Press Esc to close
Wednesday 03 September 2014
News updated at 10:14 AM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Doctors on warpath, to observe 'Protest Day' tomorrow

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.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
England's Steven Finn survives a run out attempt

England's Steven Finn survives a run out attempt

President Pranab Mukherjee at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine on Tuesday. J & K Governor NN Vohra is...

President Pranab Mukherjee at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine on Tuesday. J & K Governor NN Vohra is...

India's Ravindra Jadeja celebrates after bowling England's Eoin Morgan

India's Ravindra Jadeja celebrates after bowling England's Eoin Morgan

Shuttler PV Sindhu, bronze medalist at World Badminton Championship, speaking to the media with ...

Shuttler PV Sindhu, bronze medalist at World Badminton Championship, speaking to the media with ...

England's Chris Woakes, right, is run out for 10 runs...

England's Chris Woakes, right, is run out for 10 runs...

Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, right, watches Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt bowl during a...

Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, right, watches Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt bowl during a...

Dhoni And Jos Buttler at the fourth one-day international cricket match...

Dhoni And Jos Buttler at the fourth one-day international cricket match...

A devotee carries a statue of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, to be immersed into...

A devotee carries a statue of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, to be immersed into...

Ajinkya Rahane celebrates after scoring a century against England during the fourth One Day...

Ajinkya Rahane celebrates after scoring a century against England during the fourth One Day...

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh presents a bat signed by him to Olympic Gold Medalist sprinter Usain...

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh presents a bat signed by him to Olympic Gold Medalist sprinter Usain...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523