Delhi: Medical services likely to be hit as doctors observe daylong strike


The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Tuesday said that they are set to stage protest in Delhi today against the "atrocities faced by the medical fraternity".

Joined by doctors from across the country, doctors in the national capital today staged a one-day strike under the banner "Dilli Chalo movement" protesting against the increasing instances of doctors being attacked by relatives of patients over the past few months.

However, the emergency services will remain open in all the hospitals and will not be affected due to the bandh. Apart from expressing concern over the rise in assault on doctors, the IMA has voiced its anger over invoking criminal prosecution of medical negligence and clerical errors.

Padma Shri Dr. Marthanda Pillai, former National President, IMA and former President of IMA Kerala in his statement said that it is imperative for both doctors and patients to understand that their relationship is a sacred one and that the dignity of the profession needs to be upheld. "We want autonomy of medical profession and education", IMA president KK Aggarwal told ANI. This is the major issue for holding such a rally in New Delhi and shutting down health institutions in Telangana.

Summary: THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Indian Medical Association has called for a nationwide strike of doctors from August 18 if the Centre fails to bring out a law to ensure the safety of hospitals and doctors. A report in PTI further stated that the doctors would also launch a "pen-down Satyagraha" movement where the doctors from across the country will not write any prescription between 10 am and 11 am on June 6.