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10th September, 2017
Straight from the Heart: 2nd October fast for nonviolence or fast for national protest
Dr KK Aggarwal, National President, IMA
Dear Colleague
It was a disturbing day for IMA yesterday. Dr RN Tandon and Dr DR Rai and I attended the National Council for Clinical Establishments chaired by the DGHS.
  • In the meeting, it was obvious that the National Council does not recognize the minutes of Inter-Ministerial Committee.
  • In every Inter-Ministerial committee meeting, the joint secretary of CEA, who is member secretary of the council, was present but his decision was not given any weightage.
  • The chairman of the council did not approve the very basic fact agreed by the ministry earlier that the clause to Stabilize needs to be changed to "basic life support services"
  • IMA clearly told the chair that for IMA, MOH is one and not divided into Health Ministry and DGHS section separately. 
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