Indian Medical Association organized a state level programme highlighting the increasing violence against Healthcare providers.
The healthcare professionals in India are the worst sufferers because of healthcare violence. It is beyond any doubt that the stress in the workplace has started affecting the quality of healthcare and acceptance of patients in indoor setups. Doctors are living In a fearful environment in their workplace
Indian Medical Association has demanded an absolute end to the violent episodes taking place against the Healthcare providers.
17 states have legislation against violence on doctors and hospitals. But the poor implementation, inadequate knowledge of police personnel, weak clauses makes these state Medicare acts absolute ineffective.
The violence against medical fraternity has complex root causes and need to be addressed by all concerned wherein Government needs to play an important role.
IMA advocates a policy of “React, Respond, Regulate and Reach out” for the fraternity to counter the violence.
The brainstorming session on ‘Doctor-Patient Relationship and Violence against the Healthcare providers was organized by IMA Headquarters at Le Meridian, New Delhi on 26 May 2018.
IMA is launching a nationwide movement for “Zero Tolerance to Violence” from 1 July 2018