World Patient Safety Day 2020: COVID-19 pandemic highlights why keeping healthcare workers safe matters
A knowledgeable, skillful, motivated and cautious healthcare workforce is critical in providing appropriate and safe care to patients.
The IMA sought an "inclusive national solatium" for the families of such doctors, and added that a family member should be provided a government job as per their qualification
'Every day the number of cases is increasing by more than around 30,000. This is really a bad situation,' said IMA chairman Dr VK Monga
IMA issues red alert for healthcare professionals after 99 doctors succumb to COVID-19, 1,302 infected
As per the IMA, a feedback system from the doctors, employees and public needs to be in place. Cleaning and sanitising protocols should be meticulously adhered to.
COVID-19 offers unique opportunity to transform Maharashtra's private healthcare sector, introduce minimum standards of operation
India’s private healthcare is among the most under-regulated in the world, and for the larger part after independence, there has been no overarching attempt to regulate minimum standards and rates of services.
Violence against doctors, growing trust deficit with patients at core of medical system's rot; policymakers must act quickly
A reverse of what is called the God complex operates in India, where godliness is thrust upon doctors and they are still considered to be the guarantors of deliverance and recovery.
Doctor beaten to death in Assam: Police arrest 26 from tea plantation as Jorhat medicos go on strike
73-year-old Dr Deben Dutta was assaulted by a mob on Saturday following the death of a patient in a tea estate hospital in Assam's Jorhat
'Right to healthcare, life compromised': Doctors voice concern for J&K patients in open letter to Union govt
The medical professionals have expressed concerns about the absence of functional ambulance systems, mental health challenges and pellet gun injuries in Kashmir.
Indian Medical Association calls for 'aggressive public campaign' against NMC Bill, appeals to president to withhold his assent to draft law
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has deferred its call for the withdrawal of services to a "later date of choice," and decided an aggressive public campaign against the deleterious clauses of the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill. IMA emergency action committee had on Sunday called for a nationwide withdrawal of services on 8 August.
Indian Medical Association calls 24 hour strike across country on 8 August to protest against NMC Bill
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Monday called for a withdrawal of services of modern medicine doctors across the country on 8 August against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill.
National Medical Commission Bill, 2019: Here's all you need to know about legislation that will replace IMC Act
The NMC Bill proposes a common final-year MBBS examination, known as National Exit Test (NEXT), for admission to post-graduate medical courses and for obtaining a license to practice medicine.
Delhi’s resident doctors to protest introduction of NMC Bill in RS, decide to withdraw all services, including emergency
The NMC bill, which seeks to replace the graft-tainted Medical Council of India, had got the nod of the Lok Sabha on 29 July. According to doctors, if not amended, the Bill will lead to deterioration of medical education and degradation of healthcare services.
Resident Doctors' Association to go on 24-hour nationwide strike against 'draconian' National Medical Commission Bill today
On 29 July, the Lok Sabha had passed a Bill that seeks to create National Medical Commission in place of Medical Council of India (MCI) with Health Minister Harsh Vardhan terming it as an "anti-vested interests Bill" which will be remembered as one of the greatest reforms brought by the Narendra Modi government.
Union health ministry proposes doing away with NEET-PG; says MBBS final exam enough for admissions to MD, MS
Union Health Ministry proposed to do away with NEET-PG, making final MBBS examination for admission to MD and MS programmes.
Union health ministry appoints sub-committee to draft law protecting doctors, medical professionals against violence
Union health ministry set up an eight-member sub-committee to draft a central law to check violence against doctors and medical professionals.
Centre sets up committee to discuss security of medical staff, move comes after resident doctors protested attack on colleague
The Indian Medical Association has welcomed the Centre's move to set up a committee to discuss the Central Act for doctor's security. The move comes just weeks after the protesting resident doctors of All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
Indian Medical Association terms budgetary allocation for health sector 'inadequate'; says health India's blind spot
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Saturday termed the budgetary allocation in the health sector "inadequate".
National Doctor’s Day 2019: Initiative an attempt to raise awareness about issues ailing medical community
National Doctor’s Day is a United Nations-mandated cause which is observed in India on 1 July every year. This occasion marks the birth and death anniversary of Bidhan Chandra Roy, the first Chief Minister of West Bengal, who is also one of the most renowned Indian physicians.
Kabir Singh: Mumbai-based doctor writes to Maharashtra health minister demanding ban on Shahid Kapoor's film
Kabir Singh narrates the story of a short-tempered surgeon played by Shahid Kapoor, who goes on a path of self-destruction, consuming drugs and alcohol after he couldn't marry his college sweetheart Preeti.
Bengal doctors' strike: Supreme Court defers hearing on security of medicos, says as protests are over, there's no urgency now
The Supreme Court on 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.