UPDATED: JULY 16, 2016
The Delhi Medical Council (DMC) has decided to come out with a white paper on how government bodies, public, doctors and the Council should respond to assault on doctors at workplace.
At a meeting held with various stakeholders, the Council discussed solutions to curb violence unleashed by relatives of patients across hospitals.
“The public should be sensitised through the media, and women doctors should be given more protection,” said Dr. Pankaj Solanki, president, Federation of Doctors’ Association (FORDA).
Dr. Girish Tyagi, Registrar, DMC, said: “There will be guidelines on how to go about if there is a shortage of manpower or a machine is not working. The role of the government and the police in such situations will also be analysed.’’
Representatives of the police, FORDA, Indian Medical Association, and Delhi Medical Association were present at the meeting.
Doctors have time and again gone on strikes to demand secure work environments.
Recently, a mob vandalised property and abused staff at Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital in Rohini following the death of a patient.
Courtesy: The Hindu
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