Doctors Suspend Work To Protest Molestation Bid By Kashmir’s Health Minister

Doctors Suspend Work To Protest Molestation Bid By Kashmir’s Health Minister

8 February 2014
Authint Mail


Srinagar: Demanding punishment for the accused Congress leader and J&K’s former health minister, doctors and para-medical staff Saturday staged a protest outside Sri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital in summer capital Srinagar. Reports said work was suspended at almost all the hospitals of Kashmir in wake of the incident of molestation by former health minister Shabir Ahmad Khan who has resigned from his post. However, emergency services were not affected due to the strike call which was given by Doctors Association of Kashmir. Scores of doctors and para-medical staff assembled outside SMHS hospital and staged a peaceful protest, urging the police administration to nab Khan. The protesting doctors termed the incident shameful and said that such incidents bring disrepute to the medical profession that is known for humility and nobility. Due to strike of the doctors, the normal functioning got affected in the Kashmir hospitals. The patients had to wait hours at the OPD block due to the suspension of work by the doctors. However, the senior doctors attended their duties at OPD block and attended patients inside the wards to lessen the impact of the strike of. President, Doctors Association Kashmir, Dr Nisar-ul-Hasan told CNS that Saturday’s protest and strike was symbolic to show solidarity with the complainant and all others who have been suffering at the hands of ‘sexual predators’. “If the accused politician is not given exemplary punished and arrested, we will call for indefinite strike,” he said.