On the occasion of the World Health Day, the Indian Medical Association has called for a slew of measures so that the government provides equal quality healthcare to all.
The IMA has sought setting up of more medical colleges in needy rural and difficult areas of the country, enhancing health manpower of each system and creation of national cadets of doctors who are willing to serve in any part of the country.
The IMA has issued a statement that the government should enhance coordinated research to bring out the hidden treasures of vedic literature and traditional medicine.
“Create purity of professional system with integrated approach to ensure parity in delivery and say no to mixopathy. Work towards building a safe and healthy environment, pure air to breathe and house to live and ensure safe drinking water under the health department,” reads the IMA statement signed by President Dr JA Jaylal and Dr Jayesh M Lele.
The national doctors’ body wants promotion of healthy lifestyle, control of alcohol, tobacco and drug menace and creation of positive mental health by providing protection from sexual harassment, differentiation by caste and creed and gender inequality.
The IMA has said that it commits and dedicates with all fraternity involvements and support of Indian Health Ministry to achieve the WHO’s constitutional principle that “the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition.”
IMA has said it has submitted a list of 1000 doctors of modern medicine, to serve in any part of the country as and when required by the government under norms and stipulation of central government.