The residents of NCR will have to face difficulty as the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has called for a 24-hour Nationwide strike on Wednesday to protest the passing of National Medical Commission Bill 2019 in Lok Sabha on Monday.
Doctors and medical professionals will observe the strike from Wednesday 6 am till Thursday 6 am. However, the strike will include only the withdrawal of non-essential services. Emergency would run as usual, stated IMA.
While the effect of the strike would be seen on all private and government hospitals, clinics and dispensaries, the officials at IMA said that the protest is voluntary. "We are not forcing the protest on anyone. Any private or government medicine practitioners can join us or not upon their discretion," said Sanjay Sharma, an official at IMA.
On Monday, when the bill was passed in the Lower House of Parliament, over 5000 doctor’s students and healthcare professionals staged a protest across the country.