Indian Medical Association: News

14 May 2024

Baba Ramdev

SC reserves order on contempt notice issued to Ramdev, Balkrishna

The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its order on the contempt notice issued to yoga guru Baba Ramdev, his aide Acharya Balkrishna, and Patanjali Ayurved Ltd in the misleading advertisements case.

30 Apr 2024

Baba Ramdev

SC reprimands Uttarakhand licensing body for inaction in Patanjali case 

The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed dissatisfaction with the Uttarakhand State Licensing Authority's delay in addressing the deceptive advertising case of Patanjali.

24 Apr 2024

Baba Ramdev

Patanjali ads case: Ramdev, Balkrishna issue fresh apology 

Patanjali Ayurved Co-founder and Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and the firm's Managing Director Acharya Balkrishna have issued an apology in Wednesday's newspapers for their non-compliance with the Supreme Court directives in the misleading advertisements case.

23 Apr 2024

Baba Ramdev

'Was apology same size as your ads': SC slams Patanjali 

The Supreme Court on Tuesday raised questions over the "microscopic" size of Patanjali Ayurved's public apology advertisements issued in newspapers.

16 Apr 2024

Baba Ramdev

Patanjali ads case: You can't degrade allopathy, SC tells Ramdev

Yoga guru and co-founder of Patanjali Ayurved Baba Ramdev on Tuesday once again issued an apology to the Supreme Court in connection with the misleading advertisements case.

10 Apr 2024

Baba Ramdev

SC rejects Ramdev's apology in Patanjali 'misleading' ads case

The Supreme Court said on Wednesday that it did not accept the apology tendered by Baba Ramdev and Patanjali Ayurved Managing Director Acharya Balkrishna in the misleading advertisements case.

02 Apr 2024

Baba Ramdev

Baba Ramdev apologizes to Supreme Court in misleading ads case 

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and his associate Acharya Balkrishna appeared in the Supreme Court on Tuesday in the "misleading advertisements" case.

02 Apr 2024

Baba Ramdev

Patanjali misleading ads case: Ramdev may appear before SC today 

Yoga guru and Patanjali Ayurved co-founder Baba Ramdev is likely to appear in person before the Supreme Court on Tuesday in the "misleading advertisements" case.

21 Mar 2024

Baba Ramdev

Patanjali Ayurved apologizes to SC for misleading advertisements

Acharya Balkrishna, managing director of Patanjali Ayurved and an associate of Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, has apologized to the Supreme Court for the company's misleading claims about its products and their medicinal efficacy.

19 Mar 2024

Baba Ramdev

SC summons Baba Ramdev in Patanjali's misleading ads case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up Patanjali Ayurved for failing to respond to a contempt notice in the "misleading advertisements" case and ordered co-founder and yoga guru Ramdev to appear before it.

03 Dec 2023


IMA Kerala objects National Medical Commission's logo depicting Hindu deity

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) Kerala has slammed the National Medical Commission (NMC) for redesigning its logo, which featured a Hindu deity, Dhanwantari, and the word "Bharat" instead of "India."

22 Nov 2023


Baba Ramdev responds to SC's warning against misleading ads

Baba Ramdev, the co-founder of Patanjali Ayurved, has fired back at the Supreme Court's warning against airing "false" and "misleading" ads.

10 May 2023


Kerala: Suspended school teacher stabs doctor to death during check-up

A suspended male school teacher who was taken to a hospital by the police after an altercation with his family and neighbors allegedly stabbed a 23-year-old doctor, Vandana Das, to death in Kerala's Kollam district on Wednesday.

14 Apr 2023


India records 11,109 COVID-19 cases, 29 deaths in 24 hours

India has recorded 11,109 cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 4,47,97,269, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's data updated on Friday.

10 Apr 2023


IMA lists 3 reasons behind COVID-19 surge in India

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has warned citizens that the recent increase in daily COVID-19 cases could be due to three major factors.

04 Apr 2023

Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan: Doctors, govt arrive at consensus over RTH Act

The state government and doctors in Rajasthan have arrived at a consensus on the Right to Health (RTH) Act, CM Ashok Gehlot informed on Tuesday.

