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20h September 2016
IMA - Excerpts from President Secretaries Meeting: Maintain Professional Dignity & Honour
MCI Ethics Regulations
  • A physician shall uphold the dignity and honour of his profession.
  • 1.2 Maintaining good medical practice: 1.2.1 The Principal objective of the medical profession is to render service to humanity with full respect for the dignity of profession and man. Physicians should merit the confidence of patients entrusted to their care, rendering to each a full measure of service and devotion. Physicians should try continuously to improve medical knowledge and skills and should make available to their patients and colleagues the benefits of their professional attainments. The physician should practice methods of healing founded on scientific basis and should not associate professionally with anyone who violates this principle. The honoured ideals of the medical profession imply that the responsibilities of the physician extend not only to individuals but also to society.
  • Appendix 1: Declaration: At the time of registration, each applicant shall be given a copy of the following declaration by the Registrar concerned and the applicant shall read and agree to abide by the same:
a.    I solemnly pledge myself to consecrate my life to service of humanity.
b.    Even under threat, I will not use my medical knowledge contrary to the laws of Humanity.
c.    I will maintain the utmost respect for human life from the time of conception.
d.    I will not permit considerations of religion, nationality, race, party politics or social standing to intervene between my duty and my patient.
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New Delhi, September 19, 2016: It is World Heart Month and it is important to raise awareness about how we must make our homes heart healthy. Making even just a few changes can help reduce your own and your family's risk of heart disease and stroke.
Heart disease is reversible if lifestyle modifications are made in a timely manner. Nine potentially modifiable risk factors of heart attacks include smoking, dyslipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, abdominal obesity, psychosocial factors, regular alcohol consumption, lack of adequate fruits and vegetables in the diet and a sedentary lifestyle. Over 90%, Indians suffer their first heart attack' due to one or several of these lifestyle irregularities. Modifying one's bad habits can go a long way in helping prevent the onset of heart diseases.
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