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Stop criminal prosecution of medical negligence and clerical errors, Ravi Wankhedkar

October 06, 2017 06:41 AM

Punjab News Express/ SK.Vyas
JALANDHAR: Dr. Ravi Wankhedkar, President Indian Medical Association(IMA) Said that the Indian Medical Association (IMA) was of the opinion and demanded that the Criminal prosecution of  Medical negligence and Clerical errors against doctors should be abolished and needed an amendment.

Addressing media persons at a Press Conference here today at Press Club Dr.Wankhedkar said that violence against the Doctors has increased manifold during the last few years.He said it seems as if some antisocial elements hatch a conspiracy against medicos and indulge in violence which is a matter of great concern.

The IMA president said that the doctor's fraternity in support of their just demands organized a 'Satyagrah' on October 2 but the Government machinery wanted a three month's time to sort out a solution.

In response to a query, Dr.Wankhedkar said that in case the Government fails to accept their just demands after seeking stipulated time of three months than in that case we would decide the future strategy.

The Doctor's  22 demands include stopping criminal prosecution of medical negligence and clerical errors, Stringent Act against violence on Doctors, Capping the Compensation in Consumer Protection Act (CPA) on doctors,professional autonomy in treatment and prescriptions,amendment in PC PNDT,Central CEA,West Bengal CEA Acts,no unscientific mixing of systems of medicine,Empower MBBS graduates,One drug-One Company-One price,Implement intra-ministerial committee recommendations in six weeks,single window accountability,single window registration of Doctors and medical establishment,No to National Medical Commission 'NMC' Amend IMC Act to maintain Professional autonomy,Uniform final MBBS examination instead of'NEXT' , Uniform service conditions for service for doctors and faculty,same work-same pay-pay parity-No to ad-hocism,fair condition of NEET Exam,IMA member in every Government health committee,Central anti-quackery Law,Reimbursement of emergency services provided by provided by private sector, 25000 family medicine PG seats,Aided hospitals and retainership in general practice and Health budget of 5 percent of GDP for Universal health coverage.
Dr.Navjot Singh Dahiya, owner of Global Hospital, Jalandhar was also present on the occasion.

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