IMA to hold a Megashow against NMC bill. Expenditure in millions

In spite of dilution of NMC bill by the Parliamentary standing committee on health in its 109th report, the IMA is all set to launch Mahapanchayat at Delhi on 25th March. The show is going to be a mega event with expenditure in Millions. There will be arrangements for Hotels and food for thousands of Doctors all throughout the county.

A circulated message on whatsapp groups of doctors reads as “Welcome to New Delhi for the historic DOCTORS ‘S MAHAPANCHAYAT on 25th March.  Venue-INDIRA GANDHI INDOOR STADIUM I.P. Estate, Near Raj Ghat, Grand Trunk Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110002. Time- 10 am to 2 pm. A dedicated team is working very hard to make your visit to Delhi as hassle free as possible. The magnitude of this event is bound to create certain logistical problems. Your kind cooperation will help in management. This are few General instructions for all those who have planned to attend this event. More detailed and specific instructions will follow.

PLEASE SEND YOUR TRAVEL PLANS IMMEDIATELY  to A control room has been made functional in IMA HQ for MAHAPANCHAYAT . The Special Reception counter of Mahapanchayat will start functioning in IMA HQs from 11 a.m. on 23rd March 2018. Transport arrangements from Airport or Railway Station have been made accordingly. All arrangements regarding accommodation & transport will be made from the special Reception counter in IMA HQs. Everyone should bring his/her apron or White Coat for wearing during the Mahapanchayat. All local branches and State branches should bring their respective banners. All delegates arriving on 24 th are expected to arrive at ima hq first  &  thereafter they will be taken to their respective hotels. Dinner for 24th is arranged at IMA HQ. For delegates arriving on 24 th,   breakfast of 25th  will be available in their respective hotels. Everyone is requested to checkout  the hotel on the morning of 25th before leaving for the venue. Participants can leave  directly from the venue to the Airport or Railway Station. All arrangements for freshening up and breakfast have been made at IMA HQs. for participants who choose to arrive directly on 25 March 2018. All communication regarding Mahapanchayat should be sent to with cc marked to:, Helpline number in Delhi : 011 2337 0009
For further information you can contact your respective state coordinator.  PS- As you are well aware that throughout this entire mass contact month activities to demonstrate our protest, we have tried to be very simplistic & basic and we plan to carry forward the same theme.
Dr Ravi Wankhedkar
National President IMA

Only 30% or less doctors are registered IMA members, however even those doctors who are not even members of IMA are receiving Promotional SMS to join the event. In insider told Medical reporter that millions are spent on the advertisement campaign to save MCI. From where IMA is getting personal data of Doctors is a matter of concern. Earlier it was reported that Adhar data is out dfo sale at the rate of 10 paise per entry.

Also an urgent membership drive is started to meet the funds. The membership drive is on discounted rates. The membership message reads as “IMA/DMA Membership Drive. 50% rebate in membership fees. Rs. 5000 for single & Rs 7500 for Couple t membership form as soon as possible latest by 21st March 2018 at IMA EDB Office”  Its pertinent to mention that IMA and MCI basic structure is similar and one can see many same members holding positions in both IMA and MCI but with NMC the case will be different.


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