Opposition parties unanimously oppose NMC Bill in Lok Sabha

As the debate regarding the fate of the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill rages in the Lok Sabha. The opposition has put up a united front in opposing the Bill  

Opposition parties unanimously oppose NMC Bill in Lok SabhaThe Lok Sabha has taken up the National Medical Commission Bill for consideration and passing. The Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan tabled National Medical Commission Bill in Lok Sabha, on Monday, July 29. The opposition members during the debate unanimously opposed the provisions of the NMC Bill. The Bill provides for setting up of […]

Govt tables NMC Bill in Lok Sabha amidst protest from IMA doctors

Today in Delhi, in Front of AIIMS Hospital, roughly more than 5,000 doctors and medical students against NMC Bill Road blockade in front of Delhi AIIMS in protest of 'Black' NMC Bill which will be placed today at Parliament. The police came to handle the protestors

Govt tables NMC Bill in Lok Sabha amidst protest from IMA doctorsIndian Medical Association (IMA) and medical students on Monday, July 29, launched a huge protest against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill. The protest has been launched in Delhi, where more than 5,000 doctors and student have gathered for the protests. The Indian Medical Association has alleged that NMC Bill is anti-poor. As the union […]

Along with India, Maharashtra witnesses a steady rise in cancer cases

The incidence of cancer is rising across the country. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey presented the figures in regards to the cancer cases in the country

Along with India, Maharashtra witnesses a steady rise in cancer casesThe question on cancer patients was raised by Rajeshbhai Naranbhai Chudasama, a Member of Parliament from Junagadh-Gir Somnath, Gujarat. The question stated whether the number of cancer patients is on the rise in the country and if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor; the steps taken by Government for early detection and cure […]

MP Shrikant Shinde raises the issue of doctors’ attacks in Lok Sabha

Two doctors were injured last week in a brutal attack in NRS Hospital in Kolkata, West Bengal. In response to this protests had erupted across the country. Doctors across India had taken part in a token strike on Monday, June 17

MP Shrikant Shinde raises the issue of doctors’ attacks in Lok SabhaThe country is also facing a severe shortage of doctors with a skewed ratio between doctors and patient. The health infrastructure needs to be developed and a central law needs to be brought in to punish the perpetrators of doctors’ attacks. Shrikant Shinde, Shiv Sena MP from Kalyan, Maharashtra raised the issue of increasing attack […]

Govt replaces MCI with new committee: President approves ordinance

President Ram Nath Kovind Wednesday signed an ordinance to set up committee to run the Medical Council of India (MCI) till a bill which seeks to replace the body with a new commission is passed by Parliament

Govt replaces MCI with new committee: President approves ordinanceCommittee to run MCI until Parliament passes legislation to replace body with new commission. Professionals of great eminence will be in committee. Term of MCI’s elected body ending shortly. Speaking to reporters at a press conference, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, said, “The ordinance was cleared by the Union Cabinet this morning and the President has […]

‘We are sitting outside AIIMS and we will not work’

Today, AIIMS resident doctors marched to Parliament in protest against National Medical Commission Bill. AIIMS Resident Doctors Association (RDA) termed the bill as anti-poor, anti-people and unacceptable to doctors and medical students in its present form. So, AIIMS and Safderjung Hospital are jointly calling a complete shutdown of work

‘We are sitting outside AIIMS and we will not work’AIIMS is opposing the bill in to and wants immediate removal of contentious issues from the bill. National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill is anti-poor, anti-people and is not at all acceptable in its present form. Primarily the issues are: Bridge course to register in evidence based medicine. National Licentiate Exam (NLE). Government regulation of only […]

NMC Bill: AIIMS resident doctors to march at parliament on February 6

Student Union (SU) and RDA AIIMS has requested all medical students, healthcare professionals and common people to join a peaceful protest march from AIIMS to parliament of India on February 6, against the NMC Bill

NMC Bill: AIIMS resident doctors to march at parliament on February 6AIIMS is opposing the bill in toto and wants immediate removal of contentious issues from the bill. National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill is anti-poor, anti-people and is not at all acceptable in its present form. Primarily the issues are: Bridge course to register in evidence based medicine. National Licentiate Exam (NLE). Government regulation of only […]

AIIMS doctors to discuss NMC Bill on Monday 

After much hue and cry over the NMC bill which has now been sent to the standing committee for recommendations. The doctors at AIIMS are set to discuss this bill on Monday and thereby invite all people from the medical fraternity to partake in this discussion

AIIMS doctors to discuss NMC Bill on Monday A letter was sent out to all healthcare professionals by AIIMs, New Delhi, in regards with the controversial NMC bill. It stated that, ‘as we all know the NMC bill was referred to the standing committee under the chairmanship of Ram Gopal Yadav, on January 01, 2018 to submit a report in the budget session […]

Medical fraternity welcomes recommendations on surrogacy bill

Among the several suggestions given by the Parliamentary Standing Committee it includes allowing widows, live-in partners, same-sex couples and single parents to benefit from surrogacy. The committee also noted that commercial surrogacy is an economic opportunity available to a surrogate mother and should not be looked down upon or dismissed in a paternalistic manner

Medical fraternity welcomes recommendations on surrogacy billDoctors’ fraternity welcomed the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare’s suggestion for reforms related to the surrogacy bill. On Thursday, the committee noted several discrepancies in the draft of the Surrogacy Bill 2016 and suggested amendments in Rajya Sabha. Among the several suggestions given by the committee includes allowing widows, live-in partners, same-sex […]

Parliament gives HIV/AIDS patients equal rights, but health care workers say more needs to be done

Health workers say ‘whenever such a law comes into effect, it is more important to know the fact, how this law will facilitate marginalize people like sex workers, men having sex with men. They should be also considered as affected persons’

Parliament gives HIV/AIDS patients equal rights, but health care workers say more needs to be done  The Lok Sabha on Tuesday gave its nod to a crucial bill, which now will protect those who are affected by HIV / AIDS. The parliament passed HIV / AIDS bill, to ensure equal rights to people affected by HIV / AIDS. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) (Prevention […]