Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Wednesday condemned thrashing of a medical officer at Sub-district hospital Pattan.
In a statement, president DAK Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan said that Dr Manzoor was attending a critically sick patient on January 12 at around 7.30 pm when another patient along with few attendants barged into the emergency room and resorted to unprovoked thrashing of doctor.
“We are anguished with the repeated physical assaults on doctors and there seems to be no end to it. Doctors work in most difficult conditions without even basic facilities in peripheral hospitals,” he said.
Hassan said that it was because of government’s “insensitiveness and indifference” towards priority sector that doctors have to face public wrath.
“Government, in order to cover up its inefficiencies, project doctors as villains and have broken the age old patient-doctor bond,” he added.
He said that it has become difficult for doctors to work in such hostile atmosphere and a lot of doctors have left the valley because of such thrashings.
“Government has failed to come out with an ordinance wherein a person manhandling a doctor should get a non-bailable warrant which has prevented violence against doctors in other states,” he demanded.