Friday, 2 June 2017

Dilli Chalo, Rajghat Chalo: An appeal by National President for donations

Dilli Chalo, Rajghat Chalo: An appeal by National President for donations Dear Colleague Greetings from Indian Medical Association! You are aware that IMA has called for ‘Dilli Chalo: Enough is Enough’ movement on the 6th of this month to bring to the forefront the plight of the medical profession in the country. Cases of violence against doctors are on the rise, and often become headlines in the media, both print and TV, which in turn conduct a ‘media trial’ and find a ‘verdict’ against the doctor holding him/her guilty. Doctors are facing public criticism, criminal prosecution and are defamed in social media as themselves being the cause of provocation. Doctors have the right to live with dignity and honor. Professional autonomy to choose drugs, investigations and decide the line of treatment, along with consultation and procedure charges is our right because we have the legal responsibility. We have the right to practice in a violence-free environment. We support and advocate accountability, but not people taking the law into their own hands. We cannot be criminally prosecuted for clerical errors. Doctors in the private sector look after 80% of the healthcare needs of the population, while the government looks after only 20% of the population. Organizing any event can be challenging and organizing such a nationwide movement is a mammoth task indeed. IMA is facing a shortage of funds as well as manpower. If you think that the IMA is on the right track and agree that ‘Enough is enough’, please donate to the ‘cause’…Even a donation of Rs 1/- would be appreciated. You can send in your donations to the following bank account: Name of the Account Holder: Indian Medical Association (Hqrs) Bank Account No: 90671010000018 Name of Bank: Syndicate Bank Bank Address: CR Building, IP Marg, New Delhi – 110002 IFSC Code: SYNB0009067 We have already appealed to the State branches to contribute a sum of Rs 2 lakh for this movement. Local branches and individual members can also contribute. The funds collected would be used only for the movement and for related appeals through various advertising modules. The entire amount collected would be audited and the names of the contributors and the sum donated by them would be posted on the website of the IMA to maintain transparency. No movement can succeed without the participation of the people. We appeal to you to join the movement to make it a memorable success. Be an IMA Satyagrahi… Thanking you & warm regards Dr K K Aggarwal Padma Shri & Dr BC Roy National Awardee National President, IMA Vice President, CMAAO

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