Doctors stage protest against Clinical Establishments Act

New Delhi: Doctors affiliated with Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Saturday staged a protest against the enforcement of the Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010.

A memorandum, addressed to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, was submitted to the District Magistrate in this regard, said IMA sources.

Later, IMA district president Subhash Aggarwal told reporters that the government was trying to impose various “impracticable” conditions under the garb of the statute which was based on rules and regulations of “western countries”.

He said as per the provisions of the Act, doctors will be compelled to shut down their private clinics which will only add to the miseries of the general public.

Aggarwal alleged that the Act will increase clerical work and the treatment protocol will turn out to be unfeasible for doctors to follow in semi-rural and rural areas.

He said the number of female nurses was already very low in the country and added that the government must consider these demands before enforcing the Act as it will only promote interference of its inspectors.