The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Thursday 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 its 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,” said Dr Dr KK Aggarwal, Secretary General IMA and President Heart Care Foundation of India.
Doctors Day is observed on July 1. In addition to waiving their consultation fees for one day, IMA has also written to its 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.