Extending solidarity with the doctors of Indian Medical Association (IMA), who have given a call to organise ‘Chalo Delhi’, the IMA Karimnagar chapter has decided to observe pen-down strike from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 6 in the district.
As part of the agitation, the doctors would abstain from treating patients from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Besides, they would also take out a rally from IMA hall to the Collectorate and stage a dharna demanding solution to a charter of demands.
Disclosing this to newsmen here on Sunday, IMA district president Mohd Aleem called upon the patients to cooperate with the doctors in their protest on June 6. He also said the two medical colleges – Chalmeda Ananda Rao Institute of Medical Sciences and Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences – would also observe bandh on the day.
“We want the government to protect doctors from attacks by the kin of patients. We also want one drug, one company and one price system,” said Mr. Mohd Aleem.
Docs on Strike in Uttarakhand
Doctors of private hospitals in Uttarakhand on Tuesday went on a four-hour token strike to protest growing incidents of violence against them, an Indian Medical Association (IMA) official said.
They were also protesting the creation of the National Medical Commission to replace the Medical Council of India. They are unhappy with the fact that people from other sectors would also be given place on the commission.
IMA office-bearers pointed out that there were also a host of other problems for which they have decided to strike work.