Dibrugarh : The Assam Medical Service Association (AMSA) have decided to boycott all non-essential medical services including OPD, routine OT etc, on August 8 showing solidarity with All India Federation of Government Doctors Association (AIFGDA), IMA and doctors fraternity of India in protest against the National Medical Commission Bill (NMC).
The Bill proposes to replace the present Medical governing body, the Medical Council of India with a National Medical Commission, a central authority responsible for regulating medical education in the country.
The Bill was passed in the upper House of the parliament last week. Soon after the Bill was passed, resident doctors in Delhi came out in the streets to protest against the Bill.
During the course of the protest by the AMSA, emergency services will be working smoothly keeping in mind the about Japanese Encephalitis, Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and services in flood hit areas.
In a press release issued by AMSA, it said that all Health-A doctors will also remain absent from private practice during the period of agitation to be started from 6 AM on August 8 to 6 Am of August 9 showing solidarity to doctors fraternity. The statement further reads as, “AMSA members will give voluntary health services to flood affected people and patients suffering from fever.”