#DoctorsDay: Maha IMA in process of compiling exclusive registry on doctor attacks

The Maharashtra IMA is currently in the process of creating a one-of-a-kind registry on doctor attacks. This will compile incidences where doctors were attacked and how it happened. The ‘violence registry’ will be completed within two to three months

#DoctorsDay: Maha IMA in process of compiling exclusive registry on doctor attacksAt the moment, no such registry is being maintained across the country. This ‘violence registry’ will contain the names of those who have attacked doctors in the past and suspected people, as well. Incidents of manhandling, assaults, brutal attacks, and verbal altercation will be mentioned in the registry. The registry will provide details of the […]

3.5 lakh doctors to come together to spread awareness on organ donation

In order to raise awareness about organ donation among people throughout the nation, Apollo Hospitals (Navi Mumbai) has tied up with the women’s wing of the Indian Medical Association (IMA). These doctors will now come forward and create awareness on organ donation among people in society

3.5 lakh doctors to come together to spread awareness on organ donationThese doctors will do their best to find unique ways to raise awareness about organ donation among their patients. They will make people aware of the vital awareness about organ donation. The doctors will also tell people about the importance of consent for organ donation and why it is necessary to convince more people about […]

Maha govt to set-up committee to toughen Anti-Ragging Act

In response to Dr Payal Tadvi’s suicide case, the state government of Maharashtra has decided to form a committee to look into the aspect of strengthening the Anti-Ragging Act

Maha govt to set-up committee to toughen Anti-Ragging Act Soon the Anti-Ragging Act in Maha will be strengthened. The government is deliberating to toughen the act, after the unfortunate incident of Dr Payal Tadvi’s suicide at the hostel in Nair Hospital. The committee will also look into the student-teacher relationship and communication aspect. The members who are appointed to this committee are Praveen Dixit […]

Hospitals in Pune utilise new strategic approaches to address security concerns

Doctors in West Bengal on Monday (June 17) called off their strike soon after meeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The logjam ended after seven days of agitation, which was caused after an attack on junior doctor in Kolkata’s NRS Hospital. Hospitals across the country are taking proactive steps to prevent doctors violence. Hospitals in Pune also have come up with ideas which could work as a solution

Hospitals in Pune utilise new strategic approaches to address security concernsRecruiting more bouncers, taking video consent, forming quick response team of doctors, issuing consent forms for even an injection, screening patients before entry, appointing more number of medical counsellors are new strategies hospitals are already increasingly implementing in the wake of rising security concerns. Dr Meenakshi Deshpande, a gynaecologist from Pune, said, “These days we […]

As Kolkata doctors call off strike, SC defers hearing on doctors’ security

The Supreme Court Tuesday deferred the hearing on a plea seeking protection of doctors in government hospitals, saying since doctors have called off their strike in West Bengal and other states, there is no urgency to hear the matter. It has promised to keep open the ‘larger issue’ of their safety

As Kolkata doctors call off strike, SC defers hearing on doctors’ securityDoctors in West Bengal on Monday (June 17) called off the their strike soon after meeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The logjam ended after seven days of agitation, which was caused after an attack on junior doctor in Kolkata’s NRS Hospital. The junior doctors, in a statement said, “After an enormous movement, the meeting and […]

‘Only one conviction in nine years under Maharashtra Medicare Act,’ states IMA

The Association of Medical Consultants (AMC) has expressed solidarity with the doctors in West Bengal and supports the Indian Medical Association on its one-day strike

‘Only one conviction in nine years under Maharashtra Medicare Act,’ states IMAThe Association of Medical Consultants in a statement, said, ‘We are shocked by the horrific violence against doctors in West Bengal and the total lack of response from the state government. We strongly condemn the lack of security of doctors, a problem which has now become endemic and is threating to shake the roots of […]

IMA Pune appeals to people to raise awareness on doctor’s attacks

IMA Pune has appealed housing societies and all non-medico professionals to support the protest in Pune. Institutions like the College of Engineering Pune (COEP), BITS-Pilani student Union from the city have showed support to the protest

IMA Pune appeals to people to raise awareness on doctor’s attacksIn a recent incident in West Bengal, Dr Paribha Mukherjee, a young doctor was brutally attacked by a violent mob at NRS Medical College, Kolkata. As part of protest doctors in the country have launched a protest. Dharna/protest meetings is organised by the state units of IMA, a majority of government hospitals across India and […]

Central govt plans to re-introduce National Medical Commission Bill in Lok Sabha

The Central Government is planning to bring back the National Medical Commission Bill which aims to bring in huge reforms in the medical education sector in the first session of the new Lok Sabha on June 17, 2019. The National Medical Commission Bill (NMC) which was earlier introduced in December 2017 was terminated with the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha

Central govt plans to re-introduce National Medical Commission Bill in Lok SabhaAccording to reports, after the formation of the new government in May 2019 the Union Health Ministry is planning to initiate the legislative process for which a fresh draft of the NMC bill will be put before the cabinet. According to officials, the draft of the National Medical Commission Bill is presently awaiting approval from […]

In light of Dr Payal Tadvi’s case, Nair Hospital holds discussion on workplace harassment

The topic of today’s discussion was triggered by an extremely unfortunate and sad incident which has shaken Nair Hospital to its core. Workplace harassment in any form is condemnable. In relation with this T.N.M.C and BYL Nair Ch. Hospital & Nair MARD had organised a much needed and gravitated ‘Panel discussion on Workplace Harassment in the medical field’

In light of Dr Payal Tadvi’s case, Nair Hospital holds discussion on workplace harassmentThe doctors and panellist of esteemed members as responsible fellow professional shared the forum and discussed this grave topic of workplace harassment in the medical field, its existence, its impact and precautionary measures to avoid any further adversities. The event started with the question of Existence of workplace harassment; Is it there? Or we still […]

IMA’s doctors-4-doctors campaign to address the mental health challenges among medical students

A study among clinicians in India has revealed that 45% of the respondents scored high on emotional exhaustion with 87% of the doctors scoring low on “personal accomplishments. The specialties are under the highest stress and risk of burn out or suicide are Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Psychiatry, Intensivists (ICU Doctors) and Anaesthetists.

IMA’s doctors-4-doctors campaign to address the mental health challenges among medical studentsIn a wake of doctor Payal Tadvi suicide cases, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) have initiated a programme to tackle the burden of burnout and rising rates of mental health challenges among medical students, residents, and clinicians. This initiative has been aptly named “Doctors 4 Doctors” (D4D). Dr. Santanu Sen, National President, Indian Medical Association […]