IMA urges GoAP to enact policy on equal distribution of paramedics and infrastructure

ITANAGAR, Apr 5: The 11 member Indian Medical Association (IMA) team which reached here on Wednesday urged the Arunachal Pradesh government to enact a comprehensive policy on equal distribution of paramedical staffs and infrastructure in different parts of the state to help doctors deliver services efficiently.
Led by IMA national secretary general Dr RN Tandon, the team’s visit was aimed at ‘connecting the society, consolidating the medical fraternity, and expressing opposition to the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill,’ it stated in a press release on Thursday.
Saying that the NMC Bill would ‘harm the entire medical fraternity and the society at large,’ the team emphasized on the need to enact a strong law to protect the doctors and the medical institutions.
Meanwhile, the state branch of the IMA organized its 28th continuing medical education (CME) programme here on Wednesday, in collaboration with Guwahati (Assam)-based Health City Multispecialty Hospital.
During the programme, Health City Hospital’s medicine consultant, Dr B Lahkar spoke about critical care in small towns, while the hospital’s radiation oncologist consultant, Dr Phul Kumari Talukdar presented a paper on ‘recent advanced technique on radiotherapy’.
The IMA Arunachal Mission Pink – a community-based programme to eradicate anaemia in adolescent girls – was also launched on the occasion.