All private and multi-speciality hospitals will be closed on November 16. There will be no service available in any of the private hospitals for the outpatients (OPD).

The protest of the doctors against the KPME Bill will start at 8 AM on November 16 and all services to patients, except for emergency, will be closed.

Despite the death of 15 people in Karnataka, more than 50,000 doctors in the state are on strike and are not attending the work. They are planning to continue their protest until the government does not withdraw the KPME Bill, which they claim is not doctor-friendly. Whereas the government termed the bill as pro-people, which clearly the doctors don't care about.

The private doctors in Belagavi are on hunger strike from November 15. More than 30 medical institutes and organisations will hold a protest in support of doctors on stir in Belagavi.

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Thus at least 6,000 OPDs will not work tomorrow, and  nearly 22,000 doctors are expected to take part in the protest which will start at the Freedom Park in Bengaluru.

The medical institutes have threatened to continue closure of OPD services until the KPME Bill is withdrawn.

However, the sections providing emergency services, treatment to cancer patients and dialysis will continue.

Meanwhile, the government has sent a circular to the doctors in the government hospitals that no one can take leave till the private doctors' crisis doesn't end.

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