Bring ordinance to ensure safety of doctors, hospitals: Kashmir doctors to Govt | KNO

Bring ordinance to ensure safety of doctors, hospitals: Kashmir doctors to Govt | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, June 15 (KNO) : The doctors from different states of the country stood against the recent attack on junior doctors at a hospital in West Bengal to express solidarity with the doctors. Similarly, the doctors in Jammu and Kashmir also registered their protest by holding black band protest to express strong resentment against the assault on a junior doctor by the kins of deceased at Kolkata. Talking to Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) president Dr. Suhail Naik while demanding law against such violence with doctors, stated that such things shouldn’t be repeated and the government must act against the persons involved in attacking the doctors. He said that to bring an ordinance and pass a law to ensure safety of a doctor and the hospital is need of the hour, adding that after brining the ordinance anyone found involved in hooliganism in medical profession or vandalizing of hospital property will be put behind the bars. Dr Suhail Naik told KNO that government of India (GOI) has miserably failed to ensure safety and security of doctors and paramedical staff. “It is high time that the government must bring an ordinance, wherein manhandling of any health personnel or damage to hospital property, infrastructure or equipment should be a non-bailable offence. The failure of government to enact such law is unfortunate and is the main reason for the frequent thrashing of doctors and paramedics by these hooligans and rowdies. Delaying of such reformative amendments will derail health care delivery system in country,” he said. The doctors from different states also staged a protest to express their resentment. Meanwhile, the State unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) also demanded an Ordinance for the safety of doctors and hospitals, saying that the party is extending full support to the doctors in their demand. Notably, the striking junior doctors turned down Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee’s invitation for a meeting at the state secretariat, which was called to resolve the impasse, and continued their protest for the fifth consecutive day on Saturday. The doctors, who are protesting against the assault on two of their colleagues at NRS Medical College and Hospital, has sought unconditional apology from Banerjee and set six conditions for the state government in order to withdraw the stir.(KNO)