Marathwada: Doctors go on strike in protest against Medical bill
Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Jul 31 (UNI) Hospital services were affected in Marathwada region on Wednesday as the Indian Medical Association (IMA) doctors began their 24 hours strike in protest against National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill passed in Parliament.
Talking to UNI, Dr Yashwant Gade, secretary of IMA and president Satyanarayan Somani of Aurangabad unit, said a 24-hour-long strike is being observed by the doctors of IMA across the district as well as in the eight districts of Marathwada region.
Medical services have been affected across the city, including Kamalnayan Bajaj, Cigma, Dhoot, MIT, MGM among others hospitals.
However,casualty, ICU and other related services remain unaffected.
Over 4,000 doctors across the region are participating in today's stir, said Dr Gade. Talking about the Bill, he said it is 'anti-poor,anti-student and anti-democratic'. Health services in government-run hospitals are functioning usually.