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NMC Bill 2019: Over 5000 medical students, doctors join protests

Jul 29, 2019

Under the banner of ‘Delhi Andolan’, the march conglomerated at the chaatra sansad with over 7000 medical fraternity and medical students joining hands together against the NMC bill.

New Delhi: Over 5000 doctors, medical students and healthcare professionals from across the nation today stood up against the National Commission Bill 2019. The entire medical fraternity protested against the bill outside AIIMS followed by a protest march from AIIMS to Nirman Bhawan.

“NMC is the worst bill ever introduced to medical education system and unfortunately a doctor health minister is adamant to destroy his own education system. We will not accept this atrocity at any cost. The proposed bill is Anti-people, Anti Poor, Anti-Students, Anti-Democratic and draconian in nature. Medical students being the part of this pious education system have also joined hands to protect our education system and uproot this NMC bill.” said Dr Santanu Sen, National President, IMA.

Under the banner of ‘Delhi Andolan’, the march conglomerated at the chaatra sansad with over 7000 medical fraternity and medical students joining hands together against the NMC bill.

“IMA has been opposing various clauses in the NMC bill since 2016, and believes that the bill had only undergone cosmetic changes and the core concerns raised by IMA are still unaddressed. Further an addition of Section 32 in the bill, will only legalize quackery by empowering the community health providers to practice medicine, thereby endangering the lives of many people. There has been never been blatant pro rich bias of this intensity. The NMC bill is a pro-private management bill paving the way for widespread corruption.” said Dr Rajan Sharma, National President – Elect, IMA.

“The proposed Bill by virtue of its inclusions which are draconian in character and are totally aimed at centralizing the entire authority in the hands of Government of India, is not in public interest as well as is prejudicial to the medical education and profession as a whole. Capping of fees for seats in private medical, will effectively removes poor and middle class from reckoning to such seats as the medical education in the country will become expensive, it will place the lower socio-economic groups at a greater disadvantage by refraining them the opportunity.” said Dr RV Asokan, Hony. Secretary General, IMA

IMA has been maintaining the quality and standards of Medical Education in the society for over 70 years which itself is one of the features for providing better healthcare to the patients. IMA from time to time has been with the common pubic health for cutting down medicine prices, boost EWS reservation in hospitals and many more. The agitation against the NMC bill is also the latest example of how IMA is protecting the public health with no personal interest involved.

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