Doctors to observe two hour strike today

Doctors to observe two hour strike today

Demand action against SDM Zainpora for alleged misbehavior with surgeon

Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has called for a two-hour pen-down strike of doctors across the valley on Wednesday to protest and press for action against an official accused of misbehaving with a doctor.
However, major hospitals of city, SKIMS, JVC and GMC associated hospitals, have been exempted from the strike in the interest of patient care.
A statement issued by DAK castigated the “callous approach of authorities in intervening the matter where SDM Zainapora talked rudely and misbehaved with senior consultant surgeon who had come out of operation theater after completing surgical procedures at CHC Zainapora.”
DAK said it has sent a letter to the chief minister, health minister and divisional commissioner about the strike.
Demanding strict action against SDM Syed Kataria, DAK said it has been peacefully protesting the matter, but the authorities were unmoved.
A delegation of DAK led by its president Dr Suhail Naik met Director Health Services Kashmir Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman Tuesday to call for end to “this undue interference and harassment by low rung officers.”
The two hour strike would be held in peripheral health institutes from 10am to 12 am barring emergencies, ICUs and emergency operations. They said the intensity of protests would increase if government fails to take appropriate action against SDM as per service rules.



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