Indian Doctors for Ethical Practice (IDEP)
Updated: Aug 24, 2020
- are a network of ‘Doctors for De-commercialised, Ethical & Rational Health Care’
We are speaking on behalf of the large number of conscientious, rational doctors in India with a sense of anguish and distress regarding the state of medical practice in India today.
We are worried about:
Deteriorating ethical standards in private medical practice, and stark commercialisation of this once a noble profession(Rising incidences of malpractices, irrational investigations, unnecessary procedures and surgeries, kickbacks).Adversarial relationship between patients and doctors leading to insecurity among doctors.
We want to bring back:
The healthy and harmonious relationship between doctors and patients. This can only be achieved by
Checking corporatization of health care.
Regulation and rationalisation of fee structure in private medical colleges.
Regulation of pharma industry, equipment industry and consumables (Stents etc).
Solving the practical problems of rational doctors – like high handed implementation of PCPNDT in which many honest doctors have suffered.
Capping the amount of compensation in medico legal cases.
Honouring patients’ rights, transparency regarding charges and for readiness to give enough time to patients and answer their queries.
Following standard treatment guidelines prepared by organisations in India with due consideration for local constraints.
Bringing in Clinical establishment act that would protect honest and ethical doctors and would not bring in corrupt Baburaj.
Reconstitution of Medical Council of India on democratic lines, and bringing Corporate Hospitals under the control of MCI.
We have a dream - to bring Universal Health Care in India like that in UK/ Canada/ Thailand.
Article by Dr Arun Gadre, MD (OBGY) Pune, Maharashtra and Dr Sanjay Nagral, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra