Outpatient services in private hospitals and nursing homes in Belagavi have been mostly hit and now with the IMA’s decision to go on an indefinite strike, it will be hard times for the patients.
Doctors are opposing the amendments to the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Act, 2007, which among others propose six months to three years of jail term and hefty penalty for medical negligence.
Doctors are still protesting near the Suvarna Soudha Belagavi and today MLA Feroz Saith also met the striking doctors.
In the day a Mother Begged to the doctors at the protest site to Save Her Kid who was brought in an ambulance. How ever the doctors on site did not treat but only gave assurances.
Agitating doctors have decided to intensify their protest against the KPME bill by indefinitely shutting down out-patient department (OPD) services and elective surgeries from Thursday, except emergency services, including dialysis and chemotherapy.