IMA Chandigarh organized Protest Walkathon against National Medical Commission Bill

Chandigarh : IMA Chandigarh organized a Walkathon on the Sukhna Lake at 7 am . Dr. Neeraj Kumar, President, IMA Chandigarh informed that after the IMA, a public forum cum press meet was organized at 9.00 am in IMA Complex Sector 35 B. Chandigarh, in which the expert informed the public about NMC Bill and told why after all IMA opposes it More than 25000 doctors are expected to participate in this peaceful awareness campaign all across the country at the same time on 11/03/18 culminating with the MAHAPANCHAYAT at New Delhi 25/03/18 where, representatives of all branches of the country will participate in the rally . Memorandum will be prepared which will be submitted to all concerned leaders. Similar protests will be taken out all over the country on 25/03/18 where doctors will submit memorandum of demands to local authorities.Prof. Bhushan Kumar, Ex HOD Dermatology PGI Chandigarh said that Exit examination for MBBS students will lead to brain drain from the medical profession. Bright students who at present compete to get admission to MBBS course will now look for other professions because they suddenly will realize that the degree obtained after years of struggle has suddenly been devalued because similar rights and privileges will be available to AYUSH graduates who do a six months bridge course.

Government has introduced National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill to replace the existing Medical Council of India in an attempt to improve healthcare infrastructure of the country. However, Indian Medical Association, the official body of doctors of modern medicine is of the opinion that many provisions of the bill are ill conceived, not properly thought of implementation of NMC bill will result in production of half baked doctors, significant increase in fee of Medical Education and encourage corruption. In Fact it will be counterproductive and will lead to marked deterioration in Medical Services provided to the common man. NMC is against public interest in the present form and needs to be overhauled. Government Needs to relook into the controversial National Medical Commision Bill which had been tabled in the Budget Session of the Parliament and is now with the standing committee of Parliament on Health .The Indian Medical Association has taken upon itself to create awareness among the masses regarding NMCand the ways it will impact the health of the citizens of this country.

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