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10th February 2017
IMA So far
Greetings from IMA HQs!
 
Since the Team Digital IMA took over, we have achieved the following in the past 40 days:
  • In the PCPNDT Act, IMA is pursuing the Ministry to exclude clerical errors under Penal Provisions.
  • IMA is pursuing Ministry of Health to exclude single doctor establishment out of Clinical Establishment Act (CEA).
  • IMA has been able to pursue the Govt. of India to write to all States to enact special Laws, where absent, in their respective states to tackle violence against medical profession and medical establishments and requested their strict implementation, where present.
  • On IMA’s persuasion the government will recommend to Consumer Ministry to cap medical compensation.
  • IMA 1 Voice Satyagraha, IMA 1 Voice Solidarity day and IMA 1 Voice Action Day was a great success
  • IMA is in process of starting certifying IMA Clinics involving all national health programs.
  • IMA has finalized IMA Prayer.
  • Kerala State government has included noise and health as a Chapter in 8th standard syllabus on IMA’s recommendations.
  • On IMA's intervention, 304-B was converted into 304-A in Pune case.
  • On IMA's intervention, the 3 attempts for UG MBBS admission were shifted from retrospective to prospective.
The Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India has been persuaded by IMA for the following:
  • Duration of e-medical visa to be 6 months, with double entry.
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Regular eye checkup essential for all patients with diabetes

New Delhi, Feb 9, 2017: Diabetic retinopathy is the major cause of blindness in patients with diabetes mellitus. But, in most cases it is a preventable cause of blindness. Poor glycemic control, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels increase the risk of developing diabetic retinopathy.
 
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes recommend optimal glycemic control including blood pressure and serum lipid control to reduce the risk or slow the progression of diabetic retinopathy.
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