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IMA warns Kerala govt to refrain from easing COVID restrictions for Bakrid, threatens to move court—Here’s why

The Kerala government has been warned by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) against easing COVID-19 safety guidelines for the Eid-al-Adha celebrations citing the threat of an impending third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Notably, the Kerala government has declared the easing of the COVID restrictions for three days starting Sunday due to the Bakrid celebrations...

IMA flags complacency in fight against COVID-19, says third wave imminent

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has warned the Union and state governments not to become complacent in their battle against COVID-19, saying that a third wave of the pandemic is around the corner. It has also red-flagged the complacency shown by various authorities in the past few days. In a statement, IMA, which is India’s...

Ramdev moves SC, seeks stay on proceedings over his remarks on allopathy

The yoga guru has also sought transfer of FIRs against him to Delhi New Delhi: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev has submitted a petition in the Supreme Court seeking stay on proceedings in cases filed against his comments on allopathy. He has also sought for the FIRs filed by the Patna and Raipur wings of Indian...

730 doctors died during second wave of COVID-19 pandemic: IMA

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Wednesday said 730 medical practitioners have died across India during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Notably, the second wave of the pandemic wreaked havoc across the country, with longer queues outside hospitals and crematoriums and authorities struggling to manage the massive surge in cases and deaths. IMA...

IMA writes to PM Modi, raises concern over growing attacks on medicos

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi raising concern regarding the growing attack on medicos across the country. The doctors’ body has requested the prime minister to take concrete steps to enhance the safety of medical professionals.  The development comes after media reports came to the fore on attacks on...

IMA sends Rs 1,000 cr defamation notice to Ramdev for his remarks on allopathy

The controversy that began after yoga guru Ramdev’s remarks on allopathy has further aggravated with the Uttarakhand unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) sending a defamation notice to him. The IMA has sought an apology from him within 15 days or else, the association said,  it will demand compensation of Rs 1,000 crore from...

Ramdev poses 25 questions to IMA, pharma industry

After facing flak for his remarks on allopathy and forced to withdraw his statements due to the immense pressure created by the Indian Medical Association (IMA), yoga guru Ramdev has raked up another controversy by asking the doctors’ body and pharmaceutical companies 25 questions. The questions were mostly related to whether allopathy offers permanent relief...

Balancing Act: Health minister praises Ramdev after he retracts controversial statements

The Centre, it seems, is doing a balancing act when it comes to the controversy that erupted after yoga guru Ramdev’s remarks on allopathic medicine. While Union health minister Harsh Vardhan asked Ramdev to withdraw his controversial remarks after IMA’s warning saying that his statement disrespected India’s COVID warriors, the minister lauded the yoga guru...

Union minister asks Ramdev to “withdraw statement” on allopathy after IMA’s pressure

After controversy erupted over Baba Ramdev’s comment over allopathy, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday wrote a two-page letter asking him to retract his statement while asserting that the yoga guru’s statement has disrespected India’s COVID warriors. Notably, the development comes after the doctors’ body warned the Centre of protest and legal action for...

Over 1,000 doctors have died in the first and second wave of COVID-19

At least 269 doctors have died in the second wave of COVID-19 that wreaked havoc across India, with most deaths reported in states like Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, according to the Indian Medical Association (IMA). As per IMA data, 78 doctors died over the past two months in Bihar, 37 died in Uttar Pradesh which...

Centre, IMA’s data differ on death of doctors due to COVID-19

At a time when several state governments are facing criticism over alleged data manipulation related to COVID-19 infections and deaths, a major difference in the data between the Centre and Indian Medical Association (IMA) over deaths of doctors due to the deadly viral infection has come to the fore. While the Union government in Rajya...

India COVID-19: 61,537 new cases recorded in a day

India recorded 61,537 new cases of COVID-19 taking the total tally to 20,88,61 on Saturday. This is the ninth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 50,000 in the country.  India is the third country in the world to cross 20 lakh coronavirus cases after the United States and Brazil. This is...