NMC Bill: Doctors, students to observe strike today


Scores of medical students and resident doctors of several hospitals across the country are set to observe a token strike tomorrow, over some of their demands regarding the National Medical Commission Bill not being accepted by the government.
The stir called by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) would be held for two hours from 12 noon to 2 pm. Healthcare services at multiple hospitals are likely to be affected briefly.
The Bill does not address the issues of DNB (Diplomat of National Board) and practical difficulties with common medical entrance test NEET and foreign graduates.
"Although, the Cabinet-approved draft of NMC Bill has marginally increased the state representation and control of the government over 50% of the fee levied, IMA feels that these are cosmetic in nature and the Bill still remains anti-poor, anti-federal, non representative and undemocratic," said Secretary General of IMA R N Tandon. 

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