(incorporating eIMA News)
3rd April 2016
Editorial (Dr SS Agarwal, Dr K K Aggarwal)
Most doctors are not negligent
In the United States, just 2% of practicing physicians are responsible for half of the nation's total medical malpractice payments.

Best doctors often have more cases filed against them because they simply take on riskier patients. This does not necessarily mean doctors against whom the cases have been filed are bad doctors.
Those who are more likely to get sued are those who dive right into the most difficult cases, those who are willing to take cases where there are no other options, that may not have a good outcome and other doctors will turn down. Otherwise all doctors will take only simple cases where they know they will have success and therefore, their records stay clean.

Medical malpractice claims are much lower when patients feel that they can talk to their doctor and most importantly, when they feel that their doctors are listening to them. 
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215th Central Working Committee meeting of the Indian Medical Association commences at Hotel Clarks Shiraz in Agra
 Organized by the IMA UP Branch, the meeting sees attendance of over 350 IMA leaders from across State branches
New Delhi, April 02, 2016: The annual Central Working Committee meeting of the Indian Medical Association, the oldest and largest representative organization of doctors of modern scientific medicine commenced today in the historical city of Agra. The two-day meeting being organized by IMA’s UP branch has seen attendance of over 350 State heads of the National body. 

Prominent IMA leaders present at the meeting include Dr. A Marthanda Pillai – Immediate Past President IMA, Dr Vinay Aggarwal – Chairman Organizing Committee and Past President IMA, Dr SS Agarwal – National President IMA, Dr KK Aggarwal – Honorary Secretary General IMA & Dr Sharad Aggarwal – Chairman Reception Committee. The Chief Guest and conference mentor is none other than Dr. Ketan Desai – President Elect World Medical Association.

The main agenda of the Central Working Committee is to evaluate and discuss issues of National importance affecting the functioning and efficacy of the medical community in the country. The primary issue being the increasing violence against doctors as well as redundant laws which the medical fraternity is being subjected to including coming under the ambit of the consumer protection act, issue of unjustified compensation in cases of medical negligence as well as the unjust nature PCPNDT Act.
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  • April 25: IMA Polio Switch Day, when tOPV would be completely withdrawn and replaced by bOPV in both routine immunization and polio campaigns.
  • 9th May: IMA National Validation Day when India would be declared free of tOPV. 

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Next Webcast: 7th April 2016