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IMA announces national alliance of medical professionals to tackle AMR

AMR occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites no longer respond to antimicrobial medicines such as antibiotics, antibacterials, and antivirals, according to the World Health Organisation

IMA announces national alliance of medical professionals to tackle AMR
Updated On : 10 Jul 2024 | 7:26 PM IST

Invoke protective provision in case of medical negligence: IMA to PM

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighting that an investigating officer should invoke the protective provision under the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita in cases of alleged criminal medical negligence. The IMA pointed out that there is no criminal intent (mens rhea) on the part of a doctor while treating a patient and there is no negligence to attract criminal prosecution. "Union Home Minister Amit Shah ji acknowledged on the floor of the Parliament that death during treatment is not murder. The new BNS legislation brought up by your Government reflects on this aspect in section 26. IMA kindly request the Government that the investigating officer invoke this provision in cases of alleged medical negligence. In the rarest of rare cases which might be considered as recklessness the investigating officer may prefer the case to an expert committee for opinion," the IMA said in the letter sent recently. When contacted, IMA President Dr R V Asok

Invoke protective provision in case of medical negligence: IMA to PM
Updated On : 05 Jul 2024 | 5:57 PM IST

IMA jr doctors demand CBI inquiry into alleged irregularities in NEET 2024

In a recent NEET result declaration, 67 students bagged the top rank, including six from the same exam centre

IMA jr doctors demand CBI inquiry into alleged irregularities in NEET 2024
Updated On : 08 Jun 2024 | 11:55 AM IST

IMA president tenders apology in SC for statements against apex court

Indian Medical Association (IMA) president R V Asokan on Tuesday tendered an unconditional apology to the Supreme Court and expressed regret for his statement against the apex court in an interview to PTI where he answered queries about Patanjali Ayurved Ltd's misleading advertisements case. The matter came up for hearing before a bench of justices Hima Kohli and Ahsanuddin Amanullah which posed some tough questions to Asokan and made it clear that at this stage, the apex court will not accept his affidavit tendering unconditional apology. In an affidavit filed in the top court, Asokan said he has realised his error that he ought not have made such statements in the interview when the matter was under consideration of the court. "The deponent (Asokan) hereby tenders his unconditional apology and expresses regret for his statements in relation to the order dated April 23, 2024 passed by this court in the present writ petition," the affidavit said. In its April 23 order, the apex cou

IMA president tenders apology in SC for statements against apex court
Updated On : 14 May 2024 | 9:50 PM IST

'Can't sit on a couch and say anything': Supreme Court raps IMA president

IMA President Dr RV Asokan drew sharp criticism from the Supreme Court for his remarks concerning the court's ruling in a case involving misleading advertisements by Patanjali Ayurved

'Can't sit on a couch and say anything': Supreme Court raps IMA president
Updated On : 14 May 2024 | 5:39 PM IST

India's unhealthy truths

Our healthcare is marred by poor infrastructure, negligence, and pharma-doctor collusion. Sumanth C Raman's book exposes all this and more, questioning why it doesn't evoke as much anger in Indians

India's unhealthy truths
Updated On : 09 May 2024 | 11:13 PM IST

AstraZeneca admits Covishield has rare side effect: Is concern warranted?

AstraZeneca's acknowledgment that the vaccine may lead to thrombosis isn't a new revelation, but it underscores the need for transparent communication by the pharma companies, say experts

AstraZeneca admits Covishield has rare side effect: Is concern warranted?
Updated On : 01 May 2024 | 10:47 PM IST

Patanjali, misleading ads, and art of puffery: When brands take it too far

The Supreme Court has come down heavily on Patanjali Ayurved. Advertising, however, is full of examples where brands have taken it too far

Patanjali, misleading ads, and art of puffery: When brands take it too far
Updated On : 24 Apr 2024 | 10:35 AM IST

Doctors to get exemption from prosecution in negligence cases: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the Centre plans to amend the Criminal Law Bill to exempt doctors from criminal prosecution in cases of deaths due to medical negligence

Doctors to get exemption from prosecution in negligence cases: Amit Shah
Updated On : 21 Dec 2023 | 11:34 AM IST

IMA objects to NMC logo depicting Hindu deity, demands religion-neutrality

The Indian Medical Association on Sunday raised its objection to the National Medical Commission logo depicting the Hindu deity Dhanwantari and urged it to adopt a religion-neutral emblem. According to Hindu mythology, Dhanwantari is the physician of the gods. The National Medical Commission (NMC) on Thursday drew ire from the Indian Medical Association's (IMA) Kerala chapter, which said the recent change in the logo was not acceptable. It also drew ire for replacing "India" with "Bharat" in the logo. The commission, however, stated that the logo has been in use for over a year. The IMA said on Sunday, "The NMC has adopted a new logo with religious depiction contained therein. The new logo of the NMC is in contradiction with our fundamental values as doctors." "It is not in conformity with the oath and duty of doctors, which is not towards any particular religion. Such a logo is also inconsistent with the dignity and decorum of an institution such as the NMC," it further said. Th

IMA objects to NMC logo depicting Hindu deity, demands religion-neutrality
Updated On : 03 Dec 2023 | 7:27 PM IST

NEET-PG' zero eligibility: What does this mean for medical admissions?

