Phagwara, june 16
In view of the nation-wide strike call of the Indian Medical Association, the medical fraternity has decided to keep the out-patients departments (OPDs) closed for 24 hours from tomorrow 6 am to Tuesday 6 am against the rising incidents of violence against doctors.
A national protest day was observed by doctors throughout the country on Friday and now, a call has been given by the Indian Medical Association’s national wing for complete bandh for 24 hours, owing to the recent incident in West Bengal, where two young doctors were brutally attacked.
“All OPDs of all hospitals, nursing homes and clinics will remain closed tomorrow (June 17). Only emergency cases will be attended to,” said Dr SPS Sooch, former president of the state IMA and IMA Phagwara president Dr Rajan.
In a press release issued here on Sunday, both IMA office-bearers said the increasing incidents of violence against doctors were very shocking and unfortunate.
The IMA has been demanding a national law against hospital violence for the past many years, but now, it has declared a zero-tolerance policy on violence against doctors and healthcare establishments.