Doctors protest Dr Nisar’s suspension, wear black bands

SRINAGAR: The members of the Doctors Association Kashmir Friday wore black bands to observe the Doctor’s Day as ‘black day’ and to protest the continued suspension of Dr Nisar ul Hassan.
In a statement, a DAK spokesman said that they held the token protest against the unjustified and illegal suspension of DAK president.
“Dr Nisar was suspended in May 2014 for raising his voice against spurious drugs in which some higher ups were involved. People of the valley were going to the hospitals with a hope to get treated but instead were given poison,” he added.
The spokesman quoting DAK president Dr Nisar ul Hassan said his endeavors in highlighting frauds in the Health department should have been lauded “rather than unleashing reign of terror and subjugation against him.”
The spokesman said that Doctors Day was celebrated to salute the spirit of dedication but in Kashmir dedicated doctors were being punished.
“We have no reason to celebrate Doctor’s day as we are even denied the right to express our free opinion. We are choked here, we are not allowed to breathe.”
Spokesman said that Dr Nisar was victimized for raising voice against the sufferings and miseries of patients in hospitals.
“Patients in hospitals are dying for want of life saving equipments. People in rural areas are dying of simple infections because of lack of doctors.”