From our Correspondent
BONGAIGAON, June 23: Indian Medical Association (IMA) has given a call to its members to observe one-day token strike on June 25 next. Talking to the press, Dr Diganta Kumar Das, Secretary, IMA, Bongaigaon branch said that the medical profession is going through extremely difficult times at present due to some actions of the government. He said, “ Government has snatched away the autonomy from the medical profession. The introduction of National Council for Human Resource in Health Bill-2011 , implementation of Clinical Establishment (Registration and Regulation) Act and dissolution of Medical Council of India are some of the steps taken by the government which are against the interests of those in the medical profession.” “ It is for this reason, we are compelled to take the path of protest. Hence, IMA has called for closing of all private clinics and wearing black badges on June 25”, he added. Dr Das said that the aforesaid steps taken by the government would make haelth-care more costly and the poor patients would be hard hit. He appealed to the people to extend co-operation to their protest programme. On the protest day, they will submit a memorandum to the government through the joint director of Health Services, Bongaigaon seeking redressal of their grievances.