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

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 Central Council of Indian Medicine which opened doors for post-graduate students of Ayurveda to be trained in surgeries.

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

09 Oct 2020

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

01 Oct 2020

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.

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

17 Sep 2020

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.

Karnataka: Doctors threaten strike over medical officer's suicide; accuse IAS

21 Aug 2020

Karnataka: Doctors threaten strike over medical officer's suicide; accuse IAS

On Wednesday, Dr. SR Nagendra, a 43-year-old Taluk Medical Officer at Nanjanagud in Karnataka's Mysuru district, died by suicide at his residence.

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

08 Aug 2020

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.

Bihar's coronavirus story: Why should India be worried

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

19 Jul 2020

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.

Coronavirus: 682 dead in India; over 21,300 cases reported

23 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: 682 dead in India; over 21,300 cases reported

On Wednesday, the number of coronavirus infections in India crossed 21,000, according to data compiled from official state and union territory statistics.

Coronavirus: 590 dead in India; Mumbai cases cross 3,000

21 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: 590 dead in India; Mumbai cases cross 3,000

On Monday, the number of coronavirus infections in Maharashtra's Mumbai surged past 3,000, amounting to over 16% of India's cases.

Is India more immune to coronavirus than other nations?

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.

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

02 Sep 2019

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.

Explained: Why are doctors protesting the National Medical Commission Bill

30 Jul 2019

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.

Schools shut in Bihar as death-toll crosses 100 amid heatwave

17 Jun 2019

Schools shut in Bihar as death-toll crosses 100 amid heatwave

As Bihar continues to reel under rising mercury, all government and government-aided schools in the state have been ordered to remain shut till June 22.

Doctors meet Mamata Banerjee, call off strike after seven days

17 Jun 2019

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.

Doctors go on nationwide strike: Everything you need to know

17 Jun 2019

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.

WB: Doctors on strike agree to meet CM Mamata Banerjee

16 Jun 2019

WB: Doctors on strike agree to meet CM Mamata Banerjee

Junior doctors of NRS Medical College agitating in Kolkata have on Sunday reportedly agreed to meet West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee even as their strike entered the sixth day.

'Mental Hai Kya' row: Kangana's sister Rangoli defends 'insensitive' posters

21 Apr 2019

'Mental Hai Kya' row: Kangana's sister Rangoli defends 'insensitive' posters

Kangana Ranaut's upcoming movie Mental Hai Kya has faced a lot of flak as its title and promotional posters are seemingly insensitive to people with mental illnesses.

#FinancialBytes: 5 credit cards which offer unique benefits

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.

Jharkhand: Doctors asked to write prescription in capital letters only

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.

#FinancialBytes: 5 credit cards which offer unique benefits

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.

#FinancialBytes: 5 credit cards which offer unique benefits

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.

#CareerBytes: Central government job openings currently available in North India

12 Jun 2018

#CareerBytes: Central government job openings currently available in North India

Many Indians prefer government jobs over joining the private sector as they feel such jobs provide job security, better perks/allowances, medical benefits, etc.

5 highly educated politicians you wouldn't know about

02 Jun 2018

5 highly educated politicians you wouldn't know about

If you want a government job in India, you should at least be a graduate. But if you're going to become a politician, people's support is more than enough.

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

07 Mar 2018

'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.

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

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.

India forced to declare as smog troubles Sri Lankan players

03 Dec 2017

India forced to declare as smog troubles Sri Lankan players

Virat Kohli & Co. were forced to declare their first innings on day 2 of 3rd Test at 536/7, as Delhi's smog played a spoilsport affecting the Sri Lankan players.

Bengaluru: Private doctors on indefinite strike from today

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.

Delhi pollution: The fate of Half Marathon hangs in uncertainty

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.

Supreme Court issues several notices to tackle air pollution

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.

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

07 Nov 2017

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.

Maharashtra: Doctors may get degrees only after rural stint

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.

Dera donated 14 bodies for research without necessary death certificates

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".

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

21 Jul 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, the government told the Lok Sabha.

Access to low-cost generic drugs important, not branded medicines: Doctors

01 May 2017

Access to low-cost generic drugs important, not branded medicines: Doctors

PM Narendra Modi talked about making it mandatory for doctors to prescribe low-cost generic medicines, but health groups said the government should also focus on gradually phasing out branded drugs.

Bengaluru to shut down on day of Baahubali 2 release

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.

Bengaluru Police now on Instagram

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.

Govt to pass law to ensure prescription of cheaper medicines

18 Apr 2017

Govt to pass law to ensure prescription of cheaper medicines

PM Modi stated that the Centre would put in place a legal framework to ensure that doctors only prescribe cheaper generic drugs to patients, in an attempt to break the pharmaceutical industry's nexus with doctors.

CM Fadnavis promises security, doctors call off strike

24 Mar 2017

CM Fadnavis promises security, doctors call off strike

On Thursday, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had promised full support and security to resident doctors who have been on strike against being assaulted by patients' relatives.

Bombay HC orders striking docs to resume work

23 Mar 2017

Bombay HC orders striking docs to resume work

Asking Maharashtra Police to provide ample security to all government hospitals, the Bombay HC ordered all striking resident doctors in the state to end their strike immediately.