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Paramedical Council Act in the Offing for Indian Capital

by Gopalan on  July 4, 2008 at 4:56 PM Indian Health News   - G J E 4
 Paramedical Council Act in the Offing for Indian Capital
A Paramaedical Council Act is being contemplated for the Indian capital of New Delhi. The new council to be set up will have the power to accredit paramedics.

Officials said the relevant bill would be tabled in the New Delhi Assembly shortly.
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"There is no Act or Council to regulate the hiring or functioning of paramedics, whether in the city or country. There is no way of ascertaining the work record or conduct of a particular paramedic," the official noted.

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The proposed Council will accredit operation theatre (OT) technicians, OT assistants, laboratory technicians, laboratory assistants, X-Ray technicians, ECG technicians, darkroom assistants and Central Sterilisation Department assistants. All institutions will have to register with the Council that will issue certificates only after professionals have worked for fixed period.

"The need for this council was felt, as we need to hire at least 1,000 paramedics in the next year. There are over 350 posts of paramedics open. Also, the 110 ambulances we are going to acquire will require six such paramedics in each vehicle," said the official.

The official was referring to the increased emergency facilities that would be required as preparations begin for the Commonwealth games to be hosted by New Delhi in October 2010.

The government is also planning to protect doctors from aggrieved patients and their relatives.

Andhra Pradesh in southern India recently passed an ordinance to protect doctors after a series of incidents in which doctors were set upon by relatives of patients who died despite treatment.

Doctors there went on an indefinite strike demanding appropriate measures to ensure their security.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said, "We have a lot of hospitals in the city and these moves are aimed at improving facilities. We have asked for a copy of the Andhra Pradesh Ordinance as they have already done something to contain violence against doctors," said Dikshit.

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The council is not yet formed till now. I don't know if this website is being monitored by the govt. or not, but what I would like to inform the government is that the hospital cannot run without the paramedics. So, if this bill is not passed within this year [2012], why not have a strike all over India?! Let them run the hospital without Paramedics (if they can). -Andrew Technologist Aizawl, Mizoram
Andrewlhta Tuesday, February 7, 2012
FROM 2008, THIS IS 2012 AND MORE THAN 4 YEARS ALL PARAMEDICAL PERSONNEL FROM WITHIN INDIA AND ABROAD ARE JUST WAITING AND WAITING, NOTHING HAS HAPPENED NOTHING WILL BE DONE FOR THIS IMPORTANT GROUP THE COUNCILS ARE ONLY FOR DOCTORS AND NURSES MAY BE IN 2022 THERE WILL BE HOPES AGAIN FOR PARAMEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA
kmbhaskar Friday, December 30, 2011
Hi i am very pleased to kn ow that our paramedicals staff, Radiographers are doing great job for registration. i am want to know that why there is huge difference in pay scale of Radiographers in all Govt. institution. hope things will change...
dasvijay Tuesday, September 28, 2010
It is a very good step for the development of Technicians (paramedical staff), as all of us are working in medical field since last so many years but there was no counsil for paramedical staff (like X-Ray,OT, Lab, CSSD, ECG Tech. etc.) and there are so many diparaties in the pay scales Now these can be short it out by the counsil.
But this counsil needs to be implement at the earliest.

SYED FAIZAN AMIN
LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST

a1043030733 Saturday, December 19, 2009
its very imp to set up paramedical council , we should develop excellent
pre hospital settings like western countries to save the people.
sai krishna
paramedic
emri

botchasai Wednesday, December 2, 2009
It is a excellent thought,i am a paramedic(3 years) trained from Apollo hospital,hyderabad.And also from stanford school of Emergency Medicine Dept.
i am working in GVK-EMRI,HYd as a faculty for osmania university Advanced PG Diploma in Emergency Care.But we can not treat by giving life saving medicines in life threatening situations of patients.So GOVT.should set up Accrdiation board for Paramedics to save most of young generation,who are back bone of our country.Anand Kumar,

anand153 Saturday, November 7, 2009
Sir,Iam Shailesh Pandey. I have done DMLT from Rajasthan vidyapeeth institute Udaipur (Rajasthan)In present Iam working at GBH American hospital in udaipur (Raj.)as a Lab. Tech. Plz. give me advise that can I apply for govt. jobs. Is my Institute is Govt. Recognised.Now Iam thinking for doing B.M.L.T. from which Govt. Reco.Institute is best for this course at Rajasthan.But there is one problem that I have done 12th in Arts.Is it there is Council For Peramedical in Rajasthan. Iam waiting for your reply for my bright future.Thanks.
pandey Tuesday, October 13, 2009
It is a very good step for the development of Technicians (paramedical staff), as all of us are working in medical field since last so many years but there was no counsil for paramedical staff (like X-Ray,OT, Lab, CSSD, ECG Tech. etc.) and there are so many diparaties in the pay scales Now these can be short it out by the counsil.
But this counsil needs to be implement at the earliest.

Virendra kr. Swami,
Senior Technician,
Sahara Hospital,
Lucknow.

Swami Monday, September 7, 2009
i m diploma x-ray technician 2003-2005.but my is not regestration council.what i m doing?please details paramedical cuncil.
guest Saturday, September 19, 2009
It is a excellent thought,i am a paramedic[3 years] trained from Apollo hospital,hyderabad.And also from stanford school of Emergency Medicine Dept.
i am working in GVK-EMRI,HYd as a faculty for osmania university Advanced PG Diploma in Emergency Care.But we can not treat by giving life saving medicines in life threatening situations of patients.So GOVT.should set up Accrdiation board for Paramedics to save most of young generation,who are back bone of our country.

anand153 Saturday, November 7, 2009
it should be definetly FOR upgradation of the job
mk_maan009 Monday, August 10, 2009
good step but it should be implement as soon as possible so that there should be uniformity in all the matters related to paramedical staff./

Ankur Arora,
OTTechnician,

ankurarora_88 Monday, July 27, 2009

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