14 Mar 2023


H3N2: ICMR expert recommends influenza vaccine for low immunity people

With respiratory illnesses due to H3N2, COVID-19, and other viruses reportedly witnessing a steep rise over the last week in India, experts have issued caution and recommended precautionary measures.

07 Mar 2023

Randeep Guleria

Steep rise in H3N2, COVID-19 cases; masks, other measures return

Respiratory illnesses due to Influenza A virus subtype H3N2 and COVID-19 cases reportedly witnessed a steep rise over the last week in India, prompting authorities to implement precautionary measures.

Influenza A subtype causing cough, fever in India: ICMR experts

A persistent cold and cough running through the country are due to Influenza A subtype H3N2, as per experts from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

28 Dec 2022


Delhi: Government centers run out of free COVID-19 booster vaccine

All government-run facilities in Delhi have run out of free COVID-19 booster vaccine, shows the Co-WIN app.

27 Dec 2022


COVID-19: India redoubles fight against coronavirus as cases surge globally

India has been undertaking a series of fresh measures to combat the COVID-19 spread in the country, following a surge in coronavirus infections in several countries, especially China.

22 Dec 2022


COVID-19 precautions: IMA issues new guidelines on masks, public gatherings

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) issued an advisory in view of keeping an impending COVID-19 outbreak at bay.

07 Dec 2021


Omicron: IMA warns of 'massive' third wave of COVID-19

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has warned about a severe third wave of COVID-19 in India amid the threat posed by the Omicron variant.

12 Jul 2021

Health & Wellness

Third COVID-19 wave "imminent," says IMA, warns against laxity

A third wave of coronavirus infections in India is unavoidable and around the corner, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) warned today in a press release.

07 Jun 2021

Narendra Modi

IMA seeks Modi's intervention over attacks on doctors, misinformation campaigns

In the wake of attacks on several doctors, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking his personal intervention to ensure "optimum milieu" for medical professionals in India so they can work without fear.

31 May 2021


Junior doctors strike in MP, demand reservation of COVID-19 beds

Thousands of junior doctors in Madhya Pradesh today boycotted work, except COVID-19 duties, to raise several demands including free treatment for themselves and their families in case they contract the coronavirus.

31 May 2021

Madhya Pradesh

Nearly 3,000 junior doctors in MP go on strike

Nearly 3,000 junior doctors in Madhya Pradesh on Monday struck work, barring COVID-19 duties, to press for their demands, including free treatment for them and their families if they contract the infection.

29 May 2021


Will withdraw complaints against Ramdev if he annuls comments: IMA

The Indian Medical Association does not have any personal enmity with Yoga guru Ramdev and will withdraw all its police complaints against him as and when he takes back his controversial comments on modern medicine, the medical body's chief said.

26 May 2021

Narendra Modi

IMA Uttarakhand sends Rs. 1,000 crore defamation notice to Ramdev

The Indian Medical Association's Uttarakhand unit has sent a defamation notice to Yoga guru Ramdev for his remarks about allopathic medicine, reports say.

24 May 2021

Baba Ramdev

Ramdev withdraws comments on allopathic medicine after furor

Yoga guru Ramdev on Sunday withdrew his recent statements on allopathic medicine which had triggered strong protests from the medical fraternity.

22 May 2021

Baba Ramdev

Ramdev calls allopathy 'stupid science', Medical Association demands his prosecution

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) angrily hit out at yoga guru Baba Ramdev Saturday, demanding strict action against him over his derogatory comments on allopathy, claiming the modern medicine is "stupid science" due to which lakhs have died.

22 May 2021


420 doctors died of COVID-19 during the second wave: IMA

Four hundred and twenty doctors have died due to the coronavirus infection during India's devastating second wave of the pandemic, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has said.

18 May 2021


COVID-19: 270 doctors died in second wave, shows IMA data

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Tuesday said the country has so far lost 270 doctors in the raging second wave of COVID-19, which is wreaking havoc across India.

18 May 2021


Dr. KK Aggarwal, former IMA chief, dies due to COVID-19

Dr. KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri awardee and a former national president of the Indian Medical Association, passed away last night due to the coronavirus.

