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The second phase of the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive for age-appropriate population groups (people above 60 and those with comorbidities above 45) began on Monday.(AP)

IMA pushes for free Covid-19 vaccine, make online portal more user friendly

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 10:00 PM IST
"We request the Government of India to make the online vaccination portal more people friendly. We also request to provide the Covid-19 vaccination free of cost to the HCWs and people of the country," the IMA said.
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In a statement issued on Monday, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) said, “Being Health Minister of the country, how justified is it to release such falsely fabricated unscientific product to people of the whole country."(PTI)
In a statement issued on Monday, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) said, “Being Health Minister of the country, how justified is it to release such falsely fabricated unscientific product to people of the whole country."(PTI)

IMA 'shocked' on Patanjali’s claim on Coronil, seeks health minister's response

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 03:23 PM IST
Yoga guru Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved had on February 19 said that the Coronil tablet had received certification from the Ayush Ministry as a medicine supporting Covid-19 treatment as per the World Health Organization's certification scheme.
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The IMA has demanded that a "high powered committee" be constituted by the government to make a thorough study on the entire data of deceased doctors.(ANI Photo)
The IMA has demanded that a "high powered committee" be constituted by the government to make a thorough study on the entire data of deceased doctors.(ANI Photo)

IMA refutes govt's data, says 734 doctors died due to Covid-19

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 08:59 PM IST
  • The top medical body in a statement said that 734 doctors have died due to Covid-19 till February 3. IMA said it was "shocked" by the government's announcement and condemned the Centre's "apathy" in verifying the data submitted by the body
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In a joint press release sent out by IMA’s national president and secretary general, the medical body pledged the infrastructure available at its disposal to aid in the process of vaccine rollout.
In a joint press release sent out by IMA’s national president and secretary general, the medical body pledged the infrastructure available at its disposal to aid in the process of vaccine rollout.

IMA requests doctors to get vaccinated to counter vaccine misinformation

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 04:36 PM IST
IMA has prioritised the task of countering vaccine myths and misinformation circulating on social media. It stated in a press release that vaccinating doctors will vouch for the safety and quality of the vaccines, and offer support as the country gears up for their emergency usage.
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The application was filed as part of a petition which the court had initiated on the non-payment of salaries to the doctors of the Kasturba Gandhi Hospital(ANI File Photo /Representative Image)
The application was filed as part of a petition which the court had initiated on the non-payment of salaries to the doctors of the Kasturba Gandhi Hospital(ANI File Photo /Representative Image)

Release doctors’ salaries: Delhi HC to civic bodies

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 06:10 AM IST
A bench comprising justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad said that the salaries should be released within two weeks while hearing an application moved by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) seeking directions to the two civic bodies to clear the arrears of salaries of the doctors and health workers.
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After the Central government enacted the Act in 2010 and notified it in 2012, 11 states and almost all union territories have adopted the law. States needs to have their own legislation as public health is a state subject.
After the Central government enacted the Act in 2010 and notified it in 2012, 11 states and almost all union territories have adopted the law. States needs to have their own legislation as public health is a state subject.

Act that provides for capping private hospital rates will be adopted soon in Maharashtra, says health minister

By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 12:38 AM IST
Almost a decade after the Central government enacted the Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, the Maharashtra government has now said that it is serious on implementing the Act, which is aimed at streamlining healthcare services in the state
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Doctors form groups while protesting at Court Naka in Thane on Friday morning.(Praful Gangurde)
Doctors form groups while protesting at Court Naka in Thane on Friday morning.(Praful Gangurde)

Why doctors are holding nationwide strike?

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 09:37 PM IST
The Indian Medical Association (IMA), an umbrella organisation for all conventional doctors and surgeons, criticising the legislation said it is a “mixopathy” and said that it “trivialises the medical profession,” as it gave a call for a nationwide strike.
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State IMA secretary Dr Sunil Kumar claimed the health services, including planned surgeries, were badly affected following the strike called by the IMA.(PTI)
State IMA secretary Dr Sunil Kumar claimed the health services, including planned surgeries, were badly affected following the strike called by the IMA.(PTI)

Doctors on strike in Bihar over Centre’s Ayurveda surgery move, services hit

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 08:39 PM IST
Reports from the districts said though the patients arrived at the hospitals, but the doctors did not attend to them.
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Protesting against the Union government’s decision to allow post-graduate practitioners of Ayurveda to be trained in surgical procedures, nearly 8,000 doctors, struck work in Madhya Pradesh on Friday.(PTI)
Protesting against the Union government’s decision to allow post-graduate practitioners of Ayurveda to be trained in surgical procedures, nearly 8,000 doctors, struck work in Madhya Pradesh on Friday.(PTI)

Doctors in MP protest in solidarity with the IMA

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Indore
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2020 07:02 PM IST
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) had given a nation-wide call for protest against what it termed as “mixopathy”. Nearly 8,000 doctors, most of them from the private sector, across the state went on a strike, sais IMA MP unit vice-president Sanjay Londhe.
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The IMA is the apex body of allopathy doctors in the country.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))
The IMA is the apex body of allopathy doctors in the country.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))

