Indian Medical Association

  • Gujarat doctors to offer discount to patients who vote April 19, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The doctors in Gujarat will give minimum 25 per cent discount on consultation fees to patients who show their inked finger to prove that they have cast their vote during the Lok Sabha polls, Indian Medical Association (IMA) said on Saturday. IMA president Dr Jitendra Patel said the move,...
  • Indian Medical Association starts lectures to help students, doctors tackle stress March 18, 2014

    The Indian Medical Association in Kanpur has launched a series of lectures by experts to help students and junior doctors cope with psychological pressure, a knock-on effect of their recent face-off with the police. "Students are in depression after the recent fiasco. Mental balance is imperative as they have to deal with...
  • End strike for patients' sake: NHRC to UP doctors March 5, 2014

    The NHRC on Wednesday urged the Uttar Pradesh doctors to end their strike for the sake of suffering patients. Junior doctors and medical practitioners across the state went on a strike following police action and arrest of two dozen junior doctors of GSV Medical College, Kanpur as a result of a...
  • AIIMS doctors to observe 'black badge day' March 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Resident doctors of AIIMS will observe a 'black badge day' on Tuesday as a gesture to support the ongoing strike by the doctors in Kanpur and all other medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh against the alleged high-handedness of city police and administration. Meanwhile, Indian Medical Association on Tuesday described...
  • Doctors protest against SP legislator for forcing hundreds of patients to fend for themselves March 3, 2014

    Doctors at the SN Medical College in Agra continued their protest on Monday against a Samajwadi Party legislator, forcing hundreds of patients to fend for themselves. The doctors formed a human chain on MG Road on Sunday evening and took out a candlelight procession, the strikers said. More than 2,500 private medical practitioners...
  • Doctors stir: 300 medical college teachers to resign March 3, 2014

    The ongoing agitation by doctors against police lathicharge on junior medicos of a government college on Sunday intensified with 300 teachers deciding to resign on the second day of their indefinite strike. The strike at Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Medical College Hospital in Kanpur, called by the Indian Medical Association, was called...
  • Sex determination is redundant, says Shah Rukh Khan August 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was caught in the controversy over the pre-birth sex determination of his surrogate son AbRam, Friday said the practise itself is 'redundant'. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) had slammed the actor over reports that he and his wife Gauri Khan had got a sex...
  • Shah Rukh Khan: I am happy because of my son AbRam August 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was caught in the controversy over the pre-birth sex determination of his surrogate son AbRam, Friday said the practise itself is "redundant". The Indian Medical Association (IMA) had slammed the actor over reports that he and his wife Gauri Khan had got a sex...
  • News briefs: IMA members pledge to give priority to senior citizen patients in Patna August 4, 2013

    Members of Indian Medical Association (IMA) of Bihar have pledged to give priority to patients who are senior citizens. The IMA members also said that special health care packages for the BPL families should be announced by the government. Patna: State puts hold on school buses older by 15 years or...
  • Sweeper as doctor: IMA 'waiting for probe report' July 10, 2012

    The Indian Medical Association on Tuesday said it condemned the incident in a UP government hospital where a sweeper was allegedly caught givings stitches to a patient. ...
  • SC refuses to stay nationwide doctors' strike June 25, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay the day-long nation-wide strike called by the Indian Medical Association to protest against certain reforms initiated by the Central Government in the medical field. A bench of justices HL Gokhale and Gyan Sudha Misra, however, hoped the doctors would desist from...
  • Indian Medical Association calls for nationwide strike June 25, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian Medical Association has called for a nationwide strike on Monday, protesting amendments made to Acts relating to clinical establishment and private practise. However, they have assured that emergency services will not be hit. Medical services in Rajasthan are likely to remain paralysed on Monday when doctors affiliated...
  • Nationwide strike of doctors on June 25: IMA June 24, 2012

