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Remark against Bihar doc: IMA demands apology from Ramadoss

Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | December 19, 2007 11:51 IST

The Indian Medical Association in Bihar has demanded the dismissal of Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss unless he apologises for his comment against doctors from Bihar. At a meeting last week, Ramadoss allegedly said that a doctor from Bihar was the sole reason for the de-recognition of the MBBS degree by United Kingdom.

"We demanded that Ramadoss substantiate his charges or be dismissed for his remarks. The remark not only hurt the sentiments of doctors from Bihar but also crores of Biharis," Dr Ajay Kumar, national president of IMA, told on Wednesday.

Kumar added that he failed to understand what prompted Ramadoss to make such an uncalled for remark. "His remark has angered doctors as well as crores of people from the state. Ramadoss should apologise for his remarks," he said.

Ramdoss allegedly made the remarks at a meet of the American Association of Physicians of Indian origin in New Delhi last Friday.

Hundreds of doctors from Bihar, under the aegis of the IMA, have demanded an unconditional apology from the Health Minister. The state IMA has urged the Medical Council of India and the central IMA to boycott Ramadoss by not inviting him for their functions and by not attending meetings addressed by him.

The state IMA has also appealed to Members of Parliament and central ministers hailing from Bihar to request United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi [Images] and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh [Images] to act against Ramadoss.