Indian Medical Association Current Affairs - 2020

WHO: Healthcare workers to get COVID-19 vaccine after senior citizens

On August 25, 2020, the World Health Organization announced that the health care workers are to receive COVID-19 vaccine after senior citizens. Highlights According to Amnesty International, around 3,000 healthcare workers have died of COVID-19. It is 196 in India according to Indian Medical Association. With this data, the international organization is providing importance to Read More…

Community Transmission of COVID-19 confirmed in Kerala

The Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan has confirmed community transmission in Kerala. Highlights According to the State Government of Kerala, community transmission has occurred in two coastal hamlets near capital Thiruvananthapuram. Indian Medical Association According to the Indian Medical Association, the number of COVID-19 cases in India are increasing by more than 30,000. This Read More…

GoI brings in ordinance making attack on doctors punishable up to 7 years

On April 22, 2020, the Government of India brought in ordinance to end violence against doctors and health care workers. Highlights According to the ordinance, persons attacking health personnel are to be sentenced to jail for 6 months to 7 years. In non-serious cases, the workers are liable to pay penalty of Rs 50,000 and Read More…

Army Medical Corps 256th Raising Day celebrated

On April 3, 2020, the Army Medical Corps Raising Day was celebrated under the motto Motto: “Survey Santu Nirmaya” The meaning of “Survey Santu Nirmaya” is “Let all the humans be free from disabilities and diseases”. Highlights The Army Medical Corps have been actively involved in establishing isolation, screening and treatment facilities for armed personnel. Read More…

Cabinet approves setting up of National Medical Commission replacing MCI

Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved National Medical Commission Bill, 2019 which provides for setting up of a National Medical Commission in place of Medical Council of India (MCI) so as to usher comprehensive reforms in the medical education sector. The Bill also seeks to repeal Indian Medical Council Act 1956. Read More…