IMA constitutes fact-finding mission to look into Payal Tadvi’s death

Formed to look into background details of the case

Updated - June 04, 2019 02:00 am IST

Published - June 04, 2019 01:59 am IST - New Delhi

Indian Medical Association (IMA), a national voluntary organisation of doctors of the modern scientific system of medicine, on Monday constituted a fact finding mission committee to evaluate the background situation and the critical factors that led to the death of a young lady resident doctor, Payal Tadvi, in BYL Nair Hospital Mumbai.

“It is a well known fact that resident doctors especially in government hospitals carry an inhuman workload and suffer burn out and depression. Allegations of caste-bias and slur have surfaced in the index case. This, if true is a matter of serious concern which has to be addressed,” said a release issued by the association.

The group added that as a fraternity, the medical profession is miles ahead in overcoming the barriers of caste, religion and politics. Members of the fact-finding mission will include – Dr. Ashok Adhao and Dr. Ravi Wankhedkar, both former IMA national presidents and Dr. Hozie Kapadia, IMA Maharashtra state president.

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