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Indian Medical Association (IMA) has come out against the suggestion by National Medical Commission’s (NMC), to replace Hippocratic Oath with Charak Shapath during the convocation with medical graduates.
Exclusion from Global Community
IMA is concerned that; the proposed oath will lead to exclusion of modern medicine from the global community. It will drag the sector backward.
When was decision on replacement made?
The suggestion for replacement of oath was made during a recent meeting of NMC, which is the regulator for medical education and practices in India.
What is Hippocratic Oath?
Hippocratic Oath is an ethical code for fresh medical graduates. It is believed to be written by ancient Greek physician Hippocrates. This oath was revised by World Medical Association (WMA) and promoted it as the Declaration of Geneva in 1948. It outlines the professional duties of physicians and affirms ethical principles of global medical profession.
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
IMA is a national voluntary organisation of physicians in India. It looks and cares after the interest of doctors or wellbeing of the community. It was established as All India Medical Association in 1928. In 1930, it was renamed as the “Indian Medical Association”. It is a society registered under “Societies Act of India”.
World Medical Association (WMA)
WMA is an independent and international confederation of free professional medical associations. It represents physicians worldwide. It was formally established on September 18, 1947. It has grown to 115 national medical associations, as of 2021.
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