Indian Medical Association will be coming out with an Emblem for medical profession which will differentiate doctors from modern system of medicine from doctors of other systems of medicine.
Giving the details Padma Shri Awardee Dr (Prof) M Marthanda Pillai, National President and Padma Shri Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, Hony Secretary General IMA said that there is an urgent need for a new medical Emblem which can be used by all doctors who practice modern medicine so that public is not confused about the pathy they are approaching for treatment.
Today, doctors from all system of medicine prefix their name with the word “Dr” which cannot differentiate the system of medicine they practice. Even unqualified persons and quacks have also started using the prefix “Dr”.
The Association has asked all its 30 branches to send their suggestions and a suggested Emblem. The Association will also award a prize of Rs. 25,000/- for best selected Emblem.
Once selected by IMA, the Emblem will be sent to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India and Medical Council of India for approval, added Dr Aggarwal.
Letters are also being issued to all medical colleges to involve their students in designing the same.