Medicos protest against alleged harassment by police, Doctors Association calls for wearing black bands

Srinagar: Doctors in Kashmir protested against the alleged harassment of their colleagues by police recently, by assembling in the premises of a Super Speciality Hospital here and holding placards.

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) also announced black-band protest across Jammu and Kashmir following recent incidents in which doctors were allegedly “manhandled, harassed and not allowed to reach their duties amid COVID-19 outbreak.”

On Tuesday, Chief Medical Officer, Bandipora Dr Tajamul Hussain was stopped by police while he was on way to inspect a quarantine centre and sample collection centre in Bandipora.

President DAK, Dr Suhail Naik said in a statement said that in the past 48 hours, three doctors who were on their duty were “harassed and manhandled” by police.

“We are announcing a one day black band protest on Wednesday (27 May) against the accesses by government forces against the healthcare providers,” he said.

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Dr Naik appealed doctors, paramedics, and other related staff of J&K to wear black bands on Wednesday to protest the injustice meted out with the health-care professionals.

“The families of doctors are already uncertain due to COVID-19 threat. Now the families of doctors are more concerned following the unfortunate incidents in the past four days,” he said.

DAK also appealed the government especially the law enforcement agencies to implement the ordinance recently framed by President of India to safeguard the frontline workers.


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