Health ministry swap views with IMA over Medical Commission Bill

02 January, 2018, 11:53 | Author: Katrina Soto
  • OPD Services Partially Suspended At Private Hospitals Over New Medical Law

More than 2.9 lakh doctors are observing a 12-hour nationwide strike in protest against the Bill, which seeks to allow those practicing alternative and traditional medicine to practice allopathy after completing a "bridge course".

"The IMA strongly opposes this Bill and has no option but to take the issues to our patients and the people".

While doctors in government and medical college hospitals boycotted out-patient services for one hour in the morning, the strike was being observed from 6 AM to 6 PM in private hospitals. "The IMA headquarters declares closure of all routine services for 12 hours (6am to 6pm) from tomorrow", IMA national president Dr R. Wankhedkar said.

Doctors will observe January 2 as "black day" to protest against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill.

Bill was tabled in Parliament on Friday. "The National Medical Commission will be a regulator appointed by the administrators under their direct control", Agarwal said.

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The association said the new bill makes provisions for only 40 per cent seats in a private medical college to be regulated as far as fee was concerned while for the rest, the private colleges are free to fix the rates. We have been discussing the National Medical Commission Bill with the government since a year.

Tandon, meanwhile, said: "The government through this Bill, is trying to bring in two categories in medical education - the urban sector and the rural sector".

"The NMC Bill will affect the medical profession as nearly 80 percent members in the medical body will be nominated by the government, and only 10-20 percent will be the elected members".

"The doctors who undergo the bridge course, as proposed by the government, will be treated as half-qualified doctors".

Similarly in Karnataka, hundreds of private hospitals shut their OPDs to protest against the NMC Bill, 2017. "Abolishing a democratic institution and replacing it with a body in which a majority is nominated by the government, is certainly a retrograde step", Dr K K Aggarwal said.

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