Mixed response for doctors' strike against NMC Bill

Mixed response for doctors' strike against NMC Bill

The nationwide protest by Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Tuesday to oppose a Bill seeking replacement of the Medical Council of India (MCI) with a new body, received mixed reactions here.

Dr Satish Bhat of IMA Mangaluru said that the National Medical Commission Bill 2017 proposed to scrap the 60-year-old Medical Council of India on the ground that it is corrupt.

The OPD services in a few private hospitals functioned normally while a few closed down services.

Superintendent of Wenlock Hospital H R Rajeshwari Devi said normally, a large number of patients visit the hospital on Monday and Tuesday but hospitals recorded a relatively higher number of patients on Tuesday.

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