IMPHAL, July 5 - A 24-member doctors� team from India, including Indian Medical Association (IMA) officials, has left for Myanmar to attend the first ever Indo-Myanmar Doctors� Conference, scheduled to be held at Mandalay in Myanmar on July 7.
The conference is being jointly organised by the IMA and its Myanmar counterpart, Myanmar Medical Association, Mandalay region, said Dr A Vivekananda, central working committee member of the IMA.
Myanmar is yet to give recognition to the medical degrees of India in their country. India has also not done so. �We are trying to take up the matter at the level of the Consulate General of India at Mandalay,� Dr Vivekananda said. At the same time, the issue of medical tourism between the two countries and other relevant topics will be discussed, he added.
Manipur Chief Secretary Dr J Suresh Babu, accompanied by IMA Manipur branch president Dr Shyamkumar Laishram, flagged off the team following a simple function at the IMA House here on Thursday. The team is scheduled to return on July 12.