Doctors going for 2-hours pen-down on Wednesday over Zainpora incident

SRINAGAR: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has castigated the “callous approach” of authorities in intervening in the matter where SDM Zainapora misbehaved with senior consultant surgeon who had come out of Operation Theatre after completing surgical procedures at CHC Zainapora.

The Association 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 the Ministerial level seems to be unmoved about the incident which is utterly shameful and deplorable, a statement issued by the DAK said.

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 & harassment 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 tomorrow and in that context a letter has been shot to CM Mehbooba Mufti, Health Minister Bali Bhagat, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Khan and all the hospital administrators across state.

In a Statement Dr Suhail Naik said, keeping patient care as top most priority DAK tried its level best to highlight this grave issue peacefully but unfortunately Government, Health & 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 Govt. fails to take appropriate action against SDM as per service rules.

Moreover, DAK appeals the public to cooperate with us in this moment of agony and gloom among health personnel. DAK has written a detailed letter to the Chief Minister seeking action against the SDM.

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