All the private hospitals and nursing homes in the town remained closed from 8 a.m.to 2 p.m. on Tuesday following the pen down strike called by the doctors of Indian Medical Association (IMA) Karimnagar chapter.
Joined by doctors from across the country, doctors in the national capital today staged a one-day strike under the banner "Dilli Chalo movement" protesting against the increasing instances of doctors being attacked by relatives of patients over the past few months. "Those who could not be present at the spot, joined the movement digitally over a live webcast", he added.
She said that IMA demands capping of compensation under consumer protection act, amendments to abolish license Raj and exemption of single doctor clinics in the Clinical Establishment Act. This will go a long way in protecting the health care workers in Government and private hospitals.
All doctors will wear the protest badge and attend the duty.
However, the emergency services will remain open in all the hospitals and will not be affected due to the bandh.
The Centre had formed an Inter-Ministerial Committee following complaints from the medical fraternity, said the IMA officials.
The association will also launch a signature campaign on social media urging all doctors to collect thousands of signatures to be sent to the Narendra Modi government.
They have also demanded single window registration of doctors and medical establishments, uniform final MBBS exam instead of "NEXT", uniform service conditions for service doctors and faculty, fair conduction of NEET exam and central anti-quackery law among others.