Indian Medical Association observed nationwide protest day on violence against doctors on Friday, June 14, 2019. The organization had moved into agitation mode following increasing incidences of violence against doctors and healthcare establishments. In a recent incident in West Bengal, Dr. Paribha Mukherjee, a young doctor was brutally attacked by a violent mob at NRS Medical College, Kolkata.
IMA demanded National Law against violence on hospitals has to be brought in urgently. The law should provide a minimum of seven years imprisonment for hospital violence. To ensure that the cases are registered, culprits are arrested and conviction is necessitated, appropriate mandatory provisions as provided in the POCSO act has to be instituted. Hospitals should be declared as special zones and provision of appropriate security should be the responsibility of the state.
As part of the protest all doctors in the country wore black badges on June 14, 2019 Friday. An appeal for the central law against hospital violence was e-mailed to the prime minister and the central home minister by all the 2500 local branches of IMA.
IMA, Nagpur also strongly condemned violence against doctors and met Shrikant Phadke, Officiating Collector and gave memorandum addressed to Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India to him.
Dr. Ashok Adhao, Dr. Milind Naik, Dr. Kush Jhunjhunwala, Dr. Y.S.Deshpande, Dr. Krishna Parate, Dr. Anand Kate, Dr. Manjusha Giri, Dr. Dilip Gode, Dr. Prakash Deo, Dr. Archana Kothari, Dr. Rafat Khan, Dr. Alok Umre, Dr. Archana Deshpande, Dr. Aniruddha Deoke, Dr. Avinash Wase, Dr. Gauri Arora, Dr. Dinesh Agrawal, Dr. Sanjay Deotale, Dr, Sanjay Deshpande, Dr. Vandana Kate, Dr. Vivek Gadge, Dr. Rishi Lodaya, Dr. Milind Bhrushundi, Dr. Kelkar and many others were prominently present.
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