By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Apr 17, 2020 12:28 IST
Seven times when Doctors assaulted for Covid19, AIIMS RDA appeals Amit Shah for amendment in Bill

Resident Doctors Association of AIIMS, Delhi has written in letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah highlighting the seven instances where doctors were assaulted while on duty for COVID19. On Friday AIMS RDA wrote a letter to Union Home Minister and asked to bring Bill in prevention of this kind of assault against Doctors and Medical staff. AIIMS RDA highlighted the seven incidences across India when Doctors and Medical staff had face assault including the recent incident of Moradabad.

Appealing amendment in Health Services Personnel and Clinical Establishment Bill, AIIMS RDA highlighted the Moradabad, LNJP Hospital case, Surat, Safdarjung, Bharatpur, Hyderabad and Bhopal cases.

AIMS RDA appeals Amendment in Bill

All India Institute Of Medical Sciences Resident Doctors Association (RDA) wrote a letter to the Union Home Minister Amit Shah and appealed for the implementation of 'The Health Services Personnel and Clinical Establishments (Prohibition of Violence and Damage to Property) Bill. Association mentioned all seven cases of assault of Doctors in letter and appealed to bring an amendment in bill.

RDA said in its letter that 'Inspite of the advisory by Home Ministry to ensure protection to Doctors, there are multiple instances of violence continuing all over the country.’ In addition to highlighting incidences of violence against doctors, RDA said 'we as health professionals are not that scared of infections as that of being assaulted and abused by the very community.’

RDA Mentioned Seven tims when Doctors assaulted

1) A team of Doctors & Medical Staff was attacked by a mob in Moradabad, 15/4/2020.

2) A female Doctor was allegedly assaulted in LNJP Hospital Delhi , 14/4/2020

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AIIMS rda appeals Amendment in bill

Residential Doctors Association of AIIMS, Delhi appealed to Home Minister Amit Shah to implement Heath Services Personnel and Clinical Establishment (Prohibition of Violence and Damage to Property Bill, as proposed by Health Ministry.

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