KPME bill: Doctors call off strike, OPDs to work normally from tomorrow

KPME bill: Doctors call off strike, OPDs to work normally from tomorrow
Protesting private medical doctors have called off their strike in Bengaluru on Thursday evening following an intervention by the High Court of Karnataka.

A day-long protest that witnessed the closure of out-patient services across the state is called off following a request by high court. “Acting chief justice (H G Ramesh) has given us in writing, a letter asking us to call off the protest. We will be talking to chief minister (Siddaramaiah) and health minister (Ramesh Kumar ) on Friday to discuss the KPME Bill,” said Dr R Ravindra, secretary, Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association.

Dr Ravindra added that, doctors fraternity honours the request by the court and that is the reason for calling of the strike.

Around 22,000 doctors in the city started the protest against the controversial Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Bill. Doctors had decided for an indefinite protest starting from Thursday will closure of out-patient services.

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