The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Monday said that the government had no intention of allowing doctors to perform ultrasound scans for free in India.
The AMA is calling for the government to establish a National Institute for Radiological Imaging and Imaging Technology (NIRIT), a government body, and to make a list of medical specialists, which can then be appointed by the minister for health.
“The Indian government has no intention to allow any health professional to do anything without consulting the patient.
Therefore, the need for this NIRIT must be recognised and implemented,” Dr A R Khan, president of the Indian Medical Medical Association, said.
The NIRET is part of the National Institute of Radiological Technologies (NIRT), which is part owned by the Indian government.
The Indian government did not respond to a request for comment.
The US-based Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said that there are no plans to allow people to perform invasive procedures in India, as it is considered too risky.
“We don’t have any plans to give out free diagnostic tests or surgery in India,” CDC director of health affairs and science, Dr Mark P. Schaeffer, told the BBC.
“If we do, we would not do it.
It would be very expensive and could lead to problems like infection, hospitalization, and other problems.”
According to the US Centers for Disease Protection, India is one of the world’s top three countries for infection with the coronavirus.
In India, around 40% of cases are linked to a healthcare facility, the Indian Statistical Institute said.
India has one of India’s highest rates of deaths from coronaviruses, and the country has a higher rate of infections related to the virus.
India’s population is roughly one billion people.