INDIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
Allow vaccine for non-healthcare workers to curb wastage: IMA
The government should make a provision for including those persons in the vaccination drive who are interested in getting doses so that maximum number of people benefit," IMA MP Joint Secretary Dr Sudeep Pathak told .
COVID-19: IMA requests its 3.5 lakh members to voluntarily get vaccinated
In a statement, the doctors' body said after an extensive review of...
IMA asks its members to participate in COVID-19 vaccination drive
"With the vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 at our doorsteps, it is worth reme...
‘Attempt to corrupt healthcare system’: IMA on allowing Ayurveda students to perform surgeries
After the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) allowed postgraduate Ayurveda students to practice 58 surgical procedures after obtainin...
Over 30,000 doctors in Gujarat join Indian Medical Association call for protest
The IMA has called for withdrawal of all non-essential and non-COVID-19 services between 6 am and 6 pm on Friday across the country against the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) decision to allow Ayurvedic doctors to conduct certain surgical procedures after the completion of their 3- year PG course, said IMA office-bearers.
AIIMS RDA demands withdrawal of notification allowing post-grad Ayurveda doctors to train in surgery
In a letter to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, the RDA raised objection over the "mixing of streams" of medicine, stating it "poses hazardous risk to the health of innocent, general population which may be irreversible and fatal".
SC refuses to entertain IMA's contempt plea over non-payment of salaries to doctors
A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and M R Shah said the issue was being dealt with by the Delhi High Court and there is no point in entertaining this plea in the apex court.
IMA offers govt services of its members in COVID-19 inoculation programme
The vaccines will have to be provided according to cold chain conditions along with disposables. This will be a force amplifier for the vaccination programme and substantially increase the number of outlets available for people, the doctor's body said.
Retrograde step: IMA on govt allowing post-grad Ayurveda docs to perform surgery
Demanding that the order be withdrawn, the IMA urged the Central Council of Indian Medicine, a statutory body under the AYUSH Ministry, to develop their own surgical disciplines from their own ancient texts and not claim the surgical disciplines of modern medicine as their own.
13 pc increase in COVID infections in Delhi due to air pollution; masks, air purifiers may not be enough: IMA
Stating that N-95 masks and air purifiers may not provide full time protection, the doctors' body stressed on the implementation of long-term measures to bring down pollution levels. Air pollution damages the inner lining of the lungs and hence increases the severity of COVID-19 infection.
'Khichdi' medical system can put millions of lives at risk: IMA on integrated medicine proposal
In a statement, the organisation of doctors said it stands for purity of systems of modern medicine as well as Ayush and that this new system will provide "hybrid doctors" and the choice of the patient is effectively nullified.
How Covid-related restrictions have impacted state-run health schemes for new mothers
Covid-19 has dealt a severe blow to delivery of perinatal care, especially in rural areas, where families rely solely on public health institutions. Apart from restrictions of movement and disruption of supply chain during the lockdown, the pandemic also put most medical and paramedical staff on Covid duty.
Indian Medical Association urges PM Modi to give government jobs to children of 'martyr' doctors
In a letter to the prime minister, Indian Medical Association (IMA) said there is a pressing need for an "inclusive national solatium" for all doctors who have lost their lives fighting the pandemic. The medical body said doctors infected by coronavirus suffer a higher viral load and a higher CFR (case fatality rate) as a community. So far, 2,006 doctors have been infected by Covid-19 and 307 of them lost their deaths.
Treat doctors losing lives in COVID fight at par with martyrs of armed forces: IMA to PM
The IMA cited government data and said 87,000 healthcare workers had been infected and 573 of them had lost their lives due to COVID-19.
IMA says nearly 200 doctors in India have succumbed to COVID-19 so far; requests PM's attention
"As per the latest data collected by the IMA, our nation has lost 196 doctors, out of which 170 of them are above the age of 50 years, with general practitioners attributing to around 40 per cent of it," the IMA said expressing concerns over the safety of doctors losing their lives in the fight against the COVID-19 crisis.