IMA gears up for long battle with govt on doctors' issues

New Delhi: IMA is observing this year as centenary year of medical events in India. The 1st Medical Conference was organized in 1917. In the last 100 years, the contribution of IMA cannot be ignored, may it be eradication of diseases like Polio or achievement of Millennium Development Goals.  But over the past few years the medical profession is facing a lot of problems which, if not looked into this moment, will harm India’s commitment of achieving sustainable development goal.


WHO confirmed three cases of Zika virus in Ahmedabad

World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed the first three cases of Zika virus in India, as having been reported from Ahmedabad. This includes a pregnant lady tested in January. All the three cases are from the Bapunagar area of the Ahmedabad city. 
Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry also reported three confirmed cases of Zika virus disease in Bapunagar area on it's website.


India, Germany to collaborate in alternative medicine

India and Germany will collaborate in the field of alternative medicine, the government said on Wednesday. The two nation have worked together on treating osteoarthritis with ayurveda.
The collaboration is bound to enhance employment in the country.
An official statement read: "The Union Cabinet has approved a Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) between Germany and India regarding cooperation in the sector of alternative medicine." 


Ending stunt over heart stents

The announcement of policy to cap the price of coronary stents by the central government is truly historic and path-breaking in the health care sector. Coronary Artery Diseases (CAD) causing heart attacks leading to untimely deaths have steeply increased in the country. CAD is no more the disease of rich, even poor are getting affected by this. Apart from other risk factors, the people without any history of excessive-smoking or drinking bear the brunt of heart attack, due to fast-paced life-style and work-profile which can cause tremendous stress leading to various life-style diseases.


An entire generation has become dependent: First person account of Syrian war

Dr Chandni Maheshwari, a neuro-anesthesiologist, has just returned from her six-week mission from the city of Al Ramtha in Jordan, close to the South Syrian border where an ongoing civil war has left many critically injured. For the time being, the Jordan government is allowing patients to enter its border with Syria. Doctors Beyond Borders’s clinic in Al Ramtha is able to treat these patients from Syria free of cost.