A nationwide protest known as by the Indian Medical Association over current incidents of violence against healthcare professionals and demanding a central legislation to curb such circumstances, was held on Friday.
The Indian Medical Association (IMA), in an announcement, stated as many as 3.5 lakh medical doctors, with correct Covid protocol, participated within the agitation.
“All across the country, in every state, in different hospitals, the doctors and healthcare professionals wore black badges, ribbons and black shirts, and raised slogans ‘Save the Saviours’ and uploaded their photographs on social media,” the assertion stated.
As many as 3.5 lakh medical doctors, individually and in teams, with correct Covid protocol, participated on this, it stated.
The IMA stated medical professionals from different speciality organisations like ASI, API, FOGSI, amongst others, additionally joined the protest, whereas a number of company hospitals put up hoardings demanding the security of medical doctors.
“In Delhi, in 10 different places, including outside AIIMS, the protest was organised by the doctors, junior doctors and medical students,” it stated within the assertion.
The IMA and its branches additionally submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to make sure security of the medical fraternity and likewise take acceptable motion against individuals concerned in spreading faux information against Covid vaccination and its protocol.
“In many medical colleges, students boycotted their classes and organised virtual students’ parliament in which more than 1,000 students participated. Today, the national president and the secretary-general, IMA met the Union health secretary and submitted the memorandum to him. They also met Delhi Special Police Commissioner and requested for enhancing security for the hospitals,” the assertion stated.
The apex medical physique stated girls medical doctors additionally organised particular protest meets in numerous elements of the nation.
The medical doctors have sought enhanced safety of hospitals and that the hospitals be declared as “protected zones”.
“Those who assault medical doctors or the occupation must be punished underneath the fast-track trial mode. IMA believes that the Government of India will reply to this unified peaceable protest and provoke steps to convey a central legislation, and make sure the medical fraternity serves with out concern within the hospital premises.
“IMA urges that these demands be fulfilled ahead of July 1, the Doctors’ Day, as a gift to the suffering medical fraternity,” the assertion added.
In Delhi, a bunch of medical doctors belonging to each the IMA and FAIMA (Federation of All India Medical Association) stood with placards exterior the AIIMS primary gate to lift their voice on the problem.
The medical doctors, each in authorities and personal sectors, organised standing protest in entrance of the secretariat in Kerala, and in numerous district headquarters moreover hospitals.
About 35,000 medical doctors of the IMA Tamil Nadu department additionally joined the nationwide protest.
“Our members wore black badges as a sign of protest. Our medicare service to the patients remained unaffected,” A Ok Ravikumar, honorary state secretary of IMA, advised PTI.
Cases of violence against medical doctors and different healthcare staff have been reported recently from some elements of the nation, together with Jammu and Kashmir and Assam amongst different locations.
On June 1, a physician at a medical facility in Hojai in Assam was allegedly assaulted by attendants following the loss of life of a affected person affected by Covid and pneumonia at Udali Model Hospital.
The National Human Rights Commission had later taken cognisance of the case and requested the Assam authorities and the state police chief to inquire into the alleged assault and take “needful, preventive and punitive action” within the case.