NMC Bill: Homeopathy doctors call off hunger strike

Doctors from the All India Homeopathy Doctors Federation have decided to cease their hunger strike which had been in progress since the last three days. They decided on this after medical education secretary Sanjay Deshmukh assured them that their demands will be taken into consideration

NMC Bill: Homeopathy doctors call off hunger strike

  • Around 500 odd doctors had been protesting for their demands to include the bridge course for AYUSH doctors as it was originally included in the NMC Bill draft.
  • On Wednesday, the homeopathy doctors marched from JJ hospital to Azad Maidan, in order to give voice to their demands.
  • Committee member of the All India Homeopathy Doctors Federation, Dr Prakash Rane spoke to Maharashtra’s medical education secretary on Wednesday.
  • The state government has taken a note of the homeopathy doctor’s protest.
  • Dr Pravin Shingare, Director Medical Education and Research (DMER) had assured that the bridge course for homeopathy doctors will continue in Maharashtra.
  • The doctors have been on a hunger strike since the last three days at Mumbai’s Azad Maidan.

Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Prakash Rane, Member, All India Homeopathy Doctors Federation said, “Finally the Maharashtra government has taken a note of our hunger strike. We had a fruitful discussion with Medical Education secretary Sanjay Deshmukh, after which we have decided to call of the indefinite hunger strike.”

He further said, “The Maharashtra government has decided to continue the bridge course in the state. There will not be any change in the exiting policy. The state government has assured that, since the bridge course is the domain of the centre government, Maharashtra has to study the NMC Bill. And then opinion of the attorney general will be taken in the same.”

The homeopathy doctors were protesting in favour of bridge course in NMC Bill. Now the homeopaths will soon meet the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis to discuss various issues.