From our Correspondent
Itanagar, Aug 17: The Arunachal Pradesh Doctor’s Association (APDA), has demanded to make assault on doctors on duty a cognizable and non-bailable offence by enacting separate Security Act at par with other States in the country.
Citing several example of attacks on doctors and medical staff in the last 15 days, APDA in a memorandum to Health Minister Atum Welly today demanded enhancement of institutional security at all health institutions in the State to restore sense of security and morale of the doctors and medical staff.
Further, police beat post should be placed at all Referral Hospitals in the State, the memorandum said.
“With these chain events of assault, the morale of the doctors and medical personnel have gone down and their prestige hurt beyond redeem,” the memorandum said. The APDA has threatened to launch drastic form of democratic protest if the demands are not met and assault on doctors continues.
It further informed that, APDA has decided to launch democratic protest throughout the State on August 21 by wearing ‘Black Badges’ in protest against lack of institutional security and repeated assaults on doctors on duty and other medical staff.