ITANAGAR: The Indian Medical Association-Arunachal Pradesh (IMA-AP) unit in an executive body meeting held at Heema Hospital on Tuesday unanimously decided to extend full support to the decision taken by Indian Medical Association to observe “White Alert” on April 22 at 9 pm.
All doctors and other healthcare workers of the State including nurses, technical assistants, lab technicians, etc., will light a candle in hospitals and homes as a protest to ostracization and violence against doctors and medical personnel even during this ongoing pandemic.
IMA-AP president Dr Lobsang Tsetim said that doctors have been abused, beaten up, denied entry into their residence in the wake of COVID-19 at various part of the country.
“We are risking our lives and going out so that the public at large can stay at home and be safe. Till date, 4 doctors – Dr Lakshmi Narayana, Dr Simon Hercules, Dr John L Sailo and Dr Jaya Mohan – have already lost their lives in the line of duty”, he said.
“What we want is a strong Central law against violence on doctors and hospitals. We will go ahead with the “Black Day” declaration on April 23. All the doctors in the State will be working wearing black badges”, he said.