New Delhi: Soon, cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar will be seen batting for the causes which discourage female foeticide, as Indian Medical Association (IMA) has roped in him to be a brand ambassador for 'Save the Girl Child' campaign.

According to IMA secretary Dr Narendra Saini, female foeticide is prevalent in all sections and there is a lack of awareness among people in this regard. IMA has been running the campaign for the past four years and appealed to Gavaskar to join it.

Presently, Gavaskar is touring with Indian team on West Indies series and is expected to initiate various programmes with IMA from September onwards.

Demand for CBI probe

Following the murder case of deputy CMO Dr YS Sachan under mysterious circumstances in Lucknow jail, the IMA demanded for CBI probe into the matter.

During a press conference, Secretary Dr D K Rai said that it was a serious matter and it seemed as if he was murdered purposefully.

Disagreement on use of antibiotics

Meanwhile, IMA has welcomed the move to stop use of antibiotics in the draft bill, but they have disagreed on availability of few antibiotics in super specialty hospitals only.

“No disease is big or small and patients should get antibiotics when they need them. The patient will have to buy expensive antibiotics if he goes to any super-specialty hospital,” said Dr Saini.

He suggested for stringent rules on the use of drugs rather than making them available in few hospitals only.

JPN/Bureau