Indian Medical Association appeals to its 2.5-lakh members to provide free consultation to all on Doctors Day New Delhi, June 29, 2016: Indian Medical Association (IMA), the only representative, National voluntary organisation of doctors of the modern scientific system of medicine in our country has appealed to its 2.5 lakh doctors to commemorate Doctors Day by providing free medical consultation to all patients on that day. “Medical profession is a noble profession and will always remain so despite the violence and negative criticism against doctors. IMA has written to our 2.5-lakh members to observe Doctors day as IMA community service day and provide free consultation to over one crore people in one day. We strongly believe that each and every person deserves quality medical care irrespective of his or her economic background. This will help make health care more accessible to all”, said Dr SS Agarwal – National President IMA & Padma Shri Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal – Honorary Secretary General IMA and President Heart Care Foundation of India. In addition to waiving their consultation fees for one day, IMA has also written to its 2.5-lakh members urging them to organise seminars on patient safety, conduct blood donation camps and adopt a girl child. IMA through Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund an initiative of Heart Care Foundation of India will also be supporting girl children from economically weaker sections of the society and approach them for free congenital heart surgery.