Doctors’ agitation: Non-covid treatment stopped in Gujarat tomorrow, more than 30,000 doctors on strike
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has announced a one-day strike tomorrow to protest against the recent decision of the central government to allow Ayurvedic doctors to perform 58 types of surgeries. More than 30,000 doctors from Gujarat will join the strike and will be excluded from all operations except emergency and covid. The strike started at 6 am and will continue till 6 pm. However, the IMA has decided to abstain from peaceful activities instead of holding any demonstrations or protests during the strike.
Secretary of Indian Medical Association Gujarat Dr. Kamlesh Saini in a conversation with Divyabhaskar said that all types of non-covid services like OPD, planned surgery, operation etc. will be closed tomorrow, Friday. Emergency, labor, pathology and treatment of covid etc. will continue. Corona patients will receive treatment. All other services will be closed.
Doctors staged a protest and picket last Tuesday
Last Tuesday, Ayurvedic doctors were protested at various places by doctors affiliated with Surat IMA in protest of the sanction of surgery. M.D. practicing Ayurveda. The central government has approved the decision that doctors can perform 58 surgeries. Doctors in the field of modern medicine are annoyed that Ayurveda doctors will be able to perform general and orthopedic surgeries as well as eye, ear, nose, throat and dental surgeries.
The IMA staged a sit-in protest at different places in Majuragate, Tadwadi Rander Road, Bhatar, Varachha, New Civil Hospital, Schmeier and Kamaraj last Tuesday in protest of the government’s decision. Then tomorrow (December 11) more than 3,000 doctors in the city and about 500 hospitals and nursing homes will be away from their routine work from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. However, emergency and covid services will continue during this time.