Doctors' protest evokes good response in Mysuru

Doctors' protest evokes good response in Mysuru

The private hospital doctors protest, opposing the amendment to the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Act, called by the Indian Medical Association (IMA), evoked a good response in Mysuru region.

The out-patient department (OPD) services at a majority of private hospitals in Mysuru, Mandya, Hassan and Chamarajanagar districts remained closed, on Friday.

As many as 120 hospitals, including clinics, remained closed for the day in Mysuru. A large number of patients rushed to government-run KR Hospital and primary health care centres. The private hospitals wore a deserted look as patients turned away from them and as many as 2,500 doctors did not attend to work as a mark of protest. As a mark of their support, even research centres, blood banks, scanning centres too, remained closed.

Though the Chemists and Druggists Association extended support for the protest, many medical shops were open in Mysuru.

Due to lack of information, a few patients from villages had to face the heat of the protest. However, the doctors treated emergency cases and inpatients.

Treatment denied

The authorities at Cauvery Hospital denied treatment to an accident victim. One Balaramu sustained injures in a road accident near Chamundi Hill. When the victim was shifted to the hospital, no doctor were present and the patient was rushed to KR Hospital.

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