Police said that some people roughed up Dr Dipankar Debnath till he became unconscious on Thursday, after a pregnant woman died at the hospital. Five people were arrested in connection with the incident, but they got bail from a lower court.
Debnath is now under treatment at the Govind Ballabh Pant Medical College and Hospital, where his condition is said to be "out of danger".
Protesting against the incident, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and the All Tripura Government Doctors' Association (ATGDA), the two main bodies of doctors in the state, said that at least 10 such incidents of manhandling of doctors at different state hospitals have occurred over the past one year.
The IMA-Tripura chapter and the ATGDA have jointly demanded trials of the accused in these case in fast-track courts and setting up of permanent police pickets in government hospitals.
"We would do only routine work in hospitals and wait for a week to see the government action. If we are not satisfied with it, all the doctors, nurses and health workers would resign en-masse," Chakraborty told the media.
"A lower court has granted them interim bail. I have asked the Director General of Police and Advocate General to file a petition in the higher court to make sure that the bail is rejected. Our government would not tolerate any such attacks. Strict action will be taken," he said.
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