IMA advice to members - 'Don't add patients on social media
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The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has advised its members to not add "past, present and prospective patients on social media friend list" and avoid drinking in front of them at social gatherings.

It also asked its members to observe Dry days on July 1 (Doctors’ Day) and September 5 (Teachers’ day).

It has also directed its office bearers to refrain from drinking with “non-doctors” and become “brand ambassadors of health” for the society.

Under the new advisory, a part of IMA’s ‘alcohol policy,’ the representative voluntary organisation of doctors said, “No alcohol should be served at IMA meetings.”

It has also suggested a “safe limit” for alcohol consumption — 18 ml for male and 9 ml for female doctors. It said that the doctors have a responsibility to put into practice what they preach to patients on leading a healthy lifestyle.

The IMA advised them to maintain dignity before patients, a dictum also laid down in the Medical Council of India’s (MCI) code of ethics.

Source - http://www.asianage.com/metros/delhi/260617/ima-advice-avoid-drinking-with-non-doctors.html
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Dr. M●●●●●a D●●●i Obstetrics and Gynaecology
No patient can ever be his or her doctor' s friend.
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Dr. M●●●●●●r D●●●●●●●e Paediatrics
S.U r correct
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Dr. G●●●●v P●●●r
Dr. G●●●●v P●●●r Pathology
And why is that? What if a doctor visits another doctor for consultation?
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