Government decided not to discuss the bill in parliament because of consistent pressure from all and united efforts. Thanks to all of you. Be ready for the next line of action on other fronts, be it PCPNDT act or
oxytocin tragedy. We are now very well oiled united community of doctors who are ready to take challenges at very short notice.
Ever since NHPS came into public domain, IMA has been on its feet. IMA is aware that this would be the most disruptive programme in Health Care. This has the power of an avalanche and can eliminate the small and
IMA had to put up dedicated hard work to catch-up with the Government. Some battles were won. IMA is still out there persuading the Government and working with the NITI AYOG. IMA will not compromise the interest
of the profession.
IMA has not endorsed or accepted the package rates put up by the Government. IMA has made it clear publicity that it is impossible to provide care at the rates quoted by the Government. IMA has categorically stated that the abysmal rates would breed corruption and malpractice. Patient Care and Safety will be the casualty.
The Government have accepted that proper costing of the procedures will be done and have constituted a study team. IMA also has initiated this process. IMA demands legitimate sustainable rates be fixed for at least 150 common procedures.
OCTOBER is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
As per the Global Cancer Data, (GLOBOCON 2018) released online, a few days ago, the global cancer burden has risen to 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million cancer deaths every year. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) estimates that one-in-five men and one-in-six women worldwide will develop cancer over the course of their lifetime, and that one-in-eight men and one-in-eleven women will die from their disease.
In India, it is estimated that nearly 12 lakh (1157294) people will be diagnosed with Cancer, while 78482 patient are likely to die due to cancer in 2018. The number of prevalent cases (5-year) will be around 2258208.
BREAST CANCER has highest incidence & death amongst all cancer in men & women combined. Its incidence in both sex’s together is 14% (162468 pts.) amongst all cancers as compared to Lip & Oral Cavity 10.4% , followed by Cervix Uterus & Lung. The breast cancer incidence is projected to rise to 261850 cases by year 2040. Although many countries have an higher incidence, their mortality rate is much lower, as the patient is diagnosed & treated in an early stage of the disease.
In females with cancers 27.7 % are due to breast cancer,16.5% Cervix Uterus, Ovary 6.2% & Lip Oral Cavity 4.8%. Since last few years, incidence of Breast cancer has become much more then Ca.Cx.Indian Medical Association plans to create awareness for prevention & early detection of BREAST CANCER.
We are sure with the help & support of IMA Women’s Wing, our member Gynaecologists, Oncologist & Surgeons, this task can be achieved. This will be a yeoman service to the society.
IMA National President DONATES 62.5 lacs again to Flood affected members who suffered losses to their hospitals and houses. This was inaddition to Rs 50 lacs donated to CM Relief Fund and direct contributions
by various IMA branches to CM fund to the tune of another 50 lacs. We are thankful to various local branches and members of IMA GSB for
genorous donation for Nobel cause.
IMA has already initiated the JEEVAN KRIYA Project under which Free clinics, medicines and Ambulance services are made available in various parts of Kerala which will run for next 6 months.
We congratulate IMA Vadodara Branch for successfully organized P.P.S. Zonal Educative Seminar on 19th August, 2018.
We are proudly announce that we have done a CME on Tuberculosis in almost every district of Gujarat under the guidance of Dr Bipinbhai Patel, State coordinator, IMA End TB Initiatives.
Dr Erika,a renowned IVF & Infertility specialist, originally from Ahmedabad now in Chennai, successfully completed the prestigious
Berlin Marathon. She completed the grueling 42 km race in 5 hours. Berlin Marathon is world’s 4 th major Marathon. Erika was training hard for last few months for this event. She has previously completed many such events in past in India and abroad. She symbolizes real women empowerment especially of women doctors who now represent 50 % of our fraternity. Her achievement will serve as an inspiration for other women doctors. Congratulations to proud parents, Dr Mrs Alkaben & Dr. Ketanbhai Desai. Hearty congratulations and best wishes from TEAM IMA 2018
On behalf of organizing committee, we request you to register in Gimacon 2018 which will be held on 27th, 28th October, 2018 at GMERS Medical College, Himatnagar.
For more details click on the below link