Hyderabad: The Indian Medical Affiliation’s Telangana state department will maintain elections on Sunday however many docs are calling it undemocratic, unethical, stage-managed and a sport of musical chairs.
Bitter combating between the factions is being seen on social media platforms and Whatsapp teams.
About 17,000 docs are members of the TS IMA however solely 370 elected state members can vote for the posts. The by-laws of the state IMA limit the election solely to a couple.
Dr T. Kripal Singh, professor and head of the division, forensic drugs and toxicology at Gandhi Medical School and Hospital, mentioned it was “very shameful” that docs are indulging in such politics. Dr Singh mentioned: “The TS IMA elections are worse than the GHMC elections. As a substitute of selling co-operation among the many members there are just a few who’ve divided the members into teams. Solely these members have the suitable to face for elections and vote,”
“A major member of the IMA can contest the central IMA elections however they can’t contest the TS IMA polls. That is atrocious. What has the current physique finished throughout the pandemic for the folks of the state? They allowed personal hospitals to loot folks. Has anybody from the IMA uttered a phrase in opposition to this ‘Corona loot’? Why is such a physique being allowed to carry elections,” Dr Singh mentioned, including, “The fraternity is struggling due to them. What’s there for the younger aspiring medical college students of the state.”
Many docs have written to the federal government asking it to cease these elections.
Dr Sanjiv Singh Yadav, secretary of the state IMA, mentioned, “There are faults and so they must be rectified by electing a brand new panel. The current physique must change.” Dr Yadav is contesting for vp.
Sunday’s elections might be for 85 posts for which there are 270 contestants For president, vice-president and state secretary, two docs are nominated. For the state working committee, there are 38 contestants for 17 posts. One other 21 individuals are contesting for the 12 seats on the central working committee.a
This contest has raised lots of points which weren’t highlighted earlier. Former state members and senior docs mentioned it’s a battle for supremacy of 1 group over one other. One group is led by incumbent president Dr Pratap Reddy and one other by Dr Ravinder Reddy who’s chairman of the TS Medical Council. “The division isn’t good for the state physique,” a health care provider mentioned.
Senior docs who’re major members of the IMA have appealed to the federal government to not recognise the state IMA physique. They demand that members with a standing of 20 to 25 years should be allowed to contest all of the posts. Voting should be for all of the members. There may be additionally demand for e-voting from senior members. Presently docs should go to to move workplace of IMA Koti to solid their vote.
Different senior docs are upset with the commercial of IMA panels as that they really feel that it demarcates teams which isn’t good for the fraternity in the long term.
With the Covid-19 pandemic and the prevailing issues in healthcare, docs demand that they should be untied and stand as one as they should attempt for well being as a precedence. Their efforts are defeated with this in-fighting, some docs really feel.