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Doctors’ nation-wide Satyagraha today (Relevant for GS Prelims and Mains Paper II)

IMA held Satyagraha
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) will hold a two-hour satyagraha today, International Tolerance Day, across the country, seeking a time-bound implementation of its demands by the Central government.

Details
The IMA has issued a six-point demand that includes:
1. Continuing the professional autonomy of the Medical Council of India (MCI), 
2. Capping of compensation on the lines of clinical trials formula and protection of doctors while at work. 
3. IMA also demanded that single clinical establishments should be out of the purview of the Clinical Establishment Act. 
“Under the Act, single clinics will be treated as corporates which means the cost of treatment will go up for patients. It defeats the whole purpose of subsidised treatment being provided by single clinics.

Govt.’s stand
The inter-ministerial committee constituted by the government said it could only make recommendations and not give us any assurances on its implementation.

What is IMA?
The Indian Medical Association (IMA), is a national voluntary organisation of Doctors of Modern Scientific System of Medicine in India, which looks after the interest of doctors as well as the well-being of the community at large.

 



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