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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.
New Delhi: Union Health Minister J P Nadda has ordered the formation of an inter-ministerial working committee to look into the demands of the Indian Medical Association in a time-bound manner, according to a statement issued by the IMA on Friday.
It is really a chain-reaction. A non-allopathic doctor does what an allopathic general practitioner should ideally do; therefore an allopathic general practitioner does what a specialist physician should ideally do; a specialist physician in-turn does what another specialist from a different branch should ideally do. If all doctors were to be full-time employees working for fixed salaries commensurate with their degrees, most of the turf-wars would end overnight. That gives an indication as to why turf-wars exist in the first place.
Respected Dr Harsh Vardhan ji,
Medicos Legal Action Group congratulates you on your stupendous victory and becoming India’s Health Minister. I convey the best wishes of our Group for a positive movement on agenda of Maximum Governance and Minimum Government as desired by Shri Narender Modi ji.
Hippocratic oath is used liberally to quell any organized protest by qualified doctors in India. The latest example of this has been the order of the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court, which requested junior doctors in Kanpur and Lucknow to rejoin duties failing which contempt proceedings would be initiated against them.
New Delhi: A review petition against the October 24 judgment of the Supreme Court in which it asked the Kolkata-based AMRI Hospital and three doctors to pay damages of Rs 6.08 crore to US-based Dr Kunal Saha, whose wife Anuradha Saha died due to medical negligence in 1998, is apparently going to be filed by the hospital in the apex court.
In a virtual debate, AalaTimes presents the opinion of hospital administrator Dr S K Joshi and medico-legal consultant Dr M C Gupta on why hospitals should ban or not ban Ranbaxy Laboratories’ drugs. We also provide Ranbaxy’s official statement on the quality of their products.