Indian Medical Association Current Affairs, GK & News

‘National Cancer Registry Programme Report 2020’ released by ICMR estimated an increasing trend

‘National Cancer Registry Programme Report 2020’, released by the Indian Council of Medical Research raised concern over the assumption of increasing cancer cases in India by 12% in the next five years. Key findings The report estimated 1.5 million people are going to suffer from non-communicable diseases by 2025. Cancer caused by tobacco will contribute ..

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Community Spread of COVID 19 might be a Reality in India: IMA

According to the Indian Medical Association, the scenario in India with respect to the spread of COVID 19 is indicating that community spread of the disease might be for real in the country. The Chairman of the IMA Hospital Board stated that the exponential growth observed in India is a bad situation for the country ..

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GoI brings in ordinance making attack on doctors punishable up to 7 years

On April 22, 2020, the Government of India brought in ordinance to end violence against doctors and health care workers. Highlights According to the ordinance, persons attacking health personnel are to be sentenced to jail for 6 months to 7 years. In non-serious cases, the workers are liable to pay penalty of Rs 50,000 and ..

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Army Medical Corps 256th Raising Day celebrated

On April 3, 2020, the Army Medical Corps Raising Day was celebrated under the motto Motto: “Survey Santu Nirmaya” The meaning of “Survey Santu Nirmaya” is “Let all the humans be free from disabilities and diseases”. Highlights The Army Medical Corps have been actively involved in establishing isolation, screening and treatment facilities for armed personnel. ..

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Cabinet approves setting up of National Medical Commission replacing MCI

Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved National Medical Commission Bill, 2019 which provides for setting up of a National Medical Commission in place of Medical Council of India (MCI) so as to usher comprehensive reforms in the medical education sector. The Bill also seeks to repeal Indian Medical Council Act 1956. ..

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