In recent times we come to know that, the IMA is speaking against Ayurveda or trying to sue Ram Dev Baba for his allegation against the Allopathic medicines and its president recently appealed and agreed that, he has been using the opportunity to spread religion in hospitals, wherever possible. But is this a government-run organization? Why the government can’t control the IMA?
The IMA is not a government-related organization, this is recognized by the government as an organization but, the government has no relationship with this.
IMA was established in 1930 and registered under the societies act of India. It has its operations all over India in all the states.
There are many allegations that IMA is endorsing many commercial products due to purely economic interest. The IMA called the Ayurveda and its medicines quackery and the medicines placebo.
Many common people alleged that the IMA head is keen on proselytizing activities during the pandemic.
Commercial service in IMA?
The IMA stamp is being used by many products and in return, the companies allegedly paid funds. The IMA’s commercial endorsements of products at the cost of health safety have become a major talking point in the country.
A few products approved by IMA:
1. In 2008, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) had endorsed PepsiCo’s Tropicana fruit juices and its breakfast cereal Quaker Oats, making it the world’s first medical association to endorse a food product.
2. Crompton Greaves:
The IMA has also certified the Crompton Greaves as well. According to IMA, a so-called anti-bacterial LED bulb that claims to kill 85% of germs
3. Another brand of paint is also endorsed by the IMA and said that 99% of germs can be killed if that paint is put on the walls of houses.
4. The antiseptic soap Dettol endorsement:
According to IMA, an antiseptic soap brand, one can see the stamp of approval by the Indian Medical Association, claiming that the particular product protects people from the infection 10 times more than other brands. However, on this, there is no scientific evidence.
5. Kent is also endorsed by IMA:
The water purifier also endorsed by the medical association. Asian paints: Last year, an advertisement by a wall paint company prominently highlighted that their product was approved by the Indian Medical Association for providing protection from “viral transmissions” and reduce the number of harmful gases such as sulphur oxides and nitrogen oxide.
IMA is nowhere connected with the Indian government and the Indian government has “Indian council Of Medical Research” which releases the updates of researches and pandemic condition.