Coimbatore: Private Hospitals and Nursing Home Board (PHNHB) on Saturday announced a nation-wide strike on June 25 against what it termed the anti-people, anti-patient and anti-doctor bills passed by the Centre.

PHNHB opposed the National Commission for Human Resources in Health bill 2011 for curtailing the autonomy of professional organisations and also State Governments, for, the total monopoly would lie with Centre only, it secretary, Dr Ravikumar said in a release.

However, emergency cases would be attended to and regretted the inconvenience to be caused to the general public and patients, on that day, he said.

Stating that as per the bill, the State Medical Council had no role and the doctors registered under the Council were allowed to practice only in their respective States and not outside, he said that it also ruled that doctors should not be involved in any other profession.

However, the association thanked Tamil Nadu chief minister for opposing the 'aristocratic bill,' and for not implementing the Bachelor of Rural Healthcare course in the state.

The strike was also to oppose the National Entrance Examination which prevented the rural students from taking up the professional course, Ravikumar said.


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