Assault on health workers: Assam junior doctors observe black day
Guwahati: Protesting against the recent attack on health workers, including a doctor by police personnel in Chirang district of the state, the Junior Doctors Association (JDA) of Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Assam has decided to observe a black day on Wednesday by wearing black badges while performing their duties as a mark of protest.
Apart from the JDA, the National Medicos Organisation (NMO), Assam, has also condemned the incident demanding strong and immediate action into this matter. “The doctors’ body is now waiting for a thorough probe into the matter to identify and punish all the guilty persons,” a statement said.
Meanwhile, on charges of misconduct and negligence of duty, the Chirang SP has suspended officer-in-charge of Amguri Police Station, Surachandra Doley, with immediate effect.
The police officer allegedly assaulted some of the frontline health workers during their duty creating massive resentment among the citizens in Chirang district.
The incident happened when medical staff from Kajalgaon, had travelled to Amteka area on Sunday along the Indo-Bhutan border area in Chirang district. They were assaulted in front of Amteka MPCH.
Medical staff were identified as Dr Madhurjya Kakoti, accountant Nitu Das and pharmacist Raju Boro who are from Kajalgaon.