IMA calls for 24-hour shutdown of OPDs across Karnataka in support of striking doctors over alleged assault of colleague

Outpatient services in hospitals, nursing homes in Karnataka are likely to be hit with the IMA giving a call for a 24-hour shutdown in support of striking doctors of an eye hospital in Bengaluru over the alleged assault of a colleague.

Press Trust of India November 08, 2019 08:19:43 IST
IMA calls for 24-hour shutdown of OPDs across Karnataka in support of striking doctors over alleged assault of colleague
  • Outpatient services in hospitals, nursing homes in Karnataka are likely to be hit with the IMA giving a call for a 24-hour shutdown in support of striking doctors.

  • The IMA member nursing homes and hospitals will shut down the OPD services for 24 hours from 6 am on Friday to 6 am on Saturday, IMA Karnataka chapter President Dr Annadani Meti said.

  • There are about 25,000 doctors across the state, who will support it, said Dr Dhanpal N, another IMA office-bearer.

Bengaluru: Outpatient services in hospitals and nursing homes in Karnataka are likely to be hit on Friday with the Indian Medical Association (IMA) giving a call for a 24-hour shutdown in support of striking doctors of an eye hospital in Bengaluru over the alleged assault of a colleague.

IMA calls for 24hour shutdown of OPDs across Karnataka in support of striking doctors over alleged assault of colleague

Representational image. PTI

The IMA member nursing homes and hospitals will shut down the OPD services for 24 hours from 6 am on Friday to 6 am on Saturday, IMA Karnataka chapter President Dr Annadani Meti said.

There are about 25,000 doctors across the state, who will support it, said Dr Dhanpal N, another IMA office-bearer.

Dhanpal added that the doctors, including private practitioners, will not attend to patients in OPD for the whole day.

He, however, clarified emergency cases will be taken up during the day-long shutdown.

The doctors of the government Minto Eye Hospital are on a strike since Friday last protesting the alleged attack of a colleague by members of a pro-Kannada outfit.

The members of the outfit were upset that proper compensation was not given to the victims of an alleged botched cataract operation drive in July this year.

A few people had lost their vision partially due to a drug reaction.

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