#EndTB: Surgeries at Sewri TB Hospital on hold due to lack of resident doctors

According to the information gathered through the Right to Information (RTI) from 2013 to 2018, 66 staff members including doctors at Mumbai’s Sewri TB Hospital have contracted tuberculosis. This number has now been drastically lowered due to effective infection control

#EndTB: Surgeries at Sewri TB Hospital on hold due to lack of resident doctorsNon-availability of doctors at Sewri TB Hospital has forced the administration to postpone a number of surgeries. Major surgeries have been pending since the past few months. As the young resident doctors are not joining the TB Hospital. According to the experts, fear of contracting the infection is the main reason for young doctors to […]

Punjab: RDA demands Punjab health min to ensure safe working conditions

Doctors from the AIIMS Resident Doctors Association (RDA) in Punjab have written a letter to Punjab's health minister, Brahm Mohindra, alleging unsafe working conditions for doctors in the state. The doctors have stated that there has been a rise in instances where have been multiple incidences of violence against resident doctors

Punjab: RDA demands Punjab health min to ensure safe working conditionsThe President of the RDA, Amarinder Singh Malhi, has shot out a letter to the health minister to Punjab, to bring his attention towards the falling safety standards in the state. In the letter it has been stated that there have been multiple incidences of violence and other untoward incidents with resident doctors of GMC […]

Nagpur: ‘There is no free and fair working environment,’ allege MARD doctors

A minor scuffle broke out between security guards and a mob at the Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC), Nagpur. The situation was chaotic as the mob got into a scuffle with Maharashtra Security Force guards. The ruckus was soon brought under controlled as the miscreants were caught and arrested

Nagpur: ‘There is no free and fair working environment,’ allege MARD doctorsIn yet another incident of senseless violence, a mob tried to forcefully enter into IMGC Nagpur on Tuesday evening at around 10 pm. The mob tried to deliberately attack the security personnel posted on duty at the gates of the institute. A case has been lodged against the hooligans and the accused have been arrested. […]

‘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 […]

KEM doctors turn fruit sellers to draw attention to unpaid stipend issue

Doctors at Mumbai’s civic run KEM Hospital turned fruit-sellers for a day, in order to highlight the plight of their fellow colleagues who have not been paid their stipend for more than a month. The aim of this protest is to voice their demands and draw the government’s attention toward this burning issue

KEM doctors turn fruit sellers to draw attention to unpaid stipend issueIn order to show solidarity with their colleagues from Nagpur, Latur, Beed, and Aurangabad who have not been paid the stipend for the past several months, the resident doctors from Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) have also joined the protest and pledged their support as well. Resident doctors at Mumbai’s civic-run hospitals have also […]

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 govt appoints committee to fix working hours of resident doctors

The duty hours of resident doctors working in government-run hospitals are soon going to be fixed. The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), Maharashtra has formed different committees to decide upon the working hours of resident doctors

Maha govt appoints committee to fix working hours of resident doctorsEarlier, there were no guidelines in place to determine the working hours or what type of work was to be assigned to resident doctors in their first, second, and third year of residency. There is a high workload on resident doctors due to a shortage of doctors in government hospitals. On September 25, The Bombay […]

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 […]

Delhi: Resident doctors association opposes 12-hour OPD decision

In a first-of-its-kind move, the Union government has decided to implement a pilot project of 12-hours a day OPD’s in Delhi government-run Safdarjung hospital. But, the government’s decision to extend the duty hours has not gone down well with the resident doctors

Delhi: Resident doctors association opposes 12-hour OPD decisionThe union government has decided to extend the working hours of the Out Patient Department (OPD) in Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital The new duty hours of the OPD’s will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The government in the notice issues has stated that this is a pilot project. Initially to be implemented in Medicine, […]
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