Demanding security, medical officers observe strike after doctor gets shot in open firing at Amritsar hospital
Amritsar: Suggesting that the hospital should not accept any medical-legal work until proper security is provided, doctors under the banner of the Punjab Civil Medical Officers Association (PCMS) went on a strike for a couple of hours in wake of a recent incident, wherein, a medical officer sustained bullet injury during an open fire between two gangs inside the facility.
Expressing concerns over the security of doctors and medical officers employed at emergency wards, the doctors of the hospital went on a two-hour strike held from 10 am to 12-noon on March 16 demanding to ensure the safety of the doctors at all the healthcare facilities.
Commenting on the same, Dr Rohit Rampal, a member of PCMS told Medical Dialogues, " This kind of incidents of violence in healthcare facilities are becoming common day by day. How can we focus our duties with a constant sense of fear? We went on a two-hour-long strike on 16th March so that the authorities should take note of the importance of ensuring the safety of the doctors at all the healthcare facilities. However, we did not stop any emergency services. The incident at the Amritsar Civil hospital where the doctor got shot due to the brawl between two gangs is extremely unfortunate. "