Delhi, June 6: Doctors in the national capital are on a one-day strike to protest against increasing cases of violence against doctors across the country.
Doctors of private hospitals in Uttarakhand also went on a four-hour token strike to protest growing incidents of violence against them, an Indian Medical Association (IMA) official said.
The move has caused inconvenience to the critically ill patients.
IMA’s Regional General Secretary D.D. Chowdhary said that despite their best efforts to save lives of patients brought to the private hospitals, many a time when they fail, the doctors have to face wrath of relatives, who sometimes beat them up.
Chowdhary said that such actions have escalated to some fatalities. The private doctors were hence demanding more security.
They were also protesting the creation of the National Medical Commission to replace the Medical Council of India. They are unhappy with the fact that people from other sectors would also be given place on the commission.
IMA office-bearers pointed out that there were also a host of other problems for which they have decided to strike work.