IMA to hold protest march against 'atrocities' faced by doctors

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) is organising 'Dilli Chalo Movement' on June 6 to draw the nation's attention towards the "atrocities" faced by the medical fraternity.

Published: 23rd May 2017 12:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd May 2017 12:16 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) is organising 'Dilli Chalo Movement' on June 6 to draw the nation's attention towards 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.

The association would also launch a signature campaign on the issue on social media and has urged all doctors to collect thousands of signatures which would be sent to the Centre seeking action. "The medical profession is facing the most difficult time of the era. Both doctors and patients have to understand that the doctor–patient relationship is a sacred one and that the dignity of the profession should be maintained.

"It is after having decided that enough is enough that the IMA has given this clarion call, Dilli Chalo," K K Aggarwal, national president of the IMA, said. A 'pen-down satyagraha' would be observed by all doctors across India as no doctor would give any prescriptions for one hour between 10 and 11 am on June 6.

The movement aims to address demands of the medical fraternity, which include a stringent central act against violence, single-window accountability with no criminal charges on doctors without intent to harm a patient and single-window registration of doctors and medical establishments.

It also sought safeguarding of professional autonomy by amending the Indian Medical Council Act instead of bringing national medical commission, and reimbursement of all emergency services in private sector for people who cannot afford treatment among others.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp