The members of the Indore branch of Indian Medical Association (IMA) staged a protest against the central government’s plan of setting up a National Medical Council (NMC) in Indore on Wednesday.
Doctors from all parts of the city were seen raising slogans demanding that the decision be changed to establish the NMC as it is going to hamper functions of the medical fraternity and education in the country.
The doctors assembled and marched towards Gandhi Hall to submit a memorandum to divisional commissioner Sanjay Dubey.
The memorandum had six demands which the association wishes to be fulfilled. These include change in the existing Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act and Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, change in the issue which can be taken to consumer forum, curbing violence against doctors, Crosspathy— giving right to doctors who are not MBBS to prescribe allopathic medicines and opposition of National medical commission.
“We stand united on all these six demands and will ensure that the government takes note of these and solve our problems,” said IMA president Dr Sanjay Londhe.