On October, 2 as the world will celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, doctors all over India will be on a day long fast to draw attention to and find solutions for their problems. The Indian Medical Association which has more than 3 lakh members is at the helm of the this unique protest. The IMA members from across the country have been asked to sit on a dawn-to-dusk fast, from 6 am to 6 pm, on 2nd October. The day also commemorated as the ‘International Day of Non Violence’ by the United Nations in memory of Mahatma Gandhi.
This fast takes forward the “Dilli Chalo” movement of IMA held on the 6th of June and marks the continuing Satyagraha for a solution to the problems faced by the medical profession.
The IMA hopes to strengthen doctors’ demands through this peaceful protest for a strong Central Legislation against the continuing violence against doctors and clinical establishments; amendments in the CEA and PCPNDT Act; pay parity and uniform service conditions all across India; capping of the compensation amount awarded and not allowing non-MBBS and non-BDS doctors to prescribe medicines under the modern system of medicine.
All State/UT branches of IMA will hold General …