06 May 2021


126 doctors died of COVID-19 this year, says the IMA

As many as 126 doctors have died of the coronavirus disease so far this year, according to a study conducted by the Indian Medical Association (IMA).

22 Feb 2021


Shocked to note blatant lie: IMA questions government over 'Coronil'

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has sharply criticized the government's promotion of an "unscientific" medicine for COVID-19.

IMA demands study of deceased doctors' data due to COVID-19

The Indian Medical Association on Wednesday expressed shock at the Central Government's statement in Rajya Sabha that 162 doctors had died due to coronavirus in the country.

02 Feb 2021


IMA begins hunger strike over surgery permission to Ayurveda doctors

Members of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Monday started a relay hunger strike at over 50 spots across the nation over the permission given to Ayurveda doctors to perform general surgical procedures.

25 Jan 2021


Low testing, contact tracing blamed for Kerala's COVID-19 situation: Report

Even as the coronavirus outbreak has largely slowed down across India, the Kerala state continues to see a huge daily spike in infections.

15 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

Jayalalithaa's legacy continues: Amma mini clinics inaugurated in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday inaugurated the Amma Mini Clinic Scheme, under which 2,000 mini clinics will be opened across the Southern state.

11 Dec 2020


Doctors protest Centre's move allowing Ayurveda doctors to perform surgery

Thousands of doctors across the country today staged protests against the central government's decision to allow post-graduate Ayurveda doctors to perform surgeries.

02 Dec 2020


IMA's strike on December 11: Here's why doctors are fuming

In the middle of a raging pandemic, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has asked doctors to stop services on December 11, in response to a notification issued by the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) which opened doors for post-graduate students of Ayurveda to be trained in surgeries.

09 Oct 2020

Harsh Vardhan

Health Minister promotes AYUSH's coronavirus treatment protocol, IMA asks questions

On Tuesday, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan released the AYUSH standard treatment protocol for coronavirus patients, only to be at the receiving end of pointed questions by the Indian Medical Association (IMA).

Coronavirus: Doctors of Delhi's hospital not paid for 3+ months

Despite putting in long hours, working hard to save coronavirus patients and risking their own lives, doctors at Delhi's Hindu Rao Hospital have not been paid for more than three months.

17 Sep 2020

Harsh Vardhan

Coronavirus killed 382 doctors, angry IMA slams Modi government's apathy

Upset that Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan didn't mention the death of healthcare workers due to coronavirus in his parliamentary address, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) published a list of 382 doctors, who lost their lives to the highly-contagious disease.

08 Aug 2020

Union Health Ministry

IMA says 196 doctors died of COVID-19; seeks PM's help

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure adequate care for doctors as many have contracted the virus.

20 Jul 2020


Bihar's coronavirus story: Why should India be worried

Perpetually considered as one of the most under-developed states in the country, Bihar is now burdened by the rise in coronavirus cases with at least eight districts set to become India's next hotspots.

Coronavirus: 38,900+ cases in 24 hours; community spread feared

India has reported 38,902 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, its highest single-day spike thus far. The national tally now stands at 10,77,618 cases.

04 Mar 2020


Is India more immune to coronavirus than other nations?

As Indians continue to worry about the outbreak of coronavirus in the country, a new piece of information has been doing the rounds: Warmer, humid temperatures of India can prevent the deadly virus from proliferating.

02 Sep 2019

West Bengal

Assam: Mob beats 73-year-old doctor to death, 21 detained

A murderous mob took the life of a 73-year-old doctor in Assam only because he was not "present" at the hospital when a worker needed treatment.

30 Jul 2019

Lok Sabha

Explained: Why are doctors protesting the National Medical Commission Bill

Starting 6 AM on Wednesday, all non-emergency medical services across the nation will remain shut for 24 hours, courtesy a protest called by the Indian Medical Association.

