Imphal, Aug 8,
Large number of doctors today took the street holding banner protesting unprecedented vandalism and assault to doctors on duty by patient party.
Today’s rally was organised by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) Manipur Branch . The rally start from the IMA Manipur Branch office at Lamphel and later snakes through the street of RIMS road and then came back towards Sorbaon Thingel in Uripok where they concluded at the starting point.
There were certain cases of patient party assaulting the doctors at hospital alleging negligence. The latest being the case of July 28 Thoubal district hospital where 2 doctors were brutally assaulted by a patient party over the dead of a 7 years old boy from Kangabok . The two doctors were treated at Raj Medicity. Following that the Thoubal District Hospital remains closed.
“Stop violence against doctor” the banner carried by the doctors wrote.
Vice president of the IMA Manipur branch Dr. T. Rajen while talking to media persons said that there were numerous incidents at which doctors were blamed for the dead of casualty of patients and instead of finding the truth the patient party often assault the doctors or vandalised the hospital infrastructure. In such a situation doctors who are committed to saving life will not be able to render their duty.