NMC Bill: ‘If our demands are not met, we will protest’

After much hue and cry over the National Commission Bill which was sent to the standing committee for recommendations. On Monday, the AIMS doctors discussed it in detail. Here are the highlights of the discussion

NMC Bill: ‘If our demands are not met, we will protest’The National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2017, which was approved by the Union Cabinet on December 18, is to set up a new and transparent system of regulating healthcare.  However, Indian Medical Association (IMA) opposes the bill. It says that the newly introduced bill is flawed then the old one. Informing about the government’s decision in […]

Lancet abortion study, not a representative of the country govt informs Lok Sabha

Around 22 per cent or 3.4 million abortions were done in public health facilities. But 11.5 million or 73 per cent were medication abortions done outside health facilities and 0.8 million were conducted by informal providers

Lancet abortion study, not a representative of the country govt informs Lok SabhaThe Lancet figures reported: India reported around 1.56 crore abortions in 2015, reports the study published in The Lancet. Close to half, or 48%, of pregnancies were unintended and 0.8 million women used unsafe methods for an abortion, putting their health and lives at risk. Using abortion pills was the most popular method, which made […]

NCD’s responsible for 58 lakhs deaths in 2016, health ministry informs Lok Sabha 

The Indian Council of Medical Research has informed that as per Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 Estimates, 61.8% of all deaths were due to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in India

NCD’s responsible for 58 lakhs deaths in 2016, health ministry informs Lok Sabha A recently released ICMR report titled “India: Health of nation’s states” says that non-communicable diseases is the leading cause of deaths in Maharashtra. The report shows that the life expectancy in the females and males has increased from 55 and 55 in 1990 to 69 and 65 in 2016 respectively. It highlights the change in […]

Know what the doctor MPs opine about NMC Bill

There has been a tussle between government and the doctors regarding the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill. The NMC bill isn’t a good one according to the doctors and the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has strongly been opposing it. As per them, the Bill is anti-poor, anti-people, non-representative, undemocratic and anti-federal in character. Therefore, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) observed a nationwide strike on January 2. My Medical Mantra tried to decode the perspective of the doctor MPs

Know what the doctor MPs opine about NMC BillIf the demands are not granted, the doctors will go on an indefinite strike. They will also launch a surgical strike. The reaction on the NMC Bill could be seen in the Lok Sabha as the doctor MPs express their wrath towards the government. The BJP-Shiv Sena MPs opposed the NMC Bill. Speaking to My […]

Govt sends controversial NMC Bill to the standing committee

On Friday, a bill for setting up a National Medical Commission that seeks to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI) was introduced in the Lok Sabha by Union health minister JP Nadda. However, IMA opposes the bill. Today, the state government sent it to the standing committee

Govt sends controversial NMC Bill to the standing committeeToday, The Indian Medical Association (IMA) will observe a nationwide strike. The doctors will not be working from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. However, only emergency cases will be attended. The IMA has informed all the members across the country. Informing about the government’s decision in the Lok Sabha, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said, […]

Soon: Homoeopathy and Ayurveda medicines for diabetes?

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today

Soon: Homoeopathy and Ayurveda medicines for diabetes?Diabetes is a chronic condition associated with abnormally high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Insulin produced by the pancreas lowers blood glucose. Absence or insufficient production of insulin, or an inability of the body to properly use insulin causes diabetes. The Ministry is also supporting various research institutions that focus on the use […]

Govt Tables National Medical Commission Bill in Lok Sabha

On Friday, a bill for setting up a National Medical Commission that seeks to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI) was introduced in the Lok Sabha by Union health minister JP Nadda. However, IMA opposes the bill. Dr Ravi Wankhedkar, National IMA President said, we will send in writing to the parliament. If none of this works, we will go on a nationwide agitation for the next 6 weeks

Govt Tables National Medical Commission Bill in Lok SabhaThe National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2017, which was approved by the Union Cabinet on December 18, is to set up a new and transparent system of regulating healthcare.  The first draft of the Bill was brought about by the NITI Aayog and drew from the 92nd Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health.  It also proposes […]

India: Syphilis on rise among Sexually Transmitted Diseases

The prevalence of syphilis has increased among sexually transmitted disease in India, while HIV/AIDs cases were comparatively lower than syphilis

India: Syphilis on rise among Sexually Transmitted DiseasesAmong the sexually transmitted diseases, the prevalence of syphilis has gone up, while HIV/AIDS has decreased. In an answer to the question in Lok Sabha, the Minister of Health, revealed the statistics about incidence of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s) in India. The incidence of HIV/AIDS is 2.23 lakh, 2 lakh, 1.93 lakh in 2014-15, 2015-16, […]

‘In last five years 28 lakh unit of blood disposed’

Replying to a question put forth in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Anupriya Patel, stated the reasons for discarding blood and blood components, amidst blood shortage in India

‘In last five years 28 lakh unit of blood disposed’While India faces a shortfall of about 30 lakh units of blood annually, yet in the last five years over 28 lakh units of blood and its components were discarded by blood banks across India. Addressing the Lok Sabha regarding this issue, Anupriya Patel, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family, […]

India: 1 doctor for 1625 patients

According to the World Health Organization, there is a need to be a doctor behind 1 thousand people. However, in India the case seems to be a little different or so, admitted Ashwini Kumar Choubey, the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare to Lok Sabha in a written reply. Furthermore, it was informed that the Union Health Minister has a shortage of doctors and health workers in the rural India

India: 1 doctor for 1625 patientsHighlights of the reply: Statistics India’s population: 1.33 billion According to the Medical Council of India, 10, 22, 859 doctors in the country It is estimated that 80 per cent of these doctors are available for medical services Hence, only 1 doctor for every 1,625 people These figures were given Choubey in a written reply […]