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Last updated: Nov 18 2017 17:42 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Protest in Kalaburagi against dilution of KPME amendments 18.11.2017 Hindu: National
Govt. succumbing to pressure of private medical establishment lobby, says activist Around 100 people associated with different organisations staged a demonstration outside the district administrative ...
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Karnataka private doctors return to work; treat out-patients 18.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Private doctors across Karnataka were back to work on Saturday and began treating out-patients after they called off their five-day strike on Friday.
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Doctors call off strike on govt. assurance 18.11.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
It comes after ‘successful talks’ on Bill
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House approves US tax Bill 18.11.2017 All International Stories
The House Bill is estimated to increase the federal deficit by nearly $1.5 trillion over 10 years
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Government hospitals see lesser rush in Udupi 18.11.2017 Hindu: News
Three private hospitals opened their out-patient services
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IMA calls for nationwide strike today 18.11.2017 Hindu: News
Protest against Karnataka’s medical establishment Bill
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Health activists decry climbdown on KPME Bill, docs hail it 18.11.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
The state government's decision to revise some provisions of the  Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (KPME) Bill following doctors' strike has drawn positive and negative reactions in equal measure.   While healthcare activists want the bill to be passed in its original form, doctors have welcomed the government's climbdown.   A host of progressive organisations conducted a press conference here on Friday and  argued that diluting the bill was  a betrayal of people's trust.  "Why is the government talking only to doctors, not the people?"  asked Vinay Sreenivasan, of Alternative L
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K.R. Hospital runs short of beds as patient numbers rise 17.11.2017 Hindu: National
On Friday, 101 patients were admitted and over 1,300 treated as out-patients
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Restore medical services immediately, High Court tells private hospitals 17.11.2017 Hindu: National
A person’s right to be treated is a fundamental right, says court
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Government gives in; jail term, price capping may go 17.11.2017 Hindu: National
Doctors briefed about appropriate changes in Bill before it is tabled on Monday
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Karnataka HC directs doctors protesting against controversial medical act to call off strike 17.11.2017 India Today| Must Read
Karnataka High Court has directed protesting private doctors to call off their strike as they have a sense of duty towards the society.
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An app to help parents 17.11.2017 Hindu: National
Parent Box is free and can be operated on both Android and iOS platforms
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Punjab plans to seize drug offenders’ properties 17.11.2017 Hindu: Other States
Cabinet approves enactment of new law
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Pvt doctors call off strike after Karnataka govt backs down 17.11.2017 BusinessLine - News
Siddaramaiah agrees to drop provision on district penal body in amendment Bill
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Punjab nod to forfeiture of properties of drug offenders 17.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Punjab cabinet on Friday gave its nod for enactment of 'Punjab Forfeiture of Illegally Acquired Property Act, 2017' to enable attachment, seizure and forfeiture of properties of drug offenders.
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Private medical doctors agree to call off protest 17.11.2017 Deccan Herald - News

Private medical doctors on Friday agreed to call off their five-day-old protest following an assurance from the state government to modify the controversial the Karnataka Private Medical Establishment (KPME) Bill, 2017.

The revised Bill will be tabled in the Assembly on Monday, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah told reporters after holding a meeting with the doctors at the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha.

The changes the government has assured to bring in are: Removal of the imprisonment clause, the grievance redressal committee will not handle clinical complaints and lastly, the government will fix cost for procedures that come under government insurance schemes only.

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Pvt doctors stir: patients left in lurch 17.11.2017 Deccan Herald - District
Patients faced inconvenience following a protest by private hospital doctors against the proposed amendments to the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Act, on Friday. The district has 12 private hospitals and over 200 clinics. Somwarpet taluk has no private nursing home. By closing down the OPD services in nursing homes at Madikeri and Virajpet taluks, the medical practitioners have extended their support to the IMA Karnataka unit. As the talks with the government failed, the hospitals decided to close the OPD services on Friday. Along with OPD, even X-ray, emergency, dialysis facilities were also not provided in three private hospitals in Madikeri. A large number of patients were seen waiting in District Government Hospital and PHCs in the district. Many had to leave for hospitals in Sullia and Mangaluru for emergency treatment. "On Thursday 10% of the hospitals had remained closed. On Friday 75% of the hospitals did not function," said a doctor. Medical shops situated adjacent to private ...
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Restore medical services forthwith, HC directs private hospitals, doctors 17.11.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
The Karnataka High Court on Friday directed all private medical establishments and practitioners to restore their medical services forthwith.Basic medical services are a right to life for every citiz...
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Young woman unable to undergo dialysis, dies 17.11.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Doctors were not available in two private hospitals owing to ongoing strike against KPME Bill
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Doctors’ strike: OPDs still remain shut in many parts of Karnataka 17.11.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Attendance was thin in most OPDs in Bengaluru
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