New Delhi: The Delhi Medical Association (DMA) has called for a medical bandh on June 6 against the rising number of attacks on doctors.
As part of the bandh, the DMA has urged its members and owners of hospitals, nursing homes and health facilities in the city to keep their establishments closed till 2 PM. However, emergency services will remain open.
The decision was taken in the DMAs state executive committee held today, a statement said, adding the body also called for a stringent Central act to stop the violence against doctors.
The members of DMA further said that if their concerns were not looked into, they would call for a nation wide indefinite strike.
Meanwhile, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) is organising Dilli Chalo Movement on the same day against the “atrocities” faced by the medical fraternity.
More than one lakh doctors are expected to take part in the protest march, which would start from Rajghat and end at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium.
A pen-down satyagraha would also be observed by all doctors across India as no doctor would give any prescriptions for one hour i.e. between 10 AM to 11 AM on June 6, the statement added.
Following are the demands of IMA/DMA
- Implementation of inter-ministerial committee report
- Stringent central act against violence of medical professionals
- Decriminalization of medical profession
- Single window registration of doctors and medical establishments
- No to NEXT and NMC
- Uniform service conditions for service doctors
- IMA/DMA representatives in every government health committee
- No interference in freedom to choose quality affordable drugs, investigations and treatments
- Reimbursement to private hospitals by government of emergency services given to poor who cant not afford the cost
- Capping on compensation for medical negligence
- Improve infrastructure and manpower in government hospitals
- Fix duty hours and improve working condition for doctors
- Quack free Delhi
- Fare and transparent medical NEET PG exam in one session only