‘Provide us with security, or allow us to use guns,’ demand MARD resident doctors

About 10 to 15 relatives and friends of a middle-aged woman who died at Indira Gandhi Government Medical College (IGGMC), Nagpur on the morning of Wednesday, January 16 created a ruckus

‘Provide us with security, or allow us to use guns,’ demand MARD resident doctorsThey broke the window glasses of Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) and engaged in verbal abuse. They also hit the attendant who came for help of resident doctors on duty. Few days before, some people entered casualty of IGGMC Nagpur with swords in their hands. This is a serious breach of security on part of […]

Maha: Resident doctors turn fruits-sellers to protest against unpaid stipend issue

Over one thousand resident doctors from four medical colleges in Maharashtra are protesting against the government’s apathy. Resident doctors from Aurangabad Government Medical College have taken to the streets and have started selling fruits to mark their protest and draw attention in regards with their unpaid stipends

Maha: Resident doctors turn fruits-sellers to protest against unpaid stipend issueThe Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) are protesting over non-payment of stipend. Resident doctors from government medical college Ambajogai, Beed, Latur, Aurangabad, and Nagpur have joined the protest from Monday, December 24. In order to mark their protest, the resident doctors are wearing a black ribbon on their hands as a mark of solidarity. […]

MARD resident docs give an ultimatum to Maha govt over their demands   

The Central Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) has written a letter giving intimation to Devendra Fadnavis, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra stating that they will go for a state-wide ‘Rasta-Roko’ agitation if their demands are not fulfilled before December 20

MARD resident docs give an ultimatum to Maha govt over their demands   The Central MARD is an association representing 4,500 resident doctors of the state. In a letter written to the Maharashtra CM, they have highlighted certain demands notice which are crucial for them. They have stated that these are long-standing demands which have still not been fulfilled The letter written by the organisation states, ‘We have […]

Maha: Resident doctors threaten to on strike due to unpaid stipend issue 

Resident doctors working in three government-run medical colleges in Maharashtra have not been paid their stipulated stipends since the past few months. This issue has mainly affected doctors working in the govt medical colleges of Nagpur, Nanded and Ambejogai (Beed district)

Maha: Resident doctors threaten to on strike due to unpaid stipend issue The resident doctors of three Government Medical Colleges in Maharashtra have threatened to go on strike. The Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) has written a letter to the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) in regards with this issue. The resident doctors have given an ultimatum to the state government. They have stated […]

Maha: MARD demands fixing duty hours and remuneration hike

Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD), submitted a letter to the director, of DMER Mumbai on Saturday regarding fixing duty hours of resident doctors, asking for TB leave for resident doctors and increasing the monthly remuneration received by resident doctors of Maharashtra

Maha: MARD demands fixing duty hours and remuneration hikeThe organisation met additional municipal commissioner I Kundan and chief of medical I Kundan and chief of medical education department Dr Pravin Shingare to highlight these issues. The letter mentions that, “During double emergency it goes up to 24-36 hours at a time. There is no time to sleep and eat, no time to personal […]

Provide better facilities to civic and govt hospitals: Central MARD to Maha govt

The Central Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) have written a letter to the Maharashtra government, which puts forth their grievance on the recent spate of attacks on doctors working in government and civic-run hospitals in the state

Provide better facilities to civic and govt hospitals: Central MARD to Maha govtThrough the letter, the doctors have also addressed the issue of poor medical facilities and the shortage of medical equipment and essential medicines. The letter states that during times of medical emergencies doctors are blamed for the death of a patient and relatives allege medical negligence. The doctors themselves are constrained as adequate facilities are […]

#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 […]

Children’s Day: MARD donates surgical equipment to Sassoon Hospital paediatric ward

To mark Children’s day Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors, (MARD), Pune donated surgical instruments to the paediatric ward of Sassoon Hospital, as the ward lacked the basic instruments due to unavailability of the same

Children’s Day: MARD donates surgical equipment to Sassoon Hospital paediatric wardOn the occasion of Children’s Day, Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors, (MARD), Pune branch donated surgical instruments to the paediatric ward of Sassoon Hospital, Pune. Dr Ajay Vane, Secretary General of MARD, Pune said, “When we were on duty in the ward, the nursing staff informed us about unavailability of some the instruments. We were […]

350 resident doctors of Nagpur medical college suspended

In order to acquire security owing to the rising incidents of attacks on the doctors, Nagpur medical college’s resident doctors are protesting. Since, 350 doctors were marked absent on duty; the hospital administration sent a suspension notice to them. Now, there is a nationwide strike of the doctors due to the action taken by the hospital administration

350 resident doctors of Nagpur medical college suspendedOnce again the vital point of doctor’s security has come up. There is a face-off between doctors and the  hospital administration. By demanding security in the hospital, Nagpur medical college’s 350 doctors are on strike, since October 7. The hospital administration hold a meeting with the doctors, but it didn’t suffice the purpose. After which, […]