Indian doctors Association slams PM Narendra Modi over his disgruntled remarks in London

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Indian doctors Association slams PM Narendra Modi over his disgruntled remarks in London

NEW DELHI: Doctors of Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Association of Medical Consultants (AMC), Mumbai have slammed Indian PM Narendra Modi over his disgruntled remarks.

AMC and IMA on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing disappointment over his remarks in London where he had highlighted malpractices of doctors and had also said doctors attend conferences abroad to promote pharmaceutical firms. In the letter by Association of Medical Consultants, the doctors wrote: "Your talk has irrevocably harmed the doctor-patient relationship of trust. We wish and hope that you can bring back the standing that we doctirs have, as trust, in one another is extremely important for recovery from illness."

Expressing sadness, Dr Ravi Wankhedkar of IMA said, "We are all saddened by PM Modi's remarks on Indian doctors, that also in a country(UK) where medical system is run by 70% Indians. Issues like medicine prices are in hands of government, not us. We humbly request PM to reconsider his remark."

Another IMA doctor Vinod Sharma said, "Shameful statement by PM. In conferences, we get to know new procedures and medicines. Also, the conferences abroad are never sponsored by pharma firms."

Dr Veena Pandit, a doctor from AMC, Mumbai said, "Yes some exist but to paint all doctors as unethical is really bad, that to on a public platform in a foreign country. Failure of successive Govts can't be blamed on doctors."