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Indian Medical Association call for a strike to protest against NMC Bill on August 8.

The Indian Medical Association has given a call for a strike on August 8 to protest against sure amendments of the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill. It said the medical students can continue their strike across the country underneath IMA Medical Students Network.

“The decision is for all the modern drugs doctors to depart their work place across the sectors in the least levels,” in step with a statement by the IMA. The doctors’ body has also mixed up demonstrations and hunger strikes at its native branches and urged medical students to boycott classes and proclaim solidarity with the IMA.

On Sunday, resident doctors of AIIMS and Safdarjung Hospital had known as off their strike and resumed duties once Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan assured them that their concerns over the NMC Bill are duly addressed.

The doctors had been demonstrating against sure provisions of the bill since its passage in Rajya Sabha last week. “The NMC Bill 2019 is unacceptable to the medical fraternity within the current format. The community health providers envisaged within the bill may be a direct threat to thousands and thousands of poor vulnerable marginalised rural patients.

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