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23rd June, 2017
Adopt a code of conduct while posting on social media
Recently, Indian Medical Association (IMA) received an email regarding a doctor at Kosmopolitan Charitable Dialysis Center (Mumbai) threatening to "chuck out" Hindu patients and letting them die in a post on social media (Facebook).
We asked Team IMA Maharashtra to immediately form a three member committee and visit the dialysis center to find out the details and credentials of Aneeqa Ghani. The said person is not a member of the IMA or registered with the Maharashtra Medical Council. An inquiry needs to be conducted to establish if the person is a genuine doctor or a quack and whether the person is a qualified Allopathic doctor or an Ayush doctor? If not, then in what capacity is she working in the Dialysis center?
The matter has been referred to the Maharashtra Medical Council and the Medical Council of India (MCI).
Our laws do not allow discrimination on the grounds of religion to anybody and have made it a punishable offence.
As doctors, we have a duty to treat all patients equally. Regulation 7.15 of the MCI Code of Ethics Regulations has said as follows: "The registered medical practitioner shall not refuse on religious grounds alone to give assistance in or conduct of sterility, birth control, circumcision and medical termination of Pregnancy when there is medical indication, unless the medical practitioner feels himself/herself incompetent to do so."
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New Delhi, 22 June 2017: According to a recent study, only 53% of the people in India wash hands with soap after defecation. Apart from this, only 38% and 30% wash their hands with soap before eating and preparing food, respectively. Washing hands after a visit to the washroom or before eating is a no-brainer. However, it is also an activity often ignored. Many people even do it wrong without understanding the health risks that contaminated hands can invite.
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