Chandigarh doctors observed fast at IMA Complex Sec 35,Chd
Chandigarh: Fast was observed across the states of India by doctors of IMA. Chandigarh doctors also gathered in large numbers and observed fast at IMA complex Sector 35, Chandigarh. A resolution was passed in the General body meeting and an open letter to the honorable Prime Minister was written for his personal intervention. Serious discussions were held with focus on the local issues of Chandigarh medical services likeHeavy penalty of renewal of registration of clinical establishments running into thousands under CEA, whereas quacks who have not registered themselves for more than two years have gone Scot free, with no action on these unregistered quacks. Not allowing drug stores in the nursing homes, which is disastrous for the patients and mandatory under CEA. Not passing the violence against doctors act in Chandigarh inspite of repeated representations.Inclusion of one member of IMA in the negligence committee, as is done in neighbouring state of haryana and other states. Starting Chandigarh medical council. The strict and outdated bylaws of UT have resulted in steep decline of nursing homes in Chandigarh. In 1999 there were 28 registered nursing homes, now only 8 are in existence. Even these are on the verge of closure due to the policies of Chandigarh administration, echoed the doctors in the GBM.They urged the governor and advisor to intervene to frame healthcare policies conducive to growth, There is no facility of healthcare to people of Chandigarh. GMCH & PGI cater to neighbouring states and are not accessible to Chandigarh citizens. They have to go to neighbouring states to get treatment! It was declared that if their demands are not met , they will be forced to go on indefinite countrywide strike.
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