Issues: Why we must unite and oppose many of the MCI amendments

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1. Why only four years and two terms?  Why is this clause not for Members of Parliament, Chief Ministers and Prime Ministers?

2. Why re-registration every 10 years? Why all this against allopathic profession? Re-registration will mean compulsory CME and that would mean start of paid costly CMEs in long run, just as in the United States. Why are other medical profession pathies spared?

3. Medical profession is already included under CPA.

4. On one hand, it is said that doctors should not advertise, commercialize, or indulge in marketing but they come under the purview of the CPA. Why this double-edged sword against doctors?

5. The Govt. is coming out with BSc community health courses as parallel to allopathic system. They could have instead strengthened the existing MBBS courses or started MD courses in every rural district or they could have started compulsory 2-year MD Rural Health after MBBS in a rural area.

6. Why has the Govt. not declared Dr B C Roy National awards for the past many years after 2008?

7. Why do the powers of removal of the president lie with the government?  Can the President of India remove the Prime Minister? It’s the court or the parliament which decides the course of action. Such powers with the government will make the MCI elected body ineffective. In democracy, it is the elected body, which elects the president or the vice president. Only they have the powers to remove them. Removal of office should be the jurisdiction of the Courts and not the government. If such clause is not removed, then the office bearers will never work with freedom but will always be under the pressure of the government.

Should I go for a knee replacement?

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Yes if

1. I am no longer able to do my routine work without help

2.  I have pain that keeps me awake at night despite the use of drugs

3. I have pain that keeps me from being able to walk or bend over

4. I have pain that isn’t relieved by rest

5. I have pain that is not responding to non-surgical approaches.

6. I have been told that less-complicated surgical procedures are unlikely to help.

7.  The disease osteoarthritis is wearing me down physically, emotionally, and mentally.

8. I am suffering from severe side effects from the drugs

9. Advanced arthritis is demonstrated on my test

10. If significant joint damage has occurred on my tests.