IMA urges PM Modi to ensure doctors are allowed to work without fear
Indian Medical Association (IMA) has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting his intervention to ensure that medical professionals are allowed to work without fear.
In its letter on Monday, the IMA mentioned that the PM’s pressing intervention was required to cease the continual and ongoing bodily and psychological assault on doctors in addition to purposeful unfold of misinformation towards trendy medication and vaccination by sure folks with vested pursuits.
“Any person(s) who spreads misinformation against the vaccination drive, which is meant to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, must be booked and punished in accordance with law including under the relevant provisions of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, the Indian Penal Code and the Disaster Management Act, 2005,” mentioned the affiliation.
It added that any try of any individual to idiot the gullible public and promote so-called “magic remedies” or “wonder drugs” without the approval of the Health Ministry ought to be instantly curtailed.
The IMA, in its attraction, mentioned that the federal government ought to promote common free vaccination to all above 18 years of age without leaving the vaccines to the extent of fifty% to the States and personal hospitals.
“We believe that only when a strong leader like you leads this programme, the full benefit would reach out to all people,” it mentioned.
The affiliation famous that post-COVID-19 problems of lung fibrosis, elevated thrombotic occasions and fungal infections had been on the rise and that there was a necessity to get ready for a similar.
“The drugs needed for the mucormycosis fungal disease are not available with ease though the government is making all efforts. We appeal to you to set up a separate research cell to study these post COVID-19 complication in detail and to come out with multi-faceted treatment guidelines in all disciplines of medicine,” mentioned the physique.