Firing incident at DH Shopian shameful, dastardly: DAK

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SRINAGAR: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has taken a strong note of the firing incident inside District Hospital (DH) Shopian by police personnel.
DAK president Dr Suhail Naik in a statement said that it is a matter of great shame that police personnel resorted to indiscriminate firing inside the premises of DH Shopian when they barged into the hospital to retrieve a dead body.
“In addition to this dastardly act, they also damaged the hospital property. It is sheer luck that none of the staff was injured or killed in this incident. Doctors and other staff are still in a state of mental shock and are not able to deliver their duties effectively since this unfortunate incident,” he said.
Dr Naik added, “According to Geneva Convention, in the war zones, hospitals and ambulances are spared but it is very unfortunate these rules are thrown in the trash in this part of the world and we are at the receiving end by becoming easy targets. Police, the law protectors, are acting as law damagers by resorting to such type of hooliganism.”
Jammu and Kashmir Doctors Coordination Committee also expressed dismay on hearing upon this shameful incident and expressed concern over the conditions in which the doctors have to work.
DAK stresses upon the Director General of Police S P Vaid to intervene in the grave issue and issue advisory to his men for proper behaviour with hospital staff so that doctors can deliver duties fearlessly and with confidence.
“If immediate steps are not taken, we would be forced to take extreme steps which will be detrimental for state healthcare and whole onus will lie with the government,” DAK president warned.