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Mob manhandles doctor, AIIMS-RDA seeks Karnataka minister's intervention

AIIMS RDA President Dr Amarinder Singh Malhi
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AIIMS RDA President Dr Amarinder Singh Malhi

After a female postgraduate of the department of Opthalmology at Minto Hospital (Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute) was manhandled by a mob claiming to be members of an association named Kannada Rakshana Vedike, AIIMS Resident Doctors Association (RDA) has urged the state Medical Education Minister to initiate strong action to safeguard the profession and professionals.

“We the Resident Doctors Association of AIIMS express our solidarity with the RDA of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and condemn the hooligan attitude of the so called protectors of Kannada. Such people are a threat to our society and we urge you, Sir, to initiate a strong action to safeguard our profession and professionals,” RDA President Dr Amarinder Singh Malhi has said in a letter to the minister.

Strongly supporting the protest of the RDA of BMC & RI, the letter stated, “All demands should be met as early as possible, which include immediate legal action in the form of arrest of Ashwini Gowda and her associates, public apology to be rendered by the aforementioned accused in front of Media and all the doctors of Minto Hospital, immediate response team should be in place to take action on any such further incidents of trespassing/public nuisance created by mobs/vigilante organizations and to enhance the existing security systems in all the sensitive areas of the hospitals.”

Meanwhile, the protest by junior doctors in all Government Medical Colleges in Karnataka has entered the 5th day today.


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