Docs take out protest march

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 31 Jan 2019 10:58:20


Staff Reporter,


Doctors in twin cities of Durg as well as Bhilainagar were on a day-long strike on Wednesday to protest against a rise in the cases of violation against their fellow healthcare professionals, recently reported at one of the premier healthcare unit in steel city.

The bandh was called by Indian Medical Association (IMA)-Durg district, which supports the Indian Medical Association’s Chhattisgarh chapter, a protest march for violence incidence against doctors reported at premier hospital of steel city recently. More than 500 doctors showed their protest and participated in the protest movement held near education department of the district.

All private hospitals as well as public hospital cancelled all out-patient department (OPD) appointments scheduled on Wednesday and have extended their support to the bandh. However, their emergency services were remained open. It also aims to address the medical fraternity’s demands, which include a stringent central act against violence, single-window accountability with no criminal charges on doctors without intent to harm a patient, and single-window registration of doctors and medical establishments. ‘It is enough and we cannot tolerate these things at all. There is need of police protection to all doctors’ said Dr. K Thakur of IMA Chhattisgarh chapter.

Due to this strike and cancellation of OPDs in all hospitals caused problems to hundreds of patients who returned without getting treatment and medicine from doctors.