Safdarjung, AIIMS Doctors Threaten Strike Over NMC Bill
Residents doctors of AIIMS and Safdarjung Hospital have threatened to go on an indefinite strike if the NMC Bill gets passed in Rajya Sabha.
The residents doctors of many of Delhi’s major government hospitals are threatening to go on an indefinite strike to showcase their protest against the National Medical Commission Bill 2019.
The doctors who are planning to go an indefinite strike include this from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Safdarjung Hospital and Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.
The bill has been passed in the Lot Sabha on Monday and will be put ahead of members in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
To retain our initiative towards free spirited and independent journalism we require your support |Pay Now
The bill against which the doctors are claiming to start a resistance is the National Medical Commission Bill that seeks to regulate medical education and practice in the country.
The main agenda of the bill is to replace the highest medical authority in India, i.e. the Medical Council of India that regulates medical education in the nation with the National Medical Commission and introduce a common final-year MBBS examination.
This exam will be the national exit test that will allow admission into postgraduate medical courses and provide people a license to work as medical practitioners.
The resident doctors have issued a a statement wherein they have said that they will refrain from working in OPDs, emergency departments and the ICUs to mark their protest and their strike will go on if the bill is passed in the Rajya Sabha.
The association has asked medical students to boycott classes to merge with the protest. They said that they would intensify the protest if the government continued to be indifferent to their demands.
Now that you are here...
From bottled water to oxygen cans, not even the basics are free in a market-driven world. Why then, do we take free and independent journalism for granted? We find ourselves at a time when more people like you, are reading and coming out in support of The New Leam’s independent, in-depth and throughly issue based journalism than ever before. From grassroot stories and field-reports, to in-depth analysis of the pertinent political issues of our times, to news on gender, culture and educational issues- The New Leam has been dedicated to bringing out stories that speak out the soul of India and take you beyond the propaganda-filled corridors of mainstream journalism in India. We have made an important choice of keeping our journalism free of vested political interests, commercial funding and influence of partisan stakeholders, so that we can bring forward news and stories based on facts and provide a platform where readers can find information with integrity and a journalism premised on honesty.
Your support to The New Leam is your contribution towards giving a voice to the voiceless, going to the depths of issues that others shy away from and rigorously illuminating the flame of criticality and courage in dark times. We hope that you will come forward to support The New Leam today so that we can keep delivering quality-independent journalism to you and inform public opinion in the right direction. No matter how big or small your contribution may be, it is tremendously important. It takes only a moment, Support The New Leam now!