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Email received from IMA State President

posted Mar 19, 2013, 9:33 AM by Ima Kodambakkam

Dear  Brothers  and  Sisters,


       To  show  the Protest against Government  of  India on Srilankan Issue all DOCTORS  of IMA TNSB  to  wear BLACK  Badge tomorrow – 20.03.2013


Long Live  IMA  !   Jai  Hind !!


Thanking  you,


DR. L.P.Thangavelu

State President,  IMA  Tamilnadu


posted Jun 13, 2012, 11:24 AM by Ima Kodambakkam   [ updated Jun 20, 2012, 12:44 AM ]


Call for a complete one-day token protest / Medical Strike in your area on Monday, June 25th, 2012 and request to form District level Action Committees in consultation with your other Office Bearers

 excerpts from mail from IMA national President....

Dear Sir/ Ma’am,


This has reference to our previous communications related to one-day token protest / Medical Strike in your area on Monday, June 25th, 2012 against the issues enumerated as under.


We wish to further state that whatever rules & regulations are being imposed/ planned to be imposed on our profession, are directly going to affect the health care cost to our patients.


1.        Introduction of NCHRH Bill-2011 is going to affect our medical practice as the National Commission for Human Resources in Health (NCHRH) so formed will be a superarching body on all the Councils of medical profession, which clearly means that the powers of Medical Council of India, Dental Council, Pharmacist Council and Nursing Council etc. will be lost and all these will be governed by the proposed Commission which will be managed by the nominees of the Government and not by elected persons of the medical profession. Action taken by this National Commission won’t be challengeable in any Court of Law.


2.        Clinical Establishment Act will not let any doctor with limited resources (single doctor) practice medicine comfortably. Running our clinics in accordance with the provisions of this Act will mean having fully equipped clinics like Nursing Homes etc. and therefore, the cost of treatment or stabilization of any kind of emergencies will increase manifold.


3.        Dissolution of MCI & 3rd consecutive term for its autocratically appointed Board of Governors Restoration of democratic set up of MCI is very important so that our working & medical education can be controlled by only medical graduates. Any further attempt to take away our autonomy needs to be opposed now with our full might.


The Central Working Committee of IMA discussed all the issues of the medical profession with great concern at its 207th meeting held at Mumbai, Mah. on April 22, 2012 and it was decided as follows:-

1.             A Protest Dharna of leaders of IMA will be organized at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on 18-6-2012.

2.        A complete All India Medical Strike along with a Protest Rally/Dharna in front of the offices of the local authorities related to Health department will be organized  by all State/ Local Branches of IMA on Monday, the 25th June, 2012.

3.        All State and Local Branches of IMA will submit a letter/ memorandum to the political leader / concerned Health Department of their area regarding the above grave issues of concern for the medical profession.


You are requested to kindly:-


1.        Form District level Action Committees to organize the Strike in the most effective manner in consultation with your other Office Bearers and take immediate necessary action to ensure complete closure of all medical establishments except emergency services in your area


2.        Sensitize all your members and the general masses on the gravity of the situation and arrange to organize a complete one-day token protest / Medical Strike in your area, invite Local Political Leaders of your area on Monday, June 25th, 2012, organize press conferences and circulate hand bills etc on the above said issues &


3.        Submit a letter/memorandum to the Chief Minister/ Health Minister/ Collector/ MP/ MLA/ Political Leaders/ Health officials of your State/ Branch apprising them about IMA’s viewpoints on all the above issues. The draft matter for Memorandum and IMA’s view points on the above issues are available on the IMA website –



You will kindly agree that if we surrender to assaults on our profession today, the Govt. will come up with many more suppressive moves to demean and harass the medical profession.










Thanking you and with kind regards.


Yours sincerely,


National President

(Dr. D.R.Rai)

Hony. Secretary General



Spl. Action Committee for

Medical Strike on 25-6-12


P.S.      Please send reports, photographs, press clippings etc. of your protest to IMA Hqrs. for our records and necessary action.


posted Feb 28, 2012, 9:00 AM by Ima Kodambakkam   [ updated Apr 1, 2012, 8:19 AM ]

Crisis Management Committee was formed during the executive meeting held in Feb 2012 in the wake of increasing attacks on doctors, their clinics and nursing homes. This committee comprising of the following members from IMA Kodambakkam would be the first responder for such emergency calls. Apart from being physically present in the doctor's hour of need, they would be able to liaise with the police and co-ordinate action with the state team members.

ChairpersonDr M Arunachalam (9444128250)

1. Dr A Sreedharan (9840369284)
2. Dr S Chandrasekharan (9840015023)
3. Dr K Subramanian (9840070469)
4. Dr K A Venkatachalam (9444148222 & 9444241854)
5. Dr P Chowdappa (9840230571)
6. Dr K Selvam (9940070088)
7. Dr D Dakshinamoorthy (9841353823)
8. Dr R Mani (9884504340 & 9884000478)
9. Dr S V Sathyanarayana (9841024926)
10. Dr P Perumalsamy (9840805192)
11. Dr V S Ananthan (9840089821)

Some special requests to branch members:
A. Please attend our monthly CMEs regularly so that it does not appear to be the first time we meet at time of crisis.
B. Please inform the committee when there is a spark of doubt - don't wait till any issue blows up.
C. To create a database, members please send their name with contact details of the clinic / hospital and contact details of the nearest police station including phone number - to the email id: with subject line mentioning Crisis Management Committee.

FSS members

posted Feb 10, 2012, 9:53 AM by Ima Kodambakkam

FSS members please pay your dues

Annual Conference of IMA CGP 2011

posted Sep 20, 2011, 7:57 AM by Ima Kodambakkam

The Annual Conference of IMA CGP is to be held at Chennai on 29th 30th Oct.2011.


The success of the Conference depends on the involvement and active contribution of the branches in Chennai. The theme of the conference in Family Medicine -Specialist synergy.
Please register early
Dr Padma Chandrasekharan
North Zone Vice President

Family meet on August 7th

posted Jul 27, 2011, 7:09 AM by Ima Kodambakkam

Venue - Dakshin Chithra, ECR road, Chennai
Time 10 AM to 5 PM
Talk on End stage Liver disease by Dr N Murugan, Apollo Hospitals followed by lunch, entertainment, culturals and high tea
Register now.   Call 28275832, 9840015023

State Council meeting at Thanjavur on 25/9/2011 (Sunday)

posted Jul 27, 2011, 7:04 AM by Ima Kodambakkam   [ updated Sep 12, 2011, 7:49 AM ]

Venue - Star Residency, Near Ramanathan Hospital, Thanjvur
All state council members
Please attend without fail

338th Monthly Meeting VIDEOS uploaded

posted Feb 27, 2011, 8:56 PM by Ima Kodambakkam

338th Monthly Meeting VIDEOS have been uploaded at the Monthly Meeting page.

Indian Association of Clinical Medicine Scientific Meet

posted Feb 22, 2011, 6:40 AM by Ima Kodambakkam

Indian Association of Clinical Medicine scientific meet on 20th March 2011 at Hotel president 2.00 p.m to 9 p.m

Contact : Dr.M.A.Kabeer

Mobile:  98400 63549

International Women’s Day

posted Feb 22, 2011, 6:39 AM by Ima Kodambakkam

International Women’s Day is on March 13 2011 at Madras Medical college.

Contact : Dr.Amutha karunanidhi

Mobile: 098844 54289

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