DAK aghast over ‘assault’ on doctor by HDF employee

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‘Ghastly act has put lives of patients in theatre at stake’
SRINAGAR: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has expressed strong resentment and lodged a protest over the alleged assault on a senior consultant by an employee working on Hospital Development Fund (HDF) at Sub District Hospital (SDH) Sopore.
President DAK Dr Suhail Naik in a statement said, “It is an ignominy and a new low has been set where our consultant anaesthetist was abused physically and verbally by HDF employee in addition to trying to damage the hospital property.”
He said it may not be out of context to say that most of them are “henchmen” of some politicians and have much higher “nuisance value”. He termed it very unfortunate that these people are allowed to work in sacred institutions without prior police and crime verification.
“The services of such ill mannered employees must be terminated at the earliest; that will serve as a deterrent to those who try to create lawlessness in the hospitals,” Dr Suhail said. “Due to the non-transferable nature of their job and appointment in the department without any proper police or CID verification, few of them act as raucous elements in the hospitals, thus are detrimental to the smooth functioning of the healthcare system.”
DAK president stressed upon the concerned authorities that this particular HDF employee should be booked under relevant sections of law for assaulting an on duty doctor and creating nuisance in the surgical theatre.
To curtail such alarming incidents in future, every HDF employee should get a proper verification from police, crime branch and CID   as is the pre requisite during the routine employment, Dr Suhail Naik said.