Doctors across Uttarakhand on Friday performed their duties wearing black badges to express solidarity with the ongoing agitation of junior doctors in West Bengal. The doctors will continue to wear black badges till Monday midnight, IMA's state secretary D D Choudhury said.
He said it is high time the National Security Act is implemented to create a strong deterrent for those who attack doctors on duty anywhere in the country. Resident doctors at several medical facilities all over the state, including the AIIMS, Rishikesh and the Doon Medical College and Hospital here, wore black badges in protest against the incident.
On Monday, a day-long closure of OPD services will be enforced in protest against the incident, Choudhury said, adding emergency operations shall continue as per schedule. Junior doctors in West Bengal have been agitating since Tuesday demanding security for themselves in government hospitals after two of their colleagues were attacked and seriously injured allegedly by relatives of a patient who died at the NRS Medical College and Hospital.
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