IMA to launch online registry to compile cases of violence against doctors

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Published – April 04, 2017.

Taking measures for controlling violence against doctors, Indian Medical Association (IMA) is all set to launch an online initiative that persuades its members to report assault cases of doctors on duty.

New Delhi: Taking measures for controlling violence against doctors, Indian Medical Association (IMA) is all set to launch an online initiative that persuades its members to report assault cases of doctors on duty. “The initiative is still under the process of finalization. It will be launched in the next 2-3 days,” Dr KK Aggarwal, President, Indian Medical Association, told ETHealthWorld.

Currently, IMA has over 3 lakh members spread across 36 state branches and 1700 sub-branches. These branches are led by over 35,000 IMA leaders. “These leaders have been asked to report each and every case. The process involves cases to be filed by the branches with evidences such as videos, photos and newspaper clippings, which are then followed by formatting standard complaint and assistance, and then our investigation team will perform root analysis of these cases. We have a complete action plan ready to tackle the issue,” explained Dr Aggarwal.

Sharing his opinion on the IMA’s plan to launch the online registry, Dr Dheeraj Aggarwal, Member, Governing Council, Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA), told ETHealthWorld, “This may help to some extent as over a period the decision will be made and implemented. What concerns us are the immediate measures that are still pending. The action should be taken now.”

Dr Aggarwal also talked about the possibility of doctors in Delhi going on a strike. “FORDA has again announced a strike in Delhi at the wake of another recent assault on a doctor-on-duty, which happened at DDU Hospital,” he said.

Courtesy: ET Healthworld

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