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  • Kanwar Yatra cancelled by Uttarakhand government in view of COVID-19 pandemic Jul 13, 2021 07:23 PM IST

    Kanwar Yatra cancelled by Uttarakhand government in view of COVID-19 pandemic

    The decision to cancel Kanwar Yatra comes a day after Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami said "God would not want people to die".

  • COVID-19 | IMA says third wave 'inevitable, imminent', warns against 'super-spreader' events Jul 12, 2021 04:08 PM IST

    COVID-19 | IMA says third wave 'inevitable, imminent', warns against 'super-spreader' events

    IMA's warning comes at a time when violations of safety norms have been reported in a number of tourism-centric states due to the influx of visitors.

  • In Doctor's Day address, PM Modi urges IMA to take lead in studies related to yoga Jul 01, 2021 04:22 PM IST

    In Doctor's Day address, PM Modi urges IMA to take lead in studies related to yoga

    Prime Minister Modi thanked the medical fraternity for their ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, and claimed that his government is committed towards the protection and welfare of doctors.

  • IMA says 776 doctors have died in COVID-19 second wave; Bihar records highest deaths Jun 25, 2021 04:46 PM IST

    IMA says 776 doctors have died in COVID-19 second wave; Bihar records highest deaths

    The highest number of deaths of medical practitioners was recorded in Bihar with 115 deaths, followed by Delhi that reported 109 deaths, Uttar Pradeash with 79, West Bengal with 62 and Tamil Nadu with 50.

  • Ramdev moves Supreme Court seeking stay of proceedings in multiple FIRs against him for his remarks on allopathy Jun 23, 2021 04:29 PM IST

    Ramdev moves Supreme Court seeking stay of proceedings in multiple FIRs against him for his remarks on allopathy

    Ramdev sought a stay on the proceedings in FIRs lodged by Indian Medical Association (IMA) in Patna and Raipur branches and asked for a transfer of the FIRs to a Delhi court.

  • IMA says 719 doctors die in COVID-19 second wave; highest in Bihar Jun 12, 2021 10:03 AM IST

    IMA says 719 doctors die in COVID-19 second wave; highest in Bihar

    In Bihar, 111 doctors lost their lives in the second phase of the pandemic, according to the medical body. In the national capital, 109 doctors died during the period, followed by 79 in Uttar Praesh and 63 in West Bengal.

  • IMA writes to PM Modi, urges him to ensure 'optimum milieu' for medical professionals Jun 07, 2021 02:36 PM IST

    IMA writes to PM Modi, urges him to ensure 'optimum milieu' for medical professionals

    Underlining the need for curbing the purposeful spread of misinformation against modern medicine and COVID-19 vaccination by certain people with vested interests, the IMA has appealed to the prime minister to resolve their long pending pleas.

  • IMA says 646 doctors die in COVID-19 second wave, highest in Delhi Jun 05, 2021 03:37 PM IST

    IMA says 646 doctors die in COVID-19 second wave, highest in Delhi

    Maharashtra, the worst-affected state due to the second wave in terms of official caseload, recorded the death of 23 doctors, the medical body said.

  • Allopathy row | Indian Medical Association Uttarakhand challenges Baba Ramdev for open debate May 29, 2021 02:15 PM IST

    Allopathy row | Indian Medical Association Uttarakhand challenges Baba Ramdev for open debate

    The medical body also questioned him to tell which allopathic hospitals have given Patanjali medicines for treatment.

  • IMA seeks FIR against Ramdev, complaint filed in Delhi May 27, 2021 02:15 PM IST

    IMA seeks FIR against Ramdev, complaint filed in Delhi

    IMA further said that police investigation is necessary to unearth the identity of other persons involved with Ramdev.

  • Nobody can arrest me, says Ramdev in viral video amid tussle with IMA May 27, 2021 12:16 PM IST

    Nobody can arrest me, says Ramdev in viral video amid tussle with IMA

    The yoga guru and IMA are locked in an ugly war of words after Ramdev questioned modern medicine's ability to treat coronavirus. Following an outrage, Ramdev withdrew his remarks only to pose 25 more questions to IMA, which sent a defamation notice to him and demanded his arrest.

  • Baba Ramdev should be booked under sedition charges: IMA in letter to PM Modi May 26, 2021 07:19 PM IST

    Baba Ramdev should be booked under sedition charges: IMA in letter to PM Modi

    In its letter to PM Modi, the IMA said it was gratifying to note that only 0.06 percent of people who received both the doses of vaccine "got minimal" infection by coronavirus, and "very rarely" vaccinated people had a severe lung infection.

  • Ramdev withdraws remarks against allopathy after Harsh Vardhan's rebuke May 23, 2021 11:02 PM IST

    Ramdev withdraws remarks against allopathy after Harsh Vardhan's rebuke

    Ramdev has drawn flak for his description of allopathy as "stupid" and "diwaliya" (bankrupt). Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, in a strongly worded letter addressed to him, marked his disapproval.