Over 30,000 doctors in Gujarat join IMA call for protest

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Ahmedabad, Gujarat
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2020 02:59 PM IST
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.
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Indian Medical Association members said that only Covid or other essential medical interventions such as casualty, labour rooms and emergency surgeries, will be addressed by the doctors in Punjab for 12 hours from 6am on Friday.(Representational photo/HT file)
Indian Medical Association members said that only Covid or other essential medical interventions such as casualty, labour rooms and emergency surgeries, will be addressed by the doctors in Punjab for 12 hours from 6am on Friday.(Representational photo/HT file)

Non-emergency services come to halt at private medical institutes in Punjab

By Vishal Joshi | Hindustan Times, Bathinda
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 12:38 PM IST
Indian Medical Association up in arms against Centre’s notification on an amendment that allows Ayurvedic practitioners to perform surgeries, term it a bid to legitimise mixopathy
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A health worker collects a sample for Covid-19 test, at a market in Mumbai.(File photo)
A health worker collects a sample for Covid-19 test, at a market in Mumbai.(File photo)

Covid-19: Maharashtra’s active case tally continues to drop

By Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 10:25 AM IST
The number of recovered patients over the past eight days is at the daily average of 6,495 which is more than fresh infections, according to the state health department statement
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A health worker prepares a needle to inject the 'Gam-COVID-Vac', also known as 'Sputnik V', COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), during a trial at the City Clinic #2 in Moscow, Russia.(Bloomberg)
A health worker prepares a needle to inject the 'Gam-COVID-Vac', also known as 'Sputnik V', COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), during a trial at the City Clinic #2 in Moscow, Russia.(Bloomberg)

Pune hospital starts Sputnik V phase two trials, volunteers under observation

By Steffy Thevar | Hindustan Times, Pune, Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 07:25 PM IST
The hospital is one of the first in the state to administer the vaccine for its phase two trials.
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The medical body added that the objective of these demonstrations is the withdrawal of CCIM order on the surgical disciplines of Modern Medicine and withdrawal of the four committees of NITI Aayog mixing all systems of medicine.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The medical body added that the objective of these demonstrations is the withdrawal of CCIM order on the surgical disciplines of Modern Medicine and withdrawal of the four committees of NITI Aayog mixing all systems of medicine.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Ayurveda surgery row: IMA threatens to suspend non-Covid, non-essential services on Dec 11

By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 04:52 PM IST
In a statement, the medical body said that the emergency services including casualty, labour rooms, emergency surgeries will function along with ICUs, CCUs, but no elective surgical case will be posted.
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The IMA-Bihar has praised Singh for the bold step he has taken to decry the recent guidelines to allow Ayurvedic practitioners to perform certain surgeries.(GETTY IMAGES.)
The IMA-Bihar has praised Singh for the bold step he has taken to decry the recent guidelines to allow Ayurvedic practitioners to perform certain surgeries.(GETTY IMAGES.)

NMC member writes to chief, criticises nod to Ayurveda doctors to perform surgeries

By Ruchir Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 08:29 AM IST
In his letter dated November 28, released to the media on Monday by the Bihar chapter of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Dr Singh urged Dr Sharma to “consider the gravity of the matter and rectify the above decision”.
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The Union Health Ministry has also asked states to conduct planning and mapping of vaccination sessions where healthcare workers will be vaccinated during the first phase.(ANI)
The Union Health Ministry has also asked states to conduct planning and mapping of vaccination sessions where healthcare workers will be vaccinated during the first phase.(ANI)

Centre asks states to identify healthcare workers to carry out Covid-19 inoculation drive

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 06:50 PM IST
According to Union Health Ministry officials, the anti-coronavirus vaccine, once available, would be distributed under a special Covid-19 inoculation programme.
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Representative Image (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Representative Image (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

‘Khichdification’ of medical education, practice: IMA on surgery nod for Ayurveda

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Karan Manral | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 10:15 AM IST
The Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), a statutory body under the AYUSH Ministry, had on November 20 issued a notification to ‘regulate’ the Indian systems of medicine.
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Union Minister for Health Harsh Vardhan.(PTI File)
Union Minister for Health Harsh Vardhan.(PTI File)

IMA questions health minister releasing Ayush-based Covid-19 management protocol

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 08:58 AM IST
The association asked the minister how many of his ministerial colleagues had so far made the informed choice of getting treated under these protocols, and what was stopping him from handing over Covid-19 care and control to the Ayush ministry
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The surge in Covid-19 cases came as the state conducted the maximum number of tests (73,816) on Wednesday and experts said it will have to hike tests exponentially to contain the spread.(PTI PHOTO.)
The surge in Covid-19 cases came as the state conducted the maximum number of tests (73,816) on Wednesday and experts said it will have to hike tests exponentially to contain the spread.(PTI PHOTO.)

