‘Doctors’ I-card be considered as curfew pass’
SRINAGAR: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) president, Dr Suhail Naik has expressed anguish and resentment over the alleged misbehaviour by a police officer with a lady doctor.
In a statement, Dr Naik said, “Our colleague was travelling in her personal vehicle to attend duties on Saturday morning and one of the police officer near Cement Bridge, Qamarwari intercepted (her) and asked where she is going as the area is under curfew.”
“The said doctor politely responded that she is going to join emergency duty following which the police officer became furious and hurled choicest abuses upon her which has demoralised the female doctor who is in a state of shock.”
DAK president said the doctor is in mental agony since then and is unable to concentrate on her duties due to this “unwarranted” and “uncalled for” behaviour by the police officer.
DAK has urged the Women Rights Commission to take cognisance of this “unprofessional behaviour” by a police officer and demanded stringent departmental action by higher officers.
Dr Naik said the health department comes under essential services and it is “very deplorable” that police who is there to facilitate doctors’ movement during curfew is resorting to such type of “erratic behaviour”.
DAK has also stressed upon the Director General of Police to intervene in the matter so that such incidents will not be repeated in future. “Identity cards of health employees should be considered as curfew passes,” he demanded.