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August 2017

Dear Members,

Seasons Greetings!

IMA Gujarat State Branch congratulate the students who got admission in MBBS. We know that becoming a doctor and being a doctor is not easy. It requires lots of hard work, dedication and sincerity.

The Journey to become a doctor is long one and it begins from the premedical examination (NEET) where an aspiring doctor tries to secure admission to a medical college amongst lacks of aspiring doctors who appear for the entrance exams every year across the country.

Five and half years of undergraduate MBBS studies along with the series of theory and practical exams with countless tutorials and one year compulsory internship. Today a simple MBBS degree is not enough, to become a specialist and then a super specialist, an MBBS graduate is again required to undergo entrance exams to gain admission to the 3 years PG and 3 years DM/Mch course.
In last few days, we are listening a lots of about ‘Swine flu‘. It has became a very serious matter for public health.

As we know the swine flu is like any other flu. It is easily prevented and treated by any qualified General Physician. One should treat each and every patient of flu as a swine flu by prescribing tablet Tamiflu . It is a safe drug and now Tamiflu is included in H1 schedule by Govt. of Gujarat and it is easily available in any medical store, Government dispensary and hospitals. It is a welcome step by Govt. of Gujarat.
As a preventive measure IMA and all other associations, NGOs have decided to work together with Govt. and Municipal Corporation.

We should take steps to sensitize doctors and paramedics by regular CMEs and distribute posters about swine flu awareness at local clinics and corporate hospitals.Right social media messages for correct information should be spread to avoid panic situation in public.

In a view of recent Gorakhpur Hospital tragedy, where a large number of children died allegedly due to non-availability of oxygen is very sad and unfortunate.

IMAhas suggested the following to avoid similar situation in the future.

  • All hospitals should have back up of one-week supply of all essential drugs, investigations and oxygen.
  • IRDA has made it mandatory for all private hospitals to get NABH accreditation. The same should be extended to all Government setups.
  • All patients denied treatment at Government hospitals should be reimbursed for the cost of treatment in the private sector at pre-defined rates

We congratulate IMA Vadodra branch  and IMA Kalol branch for successfully organizing PPS Zonal Seminar. Various medico legal topics were discussed which help our members to be aware about medico legal aspects which may reduce the professional medico-legal cases.

We also congratulate IMA Surat Branch for Organising the seminar of HBI in which Dr. K. K. Aggarwal, National President, IMA (HQ), Dr. R. N. Tondon, Hon Secretary General, IMA (HQ), Dr. Ravi Wankhedekar, National President Elect, IMA(HQ), Dr Mahendra Chaudhary, Vice President, IMA(HQ) and other IMA State and Local leaders remained present and inform and make aware the members about HBI & IMA Activities.

Recently, IRDA has made it mandatory for hospitals to get entry level NABH accreditation within two years to register for any cashless insurance services provided in hospitals.

IMA HBI has tied up with NABH for entry level NABH Accreditation of hospitals.

In the present era of Clinical Establishment act, HBI will serve as protective umbrella for All the Private Hospitals. is
starting the entry level accreditation process for hospitals. IMA HBI GUJARAT State Chapter is  starting the entry level accreditation process for hospitals . It will help you in preparation for the accreditation in minimum possible charges.
We request all our IMA GSB Members to enroll in IMA HBI Gujarat State Chapter in large number and avail the benefits of it.
Long live IMA

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