Mr. Nadda said talks with the striking doctors were going on.
The new Bill will also allow practitioners of alternative medicines, such as homeopathy and ayurveda to practice allopathy after completing a bridge course. "The new bill goes against the interest of our people and will destroy modern medicine", said state general secretary of Kerala Government Medical Officers Association (KGMOA) Dr AK Raoof.
Bhubaneswar: Several medical students today staged a demonstration near Raj Bhavan in Odisha capital as a part of Indian Medical Association's call for a 12-hour shutdown of all private hospitals in the country.
Healthcare facilities at multiple hospitals across the country have been disrupted Tuesday after thousands of doctors went on a 12-hour strike, in protest against the National Medical Commission Bill.
Private Doctors' Strike Hits Outpatient Facilities In Karnataka
Introducing the Bill in Lok Sabha, Health Minister J P Nadda had said that the new bill incorporates suggestions made by a standing committee and provides for constitution of four autonomous boards for undergraduate and post-graduate education, assessment and accreditation of medical institutions and registration of practitioners under the National Medical Commission. IMA is upset over the clause pertaining to the recognition of other medical qualifications in NMC Bill.
IMA President expressed his apprehension that the bill will increase corruption in medical education and will push up cost of medical education very high while standard of medical education will fall definitely. "This will seriously impact patient care and patient safety", said the association in the statement.
IMA has four demands - One elected representative in NMC from the Registered Medical Graduates of every state and no separate registration for AYUSH.
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