The Indian Medical Association(IMA) has requested for setting up counselling centres and a 24×7 helpline in all medical colleges and teaching institutions to help students deal with mental health issues. The IMA has also launched an initiative named Doctors 4 Doctors(D4D) which aims at preventing burn out, address mental health challenges and reduce the incidents […]

The Government’s proposal of allowing dentists to practice modern medicine is getting strong opposition from the Indian Medical Association(IMA). Niti Aayog had proposed a Bridge Course between BDS and MBBS as an attempt to address the acute shortfall of doctors in the rural areas of the country. The proposal has already received a nod from […]

The health department of Kerala has decided to extend the OP timing till 6 pm from 9 am in hospitals with more than four doctors. The department has decided to initiate this despite the protest from the doctors. The doctors association has termed the decision undemocratic since the government didn’t discuss it with the respective […]

If you thought that you were the only doctor in the country flummoxed by the newly introduced Goods and Services Tax(GST) regime, take heart, because you are not the only one. Even better, the Indian Medical Association(IMA) understands this. To make it easy for doctors and other medical professionals to understand how GST would affect […]

The Indian Medical Association has decided to move court, questioning the “validity” of the Clinical Establishments(Registration, Regulation and Transparency) Act, 2017 that has been introduced recently by the West Bengal government. Also, the IMA will protest “politically” and will observe a “National IMA Black Day” on April 27. This will be to protest the Act […]

What with the assault on medical practitioners by patients’ attendants getting more frequent, the Madhya Pradesh chapter of IMA wants more safety cover for doctors. Assaults are frequent in the state, the most recent happening at Apple Hospital and MY Hospital Even though the Doctors’ Protection Act is in force in the state, not many […]