The incidence of violence against an intern doctor in Kolkata on June 10 saw a massive uprising of doctors across India. The protest which initially started in Kolkata gained the support of the medical fraternity from all corners of India.
While speaking about this sensitive issue, BJP MP Hema Malini in Lok Sabha, said, “My concern is about the vicious attacks on doctors in various hospitals across the country. On 17 June, around 8 lakh doctors walked out on all India strike. For saving the life of a patient the doctor goes through a very stressful condition.”
She further said, “They’re our superhero and national asset. We trust God and place equal trust on doctors. There should be a very strict law to protect medical community. The government should make rules to blacklist those who assault doctors, they should be debarred from facilities, including hospitals.”
After several doctors MP’s raised the issue of increasing attack on doctors and medical professionals in the country, the Union Health Ministry is now collecting the data on the instances of doctors attack in India.
On July 2, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey while replying to a written question in Rajya Sabha stated, “The government is collecting information of an attack on doctors and medical staff. And soon will table it in the house.”
On June 10, Dr Paribha Mukherjee, a young doctor was brutally attacked by a violent mob at NRS Medical College, Kolkata.
Doctors and medical professionals in Kolkata had launched a massive protest after an intern doctor at a government medical college and hospital in the city was beaten up and left with a fractured skull over the death of a 75-year-old patient. There were protests and agitation across India in response to this gruesome incident.