A draft bill by the health ministry to penalise those assaulting doctors and other healthcare professionals has been rejected by the Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA). Home Ministry states that there is no need for a separate law in this regard, officials said. The proposed bill, which sought to punish people who assault on-duty doctors and […]

The Indian Medical Association has lodged a complaint to Maharashtra Medical Council demanding a thorough investigation on the reliability of a research report which says that the medical representatives admitted to paying bribes for the doctors. The report on practices of the pharmaceutical industry by Pune NGO, Support for Advocacy and Training to Health Initiatives […]

The new draft rules issued by the Maharashtra state public health department notifies that patients cannot be detained for non-payment of hospital bills. ‘Under no circumstances, a dead body be withheld for non-payment of a hospital bill or any other reason’ reads the draft rules issued in July that seek to amend the Nursing Home […]

Chennai doctors performed simultaneous risky surgeries to save a 70-year-old Burmese-Tamil woman. Ten months ago, Hla Hla Sein Sakinar, a Burmese woman of Tamil origin, first went to the doctor in her hometown of Yangon in Myanmar. But she never thought her journey to recovery would bring her back to the land of her ancestors. […]

Medical surgeries have seen several advancements over the years. But, despite the medical and surgical advances in the field of knee surgery, the normal practice for fractures or tears in the ligament, calcification or filling of water, has been an open surgery. To overcome this, Bengaluru-based doctor Dr Chandrashekar P, Senior Consultant and head of […]

Assaults on the doctors and other healthcare professionals have become a trend in our society. Not long before, a young intern of Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata suffered skull damage after a brutal attack in June. Now adding a new case to this trend, a postgraduate medico at Minto Ophthalmic Hospital […]

To become a doctor is a dream of many. But one can feel the real struggle when they jump to the environment of the medical college. It can take a toll on the mental health of the students. Considering the back-to-back incidences of medical students’ suicides and violence against resident doctors, Indian Medical Association(IMA), in […]

Long working hours, no sleep, no breaks! That’s how most of the Indian resident doctors work. The long run of the resident doctors from ward to ward is just similar to that of athletes participating in a marathon. Their battle over the working hours is years old. Often people blame doctors even for a small […]

The government will soon introduce a National Medical Register to maintain a complete record of all medical professionals, Indian and foreign origin, practising in hospitals or holding teaching and research assignments in medical colleges in India. The centre has framed part-rules under the newly-enacted National Medical Commission Act. Two sets of rules have been framed […]

The incidents of violence against the doctors in India continue to occur at an alarming rate. To curb the situation, the Pune doctors have decided to stop providing treatment for those who verbally or physically abuse them. The Pune chapter of Indian Medical Association is the first in the country to start such an initiative. […]