August 11, 2017

JAMSHEDPUR: The doctors in Steel City have decided to approach the East Singhbhum administration to seek arms licence to protect themselves against attacks by family members of patients. The doctors have also decided to hire services of private security agencies for protection in hospitals.

JAMSHEDPUR: The doctors in Steel City have decided to approach the East Singhbhum administration to seek arms licence to protect themselves against attacks by family members of patients. The doctors have also decided to hire services of private security agencies for protection in hospitals.

Concerned over the frequent recurrence of mob violence at healthcare centres, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has announced to work in co-ordination with the local administration to ensure the safety of the doctors. “Instead of relying on the police for round-the-clock security, we have decided to take the help of private security firms,” Jamshedpur’s IMA secretary Mrityunjay Singh said. He added that further discussion on the matter will be held in the next meeting later during this month.

The IMA functionary also said that all the doctors have been advised to approach the police and apply for arms licence. “We have discussed the issue with the police administration who is finding it a bit difficult to provide security in all hospitals and nursing homes,” the IMA spokesperson said.

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