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Assam doctors abstain from work to protest colleague’s killing

The doctors, including junior medical practitioners, in six government medical college hospitals and civil hospitals, family referral units and primary health centres are providing services only at emergency and casualty departments, Health officials said.

Assam doctors abstain from work to protest colleague's killing Dr Deben Dutta, the doctor at a tea garden in Teok, was assaulted following the death of a tea garden worker who was under treatment at the hospital.

Doctors in Assam are observing a 24-hour “withdrawal of non-emergency medical services” across the state on Tuesday to protest against the assault on an elderly doctor at a tea garden that led to his death, officials said.

Seventy three-year-old Dr Deben Dutta had succumbed to his injuries after being assaulted by relatives of a tea garden worker who died while undergoing treatment at a hospital at Teok Tea Estate in Jorhat district on Saturday.

Responding to a call by the Assam unit of the Indian Medical Association, doctors at government and private hospitals as well as consultation chambers are staying away from work from 6 am but attending emergency services, they said.

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The doctors, including junior medical practitioners, in six government medical college hospitals and civil hospitals, family referral units and primary health centres are providing services only at emergency and casualty departments, Health officials said.

The IMA demanded that the government ensures exemplary punishment of the culprits and beef up security measures including installing surveillance cameras in all health establishments including those in tea gardens.

A total of 26 people have been taken into custody from Teok tea estate.

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Inspector General of Police (law and order) Deepak Kedia had visited the tea estate to take stock of the situation.

Jorhat Deputy Commissioner Roshni Aparanji Korati had ordered a magisterial inquiry into the assault of Dutta, who was working in the tea garden hospital after his retirement without remuneration.

First published on: 03-09-2019 at 11:51:32 am
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