Dr. Naseer along with his staff, while he was attending patients in routine, was thrashed by a groups of people early morning at SDH Bandipora. The doctor, along with his team was attending patients when at 9 am a case of Road Traffic Accident was brought to him by some attendants. The Doctor reported that he was busy with treating patients, when a case of mild injury was brought in and he told them to wait for some time. The attendants got impatient and berserk on hearing this and assaulted the doctor then and there. The doctor was admitted in SKIMS with severe head and face injuries and has been advised for CT scan and other investigative procedures. He has also been advised a neurosurgical consultation. The doctor appealed for lodging an FIR and the health authorities and the District administration have assured that strong measures will be taken to nab the culprits.
A similar case of manhandling was reported yesterday midnight at Block Saller, District Anantnag where Dr Sajad along with paramedic staff Mr Mushtaq was assaulted by some unruly mob. These acts of cowardice by ill mannered bunch of hooligans are creating a dent in the sacred doctor-patient bond.
Doctors Association Kashmir also condemned the repeated cases of manhandling of doctors and damage to hospital infrastructure by unruly mobs and said that such cases should be made cognizable offence.