Soon, all government hospitals will have boards put up on their respective premises over the consequences of attacking medical staffers.

Instructions in this regard have been received by the Nashik civil surgeon from the state health department.

Attacks on doctors and nurses have become a regular phenomenon in government hospitals over deaths of patients, allegations about wrong treatment and alleged delay in treatment.

The Nashik Civil Hospital and Bytco Hospital in Nashik Road city have seen several attacks on doctors and nurses in the past.

Senior officials said many doctors and nurses refuse duties at some hospitals of the district only because of the past history of attacks on the staffers at these health hubs.
The officials added that the medical staffers at government hospitals were the easiest targets for politicians and public representatives and even small- time hooligans to display their “guts”.

Many doctors said the attacks only discourageed the medical staffers from doing their basic duty they were expected to do in hospitals.

Suresh Jagdale, civil surgeon of the Nashik civil hospital, said the boards to be put up on the premises of the hospital will carry the message of consequences of attacking doctors, including the section of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) under which the offenders could be booked by the police and tried in the court of law.

Jagdale said the boards will be put up at the Nashik civil hospital, the general hospital in Malegaon as well as other rural hospitals across the district.tnn

Courtesy – Times of India

TNN | Jun 8, 2016, 07.35 AM IST

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