Kerala records highest single-day spike with 10,606 new Covid-19 cases

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 02:25 AM IST
The CM and the Indian Medical Association had locked horns a couple of days back, with the former criticizing the doctors’ body saying it was propagating half-baked facts. But experts said going by the present surge the state may beat Maharashtra and Karnataka in active Covid-19 cases.
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As a majority of private hospitals in Chandigarh did not have adequate infrastructure to manage Covid-19 patients, those who test positive and their attendants will be guided to another facility for treatment and management.(HT Photo)
As a majority of private hospitals in Chandigarh did not have adequate infrastructure to manage Covid-19 patients, those who test positive and their attendants will be guided to another facility for treatment and management.(HT Photo)

Chandigarh health department directs private hospitals to put up notices if they don’t offer Covid treatment

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 01:50 AM IST
Directed to move their patients to designated Covid facilities if they test positive for better management, says health department
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A Junior Medical Doctor takes swap sample for Rapid Antigen Test in Navi Mumbai (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)
A Junior Medical Doctor takes swap sample for Rapid Antigen Test in Navi Mumbai (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)

News updates from Hindustan Times: At least 500 doctors have succumbed to Covid-19 says IMA and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 12:58 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Health workers conduct door-to-door Covid-19 screening in Mumbai on Sunday.(ANI)
Health workers conduct door-to-door Covid-19 screening in Mumbai on Sunday.(ANI)

Covid-19: Maharashtra mortality rate rises over past two weeks

By Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 12:55 PM IST
In the past two weeks, the CFR rose to 2.11 and 2.22% respectively, which also resulted in the overall rise in the rate
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Every patient has the right to access information related to his or her treatment in hospitals, the Mohali District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Every patient has the right to access information related to his or her treatment in hospitals, the Mohali District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Patients have right to access hospital bills, treatment details: Mohali consumer panel

By Shailee Dogra | Hindustan Times, Mohali, Mohali
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 12:55 AM IST
Ludhiana-based Satrajit Sharma, who had been treated for cardiac ailments at Chandan Hospital in May 2017, paid Rs 1.50 lakh to the hospital as it was not empanelled with the insurance company whose policy he held
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The ICU beds account for 7.54% of the total available in Covid-19 facilities. Experts say the percentage should ideally be 20.(HT Photo)
The ICU beds account for 7.54% of the total available in Covid-19 facilities. Experts say the percentage should ideally be 20.(HT Photo)

Shortage of ICU beds equipped with ventilators in Lucknow

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 03:37 PM IST
Officials said there are also 569 high-dependency beds equipped to handle patients in need of care of the level between the general ward and ICU
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Doctors said hourly cleaning of a washroom is the only solution to the problem.(HT Photo)
Doctors said hourly cleaning of a washroom is the only solution to the problem.(HT Photo)

Uttar Pradesh: Common toilets put Covid-19 patients at risk of secondary infection

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 03:13 PM IST
Experts said even if a washroom has a soap dispenser, the chances of oral, faecal, bacterial or water-borne infection would still be high
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The Maharashtra unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has accused the state government of riding roughshod over doctors.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
The Maharashtra unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has accused the state government of riding roughshod over doctors.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Maharashtra tyrannizing doctors instead of consulting them, says IMA

By Rupsa Chakraborty | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2020 03:26 PM IST
The IMA will hold a peaceful rally at Azad Maidan on September 10 against the decision of the Maharashtra government to extend the price cap on the treatment of Covid-19 patients in private hospitals.
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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.(Reuters)
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.(Reuters)

Treat doctors losing lives in Covid fight at par with martyrs of armed forces: IMA to PM

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar | New Delhi, Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 05:30 PM IST
In a letter to the prime minister, the country’s largest body of doctors said only an “inclusive national solatium” for all doctors who have lost their lives fighting the pandemic would render justice to the sacrifice of their families.
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A doctor screens a woman for malaria symptoms, during a Covid-19 and malaria screening drive at a school in Dharavi, one of Asia's biggest slums, in Mumbai, India.(AP)
A doctor screens a woman for malaria symptoms, during a Covid-19 and malaria screening drive at a school in Dharavi, one of Asia's biggest slums, in Mumbai, India.(AP)

‘Treat at par with armed forces martyrs’: IMA asks PM Modi for inclusive solatium for doctors

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2020 12:33 AM IST
Citing government data, the IMA said 87,000 healthcare workers in the country have been infected by the virus and 573 of them have succumbed to the viral contagion.
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A health department officer said tracing, tracking and testing in parts of the state is not up to the mark leading to the high speed of the infection spread and fatalities.(AP)
A health department officer said tracing, tracking and testing in parts of the state is not up to the mark leading to the high speed of the infection spread and fatalities.(AP)

Maharashtra sees drop in Covid-19 fatality rate

By Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 12:50 PM IST
Maharashtra has the second-highest CFR in the country followed by Gujarat (3.32). On July 26, the national CFR was 2.28 while it was 3.63 in Maharashtra and 4.17% in Gujarat
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A health worker collects a swab sample for a Covid test in Lucknow.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)
A health worker collects a swab sample for a Covid test in Lucknow.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)

UP will soon need post-Covid care clinics: Experts

By Anupam Srivastava | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 02:24 PM IST
While a few such clinics have recently come up in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh is yet to establish a centre where patients who have recovered from Covid-19 can be looked after
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