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11th March, 2017
Why look for alternative means of earning to compensate for subsidy provided in consultation fee

Many doctors claim that they charge only Rs100 or 200 as consultation fee. Can they survive with this subsidy? Probably not... So, they try to find some alternative sources of income. Some of them may be ethical and some unethical.

Medicine is regarded as the most noble of all professions. And, a doctor is accorded a status next to God. Hence, a doctor is duty bound to practice ethical medicine, which also includes ethical earning.

We are professionals... we have a professional degree, which gives us a privilege to practice medicine … we are registered with a professional regulatory body...we follow a Code of Ethics as prescribed by the council. Our privileges to practice can be withdrawn in case of breach of the ethical code. 
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Urgent need to address air pollution through Private Public Partnership: IMA
International Meet on Combating Air Pollution commences to take place on March 10-11thin New Delhi
Globally, an estimated 24% of the burden of disease and 23% of all deaths can be attributed to environmental factors.

New Delhi, March 10, 2017: The International Meet on combating air pollution will be held in Delhi in on March 10 & 11 2017 to address the global burden of air pollution. 
The environment is the most important social determinant of health, causing morbidity and mortality in a given population. Further, globally, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) deaths, attributable to air pollution, are amounting to 8.2 million of the total 12.6 million deaths. 
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