17 Jun 2019

West Bengal

Doctors meet Mamata Banerjee, call off strike after seven days

Doctors in West Bengal, who had been protesting against violence since last week, called off their strike on Monday after meeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

17 Jun 2019

West Bengal

Doctors go on nationwide strike: Everything you need to know

In a move which is sure to hit medical services, doctors all over the county went on strike on Monday. This strike was called by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to show solidarity with protesting doctors in West Bengal.

21 Mar 2019


#FinancialBytes: 5 credit cards which offer unique benefits

These days it's common for credit cards to offer benefits like monetary rewards on grocery purchases, online shopping, movie ticket booking, etc.

22 Sep 2018


Jharkhand: Doctors asked to write prescription in capital letters only

In a notification issued on Friday, the Jharkhand government has asked all government and private doctors to write prescriptions in capital letters.

22 Jul 2018


#FinancialBytes: 5 credit cards which offer unique benefits

These days it's common for credit cards to offer benefits like monetary rewards on grocery purchases, online shopping, movie ticket booking, etc.

26 Jun 2018


#FinancialBytes: 5 credit cards which offer unique benefits

These days it's common for credit cards to offer benefits like monetary rewards on grocery purchases, online shopping, movie ticket booking, etc.

11 Apr 2018


Goa patient loses out on cadaver donation; probe ordered

A brain-dead man's organs harvested at a private hospital in Goa were taken to Mumbai instead of being donated to a patient waiting for the transplant at the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), prompting the health department to order an inquiry into it.

07 Mar 2018

Delhi Police

'Short skirts not invitation to rape': Delhi men demand women's-safety

'Short skirts are not an invitation to rape' - several men silently gave out this strong message by wearing only shorts to a rally on Tuesday.

28 Dec 2017


Soon, no non-veg food on display outside South Delhi eateries

According to the BJP-ruled South Delhi municipal corporation (SDMC), displaying non-vegetarian food outside eateries should be banned.

16 Nov 2017


Bengaluru: Private doctors on indefinite strike from today

About 6,000 private hospitals/clinics in Bengaluru have shut down their OPD services and elective surgeries indefinitely in protest against amendments proposed to the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Bill.

14 Nov 2017


Delhi pollution: The fate of Half Marathon hangs in uncertainty

The Indian Medical Association has urged the Delhi HC to postpone the Delhi Half Marathon in the wake of "severe" air quality.

13 Nov 2017


Supreme Court issues several notices to tackle air pollution

A thick cloud of toxic smog has enveloped India's capital, ten times thicker than the acceptable limit of air pollution.

07 Nov 2017

Bharti Airtel

Airtel may cut ties with Delhi Half Marathon over pollution-issue

Delhi Half Marathon title sponsor Airtel has hinted to pull out its decade-long association with the annual event from next year unless the rising concerns of air pollution are not immediately addressed.

19 Oct 2017


Maharashtra: Doctors may get degrees only after rural stint

The Maharashtra education department is considering extending the duration of MBBS from the current 5.5. years to 6.5 years.

11 Sep 2017


An overburdened profession: In India, one doctor for 1,613 people

India has a doctor-patient ratio of 0.62:1000, meaning there's one doctor serving almost 1,613 people.

09 Sep 2017


Dera donated 14 bodies for research without necessary death certificates

Stories about the Dera Sacha Sauda keep getting murkier. Even as forces conduct a sweep of its Sirsa campus, the Health Ministry has revealed that 14 bodies were sent by it to a medical college "without requisite permission and death certificates".

21 Apr 2017


Bengaluru to shut down on day of Baahubali 2 release

Protesting against the release of Baahubali 2, several Pro-Kannada organizations in Bengaluru led by former MLA Vatal Nagaraj have demanded a day-long bandh on 28th April.

18 Apr 2017


Bengaluru Police now on Instagram

Tech-savvy Bengaluru Police are doing everything in their power to ensure dissemination of their campaigns and important messages through social media.

23 Mar 2017


Shiv Sena MP attacked Air India employee with slippers

Ravindra Gaikwad, a Shiv Sena MP attacked one of the members of the Air India staff with slippers on Thursday.

08 Feb 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Jat agitation reaches Delhi

Hundreds of Jat community members gathered at Najafgarh in southwest Delhi and staged a peaceful protest.