Medico Friend Circle Annual Meeting
February 8-9, 2013
The Annual Conference of the Medico Friend Circle was cooperatively hosted and organized by Anveshi at Hyderabad (for the first time), on 8th and 9th February 2013 followed by the general body meeting on the 10th. The venue was Satyodayam Retreat at Tarnaka in Hyderabad. The theme of the conference was “Work, Health and Rights”. Sub topics included social security, occupational health, informal work, women and work, safai karamchari work, surrogacy, silicosis among mine workers, a review of work and security in the 21st Century, a review of policy studies and reports like the Shramshakti report, the National Committee for Employment in the Unorganized Sector reports, etc., in relation to questions of health care. Strategies for security advocacy, occupational health activism and trade union activism were discussed.