COIMBATORE: More than 100 doctors staged a dharna in front of the government hospital here on Friday to protest against the assault of a junior doctor in Kolkata. Doctor members of the Coimbatore chapter of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Tamil Nadu Doctors Association participated in the dharna.
Slogans were raised, condemning the attack on a junior doctor of a Kolkata hospital who was assaulted by relatives of a patient who died in a Kolkata-based hospital. The protesting doctors demanded protection of the medical fraternity. They shouted slogans demanding safety at the workplace and held placards that read ‘zero tolerance’.
Speaking to DC at the dharna-site, Dr K. Mariappan, president of the IMA, Coimbatore chapter said, “our association has been demanding the immediate implementation of a national law against hospital violence. The World Medical Association has also passed a resolution against violence on healthcare establishments and urged stronger legislation against this menace,” he said.
As a mark of protest, doctor members of the various IMA chapters across the country wore black badges on Friday. However, work was not boycotted....