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Tripura medical staff threatens mass resignation

IANS  |  Agartala 

Doctors and staff at government hospitals in on Friday threatened to resign en-masse demanding action against people who thrashed a at the Gandhi Memorial (IGM) Hospital here.

Police said that some people roughed up Dr 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 and Hospital, where his condition is said to be "out of danger".

Protesting against the incident, the (IMA) and the All 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-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.

ATGDA said that no doctor, or health staff would participate in any voluntary programme including blood donation and health camps from now on.

"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.

promised stern action against the accused persons and appealed to the doctors to not inconvenience the public.

"A lower court has granted them interim bail. I have asked the of Police and 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.

The also assured that police posts would be set up in front of and Hospital and to prevent similar incidents in the future.



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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 17:54 IST