Karnataka: Doctors protest against KPME act, CM assures discussion

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    Doctors of Private Hospitals Association and Indian Medical Association held a protest against KPME Act in Belgaum on Monday.

    Doctors of Private Hospitals Association & Indian Medical Association held protest against KPME Act in Belgaum. Courtesy: ANI news

    The Karnataka government has begun a process to amend Karnataka Private Medical Establishment Act (KPME) to regulate the charges for treatment in private clinics and hospitals. It is alleged that some hospitals were charging exorbitantly.

    Dr Ravindra, IMA Karnataka President, said, "I will go into fast unto death from tomorrow itself," if the government passed the act, reported ANI.

    Out-patient service in private hospitals and clinics across Karnataka were affected on Monday as some 50,000 private doctors went on strike.

    The protest was staged on the first day of the 10-day winter session of Karnataka Legislature, which began this morning.

    Chief  Minister Siddaramaiah assured agitating doctors that the State government would hold a round of discussion with them before the controversial the KPME bill is tabled in the winter session of the legislature.

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