Support from doctors across India has poured in for the two female resident doctors who were molested in Guru Nanak Dev Hospital (GNDH) on February 4, 2018.
The Federation of Resident Doctors Association-India and United RDA-India, have demanded the sacking of the medical superintendent and deployment of special guards in the hospital to protect the doctors from violence.
So far none of the demands have been met while doctors continue their strike for the sixth consecutive day.
The medical superintendent of GNDH had told one of the female doctors, who was a victim of molestation in the hospital campus, "Sawari Apne Saman Ki Khud Zimmedar Hai" when she informed him about her molestation.
United-RDA, in separate letters to Punjab Chief Minister Amrinder Singh and Health Minister Brahm Mohindra, stated, “United-RDA India demands immediate arrest of all culprits and immediate dismissal of concerned authorities and resignation of medical superintendent for his negligence for responsibilities for the hospital and the residents.”
The doctors’ body added, “We are appalled to see the apathy shown by the medical superintendent while he blamed female doctors for being assaulted by goons. This kind of behavior has sent shock waves among the medical fraternity across the country.”
“Doctors are being targeted and attacked time and again but the administration has failed to provide a safe and secure working environment. All over the country, doctors are facing violence and it is increasing day by day,” reads the FORDA-India statement.
FORDA-India has urged the Punjab government to take immediate measures to apprehend the perpetrators of such heinous crimes and ensure that expeditious justice is meted out to them as per law.