Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) led by Dr Suhail Naik Thursday expressed its solidarity with the striking resident doctors at SKIMS, who are demanding reinstatement of Director SKIMS, Dr A G Ahanger who was attached to GAD followed by a government order last week.
Speaking on the occasion Dr Mir Mushtaq said that the association stand with the striking medicos of the institute who stand for the just cause, demanding reinstatement of Director SKIMS. “DAK stands with the RDA, as it is the matter of honour and dignity of the highest chair of medical fraternity.”
Dr Mushtaq further said that J&K seems to be the only state, when it comes to doctors, where action follows the inquiry, “last time SDM’s unruly behaviour with a medico was met with no action, and the only assurance came from the government that it will inquire the matter, and what followed is in front of us all” he said.
Same was the case when a police officer threatened a doctor on duty, there too, the assurance was inquiry was given and no action taken, however, in case of doctors, actions comes first and then comes the inquiry, he added.
“We stand in complete solidarity with our colleagues, as it not the issue of resident doctors of SKIMS only, but all of the doctors of J&K state whose esteem is at stake,” he said.
A delegation of DAK led by its Vice President Dr Mohammad Ashraf Mir, in addition to its Senior Executive Member Dr Mir Mushtaq, Joint Secretary Dr Arshad Hussain Trag, Chief Spokesperson Dr Irshad Muntazir, Media & Publicity Secretary Dr Masood ul Hassan visited SKIMS to express Association’s unity with Resident Doctors Association (RDA), SKIMS.
While warning the government that if the Director SKIMS is not reinstated with immediate effect, the strike will take different course with all the doctors across the state joining it. “If the Director SKIMS is not reinstated immediately DAK will be forced to issue a protest programme,” he warned.
Pertinent to mention resident doctors at SKIMS have been striking work for last three days now, with government, as of now, turning a deaf ear towards their demands.