Srinagar: Terming the suspension of their president Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan as political vendetta, the Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Tuesday warned government of an agitation in case the order is not revoked at the earliest.
“By this shameful act of arrest and suspension, DAK is given to understand that social evils in our society are state backed. The arrest and suspension will not deter our resolve and DAK will continue to react on social issues,” a DAK spokesman said in a statement.
“DAK has decided that doctors will wear black bands on Wednesday, May 28 to protest suspension of Dr Nisar. If the suspension order is not revoked immediately, we will be left with no option than to shut down hospitals, and the onus will lie on the government,” he added.
Terming Dr Nisar’s suspension as an “act of desperation and frustration”, the spokesman said the “dictatorial and authoritative tactics” of government has infuriated public and doctors in particular.
“Dr Nisar was booked by police on frivolous case and was arrested while on emergency duty attending sick patients, thus crossing all limits of human rights abuses,” the spokesman said.
“Police deliberately did not submit report in time before court and delayed the grant of bail to Dr Nisar. This was a conspiracy hatched by police so that he is suspended.”
The spokesman said arrest and suspension of Dr Nisar is a vendetta against him which came after DAK issued a statement against highhandedness of police. “Police had entered hospital theatres with shoes and harassed doctors for treating injured youth” he added.
He said the suspension of Dr Nisar will affect patient care and teaching in SMHS Hospital and will make poor and needy to suffer.
“Earlier DAK president was arrested on raising voice against fake drug perpetrators who are still roaming free. DAK is committed to its obligation of raising social issues apart from health-related issues,” the spokesman said.
Meanwhile, Principal Government Medical College, Dr Rafiq Pampori told Kashmir Reader that the suspension was ordered by the government and he had no role in it.
“I’ve not recommend his suspension. The government has taken this decision in this matter,” he added.