New Delhi 11th March 2018: Over ten cycle rallies were organized in Delhi. Past National President IMA Dr KK Aggarwal flagged off rallies organised by IMA South Delhi Branch, IMA New Delhi Branch and IMA Central Delhi Branch. He also attended a rally organised by IMA East Delhi Branch.
Flagging off the South Delhi Rally, in a joint statement Dr Aggarwal and Dr Savita Puri President SDB said the profession is for affordable healthy care for the public. And government policies like National Commission bill, criminalisation of medical practice and non-friendly clinical establishment acts are not in the interest of the community.
Addressing the IMA rally of NDB and CDB Dr Aggarwal, Dr Ashwani Dalamiya and Dr IPS Kalra said that IMA condemns inhuman incidences like what happened in Jhansi yesterday but they are sporadic cases and should not be taken as representing the professional image.
Others who participated were Dr Narender Saini, Dr RN Tandon, Dr Prachi Garg, Dr Rajeev Dheer and Dr Sudesh Ratan.
The Rally is against National Medical Commission (NMC). Addressing the rally Dr. Manoj K. Sobti explained that this bill is UNDEMOCRATIC because the NMC Bill consist of 25 members out of which 20 will be nominated by Central Government & 5 will be Elected from all the states of India, which means that the most of the states will not be representing in the central body (NMC). IMA objects to the nomination of Non-medical persons in NMC. Doctors want to be stake holders in NMC.
Dr. Sobti further said that NMC is ANTI-PEOPLE, ANTI-POOR & PRO-RICH because the private medical colleges are allowed to fix fee of 40% medical students at their own will, while the fees of 60% will be fixed by the Government, which means to become a medical graduate will be a very costly affair, out of reach for a common man.
This bill against the sons’ of soil policy because the foreign medical graduates will be allowed to practice in India while the medical graduates in India will have to appear in Exit Exam to practice in India & do further study.
Dr. Arun Gupta President IMA Ludhiana objected to the BRIDGE COURSE for AYUSH doctors. It’s unfair that AYUSH doctors after training for just 6 months can practice allopathic. This amounts to the public being treated by half-baked doctors.
Dr. Saroj Aggarwal Secretary IMA Ludhiana informed that the Memorandum against this Bill will be given to Member of Parliament Mr. Ravneet Singh Bittu. So that he can oppose this bill in the parliament. She further thanked the doctors for participating in the rally & Avon Cycles for sponsoring Cycles for Rally.
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