Need integrated approach of healthcare professionals: IMA

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The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has stated that it needs integrated approach of healthcare professionals of each system contribute to the needs of each person with their expertise in a collective way.

“However to achieve this if it is expected of a single doctor to provide all the good of each system it will produce counter effect and dampen the quality of health care. Hence to achieve the fairer, healthier world for everyone, we need to develop each system professionals as puritan and devise a healthcare delivery system as an integrated approach and not mixopathy,” the association stated.

The IMA’s theme for this year is “Building a fairer, healthier world for everyone.” A healthy living revolves around keeping both physical and mental health in balance.

IMA believes that mixopathy is not an option for achieving accessible and affordable healthcare and resolve to fight against it, but respect and support all other systems of medicine.

“IMA pleaded to the Government of India, calling for action to eliminate health inequities, as part of a year-long global campaign to bring people together to build a fairer, healthier world to establish more medical colleges in needy rural and difficult areas of our country and enhance manpower of each system, create national cadet of doctors who are willing to serve in any part of country, enhance coordinated research to bring out the hidden treasures of our Vedic literature and traditional medicine, create purity of professional system with integrated approach to ensure parity in delivery and say no to mixopathy, work towards building safe and healthy environment, promote healthy lifestyle and control of alcohol, tobacco and drug menace,” the IMA stated IMA commit and dedicate with fraternity involvements and support of ministry of health to achieve the WHO’s constitutional principle that “the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition,” stated Dr J A Jayalal, national president, IMA.

IMA stated that India is producing 86,000 modern medicine doctors every year from 536 medical colleges and have more than 13 lakhs doctors at par with the WHO requirement.

The association added, “Besides, we have 7.5 lakh Ayurveda doctors to provide quality health care to our population. However due to skewed distribution, lack of associated man power of allied health care professionals and infrastructure we are still striving to reach universal quality health coverage . There is no short cut solution for this and it is not fair to divide the people as urban or rural and offer compromised health delivery system to rural India.”

The IMA submitted the list 1,000 doctors of modern medicine to serve in any part of the country as and when required by the government of India under the norms and stipulation of Central government.

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