Indore: City doctors join nation-wide stir

IMA- Indore protests against NMC

Indore: Doctors of Indian Medical Association-Indore branch joined the nationwide ‘Satyagraha’ and staged a demonstration against scrapping of the Medical Council of India and replace it with National Medical Commission here at Gandhi Hall on Wednesday.

Doctors also submitted a memorandum addressing Prime Minister Narendra Modi to divisional commissioner Sanjay Dubey to press for their 6-point demands.

President of IMA-Indore branch Dr Sanjay Londhe said, “The protest was organized to ‘draw attention of the Centre’ and to make them respond to our demands and sort out major problems faced by the medical professionals and also to sensitise the public.”

He said that the IMA has been fighting for six demands. Secretary of Association Dr Sumit Shukla said, “Not only IMA but all must oppose National Medical Commission Bill as it will put the life of patients in stake if passed.”

Dr Shukla said that they would continue to protest for their demands and would meet members of Parliament and members of legislative assembly to seek their support.

What they say

“We have to hit the roads for our long pending demands. The government must take action for creating peaceful and favourable environment for doctors.”- Dr Sanjay Londhe, President, IMA-Indore

“National Medical Commission will not only spoil the career of practising and aspiring doctors but also put the life of patients at stake as the government can give permission to anyone for practising modern medicine.”- Dr Sumit Shukla, Secretary, IMA-Indore

“Our demands are pending since long and the government has turned a deaf ear due to which we have to stage a protest. The government should take immediate action to meet our demands so that we can treat patients without any fear.”- Dr RK Sodani, Former President, IMA-Indore

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