The Lok Sabha has approved and passed the draconian NMC Bill yesterday (29th July 2019). The democratic lower house has dumped healthcare and medical education of this country into darkness by approving the undemocratic National Medical Commission Bill 2019.
Section 32 of the NMC Bill provides for licensing of 3. 5 lakhs unqualified non medical persons to practise modern medicine. The term Community Health Provider has been vaguely defined to allow anyone connected with modern medicine to get registered in NMC and be licensed to practise modern medicine. This means persons without medical background are becoming eligible to practise modern medicine and prescribe independently. This law legalises quackery.
This provision and the other controversial provisions can never be accepted by the medical fraternity of the country.
The mess created by the Bill regarding the examinations affecting the career of generations of medical students can not be condoned. The numerous other inconsistencies in the Bill will seriously affect the Health of the nation.
The emergency Action Committee reviewed the situation. It was decided to call for 24 hours withdrawal of non essential services across the nation by modern medicine doctors from 6 am on Wednesday, 31.07.2019 till 6 am the next day ie. Thursday, 01.08.2019.
All the IMA Nagpur members supported the strike by closing nonessential services at their hospitals and clinics.
The war against NMC will continue. IMA warns to further intensify the agitation if the Government continues to be indifferent to our concerns.
Maharashtra Sales & Medical Representatives’ Association extended their whole hearted supported for this strike. The meeting was held at IMA Hall in the evening.
Dr. Ashok Adhao, Dr. Milind Naik, Dr. Y.S. Deshpande, Dr. Krishna Parate, Dr. Anand Kate, Dr. Sanjay Deshpande, Dr. B. K. Sharma, Dr. Rajesh Ballal, Dr. Pradeep Rajderkar, Dr. Aniil Laddhad, Dr. Ajay Kate, Dr. Ashish Disawal, Dr. Archana Kothari, Dr. Vandana Kate, Dr. Dinesh Agrawal and Office Bearers of IMA Nagpur Dr. Prakash Deo, Dr. Rafat Khan, Dr. Alok Umre, Dr. Arachana S. Deshpande and Dr. Aniruddha Deoke, Dr. Prashant Bhutada, Dr. Shirish Modi and Dr. Vijay Upadhyaya were prominently present in the meeting.
Dr. Kush Jhunjhunwala President and Dr. Manjusha Giri Hon. Secretary IMA Nagpur thanked all IMA Nagpur members for supporting the strike by total closure of nonessential medical services.
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