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24th December, 2017
Straight from the Heart: Status of legal cases

Dr KK Aggarwal, National President

Dear All

The following is the status of the pending cases of IMA as on 19.12.2017.

Mr Rahul Gupta

Sr. No.

                                    Case Details

Next Date of Hearing


The matter titled as "Sultan Singh Dhobi versus UOI & Others" pending before Hon'ble Central Administrative Tribunal, Delhi was listed for hearing on 13.11.2017. Ms. Aanchal Dhingra, Advocate appeared on behalf of IMA Hq and had filed the reply on behalf of IMA. The matter is listed for final hearing.


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Some reasons to oppose the National Medical Commission 2017
Many of the provisions are not in the best interest of the medical profession and fraternity at large
New Delhi, 23 December 2017: In this time of crisis for the medical profession, the fraternity faces a dual dilemma. On the one hand, doctors are facing public criticism, criminal prosecution, and are being defamed in social media as being the cause of provocation. On the other hand, is the fact that the Union Cabinet has approved the draft National Medical Commission Bill, 2017. There are strong reasons to counter many provisions mentioned in this bill, which are not necessarily in the best interest of this profession.
The proposed commission will have 1/5th members (20% elected members and 80% appointed / nominated members). It is for this reason it will not have a desired ‘representative character’ with reference to ‘elected and nominated / appointed members’.
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