What is IMA?
Indian Medical Association is the only representative voluntary organization of Doctors of Modern Scientific System of Medicine, which looks after the interest of doctors as well as the well being of the community at large.
The Association was started in 1928 on the occasion of the 5th all India Medical Conference at Calcutta with the avowed objectives:
Promotion and Advancement of Medical and allied sciences in all their different branches.
The improvement of public Health and Medical Education in India.
The maintenance of honour and dignity of medical profession.
Today IMA has more than 200000 members at the national level, about 18000 members at the Maharashtra State level and about 90 members of Alibag branch
Benefits of becoming IMA member
As an IMA member, you are entitled for the following.
LOCAL BRANCH LEVEL
C. M. E. programs are arranged at regular intervals for IMA members. IMA Alibag is a registered centre authorized to conduct CMEs that are granted credit hours by the Maharashtra medical council for the purpose of renewal of registration
You entitled for discounts on products and CME charges by IMA Alibag
STATE LEVEL (178 Branches, 18000 members)
Social Security Scheme for members of doctors families.
JIMA- Journal of IMA published at IMA Kolkata Branch is sent to all members.JIMA- Journal of IMA published at IMA Kolkata Branch is sent to all members.
Foreign study tours at concessional rates.
Annual Headquarter Conference.
Membership and advice from the Medico-legal Cell.
Participation in National Health Programs and Projects of the Government of India. IMA takes actives part in solving problems of occupational Health ESIS, LIC, Service Doctors and other related activities.
IMA has its own guest house facilities in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and some important cities in India. They are available at a reasonable rent for the IMA members and their families.
I swear by Apollo Physician, by Asclepius, by Health, by Heal-all, and by all the Gods and Goddesses, making them witnesses, that I will carry out, according to my ability and judgment, this oath and this indenture.
To regard my teacher in this art as equal to my parents; to make him partner in my livelihood, and when he is in need of money to share mine with him, to consider his offspring equal to my brothers; to teach them this art; if they require to learn it, without fee or indenture; and to impart precept, oral instruction, and all the other learning, to my sons, to the sons of my teacher, and to pupils who have signed the indenture and sworn obedience to the physicians’ Law, but to none other. I will use treatment to help the sick according to my ability and judgment, but I will never use it to injure or wrong them. I will not give poison to anyone though asked to do so, nor will I suggest such a plan. Similarly I will not give a pessary to a woman to cause abortion. But in purity and in holiness, I will guard my life and my art. I will not use the knife on sufferers from stone, but I will give place to such as are craftsmen therein.
Into whatsoever houses I enter, I will do so to help the sick, keeping myself free from all intentional wrongdoing and harm, especially from fornication with woman or man, bond or free.
Whatsoever in the course of practice I see or hear (or even outside my practice in social intercourse) that ought never to be published abroad, I will not divulge, but will consider such things to be holy secrets.
Now if I keep this oath and break it not, may I enjoy honor, in my life and art, among all men for all time; but if I transgress and forswear myself, may the opposite befall me.
I solemnly pledge myself to consecrate my life to service of humanity.
Even under threat, I will not use my medical knowledge contrary to the laws of Humanity.
I will maintain the utmost respect for human life from the time of conception.
I will not permit considerations of religion, nationality, race, party politics or social standing to intervene between my duty and my patient.
I will practise my profession with conscience and dignity.
The health of my patient will be my first consideration.
I will respect the secrets which are confined in me.
I will give to my teachers the respect and gratitude which is their due.
I will maintain by all means in my power, the honour and noble traditions of medical profession.
I will treat my colleagues with all respect and dignity.
I shall abide by the code of medical ethics as enunciated in the Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations 2002.
I make these promises solemnly, freely and upon my honour.