Union Health Minister JP Nadda has ordered the formation of a committee to evaluate the Indian Medical Association’s five-point demands. Committee will submit the report within six weeks.
The committee will study suggestions and amendments given by the IMA on all five issues which includes:
- Assault on doctors and clinical establishments
- Amendments in the PCPNDT Act
- Consumer Protection Act for capping the compensation amount
Composition of Committee
- Additional Secretary (Health)
- Joint Secretary (Law), Joint Secretary (Home)
- Joint Secretary (Consumer Affairs).
- It will have three representatives of IMA and one from Medical Council of India (MCI)
The IMA has delivered a notice to the Prime Minister, Union Health Minister, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Home Minister and Union Law Minister disclosing their plan to observe a “Satyagraha” on November 16.
- IMA has partnered with a social networking platform for doctors to initiate a petition in support of their demands. The petition garnered signatures of over 50,000 doctors in its support.
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) is the trade union of “Doctors of Modern Scientific System of Medicine” & registered under The Societies Act of India. It is neither a statutory body nor a part of the government.
- Establishment – 1928
- Headquarters – New Delhi
- President – Dr. S S Agarwal