Nationwide strike of doctors on June 25: IMA

Jaipur: Medical services in Rajasthan are likely to remain paralysed on June 25 when doctors affiliated to IMA will go on a daylong nationwide strike to protest the proposed amendments to Acts related to clinical establishment and private practice.

“Private hospitals, consulting chambers, diagnostic centres, clinics, nursing homes will remain closed on June 25,” Indian Medical Association?s state honorary Secretary Dr S S Agrawal told reporters here today. Government doctors will wear black ribbon around their arms on duty as a sign of protest, he said. The Central government is also trying to amend certain Acts related to clinical establishment and private practise which is likely to adversely affect the profession, he said.

“We will take out a rally and submit a memorandum addressed to Prime Minister to the district collector against the proposed amendments and other moves of the government,” he said adding, the emergency services will remain unaffected during the strike. “Delivery of service would become difficult for us after the proposed amendments which would help corruption flourish,” Dr Vijay Kapoor, Secretary, Private Hospitals and Nursing Home Society, said.