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Chandigarh: 1,200 docs to draft health manifesto

CHANDIGARH: The 1,200-strong Indian Medical Association (IMA) is drafting a 'health manifesto' to be submitted to the native leaders for implementation. The key issues that the manifesto will push for are: accommodation of FIR be made mandatory when medical doctors are manhandled and now not allowing the ayurvedic medical doctors to follow allopathy even after a bridge course. The manifesto may even call for for an increase in the health expenditure by way of a minimum of 2.five% of the GDP.

The IMA's manifesto will function related issues that have been raised up to now, however now not resolved. This contains the National Medical Bill, which proposes to allow practitioners of other medicines to practise trendy medication after they whole a 'bridge course'.

Also, now not many personal medical doctors are in the panel of the universal health coverage, because the rates are too low. "Ayushman Bharat scheme rates must be raised so that private hospitals can opt for it," stated Dr Neeraj Kumar, president of IMA, Chandigarh branch.

"There is also a strong need to immediately register FIR against those who beat doctors. Till now promises had been made, but nothing has been done," stated Kumar.

On Friday, the IMA Chandigarh, launched a marketing campaign to encourage other people to vote right through this Lok Sabha elections on May 19. Kumar stated, "During elections, the city doctors have decided to take a lead and use their influence and goodwill to urge people to vote." The IMA will likely be maintaining an consciousness consultation for it's contributors and their households to demonstrate the functioning and the right kind usage of EVM machines.

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