Ranchi, June 24: Doctors in the state will be on a daylong strike tomorrow to protest against the National Commission for Human Resources for Health Bill (NCHRH) fearing the law would curb their autonomy.
Around 8,000 doctors including 3,000 government practitioners will be on strike till tomorrow evening.
Secretary of Jharkhand State Health Services Association N.K. Sinha said the Indian Medical Association, supported by various health associations, had called the strike.
According to doctors, if the bill is introduced, it will curtail the freedom of professional organisations and state governments as well. All the powers will rest with the Centre, leading to monopoly in health services, they fear.
Medical superintendent of RIMS S.K. Choudhary told The Telegraph the strike was meant in support of the health fraternity people, promising “it will be peaceful”.