Red roses, sweets fail to end attacks on doctors | KNO

Senior Epidemiologist allegedly thrashed in Budgam village
Red roses, sweets fail to end attacks on doctors | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Budgam, June 03 (KNO): The distribution of red roses and sweets among the doctors and other hospital staff has failed to end the attacks on health workers as one more such attack has taken place in central Kashmir’s Budgam district where a senior Epidemiologist on Wednesday alleged that he was thrashed by Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Chadoora area of the district. The senior doctor was later rescued after the intervention of locals. Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Budgam Dr. Tajamul Hussain while talking to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said, “What was his crime? Doctors are treated as heroes and frontline workers for putting their lives at risk in these times and saving the others. But the way he was thrashed is totally unacceptable,” said CMO Budgam Dr. Tajamul Hussain. Witnesses said the doctor was thrashed in main market Chadoora by CRPF personnel when he was stopped at a naka laid by CRPF to stop public movement. “He even revealed his identity, but the CRPF men hit him with the sticks. He was later saved by passersby and was rushed to district hospital Budgam,” CMO said. "He has suffered bone injuries and I will also bring the matter into the notice of DDC Budgam and SSP Budgam" Sub-district magistrate Chadoora Prince Noor ul Hameed told KNO that he has brought the issue in to the notice of concerned CRPF commandant and he gave him assurance that the matter will be looked into and necessary action will be taken as soon as possible—(KNO)