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Global Indian doctors begin legal fight for safe PPE

2020-09-07T12:06:36+00:00June 12th, 2020|iGLOBAL, News & Views|

A Global Indian husband-wife doctor couple, who say they would rather be celebrating the arrival of their first baby within weeks, have instead launched judicial review proceedings against the UK government over safety issues around personal protective equipment (PPE) for doctors and healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

NHS doctors crowd fund for legal fight over PPE dangers

2020-09-10T05:58:33+00:00May 25th, 2020|iGLOBAL, News & Views|

Two global Indian doctors on the frontlines of the National Health Service (NHS) fight against the coronavirus pandemic are taking their campaign for safe personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines to the High Court in London. Husband-wife couple, Dr Nishant Joshi and Dr Meenal Viz, have raised over £40,500 in pledges for their judicial review case against the UK government after receiving “unconvincing responses” to a pre-action legal letter last month. Their challenge is against the government's guidance on PPE, including surgical gowns, [...]

Indian doctors stranded but not forgotten in UK’s Covid-19 crisis

2020-09-07T13:36:00+00:00May 19th, 2020|iGLOBAL, News & Views|

In March, when India went into lockdown and grounded all international flights to combat the spread of Covid-19, there was a group of young Indian doctors in the UK for a crucial qualification examination who were among the thousands left stranded. Around 23 doctors from different parts of India were in Manchester to appear for the second part of a two-part Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) test hosted by the UK’s General Medical Council (GMC). The first part of the [...]

Indian doctors get their due in COVID-19 fightback

2020-05-11T04:55:14+00:00April 10th, 2020|2020, India Inc Views - India Global Business, North America Edition – 10 April-23 April 2020, Special Report - India Global Business, UK Edition – 10 April-23 April 2020|

The UK has finally taken measures to help support foreign doctors employed with the NHS. Highlights: 60,000 Indian-origin NHS medics have been lobbying against what they believe is an unfair Immigration Health Surcharge imposed on them. The recent move to hike this charge came as a blow to this group of medics who had been hoping for a reprieve. Addressing this, UK Home Secretary Priti Patel announced an exemption from the surcharge alongside an automatic fee-free one-year visa renewal for [...]

Doctors protest UK’s ‘unfair’ health surcharge

2019-03-11T13:50:36+00:00March 6th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – March 2019|

Doctors and healthcare professionals from India, often referred to as the backbone of the UK’s state-funded National Health Service (NHS), are campaigning against a doubling of a visa surcharge that would adversely impact recruitment plans to reverse staff shortages in the UK. Indian doctors and healthcare professionals based in the UK are campaigning against what they describe as an “unfair” doubling of a health surcharge imposed on professionals from outside European Union (EU) living and working in Britain. The “Immigration Health Surcharge” was introduced [...]