‘Make violence against doctors non-bailable offence’
Srinagar:Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has demanded stringent punishment for the “hooligans” who ruthlessly beat a post graduate resident doctor at Lal Ded (LD) Hospital, Srinagar.
A statement issued by DAK said that it was unfortunate and beyond condemnation that “how can large number of male attendants thrash a female resident doctor with sticks and rods”.
“If such rowdies are not put behind bars and stringently dealt with law of land, social degradation is bound to happen,” said president DAK Dr Suhail Naik.
The statement added that it is due to constant threat of hooligans, that a large number of specialist doctors are leaving the state.
Dr Owais H Dar, General secretary DAK called the incident as shameful and demanded permanent hospital security for the doctors across the state.
“It is high time that the government must bring ordinance where in offence against doctors and damage to hospital infrastructure must be treated as non- bailable crime. Large number of doctors are leaving the state as they feel frightened to work in state hospitals as it is now routine for gundas, poltical workers to create fuss in hospitals to stay in limelight,” Dr Owais added. Vice president DAK, Dr Mohd Ashraf said the situation has reached to alarming level and it is now moral responsibility of civil societies, religious leaders , scholars, educationists to intervene and save the state from brain drain.
Dr Mohd Yusuf Tak who is Convenor of Jammu and Kashmir Doctors Coordination Committee (JKDCC) urged Governor Shri Satya Pal Malik to intervene and bring in the “much needed ordinance for treating voilence against doctors as non-bailable offence”.