Indian Medical Association

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Indian Medical Association
Indian medical association logo.JPG
HeadquartersNew Delhi
  • IMA House, Indraprastha Marg, New Delhi-110 002
Region served
2,51,880 as of 2016[1]
Secretary General
Dr R.N. Tandon

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) is a national voluntary organisation of Doctors of Modern Scientific System of Medicine in India, which looks after the interest of doctors as well as the well being of the community at large.[2][3][4][5][6][7] It was established in 1928 [8] as the All India Medical Association, renamed "Indian Medical Association" in 1930. It is a society registered under The Societies Act of India.

With over 220,000 member doctors[9] through more than 1,700 active local branches in 29 States and Union Territories in India,[10] it is the largest association of physicians and medical students in India.

It is headquartered in Delhi. The general control management and direction of the policy of the Association is vested in the ‘Central Council’ to which local branches send representatives and which meets once a year to lay down policies. It delegates its powers to a Working Committee (A representative body of all state Branches) for implementation of programmes and activities.[11] This committee meets at least three times a year to execute various activities for welfare of members and the people in matters of health.[12][13][14]

The Indian Medical association is a founder member of the World Medical Association.[15]

Journal of the Indian Medical Association[edit]

The Journal of the Indian Medical Association, popularly known as JIMA, is indexed in the index medicus. It is a monthly journal and has the largest circulation of all the indexed journals in the world with over 240,000 subscribers for its electronic version.[16][17] The journal is also available in microfilm through Bell & Howels, USA.[18] The Journal was founded by Sir Nilratan Sircar, Bidhan Chandra Roy, Kumud Sankar Ray and other scholars and doyens of the medical profession in 1930. The Journal office is in Calcutta.

Indian Medical Students' Association[edit]

On 5 October 2013, Indian Medical Students' Association (IMSA) was inducted as official students wing of Indian Medical Association.[citation needed]. It claims to have more than 50,000 members from different medical colleges in the country and aims to promote new endeavors among medical students in India.[19][20] The IMA-SW now includes 25 state chapters throughout the country.


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