The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has put out a call for air doctors to work as doctors and nurses in hospitals.
The AMA says there are no shortage of air doctors.
The call comes after the Supreme Court rejected the demand of the doctors’ union to make the air sector a compulsory profession in December.
It said it is not a valid argument for mandating doctors to be air doctors as it will require the air traffic authorities to step in and help the air transport industry.
The AMA says it is looking to get air doctors and other specialists to join the sector as they have skills and experience which would be valuable for the country’s economy.
According to the AMA, the medical profession has traditionally been an elite group of people who have been trained for their profession and have the most advanced medical knowledge.
The organisation says that it will also be beneficial for the health of the nation to train a large number of doctors and nurse staff to be the backbone of the health system.
The AMA said it has been trying to attract air doctors for years.
The first air doctors were trained in a medical school at Chhattisgarh’s Kalka Hospital, in the state of Bihar.
Today, there are about 5,000 air doctors in India.