JFMTI Activities

  1. Constitution of Joint Forum of Medical Technical Staff – JFMLTS was constituted by Laboratory Staff of Delhi based Government Hospitals in a meeting of Government Medical Laboratory Technical Staff, organized on 17-5-2007 at Kalawati Hospital, New Delhi, for their long pending policy matters regarding Pay disparities, Central Paramedical Council Bill and other similar issues consequent upon the recommendations of 6th Central Pay Commission (CPC) for laboratory Technical Staff. It was unanimously resolved to Constitute a common Joint Forum for all Laboratory Technical Staff of Delhi and an adhoc body i.e. “Joint Forum of Medical Laboratory Technical Staff (JFMLTS)” was constituted and it was also agreed by all representative of lab. staff to work jointly under the said Forum for all common issues.
  2. Second Meeting of JFMLTS was organised on 24-1-2008 at Kalawati Hospital, New Delhi to discuss various issues related to proposed “Paramedical and Physiotherapy Central Council Bill-2007” which was introduced in Parliament on 4th December, 2007. It was decided in the meeting to submit a comprehensive memorandum to Parliamentary standing Committee on the said Bill.
  3. Presented our views before Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health & Family Welfare on the said Paramedical Bill in Feb. 2008.
  4. A joint meeting was organized in February 2008, with all other paramedical/allied health professional to discuss various aspect of the Paramedical Bill and to chalk out future programme of action.
  5. A meeting was organized to organize a Joint demonstration with other paramedical staff in support of early enactment of Paramedical Bill at Jantar Mantar. Following this a Press Conference was organized on said issues at Malwankar Hall, Rafi Marg Delhi on 3rd March 2008.
  6. Organized Joint demonstration at Jantar Mantar demanding an early enactment of Paramedical Bill on 5th March, 2008.
  7. A meeting was organized to discuss about delegation and the presentation which was to be presented before parliamentary Standing Committee on Health & FW on proposed Paramedical Bill as a JFMLTS got invitation from Parliamentary Committee to present their views and suggestions on said Bill, on 1 August,2008
  8. Meeting was organized on 2nd January, 2009 to review the already decided protest programme of JFMTI and black badges were worn by all Delhi based JFMLTS associated health institutions/hospitals.
  9. Meeting was organized to organize protest demonstrations of lab staff in all Delhi based hospital on 10-12 February and mass CL on 18/2/2009 and protest demonstration was organized as per decided of JFMTI programme. It was covered and supported by all print and electronic media in Delhi including by various National News Papers.
  10. Held official Meeting with Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health & FW on 9th Feb, 2009 on the Paramedical Bill and other relevant issues, and also several other meetings. Unfortunately the said Bill could not be passed even after the detailed deliberations and recommendations of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health & FW, GOI.
  11. JFMLTS to JFMTI: A meeting of with Medical Technologists Associations of several state associations like PGIMTA Chandigarh, ACLAP, Maharashtra, ASEOPPL, Gujarat, MLTA PGI Haryana and many Delhi based associations) was organized in Delhi on 22nd June 2010, and they have proposed to join joint forum and it was unanimously decided to change its name from “Joint Forum of Medical Laboratory Technical Staff” to “Joint Forum of Medical Technologists of India” (JFMTI) as a national level Joint Forum for Medical technologists association from all major allied Health profession which will be a representative organization for all affiliated association of medical technologists.
  12. UPA-II to set up a new common regulator NCHRH for health sector scraping all existing regulatory bodies like MCI, INC, DCI etc. National Debate on proposed NCHRH Bill-2009 National Debate on National Council for Human resources in health Bill- 2009 was organized on 4th October 2010, in Delhi where representative of more than 27 organizations participated from strata of health care including Medicos, on this national health issue and resolved to submit a Joint Submission to Government of India under the banner of JFMTI. A comprehensive memorandum was submitted to all concerned official/ministries of Government of India including Prime Minister Office (PMO).
  13. Organized a National Seminar on importance of National Statutory Council for Health Professionals in India on 1st September, 2010.
  14. Sent more than one lakh Post cards during Sept, 2010 to the then Hon‘ble Prime Minister of India, demanding an early enactment of National Council Bill for allied health professions.
  15. Organized a National Convention of Medical Technologists in Delhi on 16th January 2011, and decided to file PIL in Hon‘ble High Court justifying National Council as an issue of public interest.
