ON 18 JUNE 2012

Indian Medical Association & Delhi Medical Association (DMA) in association with all its branches in Delhi, organizse a Massive Protest DHARNA on Monday, 18th June 2012 from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi to protest against implementation of Clinical Establishment (Registration and Regulation) Act 2010 by the Government and Introduction of proposed National Council for Human Resources in Health (NCHRH) Bill-2011, said Dr. Harish Gupta, President, DMA,during the press conference held today at DMA House.

He said that the draconian Clinical Establishment Act which has been passed by Central Government was proposed to be adopted by Delhi Vidhan sabha for its implementation in Delhi, in its present form is unwarranted as when medical profession is already governed by number of acts and Government regulating bodies like Nursing homes Act, MCI etc. which monitor single Doctor Clinic to tertiary care Medical Establishment.

He further and said that implementation of this act will lead to-

– License and Inspector Raj.

– Very Harsh penalties on Medicos to be levied by Non-medicos.

– Allopathic medicine system giving more than 80% Health care facilities represented by just three members in National and

State Councils.

– Closure of single doctor clinics and small medical establishments.

– Medicare cost will increase exponentially directly affecting the public.

– Unemployment of doctors will increase as they will hesitate to start new centers.

– Incharge of companies and Heads of Dept in Govt hospitals would be held guilty without their involvement.

Dr. Vijay Kohli, Hony. State Secretary, DMA said that proposed National Council for Human Resources in Health (NCHRH) Bill-2011 is going to adversly affect the medical profession and medical education as the National Commission for Human Resources in Health (NCHRH) so formed will be a superarching body on all the Councils of medical profession, which clearly means that the powers of Medical Council of India, Dental Council, Pharmacist Council and Nursing Council etc. will be lost and all these will be governed by the proposed Commission which will be managed by the nominees of the Government and not by elected persons of the medical profession. Action taken by this National Commission won’t be challengeable in any Court of Law.

Dr. D.R. Rai, Hony Secretary General, IMA (Hqs) informed that to protest against these bills, a massive DHARNA is being organised by IMA and DMA at Jantar Mantar on Monday 18 June 2012 between 10-2 pm. He demanded that these bills should be introduced and adopted only after necessary amendments. He further said that this is only start of our agitation on these very important issues. It will be followed by Nation wide Medical Strike on 25th June 2012 in the whole country.

The proposed act has taken away the power of State Government on an important subject like health which has always been a State subject, damaging the federal structure of Indian constitution said Dr. K.K. Aggarwal President, Heart Care Foundation

Dr. A.K. Israni, Sr. Vice President, DMA this proposed act will adversely effect more than one lac doctors from Allopathy, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Dental Doctors and other Doctors inDelhi alongwith more than 20 lacs Healthcare personnel associated with Medical Establishment in the city.