Indian Medical Association (IMA) has written an “Open Letter” to Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi opposing the induction of Uttara Kannada 5 times MP Anant Kumar Hedge in the Union Ministry.

IMA national president Dr KK Aggarwal said in an open letter that the medical fraternity was ‘disturbed’ by Hegde’s induction and requested him to take ‘appropriate revision’ in his decision as it has sent a wrong message to the medical fraternity.

The MP Hedge had in January allegedly assaulted doctors, including Dr. Madhukeshwar Hegde, in a private hospital in Srisi over the alleged delay in treatment of his mother. Even the CCTV video was gone viral at that time.

“Instead of taking any action against him or getting a fair enquiry done, he has been inducted into the Union Cabinet and rewarded instead,” Dr. Aggarwal said.

“The IMA, comprising over 3 lakh doctors, thought that after taking over as the minister, the MP will first apologise for his misdeeds to the medical profession. But there is no sign of that. Further giving him the Skill Development and Entrepreneurship portfolio has sent another wrong message to the society. Is indulging in violence and not apologising the ‘new skill’ to be taught to entrepreneurs,” the doctor asked in the letter.

Earlier resident doctors of AIIMS demands the removal of Anant Kumar Hedge from the cabinet.

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