SRINAGAR: Doctors and paramedics on Monday held protests by wearing black badges around their arms against the alleged misbehaviour of SDM Zainapora with a consultant surgeon on Saturday at CHC Zainapora, Shopian.
The call for protest was given by Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) led by Dr Suhail Naik and supported by J&K Doctors Coordination Committee, (JKDCC) – an amalgam of various doctors associations across the state.
In a statement, Dr Naik condemned the “ill treatment” of the doctor by SDM and sought action against the SDM.
He threatened of pen down strike if no action is taken against the erring official.
The strike will be followed by intensified agitation programme the onus of which will lie exclusively on government, he said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the convener JKDCC Dr M Yousuf Tak has supported the stand of DAK and stressed upon authorities to take immediate action in the matter failing which the health personnel has no choice but to launch a state wide agitation.
DAK has appreciated the paramedical associations which supported the cause. It also sent memorandum to chief minister, health minister, divisional commissioner, Kashmir, Director Health Services Kashmir, and DDC Shopian for intervening in “this grave matter so that morale of medical professionals is not dented”.