Nissar Shaheen :
Doctors Assocition Kashmir(DAK) in a communiqué said that a two hour pen down strike from 10:00 AM to 12:00PM was held on wednesday by doctors, paramedics and technical staff in all the District, Sub District, Primary and Community Health centres of the Jammu, Kashmir,Ladakh and Chenab Valley against Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) ,Mr Syed Katari (SDM), Zainapora.The said officer had used the abusive language against a consultant surgeon in Sub District Hospital(SDH),Zainapora,Shopian few days back who was on duty that dayand had just come out of an operation theatre after completing a day long surgery.
Dr Naik said that doctors,paramedics and technical staff started with a black band protest on monday and tuesday keeping the patient care and public suffering in mind but when no action was taken against
the concerned SDM we were forced for this pen down strike keeping it as the last option.”It seems administration is least bothered about the patient care and is using harsh attitude by turning deaf ear to
our demands” he further said. The strike was supported by Jammu Kashmir Doctors Coordination
Committee(JKDCC),Doctors Association Jammu (DAJ),Resident Doctors Association (RDA),Sgr and Jmu,Society of Consultant Doctors (SCD), Jammu Kashmir Society of Dental Surgeons (JKSDS),National Health Mission (NHM), Private Practitioners Association.
DAK stresses upon the government to take immediate action against the SDM so that faith and self respect of doctors is restored otherwise we will be forced to shut down the hospitals completely and all the onus will lie on the government.