Doctors of the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital staging a demonstration wearing black badge as part of the nationwide strike called by IMA on Tuesday. | Photo Credit: S. SIVA SARAVANANmore-inFunctioning of private hospitals and clinics in the city were affected as doctors extended support to the nationwide strike called by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) opposing the Medical Commission Bill on Tuesday. The IMA withdrew the strike in the afternoon after Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda said that the Bill was be sent to a standing committee. They also called the Bill as anti-poor, anti-people, non representative, undemocratic and anti-federal in character. End sufferers will be the patients if such a move got materialised”, pointed out S. Bharathi, vice-president of IMA (Tirupur branch).
Source: The Hindu January 03, 2018 02:40 UTC