A nationwide movement 'Stop Medical Terrorism' was initiated today by a group of victims of medical negligence and supporters of the cause under the platform of Dr Anamika Ray Memorial Trust, Guwahati, demanding better health care services in India.
At its first advocacy meet, Dr Putul Mahanta, researcher of medico legal practices at Tezpur Medical College, spoke about the growing rate of medico legal issues in the country and their root causes.
Another speaker R Chandranathan, Additional Director General of Assam Police, expressed his views on combating the alleged criminal negligence of medical profession.
Prof Srinath Baruah, former Vice Chancellor of Krishna Kanta Handique Open University, said 90 per cent doctors are dedicated and only a few are selfish.
He advocated that all surgical operations be video recorded for transparency.
A few victims of this movement also shared their views on the pain, and humiliation that patients and their family members face because of 'harassment' by doctors.
Dr Ankuran Dutta, convenor of this movement and managing trustee of Dr Anamika Ray Memorial Trust, urged all the victims and well wishers to support this movement by sending an SMS with the text JOIN ATRUST to 9220092200 or by giving a missed call to 02262116842.
At the meeting it was resolved that June 25 will be organised as the nationwide protest day against 'medical terrorism' and July 19 will be observed as the Anti-Medical Terrorism Day.