Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Straight from the Heart: IMA Issues

Straight from the Heart: IMA Issues 

An Inter-Ministerial (Health, Consumer, Law and Home) committee was formed at the insistence of IMA; practically met every month during the last one year to take IMA issues forward. MOH recommendations for various issues of IMA so far are as follows:

Clinical Establishment Act

·         To take the police out of appropriate CEA authorities
·         To exempt entry level NABH Accreditations Centre from CEA registration formalities
·         To facilitate single window registration of medical establishments
·         To redefine the word to stabilize in the CEA Act means to “to provide first aid/ basic life support”
·         Standard treatment guidelines are advisory in nature
·         Establishment charges only in consultation with state and IMA


·         To take penal provisions out for clerical errors in PCPNDT Act. The matter is in the Supreme Court.

Violence against doctors

·         MoH also released series of advertisements in National dailies on the subject of violence against doctors
·         MOH wrote to all the Chief Secretaries of States regarding enacting and /or implementing Laws against violence on doctors
·         MOH wrote to the Law Ministry for initiation of Central Law against violence

Capping of compensation

·         MOH wrote to Consumer ministry regarding amendment in CPA to modify the compensation clause


·         MoH has given in writing that doctors of non-modern system of medicine cannot prescribe modern drugs. IMA won the crosspathy case in Delhi High Court. The matter is in Supreme Court. ​


·         One of the main Agenda of IMA was “Say No to NMC” and IMA could convenience the Govt. to bring proposed NMC in its present state which is 60:40 ratio of Nominated Vs. Elected Body, out of 29 (25) members – 9 will be elected, 5 Selected and out of 15 nominated, 10 will be medical doctors.

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