be working with practising doctors of the IMA, who, in turn, will teach communication skills, and will help them in paper presentation related work

IMA Pune to rope in medical students to train with senior doctorsThe Indian Medical Association (IMA) Pune will now not just be limited to practising doctors. They are roping in resident doctors and other medical students as well. These medical students will get a chance to observe their senior doctors working. The students will be working with practising doctors of the IMA. The Pune IMA doctors […]

Exit exam: Medical fraternity welcomes Cabinet move, but medical students oppose

Union Cabinet approves National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill 2019. The Bill has two major amendments – the final MBBS exam will be treated as an exit exam for post-graduate courses, it has also decided to regulate 50 per cent seats in private medical colleges and deemed universities. The medical fraternity has accepted the decision and has welcomed the move

Exit exam: Medical fraternity welcomes Cabinet move, but medical students opposeWith an aim to bring down the stress levels of the medical aspirants in India and to make sure that the medical students will not be burdened with multiple exams the union cabinet has approved the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill 2019. Wherein, they will only be one NEET exam and final year MBBS results. […]

Final year MBBS exam will be exit exam: Union Cabinet approves National Medical Commission Bill

The Union Cabinet on July 17 approved the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2019 which aims to rework India’s medical education system. The Bill was contentious as it replaced the National Medical Commission with the Medical Council of India (MCI) and also repealed the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956

Final year MBBS exam will be exit exam: Union Cabinet approves National Medical Commission BillMajor reforms in Medical Education Sector – Cabinet approves setting up of a National Medical Commission The final year MBBS exam will serve as a licentiate exam for entrance to post graduate medical courses and as a screening test for foreign medical graduates. The Commission will regulate fee and all other charges for 50% seats […]

Adopt schools and counsel students on preventive healthcare, Vice President tells private hospitals

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has called upon private hospitals, medical colleges, nursing institutions and people in medical fraternity to adopt schools in their respective neighbourhoods and counsel the students on preventive healthcare

Adopt schools and counsel students on preventive healthcare, Vice President tells private hospitalsThe Vice President wants doctors, actors and media to adopt professional social responsibility. He stated this while inaugurating MGM Healthcare, a 400-bedded Super Specialty Hospital in Chennai Referring to the growing incidence of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), including cancer, heart disorders and diabetes, Naidu pointed out that modern lifestyle changes were aggravating NCDS. Naidu wanted the […]

IMA ponders possible solutions to deal with doctor attacks

In a recent meeting of the doctors and hospital owners in Pune, some IMA members suggested very significant suggestions. Some of the key points from the discussion will be in the line of action in the near future

IMA ponders possible solutions to deal with doctor attacksThe hooligans and crowd attacking the doctor community is a thing of fear these days. Every day, in any nook or corner of India, a doctor or a nurse or any health worker, in a hospital is attacked. These attacks may be of any form, it could be verbal abuse, slapping, beating, injuring, or maybe […]

Doctor attack: Union govt holds first ever meeting to discuss central act for doctor’s security

On Friday, July 5, the union government had constituted a committee to discuss over the issues related to doctor’s security and the possibility of bringing in a Central Act to prevent violence against doctors. The committee held its first meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday, July 10. It was attended by health secretaries from Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

Doctor attack: Union govt holds first ever meeting to discuss central act for doctor’s securityThe committee was constituted to examine the pros and cons of bringing out a Central Legislation against the assaults on doctors on duty and clinical establishments. The health ministry has constituted a committee for the first time to look into the aspect of violence against doctors and whether a central act can be brought in […]

Govt sets up committee to discuss central act for doctor’s security

The central government has set up a committee to discuss the central act. In total, four Rajya Sabha MP’S have raised the issue of attacks on doctors and paramedics

Govt sets up committee to discuss central act for doctor’s security  Are doctors in our country safe and secure? It doesn’t appear to be so as the vicious cycle of violence against doctors shows no signs of slowing down. In what is now evident as a dangerous pattern of doctor attacks, the incidences are fast increasing day-by-day in the country. It has now reached a […]