JORHAT: The Junior Doctors' Association, Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) on Wednesday boycotted services of the hospital in protest against the brutal assault on a junior doctor, Seuj Kumar Senapaty in a COVID Care Centre at Udali in Hojai on Monday night by the kin of a patient who had died.
Protest Against Brutal Attack on Jr Doctor in Hojai, Assam
Several senior doctors carrying placards and wearing black badges staged the protest in front of the Casualty section of the hospital. Dr Arijit Rumu Baruah, general secretary of Junior Doctor Association, JMCH, said that only COVID treatment and emergency services were open.
"We strongly condemn the brutal assault and it is disheartening to witness such an incident despite all the tireless efforts that the doctors have been putting since more than a year for the ongoing pandemic," he said.
The IMA Assam State Branch in a release condemned in all strongest terms the barbaric assault on the freshly passed out doctor, Dr. Seuj Kumar Senapati. "IMA and all the doctors are at a loss at this gruesome reward to a frontline worker on COVID duty. IMA demands immediate arrest of all the culprits and booking them under all stringent laws of the land. IMA cautions the government that the medical fraternity is finding it extremely difficult to control emotions at this hour of public health emergency," Dr. Satyajit Borah, IMA State president and Dr. Sikha Sarma, Honorary State Secretary, Indian Medical Association, Assam State Branch, stated.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted that 24 culprits involved in the barbaric attack on Dr Seuj Kumar Senapati had been arrested by Hojai police. "I am personally monitoring this investigation and I promise that all the culprits will be swiftly brought to justice," the Chief Minister said.