As per the recent reports, Bengaluru private hospital doctors moved to indefinite strike protesting against the penal provisions in the amendment bill.
It was reported that four-day strike allegedly began on Tuesday.
Following the strike of the Private Doctors, the OPDs were also shut on November 3.
Dr. Jayanna, president-elect, KPMEA said in a statement, “We have decided to go on strike till amendments are withdrawn. We feel the four critical amendments will kill the healthcare sector. We will close our OPD and elective services. Emergency services, dialysis, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy will continue. All the diagnostics will shut except emergency”.
Following this, the private doctors decided to treat the patients and attend the emergency cases in their respected hospitals.
Dr. Jayanna, President-elect, Karnataka private hospitals association said in a statement, “The amendments would mean the end of private medical centres in the state. We are not fighting just for us but also for patients. Private provide more than 70 percent health care in the state and the bill will destroy it all”.
The private doctors were holding the hunger strike at Belagavi which is about 500 km from Bengaluru.
However, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has urged the private doctors to withdraw their decision to go on a strike on Thursday.