The Time for Satyagraha is over Dr KK Aggarwal From Tokyo Dear Colleague This is one of the toughest times for our medical profession. We seem to be in a Do or Die situation. It’s time that we all wake up because the countdown as begun. CWC Agenda for actions • Non implementation of inter-ministerial committee recommendations so far by the government of India • Reaction of the DGHS towards IMA in the last meeting of the National Council for Clinical Establishments. • No action on PNDT Act: Government itself has gone for a special • and has halted inter-ministerial decisions • Government not taking seriously considering a central act against violence • Capping of compensation clause still far from a reality • Criminalization of medical practice practically in every law • JIMA not reaching even the office bearers and projecting losses without sanction • NMC likely to come in November despite all agitations and likely to bring AYUSH as back door entry. • Exit test likely to be introduced in spite of all representations by IMA • Most states allowing AYUSH to prescribe modern drugs • West Bengal Clinical Establishment Act not community friendly • Karnataka Clinical Establishment Act, if enacted, will be like West Bengal CEA • DGHS and National Council for CEA trying to allow non MBBS to sign path and micro lab reports? • No uniform code for doctors and medical establishments • MP slapping the doctor made the minister of state in Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship Opinion • Continue Satyagraha • Protest, Protest and Protest ‘IMA Andolan’ I personally feel that the time for Satyagraha is over.