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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Olinda Timms ([email protected])

Dr Olinda Timms is Adjunct Professor at the Department of Health and Humanities at St. Johns Research Institute, Bangalore.

She is an Anesthesiologist and alumnus of Christian Medical College, Vellore and has worked as Consultant Anesthesiologist at Private and Mission Hospitals in Bangalore since 1987.

Her interest in the field of Medical Ethics led to a Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Law and Ethics from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, a Post Graduate Diploma in Bioethics from the Indian Council of Medical Research, and is a Fellow in Research Ethics from WIRB, Seattle. She has been teaching and writing on Medical Ethics and has many publications on these issues in local newspapers and magazines.

In March 2016, her book ‘Biomedical Ethics’ was published by Elsevier India.

She has written the curriculum on Medical Ethics for the IGNOU BSc. course in Allied Health Sciences and is Adjunct faculty at CMC Vellore for Research Ethics.

Dr. Timms currently serves as Chairperson of the Institution Ethics Committee of St Martha’s Hospital, Bangalore and Bangalore Baptist Hospital.

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