Delhi Medical Association supports the protest of Maharashtra Doctors’ pertaining to recent assault on Doctors at Dhule.
Dr. Rakesh Kr. Gupta, President informed that 6 assaults on resident doctors have taken place in a matter of week. While the assault reported from Dhule had left the doctor blind in one eye, a total of 6 more incidents have been highlighted from hospitals in Nashik, Sion ( Mumbai), Aurangabad and latest being Wadia Hospital ( parel). The doctors since then have called for a mass leave to oppose the growing instances of violence in the other part of the country.
Dr. Ashwani Goyal, Hony. State Secretary said that doctors are the integral part society. The incidence of assault on doctors is rising day by day. These instances are occurring both in government as well as Private institutions. In the grab of expressing dissatisfaction regarding the medical services, patients and or relatives resort to taking law into their own hands and indulge in assault, rampage and vandalism.
Dr. Vijay Kr. Malhotra, incoming president DMA said that there is a Act namely The Delhi Medicare Service Personnel and Medicare Service Institutions (Prevention of Violence and Damage to Property) Act 2008, passed by the Legislative Assembly of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. The act was duly notified in Delhi to prevent such incidences and it has provisions of non-bailable offences for such miscreants, Even though the police is not taking any action against the culprits.
To highlight the issue, a press conference is being called on Thursday, 23rd March 2017 at 1.00 pm at DMA House accompanied by Lunch. You are requested to kindly send your reporter and photographer to attend the same.
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