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IMA Jamshedpur members to protest against NMC bill on Nov. 16

Jamshedpur, Nov. 9: All the 30 State Branches and 1765 local Branches of Indian Medical Association (IMA) along with the Jamshedpur branch will launch nationwide Satyagraha on November 16 to voice their protest against the proposed National Medical Commission (NMC) draft bill.

The 2-hour dharna will be held from 11 am to 1 pm in every district of the country. “Last year, we had postponed our Satyagraha scheduled for 16 November 2015 on the favourable assurances received from the Government of India.

The dharna is organized as a reminder to the Government to intervene and sort out the major problems faced by the medical professionals”.

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 and the bill is anti people in character, said Umesh Khan, President of IMA Jamshedpur Branch.

On 16lh November thousands of doctors across the country will participate in the dharna and will later hand over a memorandum addressed to the Prime Minister to the respective district magistrates. “NMC has authority to allow private medical colleges to fix their own rate for 60.99% of the MBBS and postgraduate seats”, said Mritunjay Singh, secretary of IMA.

Ayurvedics, Homeopaths and others will get registration in modern medicine through Schedule IV of NMC. This will affect the patient care patient safety.

We will give six weeks to the Government to meet our demands or will be forced to take further course of action.

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