Maha: Govt imposes MESMA act on nurses, technicians strike at Sassoon Hospital 

The Maharashtra Essential Services Maintenance Act (MESMA) which prohibits doctors from going on strike, will now be extended to other supporting staff of the hospital

Maha: Govt imposes MESMA act on nurses, technicians strike at Sassoon Hospital Minister of state for Medical Education Ravindra Chavan, said that Maharashtra Essential Services Maintenance Act (MESMA) is made applicable to B J Medical College’s Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) from July 07. He informed about this on Monday in the State Legislative Assembly. The Bombay High Court, last week, had directed the state government to take […]

Maharashtra: Medical interns to go on indefinite strike from June 13

The medical interns had earlier staged a protest at JJ Hospital on April 26. Their key demands include a raise in their stipend from Rs 6,000 to Rs 20,000 as the stipend provided to interns in Maharashtra is the lowest compared to other states

Maharashtra: Medical interns to go on indefinite strike from June 13In 2015, the state had agreed to raise their stipend to Rs 11, 000 but it has not been implemented yet, their original demand was 20,000 but the government had agreed to Rs 11,000. The interns are urging the state government to give them the amount which was agreed upon by them but not executed. […]

Mumbai: National Health Mission workers call off the strike

 Medical workers from Maharashtra’s National Health Mission (NHM) have called off their strike, after a period of twelve days. This decision to withdraw the strike was made on Saturday evening

Mumbai: National Health Mission workers call off the strikeThe 24,000 NHM workers were on strike since May 07. In order to make sure that the state government would heed their demands, they had decided to carry out a long march, as well. On Friday, May 18, almost 10,000 NHM workers had gathered in Nashik to start a long march to Mumbai. The Maharashtra […]

NHM workers to continue strike, despite appeal from state govt

The Maharashtra government has held a meeting with the workers who have been on strike from National Health Mission (NHM) in Mumbai, on Friday

NHM workers to continue strike, despite appeal from state govtThe Maharashtra government has constituted a three-member ministerial panel to review the demands of the National Health Mission workers. The committee has worked out that the decision will be taken on their demands within three months. Till the committee takes a final decision, the government has decided not to fill the vacancies, on which the […]

NMC Bill: IMA calls off strike

Today, the union cabinet has approved and amended the NMC Bill. Though, Indian Medical Association is happy with it. As per IMA, it will continue the struggle and maintain our pressure at each and every step to achieve our maximum demands for the benefit of the fraternity and society. Also, IMA doctors will meet Union health minister J P Nadda on April 2. Though, the strike is called off. The doctors will demonstrate all over the country for 2 hours

NMC Bill: IMA calls off strikeAs per IMA: The union cabinet has approved and amended the NMC Bill. The original draconian NMC bill tabled on 29th December 2017 was referred to PSC due to the Surgical Strike of  January 2. Intense lobbying and strong representation to PSC diluted it further. Threat of agitation from April 2has compelled the government to accept […]

NMC Bill: IMA calls indefinite strike on April 2

Indian Medical Association, after a maha panchayat in New Delhi on Sunday in which about 25,000 doctors and medical students participated, has declared that doctors across the country will go on an indefinite strike from April 2 if the government does not remove controversial clauses from the National Medical Commission Bill. Although, on Mrach 27, it will be tabled in the session and a call on strike will be taken based on what government does, said Dr Shivkumar Utture, President Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC)

NMC Bill: IMA calls indefinite strike on April 225, 000 doctors and medical students converged at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi for Mahapanchayatto express their concern and anger on the National Medical Commission Bill. Junior doctors, service doctors, members from the speciality organisations besides members of Indian Medical Association assembled for the Mahapanchayat. The medical students from all the medical colleges of […]

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 […]

NMC Bill: IMA withdraws strike

Today, The Indian Medical Association was observing a nationwide 12-hour strike. 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. Today, the state government sent it to the standing committee. However, the IMA has withdrawn the strike

NMC Bill: IMA withdraws strikeThe IMA conducted a press conference at their office in Juhu, Mumbai. While, the MBBS students protested at Azad Maidan. IMA conducted the General Body Meetings (GBM) at their offices across Maharashtra. Informing about the government’s decision in the Lok Sabha, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said, “Those who opposed the bill demanded that the bill should be sent to the standing committee.  The […]

‘Our next step is indefinite strike’, warns IMA

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. Owing to which, the MBBS students are protesting at Azad Maidan, The IMA is holding General Body Meetings (GBM) at their offices across Maharashtra. Also, the IMA conducted a press conference regarding the same at Juhu in Mumbai

‘Our next step is indefinite strike’, warns IMAToday, The Indian Medical Association is observing a nationwide strike. As per the IMA, the National Medical Commission bill is anti-poor, anti-people, non-representative, undemocratic and anti-federal in character. “National Medical Commission (NMC) in the present form is not acceptable to us,” said a statement by Dr Parthiv Sanghvi, State Secretary, IMA. The doctors will not be […]