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Tales of a small town surgeon in India: the case for global health investment on essential surgery

Dr A works as a surgeon in a small town of India. Like any other small town doctor, he has settled for a practice here because of the affinity and close proximity to his home. Building up from the scratch, Dr A has slowly set-up an infrastructure that provides the best possible quality and affordable healthcare to patients from surrounding rural areas who can’t afford highly expensive private hospitals or far-off government hospitals.

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Hospital Violence – what is the way out?

Doctors are at the receiving end of this growing menace. Nobody comes to their rescue during such inhuman experiences. The society in general and the government, the courts and the media, for reasons best known to them, are indifferent and at times coercive. Safety and security of doctors does not appear to be their concern or responsibility.

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Lack of trust between doctors and patients a matter of grave concern

New Delhi: Violence against doctors and medical staff in India has been on the rise in recent years. Many doctors, paramedics, and nurses are today putting their own lives at risk in the course of duty, facing attacks from the very people they are trying to help.

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Who will save the doctors?

New Delhi: Recent incidents in Maharashtra have posed a serious threat to a whole professional community who are regarded as our lifesavers. In two weeks, there were at least three reported incidents of violence against resident doctors in Dhule, Nashik and Sion. In all of the three cases, relatives of deceased patients abused and assaulted doctors without being met with any repercussions.

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Opinion: What are we congratulating?

It is indeed creditable that due to actions taken by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) executives an inter-ministerial meeting was formed in November 2015 to look at the demands raised by the association. This, in itself, was a huge plus. However, to claim that the results of these inter-ministerial meetings have been a successful intervention by IMA is far from the truth.

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Karnataka joins the list of 13 states where integrated medical practice is legal

Bengaluru: Karnataka has reportedly joined the list of 13 states, including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, and Uttarakhand, where integrated practice — practise of modern medicine by traditional medical practitioners — is legal.

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Opinion: India needs to treble its Healthcare Budget

A recent piece published on India Medical Times reported that medical students want the government to increase postgraduation places. It is indeed sad that students have to point out to us what is obvious and something really associations like Indian Medical Association ought to be pushing for.

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IMA helps small private hospitals to get NABH certification

Thiruvananthapuram: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has launched an initiative to help small and medium-scale private hospitals get the certification of National Accreditation Board for Hospitals (NABH).

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Dr K K Aggarwal takes charge as IMA’s National President

New Delhi: Dr K K Aggarwal, honorary secretary general of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), on Wednesday took charge as the 88th president of the IMA. Dr R N Tandon will replace him as the association’s honorary secretary general.

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Opinion: Sad to see lawmakers’ total apathy towards the most marginalized section of the society

My disdain for the contemporary politics is no longer a secret. From my columns here and elsewhere, readers would also recognize that one of the major reasons I hold the current lot of politicians entrusted with the task of governance is their total apathy to the major health concerns that continue to bedevil our country.

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