Health Authorities Warn Striking Doctors To Take Disciplinary Action Against Them
AIIMS and Safdarjung hospital in Delhi warned striking doctors a strict punitive and disciplinary action against them for their suspension/termination of services, vacation of hostel accommodation, if they do not resume their duties with immediate effect.
Agitating doctors blocked the traffic in the vicinity of AIIMS and Safdarjung hospital on Saturday morning. They are in continuation of strike against the National Medical Commission bill (2019), however, emergency services were resumed on Saturday.
Resident doctors even from government hospitals of Uttar Pradesh and AIIMS, Rishikesh joined the protest including AIIMS New Delhi, Safadrjung, Lok Nayak, RML hospital against the NMC bill.
NMC bill was tabled and passed on 1st August, 2019 in Rajya Sabha. Many doctors were detained by the Delhi Police on last Thursday while they were marching towards Parliament.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan called the NMC bill the biggest reform of medical education in his opening remark of Parliament debate. He also said that MCI’s role had been questionable in the past and charges of corruption were levelled against MCI. NMC bill will replace the existing body of MCI.
Doctors are disappointed by some provisions in NMC bill. They also raised questions against the ambiguity of the contents in the said bill.
Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) office bearers, Resident Doctor’s Associations AIIMS sat across the table with Union Health Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan to discuss the content of the NMC bill. Health Minister and other officials clarified the apprehension regarding certain clauses of NMC bill.