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IMA strike hits health services


GUWAHATI, Dec 11 - Health services were affected across the State today because of a day-long strike called by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) against the Centre�s move allowing postgraduate practitioners of Ayurveda to be trained in performing surgical procedures.

The strike called by IMA to protest against the government notification allowing postgraduate Ayurveda students to perform 58


�The protest was successful throughout the State. All medical establishments suspended their services except emergency and COVID related treatments. Private clinics were closed. Government, private and corporate hospitals closed their regular nonessential services including non-emergency operations,� the IMA�s state unit said.

There were demonstrations in front of district hospitals, medical college hospitals, OIL hospitals and periphery health units.

IMA state president Dr Satyajit Borah and secretary Dr Hemanga Baishya thanked all the doctors and doctors� associations for making the protest programme a success and at the same time apologised to the people for the inconveniences caused.

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