Hospitals in Pune utilise new strategic approaches to address security concerns

Doctors in West Bengal on Monday (June 17) called off their strike soon after meeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The logjam ended after seven days of agitation, which was caused after an attack on junior doctor in Kolkata’s NRS Hospital. Hospitals across the country are taking proactive steps to prevent doctors violence. Hospitals in Pune also have come up with ideas which could work as a solution

Hospitals in Pune utilise new strategic approaches to address security concernsRecruiting more bouncers, taking video consent, forming quick response team of doctors, issuing consent forms for even an injection, screening patients before entry, appointing more number of medical counsellors are new strategies hospitals are already increasingly implementing in the wake of rising security concerns. Dr Meenakshi Deshpande, a gynaecologist from Pune, said, “These days we […]

As Kolkata doctors call off strike, SC defers hearing on doctors’ security

The Supreme Court Tuesday deferred the hearing on a plea seeking protection of doctors in government hospitals, saying since doctors have called off their strike in West Bengal and other states, there is no urgency to hear the matter. It has promised to keep open the ‘larger issue’ of their safety

As Kolkata doctors call off strike, SC defers hearing on doctors’ securityDoctors in West Bengal on Monday (June 17) called off the their strike soon after meeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The logjam ended after seven days of agitation, which was caused after an attack on junior doctor in Kolkata’s NRS Hospital. The junior doctors, in a statement said, “After an enormous movement, the meeting and […]

IMA day-long strike receives a positive response from Punekars

IMA Pune saw support for the protest from not just medical practitioners but also from other professionals and NGO’s. The participation in large numbers by medical students and resident doctors from various medical colleges and teaching hospitals was remarkable

IMA day-long strike receives a positive response from PunekarsAt the meeting with different hospitals and IMA members, suggestions were given. It was suggested that hospitals should display the deaths and patients admitted on the board outside the hospital. The Pune IMA stated that in the last one year, 500 cases of verbal abuse were reported and 324 cases of physical abuse were recorded. […]

Kolkata doctor attack: Lok Sabha MP Rahul Shewale writes to Dr Harsh Vardhan

It has been a week since the brutal attack which took place on a doctor in Kolkata. Rahul Shewale, a Member of Parliament (MP) from Mumbai (South Central Constituency) has written to the Union Health Minister highlighting the concerns over the doctor attack expressed by the IMA branch of Chembur, Mumbai

Kolkata doctor attack: Lok Sabha MP Rahul Shewale writes to Dr Harsh VardhanThe Indian Medical Association (IMA) has launched a nationwide strike on Monday, June 17. The protest has been called against the background of the rising number of doctor’s assault cases in India. Over three lakh private doctors in India will not provide medical services, but emergency services will be kept running. In his letter to […]

‘Only one conviction in nine years under Maharashtra Medicare Act,’ states IMA

The Association of Medical Consultants (AMC) has expressed solidarity with the doctors in West Bengal and supports the Indian Medical Association on its one-day strike

‘Only one conviction in nine years under Maharashtra Medicare Act,’ states IMAThe Association of Medical Consultants in a statement, said, ‘We are shocked by the horrific violence against doctors in West Bengal and the total lack of response from the state government. We strongly condemn the lack of security of doctors, a problem which has now become endemic and is threating to shake the roots of […]

#SAVETHESAVIOUR: IMA observes nationwide strike against Kolkata incident

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has launched a nationwide strike on Monday, June 17. The protest has been called against the background of the rising number of doctor’s assault cases in India. Over three lakh private doctors in India will not provide medical services, but emergency services will be kept running

#SAVETHESAVIOUR: IMA observes nationwide strike against Kolkata incidentThis one-day strike has been called on as a symbol of resistance and to show solidarity with the doctors in West Bengal. Doctors allege that the government is not taking enough measures to tackle or prevent the issue of attack on doctors. In Mumbai, IMA doctors took to the streets to protest against violence committed […]

Doctors’ strike: Private doctors on strike, health services likely to be crippled

An intern doctor from West Bengal was brutally beaten a few days back. After which the doctors went on indefinate strike. In order to show their support doctors across the country and resident doctors attached to government hospitals had called for a strike as well.

Doctors’ strike: Private doctors on strike, health services likely to be crippled80,000 doctors across Maharashtra are on the strike to show their solidarity with the protesting doctors from West Bengal  The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has called for a strike on June 17, to raise the issue of increasing attack on doctors  Doctors from Ayurveda, Homeopathy and different associations have also lent their support to the […]

IMA Pune appeals to people to raise awareness on doctor’s attacks

IMA Pune has appealed housing societies and all non-medico professionals to support the protest in Pune. Institutions like the College of Engineering Pune (COEP), BITS-Pilani student Union from the city have showed support to the protest

IMA Pune appeals to people to raise awareness on doctor’s attacksIn a recent incident in West Bengal, Dr Paribha Mukherjee, a young doctor was brutally attacked by a violent mob at NRS Medical College, Kolkata. As part of protest doctors in the country have launched a protest. Dharna/protest meetings is organised by the state units of IMA, a majority of government hospitals across India and […]

Enact strict law to protect doctors against attacks: Dr Harsh Vardhan

Expressing deep concern over the recent act of violence against doctors, the Union Health Minister stated that incidents of assaults on doctors are reported from different parts of the country and this leads to sudden strike by doctors, gravely affecting the healthcare services

Enact strict law to protect doctors against attacks: Dr Harsh VardhanRepresentatives from the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Delhi Medical Association (DMA) also called on Dr Harsh Vardhan on Saturday, June 15. “State governments that do not have specific legislation to protect doctors and health professionals to consider enacting one immediately,” stated Dr Harsh Vardhan. In view of the recent assault on doctors in West […]