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 […]

On the light of the continuing assault against doctors, the Indian Medical Association has made an appeal to the union government for early enactment of a law to control the attacks against the doctors with a provision of stringent action against attackers. The government had recently formed an inter-ministerial committee to frame central legislation covering […]

Violence against doctors is not new in our country. The list of the doctors who faced such atrocities is endless. Now, to save themselves from such attacks, the doctors across the country will be given a self-defence training. The initiative has been taken by the Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA), a body which works […]

Even as the central govt. mulls drafting a law for safety of doctors and health professionals at the work place, violence against doctors in Indian hospitals continue. A recent incident One of the recent incidents took place in Karnataka, in the Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences(VIMS) to be precise. On Monday, doctors of the hospital-including […]

The ever-increasing cases of violence against doctors by relatives or attendants of patients has finally prompted the government to mull over drafting a central law which will ensure the protection of the caregivers. More than 75% of doctors in India are reported to have faced violence in one form or the other as per as […]

The valley. Known as much for the beauty of red roses that come in bloom as for the red wounds that may open up-from a stray bullet, or a bomb. A paradisaical setting which honeymooners avoid for the preservation of their limbs and more. Kashmir, no stranger to violence has been shaken by protests in […]

The cease work initiated by the junior doctors of SSKM Hospital,Kolkata following the assault on a colleague by a patient’s relative has yielded result. Following the cease work which lasted around 16 hours, the hospital authorities have assured that proper security measures will be installed within the hospital premises. But the authorities did not agree […]

A spurt in number of cases of doctors being threatened, assaulted and even abducted for ransom has been reported from Bihar in the past two months. Fearing the return of dark times — between 1991 and 2005 when, according to statistics compiled by the IMA-Bihar, at least 38 doctors or their wards were kidnapped and […]