Imphal, Jun 15 : The Indian Medical Association (IMA) Manipur State Branch today
announced that it will take part in the all India strike called by Indian Medical Association on Monday next.
Shyamkumar Laishram, President IMA, Manipur State Branch said the recent brutal attack on Dr.Paribaha Mukherjee of NRS Medical College and the West Bengal Government's reluctance to assure the striking doctors has led to an all wide condemnation and protests all across India.
During the nationwide 24 hrs strike there will no non-essential services, (closure of OPD services and routine operation). Emergency and indoor services will remain unaffected and continue to function.
He further said the Indian Medical Association has been demanding a national law against hospital violence. World Medical Association has also passed a resolution against violence on healthcare establishments and urged to bring stronger legislation against this menace.
IMA, Manipur State Branch has asked all hospital/clinic/association/home practitioners to be part of the protest.