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  • AIIMS docs against current proposal of Bill


    Doctors have organized a campaign at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital to protest against the Union Health Ministry’s proposed National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill.

    Thousands of doctors went on a nationwide strike to protest the bill on January 2 before the current protest. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) also opposed it stating that this will be a blow to the medical profession.

    The NMC bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on December 29, 2017 by the Union, Minister of Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda that aimed to reform the medical education sector.Bridge Course

    The Bill initially proposes a bridge course which will allow AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) practitioners to prescribe some allopathic medicines. The proposal of a bridge course is among one of the reason behind its opposition.

    If we look at the homeopathy, it is a system of an alternative medicine. A homeopathic student also undergoes course in our country. They are trained in every subject that a student of allopathy is taught excluding pharmacology.

    The homeopathy students use the same textbooks, the syllabus for the subjects are the same, and the allotted time for these subjects to be taught is also almost the similar as the MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) syllabus.

    The bridge course should be understood with its reason for its proposal; which is to ease the burden on overworked allopathic doctors and to share the disease burden of the nation. As per the English daily, our country has a little over one million modern medicine doctors to treat its 1.3 billion people which is very less.

    In such case, alternative medicine practitioners can help in solving the problem of certain illness, if better provided with the bridge course. So if the course has such an advantage the government should look forward to introduce such provision in order to benefit the large number.

  • AIIMS Doctors Write to Director about food served at Campus

    AIIMS Delhi

    The Resident Doctors' Association (RDA) of AIIMS has written to its Director about the food that is served in the campus.The Resident Doctor Association or RDA, AIIMS is an association of doctors which raises issues relating to the resident doctors from time to time.

     “The quality of food which is served in different hostel messes (hostel No.5, 7, 8, Trauma centre hostel and MMRDH) are substandard and needs immediate attention,” says the letter submitted to the Director.

  • Centre proposes to set up 14 new AIIMS hospitals in the country

    AIIMS Hospitals

    Government proposes to establish an additional 14 new AIIMS under various phases of Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana in different parts of the country, Lok Sabha was informed today. 

    Replying to supplementaries on AIIMS and related healthcare system in India, Union Health Minister JP Nadda said government is working on enhancing the capacity of national capital's medical institutes, which receive a large number of patients from across the country.

  • Health care needs sudden reforms, possible with political commitment: Dr. Bhatti

    Dr Harjit Singh Bhatti

    Dr Harjit Singh Bhatti is the present President, Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi. Dr. Bhatti is also the National Convener, National Health for All Movement (NHFAM). He completed MBBSfrom NSCB govt. Medical College, Jabalpur, MP, after pursuing MBBS Dr. Bhatti did MD in Geriatric medicine from AIIMS, New Delhi. The young doctor has special interest in public health.

  • Health for all at AIIMS, New Delhi

    Health For All At AIIMS

    The Resident Doctors Association, the Students Union and the Society for Young Scientists at AIIMS organized a convention on 'Health for All' at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. The convention began with RDA office bearer Dr Ajay Verma listing out the challenges in achieving the objective of 'Health for All' in the country and how this convention seeks to address these challenges. 

  • Lynching protest on Eid

    Eid In Ballabhgarh

    The Eid for Khandoa village is silent this time; the village near Ballabgarh is mourning the murder of a teenager in a train going from Delhi to Mathura because he allegedly was eating beef. As a mark of protest, the villagers are wearing black bands during the offering of prayers. The family of Junaid, the victim, has said that they would keep their offerings of Eid private.