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Doctors on warpath, to observe 'Protest Day' tomorrow

Last updated: 21 January, 2011
Nagpur, Jan 21, (PTI):

Doctors practising modern medicine will observe January 22 as 'Protest Day' to oppose the dissolution of the Medical Council of India (MCI) and illegal suspension of license to practice of the Indian Medical Association's (IMA) president and general secretary.

"The medical doctors fraternity are also opposing the proposed Bachelor of Rural Healthcare course saying it is going to be detrimental to rural populace," former IMA national president Dr Anil Laddahad and local unit president Dr Prashant Nikhade told reporters here.

Rural people are not second class citizens and government should provide the best of facilities in rural areas to ensure that MBBS doctors willingly go to such areas, they said.

Indian Radiological and Imaging Association president Dr Kishore Taori said dissolution of MCI and its replacement by the Board of Governors was a slap on the democratic running of statutory institution of the country.

MCI must remain an autonomous body and free from government pressures and IMA will leave no stone unturned to restore the autonomy, he said.

Doctors from all departments, teaching, practising along with post-graduate students in all sectors across the country will protest tomorrow without affecting the treatment of patients, Dr Laddhad said.


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