    Jaipur: Medical services in Rajasthan are likely to remain paralysed on June 25 when doctors affiliated to IMA will go on a daylong nationwide strike to protest the proposed amendments to acts related to clinical establishment and private practice. "Private hospitals, consulting chambers, diagnostic centres, clinics, nursing homes will remain closed...
  • Aamir to address Parliament on medical issues June 19, 2012

    New Delhi: A parliamentary panel has invited actor Aamir Khan, who exposed malpractices in the medical sector on his 'Satyamev Jayate' TV programme, for an interaction on the issue. He will appear Thursday morning with his team. Rajya Sabha MP Shanta Kumar of the Bharatiya Janata Party, who heads the parliamentary...
  • Satyamev Jayate: Aamir won't apologise to IMA June 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has refused to apologise to the Indian Medical Association which has accused him of defaming the medical profession through his popular TV show 'Satyamev Jayate' and said he is ready to face any legal action threatened by it. "I am very comfortable if they (IMA)...
  • Say sorry, Indian Medical Association tells Aamir June 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Saturday demanded an immediate apology from actor Aamir Khan accusing him of having defamed the medical profession in the May 27 episode of his TV show 'Satyamev Jayate' and warned him of legal action if he did not do so. "Aamir Khan should...
  • Pvt practice by govt docs not an offence: SC April 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Government doctors engaged in private practice cannot be prosecuted under the Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA) or any other criminal law, the Supreme Court has ruled. A bench of justices Markandeya Katju and Gyan Sudha Mishra in a judgement quashed the FIR registered against two Punjab government doctors by...
  • Axe healthcare tax: Indian medical fraternity March 9, 2011

    New Delhi: Ever since the govt announced a new service tax on healthcare services this union budget, pressure has been growing to announce a roll-back. Noted cardiac surgeon Dr Devi Shetty launched a nation-wide appeal - calling this a misery tax. Dr Devi Shetty, Cardiologist and Chairman, Narayana Hrudaylaya said, "India...
  • IMA's endorsement of products raises ethical concern May 8, 2008

    New Delhi: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) is treading shaky ground. It has signed deals to back commercial products, raising ethical concerns. Now Tropicana Juice and Quaker Oats have the stamp of approval of the IMA. It's a global first across all PepsiCo's markets. In a three-year promotional deal, the two...
  • Med Association in trouble for endorsing PepsiCo May 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss is making news yet again, this time for a different reason. Now, he has been criticising the Indian Medical Association for entering into a commercial deal with the food and beverages company PepsiCo. Ramadoss reprimanded the IMA for endorsing Pepsico's Tropicana fruit juices and...
  • 15-yr-old surgeon's parents held June 25, 2007

    New Delhi: The doctor-parents of 15-year-old Dhileepan Raj who allegedly performed a caesarean section at their family-run maternity hospital near Manapparai recently, were taken into custody Monday. Dr Murugesan and his wife Dr Gandhimathy were detained at the Valanadu police station, police sources said. The Caesarian was done three-months ago...
  • 15-year-old 'surgeon' gets away June 22, 2007

    New Delhi: A day after it came to light that a doctor couple in Trichy allowed their 15-year-old son to perform a caesarian delivery, no one seems to quite know what to do about it. While the state says the medical fraternity should take action, the Medical Council of India...
  • TN to take action against 15-yr-old doc June 22, 2007

    New Delhi: A day after it was reported that 15-year-old Dhileepan Raj, a Class X student in Tamil Nadu, had performed a caesarean operation successfully, the state Health Secretary V K Subburaj has said the government will take action against Dhileepan and his parents. “We have come to know of the...
  • Doc couple let 15-yr-old son do surgery June 22, 2007

    Trichy (Tamil Nadu): Fifteen-year-old Dhileepan Raj is a Class X student at Manapparai near Trichy in Tamil Nadu. But he's not just another boy - he's performed a caesarean operation successfully, which has thrown the medical fraternity into a tizzy. “I've seen the CD of the operation. I've asked for an...