The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has accused Indian doctors of colluding with American politicians to create a national “black market” of unsafe and ineffective medical treatments in the United States, in what could be a key plank in the Indian opposition’s electoral campaign.
The Indian Medical Professionals’ Association (Imas) on Monday called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to investigate the accusations against its members, saying they are politically motivated and a blatant attempt to silence the profession.
The accusations against the IMA are part of a wider campaign to silence and silence the medical profession in India, the IMAs chief Dr. Gopal Singh said in a statement.
“We are not saying that there is no medical care in the country, but the IMas claims that doctors are selling unnecessary and unsafe treatments in India are politically-motivated and blatantly attempt to suppress the medical care we offer to our patients,” he said.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is looking into claims that the IMEs medical system is under-resourced and under-treated, with the American Medical Association warning that it is facing a shortage of medical doctors and nurses, especially in rural areas.
India’s Health Minister Jairam Ramesh has also come under fire for failing to take steps to address the shortage of doctors, nurses and pharmacists, and has also ordered the resignation of the head of the IME Medical Council, a body representing the IMGs, in a move that could lead to further cuts to the profession in the US.
In the statement, the AMA accused Dr. Gurunath Meiyappan of “fraudulently and intentionally manipulating” the IMEA, saying it was a “frivolous” accusation.
“The AMA has consistently claimed that its members have been acting in the best interests of their patients and that the profession has taken an active role in reducing hospital readmissions and providing more medical care,” the statement said.
“It is now clear that the AMA is acting in an attempt to stop the IMea from conducting its work and in the process, silencing and silencing the medical professionals.”
The AMA said that the US Department and HHS are also investigating claims that IMEs doctors are being pressured by the medical establishment to provide “unnecessary” or “unproven” treatments, including drugs for cancer, heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.
The IMAs statement said it has been receiving “credible” allegations that Indian doctors have colluded with the US Congress, White House and other government officials to create an “unresourced black market” where patients and doctors are given “excessive” doses of drugs without the patient’s consent.
The AMA says the Indian Medical Board (IMB) is not transparent about the cost of drugs, which are not covered by Medicare, which the AMA says is a violation of Indian law.
The statement also accused the IMB of failing to adequately track the prescribing and prescribing of drugs in the U.S. by IMEs, as well as “the use of unapproved antibiotics.”
The US Justice Department is investigating the accusations.
The U.N. Human Rights Committee is also investigating the allegations and has asked India to make public information about the number of deaths linked to IMEs in the past decade.
The American Medical Society (AMA), the countrys largest professional organization of medical professionals, said it is working with the IMDs office in India to “address any concerns” raised.
“Imas members have consistently made clear that IMAs members have not been pressured by Congress, the Obama Administration, the HHS or any other government entity to offer drugs, treatments or other services without patient consent,” the AMA said in its statement.
It said the AMA has also taken “further steps to combat” the allegations, including a petition it filed with the Indian Parliament calling for a probe into the allegations.
The petition asked the Indian government to ensure that Indian IMEs are not given unfair treatment, including being denied the ability to make ethical decisions about the treatment of patients.
Indian media have reported that the Indian parliament has also asked the government to investigate allegations that US President Donald Trump is under investigation by the FBI for possible obstruction of justice.
In a letter sent to the Indian ambassador to the U, Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi said he was deeply concerned by the allegations against Indian medical doctors.
“As you know, there is a widespread perception in the medical community that our medical profession has been corrupted by US political interests, which is also why I take your call to action to investigate these allegations,” he wrote.
The government of Prime Minister Modi, however, has rejected the allegations as politically motivated, saying the accusations were politically motivated.
India is the world’s fourth largest country by population, and it has more than 3.2 million doctors and 2.4 million nurses, many of whom are doctors.
The countrys government has said it will seek the help of the US if it deems