NMC Bill: ‘Our dreams will be unfulfilled’

The MBBS Students protested at the Azad Maidan against the NMC Bill. As per the students, they fear that their dream of becoming doctor will be crashed

NMC Bill: ‘Our dreams will be unfulfilled’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. Owing to which, today, The Indian Medical […]

‘More doctors should be included in the council committee’

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 IMA is strongly opposing it. It was told that there will be 25 members in the council committee for the doctors. 20 members are elected by the government and 5 members are the doctors. But, as Dr Ajoykumar Saha, treasurer, IMA-Mumbai, more doctors should be included in the council committee

‘More doctors should be included in the council committee’The MBBS students protested against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill at Azad Maidan. The MBBS from the LTMG Sion Hospital, Nair Hospital, Sir JJ Group of Hospitals and KEM Hospital participated in the strike. The strike began at 8:00 am in the morning. The MMBS students had put up black ribbons. “National Medical Commission […]

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, […]

Doctor Attack: Resident docs protest in Pune, wear black ribbons in solidarity

Following this incident, doctors of BJ General Medical College (BJGMC) protested on Monday to emphasize the issue of lack of security of resident doctors in various medical colleges and hospitals. The recent attack on the doctor at YCMH and a murder at Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur has again highlighted these issues

Doctor Attack: Resident docs protest in Pune, wear black ribbons in solidarityAfter a female gynaecologist was recently assaulted at Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation’s Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital (YCMH) recently, the question of security of resident doctors in medical colleges has again come to the fore. Resident doctors participated in a two hour protest wearing black ribbons. The Out Patient Department (OPD) services were affected during the protest. […]

MARD doctors protest owing to the absence of security

Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) protested by demanding security as the security guards appointed by the government vanished from the hospital. According to the government, they didn’t withdraw the security; the security guards are on strike due to monetary problem

MARD doctors protest owing to the absence of securityDue to the rising incidents of attacks on the doctors, state government and BMC appointed security guards in the government and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) hospitals. But the security guards of Sir JJ Group of Hospitals suddenly vanished. In the absence of security guards,  MARD’s resident doctors association protested in the hospital premises by flashing […]

IMA observes nationwide satyagraha on Gandhi Jayanti

Their demands include delinking penal provisions against doctors for minor clerical errors in act like PCPNDT, timely changes Clinical Establishment Act, capping of compensation in cases of medical negligence and withdrawal of National Medical Council Bill and this protest also addressed the issue of assault on doctors

IMA observes nationwide satyagraha on Gandhi JayantiDoctors belonging to the Indian Medical Association (IMA) observed a country wide satyagraha by fasting for an entire day the day of Gandhi Jayanti. The aim is to protest against the no-decision of the government to make any concrete laws to address the increasing assaults on the doctors. The other demands also include the delinking […]

Chemist to remain shut on May 30 to protest against introduction of e-portals to regulate sales

While the e-portal is aimed at addressing issues like rising antibiotic resistance in the country by regulating the sale of drugs, AIOCD said it will only increase it instead of controlling it. Another reason for protest by AIOCD is online sale of medicines

Chemist to remain shut on May 30 to protest against introduction of e-portals to regulate salesAround 8 lakh chemists across India are going to close their shutters on May 30 to protest against the government’s plan to introduce e-portals to regulate the sale of medicines. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Jagannath Shinde, President of All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD), which has called for the strike said […]

Assault on doctors: Medical services cripple as 4,000 doctors go on strike in Maharashtra

Doctors across the state have joined the protest against attacks on doctors and in Mumbai, over 2,000 doctors are participating in the strike

Assault on doctors: Medical services cripple as 4,000 doctors go on strike in MaharashtraMedical services in Maharashtra are hit badly as doctors across the state have gone on a mass strike today (March 20). The doctors have bunked work after two resident doctors from Mumbai and Aurangabad were assaulted and beaten up by angry mob of patients’ relatives. Yashwardhan Kabra, President Central Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD), […]

Terrified by assaults, doctors lose trust in administration, govt machinery

After the horrifying incidents in Dhule, Nashik and rest of Maharashtra, where medical professionals were assaulted by an angry mob, doctors are now openly voicing concerns about their safety

Terrified by assaults, doctors lose trust in administration, govt machineryNashik: (March 16): Intern Dr Rahul Patil and a nurse were beaten up Dhule (March 12): Dr Rohan Mhamunkar was assaulted Shirpur: Earlier this week a doctor’s clinic was ransacked Latur: (January 18) Intern doctor was assaulted After the horrifying incidents in Dhule, Nashik and rest of Maharashtra, where medical professionals were assaulted by an […]

IMA to launch nationwide protest against Centre’s exit exam proposal

Proposal makes it mandatory for medical students to clear National Exit Test (NEXT) to receive academic title ‘Doctor’

IMA to launch nationwide protest against Centre’s exit exam proposalIndian Medical Association (IMA) will launch a nationwide protest on February 1 against the Union Government’s plan to introduce exit exam after completing Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Science (MBBS) degree. On December 29, 2016, the Union Health Ministry announced the draft Indian Medical Council (amendment) Bill 2016, which makes it mandatory for medical […]