Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
16th June 2019

Assault on doctors and remedies against the same

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Junior doctors in West Bengal are on a strike since Tuesday after two of their colleagues were attacked and seriously injured at the NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata by the relatives of a patient who died. Showing solidarity with their colleagues in Kolkata, doctors across the country have joined the protest. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has called a nationwide strike on Monday.

Violence against doctors is unacceptable and needs to be condemned. The medical fraternity is very disturbed and concerned about the rising incidents of physical violence and assault or attack on doctors and their staff, clinical establishments, etc.

The government of India had constituted an Inter-Ministerial Committee, which had promised to soon enact a central Act for violence against doctors. But, sadly, this has yet to see the light of the day. ...read more

Doctors blame staff shortage & poor infrastructure, not angry relatives for attacks on them

Himani Chandna

Reproduced from: https://theprint.in/india/doctors-blame-staff-shortage-poor-infrastructure-not-angry-relatives-for-attacks-on-them/250249/

Doctors across the country on strike to protest against assault also call for stringent law to act as a deterrence against the violence.

New Delhi: Doctors across the country are showing solidarity with their counterparts in West Bengal where junior doctors are on strike for the fourth consecutive day Friday. The strike was called Tuesday after relatives of a patient assaulted two junior doctors at the NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata. ...read more

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