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Patients with voting ink mark on their finger are likely to get 25% discount on doctor’s fee, as the Indian Medical Association (IMA) requested for the same to its doctor-members pan India.
In a novel move New Delhi-based IMA, a body of 2.5 lakh doctors, has requested all its doctor members to give 25% discount to patients who visit them with voter ink mark.
Going a step ahead, the West Bengal chapter of IMA appealing to its doctor members based in the state to give 25% discount in pathological tests too for two weeks, reports Outlook.
The latest move by an 86-year-old organization is aimed at raising awareness about the importance of voting in a nation where over one billion people dwells.
Narendra Saini, Secretary General of IMA, told PTI that the organization wants to raise awareness about the importance of voting.
“So we have made this appeal to all our 1,700 local branches spread across 29 states to give the rebate to patients,” he said.
He also informed that IMA was in the process of sending SMSes to all its member-doctors updating them of the rebate.
“Some branches in northern India have said that they will offer 50 per cent rebate on doctor’s fees. We are getting a good response from the doctors and our associations,” Saini said.
According to Mr. Saini, over one crore patients are treated everyday by their team of 2.5 lakh member-doctors spread across the country.