IMA, Jabalpur observes ‘Black Day’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Jan 2018 10:52:48


Staff Reporter,

IMA gave strike call to protest against National Medical Commission Bill

On the call of Indian Medical Association (IMA) national headquarters, the Jabalpur Chapter of the IMA abstained from work from 6 am to 6 pm to protest the National Medical Commission Bill, keeping their medical services off (excluding Emergency services) to observe Black Day, on Tuesday.

It may be mentioned that, on the call of IMA, all the 30 state branches and 1,765 district local branches across the country supported the call and abstained from clinical work from 6 am to 6 pm. In Madhya Pradesh, members representing 65 branches in different districts across the State led by IMA Madhya Pradesh State Secretary, Dr Pushpraj Bhatele and State President, Dr Natwar Sharda ensured the successful bandh of health services from doctors associated with the IMA Headquarters, Delhi by contacting the presidents and secretary and apprised them about the reasons behind the protest called by IMA.

The copy of brief released by IMA has been distributed amongst the member organisations. The Medical Council of India Bill 1956 was passed by the Parliament. The Bill regulates medical education and also regulates the conduct of medical practitioners and practices. MIC submitted its report before Union Government before opening of new medical colleges. On this, the Union Government decides on giving permission for new medical colleges.

The Government, in a bid to bring amendments in MIC Act 1956 and to bring new act National Medical Commission. IMA being the biggest representative organisation of allopathic doctors of the country and that is standing against the proposed bill. This is not due to it has anti-medical profession provisions, but is against the society and is not favour of society.

Dr Arvind Jain, former National Vice President informed that NMC would only favour private medical colleges. NMC provisions ignore necessary articles. Only few fundamental facilities would help in opening the new college without any valuation. National Executive body member Dr R K Pathak expressed concern on cross pathy. NMC would also allow homeopath, ayurvedic and fraternity education doctors to practice Allopathic medicines. The NMC would have body of 25 people. Out of this, Government that would be from Advance Medicine would nominate 20 members.

This would restrict participation of all States. After Bill, state medical councils would be dissolved. After MBBS degree students have to qualify one more exam to start practice. Eminent amongst those who addressed the meeting at IMA Hall included President, Dr Ajay Seth, Hony. Secretary, Dr Deepak Sahu, IMA Jabalpur former President, Dr Rajive Saxena, IMA Jabalpur Vice President, Sandeep Shrivastava, Executive Body Member, Dr V Bharadwaj, Nursing Home Association former State President, Dr Rajesh Dhirawani, former State President, Dr P Nema, Dr Brijesh Agrawal, Dr Anil Thakur along with Dr Brijesh Choudhary, Dr J C Gaur, Dr Suresh Hastak, Dr Vinod Tamrakar, Dr B K Taneja, Dr B K Pansey. On this occasion, Indian Dental Association’s (IDA) Dr Arvind Sahu extended support of IDA to IMA in ongoing protest against proposed National Medical Commission bill.