Hyderabad: Doctors, junior doctors and medical students in Telangana staged protests against the National Medical Commission (NMC) bill Thursday.

The junior doctors in Hyderabad, who have been agitating against the bill, held a sit-in at Dharna Chowk here. The doctors, mainly private practitioners, boycotted work and protested at several places in the state as per a call given by the Indian Medical Association, medical sources said.The protesters took out demonstrations at some places, they said.

Telangana Jana Samiti (TJS) president M Kodandaram, popular Telugu film hero Rajasekhar, who is a medical doctor, addressed the protesters at Dharna Chowk. Opposing various provisions of the bill, the junior doctors have been on the warpath for several days now, boycotting emergency services. PTI

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