MUMBAI: In a show of support, many private hospitals in the city suspended their outpatient services on Monday to show solidarity with the countrywide agitation against assault on doctors. Thousands of physicians and specialists also did not provide non-emergency services for 24 hours from 6am on Monday, in response to a strike call by the Indian Medical Association. Imaging centres too will not perform routine work throughout the day. The All India Ophthalmological Society has asked its members to withdraw non-emergency services. The Association of Medical Consultants also stated that all its 11,000 members will join hands with IMA to boycott routine work. In Thane, private practitioners at over 2,000 clinics and 300 nursing homes will be shut for the first half of Monday. Services at public hospitals will not be hit.