Dr. A. Marthanda Pillai, the new national president of the
Indian Medical Association (IMA), has announced that the focus of his team
would be to impart training to develop soft skills of doctors and fight
corruption by evolving IMA's own code of conduct.
"IMA will ensure that healthcare services are made a fundamental
right. Giving a glimpse of the national health scenario. India lagged far
behind in providing public access to even basic services like safe drinking
water, sanitation and nutrition and clean water, forget about secondary and
tertiary healthcare," Pillai said.
2.5 lakh doctors would be trained in soft skills in two
years by IMA, he said at a grand event, IMA NATCON 2014, at Gujarat University
Convention Centre, which coincided with 89th national conference of the IMA.
Earlier, the central council of IMA approved the list of office-bearers for
Future plans for the IMA include issues related to health
financing, private-public financing, increase medial seats, revision of medical
education curriculum, convincing doctors to go to rural areas for medical
practice and protection of doctors from false charges.