Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) said on Wednesday that August 17 would be observed as a Black Day and all the medical and non-medical staff of Health and Medical Education Department on duty will wear black bands against the civilians killings and the unabated use of pellet guns. DAK president Dr GM Mir appealed to the health staff to hold placards and demand an end to all lethal weapons which have devoured lives of innocent youths.
“Yesterday forces had entered Sub District Hospital Sopore where they harassed the medical staff on duty.The forces had barged into the labour room also which led to fear among female patients admitted there. Unruly scenes like these are becoming a norm during this unrest across various health institutes,” Mir said.
He said hospitals have become battlefield wherein forces and some miscreants oftenly barge and it has created a fear psychosis in the minds of health personnel.
“Staff at work across valley is now feeling deeply traumatised and completely unsafe while performing duties,” he added.
“Pellet gun is taking toll on the lives of Kashmiris, especially their eyes and vital organs which is extremely shameful. Kashmir has been witnessing unabated use of pellets from past month that has killed more than 50 people and blinded scores including little children,” while demanding an end complete end to the killing spree.