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73 Year old Elderly doctor Dr Deben Dutta assaulted to death in Assam tea garden following worker death

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73 Year old Elderly doctor Dr Deben Dutta assaulted to death in Assam tea garden following worker death

Assam: Showing that brutality against doctors has reached limitless heights, as a 73 year senior doctors was brutally assaulted to death by tea planters following the death of a patient

The elderly doctor of a tea estate in Assam’s Jorhat district has succumbed to his injuries allegedly inflicted by garden workers following the death of one of their colleagues who was undergoing treatment at a hospital in the plantation, officials said.

The incident occurred at Teok tea estate on August 31.

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“The garden doctor, 73-year-old Dr Deben Dutta was assaulted following the death of one Somra Majhi who was undergoing treatment at the estate’s hospital,” a statement by Jorhat district Deputy Commissioner Roshni Aparanji Korati said.

Korati said tea garden workers had gheraoed the hospital and Dr Dutta had to be rescued by the police.

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He was shifted to Jorhat Medical College and Hospital, where he died while undergoing treatment, she said.

A magisterial enquiry has been ordered and Additional Deputy Commissioner Subhan Gowalla has been asked to submit a report in seven days, she added.

The deputy commission said follow-up action into the incident has been initiated and situation is under control.

Meanwhile, Assam Valley Consultative Committee of Plantation Associations (CCPA) has condemned the incident.

“Mindless and murderous assault perpetrated on the Medical Officer of Teok Tea Estate while he was on duty in the Estate Hospital,” it said.

The Assam Valley CCPA has urged authorities concerned to apprehend those responsible for the assault and demanded strict action against them.

IMA calls shutdown

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) Assam state branch has announced a 24-hour strike in the state on September 3.

“As a mark of protest against the gruesome incidences and no conviction in previous cases, failure on part of the government to provide security to the doctors, IMA Assam state branch most hesitantly calls for a ’24-hours withdrawal of medical services excluding emergency’ by doctors all over the state from 6 am of September 3 to 6 am of September 4,” a press release by IMA Assam state branch said.



Source: agency reports
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    Girija Sivakumar September 3, 2019, 7:11 am

    Big shame on the part of Assam security force in the rural areas. For that matter not only Assam, everywhwere it is lacking in rural and tribal areas across the country. High time Center should take stringent action against these public arrogance against doctors.

  2. Why only Assam branch protesting. Why not the whole country like when a doctor was assaulted in Kolkata
    recently?

  3. Absolutely ridiculous, culprits should be taken to task.

  4. If such state of affairs will continue the future generations will hesitate to pursue medical courses as profession and the country will suffer a lot.


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