3 lakh doctors went on strike today across the nation. The doctor’s strike has held against the new proposal of National Commission Bill. As per the reports, the government is bringing up the new bill today. The new National Commission Bill includes the bridge course proposal which would enable alternative medicine practitioners to practise allopathy from medical universities which is equal to MBBS course. The doctors are opposing this new NMC bill, said that the passing of this bill will be the black day in the medical history. As the new bill which is introducing by the government will make the treatment expensive and will lead to corruption. Therefore, about 3 lakh doctors from the private and government hospital of the country will be on strike today.
The implementation of the new bill of the government under National Commission proposal will strengthen the medical colleges. Indian Medical Council has also agreed to the provisions of National Medical Commission bill 2017. According to it, the 15% seats of the private medical colleges will be decided by the management of fees. And under this new National Commission bill, management have the rights to fix fees of 60% seats. The bill seeks to replace the Medical Council of India which is the apex body for the medical fraternity since 1934 and forming new National Medical Council. And the majority of the new council members will be appointed by the government. However, the Indian Medical Association has labelled NMC bill as anti-poor and anti-people.
The National President of Indian Medical Association said that the medical students along with three lakh doctors will go on hunger strike from all over the country on 2nd January to protest against the National Commission Bill. He said that the new proposal in the bill is not acceptable to them. The strike will go until 6 pm today.