RAJKOT: Mount Abu IMA has handed memorandum to SDM Mount Abu against the draconian intentions of government of India, which spells doom for the suffering people and the medical fraternity and the sorority of the doctors in India.
Honorary secretary Dr. Nikhil Patel, Neuro Pshchiatrist, handed over the memorandum while Dr. Sudhir Singh, Ophthalmologist, voiced concern for the apathy of government of India.
Indian doctors have contributed significantly in achieving millennium developmental goals, and are now working hard to achieve sustainable developmental goals including reduction in maternal mortality, infant mortality, road-traffic accident deaths, HIV, TB and malaria reduction. IMA is actively participating in Swachh Bharat Swasth Bharat Abhiyan and Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matratav Abhiyan.
IMA is concerned about the threat perceived by the profession in general and hardship suffered by individual doctors in particular. To be able to participate in various national health programs and continue giving our best to the community, and sought intervention at various levels.
In the memorandum IMA office bearers stated that tthe proposed National Medical Commission
will be a regulator appointed by administrators under their direct control. But they were against scrapping it totally and making it a non-autonomous body.
It further added that abolishing a democratic institution and replacing it by a totally nominated body is certainly a retrograde step and is unacceptable.
Inducting non-medical persons in the highest regulator of medical profession takes away the perspective and character of the sacrosanct institution, the memorandum added.
IMA has demanded a single window registration for hospitals and health care establishments under state medical councils. It also wants a single window regulation for medical negligence under the State Medical Council.