MYSURU: Doctors attached to the Indian Medical Association (IMA) have warned of quitting medical profession if Health Minister Ramesh Kumar continues to speak disrespectfully about doctors and the state government doesn’t drop the process of amending the Karnataka Private Medical Establishment (KPME) Act. Speaking to mediapersons here on Sunday, president-elect of IMA Dr H N Ravindra said Ramesh has been making statements which are in bad taste.
He alleged that Ramesh had said that that doctors are barbers and pick-pockets. “Ramesh is not only insulting the medical profession but he is also insulting barbers. There are a few black sheep in the medical fraternity but genralising all doctors is unfair,” he added. “Ramesh doesn’t deserve to be a minister. If CM Siddaramaiah doesn’t remove him, 80 per cent of the doctors in the state will quit the profession,” he said. Some people have a perception that doctors are rich and they roam in luxurious cars, he said, adding that these people don’t know that doctors are paying EMI for these cars.