The announcement comes in light of 13,000 seats remaining vacant in medical institutes for PG students across the country even after two rounds of counseling

NEET-PG' zero eligibility: What does this mean for medical admissions?
Updated On : 25 Sep 2023 | 12:50 PM IST

Lupin acquires five legacy brands from Meranini to solidify its portfolio

Lupin has already been marketing these brands in India since July 2021 under an agreement with A Menarini India Private Limited but will now have the full trademark ownership of the five brands

Lupin acquires five legacy brands from Meranini to solidify its portfolio
Updated On : 22 Sep 2023 | 3:29 PM IST

New treatment: NMC regulations, albeit diluted, likely to be back soon

Agarwal adds that at a CME the speaking doctor is merely sharing his experience of using a particular molecule; never does he mention a particular brand

New treatment: NMC regulations, albeit diluted, likely to be back soon
Updated On : 16 Sep 2023 | 8:09 PM IST

NBCC bags Rs 66 cr order from Indian Medical Association to plan IMA House

State-owned construction firm NBCC has received a Rs 66 crore order from the Indian Medical Association to plan and execute IMA House in the national capital. In a regulatory filing on Monday, NBCC said it bagged a project management consultancy work order worth Rs 66.32 crore from the Indian Medical Association (IMA). The scope of the order is "planning, designing and execution of IMA House" at Indraprastha, IP Estate, New Delhi. The contract is to be completed within 30 months. NBCC is mainly into project management consultancy and real estate businesses.

NBCC bags Rs 66 cr order from Indian Medical Association to plan IMA House
Updated On : 29 Aug 2023 | 2:28 PM IST

J'khand IMA demands implementation of Medical Protection Act, CEA amendment

The Jharkhand Chapter of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Sunday demanded that the state government implement the Medical Protection Act (MPA) and an amendment to the Clinical Establishment Act (CEA) at the earliest in Jharkhand for benefit of doctors and patients. The IMA during its executive body meeting here decided to request the government in this regard, failing to which they may launch a fresh agitation. Addressing the media, Jharkhand chapter IMA president Arun Kumar Singh said that their demands are still pending with the state government. "We are just given assurances but no concrete step has been taken yet. The government has adopted a lackadaisical approach towards our long pending demands, which is not acceptable," he said. Singh said that when they created pressure with rounds of agitations, the state government brought MPA bill in the state assembly during the budget session. "With objection by few MLAs, it was sent to the Select Committee, and is pending there

J'khand IMA demands implementation of Medical Protection Act, CEA amendment
Updated On : 27 Aug 2023 | 4:42 PM IST
Updated On : 17 Aug 2023 | 3:35 PM IST

IMA opposes NMC move to mandate doctors to prescribe only generic medicines

IMA felt that if the Centre is serious about implementing generic drugs, then it should not give licences to branded drugs at all, and at the same time ensure the quality of generic drugs

IMA opposes NMC move to mandate doctors to prescribe only generic medicines
Updated On : 14 Aug 2023 | 8:05 PM IST

Defer implementation of NMC regulations: IMA to govt on generic drugs

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Monday demanded deferring the implementation of the National Medical Commission regulations that make it mandatory for doctors to prescribe generic drugs, stating the biggest impediment to such medicines is the uncertainty about their quality. The IMA stated that less than 0.1 per cent of the drugs manufactured in India are tested for quality. "This step should be deferred till the government can assure the quality of all the drugs released into the market. Patient care and safety are not negotiable," the association said in a statement. The National Medical Commission (NMC) in its "regulations relating to professional conduct of registered medical practitioners" stated that all doctors must prescribe generic drugs, failing which they will be penalised and even their licence to practise may be suspended for a period. It also asked doctors to avoid prescribing branded generic drugs. Rather than taking the NMC route the government should take

Defer implementation of NMC regulations: IMA to govt on generic drugs
Updated On : 14 Aug 2023 | 5:10 PM IST

You may not need fourth shot of Covid-19 vaccine, but a flu shot might help

As flu cases rise in cities, health experts advise the annual flu shot for the vulnerable

You may not need fourth shot of Covid-19 vaccine, but a flu shot might help
Updated On : 26 Jul 2023 | 9:27 AM IST

Biocon Biologics gets positive opinion from EMA for ophthalmology product

Yesafili aims to treat various visual impairments and age-related macular degeneration

Biocon Biologics gets positive opinion from EMA for ophthalmology product
Updated On : 24 Jul 2023 | 1:58 PM IST