New Delhi, July 6
The Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding a separate cadre for healthcare professionals according to the IAS and the IPS.
It mentioned the COVID-19 pandemic had as soon as once more pressured the necessity for enhancing the healthcare infrastructure within the nation starting from the grassroots.
“The creation of the Indian Medical Services (IMS) cadre has become more relevant in the times of COVID-19, whereby doctors from various specialities can devise effective strategies for controlling the epidemic and improving the overall healthcare system in the future,” the federation mentioned.
“Healthcare systems demand a thorough knowledge of the domain. Knowledge of subject specialists (doctors) in devising policies is essential for galvanising the healthcare system of the nation,” it mentioned.
The demand for a separate cadre for healthcare professionals according to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), and so forth was a long-pending one, the federation mentioned.
The Health Survey and Planning Committee (also called Mudaliar Committee) had advisable the formation of a central well being cadre in its report in 1961, it mentioned.
“The government had decided to constitute the All India Medical and Health Service way back in 1968. However, even after multiple discussions and consultations with states over the years, this cadre is yet to be brought into action on the field,” the letter learn. PTI