  16. JFMTI organized National Workshops on proposed NIAHS Project of Government of India for establishing National Institute of Paramedical Sciences (NIPS) and Regional Institute of Paramedical Sciences (RIPS), under 11th Five years plan and it was also decided to file PIL which was decided during last meeting. Besides various issues regarding functioning of JFMTI were also discussed in detail.
  17. Filed Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in Uttrakhand High Court for National Council matter on 18th August 2011.
  18. Organized National Executive Workshop of Medical Technologists at Delhi in 2011 regarding NIAHS plan of MoHFW, and National Council was again demanded for betterment of health education and services for proper implementation of NIAHS.
  19. Organized All India Executive Summit at PGIMER Chandigarh, to discuss revised “NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RESOURCES IN HEALTH (NCHRH) BILL -2011” for making a comprehensive submission. Earlier in 2009 also, the government had come out with “The National Council for Human Resources in Health Bill, 2009”. As already mentioned above, we had organized a national debate on the Bill which was attended by representatives from all sections of health, including those of doctors and nurses from all over the country. It was welcomed, though it required number of amendments in view of the need to address the issue of not only regulating the medical education and providing the nation with trained and authentic human resources but to overhaul health sector. The Bill was viewed in a broader perspective, not only limited to Allied Health Professionals but the health sector as a whole and made our submission accordingly to the then Ministry of Health, Government of India (MH&FW,GOI).
  20. Presented a comprehensive submission on NCHRH Bill-2011 to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health & FW but unfortunately NCHRH Bill was rejected by the Committee and the said bill could not be passed due to the medico centric mindset of MoH&FW and Parliamentary Standing Committee, keeping all other aspects aside.
  21. JFMTI organized “Black badges Programme” on 4th December, 2012, demanding earliest formation of the central council.
  22. JFMTI organized “All India March to Parliament” on 16th March 2013 demanding earliest formation of the central council and for other professional issues of Indian AHPs.
  23. Forum held a meeting with MoH&FW and it was assured to establish a “National Board for Allied Health Sciences-NBAHS”.
  24. JFMTI organized “1st National Allied Health Professionals‘ Conference-AHPCON-2014” at RML, PGIMER, New Delhi and raised this issue strongly for expediting the said board establishment and it was assured by the then Secretary, MoH&FW, Chief Guest of the occasion, to expedite the issue on priority.
  25. Several Meetings of JFMTI were organized with Secretary, MoH&FW, on the issue during May to Dec, 2014 and the same issue was raised in every meeting time and again.
  26. JFMTI Officials/ Experts contributed in “National Curriculum development” process of five leading Allied health professions under respective National task Force Expert Committees.
  27. Forum held meeting with Director, AHS, JS and Secretary MoH& FW, and requested to expedite the Process of National Boards which could not get the approval of cabinet and other agencies despite several attempts by the MoH&FW and finally was turned down.
  28. JFMTI raised this issue again during the official meeting held with the then Health Secretary on 18th March, 2015 and, in the subsequent meetings with Joint Secretary (ARR) on 30th April, 2015. It was assured by them to speed up the matter of Council again by introducing a fresh Bill in the Parliament in line with earlier Paramedical Bill, which was introduced in 2007.
  29. As per the assurance of secretary MoH&FW given to the JFMTI, Ministry has finally initiated the process for introducing a fresh “Allied Health Professionals‘ Central Council Bill-2015” which was available on MoH&FW website for seeking comments from all stakeholders.
  30. In reference to MoH&FW Public Notice, JFMTI organized a “National Fore thought Meeting on proposed Bill” on 18th October, 2015 in Seminar Hall, Kalawati Saran Hospital, New Delhi and submitted a clause wise detailed comments to the Ministry.
  31. JFMTI organized “2nd National Allied Health Professionals‘ Conference-AHPCON-2016” at AIIMS, New Delhi and raised this above said issues strongly for hastening the formation of Central Council at an earliest. It was assured by the then Joint Secretary, MoH&FW, who was Chief Guest of the occasion, that efforts will be taken on war footing to settle the issue on priority.
  32. JFMTI Organized National executive meeting of allied health professionals in December, 2016 at PGIMS Rohtak Haryana, to discuss various pending issues regarding council formation. It was decided in the meeting, that in addition to pursuing this matter with MoH&FW, a PIL could be filed to pressurize government for the formation of globally compatible Central Council.

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