Doctors’ strike affects medical services in Kerala

Doctors’ strike affects medical services in Kerala

Agency News

Kochi, June 17: Medical services in Kerala were partially affected on Monday due to the strike called by doctors' organisations in protest against the assault on two junior doctors in West Bengal.

However, the emergency services in private and Government hospitals were exempted from the nationwide 24-hrs strike, which began at 6 am, called by the Indian Medical Association (IMA), sources said.

Meanwhile, the Kerala Government Medical Officers’ Association (KGMOA), which also extended its support to the strike, will associate with IMA's call for a sit-in dharna in front of Kerala Raj Bhavan seeking legislation to deal with attacks against doctors, hospital staff and patients.