As the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill 2019 was passed in the Rajya Sabha., the doctors all over India went on an indefinite strike from August 1.
The National Medical Commission Bill, 2019 was introduced by the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan in Lok Sabha on July 22. According to the bill, it seeks to repeal the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 and provide for a medical education system which ensures the availability of adequate and high quality medical professionals, the adoption of the latest medical research by medical professionals, the periodic assessment of medical institutions and an effective grievance redressal mechanism.
The doctors from several government hospitals all over India went on strike as soon as the bill got passed by the Lok Shabha. They boycotted their work, held marches and also raised slogans to protest against the NMC bill. The resident doctors and undergraduate students from AIIMS and Safdarjung hospitals in New Delhi also tried to march towards the Parliament which disrupted the traffic on the stretch of road between Ring Road and Parliament in New Delhi.
Due to the strike the emergency services, the non-essential health services, the out-patient department (OPD) were withdraw which affected several patients who were admitted in the hospitals.
However, the week-long strike was called off on August 8 due to the prevailing situation in Kashmir and also due to the flood situation which hit many parts of the country.
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