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Indian Medical Association’s (IMA) Dirty Politics Exposed: BJP-backed IMA In Delhi Slams New Health Bill Passed In Bengal But Same Bill Receives High Praise From Trinomool-backed IMA Leaders In Kolkata

The Clinical Establishments (Registration, Regulation and Transparency) Bill, 2017 passed last week by Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal to rein in private hospitals and doctors has not only generated a great deal of public interest in West Bengal because the Bill has several strong provisions aimed at curbing medical negligence and unethical practice by doctors in private hospitals including possible charge for “culpable homicide” by an independent Commission in the event of gross medical negligence, it has also exposed the shameless stance of IMA which is solely dependent on their political affiliation but nothing to do with welfare for the patients or improving the badly tarnished doctor-patient relationship. The Bill has been sharply criticized by Dr. K.K. Aggarwal, president of national IMA in Delhi which is known to be heavily populated by doctors belonging to the BJP. In sharp contrast, IMA leaders in Kolkata, all of whom are backed by the Mamata Banerjee’s ruling Trinomool party, have nothing but high praise for the same Bill (see front-page news in The Telegraph below). The true color of IMA, the largest doctor-only club in India, is crystal clear from this sharply opposing views of the same Bill. Our doctor-leaders have no principles or moral values as, depending on the day, they would not hesitate to take position whatever serves their selfish personal and political purposes.

Telegraph (March 7, 2017)

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  • R N Srivastava March 7, 2017, 1:13 pm

    Politicization of Medicos in WB has been there in even as far back as 1960s.I had personally known a group of Medicos having connections with C P I.
    However, the Legislation passed by W B Govt. seems a proper step to create deterent against increasing tendency in medical profession to earn money throwing ethics & well being of patients to the wind.However, the effectiveness of this Law will depend on implementation.
    Since a central legislation on same subject is in the process and the S C is also siezed of the matter it has to be seen whether W B law will receive Presidential assent.
    Indian Medical Association is nothing but a Trade Union of Doctors.If IMA and or Medical Council of India been alive to the need for ethics in the Medical Profession and in the Healthcare industry in India the Govts and Supreme Court would not have been required to act.
    Self regulation in all professions and much more in medical profession will certainly be in their long term interest.

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  • Parag March 11, 2017, 2:01 am

    Shameless, Immoral group of leaders and Doctors!!

    My family is also a victim of medical negligence. I’ve started the petition “Medical Council of India, Lilavati Hospital: Cancel License, expel Corrupt Nephrologist Hemant Mehta, Prashant Rajput who killed my Mom” and need your help to get it off the ground.

    Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now. Here’s the link:

    http://www.change.org/p/medical-council-of-india-lilavati-hospital-cancel-license-expel-corrupt-nephrologist-hemant-mehta-prashant-rajput-who-killed-my-mom

    Thanks!
    Parag