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Diluted KPME Bill tabled without prison clause
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Diluted KPME Bill tabled without prison clause

Belagavi: After much heated debate and opposition by doctors, a diluted version of the Karnataka Private Medical Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2017 with imprisonment clauses against doctors being dropped, was tabled in the Legislative Assembly yesterday. It, however, includes a clause on levying of penalty and even cancellation of registration in case of non-compliance. The modified…

Doctors’ strike called off: Pvt. hospitals, clinics resume operations
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Doctors’ strike called off: Pvt. hospitals, clinics resume operations

Mysuru/Bengaluru: The private healthcare sector that shut down its OPD services on Thursday, resumed operations late last evening after Karnataka High Court passed an order directing all private medical practitioners to resume work immediately, thereby putting an end to a doctor’s strike that has lasted almost five days. The HC order came barely an hour…

Doctors’ stir: Ball is in CM’s court
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Doctors’ stir: Ball is in CM’s court

Mysuru/ Belagavi: The face-off between the government and private hospitals over the  Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (Amendment) Bill that proposes to regulate doctors continued to cripple healthcare services in city today. Outpatient, emergency, diagnostics and casualty services continued to be hit with government hospitals taking the entire load as patients scouted for medical services from…

Protesting private doctors: PIL seeks Criminal action
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Protesting private doctors: PIL seeks Criminal action

Bengaluru: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in High Court of Karnataka, seeking direction to the State Government to make arrangements for medical service during the State-wide medical strike by doctors. The petition filed by N.P. Amruthesh, an advocate, seeks immediate restoration of medical assistance and services to patients across the State in…

Govt. will take final call on KPME Bill today: Minister
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Govt. will take final call on KPME Bill today: Minister

Bengaluru: Health Minister K.R. Ramesh Kumar assured the Legislative Assembly this morning that the Govt. will arrive at a final decision by today evening on the controversial Karnataka Private Establishments (KPME) (Amendment) Bill, which doctors across the State are vehemently protesting. “I’m meeting the Chief Minister this evening to find a solution,” Kumar said, in…

Day 4: Private Hospitals, Clinics shut in city; Dentists join doctors’ stir
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Day 4: Private Hospitals, Clinics shut in city; Dentists join doctors’ stir

Mysuru: Even as the adamant attitude of both the State Government and private doctors continued on the fourth day today with regard to the controversial Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (Amendment) Bill, 2017, locked gates and notices welcomed the patients in all the private hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and diagnostic centres here in city. Meanwhile, even…

Pvt. Hospitals, Clinics Bandh: Agitation intensified in Mysuru
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Pvt. Hospitals, Clinics Bandh: Agitation intensified in Mysuru

Mysuru: Following the ongoing agitation by private medical practitioners and private hospitals against the proposed amendment to Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (KPME) Act, a relay hunger strike has been started at JK Grounds here by private doctors of the city. Earlier, the members of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) Mysore Branch, assembled at a meeting…

Government continues to be stubborn
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Government continues to be stubborn

Mysuru: The private doctors in the State have taken a serious decision to shut down all services at private hospitals, nursing homes and clinics including in-patient departments from tomorrow. This unanimous decision was taken at a meeting of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Mysore Branch, held at its premises on New Sayyaji Rao Road, here…

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