Bengaluru: Deadlock seems to have been reached between the private medical practitioners as well as the state government as the strike continued for a 3rd day today. Protesting against the Clinical Establishment Bill amendment, more than 50,000 private doctors came together to show their anguish and disapproval of the government’s new bill that is designed to regulate the functioning of the private healthcare sector in the state.
Following the strike, Health services were partially hit in Karnataka as several private hospitals and nursing homes as well as clinics did not function following protests by doctors against proposed amendments to the KPME Act that intends to make private doctors accountable and recommends stringent action for their negligence, including imprisonment
The doctors are opposing the proposed amendments to the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Act, 2007, to make private hospitals and nursing homes accountable, stating that they are detrimental to the medical profession.
He said that before the bill is tabled, he would have discussions with the health minister and office-bearers of the doctors association, according to officials.