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Medical fraternity condemns attack on doctor in Kolkata

Medical fraternity condemns attack on doctor in Kolkata
Doctors wear black ribbons to lodge a protest against the attack on a doctor Kolkata. Tribune photo

Bathinda, June 14

The medical fraternity in the city has condemned the recent attack on a doctor at a hospital in Kolkata. Members of the Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) Association wore black badges to lodge a protest against the attack. The Bathinda unit of the Association of Physicians of India has written to the Prime Minister for the immediate arrest of the culprits.

To lodge their peaceful protest, members of the PCMS Association continued working on a routine basis while wearing black batches at the Civil Hospital.

Members of the Bathinda IMA also submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner, demanding a safe environment for the medical fraternity.

In a press release, the Association of Physicians of India (API) strongly condemned the brutal assault on two junior doctors of NRS Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata.

Dr Vitull K Gupta, chairman, API’s Malwa Branch, said, “Acts of violence against doctors have been disturbing and will ultimately add to progressive deterioration in the doctor-patient relationship, affecting treatment of the patients at large. Under the circumstances of fear and insecurity, no doctor will be ready to treat serious cases and will adopt defensive medicine.” — TNS


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