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Concerned over the recent cases of doctors abduction and murder IMA demands Centre to act
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has expressed concern about the recent incidents of assault on doctors as well as kidnapping of doctors. In the last one week, the medical profession has seen doctors being abducted.

Dr R B Choudhury of Gumla district in Jharkhand was kidnapped from his clinic on 30th April, 2015 and was found dead on 4th May, 2015. Another doctor, Dr Pankaj Gupta from Bihar was also kidnapped on May 1 along with his wife. Later they managed to return home. 

Addressing a press conference, Dr. A Marthanda Pillai, National President IMA and Dr K K Aggarwal, Hony Secretary General, IMA in a joint statement said that Governments of 18 states have passed Ordinances (Prevention of Violence and Damages or Loss of Property) against the violence on doctors and medical establishments. The time has now come for the Central government to enact the same. IMA is preparing a draft Bill for the submission to the Indian government to enact the same at the earliest. 

Talking about Dr RB Choudhury, the IMA office bearers said that the case should be investigated at the earliest and investigation should be handed over to the Crime Branch/CBI.

Doctors in Jharkhand and Bihar have gone on strike and are protesting on the roads. IMA will be forced to go on a nationwide agitation and protest, if the above cases are not solved and the Central Act is not enacted by the government, it added.

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