Nair hospital doctors hold candle march for #JusticeForDipali

Doctors attached to Mumbai's civic run Nair hospital, had held a candle march to support #JusticeForDipali campaign on Thursday, April 05. Dipali Lahamate, a 24-year-old dental intern student had died in a hit and run case in Mumbai. Doctors are protesting to get justice for their beloved colleague

Nair hospital doctors hold candle march for #JusticeForDipali

Doctors working with Mumbai’s Nair hospital, had held a candle march protesting to get justice for Dipali Lahamate

Around 350 doctors had participated in the candle march showing their solidarity for their deceased colleague. Intern and senior doctors had participated in the candle march

Doctors demanded stern action against the accused driver, who had hit Dipali on Marine Drive, while she was trying to cross the road. Dipali had died after battling for her life, for four days.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Neelam Andred, Dean of Nair Dental College said, “We had organised a condolence meeting on Wednesday. During the meet, her parents and brother were also present. On Thursday, intern doctors working with Nair hospital have held a candle march demanding stern action against the accused.”

After Dipali’s death, doctors had started an online petition to get justice for her. Dipali passed away on March 30 by succumbing to her injuries.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, an intern doctor who had participated in the march, Dr Bani Avadhan said, “So far no action has been taken against the driver. This has fuelled the on-going anger amongst the doctors. We all are with Dipali, and want justice for her.”