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Doctors, Paramedics Hold Protest in DH Handwara After Attendant allegedly Thrashed Pharmacist


Aatif Qayoom

Srinagar, May 30, (KNS): Doctors and paramedics of district hospital Handwara on Saturday held a protest demonstration after a pharmacist was alleged thrashed by an attendant last evening.

Reports reacting to Kashmir News Service (KNS) said that the doctors and paramedical staff on Saturday morning assembled in hospital premises and started protest against the highhandedness of a local person who allegedly beaten up a pharmacist. Protesting doctors and paramedics were demanding stern action against the accused person.

However police later on reached the spot and assured protestors that action to be taken against the accused.

Reports also said that on Friday evening a pharmacist was injured after an attendant allegedly attacked him in the hospital.

Meanwhile a family member of the accused person told KNS that “his grandmother was dying of pain after which he took her to hospital for treatment where he resorted to heating argument with pharmacist on some medical arrangements which resulted the injury to pharmacist”.

Civil Society members also alleged that hospital lacks doctor-patient relationship as some medicos working in the hospital have not been transferred from decades.

They appealed Lieutenant Government led administration to make necessary arrangement in the hospital and draft a concrete transfer policy regarding doctors and paramedics in the hospital for smooth functioning of the facility. (KNS)