Congratulations for the intermediate success on our struggle against
We thank each one of you for your active contribution in the jouney so far.
With the passing of the Budget session of the Parliament without
passage of NMC bill the medical fraternity and IMA can rightfully devour
this moment of peace in its war against NMC.
True, NMC is perched precariously. Yet all of us deserve this reprieve. We
know we have to regroup and fight. It has been no mean achievement to
checkmate a powerful Government in this fight for survival. We have
lived through tense moments to fight another day.
In the meantime Parliamentary Standing Committee had held its
sessions and IMA deposited before the Parliamentary Standing
committee. All the 32 members of Parliamentary Standing Committee
were again sensitised in an intensified lobbying. Parliamentary Standing
Committee submitted its report on 20.03.2018. IMA studied it in detail
and responded clause by clause. While separate Licentiate exam had
been done away with the Parliamentary Standing Committee had
retained several of the clauses which were anti federal, non
representative and anti democratic in nature. The Bridge course to
AYUSH had been dropped but the floodgates were opened to the states.
The percentage of fee regulated private medical seats went up slightly to
50%. IMA rejected the cosmetic report terming it cure worse than
The epitome of action was the Doctors’ Maha Panchayat on 25.03.2018
in IG indoor stadium , New Delhi.
In the run upto the Maha Panchayat medical students from all the
medical colleges of the Gujarat & country met in Chatra Sansad, a
Parliament of students. Similarly IMA had convened all the specialities
associations and the service organisation on the penultimate Sunday in
an extended FOMA meeting.
Doctors Maha Panchayat rejected NMC and the Parliamentary standing
Committee report. It mandated the National President to closely follow
the events in the Parliament and calibrate the response. Nation wide
strike call mandate was given to the National President.
IMA coordinated the resident doctors, medical students, IMA members
& held demonstration across the Gujarat on 02.04.2018 to sustain the
pressure and momentum.
The Bill had been listed on everyday of the last week in Budget session.
For the present the Bill is the property of the House even though it has
been adjourned sine die. This has given us three months to plan our
strategy and continue the struggle.
The Union Health Minister Shri J P Naddaji held a 2½ hours marathon
discussion with IMA with his complete team of officials on 02.04.2018.
He has ordered implementation of interministerial committee
recommendations on PC PNDT and CEA within a time frame. He has
promised appropriate action on Central Hospital Protection Bill and
capping of compensation in CPA.
This three month long struggle has empowered and galvanised IMA.
A rejuvenated confident medical profession looks forward to its rightful
dignified space in deciding the health policies of the nation.
Nearly 950 new life members of Gujarat have been added in last one
Medical students and resident doctors are now closely associated with
IMA in a big way and look forward to IMA as their saviour. This
investment now will reap benefits to IMA in long term.
In the war of nerves, IMA has not compromised an inch though abolition
of Licentiate exam and Bridge course to AYUSH and Anti Quackery
penal provision are legitimate victories of huge dimension.
Let us continue and consolidate our unity and plan wisely the
strategy for next three months so as to achieve final victory.
Dr. Bhupendra Shah had visited IMA Kadi branch and honoured as
chief guest in installation program. He had also visited IMA Rajkot
branch and honoured as chief guest in installation program. IMA GSB
arranged public awareness program about organ donation with
health awareness program organised by IMA Idar branch was great
success and appreciated by society and other organisations.
On 14th April and 15th April IMA GSB hosted 219th CWC at
Ahmedabad. Our WMA Imm. Past President and our beloved leader
Dr. Ketanbhai Desai and Past National President Dr. Jitubhai Patel
guided and with hard and dedicated work by Dr. Mahendrabhai
Desai, Dr. Yogendrabhai Modi, Dr. Bipinbhai Patel, Dr. Kirtibhai Patel,
Dr. Devendrabhai Patel, Dr. Jitendra N. Patel, Dr. Shailendrabhai
Vora, Dr. Navneetbhai Patel and , Dr. Kiritbhai C. Gadhavi. We also
thankful to KD Hospital for arranging meeting on 14th April.
Everybody enjoyed meeting and participated tills end and first time
residents doctors and students involved in CWC meeting and it’s was
a great success. Dr Adit Ketan Desai had done extremely good and
hard work to make junior doctors and students meet to successful .
IMA Himatnagar Branch decided to organise Gimacon-2018 at
GMERS Medical college Himatnagar on 27th and 28th October.
Detailed program and registration details will be announced soon in
bulletin and IMA GSB News Bulletin.
Long Live IMA !!!
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