Int’l conclave on violence against docs from Feb 8

ST CORRESPONDENT
Thursday, 7 February 2019

Speaking about the conclave, National Secretary, IMA Hospital Board of India, Dr Jayesh Lele said that in past few years, violence against doctors have increased as it has been reported across the country.

PUNE: Indian Medical Association (IMA) has organised an International Conclave on ‘Zero tolerance on violence on doctors and hospitals’ on Friday. Healthcare violence is now a global phenomenon and it is demoralising doctors and healthcare personnel.  The two-day conference will be held at Forum Hall, The Lalit, Sahar Road, Andheri East, Mumbai.

World Medical Association (WMA) President Dr Leonid Eidelman and Secretary-General Dr Otmar Kloiber will be present for the conclave. Many delegates from international medical associations will participate in the event. Delegates from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Medical Association will conduct a panel discussion. IMA leaders from across India with the help of judiciary, advocates and police authorities will also speak during the conclave.

Speaking about the conclave, National Secretary, IMA Hospital Board of India (HBI), Dr Jayesh Lele said that in past few years, violence against doctors have increased as it has been reported across the country.

“Two years ago, in a survey done among IMA members, it was found that 72 per cent of doctors have suffered physical or verbal abuse in their career. This conclave is just an initiative to understand how can the situation improve for medical professionals,” said Dr Lele.

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