ARA DOCS STOP WORK TO PROTEST AS­SAULT

Hindustan Times (Patna) - - NATION - Prashant Ran­jan

ARA: All the out pa­tient de­part­ments (OPDs) at dif­fer­ent health cen­tres in the dis­trict re­mained closed on Satur­day to protest the al­leged heck­ling of doc­tors at Sandesh re­fer­ral hospi­tal on Fri­day af­ter the death of a woman on Fri­day. An emer­gency meet­ing was also held by the lo­cal wing of the Bi­har State Health Ser­vice As­so­ci­a­tion at sadar hospi­tal to dis­cuss fur­ther mea­sures to be taken by the doc­tors.

Con­demn­ing the at­tack by lo­cals, the doc­tors had de­cided to stop med­i­cal ser­vices at the hospi­tal till ad­e­quate se­cu­rity, prefer­ably by Bi­har Mil­i­tary Po­lice (BMP) per­son­nel or armed re­tired army men, were put in place at the hospi­tal. They also de­manded that such se­cu­rity ar­range­ments should be done at all the health cen­tres and hos­pi­tals of the dis­trict.

The protest­ing doc­tors said that un­til proper se­cu­rity ar­range­ments were pro­vided at Sandesh re­fer­ral hospi­tal, they would continue to work from the sadar hospi­tal sit­u­ated at the dis­trict head­quar­ters.

They de­manded that ac­tion must be taken against the guilty per­sons in­volved in at­tack­ing doc­tors on Fri­day un­der the Doc­tors’ Pro­tec­tion Act.

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