  • Health Minister Harsh Vardhan asks Ramdev to 'withdraw objectionable remarks' against allopathy May 23, 2021 06:48 PM IST

    Health Minister Harsh Vardhan asks Ramdev to 'withdraw objectionable remarks' against allopathy

    At a time when allopathic doctors have succeeded in saving scores of lives, "your description of allopathy as 'tamasha' (drama), 'bekar' (useless) and 'diwaliya' (bankrupt) is disappointing", Harsh Vardhan stated in his letter addressed to Ramdev.

  • IMA demands action against Ramdev for remarks on modern medicine, threatens to move court May 22, 2021 02:14 PM IST

    IMA demands action against Ramdev for remarks on modern medicine, threatens to move court

    IMA cited a recent video of Ramdev which is viral on social media. In the video, Ramdev is allegedly heard saying, "Allopathy ek aisi stupid and diwaliya science hai."

  • COVID-19 vaccine | Patanjali’s Coronil GMP certification doesn’t guarantee efficacy in coronavirus cure: Centre Feb 22, 2021 09:27 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine | Patanjali’s Coronil GMP certification doesn’t guarantee efficacy in coronavirus cure: Centre

    Baba Ramdev-promoted company launched the medicine at an event where Dr Harsh Vardhan and Nitin Gadkari were present. WHO issued a clarification stating that no traditional medicine for COVID-19 had been reviewed or certified.

  • Doctors’ strike today: Why IMA feels Centre’s plan will lead to ‘mixopathy’, what services will be hit and other details Dec 11, 2020 10:55 AM IST

    Doctors’ strike today: Why IMA feels Centre’s plan will lead to ‘mixopathy’, what services will be hit and other details

    The Indian Medical Association has called for withdrawal of all non-emergency and non-COVID services on December 11 to protest against the Centre allowing Ayurveda doctors to perform surgeries.

  • Surgery by Ayurveda students: Indian Medical Association to stage protest on December 8 Dec 07, 2020 08:44 PM IST

    Surgery by Ayurveda students: Indian Medical Association to stage protest on December 8

    The public demonstrations will be followed by withdrawal of non-essential non-COVID services on December 11 from 6 am to 6 pm.

  • IMA lists 382 doctors who died due to COVID-19. That is a grossly understated number Sep 22, 2020 01:38 PM IST

    IMA lists 382 doctors who died due to COVID-19. That is a grossly understated number

    Indian Medical Association list includes only those medics who have perished in designated Covid hospitals. There is no inventory of casualties of doctors, health volunteers, nurses and ASHA workers in other medical facilities throughout the length and breadth of the land. The fatalities could be the world’s highest.

  • IMA asks all members to provide water, energy bars to migrants walking home May 13, 2020 08:55 PM IST

    IMA asks all members to provide water, energy bars to migrants walking home

    Sharma said that it was disturbing to see not a single food outlet open or anybody offering the migrants food or work and added that due to economic stress and lockdown they have started moving from their place of work.

  • IMA writes to PM Modi, seeks ordinance to check violence against health professionals Sep 04, 2019 12:10 PM IST

    IMA writes to PM Modi, seeks ordinance to check violence against health professionals

    The letter comes in the backdrop of protests by the medical fraternity in Assam against the deadly assault on a doctor at a tea garden.

  • Kashmir | IMA’s stand betrays the Hippocratic Oath Aug 22, 2019 09:03 AM IST

    Kashmir | IMA’s stand betrays the Hippocratic Oath

    The Lancet is not selective in its outrage, as it has commented on India’s healthcare in the past: in 1901 it criticised the British for the famine deaths in India, and in 2018 it supported the IMA’s stand on the National Medical Commission Bill.

  • Centre forms 10-member committee to stop violence against doctors Jul 11, 2019 10:36 AM IST

    Centre forms 10-member committee to stop violence against doctors

    The move assumes significance as it comes in the wake of the country-wide protests by doctors last month after two medicos were allegedly assaulted by the relatives of a patient in a Kolkata hospital.

  • Punishment for violence against doctors should be component of central law: IMA Jul 01, 2019 05:22 PM IST

    Punishment for violence against doctors should be component of central law: IMA

    Citing the recent cases of violence against doctors, the apex medical body demanded that the government should declare hospitals as "safe zones".

  • Protest against NMC Bill: IMA calls for suspension of non-emergency services today Jul 28, 2018 11:17 AM IST

    Protest against NMC Bill: IMA calls for suspension of non-emergency services today

    The IMA will observe "Dhikkar Diwas - no to NMC Bill" to protest against the proposed legislation, which seeks to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI) with a new body.

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