New Delhi : Resident doctors from various Delhi hospitals such as AIIMS, Safdarjung, RML and those attached with FORDA decided to continue their strike against the NMC Bill passed in the Rajya Sabha yesterday.
Patients were having a harrowing time running pillar to pillar after medical services were hit as doctors withdrew all services including emergency department to protest against a key legislation that seeks to regulate the medical education sector.
The healthcare services, including that at emergency department, will remain affected on Friday as well as resident doctors’ associations of AIIMS, Safdarjung, RML and those attached with FORDA decided to continue their strike on Friday after the passage of the National Medical Commission Bill in Rajya Sabha.
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A resident doctor was quoted saying that the decision to continue with the strike was unanimously taken after a general body meeting comprising members of the RDA’s from AIIMS, Safdarjung, R ML, FORDA and URDA.
OPDs, emergency departments, ICUs and operation theatres will remain shut as a mark of protest against the NMC Bill.
A delegation of doctors of various hospitals will meet the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday.
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The National Medical Commission Bill was passed unanimously in the Rajya Sabha yesterday which looks forward to replace the corruption plagues MCI with a new body, in what was described by the government as one of the biggest reforms for medical education in the country.