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Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy was born on 1 July 1882 and died on the same date in 1962. This is why India celebrates National Doctors' Day on this date | Photo via YouTube

Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy — the reason why India celebrates National Doctors’ Day

Roy, a physician & West Bengal's Chief Minister for 14 years, was instrumental in setting up Indian Medical Association & Medical Council of India.
Residents of Tatpatti Bakhal in Indore apologise to a team of doctors, a day after health workers were attacked by a mob, on 2 April 2020

IMA declares 23 April as Black Day in protest against attacks on doctors tackling Covid-19

In a statement, the IMA also demanded the central government to enact a law to stop the increasing violence and abuse against healthcare workers.
A medic conducts screening of a patient as part of precautionary measure against coronavirus, at a government hospital in New Delhi | PTI Photo

‘Stranded, facing eviction’ — doctors, air hostesses harassed over coronavirus fear

The Resident Doctors' Association of AIIMS wrote to Amit Shah Tuesday requesting action against harassment of medics in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

‘Prove or apologise’ — IMA writes to PM Modi on pharma firms bribing doctors with women

In letter to PM, IMA says it's confident there's no evidence to prove bribery allegations against doctors, accuses govt of ‘trying to divert attention from real issues’. 
Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Leave phones outside doctor’s chamber: IMA branch after PM’s bribe warning to pharma firms

Local chapter of IMA in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara has issued certain guidelines for doctors during their interactions with medical representatives.
A surgery in session

Fortis, Max hospitals to stop cashless treatment if Modi govt doesn’t clear dues in 15 days

The government is yet to settle dues of Rs 650 crore and the hospitals have claimed to be hard-pressed for resources.
Members of Resident Doctors Association of New Delhi's AIIMS show solidarity with their counterparts in West Bengal | Photo: PTI

Healthcare isn’t a service in new bill but IMA says doctors not fully protected yet

The removal of ‘healthcare’ from the list of services means consumers can no longer move a consumer court for medical negligence or file complaints against doctors there.
doctor strike

Can a law prevent attacks on doctors or should govt address overburdened healthcare system?

Indian Medical Association has demanded enactment of a central law to check violence against members of the medical community.

Modi govt likely to bring law to protect doctors, says head of Indian Medical Association

IMA president Santanu Sen tells ThePrint the association is ready to break doctor impasse but wants Modi govt to give written assurance of a law first.
Screengrab from Crompton's Anti-Bac LED Bulb advertisement

Now there’s an LED bulb to fight bacteria. Question is, do we really need it

With Crompton pushing its anti-bacterial LED bulb, ThePrint takes a look at the appeal of such products and the impact of a germ-free environment.

On Camera

File photo of Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi on 24 October

Protect bankers, act against miscreants with full force of law: Finance ministry tells states

In a letter to all state chief secretaries, the finance ministry sought proactive and preventive measures amid rising incidents of violence against bankers on bank premises.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

Armed forces to limit flying Cheetah choppers as Covid hits spares production at HAL

HAL has reduced spare production for the ageing Cheetahs, and it has been communicated to the forces that the shortage is expected to last around 3 months.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.