GUWAHATI, Dec 10 - The nationwide doctors� strike on Friday is expected to cause major disruptions in healthcare services across the State.
The Assam State Branch of Indian Medical Association (IMA) has extended its support to the strike called by the IMA. It has requested the doctors to withdraw non-essential medical services from 6 am to 6 pm tomorrow against the government�s attempt to mix up various systems of medicine.
Dr Satyajit Borah, State president of Assam State Branch of Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Dr Nani Gopal Saharia, president of Assam Medical Services Association (AMSA) said that the doctors� groups are geared up for tomorrow�s protest.
�Routine outdoor services and non-emergency surgeries will remain suspended in both government and private health sectors. However all emergency services, critical care and other indoor services and Covid-related services will remain unaffected,� they added.
Protesting against the issue, members of IMA have already staged protest demonstrations on December 8 all over the country and tomorrow�s call for withdrawal of regular medical services is a step towards intensifying the movement in view of the government�s total silence on such a vital issue, the leaders said.