Doctors to observe two hour pen down strike on Wednesday
Srinagar, Dec 5: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has castigated the callous approach of authorities in intervening the matter where SDM Zainapora talked rudely and misbehaved with senior consultant surgeon who had come out of Operation Theater after completing surgical procedures at CHC Zainapora in South Kashmir.
“DAK has been peacefully protesting since yesterday to stress authorities to take disciplinary action against the concerned SDM but the authorities both at the Directorate and Ministerial level seem to be unmoved about the incident which is utterly shameful and deplorable,” reads a statement issued by the Association.
A delegation of DAK led by its president Dr Suhail Naik met Director Health Services Kashmir Dr Saleem ur Rehman today wherein the delegation demanded that a strict action to be taken against the SDM and to stop this undue interference &harasssement by low rung officers. He assured the delegation of resolving the matter but DAK is skeptical about the outcome and it has been decided to go ahead with 2 hour pen down strike on Wednesday and in that context a letter has been shot to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Health Minister Bali Bhagat, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Khan and all the hospital administrators across state.
Pertinently, a video had gone viral in which SDM Zainapora can be seen shouting at a Surgeon.
Dr Suhail Naik said that, keeping patient care as top most priority DAK tried its level best to highlight this grave issue peacefully but unfortunately Government Health and District Administration failed miserably which leaves us with no option but to go for 2 hour pen down strike from 10 am to 12 o’clock tomorrow barring emergencies, ICUs and emergency operations. “The intensity of protests will increase if Government fails to take appropriate action against SDM as per service rules,” the statement reads. Moreover DAK appeals the public to cooperate with us in this moment of agony and gloom among health personnel. (CNS)