Government mulling to introduce law for passive euthanasia

On March 09, a five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, in its final judgment gave an approval for passive euthanasia. The court stated had further directed that ‘the directive and guidelines shall remain in force till the Parliament brings a legislation in the field’

Government mulling to introduce law for passive euthanasiaIn a written reply in the Lok Sabha today, Union Health Minister, J P Nadda stated that the matter regarding formulation of legislation on passive euthanasia is under consideration by the health ministry. He said that the Law Commission has submitted a report titled ‘Passive Euthanasia – A Relook’, which has proposed for making a […]

NMC Bill: IMA asks doctors to prepare for direct action

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) officer bearers had a meeting with Union Health minister, J P Nadda in Delhi on Monday, April 02. Various issues pertaining to PCPNDT Act and violence against the doctors were discussed in the meeting. After which, the IMA, had asked all of its members to prepare for direct action at a short notice

NMC Bill: IMA asks doctors to prepare for direct actionIMA will be closely monitoring the movement of the NMC Bill in parliament. As mandated in the IMA Mahapanchayat , if the NMC Bill is forced upon the medical fraternity by the Lok Sabha, IMA will declare complete withdrawal of services by all modern medicine doctors throughout the country with immediate effect. Intensify political lobbying […]

India: One bed per 2,046 patients in government hospitals

In a written reply, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, stated that admission to the inpatient ward was based on availability of beds and patients who were admitted as per need/acuity of care. In case of non-availability of beds, patients are referred to other hospitals in Delhi with similar trauma and emergency care facilities only after stabilisation of patient

India: One bed per 2,046 patients in government hospitalsAshwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, replying to the question in the Lok Sabha, stated, whether the ratio of hospital beds per thousand population is very low in India as compared to other developing countries. He said, “As per the provisional data of National Health Profile – 2017, compiled by […]

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 […]