Doctors from across district join Nationwide protest against violence
Source: The Sangai Express

Kpi/Spt/Bpr/Tbl/Jir/Tpl, June 17 2019: As part of the nationwide protest under the aegis of Indian Medical Association (IMA) demanding a comprehensive Central Law to deal with violence against doctors, healthcare staff and hospitals, doctors in Kangpokpi District held a peaceful protest today at District Hospital, Kangpokpi.

The nationwide protests started following an attack at the NRSMCH in Kolkata, a medical college in West Bengal, a week ago which left three junior doctors seriously injured after a dispute with a family whose relative had died.

The protesting doctors in front of District Hospital Kangpokpi held placard which reads, "You say they are God, why treat them like Dog", "Patients are save when doctors are save", "We condemn West Bengal Government", "We stand with NRSMCH, save Medicos, save Doctors, save Humanity", "Don't let white coat turns Red", etc.

Speaking to media persons, Dr Paotinlal Haokip, Medical Superintendent i/c, District Hospital Kangpokpi said that doctors of District Hospital Kangpokpi staged a sit-in protest in support of the All India Withdrawals of Non-essential services (Closing of OPD/OT but normal Emergency Services) in protest against frequent attack on Doctors and to pass a strong law which can safeguard the Doctors and Hospital in future.

He continued that they endorsed and support the IMA which represents more than 300,000 doctors and half-a-million junior doctors, medical students and other staff, demanding tougher punishments for those who attack doctors as well as higher recruitment to support the overworked staff.

He also demands that Hospitals should be declared as "Safe Zones" and security measures and the determinants leading to violence should also be addressed while exemplary punishment of perpetrators of violence should be a component of the Central law and suitable amendments should be brought in IPC and CrPC ensuring effective implementation of Law by incorporating suitable clauses.

SENAPATI: Joining with the rest of the country and as directed by the All Manipur Health Services Doctors Association (AMHSDA), OPD operations came to a halt at District Hospital, Senapati starting from 6 am today.

In a letter addressed to all Chief Medical Officers, all the Medical Superintendents and Medical Officers in-charge of PHC/CHC, general secy of AMGSDA has asked to join the nationwide one day strike from 6 am of June 17 to 6 am of the next day which include no OPDs and routine OT service except emergency and indoor services.

A press statement from AMHSDA mentioned that they condemned the heinous nature of crime committed against the doctors on duty on June 10 at NRS Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal and the subsequent attacks on the Doctors hostel with weapons.

Keeping in view of their commitment towards safe and non-violent working environment for doctors, the AMHSDA stands in support of their colleagues in West Bengal and has decided to support the Indian Medical Associations for the country wide one day strike of work, added the statement.

No untoward incident has been reported during the protest by doctors of Kangpokpi District at Kangpokpi DHQs.

BISHNUPUR: Extending solidarity to the call of nationwide protest by Indian Medical Association across India against the act of violence to two doctors of NRS Medical College in West Bengal on June 10, doctors of District Hospital Bishnupur staged a sit-in protest at the hospital today to vent out their dissent.

Speaking to the media person on the sideline of the protest, Gyneacologist Dr Indevor said that the protest was in support of the strong condemnation by Indian Medical Association against the brutal physical assault of two doctors at West Bengal on June 10 which has left the doctors in a critical condition.

Such attack on doctors has happened in numerous occasion earlier, he said and added that doctors are also human and they make mistake but it does not mean that the public attack them for any minor error.

He also urged the authority concerned to make laws that will protect doctors from such violence and appealed the Govt to slap befitting punishment to those persons involved in the attack of two doctors as per the law of the land.

The protest demonstration was also attended by many doctors including District Medical Superintendent and staff and placard which read as "We want a National Law against violence on Doctors", "Doctors can only treat but not save life", "We want justice", "Justice must be given to the culprit", "We condemn violence at Hospital", "Stop violence against Doctors & Paramedical Staff", "Doctors are not your enemy", "Doctors are at your service", "We stand for Dr Paribaha Mukherjee of NRS Medical College", "Treat us like Human Beings", "Don't make a saving hand as a killing hand", "Stop violence in Hospital premises" were used during the sit-in protest.

OPD services was withdrawn in the different district Hospitals including District Hospital Bishnupur, CHCs, PHCs as part of the protest but emergency cases were attended.

THOUBAL: In support of the protest against the mob violence to doctors of NRS Medical College in West Bengal on June 10 by Indian Medical Association across the country to stop OPD services and other non-essential services from 6 am (June 17) to 6 am (June 18) in Health Care Institutes, Government and Private Hospitals, Doctors and staff of District Hospital Thoubal have withdrawn OPD service at the hospital today.

Speaking to the media person, Medical Officer Dr Ch Memcha said that OPD service in the hospital was withdrawn as per the stand of Indian Medical Association, Manipur Branch in support of the one day strike.

However, emergency and casualty service was opened to the patients.

JIRIBAM: Doctors and staff of 50 Bedded Hospital, Uchachol, Jiribam Distict staged sit-in protest in support of the one day strike called by Indian Medical Association in protest against the brutal attack on doctors of NRS Medical College in West Bengal on June 10 .

As part of the protest, OPD service was closed at the hospital.

TENGNOUPAL: In support of the protest against the mob violence to doctors of NRS Medical College in West Bengal on June 10 by Indian Medical Association across the country to stop OPD services and other non-essential services from 6 am (June 17) to 6 am (June 18) in Health Care Institutes, Government and Private Hospitals, Doctors and staff of Moreh Hospital staged a sit-in protest at the hospital.

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