Imphal: The Indian Medical Association Manipur State Branch has launched its cycling wing call “Doctors on Pedals” (DOP) to promote health among doctors in the state.
In a press release, it was stated many a time while doctors are taking care of the health of their patients they fail to pay due attention to their own health. The life expectancy of doctors is much less than the life expectancy of the general population in the country. Further, cycling can also promote a greener environment.
The rally was flag off at 7.00 AM from IMA House, Lamphelpat by Dr. Y. Mohen, former president of the association. About 30 cyclists participated in the rally. In a function at IMA House after the rally, Dr. Shyamkumar Laishram, President, IMA-MSB declared the cycling wing formed and nominated Dr. Sanjib Nepram as its Chairperson and Dr. Ng. Arunkumar Singh as the Convenor.
The IMA Manipur State branch becomes the first branch in the country to have a cycling wing of its own.