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Kota doctors boycott OPD work to protest medical commission bill

jaipur Updated: Jul 28, 2018 21:51 IST
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Hindustan Times, Kota
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Doctors under the aegis of Indian Medical Association took out a rally in Kota on Saturday against central government’s National Medical Commission Bill 2017.(HT PHOTO)

Outpatient Department (OPD) of non-emergency services remained suspended following the demonstration of Indian Medical Association (IMA) Kota in protest against the proposed National Medical Commission Bill (NMC) Bill 2017 on Saturday.

OPD services in the hospitals were affected due to the nationwide agitation of IMA against NMC bill which the union government is likely to introduce in the Parliament in the upcoming monsoon session. Non-emergency OPD services remained halted from 6 am to 6 pm on Saturday following agitation that the doctors named 'Dhikkar Diwas'.

IMA Kota president, Dr SN Soni said that doctors under the aegis of the IMA, Kota, held a public meeting in Kota and later carried out a protest rally to the district collectorate where they submitted a memorandum to the district collector of Kota, Gaurav Goyal.

IMA state vice president, Dr Dipendra Sharma said that NMC bill is anti-democratic and anti poor as it will make the medical treatment costly which would adversely affect medical students hailing from poor background. “NMC will replace Medical Council of India and this bill would offend the autonomy of the medical profession”.

First Published: Jul 28, 2018 21:51 IST