Ludhiana: “All the 30 state branches and 1765 local branches of IMA staged a two hour protest as part of stop NMC Satyagraha, in every district in India on November 16.
“Last year, we had postponed our Satyagraha scheduled for November 16, 2015 on the favourable assurances received from the Government of India” said Dr S S Agarwal, National president, IMA.
The dharna was organised as a reminder to the government to intervene and sort out the major problems faced by the medical profession” said Dr K K Aggarwal, National president Elect and Honorary Secretary General, IMA.
“Not only the inter-ministerial committee slept over the issues, the Government of India has gone ahead with scrapping of MCI and is replacing it with a totally nominated body called National Medical Commission. The bill is anti people in character” said Dr A Marthanda Pillai, Immediate Past Na National president, IMA.
Dr R L Taneja State president IMA Punjab and Dr Kulwant Singh resident IMA Ludhiana in a joint statement said Ayurvedics, Homeopaths and others will get registration in modern medicine through Schedule IV of NMC. This will affect the Patient Care and Patient Safety.
We will give six weeks to the Government to meet our demands or will be forced to take further course of action.
IMA has been fighting for the following six demands:
To stop NMC and to suitably amend Indian Medical Council Act without compromising the autonomy of the profession.
Capping of compensation under Consumer Protection Act.
Amendments to abolish license Raj and exemption to single doctor clinics in Clinical Establishment Act.
Punitive punishments only for sex selective abortion and not for clerical errors under PC PNDT Act.
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