Announcements A Joint Statement on Technical, legal, ethical and implementation concerns regarding Aarogya Setu and other apps introduced during COVID-19 in India by Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA), Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF), Forum for Medical Ethics Society (FMES), and All India People’s Science Network (AIPSN)   |   Submission to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on behalf of Hub5 (HEaL Institute, APU, Seher-CHSJ, and IAPH) – COPASAH on human rights issues confronted by ASHAS and ANMs during the Covid-19 pandemic | Aug 7, 2020   |   Letter to MMC by FMES, PUCL-MH, FAOW, and MFC urging to restore its order suspending licenses of two doctors accused of abetting the suicide of Dr Payal Tadvi

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George Thomas ([email protected])

Dr George Thomas is Head of Emergency Services and Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon, St. Isabel’s Hospital, Chennai. Dr Thomas did his MBBS from the Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, India, and a Diploma in Orthopaedics from the Trivandrum Medical College, Kerala, and has a PhD in Orthopaedics. He has previously worked as Orthopaedic Surgeon at the ESI Hospital, Kollam, Kerala; and at the Southern Railway Hospital, Chennai.

He has been interested in medical ethics from his student days. Dr Sunil Pandya’s “Letters from Mumbai” in the National Medical Journal of India prompted him to write to Dr. Pandya. This brought him into contact with the Forum for Medical Ethics and the bulletin Medical Ethics, which evolved into the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. He was Editor, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, from October 2005 to January 2011, and is currently a member of its Editorial Board. He has written frequently on medical ethics issues both in medical journals and in the mainstream media.

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