Doctors body demand action against DC Bandipora for alleged misbehaviour with doctor

Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir(DAK), Jammu and Kashmir Doctors Coordination Committee (JKDCC) and Jammu Kashmir Society of Consultant Doctors (JKSCD) Thursday condemned the “inhuman behaviour” of Deputy Commissioner Bandipora with Doctors. “It is very unfortunate that during these trying times and crisis, he has used flight and unparliamentary language with the doctors of Block Hajin and forced them to go for immediate strike,” DAK said in a statement. General Secretary DAK, Dr Owais Dar while strongly condemning the “abnormal” behaviour of deputy commissioner said that such incidents can demoralise the whole fraternity of doctors.

“The crisis has such a huge psychological impact that our frontline warriors need to be supported by sections of society,” he said. President DAK, Dr Suhail Naik said that they would not tolerate such incidents and can go to any extent for the safety and honour of their colleagues. “This is time to relieve all those officers who are patients of power arrogance and are a threat to the stability of a nation,” he said. Jammu and Kashmir Doctors Coordination Committee (JKDCC), an amalgam of various associations of doctors, Thursday condemned the misbehaviour of Deputy Commissioner Bandipora with a senior doctor. Chairman JKDCC, Dr Yousuf Tak in a statement said Dr Muzzafar Zargar posted at medical block Hajin has received a call from the DC Bandipora and the DC has used unparliamentary language and misbehaved with him. “During these trying times administrators should not resort to immoral and unethical behaviour with health care professionals,” he said.

Tak said that it was unfortunate that a DC is behaving such a way which is sending a very wrong to whole doctors fraternity. JKDCC said officer like DC should not misbehave with health officials who are under tremendous pressure due to COVID-19 crisis. “Management of patients is the duty of health officials. Administrators should not interfere in the management course of patients. Interferes by the administration cannot be accepted in any case,” it said. It appealed the Lieutenant Governor led administration to take action against the Deputy Commissioner for such an unacceptable behaviour at a time when doctors are at frontlines to fight COVID -19.

President JKSCD Dr Maajed Jehangeer in a statement made it clear that such “high handedness, overbearing and arbitrary behaviour” will not be tolerated by the doctor community. “District Bandipora has saw a surge in Cobid-19 positive cases and doctors are doing their utmost to fight this battle against all odds,” Dr Jehangeer said, adding, “We want to make it clear that any official having higher authority has to keep in mind the sanctity of this profession. At a time when doctors are risking their lives as well as of their family members in the fight against this disease, this unceremonious behaviour by DC Bandipora is unacceptable,” he said. JKSCD demands a highlevel of inquiry into his behaviour.

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