Belagavi district IMA president Dr Suchitra Latkar said that doctors strike will continue across Belagavi district on Wednesday too.
Doctors from three district chapters of the Indian Medical Association continued to sit in front of Suvarna Soudha, in Belagavi, in protest of the Karnataka Private Medical Establishment Amendment Bill. Six deaths have been reported in the state for want of medical treatment. Health Minister KR Ramesh Kumar expressed regret over the deaths.
As private doctors continued to sit in protest in Belagavi, patients suffered. Most of the private clinics in Belagavi were shut including the pathological labs.
Health Minister K R Ramesh Kumar is not ready to make any changes in the proposed amendments to the Karnataka Private Medical Establishment (KPME) Act, as demanded by agitating private medical practitioners.
Rajya Sabha member Prabhakar Kore met the doctors on strike and extended his support to them. IMA’s Belagavi district president Dr Suchitra Latkar admitted that the strike shouldn’t leave a patient without medical care, but this was the only way to shake up the government to the draconian clauses in the medical practitioners’ bill.