VIJAYAWADA: Indian Medical Association AP Chapter has taken serious exception to the Kadapa District Collector making uncharitable remarks on doctors and called for an immediate halt to this disconcerting trend, an offshoot of deeper malaise of harbouring contempt for doctors.
In a statement here on Thursday, IMA AP Chapter general secretary Dr K Karuna Murthy said that the doctors in Kadapa district had to take to streets because Collector KV Satyanarayana had called lady doctors ‘buggers’ and described all doctors as ‘criminals’ while reviewing mortality rate of women at the time of child birth.
“Though the Collector later regretted calling the lady doctors as buggers, but defended his description of doctors as criminals, which is highly uncivilised and barbaric on the part of the Collector,” said Murthy.
Referring to the disturbing proposals before the MCI, Murthy said that if they were implemented, public health would be at stake. In its hurry to ensure that there are enough number of doctors, the MCI is examining the proposals of allowing those who graduate from medical colleges in countries like Nepal and China without going through a test which the MCI holds for them to make them eligible to practise in India. This apart, there is also a proposal to introduce a bridge course for MBBS doctors to practise allopathy.