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Doctors take out rally against NMC Bill in Ongole

Doctors take out rally against NMC Bill in OngoleJunior doctors and IMA members taking a rally in Ongole on Thursday
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The members of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), government and private doctors and junior doctors protested against the National Medical...

Ongole: The members of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), government and private doctors and junior doctors protested against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences and organised a rally from the RIMS to Collectorate as they announced one-day strike on Thursday.

The Students Federation of India and the Democratic Youth Federation of India extended their support to the agitating doctors and also participated in the protest and rally.

The IMA leaders explained that the Medical Council of India was established in 1956 as an authority to provide the best medical education and medical services to the public in the country, but the NMC bill passed in the Lok Sabha to replace MCI.

They said that the government has passed the NMC bill, giving an opportunity to the nominated bureaucrats and politicians to make decisions about the medical field. They also said that the medical students are also at the losing end as the government cancelled NEET to introduce NEXT but didn't give any guidelines, in the name of reforms. They said that the NMC will reduce the government hospitals and increase the private and corporate medical colleges and hospitals in the country.

The doctors condemned the attacks of the police on peacefully protesting doctors at various places in the state and demanded that the government initiate action on the officers who wontedly trying to disturb the cooperative atmosphere.

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