Senior doctors from civic-run hospitals in Mumbai have come forward to lend their support to resident doctors. On Tuesday, July 23 held a token protest at KEM Hospital.
Their demands were to beef up security arrangements across all civic and government-run hospitals and medical colleges.
The protest was held to as a mark of solidarity towards resident doctors who are at the receiving end, when it comes to attacks on medical professionals. The attacks on medicos are increasing by the day.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Manish Kumar said, “Our token protest was against the rising attacks on doctors. Senior and resident doctors participated in this protest. Throughout the day, all the doctors will be wearing a black ribbon on their shoulders while working in the department.”
Whereas Dr Ravindra Deokar, Prof. (Additional), Forensic Medicine, Seth G S Medical College Mumbai & Secretary, Municipal Medical teachers association, stated, “The cases of attacks on doctors are rising. Till now, only MARD doctors were protesting against such attacks but from now, senior doctors will also join then demanding security for the doctors.”
Doctors assured that during the protest patients services would not be affected.