"The resident doctors are still on strike, but we working hard to ensure patients do not suffer. Besides routine operation, we haven't really allowed anything else to get affected," the hospital's Medical Superintendent J C Passey said.
"We called off our strike as the Bill has been referred to a Parliamentary Standing Committee which has members from diverse fields and there should now be a fruitful discussion," IMA's K K Aggarwal said
The in-service government doctors went on an indefinite strike on December 16 against the arrest of some of their fellow doctors under the RESMA act. As many as 86 doctors were arrested in the state after they demanded better work conditions and salary benefits.
More than 22,000 doctors in Bengaluru alone, were protesting against the amendments to the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Act, 2007 that prescribes fixed prices for the treatments and also holds them accountable in case of medical negligence.
Doctors are opposing the amendments to the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Act, 2007, which among others propose six months to three years of jail term and a hefty penalty for medical negligence.
The movement aims to address demands of a stringent central act against violence, single-window accountability with no criminal charges on doctors without intent to harm a patient and single-window registration of doctors and medical establishments.