ABVP condemns attack on NRS doctors; Hospital services affected
West Bengal

ABVP condemns attack on NRS doctors; Hospital services affected

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Kolkata, Jun 11 : The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) today condemned mob attack on NRS doctors and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits. Dr Indranil Khan, ABVP vice-president, West Bengal, said, ' The ABVP demands immediate arrest of the assailants by identifying the attackers from CCTV and social media videos and be booked under IPC Section 320 (Grievous Injury) among other sections.

' We pray for the recovery of the injured junior doctors of NRS Medical College and at the same time express our concern on the deteriorating law and order situation in the heart of Kolkata along with other parts of the state, ' Dr Khan said and urged Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to look into such attacks on government officers on duty and punish the attackers irrespective of their political or any other identity.' Doctors don’t see colour during discharge of their duties nor should colour be a criteria for not arresting the attacker of a government officer on duty, ' he said adding, ' Mobocracy cannot be the order of the day and can never be tolerated. Any allegation of medical negligence can be addressed through appropriate forums and doesn’t require mob terror. '

' We will be submitting a detailed report on this violence to the Governor and Union Health Minister, ' stated Dr Khan.Meanwhile, services at the NRS Medical College and Hospital in the city were today badly affected after junior medics resorted to strike in protest against roughing up some of their colleagues by patient party inside the campus at Sealdah late last night.The situation turned worse when the striking medics locked up two main gates preventing people from entering since morning. In retaliation the outdoor patients put up road blockade on busy road connecting Chowringee and Sealdah station.

However, the policemen cleared the blockade before a fisticuff ensued between the uniform men and outdoor patients.The medics up posters and placards on the front gate and wall of the campus saying they were not against the services but needed security from being attacked by the outsiders. The medics and patient party dispute after death is not new in the city where both doctors and patients fighting against each other openly.

The trouble ensued after 10-year-old Sagar Mondal died last night. But the victim's family alleged that the negligence of the hospital and medics led to the premature death. Trouble cropped up and after heated words were exchanged the medics attacked the patient party inside the campus. They also and detained the body. A medic also received serious head injury after being hit by a brick and was admitted to the hospital. There was no official words from the authorities , but police said the
body had been taken for post mortem. The agitating medics said their protest would continue until their injured colleague recovers. (UNI)